Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hungry Beat Playlist 9/18! (Two year anniversary/Last night at La Cita) Edition

So these are the songs that were played as Hungry Beat! turned two years old, and as we said goodbye to La Cita. It's been a great place to be, and we thank you for coming out time and time again to dance to selections from our record collections. We'll be back soon with even more tunes to delight your ears, and move your feet..

Eux Autres - You're Alight

Soft Healer - Movie Light

Marie Et Les Garcons - Rebop Attitudes

The Concretes - Seems Fine

The Siddeleys - What Went Wrong This Time

Close Lobsters - Loopholes

Sea Lions - Let's Groove

Love - You'll be Following

The Four Seasons - Beggin'

Dum Dum Girls - Pay for Me

The Shop Assistants - Home Again

Buzzcocks - Boredom

Orange Juice - Felicity

Aztec Camera - Oblivious

Myron & E with the Soul Investigators - Cold Game

Les Surfs - Shoop Shoop... Va L'Embrasser

Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill

The Tremeloes - Here She Comes Now

BMX Bandits - Top Shop Girl

The Smiths - Ask

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

Otis Redding - Satisfaction

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

Dauphine Williams - I'm Your Man

A Certain Ratio - Shack Up

Girls at Our Best - Fast Boyfriends

Comet Gain - Hideaway

Conflict - It's Not Enough

Chin Chin - Revolution

Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang, I'm a Burnout

Talulah Gosh - My Best Friend

The Revolving Paint Dream - (Burn This House) Down to the Ground

The Modettes - White Mouse Disco

France Gall - Laissez Tomber Les Filles

Martha & the Vandellas - Nowhere to Run

The Shirelles - Last Minute Miracle

The Intruders - Check Yourself

Chris Clark - Love's Gone Bad

Jesse Boon & the Astros - I Got the Rings

Frances Nero - Keep On Lovin' Me

Belle & Sebastian - Dirty Dream # 2

The Zombies - She Does Everything For Me

The Go-Betweens - The Life at Hand

Morrisey - Suedehead

Chantal Kelly - Notre Prof D'Anglais

Shirley Ellis - Soul Time

The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold

The Charlatans - The Only One I Know

Primal Scream - Rocks

Inspiral Carpets - Joe

The Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People

The Clean - Tally Ho

Love is All - Wishing Well

The Breeders - Head to Toe

New Order - Age of Consent

The Strokes - Hard to Explain

Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul Part 2

Pandoras - Anyone But You

The Specials - Concrete Jungle

The Waitresses - It's My Car

Parliaments - Don't be Sore at Me

The Marvelettes- All the Love I've Got

Los Canarios - Get on Your Knees

Jacques Dutronc - On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien

Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

The Primitives - Way Behind Me

The Vaselines - You Think You're a Man

New Order - Temptation

Pulp - Disco 2000

The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again

The Pastels - I Wonder Why

Altered Images - I Could be Happy

The Field Mice - Sensitive

The Creation - Makin' Time

Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss

The Beach Boys - I Get Around

The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Our Second Anniversary!

Saturday night's Hungry Beat will be our two-year anniversary and the last Hungry Beat until we find a new venue. Looking back, it's been really fun hanging out and playing music we love for you.

Hungry Beat began with the notion that kids would dance to indie pop mixed with soul, girl groups, 60s pop, mutant disco, and post-punk influences. We keep things up-tempo and accessible. You'll hear the rare or under-appreciated next to your favorite anthems.

(Fun, fun, fun! during the Pehrspace days)

We had our first few nights at the co-op Pehrspace in Echo Park. Things were very much DIY. In addition to promoting and spinning we were also the bouncers. We did well enough that the neighbors started noticing. Michael was already packing them in at Punky Reggae at La Cita, so they decided to give us a Saturday.

Sometimes you land right on top of the zeitgeist by not chasing it. There was a renewed interest in indie pop thanks to a string of strong releases from Slumberland and Yay. Groups like the Dum Dum Girls were building a new, noisier Wall of Sound. Downtown L.A. had finally become a viable destination for night life and we were right in the middle of it, across from Angels Flight and right next to the old City of Paris department store.

(They were dancing like crazy to the Jasmine Minks when this was taken!)

The b-sides and flexidiscs began getting as good a response as the hits. The requests started getting less random and people started asking for stuff we actually had in our 45 boxes. We brought in Cats on Fire, one of our favorite new bands, all the way from Finland to make their West Coast debut.

(Cats on Fire!)

La Cita has been good to us through the slower siesta months and during a recession. With fall approaching they decided to shake up their Saturdays, so as of tonight we are looking for a new home. Thanks for your support and stay tuned, we'll be back!

(How lucky we are to have such a dapper clientele)

(Bye for now...)