Wednesday, August 27, 2008

another long weekend...

buncha shows this weekend, a little something for everyone, it seems. I gotta work Saturday so there's nothing happening on friday, far as i'm concerned (hahahaa...) but Saturday starts right with the boys from Guns n Bombs are doing a DJ set at the Lotus. They've done some killer remixes & the tracklists of some of their mixes reads like a 'best of' list. cra-zy. Check out one of their early mixes:

Guns N Mixtape:

Download (right-click): Guns_N_Mixtape.mp3

Decisions to be made on Sunday tho... Calvin Harris at Celebrities for a big night of sweatin & dancing to disco & house - if you wanna party & you've got some cash to blow (we are talkin Celebrities, here...), or something a little more towards the live music end of the spectrum with a live set by Brooklyn's own !!! at Richards??? Decisions, decisions...

Check the links on the left for tickets & prices - hope to see you round somewhere this weekend, wherever it may be...

(that's a shot of the first ever labour day parade, btw - September, 1882 (lil' something for all us workin stiffs, yeah?) mr_

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sept & august shows...

damn, kids! next couple months is looking bu-sy! no mixes this time around, just reading... (sigh.)

First up we've got !!! on August 31 at Richards on Richards. Bit more Brooklyn rock than electro but check the Hot Chip remix of Must be the Moon, a brilliant cut that loved the remix even if it didn't entirely need one... I've got the original buried in that first mix I posted a couple weeks back, check it out if you haven't already... tickets at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat, Highlife - all the usual suspects (ticketmaster too, but fuck them...)

September really picks up so be forewarned...

Battles starts it off Sept2 at Richards. They're signed to Warp Records, I think that says a lot (So's !!!, btw). I dunno that you'd really call these guys electro at all. But man they're fuckin brilliant. Maybe not for everyone, but that's probably part of their charm, yeah? Tickets at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat, Highlife - all the usual suspects

Then it's The Jaun Maclean on Sept9 at Richards again. Some of the hottest house production out there right now & they're supposed to play a killer live set. They're signed to DFA (LCD Soundsystem & Hercules & Love Affair, anyone?) so you know what kind of quality you're getting. If you want to dance this is NOT one to be missed... tickets same as above...

Goldfrapp's playing the Commodore on Sept16 but I think that's already sold out so if you didn't get tickets yet you might be SOL on that front. Imagine a British M83 with more lyrics (but maybe not quite as good - Happiness is a great song, tho). Guess there's always the scalpers out front or a long wait hoping some extra tickets get released just before they start their set... Tix at all the usuals, just in case...

Obviously, the best of the month's gonna be CSS on Sept17 at the Commodore. If you haven't heard these guys go to MySpace right now! Tilly & The Wall opens & I've heard rumors that the show's already sold out so if you don't have tickets yet you'd better get some now. (Right now, I mean it! Stop reading this & go buy tickets!) The official after-party's at Republic where CSS'll be doing a DJ set till 3. Grab a CSS minimix here to get a taste of what you'll be missing if you don't get shopping right f#&*ing now...

that's gotta be enough for now. blog posts are usually only 3 lines long... mr_

Monday, August 11, 2008


Shout out out out out = two drummers + four bass players + two samplers + five synthesizers + one vocoder. volatile dance music.

weeelll... that's what their myspace page says. Went down to Richard's last night to check them out. that myspace blurb makes 'em seem maybe a bit more unusual than they are, i think. I gotta admit though, I wasn't expecting too much - I've got a couple of their singles (check the mix) & my favorite tracks on both of them are the remixes. heard they made for a good party though & tickets were cheap so why not?

truth is though, they might have 2 drummers but no one mentioned their drum machine & that box it was the hardest working member of that band on Sunday, no shit. Sure, the crashes were huge, & the snares were bangin but i dunno, enough with the twirling drum sticks already, yeah?

It was a pretty good party though, all said. & i'll still keep playin em out in sets - especially the remixes...

on that note, check out the mix, something quick & dirty i ripped this afternoon - gotta keep the memories fresh, yeah? a whole bunch of shoutoutoutoutout (obviously), chromeo, a killer bumblebeez track, fourtet

Shoutoutoutoutout!!! mix:

Download (right-click): shoutoutoutoutout!!!.mp3

that's it, i'm out. mr_

Monday, August 4, 2008

back from the long weekend...

Back from the long weekend, slugging through that first day back, watching the clock tic...tok...tik...toc... but hey, nothing picks the day up like some free tunes, yeah? How can you say no to that?!?!

So in the interest of making everyone's day just a little bit easier (& i think it's supposed to be something like blue skies & 30 f%@#*ing degrees this week, so if you're stuck inside, you need all the help you can get...) i slapped together a short mix of a bunch of (mostly) last years hits (well, hits for me, at least). A little LCD Soundsystem, some CSS, the Presets, !!!, Digitalism, Klaxxons, bunch of others - you should definitely take a minute & check it out, i don't think you'll be disappointed.

damnthatunderscore blog launch mix:

Download (right-click): BlogLaunchMix.mp3

See?!?! Told you it was worth it... Anyway, keep checking back for more goods, i've got plenty of records (though maybe not SO much time...), plus there's a couple links to some killer mp3 blogs on the right there, & postings for upcoming shows in van-city that're sure to be brilliant (i mean, why else would i suggest them?!)

aight, that's it, i'm done. Good luck gettin through the week, go to the beach if you've got a chance & keep comin back for more!!!


damnthatunderscore... Blog Launch Mix:

1. North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem
2. Slide In - Goldfrappe (DFA Remix)
3. Standing in the Way of Control - Le Tigre
4. Are You the One? - The Presets
5. Alala - CSS
6. Must be the Moon - !!!
7. House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture
8. We Are Your Friends - Justice vs Simian
9. Pogo - Digitalism (Digitalism's Robotic Remix)
10. Romantic Rights - Death From Above (Erol Alkan's Love From Below Re-edit)
11. As Above So Below - Klaxxons (Justice Remix)