19 March 2012


After 8 years of madness, Glasgow's longest running 'indie, punk, soul & electropop' night, Pinup Nights have decided call it a day, but the gang have decided to go out in style. For their last ever night, "Game Over", they've got one of the most stellar line ups that the Flying Duck will ever have witness which will include live performances by Sonny Marvello, Miaoux Miaoux,  Malcolm Middleton (acoustic); Emma Pollock (acoustic) and The Twilight Sad (acoustic), plus as if that wasn't enough there will of course there will be the classic Pin Ups disco action through until the wee hours of the morning. Tickets for the gig are only £6 and are available here.

Tomorrow night at Oran Mor in Glasgow sees the launch of this Billy Kelly Award Songwriting Award. The songwriting competition was set up in memory of promoter and prominent figure in the Scottish live music community, Billy Kelly. Having started back in 2008 the event aims to provide the opportunity for songwriters of all ages and styles to perform in front of a panel of judges from different aspects of the music industry, and win a £5000 prize. Tomorrow nights fee event which is hosted by Tommy Reilly, kicks off at 8pm, unsigned songwriters, regardless of whether they are solo performers or in bands, are invited to take part. So if you want to find out some more information and get hold of an application form to take part, then get yourself along. Further information on the night can be found over on The Skinny's website.

If you were planning on heading along to Fence's Eye O' the Dug Festival, but haven't already bought a ticket, then I am afraid to say that you're going to be a bit disappointed as they've now sold out online. If you live near St. Andrews then if you're quick you might be in luck as a very small batch will be available for sale in St Andrews tomorrow. Just to rub salt into the wounds they've just added The Shutes, Randolph's Leap, Monoganon, BARBAROSSA and Standard Fare to the  bill - ooft!

In the run up to this years Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, the organisers have decided to put on a series of gigs, starting off this Friday at Stereo where Honey & The Herbs and Helicon will be joined by the new favourite thing ever - Behold The Old Bear (I will continue to bang on about this band until I have converted every last one of you!). Tickets for the gig are £5 on the door and there will be a raffle for a chance to win a pair of festival tickets at the show. Everything else you need to know can be found here.

  Bolero Wunderlich by Honey and the Herbs

  Home space V1 by Behold, the Old Bear

The whole bloggers doing gigs thing really seems to have been catching on, as now Neil who runs the Scottish Fiction blog has decided to get in on the action with his maiden gig. Taking place at the Captain's Rest on Sunday 17th June as part of this years West End Festival, he's roped in four of his favourite local artists, Michael Cassidy, The Spook School, Queen Jane and Saint Death. You can find out more about the gig over on Neil's blog.

And last but certainly not least, Bart from eagleowl is putting on a fundraiser show for Shelter Scotland at The Third Door in Edinburgh. The evening's entertainment comes from none other than My Tiny Robots, ballboy (solo) & The Occasional Flickers, it all kicks off at 8pm, with the promise of party games, a raffle, and Shelter Scotland house DJs all for the bargain price of £6. More information can be found here.

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