Skate Night!!!

Skate Night!!!

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Skate Night! is an all-queer, electro-pop group from New Orleans, LA. We embrace and revive the dance and pop music of the 80’s and early 90’s, mixing it with a DIY spirit and queer aesthetic. We deliver flashy, beat-heavy songs with hooks that practically force you to dance.

Biography

Dylan Ysaguire, Rose Mathis, and Sam Houston have spent years playing in multiple rock bands, both in New Orleans, LA, and Austin, TX.

By the summer of 2009, their various projects had disbanded, and the trio decided to begin working together. Forgoing their familiar rock setup, the group exchanged their electric guitars for a Korg and an “antique” Yamaha keyboard, and dropped rock angst in favor of electronic exuberance. Skate Night! was born. The lineup was complete by the winter of 2010, when drummer and metal veteran Dustin Crops joined the group.

Skate Night! embraces and revives the dance and pop music of the 80’s and early 90’s, mixing it with a DIY spirit and queer aesthetic. Skate Night! is a musical oddity, drawing equally from artists like Depeche Mode, Salt N Pepa, The Smiths, JJ Fad, and Cyndi Lauper, delivering flashy, beat-heavy songs with hooks that practically force you to dance. They have just released their debut EP, “OMG. WTF. WOW.”, are working on their first series of music videos, and are currently playing shows throughout the southeast.

Lyrics

Accidental Wake

Written By: Sam Houston

ACCIDENTAL WAKE

You’re too old, too old to be that trainwreck!
You’re too sad for that shuffle down, shuffle down drunk burlesque!
You never change. You just change your address.

And I am not okay. I’m still picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.
Your accidental wake. I’m still picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.

Silence is more than you can bear!
Quiet: You shudder! You despair! Peace and tranquility: You tear out your hair.
You keep on throwing your hands up and whining that it isn’t fair!

And I am not okay. I’m still picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.
Your accidental wake. I’m still picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.
I should’ve left, I should’ve left, I should’ve left, I should’ve left you for dead!
I should’ve left, I should’ve left, I should’ve left, I should’ve left you for dead!

Is it gambling if you know you’re gonna lose?
I don’t think I died without you. But one of these days, you’re gonna jump and there won’t be a parachute.
Listen to me! I said: “One of these days, you’re gonna jump and there won’t be a parachute!

And you won’t be okay. And we’ll be picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.
Your accidental wake. We’ll be picking up the wreckage of your accidental wake.
We should’ve left, I should’ve left, we should’ve left, I should’ve left you for dead!
We should’ve left, I should’ve left, we should’ve left, I should’ve left you for dead!

I didn’t need you to save me. I just needed you to act like a human being.

Sex Mirage

Written By: Sam Houston

SEX MIRAGE
40 days and 40 nights in the desert of love-
Your body’s like my water: baby, I can’t get enough.
The land was only sand and the sky was on fire above.
I cried so many tears, my heart dried right up.

And boy, I thought you were a sex mirage!
Be my oasis, baby! Be my oasis, baby!
I didn’t think that you were real because
Your body’s so amazing! You got me goin’ crazy!

You know I’m just a wanderer trying to make my way through the dunes.
I’m a broken-hearted man just sitting all alone in my room.
I’m looking for paradise, baby, and I hope that it’s you.
So put your hands up on my body! If I’m gonna believe, I need proof!

Cuz boy, I thought you were a sex mirage!
Be my oasis, baby! Be my oasis, baby!
I didn’t think that you were real because
Your body’s so amazing! You got me goin’ crazy!

Could you be the Promised Land in the form of a man?
Could you be the Promised Land in the form of a man?
You be my sexy sheik on my satin sheets.
I’m your closet freak. Won’t leave bed for weeks.
Be my sexy sheik. Be my sexy sheik. Be my sexy sheik. Be mine! Be mine!

Sex mirage!
Be my oasis, baby! Be my oasis, baby!
I didn’t think that you were real, because
Your body’s so amazing! You got me goin’ crazy!

S-E X-M I-R A-G-E
S-E X-M I-R-A-G-E

Sex mirage!
Be my oasis, baby! Be my oasis, baby!
I didn’t think that you were real, because
Your body’s so amazing! You got me goin’ crazy!

Discography

OMG. WTF. WOW. Skate Night!
Independent release June 2010

"Headphones" Single Skate Night!
Independent release October 2010

(available on iTunes, amazon.com, or direct order through the band at: skatenight504@gmail.com)

Set List

This is an example of one of our past sets:

Words
Lazer Lights
Sex Mirage
Accidental Wake
Jolene
Slow Dancing
Casual Thing
Booty Police
B.T.T.L.
Terrytown Hot
Headphones

A full-length, headlining set by Skate Night! runs about 50 minutes to 1 hour in length. When Skate Night! is the opening act, we try to keep the setlist down to 35-40 minutes. We are more than happy to tailor our set list to an appropriate length depending on the venue, our spot on the bill, etc.

We generally include one or two covers in every set we play. In this case we include our cover of "Jolene" by Dolly Parton. We have also covered "Doll Parts" by Hole and "Goodbye Horses" by Q. Lazzarus. We are currently working on a cover version of "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.