We’re back from Bowlie 2 and getting ready for our Christmas Extravaganza on Friday night. We’ll be playing our favourite bands from ATP plus the odd Christmas song here and there!
We’ll also have on sale the new Christmastime, Approximately compilation from Where It’s At Is Where You Are for the special discount price of £5. Get down early for free entry before 10pm when we’ll be handing out mince pies and homemade Swedish cakes. Yum!
We’ve been asked by our friends at Fortuna Pop! to DJ at the third night of their Winter Sprinter on Thursday 6th January. Topping the bill is one of the greatest lyricists of the last ten years Darren Hayman with a full band. Support comes from The Wave Pictures and The Leaf Library. The full line-up looks like this:
Tuesday 4th January – Shrag, The Loves, Standard Fare
Wednesday 5th January – Comet Gain, The Loft, Veronica Falls
Thursday 6th January – Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern, The Wave Pictures, The Leaf Library
All three dates take place at The Lexington. You can snap up your tickets now from We Got Tickets. It sure to be a great mini-Winter festival!
After our big Christmas party on Friday night, I’ll be DJing on Brick Lane for crumble. This will be a much louder affair with selections from the more post-punk and noise pop sections of my record collection.
There’s some other great guest DJs on the night too. I DJed back for them in May this year. You can see what I played by clicking here.
It’s free to get in all night and I’ll be on at around 3am. More details on Facebook.
Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Big Pink Cake
Things To Make and Do
Stolen Wine Social
Librarians Wanted is a new night in Brixton putting on exciting new bands with dancing to loud indiepop, 60s, soul and post-punk.
Things To Make and Do is a record label with two of our favourite bands at the moment in The ABC Club and Blood Oranges. We’re thrilled to welcome both to our Christmas party!
I’m delighted to finally announce that I’ll be taking Scared To Dance back to Bergen in January! We had a blast last time round and we’re also itching to do the night in Olso too. Excitingly, we’re taking Allo Darlin’ with us who will play before the club nights in both cities.
Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’
Saturday 22nd January
Landmark, Rasmus Meyers Alle 5, 5015 Bergen, Norway. [+47] 55 55 93 10
10pm – 3am. CC: 80,-/160,-
Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’
Sunday 23rd January
Mono, Pløensgate 4, 0181 Oslo, Norway. [+47] 22 41 41 66
10pm – 3am.
Ticket details coming as soon as we have them!
I had stopped keeping a record of what I’m playing at gigs recently due to the sheer volume of DJing I’m doing. However, after a lovely email from someone saying they enjoyed my set so much here’s what I played –
Taken By Trees – The Greyest Love of All
Jens Lekman – Black Cab
The Pastels – Crawl Babies
The Specific Heats – All I Want
Black Tambourine – Throw Aggi Off the Bridge
The Primitives – Spacehead
Belle and Sebastian – Dog on Wheels
The Magnetic Fields – I Think I Need a New Heart
The June Brides – Every Conversation
Allo Darlin’ – My Heart is a Drummer
Talulah Gosh – Talulah Gosh
Shrag – Tights in August
The Shop Assistants – All Day Long
Felt – Spanish House
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
Islands – Rough Gem
Depeche Mode – People Are People
Best Coast – Crazy for You
The Smiths – Ask
The Field Mice – This Love is Not Wrong
The Wake – Pale Spectre
Wild Nothing – O Lilac
New Order – The Pefect Kiss
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
The Pains were on top form and after hearing Belong at the listening party before the show, I can assure you it’ll be one of the best releases of 2011!
On Friday 17th December we’re having our bumper packed Christmas Extravaganza Special at King’s Cross Social Club!
We’ll have guest DJing from Where It’s At Is Where You Are, Spiral Scratch, Big Pink Cake, Librarians Wanted, Things To Make and Do and Stolen Wine Social who will be playing indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.
As usual it’s free to get in before 10pm. Entry is then £3 for members and £5 for non-members. You can become a member for free by emailing us and we’ll give you your own membership card. Doors open from 9pm to 2am.
I’m DJing at the last Pains of Being Pure at Heart London show of the year on Thursday. It’s happening at 229 Venue with an amazing supporting cast of 14 Iced Bears and The Zebras. Tickets are selling fast but there’s still time to nab one at We Got Tickets.
The band will be playing songs from their forthcoming second album Belong which will be released in early 2011. We can’t wait to see them off in what’s been an incredible year!