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Deli show in Austin with Fang Island, Delicate Steve, Tristen, Quiet Company + more. RSVP NOW!

Deli readers,

The Deli will travel to Austin this year for the renown music fest, and we will also present a show together with The Musebox down there - not an official show, but one that will happen during the music festival. If interested in attending please RSVP HERE. Here are the details:

Venue: Lipstick 24 (606 E. 7th St. Austin, TX 78701), 18+
Saturday afternoon March 19, 2011


1.00 The Lines (UK)
2.00 Living Days (NYC)
3.00 Delicate Steve (NYC)
4.00 Kopeky Family Band (Nashville)
5.00 Fang Island (NYC)

12.30 Quiet Company (Austin)
1.30 R.G. Morrison (UK)
2.30 Adam Cohen (LA)
3.30 Tristen (Nashville)
4.30 The Rassle (NYC)

The Deli booked 5 of the 10 artists on this bill. We also booked 3 more bands at a separate show on Tuesday 03.15 (Tech Mashup Party):
Golden Ages (Philly), The Wandas (Boston), Kendra Morris (NYC). 7 of these artists were chosen from the ones that submitted through our system in January.

The Deli's Staff

P.S. We'd like to thank in particular our sponsors Ascap and SoundToys, since their early support allowed us to organize this event.

The Suzan play Downtown Records party at The Studio on 03.04 with A-Track and Lissy Trullie

Downtown Records was founded by ex major label exec and record producer Josh Deutsch. Clearly someone who knows the ins and outs of the music business (having done A&R for big artists like Courtney Love for example), Deutsch decided to branch out on his own and started Downtown in 2006. The label is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a live show at The Studio at Webster on Friday March 4th with some of its most prominent artists, including Art Brut, Lissy Trullie and high profile guest DJ A-Track. The Suzan - a emerging NYC band we weren't aware of - will be amongst the openers. This all female seems entirely composed of Japanese ladies and play some kind of percussive, almost tribal pop led by some powerful and theatrical vocals. Their show promises to be loud and fun.


The Orion Experience: show with April Smith on 03.02 at Mercury

NYC pop maestros The Orion Experience is having a show on Wednesday, March 2. Joining them will be April Smith and the Great Picture Show, who also had a recent single ("Songs For A Sinking Ship") released on February 23rd. The Orion Experience will be selling advance copies of their EP NYC Girl for $7 at the show (the EP will be officially released online on April 19th). The tracks included on NYC Girl are "NYC Girl," "Emerald Eyes," "Vampire," "Rollercoaster" and "Sweet Friend." On the EP, front man and songwriter Orion Simprini says that "We wanted to try something different...because we love disco as much as we love pop." Fans of The Orion Experience range from Lady GaGa to Rachel Ray, drawn in by the band’s irresistible hooks and catchy songwriting. The March 2nd show begins at 9pm and it is 21+. Tickets are available for $10 here.


Keren Ann releases new album "101" + video, plays NYC in June

Having grown up in Israel, then moving to France and the Netherlands before coming to habit NY, there's something to Keren Ann's music that sounds foreign and familiar at once. Her coffeehouse storyteller themes are universal enough to be heard in a variety of settings (you've probably heard her before in any number of HBO shows), but intimate enough to allow you to relate to what she's singing about on your own terms.
Not only has she lived in some of the coolest places on earth (Paris, Amsterdam, Nolita, NY...), she's also resided in a huge array of musical locations as well. From the all French singing of her first two records, to Biographie De Luka Philipsen's trip-hop, Keren Ann has a rare ability to make very diverse styles orbit around her gentle energy without ever sounding like a tourist.
Always a great storyteller, Keren Ann becomes the muse for otherwise anonymous figures on her 6th solo album 101 (out Feb 28 on Blue Note Records), unexpectedly recalling early Goldfrapp and even Blonde Redhead in the record's first single, "My Name Is Trouble" (see video). These are areas I haven't heard her step into before, and she handles it as if she's been working with dance patterns her whole career.
She won't be in our area until the summer (The Bell House June 7), so you should have plenty of time to catch up on your French by then. Au revoir! - Mike Levine


Weekly Interview: Danny Ross records live album with 9 piece orchestra at Mercury on 02.26

On Saturday, February 26, 11 p.m., Danny Ross and his nine-piece band and horn section will headline Mercury Lounge for a live album recording to be released this summer. Audience members will be asked to shoot footage on their phones and flipcams for the official music video. Featuring new songs, all the hits and grown men in panda costumes. Nancy Chow asked Danny a few questions, read the interview here.


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