Here’s What I Played at Club Underground on Friday, June 14, 2024

Actors In Real Life single cover
Cover of Actors single for “In Real Life.”

I forgot to take pics last night at Underground. It happens. But, it was another fun night on Friday, the memories of which become hazy after playing music for four hours. I do, however, recall that I really like the way Actors latest single, “In Real Life,” sounds with Roxy Music’s song “More Than This.” It makes sense in my head because Actors always sounded less like a “darkwave”  or “postpunk” band to me and more like people who have listened to a lot of Roxy Music, Bowie, Japan and Duran Duran. But, that doesn’t mean that two songs will go well together and I never know for sure until I try it. 

(Just in case you’re wondering, all my sets are improvised, but, when you’ve been DJing since you were 18 and you’re now a far cry from that, you have a good feel for which songs go together and which ones don’t.)

Also new to my set is “Hechizos” by Glass Spells, which you might have heard me play on Dublab last week. If not, you can click on this link to the archive of the show. Glass Spells are from San Diego and are currently on tour, but, unfortunately, don’t have an L.A. date. However, they will be at the Observatory in Santa Ana on July 17. Check Glass Spells’ website for other upcoming tour dates. The other new addition to my set is Boy Harsher’s remix of Chelsea Wolfe’s song “House of Self-Undoing,” which I love. Anyhow, here’s the set list.  

Glass Spells – Hechizos

Japan – Life in Tokyo

The Human League – Love Action

Blur – Music Is My Radar

Primal Scream feat. Kate Moss- Some Velvet Morning

Optometry – Chameleon

Chelsea Wolfe – House of Self-Undoing (Boy Harsher Remix)

Sally Shapiro – Rent

Chromatics – Shadow (Maceo Plex Remix)

Actors – In Real Life

Roxy Music – More Than This

Depeche Mode – Lilian

Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia

New Order – Love Vigilantes

Interpol – PDA

The Strokes – The End Has No End

Franz Ferdinand – Darts of Pleasure

Hot Hot Heat – Bandages

Bloc Party – Banquet

Soft Cell – What!

OMD – Electricity

Molchat Doma – Sudno (Boris Ryzhy)

Twin Tribes – Sangre de Oro 

The Cure – Play for Today 

Joy Division – Transmission

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date with the Night

Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On

Future Islands – For Sure

School of Seven Bells – Low Times

 Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings

Depeche Mode – But Not Tonight

Pulp – Countdown

Peaches – Fuck the Pain Away

Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night

 Trans X – Living on Video

New Order – Blue Monday

The Bucketheads – The Bomb!

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers

Confidence Man – Angry Girl

Le Tigre – Deceptacon 

Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

The Specials – Gangsters

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Beggin’ 

The Third Degree – Can’t Get You Outta My Head (Smoove Edit)

LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

Phoenix – 1901

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

The Cure – Lovesong

The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Pixies – Where Is My Mind

The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

White Stripes – Hotel Yorba

Jet – Are You Going to Be My Girl?

The Jam – Town Called Malice

Iggy Pop – Lust for Life

Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Freeda Payne – Band of Gold

Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

Jeanette – Por Que Te Vas

Blondie- Tide is High

Pulp – Sorted for E’s and Wizz

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.

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