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Monday, April 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday Track Listing, 4/25/2013

Before starting up my shift this afternoon (that's 2pm-7pm Eastern every weekday at Altrok 90.5 HD2, don'tcha know) I figured I'd pass along some onfo on the Thursday night thing I've been doing at City Square within iPlay. For a 9pm-midnight shindig with no cover, cheap beer and cheap eats, this playlist just looks better and better. (And there's a Trivia Night that precedes it from 7-9pm, so you can show up and win stuff just for playing. A guy named Gil runs it and he's never at a loss for words. Fun stuff.)

Last Thursday was an intimate night, attended by the right people, just not a lot of them, but some great folks had a good time nonetheless. Here's what the "Best Of The 80's And 90's" playlist (yeah, I snuck in some from the new millennium anyway) looked like:

The Clash - "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)"
Alphaville - "Big In Japan"
APB - "What Kind Of Girl"
Doctor & The Medics - "Spirit In The Sky"
Elastica - "Connection"
Yaz - "Situation"
The Smiths - "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' On The Sun"
Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit)"
Soul Coughing - "Super Bon Bon"
Soho - "Hippychick"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away"
R.E.M. - "What's The Frequency Kenneth"
The Psychedelic Furs - "Pretty In Pink"
Oingo Boingo - "Dead Man's Party"
Modern English - "I Melt With You"
Morrissey - "Suedehead"
Killing Joke - "Love Like Blood"
The Jam - "Start"
Lo Fidelity Allstars - "Battleflag"
Happy Mondays - "Step On"
James - "Sit Down"
Gang Of Four - "I Love A Man In Uniform"
Depeche Mode - "Route 66 (Remix By The Beatmasters)"
EMF - "Unbelievable"
LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Cutter"
The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know"
Doves - "Catch The Sun"
Edwyn Collins - "A Girl Like You"
The Cure - "Let's Go To Bed"
Public Image Ltd. - "Rise"
Electronic - "Getting Away With It"
Blancmange - "Living On The Ceiling"
Big Audio Dynamite II - "Rush (Single Mix)"
New Order - "Ceremony"
The Church - "Under The Milky Way"
The Wonder Stuff - "A Wish Away"
Me, My Mom, My Dad, My Brother (Live At The Melody, 1991) - Miles Hunt & Matt Pinfield

(Playlist approximate - I was using two source systems, so they don't talk to each other when storing playlists. I suppose pen and paper would work...)

We'll do it again next Thursday - if what's above is your thing, be there.

Throwback Thursdays with Sean Carolan
City Square Bar & Grill
inside iPlay America [Map]
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Some Drinks, Some Burgers, Some Music

For the past few Thursdays (and tonight is no different), I've been holding down the fort at City Square, a bar establishment within the iPlay America indoor theme park. It's a reasonably comfortable affair, made all the more comfortable by the promise of some great tracks (moving between the 80's & 90's - I've played Joy Division, Beck, Depeche Mode, Soul Coughing, The Cure, Lo-Fidelity get the picture) while you down your $5 angus burgers and $2 Miller Lites. If enough people show, we move the tables out of the way and voila! A dance floor.

Come on by and have a beer. We've got the music.

Throwback Thursdays with Sean Carolan
City Square Bar & Grill
inside iPlay America [Map]
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728

Friday, April 19, 2013

Last Night At City Square

Deep in the heart of Freehold, NJ, in the middle of an indoor amusement park, there is a rather well appointed bar. In that bar, on Thursday nights, I've been spinning what can best be described as "the extended Melody Bar library".

If you've been missing it, it's time to stop doing that. This week, we heard Sonic Youth, The Alarm, New Order, The Smiths, Cake, Lo-Fidelity All-Stars, and I even snuck in a little Franz Ferdinand. Next Thursday, be there and I'll play more of the same, from 9pm to midnight.. Or later, if it's a big enough crowd.

By the way, besides the music, there's $2 Miller Lites, $5 Bar Pies and it's even a cheap night out.  Here's yer details...

Throwback Thursdays with Sean Carolan
This Thursday (4/25) and every Thursday
City Square Bar & Grill, within iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728-2938

Blur Streams "Fool's Day" On Their Facebook Page (And It Can Be Got)

Sometimes, you get a press release you just want to paste through...

To celebrate Record Store Day 2013, Blur are streaming their 2010 Record Store Day single, Fool's Day, exclusively on the Blur Facebook page. Click here to listen now.
Fool's Day was originally released in April 2010 on 7" vinyl. Selling out straight away, the song is now only available in Blur 21: The Box. Find out more here.
I, um...think I'd like a box. (Who's getting me one?)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Going To The Guitar Show? Here's What's Up.

Brookdale Public Radio (consisting of 90.5 The Night, Altrok 90.5 HD2 and Brookdale Student Radio) is proud to present the original and best guitar show on the Jersey Shore...

The Brookdale Guitar Show is the single biggest annual fundraiser for member-supported Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night.

In its 16th year, the Brookdale Guitar Show continues to grow, thanks to the support of the event from vendors throughout the United States and from the incredibly talented musicians who showcase their skills. Now recognized as the premier guitar show on the Jersey Shore for guitar and music enthusiasts of all ages, it is also an extremely successful fundraiser for Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The NIGHT.

There'll be performances, clinics, discussion panels, and of course stuff to buy. Here are the particulars...

Sunday, April 14th
Doors at 10am

Donald D. Warner
Student Life Center
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738

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