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Kung Fu Crimewave

Deli CMJ Anti-Folk Stage at Sidewalk Cafe 10.19


Those looking for a little escape from the craze of the CMJ week will find an ideal refuge at the East Village's Sidewalk Cafe, where on Friday, we'll be showcasing seven local singer/songwriters and anti-folk outfits for a free evening of intimate performances and sharp-tongued poetry. We' ve got the funny, quirky ones like headliner Mal Blum, Luke Kelly & acolytes, a.k.a Kung Fu Crimewave, with their far-fetched stories, Crazy & The Brains, self-defined party-punk four-piece every bit as frantic as the name suggests, and Ben Pagano who touched at a true contemporary issue in one of his latest releases - yes, hipsters. We've got the emotional performances, courtesy of St. Lenox, and Bird to Prey who will be releasing her 'Saved By The Storm' album, and finally, we've got Go Love, eclectic collective of artists revolving around Ray Brown and whatever/whoever may tickle his fancy. Literally most everything we could file under 'Anti-Folk' - that is, expect some acts that may change your perception of this fairly versatile label. In the picture: Crazy & The Brains.

B.E.A.F. 2012 - Indie Rock Stage at Spike Hill with The Denzels, The Can't Tells, Big Ups + more

Tonight is the third night of our NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artists Fest). If you like indie rawk, this is your nite!

Spike Hill - $6 - 21+

12:00 Big Ups
11:10 The Can't Tells
10:20 The Denzels (in the picture)
9:30 Deathrow Tull
8:40 Twitchers
7:50 Kung Fu Crimewave

See you there!
The Deli's Staff

Kung Fu Crimewave releases video, plays Deli B.E.A.F. at Spike Hill on 05.25

A quintessential expression of the recently deceased Manhattan label/studio Olive Juice Music, Kung Fu Crimewave is a band of brothers (and sister) featuring the Kelly family of Brooklyn -- “Kung Fu” Luke, “Tae Kwon” Jo, and Neil Kelly. Rounding out the five piece is Deenah Vollmer on electric mandolin and Preston Spurlock on keys. Charming male and female vocals twinkle on Kung Fu Crimewave’s 2011 effort “Capitol Punishment,” a record filled with unpretentious melodies, crooked guitars lines and imaginative lyrics, in the best lo-fi pop tradition. The band, who recently released this DIY video of the song "Forgot about Rock'n'Roll, will be opening The Deli's B.E.A.F. Indie Rock Stage at Spike Hill on Friday May 25 - more info here. - Corinne Bagish


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