AKA 11 REASONS TO GO TO PENICUIK THIS WEEKEND
Our first Howlin' Fringe event takes place TOMORROW, at Penicuik Town Hall, from 3pm til midnight. Our last tier of advance tickets are on sale now from the webshop. We'll also be selling some tickets at the door, priced at £18. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.
SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE BUS TIMES, FROM EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE!
Here's what we've got lined up for ya ....
1. KID CANAVERAL
3.30pm-4.05pm (doors: 3pm)
When Kid Canaveral bassist Rose announced that she won't be able to make it to the Howlin' Fringe! because she's fighting a shark that day, a lesser band would have panicked. But oh no, not the Kids. Not when you've got bassists such as Michael Anthony from Van Halen and this guy on speed-dial. In the end they opted to get Suse from Tuff Love to fill in, since she's coming anyway. Expect brand new material, and by that we do not mean another one of David's exciting T-shirts. Interesting fact: a belly dancer once opened for Kid Canaveral.
2. SEAMUS FOGARTY
Seamus was the first artist announced for Howlin' Fringe! and as such we can only assume that the early rush on tickets was all for him. So expect to see Seamus stepping up his act accordingly with spandex, scissor kicks, and a wild saxophone solo on an instrument he taught himself to play especially for the occasion (one of these things is literally kind of sort of true). Also expect songs from Seamus's superb and quite tranquil and not really at all spandex/scissor-kicks appropriate forthcoming new EP 'Ducks & Drakes', pre-release copies of which will be onsale at the merch stall. Possibly.
3. ANDREW LEARMONTH, FERN BRADY, ALLY HOUSTON, RICHARD BROWN AND ELAINE MALCOMSON (AKA FUNNY PEOPLE)
In the bits between the bands, all day
Being funny is not as easy as it looks and we should know because we spend aaaaages trying to be funny in these mailouts and all we ever seem to get in return is another damn cease and desist letter. So we've left it to the experts (comedic, not legal) at Howlin' Fringe! and asked a bunch of our favourite funny people what are up for that there other pretend "Fringe" (*spits*) thing in that there "Edinburgh" (*spits*) to come down and tell some jokes during the changeovers between the bands and make us all feel happy and warm and nice inside. Specifically, in no particular order: Andrew Learmonth, Fern Brady, Ally Houston, Richard Brown and Elaine Malcomson. Just the tonic to take your mind off, say, a six-figure legal action.
is Neil Pennycook who used to be called Meursault but now is called Supermoon. Sounds confusing but it's really quite simple actually. Neil is from Penicuik, which technically makes him the only "native" artist on the Howlin' Fringe! bill (yes it is a funny coincidence that his surname is "Pennycook", yes he did draw us a comic strip all about Penicuik). Does that make us "racists"? Are we guilty of "cultural appropriation"? Answers in a heated comments thread somewhere on the bottom half of the internet.
5. A HAIRCUT FROM SUPERMOON'S MUM
Often in our Waypoints mailouts we are guilty of making things up ("The Pictish Trail" for example - as if he's a real guy!) but one thing we have not made up and could not have made up even if we wanted to make it up is the fact that Supermoon's mum is in real life a real life actual hairdresser. If you've been paying any attention these last several weeks (probably you haven't), you'll have noticed that the Howlin' Fringe! has a follical theme. What are the chances! Neil's mum - you can call her Supermum - will be doing stylish and cost-effective cuts of your howlin' fringes throughout the day, with all proceeds going to Beeslack Family Disabled Club. Tip generously, people.
6. THE PICTISH TRAIL
Making a rare appearance at a Lost Map event it's purveyor of jokes and popular song, unkempt beard afficionado, Illustrious Lord and Leader of Team Map, the elusive JohnnyfaceLynch AKA The Pictish Trail (okay, so he is a real guy then). Johnny has been ensconced these last several months in such glamorous locations as a prefabricated static home on a medium-large rock in the ocean and recording studios in "London" (as if that's a real place!) working on music for his next album, which may or may not be going under working titles including The No Pants Dance and Oooooh, A Surprise! So expect new material, and by that we do not mean another pair of Johnny's exciting Y-fronts. If you'd like to hear him talk sensually into your earholes through the web about his various goings on, and many do, click right here.
