April 29, 2005

Duran Duran

This week's prize is a copy of Duran Duran's newest CD, Astronaut. To enter to win, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ gmail.com with "Duran Duran" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. We'll notify the winner on Thursday. Good luck!

Congrats to all five winners of last week's Ex Hex contest:

Katie from Washington, DC
J. Norton from Bayonne, NJ
Mooseknuckle from Washington, DC
Jim at Vinyl Mine
Jim from Silver Spring, MD

Thanks to all who entered.

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April 26, 2005

Oh Five Oh Five Oh Five

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You knows it!

We think DCeiver said it best:
"DCist. bluestate. Vaguely Latin motifs. You know you want it."

We'll get things started around 7PM and keep it going long enough to make you late for work on Friday. And no, that's not a bad thing.

If you're new to the whole bluestate experience, here are some past setlists for your perusal. And if that's not enough, you can always get a small taste of the action by downloading DJ Leafblower's latest Podcast.

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April 22, 2005

Enter to Win -- Mary Timony's Ex Hex

You know her, you love her, you’ve seen her at Fort Reno. This week, bluestate is giving away not just one, but FIVE copies of Mary Timony’s latest release, Ex Hex, which just came out on April 19 on Lookout! Records. Each winner also gets a Mary Timony poster. So, what are you waiting for?

To enter to win Ex Hex, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ gmail.com with “Ex Hex” in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. We’ll notify the winners on Thursday. Good luck!

In the meantime, download “Friend to J.C.” here.

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April 18, 2005

April 16 pictures

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A happy box set winner.

DCSOB rockin' the furry tie.

M.G. relaxing before her set.

See, hipsters can dance!

Not enough photographic hotness for ya? Check out Jeff's bluestate photostream on flickr.

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Setlists, April 16

9:30-10, Stereloab set (DJ Leafblower)
Changer (live)
Ping Pong
Cybelle's Reverie
Miss Modular
Three Dee Melodie
Lo Boob Oscillator

10-11, DCSOB

Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love"
Lady Sovereign, "Random [vocal mix]"
Le Tigre, "Deceptacon [DFA mix]"
Metro Area, "Orange Alert"
Beck, "Hell Yes"
Of Montreal, "The Party's Crashing Us"
Cmilckar & Chocolate, "Som de Preto"
Joy Division, "No Love Lost"
Secret Machines, "Lights Out"
Carlsonics, "Ice People"
LCD Soundsystem, "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
!!! - Storm the Legion
Pixeltan, "Get Up, Say What"
The Rapture, "House of Jealous Lovers [skipping vinyl mix]"
Kaiser Chiefs, "Saturday Night"
Maximo Park, "Postcard of a Painting"
Weird War, "Illuminated"

11-12, DJ Leafblower

Interpol, "Narc"
Daft Punk, "Around The World"
Arcade Fire, "Rebellion (Lies)"
VHS or Beta, "Night On Fire"
The Cure, "The Walk"
Mylo, "Destroy Rock N' Roll"
Echo & The Bunnymen, "Lips Like Sugar"
Prince, "I Would Die 4 U / Baby I'm A Star"
The Bravery, "An Honest Mistake"
Kasabian, "Reason Is Treason"
The Police, "De Do Do Do, De DaDaDa"
Franz Ferdinand, "This Fire (Playgroup Remix)"
R.E.M., "Radio Free Europe"
Bloc Party, "Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)"
The Postal Service, "We Will Become Silhouettes"
David Bowie, "Modern Love"
Lindsey Buckingham, "Holiday Road"
Gorillaz, "Feel Good, Inc."

12-1, Seeking Irony

Bloc Party, "Helicopter"
Thunderbirds Are Now! "198090 (Aquatic Cupids)"
The Fever, "Bridge & Tunnel" (download here)
VHS Or Beta, "The Melting Moon"
Tribeca, "La, La, La Etc"
Elkland, "Circa Girl"
ABBA, "Lay All Your Love On Me"
Kelly Osbourne, "One Word"
Annie, "Chewing Gum"
Gwen Stefani, "What You Waiting For?"
Diamond Nights, "The Girl's Attractive"
Hot Hot Heat, "Goodnight Goodnight"
The Star Spangles, "Which One Of The Two Of Us Is Gonna Burn This House Down?"
The Ramones, "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
The Cloud Room, "Hey Now Now"
The Bravery, "Fearless"
Hot Hot Heat, "Pickin' It Up"
De Novo Dahl, "Be Your Man" (stream)
Maximo Park, "Limassol"
Tribeca, "Solitude" (download)
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Gwen Stefani, "Crash"

