June 30, 2005

Wish you were here

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More accurately, wish you'll be there.

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Recommended Event - DCist Presents: Unbuckled

It's not a bluestate party, but we're still excited about this one:

Two good local bands plus DJ Leafblower? We're in.

And stay tuned: information about the next bluestate and a brand new contest are all coming soon.

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Party Hard


Thanks to everyone that came out last Tuesday at Saint Ex. It took us longer than usual to recover, hence the lateness of this post. Here are the setlists from the night, we'll update it once Weirdcurves sends her info in:

9:00 9:30: Seeking Irony

Robyn, "Konichiwa Bitches"
Blondie, "Atomic"
Fivefour, "My Love Song" (download)
De Novo Dahl, "All Over Town"
South Ambulance, "Die 5times times5" (download here)
Maximo Park, "Kiss You Better"
Bloc Party, "Little Thoughts"
The White Stripes, "Blue Orchid"
Beck, "Girl"

9:30 - 10:00: DJ Leafblower

Gorillaz , "M1 A1"
Paul Weller, "The Changingman"
Cracker, "Happy Birthday To Me"
Super Furry Animals, "Smokin'"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis"
Pulp, "Party Hard"
Morrissey, "Disappointed"
Echo & The Bunnymen, "Ocean Rain" [Peel Session]

10:30 11:00: Seeking Irony

The Ramones, "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" (happy birthday, DJ Leafblower)
The Dirty Things, "New Dance" (download)
Ad Frank, "The World's Best Ex-Boyfriend"
The Fame, "Lost In You" (download)
The Oranges Band, "Ride the Nuclear Wave" (download here)
The Dares, "Tiny Paper Kites" (download)
Caesars, "It's Not the Fall That Hurts"
Joanna Newsom, "Bridges and Balloons" (Pocket Mix) (download here)
Monopoli, "Fast Enough to Kill You"
Shout Out Louds, "The Comeback" (Ratatat Remix)

11:00 - 11:30: DJ Leafblower

The Smiths, "Unhappy Birthday"
Oasis, "Fade Away" (live)
Stone Roses, "Bye Bye Badman"
James, "Sit Down"
Billy Bragg, "A New England"
PJ Harvey, "A Place Called Home"
Mylo, "In My Arms"
Ride, "Time Machine"
REM, "Romance"

12:00 12:30: Seeking Irony

Andy, "Faking It Good"
The Ramones, "Something to Believe In"
Niccokick, "Love & Neon Lights"
Clear Static, "Talking In Your Sleep"
The Coral, "In the Morning"
Nouvelle Vague, "Too Drunk to Fuck"
April March, "Chick Habit" (download here)
Hot Hot Heat, "You Owe Me An IOU"
Les Sans Culottes, "Les Sauvages" (download here)

12:30 - 1:00: DJ Leafblower

Morrissey, "Jack The Ripper" (live)
Radiohead, "Black Star"
Turin Brakes, "Underdog(Save Me)"
Gene, "Still Can't Find The Phone"
The Smiths, "Rusholme Ruffians" [Peel Session]
James, "Sometimes(Lester Piggot)"
Super Furry Animals, "Citizens Band"
Buffalo Tom, "Porchlight"

1:00 Close: WeirdCurves and Seeking Irony Joint Set

Gorillaz, "Dare"
Garbage, "Push It"
Madonna, "Fever"
ABBA, "Lay All Your Love On Me"
Duran Duran, "Notorious"
Kelly Osbourne, "One Word" (Chris Cox Radio Mix)
Kylie Minogue, "Love at First Sight"

More pics here.

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June 21, 2005


DJs Leafblower, WeirdCurves and Seeking Irony are spinning tonight. Stop by to listen to our favorites new and old, from the latest Swedish indie pop to our favorite local bands to Oasis and Bloc Party. We're doing half-hour rotations from 9 p.m. to close, in the following order: Seeking Irony, DJ Leafblower, WeirdCurves. And don't forget to wish DJ Leafblower a happy birthday!

Due to technical difficulties, no contest this week, but tune in Friday for the return of the weekly contest.

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June 10, 2005

Enter to Win -- Dressy Bessy

Do you like indie power-pop? Well, have we got a prize for you. This week, we're giving away a copy of Dressy Bessy's Electrified (out June 14) courtesy of Transdreamer Records.

Download "Side 2" to check out the band's sound.

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line "Dressy Bessy" to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. We'll notify the winner on Friday. Good luck!

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June 09, 2005

Save the Date

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June 03, 2005

Enter to Win -- The Oranges Band

This week, bluestate and Lookout! Records are teaming up for another local artist contest. This time, five winners will get a copy of The World & Everything In It, the upcoming release from Baltimore's The Oranges Band. Each winner will also get a poster. You can download some of the band's MP3s here.

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line "The Oranges Band" to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. We'll notify the winners on Friday. Good luck!

And congratulations to Brian Gray of Washington, D.C., who won the Culture Club prize pack.

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