[i][b]PIN UP NIGHTS 8TH BIRTHDAY
THE FLYING DUCK 142 RENFIELD STREET
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 9PM-3AM, £6 (JUST £4 IN ADVANCE!)
LIVE – LAURENCE AND THE SLAB BOYS (MANCHESTER), JOHNNY AND THE GIROS, THE CALLAS (ATHENS, GREECE), ELECTRIC GARDENS
THE PIN UPS DJS PLAYING INDIE, PUNK, SOUL & ELECTROPOP ACROSS 2 ROOMS[/b][/i]
Pin Up Nights is 8! Firstly thanks very much if you made it along to Pin Up Frights last month. An incredible array of costumes and an incredible turnout of about 375 trick or treaters. On the night there was so much happening that we failed to have a showbizzy "best costumes" giveaway, but if you were The Statue of Liberty, Jedward Scissorhands or JFK & Jackie O, then in particular we salute you. Pictures of Guest DJs Carl Barat, Sons & Daughters and all you wonderful fancy-dressed folk are on our lovely new website www.pinupnights.co.uk .
Now, legend has it that there are still some folk alive who attended the first Pin Ups way back in 2003. If they try to speak to you they will no doubt be so grotesquely old and ugly you will run away screaming. However the old beggar might be within your earshot just long enough to mumble through their dentures: "the first one was actually on Friday 13th June 2003". All we can say is "don't you listen to the lies of the ancient and infirm!" A bit like good Radiohead albums, the Pin Ups birthday just seems to be getting later all the time - but it's always been November, except for 2008, when it was October, and look - we don’t have time to wade back any further than that. Confused? Good.
Now, let's be clear. Running Pin Ups parties for 8 years hasn't all been drinking pints of wine at Morrissey's birthday party, or running the disco tent at T in the Park, oh no - but those kind of moments keep you going when you find yourself playing choice cuts from your dusty copy of "Electronic 80s" in order to keep 3 old goth birds on the Beat Club dancefloor. For every time we've found ourselves sharing "jazz cigarettes" with Tony Wilson, receiving Florence Welch's diary as a present, or comparing sideburns with Justin Currie, there's been 2 punters in an otherwise deserted cub, staring out Guest DJs Eddie Argos and Jasper Future. For every rammed sauna-like Woodside Social Club with the Super Furry Animals, there's been a deid Winchester Club for the same guys' DJ set a year later. OK, we are exaggerating for effect, but you get the point. It's Been Emotional. We have been doing this for the music, man. Luckily most of the time it works, and it has been really good fun. If you have been coming along then thank you very much.
Having spent the equivalent of a small nation's GDP on assembling the very intricate Pin Ups Red Light Night in September and Pin Up Frights last month, we have decided to go "back to basics" for our birthday. This means putting the focus back on us Pin Ups chaps as your favourite DJs (stop laughing…) and putting particular effort into booking a very interesting live bill.
Headliners are Laurence and the Slab Boys ( http://soundcloud.com/theslabboys ), a splendid bunch who perform “post-apocalyptic folk” (think a mesh of Cohen, Kills, Dylan and Neu!), having risen from the ashes of the genuinely "big in Europe" Cinematics, and are now based in Manchester and getting loads of radio play. Johnny and the Giros ( http://www.myspace.com/johnnyandthegiros ) hail from Stirling and dish out hi-nrg indiepop. The Callas ( http://thecallas.com ) are coming on tour, all the way from Athens, Greece, and play wonderful melodic rock songs in the vein of the Pixies. And last but not least we are delighted to introduce Electric Gardens to the live, er, arena. We haven't actually heard them yet, but we know Marc from the band and he's cool – so it's not gonna be death metal.
As we have said, after a stellar cast of guests over September and October, the DJs for our birthday party are just us – the Pin Ups chaps, across 2 rooms! This means you can get back to Business As Usual and issue all sorts of threats if we refuse to play "Dancing In The Dark" immediately, pronto, the second you request it.
As a wee birthday treat, and a "thank you" for putting up with the higher door prices of September and October – and just generally for supporting Pin Ups through 8 years of high drama - advance tickets for the 8th Birthday are available for a mere FOUR QUID, available from the store at http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk, in-store or online from Tickets Scotland, or from the bar at The Flying Duck.
Don't delay, snap yours up today!
Cheers, the Pin Ups Chaps.x
ps we are in ever-increasing demand as exciting wedding/engagement/birthday party DJs. If you fancy getting us involved in your celebration, take a look at this booking page for more info - http://www.pinupnights.co.uk/hire-us/