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The Deli's DIY Live Listings: 10/20 - 10/25

Luke and the late nights

This is a weekly entry that highlights some of the artists who posted their upcoming shows in our show listing section (right hand side column of this page). Any band can promote their show in The Deli's DIY Live Show Listings section for free.

Tuesday 10/20:Max and the Wild Things @ Dan McGuinness

Heartbeater @ The Basement

Wednesday 10/21: Get Got, James Fate, and Tallest Trees @ Mercy Lounge

Thursday 10/22: Music Society, Zach Broocke, The Kingston Springs, Max Beizer, and Luke & The Late Nights @ Dan McGuinness

The Worsties @ Mercy Lounge

Friday 10/23: Blue Cadet Three @ Little Hamilton


NBN Review: The Basement Showcase

 Kopecky Family Band

The Carter Administration, a Nashville group whose members look like they took a break from fixing computers to play rock music, opened The Basement NBN showcase Thursday, Oct. 8. Mixing nerd charm with infectious riffs that are easy to follow, they keep things at mid-tempo unlike the following Wheels on Fire.

Wheels on Fire was a screech of garage rock simmered down by a lot of keys and tambourine rattles. Touches of soul and a country twang sophisticated a sound that was energetic but not especially memorable.

The venue was pretty full by the time The Deep Vibration was up, and Reno Bo, who apparently seems determined to play in every Nashville band at some point (in addition to fronting his own killer act), took the stage with the guys from The Deep Vibration to show his support. The band put on a decent show with Matt Campbell’s high, quirky vocals layered over happy, americana guitar-heavy melodies.

Mississippi band Colour Revolt followed and presented more standard rock fair with a trippy, meandering edge in the guitar. Sometimes it just sucks to be the fourth rock band in a lineup, at which point the audience, apart from avid fans, ceases to be entertained by the typical guitar-bass-drums combination. Yet despite this obstacle, they still held their own respectably.

Kopecky Family Band was the night’s highlight, picking things up in a brotherly-sisterly fashion. Looking like The Outsiders with a female addition. They have Carter Family-closeness and a ghostly, rustic sound quite like what is found on Sun Kil Moon’s “Ghosts of the Great Highway.” Mountain folk achieved through strings mixed with the tech-savvy sound on the keys makes modern Appalachian music. -Jessica Pace


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The Deli is an independent publication and website that focuses on local indie music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk, from punk to indie pop, with a little bit of hip hop). It currently publishes a printed magazine about the NYC music scene and has daily updated, separate webpages tackling the new emerging music in NYC, LA, SF and Nashville.

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Austin Phy - Editor

Austin picked up a love for Nahsville's music scene at a young age. So young, in fact, that he often found himself on the wrong side of an 18+ age restriction, eventually developing an intimate familiarity with the back doors of venues around town. The things you'll do for that next hit once it's in your blood.

He's since taken turns booking shows and festivals, running a DIY venue, curating and managing a small record popup, helping manage bands, and playing the odd show himself.

He likes weird movies and Vietnamese food.




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