Here’s What I Played for Oasus and Asi Fui at Harvard and Stone

Oasus, Oasis tribute band, live at Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles on October 13, 2023 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Oasus live at Harvard and Stone, October 13, 2023 (Pic: Liz O.)

On Friday the 13th, I DJed at Harvard and Stone in East Hollywood for a night that included live sets from Asi Fui and Oasis tribute band Oasus, plus a couple burlesque performances. Long Beach-based Asi Fui is a terrific band with a ‘90s alternative vibe. I wish I knew the name of the dubby song with the melodica that they played early in the set. They closed with a cover of Blur’s hit “Song 2,” which was a perfect good-natured troll for anyone who remembers the Blur vs. Oasis battles of the 1990s. 

Having never seen Oasus, or Oasis, live, last night was a real treat. Oasus pays a spot-on tribute to the Manchester band. They sounded so close to the albums I played over and over again at the end of high school and beginning of college, which is probably better than I could expect from seeing the original band play live. 

Asi Fui live at Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles on October 13, 2023 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Asi Fui at Harvard and Stone (Pic: Liz O.)

Sometime after Oasus played, I started looking through my laptop for the Walker Brothers, which I could have sworn I dropped into Rekordbox while I was prepping for the gig. Of course it wasn’t there. So, I pulled out my phone, figuring that I could jump onto my hotspot and download it. That’s when I saw the message that my phone is now running iOS 16.7 whatever and that my battery had dropped down to 30%. How the hell did that happen? When did my phone decide to update itself without being plugged in anywhere? I’ve still got more than an hour until I can get an Uber and head home. Why didn’t I bring a charger?

In the end, everything worked out. People liked the sets. I’m okay with not getting “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” in there. My phone didn’t die while I was refreshing Uber and waiting for the surge to drop. Plus, one of the bartenders had a great charger, which gave my phone some much-needed juice in the five minute wait for the driver to arrive. It was, overall, a really good night, but the moral of the story is always carry a phone charger, espcially if you have an iPhone. Apple is going to do what Apple wants to do.

Anyhow, you can catch me next in Highland Park at The Offbeat for No Controles! on October 19, where I’ll be playing alongside a live performance from INXS’D, the INXS experience. 

Here’s what I played at Harvard and Stone on October 13, 2023. 

Set One:

Primal Scream – Come Together

Happy Mondays – Loose Fit

Saint Etienne – Spring 

?tella – Charmed

Suede – Beautiful Ones

Chapterhouse – Pearl

Trashcan Sinatras – Obscurity Knocks

The Magnetic Fields – Long-Forgotten Fairytale

The Cardigans – Carnival 

Pixies – Gigantic

Set Two: 

The Charlatans – The Only One I Know

The Smiths – Boy with the Thorn In His Side

Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

Belle and Sebastian – Legal Man

The Beatles – It’s All Too Much

Lynn Collins – Think (About It)

Freda Payne – Band of Gold

Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

The Jam – Down at the Tube Station at Midnight

Tijuana No! – Spanish Bombs

Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

The Status Quo- Pictures of Matchstick Men

Love  – Alone Again Or

The Primitives – Crash

Set Three: 

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

Blur – Girls and Boys

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers

Confidence Man -Angry Girl

Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walking

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Beggin’

The Style Council – My Ever Changing Mood

Set Four: 

The Smiths – There Is a Light that Never Goes Out

Future Islands – For Sure

Phoenix – 1901 (Mike Balance ReRub)

Sonic Youth – Bull in the Heather

Pixies – Where Is My Mind

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — Magenta Mountain

Animal Collective – My Girls

The Dynamics – Seven Nation Army (Patchworks Holiday Inn Remix)

Bon Entendeur vs Françoise Hardy – Le temps de l’amour

Belle and Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane

The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun

Bee-Gees – To Love Somebody

Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

Catherine Wheel – I Want to Touch You

Jesus and Mary Chain  – Just Like Honey

Mazzy Star – Fade into You

Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) (Extended Mix)

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