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The Districts

New Music Video: "Rocking Chair" - The Districts

The Districts just premiered a new music video for "Rocking Chair" over at NME. In it, they get a bit freaky in the woods, and you might learn a good lesson about playing with fire for a video shoot. It was produced by Dog Days Film. Enjoy!


All-ages Homecoming for The Districts at FUC May 15

2014 has been a huge breakout year for The Deli’s Philly Emerging Artist of 2013 winners, The Districts. From releasing their first label album with Fat Possum, to touring with Austin’s White Denim, and playing shows in the UK and beyond, they have made some major moves. Tonight’s all-ages show at First Unitarian Church will be a brief homecoming with old friends before they embark on a June tour with Dr. Dog, and get ready for big summer festivals like Lollapalooza, XPoNential Festival, and the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland. The Districts will be joined this evening by their good pals Pine Barons, Nashvilles’s Clear Plastic Masks and Fly Golden Eagle. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $12, All Ages (Photo by Caitlin McCann) - Bill McThrill


Austin 2014 issue (SXSW)
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The Districts Opening for White Denim at Union Transfer Feb. 27

I think, by now, the rise of The Districts has been well-documented on The Deli's site. If you still haven't taken a listen to our Philly Emerging Artist of 2013, then you really need to catch up and do it now. But I really think that the best way to experience them is live, which you can do tonight when their tour with Austin rockers White Denim rolls into Union Transfer. And if you plan on going to SXSW, you'll also be able to find them at numerous showcases this year as they wow the crowds with their youthful exuberance and wise-beyond-their-years songwriting. Before you do all this, check out our recent interview with The Districts' talented yet humble frontman Rob Grote HERE. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $15, All Ages (Photo by Caitlin McCann) - H.M. Kauffman


Where Is My Mind?: The Districts' Rob Grote

I’ve been going back through our earlier posts about The Districts to put together the intro to this interview. It really almost feels like yesterday when I came into the old HotBox Studios to check out our first collaboration together with Lushlife for our Choice/Cuts video series. Matt Smith was excited to show me footage of an in-studio session that they did with a high school band from Central Pennsylvania. Obviously, we now know that they were The Districts, and the video was their performance of “Funeral Beds,” which eventually went viral two separate times on Reddit. Soon after, they were victorious in our bi-monthly Featured Artist(s) Poll. The band also won the hearts of our Deli editors in other cities in the Open Submissions round of our Year End Emerging Artists Poll 2012. In 2013, they spent a lot of their time winning over the Philly music community with each fiery live performance, and then came the big news that the group had signed to well-respected indie label Fat Possum Records. Since then, the floodgates have opened with offers to open for their hometown heroes Dr. Dog at the Electric Factory and tour with Austin rockers White Denim, who they are currently on the road with right now. So it wasn’t really a surprise to us, here at The Deli, when the votes came in, and The Districts unanimously became our Philly Emerging Artist of 2013. We had a chance to chat with frontman Rob Grote, before he left on tour, about the amazing experience that they had last year since moving to Philly, what’s next, and more, which you can check out HERE!

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