May 27, 2005

Enter to Win -- Culture Club Prize Pack

This week's prize is the super-awesome Culture Club prize pack, courtesy of Filter. Look at all you get:

- (the new) Greatest Hits CD & DVD
- Colour By Numbers
- Kissing To Be Clever

You know you want it, just like you want to hurt us and make us cry. (Okay, couldn't help that one.) To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject like "Culture Club" to bluestatedc @ by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. We'll contact the winner on Friday. Good luck!

And congratulations to everyone who won the three-CD prize pack:

- Martin Weiss of Washington, D.C.
- Janine Chiappa McKenna of Washington, D.C.
- Jason Fizell of Washington, D.C.
- Jeremy Oberstein of Washington, D.C.
- Fletcher Durant of Washington, D.C.

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May 25, 2005

The Set Lists

Thanks to all who came out to Saint-Ex last night. We had a lot of fun, as we usually do. Catch us again at Gate 54 next month.

Here's what we played:


Gorillaz, "Feel Good Inc."
Doves, "Black and White Town"
Mates of State, "Goods" (download)
Maximo Park, "Graffiti"
Killers, "Believe Me Natalie"
Hot Hot Heat, "Goodnight Goodnight"
33Hz, "Digital Lover"
Spoon, "The Way We Get By"
Bloc Party, "Helicopter"
Pixies, "La La Love You"
Paradise Boys, "Summer of Love"
Sad Little Stars, "I'm Going to Paris to Fall in Love"
Von Iva, "Soulshaker"
Depeche Mode, "Policy of Truth"
Belle & Sebastian, "Legal Man"
Thunderbirds Are Now!, "198090 (Aquatic Cupid's)"

Seeking Irony

Belle & Sebastian, "Your Cover's Blown"
Tsar, "The Love Explosion"
Diamond Nights, "Dirty Thief"
The Information, "A Simple Plan" (download)
Caesars, "My Heart Is Breaking Down"
Tribeca, "Modern Issues of the Heart"
Freezepop, "Bike Thief" (Tubeway Remix) (download)
Eurosport, "Tell No One About Tonight" (download)
The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
Uncut, "Intentions Change"
Her Daily Obsession, "Heart Attack" (download)
Controller.Controller, "History"
Saul Williams, "List of Demands" (download here)
The Russian Futurists, "Paul Simon" (download here)
Juliet, "On the Dance Floor"
Robbers on High Street, "Bring on the Terror"
Nouvelle Vague, "Just Can't Get Enough" (stream)
Alexis Strum, "Nothing Good About This Goodbye"

DJ Leafblower

Chisel, "On Warmer Music"
Kings of Leon
INXS, "New Sensation"
Lali Puna, "B-Movie"
Spoon, "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine"
Oasis, "A Bell Will Ring"
The Clash, "This Is Radio Clash"
The Futureheads, "Meantime"
The Go-Betweens, "Streets Of Your Town"
Mylo, "Paris Four Hundred"
Secret Machines, "The Road Leads Where It's Led"
Depeche Mode, "It's No Good"
Massive Attack, "Daydreaming"
Delakota, "The Rock"
Super Furry Animals, "Juxtaposed With U"
Pavement, "Loretta's Scars"


M.I.A., "Hombre"
Killers vs. Corey Hart, "Sunglasses Told Me"
Iggy Pop, "Fall in Love With Me"
Weird War, "AK-47"
Of Montreal, "Wraith Pinned to the Mist..."
33hz, "Crazy all the Time"
Cut Copy, "Saturdays"
Lo-Fi-FNK, "Unighted"
Belle & Sebastian, "You Don't Send Me"
Pavement, "Unfair"
White Stripes, "My Doorbell"
Ambulance Ltd., "Primitive"
Pulp, "Do You Remember the First Time"
Blur, "London Loves"
Agentss, "Agentss"
The Go! Team, "Ladyflash"
Wilson Simonal, "Nem ven que nao tem"
Hot Chip, "Keep Fallin"

WeirdCurves and Seeking Irony Joint Set

Garbage, "Boys Wanna Fight"
Pat Benatar, "Love Is a Battlefield"
Color Wall, "Just What I Needed" (download here)
Spandau Ballet, "True"

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May 24, 2005


Please join us tonight at Gate 54 @ Café Saint-Ex to celebrate the release of not just one but two albums that hit stores today: Stephen Malkmus' Face the Truth and Belle & Sebastian's Push Barman to Open Old Wounds. We'll be giving away multiple copies of each album, so get there early and say hello!

Rotating every half hour from 9 p.m. to close, DCSOB, DJ Leafblower, Seeking Irony and WeirdCurves will be playing our favorite music. What will you hear? Well, here’s are some artists we’ve been listening to lately: Mates of State, 33Hz, Sad Little Stars, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Caesars, Eurosport, Her Daily Obsession, Nouvelle Vague, Spoon, Oasis, Mylo, Pavement, Belle & Sebastian, Annie, Hot Chip, Enon, Agentss, Blur, Iggy Pop and Go! Team.

Who goes on when? Here’s the order: WeirdCurves, Seeking Irony, DJ Leafblower, DCSOB.

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May 20, 2005

Contest -- Rilo Kiley, Idiot Pilot and Missy Higgins

We're excited to announce that this week's contest is one of our biggest ever -- five winners will get three CDs each. Which CDs, you ask? Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous (out now), Idiot Pilot's Strange We Should Meet Here (out now) and Missy Higgins' The Sound of White (out June 7), all courtesy of Warner Brothers Records.

