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July 2014
Baked
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Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!


Weekend Warrior, October 31 - November 2

Grand masters of Halloween ceremonies TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb return to Underground Arts to host their fifth annual Rock and Roll Murdershow tonight. But unlike The Revenge of Michael Myers or the Dream Child, this ghoulish sequel is set to deliver thrills and chills for all the right reasons. This edition will feature 8 great bands taking over 2 stages. With an opening murdershow performance that consists of the only orchestra to be fronted by a theremin virtuoso, The Divine Hand Ensemble will be conjuring up a set of horror movie classics. Mumblr will be making a triumphant return from tour, which was in support of their debut full-length album Full of Snakes, and Tutlie will be revitalized with its latest incarnation. Lantern's amped-up, guitar-fueled performance will likely reveal some new tracks from the recording session that they had over the summer. And Mo Lowda & the Humble are set to throwdown what is slated to be their last Philly show of the year. Rounding out this phantasmagorical lineup will be Northern Arms and the Bernhardt Family Band. BTW: We caught up with TJ Kong, a.k.a. Dan Bruskewicz, to ask him some festive questions that we had on our mind, which you can check out HERE. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $15, 21+ - Bill McThrill
 
It’s Halloween weekend! You should have plenty of parties to go to, but in case you don’t…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Chris Kasper, Maitland, SUN Split/Red (Record Release), The Bad Doctors, Blowdryer
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Pink Slip Daddy, Explosive Head SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra, Mercury Radio Theater, Liberty Rose
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Callowhill, The Feverfew/St. James & The Apostles, A Brood of Vipers
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI The Thrill: A Tribute to Michael Jackson's Thriller, SAT (Upstairs) Alex Tatunchak, Shy Boyz/(Downstair) August John Lutz II, SUN (Upstairs) Sympathy & The Lion
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Nobody Yet, SUN A Scent Like Wolves, Colour & Codeine, Resilience
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Migraine Boy (Trackjackets and Psychic Teens) (as REM), W.C. Lindsay (as Early 2000's Pop-Punk All Stars), The Best Westerns (as Creedence Clearwater Revival), Hit it Sideways (as The Velvet Underground),Pitter Patter (as Stone Temple Pilots),The Really Cooks (as The Blues Clues Experience), SAT The Bul Rey, Verbatum Jones, ¡alive
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)FRI Black Stars (as The Rolling Stones), The Better Half (as Pearl Jam), Kate Frank & The Pheromones (as Tom Petty), Wild North (as Neil Young)
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Air is Human, SAT New Sound Brass
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Among Criminals, SAT Chalk & The Beige Americans, Blue Hippopotamus, Halfro, The Ill Fated Natives
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) SAT Adam Travis, Kenny Ferrier
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI John Train, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI Generation Empty, Murdersmile, Steve Haley Scars Of Bourbon/Pravda, Palaceburn, Dead: Stop, SAT Dick & The Deer Gutters, Headstone Oneeighteen/Native Maze, Suburban Sensi, SUN Christopher Davis-Shannon
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, Josh Hey
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT The Underwater Sounds, Swift Technique, Montoj, SUN Ley Joans
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Moonstriker, Brokehead, The Formless Form, Thick, A Day Without Love, SAT Reef’d, Rowboat Casino, Overcoming Gravity/(2nd Floor) Andrew Jude
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Modern Colour, We Are Fauna
 
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Bare Knuckle Boxers
 
The Red Barn (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Creedence Clearwater Revival – (Members of Sheer Mag, Bad Side, Low Charge, and Gunk), Chumbawamba 8-piece! (Members of Kill The Man Who Questions, Policy of 3, R.A.M.B.O, Atom & His Package, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists), Pantera  (Members of Congenital Death, Armalite, Roughed Up),
Crass Records (Members of Bad Energy, Fuck SS, The Stasi, and Dark Thoughts),
The Distillers (Members of Congenital Death, Backslider, Crybaby, and Past Tense)
 
Toby’s Purgatory (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Mumblr, Cool Points, Disinterest, Cold Foamers, Cousin Brian
 
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kralizeec
 
Lava Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Ordinary Lives, Soul Glo, Dinner Break
 
Mile High House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Community Service, Blankbook, Scuzbot, Hoser
 
2nd Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Stasi, Low Charge, Blankspell, Sheer Mag, Anxiety Hammer, The Holidays, Latex, Aseptic, F**k SS, New Crime
 

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Seagulls

One of the bigger surprises of 2014 for us was discovering the band Seagulls’ debut LP Great Pine. That’s why when they took it down from their Bandcamp page, it was also a big disappointment. Well, the band will be releasing it on vinyl via Yellow K Records so if you slept on it the first time around when we made it The Deli Philly’s September Record of the Month, you’ll have a second opportunity to soak in its dreamy, delicate vocals and tastefully arrange mix of acoustic instrumentation and 8-bit flourishes. Until its re-release, you can read our interview with the group HERE from when they recently won our Featured Artist(s) Poll.
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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Seagulls

- by Alexis V.

