Friday, 29 October 2010

This week's playlist

Bat For Lashes- Daniel
Santigold- Say Aha
The Slits- Typical Girls
Kate Nash- Merry Happy
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
L7- One More Thing
Flyleaf- Breathe Today
Damone- What We Came Here For
Go-Go's- We Got the Beat
The Go! Team- Bottle Rocket
The Dead Weather- I Cut Like a Buffalo
Ellie Goulding- Under the Sheets
Bif Naked- I Want
The Donnas- You Make Me Hot
Courtney Love- Zeppelin Song
Alanis Morissette- Sister Blister
Dresden Dolls- Missed Me
Swan Island- Crumble
Lita Ford- Kiss Me Deadly
The Joy Formidable- Greyhounds in the Slips
Kennedy's Running for President- Meeting Strangers
Julia Free- Boo Hoo
Jessica Allyn- Iscariot
Suzi Quatro- Can the Can
Lunachicks- Binge and Purge
Operator Please- Crash Tragic
The Runaways- Cherry Bomb
Florence and the Machine- Kiss With a Fist
Ann Wilson- Immigrant Song

Friday, 22 October 2010

This week's playlist

New Young Pony Club- The Get Go
Veruca Salt- Volcano Girls
PJ Harvey- Sheela Na Nig
Horrorpops- Walk Like A Zombie
Heart- Barracuda
Blood Red Shoes- I Wish I Was Someone Better
Tori Amos- Big wheel
Call the Doctor- For Your Leisure
Ladytron- Sugar
Garbage- Queer
Robots in Disguise- She's a Colour Scientist
The Pretenders- Back on the Chain Gang
Siouxie and The Banshees- Spellbound
Goldfrapp- Ooh La La
Melissa Auf Der Maur- Taste You
Thomas Tantrum- Shake it Shake It
Land of Talk- Speak To Me Bones
Paramore- Misery Business
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Isis
Little Fish- Die Young
Hollywood Doll- Gutter Girl
Ianasonic- Bitter
Jessica Allyn- Standing O
Suzanne Vega- Blood Makes Noise
The Ropes- Water and Headphones
Republica- Drop Dead Gorgeous
Amanda Palmer- High and Dry

Thursday, 14 October 2010

This week's playlist

Dead Disco- It's Too Late
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- A.C.D.C
Juliette Lewis- Fantasy Bar
Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles- Do It For Free
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas- Dancing in the Street
Echobelly- Great Things
Kelly Osbourne- Coolhead
Le Tigre- This Island
The Kills- Black Balloon
Soho Dolls- I'm Not Cool
Edie Brickell- What I Am
Lily Allen- Alfie
KT Tunstall- Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump- 100%
Sugacoma- What Goes Round
Skunk Anansie- Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
Regina Spektor- Edit
4 Non Blondes- What's Up
Crystal Castles- Tell Me What To Swallow
Alisha's Attic- Air We Breathe
Helen's Evil Twin- Stop Talking
Grim Dylan- Kids Don't Sleep
Bittybox- Smalltime
The Birthday Massacre- Pins and Needles
Kasms- Don't Hit the Bottom
Karen O and the Kids- All is Love
Blondie- Bang a Gong (Get it On)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Birthday Massacre 8/10/10 Chinnerys Southend

I was both surprised and pleased some months ago when I saw The Birthday Massacre listed as playing at one of my main local music venues. I was even more pleased when I found out of my favourite local bands Trash Monroe were to be one of the support acts. I was so pleased I bought two of my best friends tickets too!

The day soon arrived and as normally when I go to gigs at Chinnerys it never opens on time, we didn't rush to get there at the opening time of 8pm, but unfortunelly for us they actually must have opened on time as we missed Trash Monroe- blast it!

We were just in time for second support act Raggedy Angry who were a group of goth guys who most of them had black eye make up around just one eye which made my friend Ruth think of puppies- and so the whole time we were watching them I was imagining them as puppies! Anyway they weren't very original at all, nothing new, going for the goth metal thing with some electronic noises in between. They also did a cover of Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" but I'm not really sure if I liked that either!

The Birthday Massacre on the other hand were totally awesome. I was surprised that it wasn't actually that busy but they managed to create quite a buzz in the crowd that had turned out to see them. They played a mix of tracks off the new album Pins and Needles as well as some old tracks. I couldn't believe how tiny, their singer Chibi was! For this reason and the fact that Chinnerys has a lot of poles in front of the stage it wasn't easy to take photos. The highlight for me was probably "Happy Birthday" although I really liked the new songs too. I thought Chibi was great, giving the people right at the front high fives and just generally being cool!
the setlist was:

In the Dark
Lovers End
Video Kid
Falling Down
Red Stars
To Die For
Shallow Grave
Pins And Needles
Looking Glass
Horror Show
Happy Birthday

Thursday, 7 October 2010

This week's playlist

The Runaways- Dead End Justice
Girl in a Coma- Their Cell
Rilo Kiley- Moneymaker
Mother Mother- Dirty Town
Roxette- It Must Have Been Love
Lenka- Trouble is a Friend
Polly Scattergood- Other Too Endless
Tiny Masters of Today- Hologram World
The Chalets- Sexy Mistake
Pink- Trouble
Metric- Glass Ceiling
Evanescence- All That I'm Living For
Flyleaf- Breathe Today
Ace of Base- All That She Wants
The Slits- New Town
Feist- Mushaboom
Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Garbage- Special
Ladytron- Destroy Everything You Touch
Hazard County Girls- Red Light
Gabby Young- In This Together
Bittybox- Ride
Dead Weather- Hang You From The Heavens
The Distillers- Beat Your Heart Out
CSS- Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
Heather Nova- I Have The Touch

this show is available now to listen on our mixcloud page!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Music I randomly discover on the computer Number two: Jesca Hoop

A long over due post as I wrote an "music I randomly discover on my computer" post when I first started this blog! So for the benefit of any new readers I'll explain. We have a lot of music on our computer. We used to spend way too much time downloading (only legally these days)! and we also used to have a subscription to a music delivery service when we paid so much a month and got lots of new releases- some good, some bad. So we have stuff we like and even some stuff we don't like, but also stuff I sometimes just across by accident and end up liking!

That's how I found Jesca Hoop! A singer/songwriter/guitarist from California- she also used to be nanny to Tom Wait's children!

Another lovely thing I've just discovered about her is that she contributed a song to a "Raise Hope for Congo" compilation CD- "Proceeds from the compilation fund efforts to make the protection and empowerment of Congo’s women a priority, as well as inspire individuals around the world to raise their voice for peace in Congo"