Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hungry Beat!'s Favorite Tracks: Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed it All"

We figured it was about time over here at Hungry Beat! HQ to put our Youtube search obsession to good use by finding videos made for some of our absolute favorite songs to play at Hungry Beat!, and telling you a little bit about why we enjoy playing them so much.

I realized something the other day. I could listen to the Esther Williams song, "Last Night Changed it All" anytime, anywhere, countless numbers of times in a row, and never ever grow tired of it. In fact, hearing the song instantly puts me in a better mood and makes me want to dance. It might be the perfect party song, strong drums, seriously soulful voclas, but an overall upbeat pop sensibility. I read somewhere that it's been sampled innumerable times. I'm sure that if I racked my brain I could come up with one or two, for now I'll just say I'm not surprised.

Even though we played "Last Night Changed it All" at last week's Hungry Beat! it might be one of those that's just perfect enough to make an appearance again this week. Only one way to find out...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hungry Beat! Playlist from 5/22!

Thinner playlist than usual as we welcomed bands for the first time at Hungry Beat! Thanks to everyone who came out to ensure that a great time was had by all. We will see you all again next Saturday May 29th as we are joined by Finnish band Cats on Fire!

Dononvan - Epistle to Dippy
Vic Godard & the Subway Sect - Stop That Girl
The Temptations - I Want A Love I Can See
Claude Francois - Sur Le Banc 21
Barbara Lynn - You Left The Water Running
The Vontastics - I'll Never Say Goodbye
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
Comet Gain - If You Ever Walk Out of My Life
The Field Mice - If You Need Someone
Felt - Ivory Past
Rocketship - It's Gonna Be Soon
Vivian Girls - Moped Girl
Maria - I Remember It was to Feel
Liechetenstein - Apathy
Cats on Fire - Tears in Your Cup
Brilliant Colors - I Searched
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts

< Young Prisms >

14 Iced Bears - Inside
Catwalk - Past Afar
Close Lobsters - Loopholes
Shop Assistants - Here It Comes
X-Ray Spex - I Can't Do Anything
The Pleasure Seekers - What a Way to Die
The Smiths - What Difference Does it Make
Big Gun - Heard About Love
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill

< Dominant Legs >

The Wake - Talk About the Past
Esther Williams - Last Night Changed it All
Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators - If This Ain't Love
Eddie Holman - I Surrender
The Ethics - Look At Me Now
Shangri-Las - Sophisticated Boom Boom
Mary Wells - One Block From Heaven
Comet Gain - Hate Soul
The School - I Want You Back
Belle & Sebastian - Jonathan David
June Brides - Disneyland
Plastic Bertrand - Sha La La Lee
Lizzie Mercier Descloux - Fire
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
The Wake - Crush the Flowers
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Pastels - Comin' Through
The Jam - Strange Town
Talulah Gosh - My Best Friend
Cause Co-Motion - Take A Look
The Undertones - Here Comes the Summer
The Chesterfields - Best Friend
The Aislers Set - Through the Swells
Charles Wright & the 103rd St. Rhythm Band - Express Yourself
Archie Bell & the Drells - I Just Can't Stop Dancing
Claude Francois - J'Attendrai
Sunday - Ain't Got No Problem
The Showstoppers - Heartbreaker
The Marvelettes- All The Love I've Got
France Gall - Laissez Tomber Les Filles
Pulp - Lipgloss
Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Seven Days Too Long
The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
The Butlers - Laugh Laugh Laugh
Cleo - Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie
The Perfections - Girl You'd Better Hurry

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hungry Beat! Playlist from 5/8!

The Monochrome Set - He's Frank
The Troggs - With A Girl Like You
Primal Scream - Ivy, Ivy, Ivy
The Groove Farm - Me, Me, Me!
The Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
Black Tambourine - Lazy Heart
The Flatmates - Here Comes The Summer
Unrest - Winona Ryder
A Certain Ratio - Shack Up
The Soul Seven - Southside Funk, Pt. 1
Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce
The O'Jays - I Dig Your Act
The Parliaments - Testify
The Emotions - Stealing Love
Nico - I'm Not Sayin'
Lou Reed - I Can't Stand It
Liechtenstein - Roses in the Park
The Siddeleys - What Went Wrong This Time?
The Go-Betweens - Life at Hand
Action Now - Try
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Dolly Mixture - Everything & More
The Jam - Start
The Who - So Sad About Us
Major Lance - The Beat
The Supremes - Love is Like an Itching in my Heart
Brother Jack McDuff - Can't Get Satsfied
The Sapphires - Slow Fizz
The Thrills (60s girls on Capitol, not the modern Irish group) - What Can Go Wrong
The Invincibles - It's That Love of Mine
Jay J Jones - I Don't Know About You
Sunny & The Sunliners - If I Could See You Now
Jacques Dutronc - J'ai Mis Un Tigre Dans Ma Guitare
Josef K - Sorry For Laughing
Plastic Bertrand - Sha La La La Lee
Comet Gain - Hideaway
Essential Logic - Fanfare in the Garden
Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast
Aislers Set - Mission Bells
The Shangri-Las - Right Now and Not Later
The Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On
The Exciters - Blowin' Up My Mind
Brigitte Bardot - Ca Pourrait Changer
Les Tres Bien Ensemble - Je Veux Etre Un Symbol Sexuel
The Liminanas - Je Ne Suis Pas Tres Drogue
The Three O'Clock - Stupid Einstein
Biff Bang Pow! - There You Go Again
The School - Hoping & Praying
The Chiffons - He's So Fine
The Supremes - I Hear a Symphony
The Velvet Satins - Nothing Can Compare To You
Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor
Barbara Lynn - I'm a Good Woman
Edwin Starr - Time
The Third Guitar - Save Me
Gilberto Gil - Bat Macumba
Talking Heads - Cities
The Flirts - Jukebox
Madness - Cryin' Shame
Jilted John - Jilted John
The Flatmates - I Could Be in Heaven
Comet Gain - Love Without Lies
The Pastels - Something Goin' On
Morrissey - Suedehead
Orange Juice - Felicity
The Jam - Strange Town
The Bodines - Therese
The Pale Fountains - Jean's Not Happening
The Lilys - Baby's a Dealer
The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life
The Waitresses - It's My Car
Love is All - Wishing Well
Girls at Our Best! - Pleasure
The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train
Jasmine Minks - Think!
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Let's Make This Precious
Dolly Mixture - Remember This

Thanks as always to eveyone who came out, and made this night extra fun. Be sure to join us on May 22nd as we welcome Dominant Legs from San Francisco. It's the first ever Hungry Beat! to feature a live band so let's be sure to give them a nice turnout!

See you soon...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hungry Beat! is Saturday at La Cita! Get Ready to Dance to New Music From the School!

In mere hours, Loveless Unbeliever the first full length record Welsh band the School will be delivered to the hands of this Hungry Beat! DJ. It's been a highly anticipated record around these parts for awhile now, and it's here, finally here. The School have an incredibly enthusiastic approach to the 60s girl group sound they present in their songs. Everything that I've heard from their previous singles, and EPs (many songs from which are represented on this full length) show that they have a nifty knack for producing music that sounds sophisticated and confident, but more importantly than that it sounds young and FUN! Expect to hear this record played loudly at La Cita on Saturday night, and expect to dance feverishly...