As you saw from my previous entry, Friday was the very first Pigtails and Army Boots themed night alongside local campaign group Not in Our Town and raising money for charity.
I got to the Railway pretty early for soundcheck, but annoyingly we had a lot of problems during this (the mixer was a problem, no sound coming from the microphones, PMT doublebooking the backline we were meant to be using) so we ended up opening quite a bit later than planned.
I kicked off with a few tunes while Wendy Solomon got ready, and then she played her always great set of ukulele based tunes. Because of opening late we had to cut the gaps between bands quite a bit, but I still got to dj inbetween, so was trying to keep my ears open for when bands were finishing their sets, as well as when they were ready to play.
The second act was Death of the Elephant who blistered through a short set of riot grrl goodness while trying not to be put off by the drunken men dancing at the front who had clearly been watching the England football match that was on.
Third act was The Dirty Fairies who were apparently very drunk but it sounded pretty good from what I could tell, very blues rock.
Last but not least was headliners Trash Monroe who played a smashing rock n roll set including my favourite song "Venus Envy" in fact, they were so good, they were even called out for an encore, I've never ever seen that at a local gig before- awesome!
I djed for about an hour after they finished, people did hang around for a bit, but as I kinda expected people started going so really it was just my lovely friends who danced a bit! It probably didn't help that the pub was shortstaffed so the bar upstairs was closed.
Despite our intial problems, it was an amazing night, we had an excellent turn out making £200 for charity! Hope that I will get another opportunity some time! (but without the problems and losing my keys and headphones preferably- oops)
My dj set list was extremely random, as it was hard to see the cds and it was a case of grab and play a lot of the time- and somehow some cds got muddled up, resulting in slightly different songs than I intended to play but nevertheless it was fun.
Some of the songs I played in no particular order: (from all the various times through the night)
Dresden Dolls- Girl anachronism
The Runaways- Queens of Noise
Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
Soho Dolls- Stripper
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- Crimson and Clover
Dead Weather- Treat Me Like Your Mother
Amanda Palmer- Guitar Hero
Save Ferris- Under 21
Flyleaf- Fully Alive
Juliette and the Licks- Hot Kiss
Chicks on Speed feat Peaches- We Don't Play Guitars
Hole- Celebrity Skin
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads Will Roll
L7- Pretend we're Dead
Garbage- I Think I'm Paranoid
X Ray Spex- Oh Bondage up Yours
No Doubt- Just a Girl
Siouxie and The Banshees- Spellbound
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Date With the Night
Gossip- Standing in the way of Control
Cyndi Lauper- She Bop
Letters to Cleo- I Got Time
Imelda May- Johnny got a Boom Boom
CSS- Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
PJ Harvey- Dress
Robots in Disguise- The Sex has made me stupid
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots are made for walking