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International Ladies Day! Buffet do Radio Venus (#60)

Hello Hello!

We hope you had a fabulous International Women’s Day. I was joined in the studio by the marvellous Rachel Kaye, and together we played some of our current favourites - all fanny-powered, of course. You can catch up with the show here, if you missed it.

This is what we played:

1. Janelle Monae with Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
2. The Julie Ruin – Oh Come On
3. Chest – Better Now
4. Savages – City’s Full
5. St Vincent – Digital Witness
6. Eve – Eve
7. Courtney Barnett – History Eraser
8. Angel Haze – Battle Cry
9. Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t Buy Me Love
10. Shopping – Long Way Home
11. Angel Olsen – Hi Five
12. Body/Head – Ain’t
13. Luscious Jackson – You and Me
15. Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now

We’ve uploaded a pic of our special guest to Flickr and you can follow us on Twitter @buffetdisco

Buffet is back on Sunday 23rd March – tune in!

Maria x



Buffet on the Wireless (#58)

Now then!

If you tuned into Buffet – ta, duck! Or if you’re here to find the podcast, click this link. It’s a new year, and our resolution is to play a Bastardised Beatles record every month (we’ve got a lot to choose from). This month it’s Tijuana style, and it’s a good ‘un. This is what was played, and a mighty fine spread it is:

1. Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time
2. Antlered Man – Ian Will Break Again
3. St Vincent – Birth In Reverse
4. ESG – I Can’t Tell You What To Do
5. The Torero Band – From Me To You
6. School of Language – Between the Suburbs
7. The Mighty Wah! – Papa Crack (God’s Lonely Man)
8. Sleaford Mods – Donkey
9. Sisyphus – Calm It Down
10. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
11. Throwing Muses – Milan
12. Sink – Blue Noodles
13. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
14. Strings For Pleasure Play the Best of Bacharach - 24 Hours From Tulsa

We’re back on 23rd Feb. Ciao!



3 days: 3 gigs; 1 session


St Vincent at Leeds Met

St Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union

Drowned in Sound absolutely adore St Vincent, and having seen a clip of her in soundcheck on said website a few weeks ago I was intrigued to learn that her support slot on the Grizzly Bear tour was solo. Apart from supplementary guitar on one song by Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, it was just Annie Clark, a looping pedal, and some sequenced backing. I must say I was surprised by how diverse she could be within those limitations. As Sam commented to me after The Strangers, she somehow managed to go seamlessly from 40s jazz guitar to an onslaught reminiscent of Joe Satriani in just 30 seconds. Songs such as Save Me From What I Want worked really well with her looping backing vocals along with herself, and during the more frenetic passages of Marrow she had the appearance of a manikin suffering a seizure. Her cover of The Beatles’ Dig A Pony was a pleasant surprise too. I was very impressed, and would like to know how these songs come across with a full band.

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Eclectic Mainline 4th November 2009

What a few days lie ahead for gigs in the area!  Tonight (Thursday) there is Grizzly Bear + St. Vincent at Leeds Met Students Union.  Friday night there is Daniel Johnston + Laura Marling + The Wave Pictures at the Brudenel Social Club.  Then on Saturday back at Leeds Met again, Choir Of Young Believers are supporting Mew!  And of all the above, what with it being Fireworks Night, it would seem most appropriate to suggest you watch the marvellous video for Grizzly Bear‘s Two Weeks:

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