Friday, October 30, 2009

Mini Half My Hearts Beats at The 78!

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Apologies for the (very) short notice, but Lynsey and I are starting a new monthly night at The 78 on Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow. For those of you who don’t know the venue, it’s a really nice pub in the west end that serves vegan food and beer and has DJs (and occasional live music, I think) at night.

It’s all come about quite suddenly so we don’t have a proper name for it yet, or flyers, but it would be ace if some of you could make it along to the first one, which will be on Saturday 31st October (tomorrow!).

In spirit, the new night will be kind of like an offshoot of Half My Heart Beats where we get to play some of the lesser-known indiepop we can’t always pull off at our usual night. I’ll probably play some more shoegazey and dream-poppy stuff and Lynsey will play some more of the folk-type stuff she likes.

We’re on from 9pm to midnight, so it’ll be ideal if you just fancy a quiet drink or as somewhere to go before heading elsewhere. Unfortunately we clash with Little League this month (we always seem to manage clashing with Little League), but we should have the last Saturday of the month slot for future months too if you can’t make it this time.

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Also, sorry for not posting the last HMHB playlist or photos yet. I went on holiday straight after it and I've not had time since I got back. They'll be up over the weekend at some point, as will the playlist from tomorrow's thing.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Half My Heart Beats tonight!

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Just a quick reminder that the next Half My Heart Beats is tonight (Saturday 17th October) at The Flying Duck.

We'll be playing indiepop and girl groups from 11pm 'til late. Hope you can come down for a dance!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Playlist from Andy Hart's birthday celebration

Lynsey and I were asked to DJ at our friend Andy Hart's 40th birthday party in Nottingham last weekend. Here's what we played (no names, it was a collaborative effort).

Free Loan Investments - Kick His Balls Out
Pipas - Mental
Stawberry Whiplash - It Rains on Other Planets
The Diskettes - Cabin By The Sea
Eux Autres - Other Girls
Armitage Shanks - Are Friends Electric
The Ballet - Cheating On Your Boyfriend
Summer Cats - In June
The Lucksmiths - There Is A Boy That Never Goes Out
Bricolage - Footsteps
McCarthy - The Well-Fed Point of View
The Hidden Cameras - Smells Like Happiness
Adorable - Sunshine Smile
Irene - By Your Side
The Cat's Miaow - Sleepyhead
The Field Mice - If You Need Someone
One Happy Island - Temporary Tattoo
The Lucksmiths - Sunlight In A Jar
The Loveninjas - Keep Your Love
Pants Yell! - Bi-Coastal Serenade
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Doing All The Things That Wouldn't Make Your Parents Proud
One Happy Island - Anita
Love - Andmoreagain
Slow Club - Giving Up On love
The Just Joans - Grant Kelly
The Smittens - It's A Saturday
The Besties - Prison Song
The Aislers Set - Long Division
The Specific Heats - Violent?
Jonathan Richman - I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
Withered Hand - New Dawn
Half Japanese - Open/Close Your Eyes
The Ballet - In the Face of Everything
Beat Happening - In Between
Tullycraft - Cowgirls on Parade
Airport Girl - The Foolishness We Create Through Love Is The Closest We Come To Greatness
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby
The Pastels - Comin' Through
The Housemartins - We're Not Deep
The Smiths - Cemetry Gates
The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Milky Wimpshake - I Wanna Be Seen In Public With You
The Deirdres - Milk Is Politics
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Heavenly - C Is The Heavenly Option
Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans - Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?
The Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss
The Smittens - Half My Heart Beats
Belle & Sebastian - Dirty Dream no. 2
The Chiffons - When the Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too)
Jens Lekman - You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This and That)