X-mas card making at Makerhood, The Dogstar Sunday 2 Dec. Funtimes!
December 2012 is special to us. It’s two years since our first Librarians Wanted gig at the Dogstar in Brixton - the very night we learned how to DJ. That gig was headlined by the magnificent Evans the Death, and it was the start of what’s been two amazing years and will hopefully be many more LW years even though we live in different places.
Our 2nd birthday is coming up at The Victoria in Mile End in a week and we hope you will be there! But now, a bit about our old home, The Dogstar, probably one of our favourite venues ever! (particularly the ballroom)
We were lucky to be back at this place on Sunday 2 of December. We played all our favourite songs (and some Christmas hits by Lisa Bouvier, The Pogues and Mariah Carey!) in the downstairs pub. It was a great atmosphere where people were making Christmas cards, there was pantomime and live bands - all hosted by the great local initiative Makerhood. Thanks so much for having us - we will be back anytime you’d like to have us!
Andrew Clarke from Makerhood sang some beautiful songs in a santa hat!
That eve we were asked to come back this coming Sunday (9 December), by the lovely people at Craftyfox Market. And of course we will! We will be based in the pop-up tea lounge in the 1st floor ballroom between 11am and 2pm, playing our indiepop and all kinds of music while eating cupcakes and having a cuppa or three. Then we’ll be buying the rest of our xmas pressies..
We hope to see you at the LW 2nd birthday at The Victoria…
We hope to see you at the Dogstar from 11am, perfect timing for cupcake brunch! And we also hope to see you on the 14th at The Victoria, Mile End, where our friends Stars in Coma, Lost Summer Kitten, Electrophonvintage and The Choo Choo Trains will play some lovely lovely songs. OH, and on the 18th at Victoria & Jacob and Hoshal Patrick’s Christmas Party where we’ll also be DJing, and last but not least Playhouse at the Waiting Room where LW’s ‘DJ Powar-Cliffe’ will rock the party with Nat and Lauren and some others. So much library theme music in December… and we hope you’ll be there!
Librarians Wanted turns two years old this December - and what an incredible two years it’s been for us hosting our favourite bands!
Within those two years we’ve all grown up a little, we’re drinking a little less Jaeger, we are living in two different countries, (three if you count Cambridge as a country) but we are still three friends who love dancing and fistpumping to the music we adore.
(We’ve been slacking off on the cupcake baking lately though, we blame it on leaving that magical measuring cup behind in Bethnal Green)
We’ve been asked to DJ at the lovely Hangover Lounge at The Lexington, Angel, this Sunday (21st of October) and are mega excited! Especially as it’s a bookswap edition, which means you bring a book you’ve read and take someone else’s with you! If we remember we’ll bring a few Librarians Wanted badges! (not as nice as the real librarian badge our pal Roger demonstrates above, but LW ones)
We wish we could part with our copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or To Kill A Mockingbird - or How to be a Graphic Designer without Losing your Soul (we fear we lost ours shortly after graduation!) - but these are too dear to us… However, owning two copies of the wonderful The Little Prince we could possibly bear to get rid of one!
We’ll also be preparing some of our fave songs to play while you’re enjoying your Sunday roast/hangover! We’ll be on early, at 2.30pm +/-, so come along to fistpum with an ale in one hand and a book in the other!
Thursday is only a few days away and we’ve got the stage times for you for our night of dream pop! What are the chances of falling in love in front of the stage… that handsome cardie clad guy swaying along to HUSH! thinking they are the next big thing and that you are probably the most beautiful thing… well, buy your advance tickets for £5 or bring £6 on Thursday and enough cash for a couple of pints and life makes 100% sense!
Here are the timings!
Doors (to the basement, you can come hang out for a late… lunch before that): 8pm!
Franz Kirmann - 8.15-8.45pm!
H U S H ! - 9-9.30pm!
Victoria & Jacob - 9.45 onwards and they’ll melt your heart!
DJs upstairs and downstairs: Bronze Medallists, Librarians Wanted and the ‘new addition’, David Preshaah from Hoxton Radio!
If you like The Knife, Au Revoir Simone and Pains of Being Pure at Heart - this is not to be missed! Be the one who was there to see these electro shoegazey dreamy wunderpopkids take to the stage at Power Lunches 04.10! Oh. Yeah.
PS. It’s looking to get very busy, so get your tickets here to avoid going home sulking!
PS2. If you want to check if the hot cardie guy is attending, have a look at the FB event. See, we told you he’d be there… swoon!
Victoria & Jacob
With DJs: Librarians Wanted/Bronze Medallists
Indie Pop, Chill Wave, Dream Pop
Librarians Wanted Presents a fantastic night of alternative indie and
electro music, straight in the heart of Hackney, in the beautifully
atmospheric Power Lunches venue. Each act offers something unique;
detailed electronica to upbeat Indie Pop. Guaranteed to be a
mesmerising and intimate event. DJ’s included, only £5 entry.
Victoria & Jacob are a London based duo that produce and write
warm, ambient dream pop that sits somewhere between The xx and Lykke
Li. Their lo-fi and ethereal sound incorporates indie-pop song
structures drenched in hazy synths and woven with sweet vocal cuts.
They have supported Com Truise, Mystery Jets, Active Child, Jeremy
Warmsley (Summer Camp), History of Apple Pie plus many more.
