July 25, 2005

Feeling Holy

Thanks to everyone that came out to the big Battle Royale last week. Here are the setlists in full. Keep an eye on the site for details of our next gig. See ya soon.

9 PM
DJ Leafblower
The Charlatans, "Feeling Holy"
Oasis, "Round Are Way"
Morrissey, "It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small"
Stone Roses, "Mersey Paradise"
Badly Drawn Boy, "Silent Sigh"

Seeking Irony
Cinnamon, "Hopeless Case"
Laurel Music, "No One Wants Forever"
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, "Funeral Face"
Johan Wahlgren, "Why Do You Look So Bothered?" (download)
Sahara Hotnights, "Keep Calling My Baby"
Cardigans, "Your New Cuckoo"
Caesars, "Out There"

Tuscadero, "Mt. Pleasant"
Sonic Youth, "Youth Against Fascism
Fugazi, "Waiting Room"
Ramones, "Sheena is a Punk Rocker"
Ted Leo/Pharmacists, "Where have all the Rude Boys gone?"
Velvet Underground, "I'm Waiting for my Man"


DJ Leafblower
Happy Mondays, "Step On"
Chemical Brothers, "Loops of Fury"
New Order, "True Faith"
Primal Scream, "Miss Lucifer"
The Hollies, "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"

Seeking Irony
Housewife Lovers, "Natascha" (download)
Monomen, "Dirty Pretty Houses" (download)
Le Sport, "Eurosport Music Baby" (download)
Lasse Lindh, "Svenska Hjartan" (download demo)
Surferosa, "Chinese Moon"
Annie, "Heartbeat"
ABBA, "Take a Chance on Me"

Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Fivefour, "Eurotrash"
Ambulance Ltd., "Primitive"
The Make-Up, "Evidence is Everywhere"
Le Tigre, "My My Metrocard"
Q and Not U, "Wet Work"
Beastie Boys, "Sure Shot"
E.U., "Da Butt"


DJ Leafblower
Bee Gees, "Tragedy"
The Smiths, "Cemetry Gates"
Joy Division, "Dead Souls"
James, "Heavens"
Starsailor, "Good Souls"

Seeking Irony
Shout Out Louds, "Shut Your Eyes"
Agent Simple, "Make a Right at Jordfallsmotet" (download)
Aerospace, "Tenderness Is the Plight of the Weakerthan" (download)
Dorotea, "My Guilty Conscience" (download)
The Legends, "There and Back Again"
The Raveonettes, "Sleepwalking"
Division of Laura Lee, "Breathe Breathe"

Talking Heads, "Cities"
Trans Am, "Idea Machine"
LCD Soundsystem, "Give it up"
Weird War, "Illuminated"
33hz, "Crazy all the time"
Les Savy Fav, "Hold on to your Genre"


DJ Leafblower
Morrissey, "Boxers"
elbow, "Cast of Thousands"
Oasis, "It's Getting Better (Man!!)"
Ian Brown (featuring Noel Gallagher), "Keep What Ya Got"
doves, "Lost Souls"

Seeking Irony
The Hives, "Find Yourself Another Girl"
Tiger Tunes, "Kirsten Is a Fuck Machine"
Shout Out Louds, "100 Degrees"
Salty Pirates, "Wake Up Alone" (download)
The Concretes, "Diana Ross"
Action Biker, "Teve Star"

Carlsonics, "Ice People"
Sexual Harassment, "If I gave you a Party"
Trouble Funk, "Drop Da Bomb"
Run DMC, "My Addidas"
Hard Tomorrows, "Put Yourself Out"
ESG, "Get Funky"
John Phillip Sousa, "The Washington Post March" (organ version)

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July 18, 2005

bluestate battle royale 2005!

Please join us tomorrow night at Gate 54 @ Café Saint-Ex for bluestate battle royale 2005!

What does that mean, exactly? It means that the three DJs – DCSOB, DJ Leafblower and Seeking Irony – each picked a theme, and we'll be doing 20 minute rotations from 9 p.m. to close.

