Here’s What I Played for Taleen Kali’s Shoegaze Night at Harvard and Stone

Taleen Kali Flower of Life vinyl at Harvard and Stone for shoegaze night of Taleen Kali residency September 20, 2023 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Taleen Kali’s latest album, Flower of Life, on vinyl. (pic: Liz O.)

While eating a 1 a.m. Del Taco dinner, I thought about how amazing an opportunity it is to be able to DJ in the L.A. music scenes in which I’ve played for so long. Getting to connect with fantastic bands, DJs and other people through this world is a constant source of inspiration. So, I’m incredibly grateful that Taleen Kali asked me to DJ on Wednesday night for the shoegaze installment of the band’s September residency at Harvard and Stone

Taleen Kali, Izzy Outerspace and Lux Lawless all played fantastic live sets. Given the theme of the night, I put together sets that included some classic and contemporary shoegaze, psychedelic and indie rock. Check out the set list here. 

Set 1

Primal Scream — Higher Than the Sun

La Femme — Cool Colorado

Spacemen 3 — Hypnotized

Bee-Gees- Every Christian Lionhearted Man Will Show You

Cocteau Twins— Cherry Colored Funk

The Chameleons — Less Than Human 

The Pixies— Wave of Mutilation (U.K. Surf)

Slowdive — Skin in the Game

Ride— Vapour Trail 

M83 — Kim & Jessie

Optometry— Television Screen

Giorgio Moroder — Tears

Can — Vitamin C

Pearl and the Oysters — Read the Room

Teenage Fanclub— What You Do to Me

Blur – Bang

Beach House – Superstar

Molly Nilsson — Pompei

Set 2: 

Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

Shocking Blue – Love Buzz

Decisive Pink – Haffmilch Holiday

Austra — Forgive Me

Set 3: 

House of Love – Christine

Broadcast – Goodbye Girls

79.5 – Fight or Fall

The Ocean Blue – Drifting Falling

Set 4:

School of Seven Bells – Low Times

Future Islands – For Sure

?tella – Girl Supreme

The Cure – Primary

The Primatives – Crash

Dum Dum Girls – There is a Light That Never Goes Out

Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold

Booka Shade – Loneliest Boy

Alison Goldfrapp – So Hard So Hot

The Horrors – Something to Remember Him By

Pale Blue – No Words (DJ Tennis Remix)

Superpitcher -Baby’s on Fire

Happy Mondays – 24 Hour Party People

The Smiths – Barbarism Begins at Home 

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