Fresh out of the studio with Clock Opera, HUSH! release their debut
single –‘Teenage Weekends’ this month. This is Indie Pop not far from
the likes of Phoenix, offering an eclectic mix of everything good
about the 80’s with a modern touch.
Producer Franz Kirmann is described by influential record label Lo
Recordings (Grimes, Four Tet) as “a fascinating blend of electronic
and organic tones that combine to create something undeniably special.
Immersive, expansive and haunting, it manages to be otherworldly and
familiar at the same time.”
Guiding you in from start to finish will be Indie Pop curators
Librarians Wanted. Travelling anywhere from ambient chill-wave to
Future Garage to Electro-Pop to emotional encores, they’re ably
assisted by Bronze Medallists DJ’s with a mix of Twisted Anthemic
Date: Thursday October 4th
Name: Librarians Wanted presents : Victoria & Jacob
Line-up: Victoria & Jacob, HUSH!, Franz Kirmann, Librarians Wanted,
Venue: Power Lunches
Address: 446 Kingsland Road Hackney, E8 4AE
By Bus: 67, 149, 236, 242, 243, 394 Overground: Haggerston
Price: £5 in advance - tickets here!
Facebook event here!
We are so so happy to be DJing at Indietracks this summer, the festival where the three of us met in 2010 and decided to start our club night, where we’ve met so many other friends that have made us have the best time. Indietracks every year until we die. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forever and ever.
We’ll be playing our favourite tunes (and of course dancing like crazy too) in the tram shed after the bands on the Saturday night - and we’re wondering - is there such a thing as a twee rave?
(without drugs and dodgy, spiky haircuts, but with cardigans, and happy, dancy people)!
The summer of 2010 Rupert and Silja ventured to their very first Indietracks with the cheapest and probably least waterproof tents from the Argos stock. At a gig we met David - who introduced himself by asking, “Are you Swedish?” and none of us were. And so the story of the three Librarians Wanted began. (and ironically we’ve hosted a lot of Swedish bands since…)
Someone at the festival joked that we should form a band, but with limited musical talents, maybe DJing would be our thing instead. We all had a past (and a present) of making romantic/depressive/hopeful mixtapes for long lost or potential or totally unfulfilled loves.
Before we left Indietracks for London we’d toasted to starting our own club night and to learn how to DJ and bake. We had our first show in December 2010 with Evans the Death headlining and since then we’ve hosted lots of our favourite bands, always with (more or less deformed) cupcakes and a library card discount.
The only rule for Librarians Wanted is that we love the music we choose. The DJ sets and the bands - we don’t care about what is cool and what is right and what is indiepop, only, really, what is love (“Baby, don’t hurt me”). Yes, it should be a little bit like falling in love, hearing a song or a band for the first time and knowing in that instant it’s your new favourite. And it should be about meeting new friends you can leave alongside, smiling, when the evening is over, even if you entered the room a little bit shy and awkward and on your own.
Hello everyone! We’re excited to be hosting three great bands this May! We’re at The Victoria, in-between Mile End station and Victoria park. Our last night there had a great atmosphere and was loads of fun, so we’re back again! It’s a charming pub and does great American Diner style food. So why not head straight there after work to get yourself a good seat and a burger before the bands start!
This time, we’re very excited to be able to present the following three brilliant acts for the night.
Ghosts You Echo are a London based 3 piece, that utilise an ensemble of sounds ranging from keyboard to violin.
'Taught, dark, percussive songs filtered through this one woman band’s unique musical vision. Her DIY approach, using vintage drum machines and battered guitars, is generating a lot of airplay. And with her stellar set at last year’s Emerging Proms Festival, the future is looking bright for Ghosts You Echo' Roundhouse.org.uk
One Man Destruction Show is Adam Harmer, a rock and roll playing one man band. He’s got all the percussion an act could ever need.
'Within seconds of him starting, the curious crowd are grinning in disbelief at one man making such a wonderful racket'
Tender Objects are an Anglo-Swedish indiepop band, with jangling 12-string electric guitars and male-female vocals, whose debut release is a split CD EP on Dufflecoat Records.
'Tender Objects are the next big thing!'
FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/327866670620659/
Last FM event: http://www.last.fm/event/3287981+Librarians+Wanted
Timings to follow shortly!
Rupert, David and Silja LWxx
Pretty girls, pretty boys have you ever heard your mummy scream, noise annoys!!!
We sure have - Big Pink Cake and Librarians Wanted are very very excited about presenting a noisy noisy noisy time with THE BLANCHE HUDSON WEEKEND - rising from the ashes of The Manhattan Love Suicides, charming us with their sonic sound scapes and hypnotic pop… gorgeousness, immediacy and noise straight to the heart.
HOROWITZ - Fuzz, fuzz and more fuzz brilliance from tools you can trust, honest to goodness stuff, our indie pop hard core heroes!
THE FIREWORKS - Snap, crackle… P!O!P!, noise, noise and then ooh its gone all quiet… then ouch… me earholes… eeeeee!!!
PLUS PLUS PLUS those amazing we can’t wait to go berserk on the dancefloor SPIRAL SCRATCH DJs… YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!! indie pop sugary sweetness. Free cakes provided…sugar rush indie POP party people… losing IT!!!! £5 on door or wegottickets!