So, this will be my first entry on KDVS's blog. I'd like to introduce myself and talk a little bit about my interests.
My name is Calamity Janie. I do a rock show here on KDVS 90.3 FM, every Thursday night from 8-10 pm. I have been a DJ, on and off, since 1999. I started off doing a show called Mohawk Fetish. As I got more mature, and my tastes in music expanded into genres beyond those of the bemohawked variety, I changed my show name to Handlebar Moustache Fetish (still silly, perhaps, but DEFINITELY more mature). Sometime in late 2007, I stopped doing a show because I thought it would give me more time to do other stuff. Turns out I really missed it. I felt like a superhero who no longer had any superpowers. For Pete's Sakes, I was just a normal person who was at home watching too much TV. There was no longer anything cool about me, I had no indie cred. I missed my friends at the radio station. So I came back in Summer of 2009 and now my show is called Revenge of The Handlebar Moustache. It sounds like a supervillian of the early Western era. I like it.
I don't enjoy clubbing. I enjoy going to rock shows. And I don't mean the rock shows that are in superbig venues that you have to purchase tickets in advance that are upwards of $40.00. More often than not, the shows I enjoy are in a bar, in a cafe, or in someone's basement, garage, or living room, or in an old auto repair shop (huh?).
I will post here about shows I go to. In the last month, I've been to some amazing shows. I went to the Elbo Room in SF with my friend Heather to see Ty Segall and Nodzz on 2/27/10. I went to SF again on 3/02/10 to go to a place called Triple Crown with my friend and fellow KDVS DJ, Emily, to see some of her friends spin records (her friends Chris and Isaac). Thursday 3/04/10 I went to SF once more with Emily, to see Magic Bullets, Splinters, and Hunx and His Punx at Amnesia. Can I just say how hilarious Hunx is live??? I thought I would die laughing, because he acts out the songs and he is so dramatic. I am in love with this zebra-print underweared man... but of course he is flamboyantly, over-the-top gay.
On 3/20/10, my pal Heather and I saw The Teutonics play at The Knockout in SF. I love The Knockout because they have an old-style photobooth where you can go in with a friend and get 4 photos on a strip for $3. What a deal! You can display your photobooth strip on your fridge and remember that night forever. That night, The Teutonics (from San Francisco... I mean from Germany... whoops I forgot) treated us to their 60's musical stylings which are reminiscent of a happier and more innocent time in rock'n'roll. They gave a stellar performance and are total cutie-pies. CRIME (San Francisco's First and Only Rock and Roll Band) were also there to sign autographs for their latest single. I got their autographs, and a picture with them (below). I was starstruck.
Hang with me, and I will keep you informed of any shows that are on my radar for the future, and share with you some more of my awesome experiences at shows.