DCSOB – DC vs. NYC: Inferiority Complex
DJ Leafblower – Manchester UK
Seeking Irony – Nordic Pop

You decide: Is Swedish pop better than music from Manchester ? Can DC make up in quality what it lacks in quantity? Do New Yorkers act too damn superior for no good reason?

And in addition to the music we'll be spinning, we also have lots of music and other goodies to give away, courtesy of V2 Music and Luaka Bop Records. We'll be giving away vinyl, CDs, posters, buttons and more from artists like Brendan Benson, Rinôçérôse, Nouvelle Vague and Blanche. So get there early for a chance to pick up all the best giveaways and stay late to see who triumphs in the battle.

See you there!

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July 15, 2005

Enter to Win -- Saddle Creek Prize Pack

This week, we're giving away a Saddle Creek prize pack. You get two CDs: Azure Ray's Hold On Love and Maria Taylor's 11:11. We'll also throw in a Maria Taylor poster and some Saddle Creek stickers.

Azure Ray - "If You Fall" (MP3)
Azure Ray - "Sea of Doubts" (MP3)
Maria Taylor - "Song Beneath the Song" (MP3)
Maria Taylor - "Speak Easy" (MP3)

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line "Saddle Creek" to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. We'll notify the winner on Friday. Good luck!

And congratulations to Sharon from Massachusetts, who won the Kill Rock Stars prize pack, and Chrisafer of blah, blah, black sheep, who won the Esthero tickets.

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July 14, 2005

Save the Date -- Battle Royale 2005

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July 12, 2005

Enter to Win -- Esthero Tickets

We like you a lot. That's why in addition to the Kill Rock Stars contest we're running this week, we're also giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Esthero show happening Sunday, July 24 at the 9:30 Club. The show, presented by MN8, also features Tortured Soul. Don't know anything about Esthero? From the tracks we've heard off of her upcoming album, think Alicia Keys meets Pink with a touch of cabaret. Need help making up your mind?

Esthero - "We R In Need Of A Musical ReVoLuTIoN" video - WM (low) - WM (high) - QuickTime
Esthero - "We R In Need Of A Musical ReVoLuTIoN" audio - Windows Media - QuickTime

To win the tickets, courtesy of Filter, send an e-mail with "Esthero" in the subject line to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. We'll notify the winner on Friday. Good luck!

And before you go, check out this bluestate photo taken by Jeff C-130:

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July 11, 2005

July 9 -- The Photos

See the rest of Seeking Irony's photos here.

See the rest of DJ Leafblower's photos here.

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Rocked It Like a Hurricane

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night. We had a fabulous time, and hope you did also. Here are the setlists, and pictures are coming soon.

Seeking Irony 10:00 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.

Dressy Bessy, "Side 2" (download)
CDOASS, "Clockwork"
Blondie, "Union City Blue"
The Isis Project, "Les Heures Ou Je M'Eclipse"
Madonna, "Material Girl”
Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl" (Diplo Mix)
The Ramones, "I Just Wanna Have Something to Do"
Neon, "He's a Whore" (download here)
Niccokick, "Love & Neon Lights"
New Order, "Temptation"
Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks, "Dreams"
Kylie Minogue, "More More More"
Blondie, "Dreaming"
TIAC (Three Is a Crowd), "Boredom" (download)

DCSOB 10:40 p.m. - 11:20 p.m.

The Fall, "How I wrote Elastic Man"
Secret Machines, "Nowhere again"
Weird War, "Why do girls?"
(International) Noise Conspiracy, "Smash it up"
Belle & Sebastian, "Wrapped Up in Books"
The Cure, "Let's go to bed"
Long Blondes, "Giddy Stratospheres"
Killers vs. Corey Hart, "Sunglasses told me"
Radio 4, "Dance to the Underground"
Scissor Sisters, "Skins"
New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Q and Not U, "Wonderful People"

DJ Leafblower 11:20 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

NIN, "The Hand That Feeds"
Depeche Mode, "Behind The Wheel" (7" DJ Remix)
Mylo, "Drop The Pressure" (Club Mix)
Culture Club, "Church Of The Poison Mind"
The Bravery, "An Honest Mistake"
Gorillaz, "Feel Good Inc."
Maximo Park, "Going Missing"
David Bowie, "China Girl"
Underworld, "Born Slippy (Nuxx)"
INXS, "Devil Inside"
Bloc Party, "Little Thoughts"
Hot Hot Heat, "Goodnight, Goodnight"

Seeking Irony 12:00 a.m. - 12:40 a.m.

