The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!
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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!
Published: February 27, 2014 |
Nashville is hopping this weekend before SXSW, and here’s a handful of what’s happening over the next three days...
This is Night 2 of Freakin’ Weekend V at Exit/In (sorry, The Deli disqualifies Thursday as ‘the weekend,’ however unofficial it may be).
Diarrhea Planet, Turbo Fruits, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders, Hunters, Fox Fun and Deluxin’ play, beginning at 8pm, $15.
Stagolee, The Cunning, The Allen Thompson Band and A La Carte hit the Mercy Lounge at 9pm, $8.
Ponychase throws their LP release show at The Basement with Jasmine Kaset and Pale Pools at 9pm, $5.
Stone Jack Jones will be giving a free in-store performance at Grimey’s at 5pm.
Night 3 of Freakin’ Weekend V.
Natural Child, Ex-Cult, Cheap Time, Juan Wauters, The Paperhead, Leather Nightmare and Weekend Babes play The End beginning at 8pm, $15.
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes throw their album release show at Exit/In, with Alanna Royale and Blank Range rounding out the bill. Party starts at 8pm, cover is $10.
Noah Gunderson and Armon Jay are at Mercy Lounge at 8pm, $12.
Terrific lineup for the Sunday Post at The Basement:
Coyote Talk, Golden Youth, Sam Hunter, Cardboard Kids and Everyman. Show starts at 8pm, no cover.
Published: March 07, 2014 |
ELEL wins Road to Bonnaroo Round 2!
ELEL for winning Round 2 of Road to Bonnaroo this past Monday. Anyone who has caught them around Nashville will not soon forget the spectacle of 8 musicians (or, more specifically, 7 musicians and a very poppin’ Jo Jo Jackson on bass) grooving on stage to their own sexy vibes. The best part about them is that, between the synth and some well-placed hits on a wood block or cowbell, their music would not be too out of place wafting through a hotel lobby or someplace equally inoffensive. This juxtaposition somehow doubles their indie cred. Speaking of duplicates, Nashville’s coolest Muzak band is about to hit the road with *repeat repeat for Iteration Tour 2014, with stops in Austin for SXSW before returning home. “Kiss Kiss” is their latest single. –Terra James-Jura
Published: March 06, 2014 |
Austin 2014 issue (SXSW)
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Cigarette Trees at The East Room 3.20
An exotic blend of instruments, voices, and beautiful lyrics is what
Cigarette Trees are all about. The song “The Snows” is whimsical and almost from a transcendental realm, and even a little ominous. Their songs are theatrical and the lyrics are genius. They are the Cigarette Trees and they will be playing at the East Room on March 20. Their sound makes for a wonderful listening experience for everyone. You will not be disappointed! -Amanda Aydelott
Published: March 04, 2014 |
Album Review: Panfish, "Demogod"
Wednesday night regulars at Dan McGuinness Pub might be tacking on a few more miles to their drive if they were attending for the sole purpose of seeing Dave Pahanish in action (unless they happen to be East Nasvillians.) He and his band Panfish have moved their hang to The Building for Hump-day Eve. The first show in the new location will be March 5th with special guest SIMO, followed by an open mic, starting at 8pm. For those unaware of the Pahanish empire, follow this
link for a review of the latest Panfish album, “Demogod.” -Terra James-Jura
Published: March 02, 2014 |
Album Review: "Demogod" by Panfish
- by Terra James-Jura
It was a little misleading to look at the psychedelic fish-deity gracefully hovering just above a frying pan, guitar in one of many blue hands, eyes closed and lost in some divine groove on mythical headphones. Adding to the dissonance was the faint whiff of nag champa that wafted heavenward when I slipped the disc for “Demogod” out of its sleeve. It was very strange to me that the packaging for an album by a songwriter with #1 Billboard hits could easily be mistaken for some suburban dad’s DMB hobby band.
Disregarding this, Pahanish has the capacity to pen some universally appealing tunes, having a hand in a few hits for the likes of Toby Keith and Keith Urban. He’s well-known amongst Nashville’s songwriters, and tirelessly active in hosting evenings at the Building and Dan McGuiness Pub, steady platforms that allow him to support new talent. However, like most scenemakers, he flies under the radar of popular awareness.
“Demogod” is an outlet for Pahanish’s wide range of influences to run free. It showcases his ability to produce a strong, possibly chart-climbing specimen in whatever genre he dips into. Soul, hard rock and folk are interpreted through the filter of his persona as the All-American Gypsy. There’s a party anthem in “Have a Good Time” and a down and dirty come-on in “Number 2.” Everything is fair game so long as women, weed and whiskey get their mention.
Of the bunch, I would pin the gentle, acoustic guitar-heavy track “Gypsy” as the most genuine, and “Peace Pipe” as the song most likely to in the middle of a bidding war between Eric Church and Luke Bryan. However, “Creation” really jumped out in the arrangement as the only track that had the magically groovy breath of Cee Lo Green to it. I really enjoyed it, and it made me curious to know what would happen if Pahanish really let his aptitude towards neo-soul rip.
While one would never question Pahanish’s dedication to his music, especially after catching a live performance, any live performance, as he plays them with such energy and conviction that I am sure a few shower doors have fallen victim to his enthusiasm, some of the album came across as detached to me. This could be my ears misinterpreting the deliberate four-track recording as hollow rather than, say,
affectionately lo-fi, but some songs seem more like foster children rather than his own flesh and blood.
The variety of “Demogod” combined with the expert songwriting makes it an engaging album all the way through. His personality shines through whatever angle he approaches from, and in all reality, it’s probably impossible for Pahanish to write a bad song. It’s a solid stepping stone on his path towards conquering Nashville.
Everyone and their mother seems to be having an album release show this weekend, so here’s a short list of who’s doing what where.
Honey Locust release their new album “The Great Southern Brood” with a bang at the Stone Fox with opener Alex Baker of Dewey Decibel. 9pm
Majestico are releasing their album “When Kingdom Come” with a show at Soulshine Pizza Factory 6pm, free.
Slick releases their album “Street Lips” with Moseley and el el at The Basement, 9pm, $5.
This is also Night One of the
The Delta Saints Revue. The Delta Saints take the stage at Exit/In for two evenings. Friday night includes performances by Humming House and Boom Forest. $10 in advance, $12 DOS and $17 for both nights.
Ri¢hie album release show for “Night Game” with Blank Range and Bully at The End at 9pm. This lineup will be like seeing a leprechaun, a unicorn, and Elvis on one stage.
Across the River,
The East Room is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with The Features, Photo Ops, Babe City, Mystery Twins, and *repeat repeat.
Night Two of
The Delta Saints Revue at Exit/In. Saturday night’s show includes Omega Swan and Joe Robinson in the lineup. $10 in advance, $12 DOS and $17 for both nights.
Find your next favorite band at
Gorilla Fest at the Rutledge. Beginning at 4, an epic battle of the bands will be waged between Insane, The Turncoats, Tristen Proffitt, Everson, Take Captive The Captain, The Sweetest Sleep, Arcane Atlas, Paradise in Ruins,Hour Hands, Another Dead Saint, and others.
Supposing that you attend Gorilla Fest, you will be within walking distance of 3rd and Lindsley, where
Wild Cub will be playing with Roman Candle. This event is being presented by Lightning 100, and only a precious few tickets remain, available HERE.
Published: February 28, 2014 |
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