Here’s What I Played at Harvard & Stone on May 23, 2024

Family of Light live at Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 23, 2024 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Family of Light live at Harvard and Stone on May 23, 2024. (Pic: Liz O.)

My whirlwind Memorial Day Weekend began on Thursday night with gig playing in between and after live sets from Host Family, the Rose Haze and Family of Light at Harvard and Stone. The show, presented by The Witching Hours, was fantastic and you should check out all of the bands on the bill. 

I arrived right around the time Host Family started their set and it felt like walking into Spaceland. The band has a very turn-of-the-21st century L.A. indie vibe, which I really appreciate. The Rose Haze was followed with a set that was a lot heavier than I had anticipated. Kate Ramsey is a fantastic guitarist, as well as a singer.  Family of Light hit the sweet spot between psyche and shoegaze, which influenced a decent chunk of what I ended up playing in this set. 

Check out my own set list here. This set includes new music from Blushing, Ride, Curses and Taleen Kali, plus a mix of indie club hits and some deep cuts. 

Set 1: 

Blushing – Sugarcoat

Ride – I Came to See the Wreck

Slowdive – Skin in the Game

Saint Etienne – Kiss and Make Up

(The Rose Haze live)

Set 2: 

Stone Roses – Wanna Be Adored

The Beatles – It’s All Too Much

Big Star – September Gurls

Teenage Fanclub – What You Do to Me

Pixies – Gigantic

(Family of Light live)

Set 3: 

Shocking Blue — Love Buzz

Optometry – Chameleon

Echo and the Bunnymen – In Bluer Skies

Elastica – Da Da Da

Alaska y los Pegamoides — Bailando

The Smiths – Barbarism Begins at Home

Future Islands – For Sure

School of Seven Bells – Low Times

Actors – Only Lonely

Curses – Elegant Death

Cold Cave – Villains of the Moon 

Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On

Joy Division – She’s Lost Control

French Police – HER

Twin Tribes – Sangre de Oro 

Taleen Kali – Flower of Life (Dildox Remix)

Le Tigre -Deceptacon

Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

Chemtrails – Join Our Death Cult

The Smiths – Ask

The Primitives – Crash

The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

Bloc Party – Banquet

Soft Cell – What!

Ultravox – Dancing with Tears in my Eyes

Spandau Ballet – To Cut a Long Story Short

Lebanon Hanover – Sadness Is Rebellion

Actors – Face Meets Glass

Fontaines DC – Jackie Down the Line

Pixies – Debaser

New Order – Ceremony

Roxy Music – More Than This

Edwyn Collins — A Girl Like You

Belle and Sebastian — Lazy Line Painter Jane

Echo and the Bunnymen — The Killing Moon

The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

Bee Gees – I Can’t See Nobody

The Beatles — Here Comes the Sun

Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun

Information for my upcoming DJ gigs is below.

Friday, May 31

Club Underground: 2000s Night @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012

Details: 9 p.m., 21+, Tickets available on Eventbrite or Dice

Sunday, June 2

Disco Matinee @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012

Details: 3-7 p.m., 21+, Click here for tickets

Saturday, June 15

Klub Nocturno @ Catch One 

4067 W. Pico Blvd., Arlington Heights 90019

Details: 9:30 p.m., 21+, Click here for tickets