February 28, 2005

Looky Here -- bluestate Photos

Here's what February 23rd looked like at Gate 54.

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February 25, 2005

Ladies in the paper

If you haven't seen it already, check out WeirdCurves and Seeking Irony in an article on the front page of the Washington Post today. In the context of the growing iPod culture, they chime in about their favorite music, greyhounds and cheese. Oh yeah, and iPod Cozies by Tanya (pictured below).

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Eisley – Autographed CD

This week's prize is an autographed copy of Eisley’s Room Noises CD courtesy of Warner Brothers Records.

To enter, send an e-mail to bluestatedc@gmail.com with "Eisley CD” in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. Good luck!

Watch Eisley's ”Telescope Eyes” video – WM 56, WM 100, WM 300, WM 450, QuickTime.

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February 24, 2005

Set Lists, Feb. 23

10:00-10:45: WeirdCurves

Super Cat, "My Girl Josephine"
Raveonettes, "Heartbreak Stroll"
Jason Falkner, "Photograph"
The Dandy Warhols, "We Used to Be Friends"
The Fiery Furnaces, "Tropical Ice-land"
Visqueen, "Look Alive"
Metric, "Combat Baby"
The Killers, "Mr. Brightside"
Joy Zipper, "Out of the Sun" (download)
Of Montreal, "So Begins Our Alabee"
Clinic, "T.K."
United States Of Electronica, "Climb The Walls (Umbrella Of Love)"
Kanda, "Arctic" (download)

10:45-11:30: Seeking Irony

Cousin Cole, "Yeah Me Out"
Output, "Selfish Woman"
Diamond Nights, "The Girl's Attractive"
Robbers on High Street, "Love Underground"
Elkland, "Apart"
Garbage, "I Just Wanna Have Something to Do"
The Realistics, "Tiny Avalanches"
Sunshine, "victimisanothernameforlover"
Output, "Forward"
Blondie, "Dreaming"
The Stills, "Still In Love Song"
Love, "Little Red Book"
Louis XIV, "Finding Out True Love Is Blind"
Portobella, "Covered In Punk"

11:30-12:15: DJ Leafblower

Gorillaz, "M1 A1"
Primal Scream, "Swastika Eyes"
Idlewild, "You Held The World In Your Arms Tonight"
Morrissey, "First Of The Gang To Die"
Madonna, "Angel"
The Clash, "Death or Glory"
Oasis, "Rock N Roll Star"
The Cure, "Lovesong"
The Smiths, "The Queen Is Dead"
The Jam, "Move On Up"
Bloc Party, "Banquet" (Phones Disco Edit) [download here]
Postal Service, "We Will Become Silhouettes"
Ted Leo, "Better Dead Than Lead"
The Streets, "Fit But You Know It"
The Bravery, "Out Of Line"

12:15-1:00: DJ DCSOB

Talking Heads, "Life During Wartime"
LCD Soundsystem, "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
Scissor Sisters, "Tits on the Radio"
Eddie Grant, "Electric Avenue"
Human League, "Don't You Want Me"
Le Tigre, "I'm So Excited"
The Hong Kong, "Mazerati"
Les Savy Fav, "Hold On To Your Genre"
Gang of Four, "Damaged Goods"
Kaiser Chiefs, "I Predict a Riot"
Pulp, "Disco 2000"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Date With the Night"
Generation X "Ready, Steady, Go"
Clash, "Police On My Back"
Strokes/Xtina, "Stroke of Genius" (Freelance Hellraiser mashup)
Basement Jaxx, "Oh My Gosh"

1:00-Closing: Bonus free-for-all

Ad Frank, "Martini Bouquet" (Bootnavy Mix)
The Hard Tomorrows, "Put Yourself Out"
Snowden, "Kill the Power"
David Bowie, "Hang on to Yourself"
Q and not U, "Wet Work"
Mylo, "In My Arms"
Stereolab, "Cybele's Reverie"
Weezer, "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here"
The Futureheads, "Hounds Of Love"
Kasabian, "Test Transmission"

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February 23, 2005

On The Way To The Club

It's on tonight kids.

We'll be spinning all of your favorite tunes at Saint Ex from 10 PM until closing.

Here's a rough schedule for the night:

10:00 PM - 10:45 PM: Weirdcurves
10:45 PM - 11:30 PM: Seeking Irony
11:30 PM - 12:15 AM: DJ Leafblower
12:15 AM - 1:00 AM: DJ DCSOB

After that we're attacking the turntables round robin steez until closing time.

Saint Ex is located at 1847 14th Street NW and is just a hop, skip and a jump from the 930 Club for any of you that want to drop by after the Wilco gig. Admission is FREE. Alcohol is not.

See you there!

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February 20, 2005

bluestate Exclusive

Will bluestate be playing the new Garbage single as soon as we can get our hands on it? You betcha. In the meantime, check out this sneak preview stream, courtesy of Filter.

"Why Do You Love Me?"

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February 18, 2005

Teaser for Wednesday

Here are some of the bands we will be playing Wednesday at Saint-Ex:

Basement Jaxx, Bloc Party, Clinic, Elkland, Diamond Nights, Fiery Furnaces, Gang of Four, Gorillaz, The Hard Tomorrows, Hot Hot Heat, Idlewild, Joy Zipper, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, LCD Soundsystem, Louis XIV, Massive Attack, Mylo, Of Montreal, Postal Service, Q and not U, Sexual Harassment, The Sexy Magazines, Snowden, The Stills, Visqueen and Weezer

So be there, or be uninformed as to what the bands on this list of which you are unfamiliar sound like!

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Joy Zipper

This week's prize is an autographed copy of Joy Zipper's American Whip, courtesy of Filter. To enter, send an e-mail to bluestatedc@gmail.com with "Joy Zipper" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. We'll notify the winner on Thursday.

Download "Out of the Sun" here.

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February 17, 2005

Winner!

Congratulations to Erin for winning the Badman Sampler Cd! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. You'll get another chance at a free CD tomorrow.

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February 11, 2005

Badman Sampler

This week's prize is the winter 2005 Badman sampler CD with tracks from Hayden, Washington Social Club, S.A.S.C., n.lannon, Mark Mallman, The Black Heart Procession, Call and Response, James William Hindle, the innocence mission, Pleasant Grove and Lanterna. To enter, send an e-mail to bluestatedc@gmail.com with "Badman Sampler" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Good luck!

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Winners!

Congratulations to last week's contest winner, Aaron (A Hostyle Takeover) from Chicago. We also send out congrats to this week's contest winner, Briana Weadock. Thanks for entering, folks!

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February 10, 2005

iPod Jukebox = Fun

Half of the bluestate DJ collective made it out to iPod Jukebox at Gate 54 last night. A good time was had, greyhounds were sipped and interviews to The Washington Post were given. Props go out to the iPod Jukebox hosts, who had a record number of people sign up for their 12 minutes of tastemaking.

Here’s what we played:

Seeking Irony
Hot Hot Heat, "Goodnight Goodnight"
Elkland, "Summer Is Over"
The Sexy Magazines, "Retreat"
Diamond Nights, "The Girl’s Attactive"

WeirdCurves
United States of Electronica, "Emerald City"
Of Montreal, "So Begins Our Alabee"
New Sense, "Outside Chance" (download mp3 here)

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