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Sat Nov 17th - R.E.M. Special at HDIF in London

Post by ian » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:24 pm

Rather than clutter up the forum with threads about HDIF nights, I thought it would be tidier to have one rolling thread. So here it is. Click on last page to see the entry on the latest night.
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Post by ian » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:26 pm

First up...this Friday, Feb 8th, at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton.

This Friday's HDIF in Brixton will be a vinyl-only special. After our storming night at the 100 Club the other week, it feels right to me to take the night back to its roots - to go back to those seven inches and vinyl albums that I first lugged to the Buffalo Bar five and a half years ago. My idea was to celebrate the wonder of vinyl, to delight in a tradition that's existed since the very first pop classic, but I also like the notion of giving the HDIF playlist a shake up that I can't quite control. What do I have on CD but not vinyl? What bands won't I be able to play? What bands will I rediscover? I have a lot of Sarah and C86 sevens, I know that. And a lot of B&S and Smiths albums on vinyl, so the favourites are covered. But what else? I really don't know how Friday's going to turn out - please come along and find out!

I'll be taking requests, as always, but they'll have to be on vinyl. So the best way to ensure that I play your request is to bring it along. Any format - seven inch, ten inch, twelve inch, album - as long as it's vinyl. Extra marks for limited edition coloured vinyl of course. Our guest DJ, Sarah Dorman of Glasgow's Winchester Club, will be playing exclusively from vinyl too. And she's promised lots of surprises...!

However!

I do know one thing that will be happening for sure. On Friday night, Offbeat in Sheffield and Little League is Glasgow are also staging nights - and Chris from Offbeat has suggested that we play the same record at the stroke of midnight. And while I'm a fan of surprises, I think it'll be more fun to know what that song's going to be, so you can dance to it knowing that kindred spirits in Sheffield and Glasgow are doing exactly the same thing. So...avert your eyes if you don't want to know....that song will be..."You Made Me Realise" by My Bloody Valentine. Oh yes.

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Post by Trev » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:34 pm

Keep averting those eyes!
ian wrote:. So...avert your eyes if you don't want to know....that song will be..."You Made Me Realise" by My Bloody Valentine. Oh yes.
Wow. I never ever understood the remit. That's a kick arse shoegaze influencing rock beast of a song. I like. And I also like the midnight idea. I hope to be there on Friday - depends on how my finances are after the great wallet loss of 2008.
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Post by tonieee » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:28 pm

ian wrote:I do know one thing that will be happening for sure. On Friday night, Offbeat in Sheffield and Little League is Glasgow are also staging nights - and Chris from Offbeat has suggested that we play the same record at the stroke of midnight. And while I'm a fan of surprises, I think it'll be more fun to know what that song's going to be, so you can dance to it knowing that kindred spirits in Sheffield and Glasgow are doing exactly the same thing. So...avert your eyes if you don't want to know....that song will be..."You Made Me Realise" by My Bloody Valentine. Oh yes.
What a great idea. It's like when they have the national link-up games at bingo!

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Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:28 am

that is such a great song as well, an ex put it on a mix tape for me and its forever been a favourite of mine since!
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Post by ian » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:26 am

Gregory Webster of Razorcuts and Sportique fame will be our guest DJ at HDIF in Brixton this Friday. It feels like an age since the last Brixton night, so we’re itching to go.

Indie song of the week: “Jeanne, If You’re Ever In Portland� by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
Sixties song of the week: “Care Of Cell 44� by the Zombies

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Friday 7th March
Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9
9pm-2am, £4 for members, £6 for non members, membership is free from hdifmembership@yahoo.co.uk
Guest DJ: Gregory Webster from Razorcuts

We play: heartbreak and joy.

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Post by ian » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:32 am

Hello!

It's one of those weird months where the third Saturday is directly after the first Friday, so the next HDIF is actually this weekend. Our guest this month is Dickon Edwards of Fosca, who'll be celebrating the release of Fosca's new album, "The Painted Side Of The Rocket".

Indie song of the week: "Do It Clean" by Echo And The Bunnymen.
Sixties song of the week: "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Bob Dylan

Any requests? What would you like to hear on the night?

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Ian x

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Saturday March 15th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, three minutes walk from
Oxford Circus tube station, 9pm-3am, £4 members, £6 non members. Membership
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Guest DJ: Dickon Edwards (Fosca)

We play: The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:08 pm

We're very pleased to welcome back Ali and Andrew from Lucky Soul as our guest DJs at HDIF. Their set at HDIF in central London last year was excellent - you could tell by the way the set built from amazing slow songs to upbeat dancers that they'd put a lot of thought into what they were going to play. This appearance is a warm up for the band's show at Astoria 2 on April 17th, so please come along!

Indie song of the week: Bye!, "Oh No, Baby Don't" - Superb song on a split single from Slumberland. Listen to it on the band's myspace here - http://www.myspace.com/byesongs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sixties song of the week: "Foggy Notion" by Velvet Underground

Hope to see you on Friday!
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Friday 4th April
Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9
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Guest DJ: Andrew and Ali from Lucky Soul

We play:
The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore * The Orchids

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:01 am

Hello!

