Still not sure if you should get out to Define Pop this weekend? Here’s some reasons why you should.
1. Be the envy of children. Kyle Wood, AKA Lovers Turn To Monsters, sings the theme tune to Dennis and Gnasher, CBBC’s new Dennis the Menace cartoon. Theme tune written by Iain Cook, formerly of Aereogramme for extra Scottish indie cred. See him on Sunday and tell your children/nieces & nephews/random kids at the swing park* Also, download that theme tune here.
2. Meet me. Alright, rubbish reason, but I’m a fairly nice guy really. Feel free to buy me a pint, I’ll be your pal forever. Or you can just mock my bunny ears.
3. See Glasgow’s biggest band. The Second Hand Marching Band play on Sunday. At last count there was about 500 of them. If bored you can play “spot the member of SHMB” and kill time between acts.
4. Meet the Glasgow PodcART crew. Ali, Sean, Halina, Nicola and Louise are significantly more awesome than me. Go say hi to them, you might even get on their next podcast.
5. The football will be rubbish. Wales Vs Scotland will be a terrible game of football, avoid the end of it by getting yourself into The Flying Duck in time for Little Yellow Ukuleles at 4.40.
6. Value for money. Seven quid a day for a whole bunch of bands (maybe cheaper if you ask the right people) is hard to argue with. The Flying Duck doesn’t gouge you on drink prices either.
7. Great bands. Making that low price even more tempting is the line up. There’s some really great bands playing over the weekend. If you can find a better selection of up and coming unsigned artists playing under one roof I’ll be very surprised. In a few years time you’ll be able to boast that you saw them in a tiny wee place in Glasgow. Define Pop’s Wull Swales has done an excellent job putting this together, you should reward him by going along.
8. Pretty people. Shallow enough to only care about a band if they are attractive? Well you are in luck, there’s some good looking folks playing. It’s a better deal if you like boys admittedly, but there’s some lovely ladies playing too.
9. Marvel at one man’s noise. Sunday, 5.30pm. With apologies to Lad Lazarus who are on the other stage at the same time I advise everyone who can to see Esperi. After blowing me away the other week I can’t stress enough how mesmerising it is to see esperi perform live. Especially if Chris plays Cats and Dogs.
10. Two stages, one place. No need to be out in the cold. Unless, like me, you smoke that is.
*Aye Tunes does not condone hanging round swing parks and talking to strange children. Apart from anything else they are likely to bottle you.