Friday, February 11, 2011

"480 Minutes" - New PJ Harvey, Bright Eyes, Wire

While in New York last week I found an actual Sony Walkman cassette player hiding behind my parents' stereo. They weren't using it, so I borrowed it for a project: to play and digitize tapes of me DJing over 20 years ago in London at a club called Totally Wired. The project has been so much fun -- some of the songs that I hadn't heard in 20 years I have recognized instantly, within a note or two. Others, not so much. Funny how the brain/memory works. Anyway, the songs I've been rediscovering informed much of the playlist when I DJed at the Rumble this week. Basically I challenged myself to do a set alternating between one song that was released in the past 12 months followed by a song from those cassettes.

I won't be able to do that today because there is too much new stuff to get to, but some Totally Wired classics will be sprinkled in throughout the show today.

Today we will be debuting new playlist additions from Agesandages (Portland, OR), Akron/Family (Portland, OR), Asobi Seksu (Brooklyn, NY), Bright Eyes (Omaha, NE), Cut Copy (Melbourne, Australia), Esben And The Witch (Brighton, England), The Go! Team (Brighton, England), La Sera (Brooklyn, NY), Oh No Oh My (Austin, TX), PJ Harvey (London, England), Robinson (Worcester, England), Telekinesis! (Seattle, WA), The Twilight Singers (New Orleans, LA,), Wire (London, England), Young Galaxy (Montreal, Canada) , and Yuck (London, England).

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BAGeL Radio Gig Photos (
Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

HIJK/ Ghost Ghost (NYC) @ Lipo Lounge 2/11
*Smith Westerns/ Yuck/ Grand Lake @ Bottom of the Hill 2/13
CAKE @ The Fillmore 2/14
MOS DEF @ Yoshi's SF 2/14 - 2/17
Decemberists @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 2/14
The Radio Dept. @ The Independent 2/15
Dum Dum Girls/ Minks/ Dirty Beaches @ Bottom of the Hill 2/16
Beach House @ The Fillmore 2/18
Godspeed You Black Emperor @ The Warfield 2/19
Gang Of Four @ The Fillmore 2/19
Godspeed You Black Emperor @ The Warfield 2/19, 20, and 21
Man or Astro-Man? @ The Independent 2/21
+ Yo La Tengo @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 2/22
+ *Versus/ Telekines/ The Love Language @ Cafe du Nord 2/23
+ Admiral Radley (members of Earlimart and Grandaddy) @ Bottom of the Hill 2/23
+ Dan Deacon @ Rickshaw Stop 2/23
+ Ted Leo (solo)/ A B and The Sea/ Kevin Seconds/ Angel Island @ Bottom of the Hill 2/24
Robbinschilds/ Kinski @ SF MOMA 2/24
+ Battlehooch/ Nobunny/ Exray's/ The Downer Party @ Bottom of the Hill 2/25
+ Max Bemis/ Trophy Fire/ Westwood and Willow/ Dave Smallen @ Bottom of the Hill 2/26
*Best Coast/ Waaves @ The Regency Grand 2/26
+ *No Age/ Grass Widow/ TBA @ Rickshaw Stop 2/26
+ Fresh and Onlys/ Growlers/ Pleasure Kills Wrong Words @ Bottom of the Hill 2/27
Hellogoodbye @ Slim's 2/28 Biffy Clyro/ Moving Mountains/ TBA @ Rickshaw Stop 2/28

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