We've been wanting to do an album special based around The Sonics' spectacular debut for quite some time now, and when we heard that the band were going to be playing the Royal Festival Hall on the same night as a Phoenix HDIF, we knew the time had finally come. This Saturday, we'll be playing every track from "Here Are The Sonics", throughout the course of the night - most of them after midnight, so you'll have plenty of time to make it from the RFH to The Phoenix if you're coming after the show. And what a line-up of classics that is. "The Witch"! "Boss Hoss"! "Psycho"! "Have Love Will Travel"! "Do You Love Me?"! "Strychnine"! It's going to be a wild, wild night!
Our guest DJ for the night is Simon Balthazar from Fanfarlo. He'll be on from 10.30pm-midnight.
Indie song of the week: "Outdoor Miner" by Wire. A total classic from the band supporting The Sonics on Saturday night.
Soul song of the week: "My Sugar Baby" by Connie Clarke. I recently got this northern classic on seven inch, so I'm looking forward to playing it out on Saturday.
In preparation for Saturday night, we've put together a podcast called Songs The Sonics Taught Us, containing the eight songs covered on "Here Are The Sonics" and the four Sonics originals. You can listen here: http://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/songs-the-sonics-taught-us/ or download as an mp3 here - http://www.mediafire.com/?20066p63czeg2yl
Advance tickets for Saturday night are here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/121956
That's all for now. Hope to see you on Saturday night!
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Saturday June 18th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, three minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station, 9pm-3am, £4 members, £6 non members, advance tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/event/121956. Membership is free from www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Guest DJ: Simon Balthazar (Fanfarlo)
As The Sonics are playing Meltdown on June 18th, we thought it would be a good idea to mark the occasion by having a Sonics album special. We'll be playing every track from their spectacular debut album, "Here Are The Sonics", throughout the evening.
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