Rinôçérôse, "Bitch" (Steve Dub Remix)
Blondie, "Atomic"
Shout Out Louds, "The Comeback" (Tommy Sunshine Radio Edit)
ABBA, "Money, Money, Money"
The Ramones, "She's a Sensation"
Tsar, "The Love Explosion"
Hot Hot Heat, "Bandages"
The Sunshine, "Sabotage" (download)
The White Stripes, "Blue Orchid"
The Peels, "Only Son" (download)
Gwen Stefani, "Rich Girl"
Eve, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

DCSOB 12:40 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Madonna, "Get Into the Groove"
Annie, "Come Together"
Junior Senior, "Move Your Feet"
Supergrass, "Alright"
David Bowie, "Queen Bitch"
The English Beat, "Mirror in the Bathroom"
Michael Jackson, "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough"
M.I.A., "10 Dollar"
Franz Ferdinand, "This Fire"
The Futureheads, "Meantime"
Buzzcocks, "Ever Fallen in Love"

DJ Leafblower 1:20 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

The Cure, "Hot Hot Hot!!!"
Stereo MCs, "Step It Up"
Stone Roses, "Fools Gold"
Dee Lite, "Groove Is In The Heart"
Kylie Minogue, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
Clash v. Killers, "Somebody Rock Me"
Postal Service, "Such Great Heights"
Morrissey, "The National Front Disco"
Interpol, "PDA"
Mylo vs. Tegan & Sara, "Walking With A Ghost In Paris" (download)
Prince, "Raspberry Beret"

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July 08, 2005

Enter to Win -- Kill Rock Stars Prize Pack

This week’s prize is a Kill Rock Stars prize pack that includes CDs from Deerhoof, Gold Chains & Sue Cie and Stereo Total. To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line “KRS” to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. We will notify the winner on Friday. Good luck!

And congratulations to Tennesseean-Washingtonian Matt Smith, who won the Ren & Stimpy contest.

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Once more with feeling...

Some bands we're looking forward to playing tomorrow night: Mylo, Maximo Park, Stereo MCs, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Le Sport (formerly Eurosport), The Clap, Neon, Dressy Bessy, Gwen Stefani, The Long Blondes, Weird War, The Cure and Radio 4.

We're doing 45-minute rotations in the following order: Seeking Irony, DCSOB, DJ Leafblower.

Come ready to dance.

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July 01, 2005

Enter to Win -- Ren & Stimpy Season Three and a Half-ish

Happy, happy, joy, joy! The bluestate weekly contest is back! We’re not quite sure how Ren and Stimpy fit into the bluestate scheme of things, but we know that we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to let one of our readers win a copy of The Ren & Stimpy Show Season Three and a Half-ish DVD set, courtesy of Filter.

The DVD set, in stores June 28th, includes 17 episodes, 29 cartoons and boatload of special features including: 11 commentaries from John K and the original animation team and an audio commentary from Ren Hoek and Stimpson J Cat themselves.

Watch a sneak preview here.

To enter to win, send an e-mail with the subject line “Ren & Stimpy” to bluestatedc @ gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. We will notify the winner on Friday. Good luck!

And congratulations to our recent winners from the Dressy Bessy and The Oranges Band contests:

• Michael of Articulatory Loop (Washingtion, DC)
• Diana Gerson of Gerson Curse (Alexandria, VA)
• Stacy V. from Ayden, NC
• Wendy Harman of Harmany Music (Washington, DC)
• Bonnie Cook from Toronto
• Timothy Stowe from Palo Alto, CA

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