Back for 1 night only! Lipstick On Your Collar this Fri 3rd Nov, BRISTOL

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Back for 1 night only! Lipstick On Your Collar this Fri 3rd Nov, BRISTOL

Post by gareth go ape » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:45 am

Yes, it's back, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Female vocals club night Lipstick On Your Collar, the night that inspired the comic book series 'Phonogram - The Singles Club', is back this Friday 3rd November for a one-off event as a warm-up party for LaDIYfest Bristol. Back at it's original venue, upstairs at The Hatchet (27, Frogmore Street, Bristol) 9pm-2am, £4 before 10:30pm / £5 after

facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/133012067325958/

Lipstick On Your Collar, the very first and original female vocals club night in Bristol, returns to Bristol for one night only! Named after the famous 50's song by Connie Francis, Lipstick On Your Collar is a club night which began in April 2006 in the upstairs of the Hatchet pub. For three and a half years it brought something different to Bristol, by only playing songs sung by female artists.

Over the last 2-3 years, new club nights have sprung up in Bristol including 'Women's Hour' at The Mothers' Ruin and 'Who's That Girl?' at the Thekla, but Lipstick On Your Collar was the very first club night of its kind in Bristol. The night plays a wide range of songs with female vocalists from across the decades, from ABBA to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And it's back at its original venue, upstairs at The Hatchet Inn on Frogmore Street in Bristol.

You can expect songs by:

60's females: Connie Francis, Dusty Springfield, The Ronettes, The Supremes

80's females: Bananarama, The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics

90's Britpop females: Echobelly, Elastica, Garbage, Sleeper

Pop girl bands: All Saints, Destiny's Child, Girls Aloud, Sugababes

Female icons: Britney, Kylie, Madonna, Taylor Swift

Riot Grrrl / Rock females: Hole, Le Tigre, The Gossip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Punk / New Wave females: Altered Images, Blondie, The Go-Go's, X-Ray Spex

….and many, many, more!

This is a warm-up party for LaDIYfest Bristol, taking place the next day, Saturday 4th November, at the Southbank Centre in Bristol. A day of female bands, workshops and talks. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ladiyfestbristol/ for more information.

A brief history of Lipstick On Your Collar:

Named after the famous 50's song by Connie Francis, Lipstick On Your Collar is a club night which began in April 2006 in the upstairs of the Hatchet pub. For three and a half years it brought something different to Bristol, by only playing songs sung by female artists.

During its time, it was mentioned by Mark Radcliffe and The Pipettes on BBC Radio 2 and it booked guest DJs such as Manda Rin, vocalist of 90's Indie band Bis (best known for appearing on Top of the Pops with their single 'Kandy Pop' ), Sarah Blackwood from 90's Britpop band Dubstar (known for such hits as 'Not So Manic Now' and 'Stars'), members of the cult Swansea punk-pop band Helen Love and Gareth from Indie band Los Campesinos! (whose anthem 'You! Me! Dancing' was used in a Budweiser TV commercial).

And in the Summer of 2009 Lipstick On Your Collar DJ'd to around 2000 people at the 'Indietracks' festival in Derbyshire.

Most famously, Lipstick On Your Collar became the source and the inspiration behind the popular national comic book series called 'Phonogram' by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie (who drew the sleeve artwork for the Art Brut album 'Brilliant! Tragic!). Here's a sample:
http://www.phonogramcomic.com/pgsc1.html

Eventually Lipstick On Your Collar wound down for various reasons. The team of four DJs went on to pastures new. Jude moved away to London, Anna had a baby, Julia got married and wanted a break and Gareth was busy putting on gigs and other DJ events. But now it's back for one night only!

Sadly not reuniting the original DJ team, the 3rd November will only feature original DJ and founder Gareth. He'll be joined by DJ Riot Paula (who regularly plays at Bristol club nights including 'Hush' and 'That 90's Thing') and Darcie Doll, LaDIYfest organiser and singer of Bristol band Drunken Butterfly.

Lipstick On Your Collar
Friday 3 November
upstairs at The Hatchet
27 Frogmore Street
Bristol
9pm-2am
Entry is £4 before 10:30pm / £5 after

facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/133012067325958/
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