Blondie is for lovers, and a Blondie cover set on Valentine’s Eve (is that a thing?) could be just the ticket to seal the deal with your fit bird/bloke. February 13 at the Seahorse (10pm) Jenocide and Windom Earle perform as Blondie again, for your love.
The night also includes sets by Jorun and Ghettosocks as DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, The Visitation as Billy Idol and Meat Curtains as The Germs. Jen Clarke (Jenocide) seriously hearts Debbie Harry. And everyone loves a superfan, right? “I guess, musically speaking, yes, Debbie Harry is my spirit guide. She's such a captivating live performer. She has so much personality and is so multi-dimensional from sweetheart to badass, but no matter what mood she embodies through her performance, she is so fierce. Especially from a context of being in a band with several guys, she holds her own in a such a remarkable way,” says Clarke. “I was front row centre with my Eat to the Beat LP when Blondie played the Casino last fall. The moment Debbie looked at me I started sobbing, a la Debbiemania. I couldn't believe that she was right in front of me, singing songs I've listened to a million times, still fierce as ever.”
Clarke plans on playing “really high energy” Blondie songs from her early catalogue, such as “Kung Fu Girls,” “Didn’t Have the Nerve to Say No” and some classics. “'Rapture' was a kind of magic highlight of our last performance and I look forward to breaking it out again. Nathan Pilon (keyboards) brings out the sax on that one so things get way funky,” says Clarke. “We're going to play 13 songs, so this will be an epic, something for everyone kind of set.”
“Last time I had three costume changes, I'm looking to up the ante for this performance, and I know the other bands are dressing up too, so it will be a great spectacle.”