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Last Night’s Playlist (Tourfilter DJ Night @ River Gods)

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 9:17 am | No Comments

Short on sleep and short on time, but I wanted to share last night’s playlist from my latest visit to the River Gods DJ booth for Tourfilter night. For those not in the know, there’s one rule: I only play songs by bands that are coming to the Boston area in the next month or two. I’m especially proud of this one, as I think it contains the highest percentage of locally-made music I’ve played yet… which is a combination of two things: My increased efforts to track down the good stuff, and the amount of really great songs being released around here lately. But more on that in an imminent post.

So here’s the 32-song list, along with the show details for each of these bands’ upcoming appearances (some as soon as tonight). You’ll see a bunch of pre-release songs (thanks, promo people!) alongside old faves. Spent a lot of time on the sequencing of this one… and I’m particularly pleased with the “The Light“/The Lights Out/”Light Into Dark” triptych. What can I say, it’s the little things…

Bradley’s Almanac
Tourfilter DJ Night playlist
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
@ River Gods, Cambridge, MA

01. Lou Barlow – “The One I Call
       playing Fri. & Sat., Oct. 2nd & 3rd @ the Middle East Downstairs
02. School of Seven Bells – “Connjur” (acoustic)
       playing Saturday, Oct. 17th @ the Paradise
03. David Bazan – “Hard To Be
       playing a full band show on Tuesday, Oct. 20th @ TTs
04. The Soft Drugs – “Don’t Sweat It
       playing Tuesday, Oct. 20th @ TT the Bears with David Bazan
05. Grand Archives – “Silver Among The Gold
       playing Saturday, Oct. 10th @ Great Scott
06. Mike Gent (of the Figgs) – “Buried Me Alive
       playing Sunday, September 13th @ TT the Bears
07. Choo Choo La Rouge – “Mostly Air
       playing their CD release show tonight, Friday, August 21st @ PA’s Lounge
08. Built to Spill – “Car
       playing Oct. 9th – 11th @ the Middle East down
09. Loney Dear – “Airport Surroundings
       playing Wednesday, Oct. 14th @ Great Scott
10. Dear Leader – “The Blueprint
       playing Friday, Oct. 2nd @ the Paradise
11. Hallelujah the Hills – “Blank Passports
       playing their album release show on Sat., Sept. 26th @ Great Scott
12. Pinback – “Non Photo-Blue
       playing on Halloween @ the Paradise
13. Lucero – “Tears Don’t Matter Much
       playing Greenfest @ City Hall Plaza tomorrow
14. Dinosaur Jr. – “See You
       playing Friday & Saturday, Oct. 2nd & 3rd @ the Middle East Down
15. The Beatings – “Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained
       playing their CD release show on Sat., Sept. 12th @ Great Scott
16. Sunny Day Real Estate – “In Circles
       playing Monday, Sept. 28th @ the House of Blues
17. The Motion Sick – “The Owls Are Not What They Seem
       playing the Boston Ahts Festival on Sat., Sept. 12th
18. Autolux – “Turnstile Blues
       playing (finally!) on Thursday, Sept. 10th @ the Paradise
19. The Hush Now – “Hoping and Waiting
       playing on Saturday, Sept. 12th @ Great Scott
20. “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” cast – “Dayman
       performing “The Nightman Cometh” on Tues., Sept. 15th @ HoBlues
21. Sleepyhead – “CB
       playing Sunday, August 23rd @ TT the Bears
22. Yo La Tengo – “Nothing To Hide
       playing Wednesday, Sept. 16th @ the Wilbur Theatre
23. The Operators – “The Light
       reuniting tonight @ PA’s Lounge
24. The Lights Out – “Never Going Back
       playing tomorrow @ Greenfest & a CD release show on Sept. 25th @ TTs
25. Mean Creek – “Light Into Dark
       playing Thursday, Sept. 17th @ TT the Bears
26. Pretty & Nice – “Tora Tora Tora
       playing Friday, Sept. 11th @ Boston University
27. You Can Be A Wesley – “Make Up Your God
       playing Friday, Sept. 11th @ Boston University
28. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Higher Than The Stars
       playing Saturday, Sept. 5th @ the Middle East Downstairs
29. Asobi Seksu – “Let Them Wait
       playing Wednesday, Oct. 14th @ Great Scott
30. The Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize?
       playing Sunday, August 30th @ the BoA Pavilion
31. Caspian – “Of Foam and Wave
       playing their album release show on Saturday, August 29th @ TTs
32. Explosions in the Sky – “Your Hand In Mine
       playing Sunday, August 30th @ the BoA Pavilion


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