Tag Archives: Synthpop

It’s All About Siouxsie and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Club Underground on September 8

Siouxsie and the Banshees Yeah Yeah Yeahs Night at Club Underground on September 8, 2023 with DJs Larry G. and Liz O. at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles

I’m back at Club Underground with Larry G. on Friday, September 8 for Siouxsie and the Banshees vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Both rooms of Grand Star Jazz Club will be open and advance tickets are available now for $8 on Eventbrite

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Hear One Hour of My Gorillaz x Daft Punk Set From Club Underground

DJ Liz O. Live at Underground for Gorillaz x Daft Punk Night in Los Angeles on August 11, 2023

It took a while to get this recording on to Mixcloud, but you can now hear the first hour of my set from Club Underground for Gorillaz x Daft Punk night, recorded live at Grand Star Jazz Club on August 11, 2023.

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Listen to the New Beatique Mix with Music from Grey Factor, Body of Light, Yuksek, Jessie Ware and More

DJ Liz O. Beatique Mix for August 2023 featuring music from Body of Light, Grey Factor, Kate Fagan, Dildox and ACIDTRAIN

Since I’m playing a darkwave and post-punk set at Underground x Shadowplay this Friday night and have Disco Matinee coming up on Sunday, I wanted to bring together all those styles in this month’s Beatique mix, which you can listen to now on Mixcloud or via the embed below. 

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A Der Fan Screening Reminded Me of the Importance of Going to the Movies

R on a TV set in 1982 German film Der Fan.
Seeing Der Fan in a theater beats watching it at home.

There’s a moment in Der Fan, when it’s obvious that something is extremely not right about Simone. A cute, teenage boy who clearly has a thing for the protagonist of this 1982 German film hands her a cassette tape. She rejects the tape so casually that I practically gasped while sitting in the front row of a screening at Alamo Drafthouse

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Liz O. in the DJ Booth: May 28 – June 3

No Controles The Offbeat Highland Park on June 1, 2023 with DJ Scarlett Casanova, DJ Liz O. and DJ Vanish

What a week this has been! Got to finish it at Underground, playing upstairs all night for the party’s Cure Night. The crowd was amazing and I have so much to say about that night, but I also have a deadline to meet for a story, so I won’t be able to write about that just yet.

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Watch This Now: Falco- Verdammt, wir leben noch!

Falco verdammt wir leben noch Falco biopic

Falco: Verdammt, wir leben noch! is a 2008 Austrian biopic of the late pop singer Falco, released in the U.S. under the title, Falco: The Rise and Fall of an ‘80s Pop Icon. Now, you might be scratching your head and thinking, “There’s a Falco biopic? Why?” In fact, that’s exactly what went through my dumb American brain when I recently learned of the existence of this film.

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Now Is the Time to Rediscover This 1990 Jam from The Human League

The Human League "Heart Like a Wheel"
Cover of the single for “Heart Like a Wheel” by The Human League

In 2022, a 32-year-old song from The Human League started creeping into my sets. I’ve been a fan of the band since childhood and play them often when I DJ. Yet, I never played “Heart Like a Wheel,” let alone the extended mix of the song, before this year. I began playing “Heart Like a Wheel” because I heard it on a MARS FM broadcast nearly as old as the song itself.

MARS FM 103.1 was a short-lived radio station in Los Angeles during the early 1990s with a truly alternative format. While MARS was known as the “rave” radio station, they played everything from Morrissey to Arrested Development to Messiah. (Check out these old playlists.) It was wild. Years after the station’s demise, my friends and I recalled it in many conversations. A lot of us were, in some way, influenced by the sound of MARS. 

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