Pic’n’mixx is inviting everyone to take part in a massive compilation CD swap at this year’s Indietracks festival. You can lovingly create the perfect mix CD, drop it in a box and pick up a CD someone else has carefully crafted! Natalie from Pic’n’mixx has dropped by to tell us more:
Pic ‘n’ Mixx is a London indiepop night taking place sporadically at the Buffalo Bar, with live bands, dancing and a mix CD swap available for everyone who brings one with them – it’s a bundle of fun. The night has previously garnered CDs made by the likes of Amelia Fletcher, Elefant Records, Internet Forever and Everett True. Those who don’t bring one with are issued with a sad-face stamp on the door, to mark out their laziness and leave them regretting their decision the whole night long! Everyone who brings a CD receives a happy face stamp and gets to take home someone else’s compilation.
The Pic ‘n’ Mixx box is travelling to the Indietracks for festival-goers to drop off their mix CDs and collect one made by someone else before the weekend’s out – a pathway to musical discovery! I’d love it as many of the bands playing could contribute one, and add a whole new level of excitement to the box.
If you’d like to contribute a CD for the weekend in advance, you can send it by post to Natalie Shaw, 4 Stainsbury St., Bethnal Green, London E2 0NF, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Artwork is welcome too, and you can send any questions to that email address.
The next Pic ‘n’ Mixx events are as follows:
Saturday 29 May: Buffalo Bar, London – Pocketbooks, Cola Jet Set, Foxes! and The Cavalcade. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/75482
Tuesday 10 August: Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London – Lucky Soul, The School and The Lodger with How Does It Feel To Be Loved? and Pocketbooks DJs. Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86890 (£9)
Saturday 14 August: Buffalo Bar, London: Stairs To Korea and Spaghetti Anywhere with DJ sets from Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner) and Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele). Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86893 (£7)