7. SWEEEET SWEEEEET DEALS ON MERCH
In the downstairs hall. Follow the smell of food ...
We've been hard at work in the Lost Map dungeon, putting together some SAH-WEEEET deals for the merchandise stall ... including these 7 x 7" single lucky dip packages (which feature a lucky dip selection from artists such as Pictish Trail, Kid Canaveral, Tuff Love, Randolph's Leap, Rozi Plain ... and some rare selections from various artists in the Pictish Trail's vault), all for just £10. Boom. Plenty of other crazy deals happenin', too. Have a peek.
8. DELICIOUS FOOD FROM WHERE THE MONKEY SLEEPS
When you are hungry, basically
We’ve asked the crack culinary champs from hard rockin’ Glasgow caterers Where The Monkey Sleeps to prepare a special menu for the Howlin’ Fringe! of such indecent tastiness - from full meaty and vegan hot meals to snack pies - it’s frankly a bit wrong. Don’t even glance at the menu on our website on an empty stomach or you might start feverishly licking your monitor, which would be disgusting on any level, let alone when you consider what other sort of thing you tend to do in front of your monitor (feverishly). Chef Austin Yuill and his team are the same people who kept you alive on Eigg last summer at the Howlin’ Fling! so you can confident that your bellies are in safe hands. You’ll even be able to wash down your victuals with delicious local beers from breweries Stewart’s and Innis & Gunn. Here’s that menu. Seriously, no licking.
9. ROZI PLAIN
Interesting fact: Rozi recently bought a jar of korma sauce and dipped a bagel in it.
That is all.
10. TUFF LOVE
It's incredible to think that just 18 or so months ago Tuff Love were making their debut at a Lost Map event (Kid Canaveral's Xmas Baubles) and here they are now, um, playing another Lost Map event. But no, wait, come back - they've also been busy near enough selling out both of their excellent EPs to date Junk and Dross, and getting played all over the radio, and performing at just about every festival there is going in the UK this summer including Glastonbury and Latitude and Wickerman and lots of other ones we can't remember the names of. As such, they've become festival veterans, enriched with such ninja festival wisdom and expertise as "don't bring loads of underwear" and "eat a rice cake fish apple sandwich". Wisdom they intend to share with Grace Jones when they support her (and their #1 celebrity fan Paolo Nutini) at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in a few weeks. This is actually a thing.
11. RANDOLPH'S LEAP
10.45pm-11.30pm (curfew: midnight)
You've sung, you've shouted, you've drank, you've laughed, you've been to the loo at least a dozen times by now and have become intimately acquainted with the various stains accumulating on the porcelain. It's time for one last dance before braving the Fight Bus home, and who better to aid you in this undertaking than Randolph's Leap. Lost Map's resident party band have been ensconced in rural Lanarkshire and "Glasgow" (as if that's a real place!) hard at work on their forthcoming new album, which may or may not be going under working titles including Hot Socks, Now That's What I Call Mucous! and Oooh, That's A Bingo! Expect new material, and by that we do not mean... oh okay, we've done all these jokes enough by now.
Here are some bus times for arriving for doors:
47 (Lothian Buses)
DEPARTS 13:48 from Bristo Place (near National Museum of Scotland)
DEPARTS 14:18 from Bristo Place (near National Museum of Scotland)
x62 (First Group)
DEPARTS 14:20 from Waterloo Place (Stop ZH)
DEPARTS 14:20 from Edinburgh Bus Station (Stance E)
37 (Lothian Buses)
DEPARTS 14:04 from Princes Street (Stop PJ)
We're very sad to announce that Slow Club have had to pull out of tomorrow’s Howlin’ Fringe, last minute, due to family bereavement. Sending our love to Charles and Beccy, who assure us they’ll be back for a future Lost Map event. xxx