One of the bigger surprises of 2014 for us was discovering the band Seagulls’ debut LP Great Pine. That’s why when they took it down from their Bandcamp page, it was also a big disappointment. Well, the band will be releasing it on vinyl via Yellow K Records so if you slept on it the first time around when we made it The Deli Philly’s September Record of the Month, you’ll have a second opportunity to soak in its dreamy, delicate vocals and tastefully arrange mix of acoustic instrumentation and 8-bit flourishes. Until its re-release, you can read our interview with the group below from when they recently won our Featured Artist(s) Poll.

The Deli: How did you start making music?

Matt Whittle: I learned saxophone in elementary school; then took up guitar and piano some years later. I actually taught Sean some piano when he was a teenager. Years later, Sean and I reconnected to play some video games. 

Sean Cohen: Matt asked me to play trumpet for a group that had 8-bit/chiptune sounds, so I was really excited to combine two of my passions. There's nothing better than collaborating and having fun with a cool group of people to create something together. 

TD: Where did the band name Seagulls come from? 

MW: I just really, really like Seagulls. I feel like they get a bad rap because they live at the beach, steal food from people, and poop on everyone. People’s hatred for the birds is actually just borne out of jealousy. So, we’re just trying to do good in the name of our seagull brethren.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?


MW: I’m a huge fan of Grandaddy. They came and went in the late 90s/mid-2000s. I really love the way they blend synthesized and organic textures, and the way they match form with content.

Chris Lipczynski: My influences are always changing. Lately, I've gotten deep into country and folk music after visiting a close friend in Austin, TX. Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys are huge for me at the moment, also Dave Van Ronk, Hank Williams, Leadbelly, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson - I think a bit of that came through in the solo for "Distracted."

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

MW: As far as locally, we’re all into Tutlie. If you haven’t seen them live, you need to. In 2014, I really liked the albums by Quadron, FKA twigs, and anything produced by DJ Mustard.

SC: I'm currently listening to an interesting mix of artists: La Sera, Johnny Cash, George and Jonathan, and Weezer just to name a few.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?


SC: I can't believe I am publicly admitting this, but the first CD I ever bought was a Simple Plan album when I was in elementary school.  Appropriately enough, the first concert I ever went to was a Blink 182 show.

Derek Salazar: Both were Randy Travis - the concert was in 1990 in Dallas, TX, and the album was Always & Forever.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

Natalie Vogel: The Citywide special.

CL: The accent. A lot of my family is from South Philly, so I grew up thinking a TV remote was actually called a "whatayuhcallit." Also, the Mexican food in South Philly.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?
NV: The Citywide special. 

CL: Unused trolley tracks - I broke my wrist last fall when my bike tire got stuck in the tracks. This has happened to a lot of people, and someone should really tear those suckers up if they're defunct. I also cringe when people shoot music videos from the median on Broad Street. Does that count as hate?

TD: What are your plans the rest of 2014?

DS: With the release of Great Pine, 2014 was a pretty important year for us. We're in the process of finishing up some tunes for a 7" release, and have begun writing the follow-up to Great Pine. 2014 has been beautiful to us, but we're very much looking forward to 2015.

MW: With the support of Yellow K Records, we're re-releasing Great Pine - our debut LP - on vinyl.

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

MW: Most memorable show I’ve been to was probably Beach House in the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, in 2010. They were touring on Teen Dream at the time, and everything about the experience was just perfect. Regarding shows we've played…

NV: …probably Josh's (owner of Yellow K Records) birthday party. For Josh's 30th birthday, his wife threw a surprise party, and asked a few artists from his label to attend and play. She and Josh had built a stage in their home with the hope that one day they would have a show there. The guests were so attentive; you could tell they were passionate about the performances. It was unforgettable.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

CL: Veggie hoagie from Chickie's Deli, 10th and Federal. That thing is unreal. Best sambo in the city. 

SC: One of my favorite delis makes a breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese in between two slices of a French toast bagel with maple syrup. It's delicious.

 

 

 

 

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“Real Halloween Party” at Toby’s Purgatory Oct. 31

It’s gonna be a punk Halloween tonight at Toby’s Purgatory, featuring locals only that represent a variety of sounds from the genre in the city. Adding a refreshing female voice to the scene is Cool Points’ Jill Mallon. She leads the noise-rock crew with a straightforward sass and aggression that will charm your pants off, but she’s definitely “not your bro”! Cool Points will be joined by headliners Mumblr, who are pulling double duty, warming up earlier in the night at TJ Kong’s Halloween Murder Show. You’ll also find antagonistic punks Cousin Brian stirring up trouble while we patiently wait for the follow-up to their debut LP First. Rounding out the bill will be hardcore outfit Disinterest and pop-punkers Cold Foamers. Get sweaty, and celebrate at the “Real Halloween Party” the right way - fast and loud. Toby’s Purgatory, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 6pm, All Ages - Emily DiCicco
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