September 28, 2005

bluestate + Champagne = Socializing

Thanks to everyone who joined bluestate for Champagne Socialism at Asylum on Saturday. DJ Leafblower and Seeking Irony took turns spinning for about six hours, playing everything from Harvey Danger to Shivaree to our favorite local bands. Here's a sampling of the sets:

Seeking Irony

The Twenty Twos, "Touch & Go"
Bettie Serveert, "Attagirl" (download here)
Shivaree, "Close My Eyes"
Ad Frank, "You've Been Walking Such a Fine Line Baby Such a Fine Line"
Franz Ferdinand, "Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
The Hard Tomorrows, "Never Write"
Monopoli, "Everybody"
Snowden, "Black Eyes" (download)
The Raveonettes, "Uncertain Times"
Joy Zipper, "Baby You Should Know"
Fivefour, "My Love Song" (download)
Maximo Park, "Acrobat"
Brakes, "NY Pie"
Wilco, "Kamera"
Loretta Lynn, "You Ain't Woman Enough"
The Radio Arts, "Walk Right Through" (download)
Spoon, "I Summon You"
Project Jenny, Project Jan, "Low" (download)
Echo & the Bunnymen, "Stormy Weather"
We Are Scientists, "Textbook"

DJ Leafblower

The Spinanes, "Den Trawler"
Innocence Mission, "That Was Another Country"
Brendan Benson, "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
Paul Weller v. Portishead, "Wild Wood" (remix)
Stereolab, "Changer" (Peel Session)
Fantastic Plastic Machine, "Steppin' Out"
Mylo, "Emotion"
Harvey Danger, "Wine, Women & Song"
Turin Brakes, "Underdog (Save Me)"
Sea Ray, "Hall of Fame"
Radiohead, "High & Dry"
Morrissey, "My Love Life"
Dust Brothers, "What Is Fight Club?"
Al Green, "Tired of Being Alone"
Supergrass, "It's Not Me"
Self, "Lucid Anne"
The Delays, "Wanderlust"
Billy Bragg + Wilco, "California Stars"
Super Furry Animals, "Edam Anchorman"
Suede, "Asbestos"

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September 19, 2005

Beautiful Music for the People

DJ Leafblower and Seeking Irony are spinning at Champagne Socialism* this week. Come by Asylum on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to have brunch, drink mimosas and listen to good music of the laid back, mostly indie rock variety.

* The bluestate DJs do not endorse socialism.

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September 12, 2005

September 10 -- The Photos

Check out the rest of DJ Leafblower's photos here, and the rest of Seeking Irony's photos here.

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September 11, 2005

September 10 -- The Setlists

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Black Cat last night, with a special thanks to our guest DJs, the Cricklewood Massive. We had a fabulous time, as always! We'll have pictures posted soon. In the meantime, check out the setlists:

Cricklewood Massive (Guest DJs) 10:00-11:00

Singapore Sling, "Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll" (listen)
Wolf Parade, "Modern World"
Luxembourg, "Close-Cropped"
The Rakes, "Strasbourg"
The Ludes, "She Was Just a Girl"
Washington Social Club, "Dancing Song"
Q and Not U, "Wonderful People"
Hard-Fi, "Hard to Beat"
Franz Ferdinand, "Outsiders"
Kenickie, "Come Out 2 Nite"
Baxendale, "I Built This City"
The Pipettes, "It Hurts To See You Dance So Well"
Club 8, "Missing You" (Eurodisco Remix)
Phoenix, "Too Young" (Zootwoman Mix)
Kanye West, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone"
M.I.A., "Galang"
I:Cube, "Can You Deal With That?" (feat. RZA)
Out Hud, "One Life to Leave"
Hiem, "She's the One"

Seeking Irony 11:00-11:45

OK Go, "A Million Ways"
Diamond Nights, "Destination Diamonds" (download MP3)
stellastarr*, "Love and Longing"
Maximo Park, "I Want You To Leave"
Modern English, "I Melt With You"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Helen Love, "Debbie Loves Joey"
The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell"
Gang of Four, "To Hell With Poverty" (2005)
Kaiser Chiefs, "I Predict a Riot"
New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"

DJ Leafblower 11:45-12:30

Kasabian, "LSF"
Sia, "Breathe Me" (Mylo Remix) (download MP3)
Annie, "Chewing Gum" (Mylo Remix)
Mylo, "In My Arms"
Elastica, "Connection"
Shout Out Louds, "The Comeback" (Tommy Sunshine Mix)
The Bravery, "Fearless" (Richard X Remix)
LCD Soundsystem, "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
Radiohead, "Idioteque"
Curve, "Weekend"
Editors, "Blood"
The Smiths, "Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before"

Seeking Irony 12:30-1:15

Fischerspooner, "Just Let Go" (Thin White Duke Remix Radio Edit)
Rinrse, "Bitch" (Steve Dub Remix)
AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long"
James, "Laid"
Hilary Duff, "Wake Up"
Madonna, "Like a Prayer"
Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
Scissor Sisters, "Comfortably Numb"
Ciara, "1, 2 Step"
No Doubt, "Just a Girl"
Franz Ferdinand, "Do You Want To?"
Kylie Minogue, "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
Bloc Party, "Little Thoughts"
stellastarr*, "Sweet Troubled Soul"

Cricklewood Massive Interlude

Hard-Fi, "Living for the Weekend"
We Are Scientists, "Nobody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt"

DJ Leafblower 1:15-2:00

Blur, "Song 2"
M.I.A., "10 Dollar"
Depeche Mode, "Policy Of Truth"
INXS, "New Sensation"
U2, "Lemon"
Echo & The Bunnymen, "Lips Like Sugar"
Pulp, "Disco 2000"
NIN, "Closer"
Morrissey, "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"
The Cure, "Just Like Heaven"
Bruce Springsteen, "Dancing in the Dark"
The Supremes, "Come See About Me"

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September 01, 2005

Sweet Troubled Soul

Here it is, the official announcement of our September 10 party. We're quite excited about this one for two reasons:

1. We snagged stellar guest DJs: the hosts of the Cricklewood Massive iPod Jukebox. They'll be spinning from 10-11, so get there early.

2. We're hosting the official D.C. release party for the upcoming stellastarr* album, which comes out on September 13. Harmonies for the Haunted was a highly anticipated album for this bluestater, and stellastarr* did not disappoint. We'll be playing stellastarr* tunes throughout the night, and giving away prizes including CDs and vinyl.

See you on the 10th!

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