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Creepy/borderline hilarious video by Brooklyn's The Sweet Ones

"We just released our 3rd Record out on CRAFTY RECORDS called "Big MiSTakeS"...Its out on Vinyl! we are so stoked.....influences are based in the "WE Jam ECONO" style, but we love everything from Jonathan Richman to Slayer!! We've been around Brooklyn for 7 years and counting.. please take the time check the music out wen you can... Put your your ears to the ground, and clap your hands when you feel it! See you soon! THE SWEET ONES!" - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building.

 

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Benefit for Japan show on Thursday 04.21 (tonight): Allison Tartalia, Alexa Wilkinson, Chloe Temtchine

NYC music lovers into charity and the mellow, thoughtful, jazzy pop style of female songwriters such as Fiona Apple and Norah Jones may want to head to Tenth Rail on 413 Tenth Ave @ 33rd St. tonight (Thursday 04.21) for what promises to be a rather smooth night in company of 3 talented NYC female singer-songwriters. Allison Tartalia (pictured) distinguishes herself for a slightly aggressive songwriting edge and for sophisticated arrangements that range from the orchestral to the electronic. Alexa Wilkinson, who has toured and shared the stage with Ingrid Michaelson and Bess Rogers amongst others, offers more intimate songs with big melodic openings, while Chloe Temtchine, who had the good fortune to licence a song for an American Express TV commercial, is the more folky of the bunch, preferring to have her beautiful voice accompanied by a simple acoustic guitar.

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Best of NYC #93: Jangula - live at Brooklyn Bowl on May 25

We keep exposing the bands and artists that made our latest Best of NYC Emerging Artists Poll - Jangula placed 93rd.

Jangula creates an ethereal, spacey mood with beats that are like liquid crack, a deadly combination in anything besides music. Pulling off a music conundrum, just listen to “Genji Glove” and “Pachinko” both of which mix a frantic backbeat with dainty synth pinches. This fresh band released their first EP in 2010 and is currently working on their next effort, which includes the new single “Light Left Hand.” Having had opened for Yacht and The Postelles, you may want catch this band when they play next at Brooklyn Bowl on May 25. - Michele McManmon

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From the NYC Open Blog: The Tablets play Public Assembly on May 13.

The Tablets is the newest project of Liz Godoy (also half of the fearsome sparrow, best new band 2009 nominee by the Deli magazine) They were recently blogged about by Double Denim Records: "This one from The Tablets drips with a hazy sound reminiscent of ‘Young Liars’-era TV On The Radio. Blown-out toy drums tick with lo-fi abandon alongside fuzzed out bass and withdrawn organ while singer Liz recalls Nico with her deadpan delivery and slightly strange enunciation. Honeyed pop melodies hold things together into a nice gooey mess". Deli favorite song from their Myspace profile is "I Love You in Your Tragic Beauty" (candidate for best song title of 2011 by the way) - that sounds like some kind of hybrid of The Pentangles and Vivian Girls. The Tablets will be playing at Public Assembly on May 13th 2011.- (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building.

 

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Lavalier debuts video + plays Deli's B.E.A.F. on May 26

A collective of musicians led by former Cloud Room members Dave Horowitz and Steve Milton, Lavalier churn out a well-crafted range of chamber pop that should satisfy the palates of all kinds of music lovers. The band just debuted this lo-fi collage-style video for the song "Santa Claus Ain't Coming". One of their most rocking tracks to date, the track revolves around a very Pixies-ish (or "Pixian"?) alternation of tempos (4/4 and 6/4) and a melody reminiscent of the best post-Beatles Lennon. We like this a lot. Lavalier (Deli NYC Band of the Month in January) will be playing The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artist Fest) in Williamsburg on May 2011 together with about 50 other up and coming NYC artists.

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