1-2, WeirdCurves

Go-Gos, "We Got the Beat"
Gravy Train!!!, "Hella Nervous" (download mp3 here)
Duran Duran, "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
33Hz, "Digital Lover" (stream here)
DJ Sammy, "Heaven"
U.S.E., "Emerald City"
Of Montreal, "So Begins Our Alabee"
Blur, "Girls and Boys"
Depeche Mode, "Enjoy the Silence"
33Hz, "Hot Flashes" (stream here)
Garbage, "Push It"
Sunshine, "Victim is Another Name for Lover" (download mp3 here)
Maximo Park, "Apply Some Pressure" (stream here)
The Girls, "4 a.m."
Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart (Permanent Mix)"
Iggy Pop, "Lust for Life"
Duran Duran, "Rio"

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April 15, 2005

It is on!

The bluestaters are ready for Saturday night at Black Cat Backstage. Will any of Washington's most loathsome show up? We hope! Get there early to stake out your place on the dance floor as the press is spreading the word to the masses:

In what many are calling "Punkgate," a pair of unnamed music bloggers recently posted evidence allegedly proving that Britain's latest dance-punk hype the Stalinistas were nothing more than a lip-synching front. Using documents, rough audio samples, and an unnamed source they call "Acid Burn" (in reference to Angelina Jolie's Hackers character), the stalwart bloggers reported that the Stalinistas have been performing and releasing long-lost Gang of Four tunes as their own. Thank God D.C. bloggers DJ Leafblower, DCSOB, WeirdCurves, and Seeking Irony come nowhere near such muckraking buzzkill. For them, it's just about the music, man—digging Hot Hot Heat, clinging to those crushes on Oasis and Buffalo Tom, and linking readers to corporate giveaways. (OK, so sometimes it's about the industry.) Tonight, said bloggers will turn off their PowerBooks and instead spin DJ sets. To judge from their e-diary entries, expect lots of authentic dance punk, projected photos of cats, Sin City raves, an iPod shuffle or two, and, because they're indie like that, fliers and crap. (Washington City Paper)

And in another free paper:

If you don't feel like paying the $8 cover [for Mousetrap on the main stage], check out bloogers/DJs Blue State spinning for free on the backstage. (Express--page 17)

Set times:

9:30 Stereolab CD Preview
10:00 DJ DCSOB
11:00 DJ Leafblower
12:00 Seeking Irony
1:00 WeirdCurves

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Enter to Win The Sights' Latest

This week, we’re giving away a copy of The Sights' self-titled album, released this week on New Line Records, courtesy of Filter. Detroit’s The Sights play blues-tinged, catchy garage rock, with a retro vibe, of course.

To enter to win The Sights, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ gmail.com with "The Sights" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. We'll notify the winner on Thursday. Good luck!

In the meantime, check out two songs from the album:

Will I Be True?” (MP3) / “Circus” (MP3)
Will I Be True?” (stream) / “Circus” (stream)

And, don't forget to enter our NYC contest!

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April 14, 2005

Brazilian Girls in NYC -- for free!

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We here at Bluestate think everyone who comes to our gigs, reads our website or enters our contests is a winner. Really, we love you guys. But some winners are bigger than others. Bluestate and Verve Music Group are giving away a Grand Prize trip to New York City (not on a Chinatown bus, we promise) to see Brazilian Girls (the band, not just ladies from the country). First Place winners get an iPod Shuffle and the first 5,000 nationwide entrants get a sampler CD. So go ahead, let your inner winner shine and sign up!

(Contest runs through June 27.)

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April 08, 2005

Fix Up, Look Sharp, Win Dizzee Rascal’s Showtime

bluestate is certainly looking forward to Dizzee Rascal’s return to the District. Half of bluestate caught his show last time he was in town, opening for The Streets, and although we couldn’t always understand what he was saying, we were quite impressed nonetheless.

So, to get you excited for Dizzee’s April 25 headling gig at the 9:30 Club, we’re giving away his latest CD, Showtime, along with a Showtime T-shirt (black, XL), courtesy of XL Recordings.

To enter to win, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ gmail.com with "Showtime" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. We'll notify the winner on Thursday. Good luck!

Congratulations to Thatchmaster E. (currently in D.C. but generally a blue at home in mountainous red-state land), who won The National's Alligator, and thank you to everyone who entered!

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April 07, 2005

You Knows It

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April 01, 2005

The National - Win It Before You Can Buy It

This week, we're giving away a copy of The National’s Alligator, due out April 12 on Beggars Banquet Records. Rolling Stone describes the band's sound as “Leonard Cohen-meets-Joy Division.” This bluestater has been listening to it all afternoon.

To enter to win Alligator before you can get it in stores, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ gmail.com with "The National" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2005. We'll notify the winner on Thursday. Good luck!


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