Friday, 25 February 2011

Mix_Up_Mayhem Returns, and We've Got the Line Up

After being on a bit of a break since last year Mix_Up_Mayhem returns in March.
Moving to it's new home of Bar Bloc, the first return gig takes place on March 25th, and we've snagged a wee exclusive on who will be playing on the night, but first here's a little re-introduction to what it is.

Mix_Up_Mayhem is the brainchild of Glasgow Podcart's Ally Burton and brings something a bit different to the over crowded live scene. Rather than just play their usual sets the bands taking part are presented with a challenge, they have to throw in a few covers too, as they tackle a well known song, along with a song by one of the other bands playing on the night. Past Mix-Ups have seen performances from Make Sparks, The Winter Tradition, Pacific Theatre, Little Yellow Ukuleles, boygirlanimalcolour, Call Me Ishmael, Any Color Black, Nevada Base and Pooch.

When the line-up for the return gig was whispered to me a few weeks back my eyes went wide, my jaw a little slack, and one thought ran through my head - this will be awesome.

Playing at Mix_Up_Mayhem: The Return are... (drum roll)

An acoustic set to open from Jim McNaulty

Afterwards Bloc's late license will be put to the test, with Amanda Mitchell DJing until 3am, and it is all free.
Hold on to your face, or it just might be blown off.

There's also the promise of Limited Edition T-shirts on sale and exclusive remixes too by Jamie Daisuke Sturt (Oh You Dancer). These will become available afterwards exclusively to those present via download code.

You can find more information about Mix_Up_Mayhem on the Facebook group.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

This Week's Gigs: 21st - 27th February

We've been a bit quiet and crap this week, sorry. Our excuse is that we've been out at loads of gigs instead of sitting at home writing about bands, so let us off this time, please?
Here's what is going on this week, most of which I can't afford to go to.
As usual if I miss something then no one told me about it. You can let me know about any upcoming gigs by emailing and I won't miss them out.

French Wives. LOVEmusic, 5pm, free.
French Wives release their first EP Feel Safe Small on Monday, and celebrate with an instore gig at LOVEmusic (the shop formerly known as Avalanche for those not paying attention) at 5pm.

theapplesofenergy. Mono, free.
Wolf People, Figure 5, Hidden Masters. The Captain's Rest. (Tickets)

The Shape of Folk To Come: Shambles Miller, Shooting Stansfield, Lovers Turn to Monsters. Slouch, free.
Pete Lawrie, Bear Bones. The Captain's Rest.

Read a wee bit more about this, and the Edinburgh gig on Saturday here.
This should be a good one, the line up is ace. Catch some video previews of the bands involved here.
2:54, Johnny Reb. The Arches
Cheap tickets available if you contact Johnny Reb (johnnyrebmusik (at), tell 'em I sent you
Blonde Louis, The Corleones, The Replay, The Boy Next Door. King Tut's (Tickets)

Visit the SAMA website for all the details, and to vote.
Pin Ups Ladies Night. The Flying Duck.
You should know by now that we love the Pin Ups crew. As usual there's an excellent selection of DJs along with live sets from Hannah Peel, Any Color Black and Boycotts. All the details and tickets on the Pin Ups website.

Burnt Island. Avalanche, Edinburgh.
Free instore gig as part of Chaffinch Records taking part in Avalanche's Scottish Label week.
Night Noise Team. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh.
Night Noise Team also happen to have a brand spanking new website, go have a look.
This will also be ace. Being poor is rubbish.

More aceness with a trio of bands we really like round here.
John Knox Sex Club. Captain's Rest