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line "Three CDs" to bluestatedc @ by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. We'll contract the winner on Friday. Good luck!

Congratulations to gl*mrocker from Washington, D.C., who won the Bright Eyes contest. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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May 19, 2005

Tonight -- Stereophonics

Want to go see the Stereophonics tonight at the 9:30 Club? The first person to e-mail bluestatedc @ gmail. com gets on the list for the show with a +1, courtesy of V2. Please send your e-mail before 5 p.m.

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May 17, 2005

Mark Your Calendars


Many thanks to William Bragg for the original photo.

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May 13, 2005

Contest -- Bright Eyes

Let's hope that you were quicker on your feet than this bluestater and got your tickets to see Bright Eyes and The Faint at the 9:30 Club before both shows (May 26 and 27) sold out. To get you excited for the shows (or make you feel better about not being able to go), we're giving away both of Bright Eyes' latest albums -- Digital Ash In a Digital Urn AND I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning --- to one lucky winner courtesy of the good people at Saddle Creek Records.

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line "Bright Eyes" to bluestatedc @ by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. We'll contract the winner on Friday. Good luck!

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May 08, 2005

Enter to Win - Electrelane and Scout Niblett

This week, enter to win one of two upcoming Too Pure albums -- Electrelane's Axes or Scout Niblett's Kidnapped by Neptune.

To enter to win Axes, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ with "Electrelane" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005.

To enter to win Kidnapped by Neptune, send an e-mail to bluestatedc @ with "Scout Niblett" in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005.

We'll notify the winners on Friday. Good luck!

Congrats to the Duran Duran contest winner, Avram from College Park, MD.

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May 06, 2005

La Mañana Después

Muchas gracias to everyone who joined bluestate and DCist at Chief Ike's Mambo Room last night. DCSOB, DJ Leafblower and Seeking Irony took turns spinning for more than six hours, playing everything from ABBA to Craig David to Elvis Costello to The Rapture. Here's a sampling of last night's sets:

DJ Leafblower

Kings Of Leon, "Taper Jean Girl"
Liz Phair, "6"1'"
Luna, "This Time Around"
The Wedding Present, "It's A Gas"
Idlewild, "Annihilate Now"
Morrissey, "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side"
Depeche Mode, "Policy Of Truth"
Mylo, "In My Arms"
Annie, "The Greatest Hit"
Clash/Killers, "Somebody Rock Me"
Prince, "Raspberry Beret"
Dead Or Alive, "So Alive"
The Cardigans, "Erase or Rewind"
Lauryn Hill, "Do Wop (That Thing)"
Craig David, "Fill Me In"
The Rapture, "House of Jealous Lovers"
Jamiroquai, "Alright"
Outkast, "So Fresh, So Clean"
Bloc Party, "The Price Of Gas"
The Postal Service, "Such Great Heights"


Talking Heads, "Cities"
A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran"
Annie, "Me Plus One"
Les Savy Fav, "Hold on to your Genre"
The Rapture, "Sister Savior"
Of Montreal, "The Party's Crashing Us"
Michael Jackson, "Wanna be Startin' Something"
Spoon, "I Turn My Camera On"
Q and Not U, "Wet Work"
LCD Soundsystem, "Disco Infiltrator"
De La Soul, "Keepin' The Faith"
Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio"
Jimmy Cliff, "Let's Dance"
Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner"
Electric Six, "Danger! High Voltage!" (download at betterPropaganda)
Magenta Lane, "Constant Lover"
Blur, "Charmless Man"
Whodini and DJ Icey, "Five Minutes of Funk"
Elvis Costello, "Allison"

Seeking Irony

Fountains of Wayne, "Mexican Wine" (watch video here)
Weezer, "Island In the Sun"
Tim Burgess, "Oh My Corazon" (stream here by selecting Sounds & Vision)
Calexico, "Alone Again Or" (download at betterPropaganda)
Kings of Leon, "Molly's Chamber"
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
Lake Placid, "Is This Love?" (download MP3)
Madonna, "Like a Prayer"
Kelly Osbourne, "One Word" (watch video here)
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
Tsar, "Wanna Get Dead"
New Order, "True Faith"
Kylie Minogue, "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
The Shout Out Louds, "Very Loud" (stream in Windows Media, stream in Real Player)
Clear Static, "Talking In Your Sleep"
The Raveonettes, "My Boyfriend’s Back"
Franz Ferdinand, "Darts of Pleasure"
Hot Hot Heat, "Bandages"
Scissor Sisters, "Music Is the Victim"
The Streets, "Fit But You Know It" (remix featuring Kano, Donae’o, Lady Sovereign and Tinchy Stryder) (from Run the Road)

Check out DJ Leafblower's photos here.

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May 05, 2005

¡Esta noche!


Like the Washington Post says, this is not to be missed!

"Fresh off another stellar performance at the Black Cat, bloggers-cum-DJs Bluestate provides the indie-rock and '80s love at DCist's Cinco de Mayo party. Doors open at 7, and the all-night drink specials include $3 bottles of Corona, Pacifico and domestic (American) beers; $4 rail drinks; and $5 margaritas and Jose Cuervo and Sauza tequila drinks."

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