We've very happy to say that this Saturday will be HDIF's SIXTH BIRTHDAY PARTY! We'll be the same age as Calvin from Calvin And Hobbes. Hurrah! Last year had our T-Shirt Weather special on our birthday and as the sun seems to be sporting its finest C86-style fisherman's cap, I thought it would be fun to do it again. Here's how it works:

Now I understand that many of you are stylish folk who prefer a sharp shirt or a gorgeous vintage dress to a humble t-shirt, and if that's you then the following doesn't apply. But if your style does extend to t-shirts, then could you please come along wearing a band or music-related t-shirt. Maybe you've got an old Razorcuts or Sea Urchins t-shirt from back in the day. Or you have a cool Saturday Looks Good To Me or Herman Dune t-shirt (or a James Brown or Supremes t-shirt, for that matter). Whatever nifty item of bandwear lurks at the back of your wardrobe, now's the time to dig it out and show it off to the world.

Our guest DJs on Saturday are The Wave Pictures. They're playing a gig at the Camden Crawl earlier in the day and then hotfooting it down to the Phoenix. Their album has been one of my favourites of the year, so I'm really looking forward to hearing what they play.

Indie song of the week: "Canada" by Low. As many of you will be going to see Low at the Union Chapel before HDIF, I thought I'd dig out their noisiest moment.
Soul song of the week: "Age Of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by Fifth Dimension. I know I said I'd never play this at the Phoenix again after that amazing night in 2006, but I played it on NYE in Brixton and every night on my Scandinavian tour, and it went down so well each time that I thought, ah, why not? Spring has sprung, after all. Let the sunshine in!

Any requests?

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Ian x

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Saturday April 19th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, three minutes walk from
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Guest DJ: The Wave Pictures

We play: The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore

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Post by stolenwine » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:40 pm

we had a great night and my visiting friends enjoyed it immensely as well. i'm suffering today but at least i got to spend the day in bed (unlike my partners in crime).

i have to say i was a bit surprised that you declined an airfields request because you didn't know who they were! all the indiepopkids have been talking about the album lately. i thought for sure you'd have heard them at least! finger on the pulse and all that. we were also a bit miffed that you didn't want to play the wake and the bodines...but hey, it's your club and we still had a good night despite that. we probably should've done the wise thing and put our requests in early and/or sent mp3s. next time!
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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:31 pm

i'm glad you enjoyed it!

i know who the airfields are thanks to your indie travel guide to toronto, of course, but i haven't heard anything as yet. thankfully, i've got the album now, so i can rectify that. i didn't have the particular wake song that was requested and i was up for playing 'therese' but i just didn't find the right moment. still, it was a fun night. i particularly enjoyed 'canada' by low followed by 'canada' by the field mice. tiny things and all that...!

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Mon May 12, 2008 11:13 am

Here's the next installment...!

Just a very quick note to say that we're having a Neutral Milk Hotel special at HDIF this Saturday. As Monday will mark the tenth anniversary of "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" being released in the UK, we're playing all of the album over the course of the evening. I'll play the first of the selections at 9.20pm sharp - possibly "Communist Daughter", I haven't decided yet - so arrive early if you want to hear the whole album. Our guest DJs for the night are Helen Love's Bubblegum Killers DJs, who'll be warming up for their Indietracks appearance with a suitably day-glo selection of indiepop, bubblegum and The Ramones. Hurrah!

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Saturday May 17th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, three minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station, 9pm-3am, £4 members, £6 non members. Membership is free from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Guest DJs: Helen Love's Bubblegum Killers DJs. Also, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of Neutral Milk Hotel's "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" in the UK, we'll be playing all of the album over the course of the evening.

We play: The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore

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Post by jamie » Thu May 15, 2008 12:10 am

We're really looking forward too it, just getting our records together now.
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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:21 am

Hello!

Just a quick note to say that this Friday's HDIF is the last HDIF in Brixton for two months. The Canterbury Arms is closed for a family party next month, so after this we'll be back in August. The guest DJ on Friday is Rocker of The Rosehips and Dandelion Radio, who'll be playing a set of indie pop and northern soul.

Indie song of the week: "I Love You Like A Madman" by The Wave Pictures
Soul song of the week: "Til You Were Gone" by Frank Wilson

Any requests? What would you like to hear?

Hope to see you on Friday!
Ian x

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Friday 6th June
Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9
9pm-2am, £4 for members, £6 for non members, membership is free from hdifmembership (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
Guest DJ: Rocker (The Rosehips/Dandelion Radio)

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by I Need a Blanket » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:36 pm

ian wrote: Any requests?
Hi Ian! Please could you play something off the new School EP? I can't stop playing 'I Want You Back.' Now I'd like to dance like an idiot to it :)
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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:33 pm

It'll be a pleasure!

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by lizlove » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:35 pm

can someone please take photos of people dancing like idiots to our songs, thanks!

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by glitterbadges » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:35 pm

Hey, is anyone going to Brixton July 24th to see Even As We Speak/Hong Kong In The 60s/Mexican Kids At Home/The Give It Ups?

Even as we speak, cannot miss!

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Re: The one size fits all HDIF thread!

Post by ian » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:25 pm

yeah, it should be a fantastic show. it's mary wyer and her husband, with some special guests, playing even as we speak songs and a few her name in lights songs too. i did suggest that mary should get in touch with stuart about playing indietracks, but apparently they're leaving the country the day after this show.

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Post by Pop Kid » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:43 pm

glitterbadges wrote:Hey, is anyone going to Brixton July 24th to see Even As We Speak/Hong Kong In The 60s/Mexican Kids At Home/The Give It Ups?

Even as we speak, cannot miss!
Holy crap! Even As We Speak.

I'm in Nottingham that day though - I can't believe it.

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