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July 2016
Big Thief
"Masterpiece
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Throughout Masterpiece, the humbly sublime debut album from Brooklyn folk-rock quartet Big Thief, love braves through woe. As sung by the ever welcoming Adrienne Lenker, these painful yet vital songs near a height of beauty that reminds one of music’s transcendent power.

Following the nimble opener “Little Arrow,” the album starts its raw power with “Masterpiece” (streaming below), the rollicking single that deservedly drew attention a few months back with its panoramic view of searching souls. Like Bob Dylan’s generation-defining “Like a Rolling Stone” from the 1960s, this guitar-trickled song is both addicting and elegant, rough and pretty and, ultimately, lasting in its sheer soulfulness.

A series of lyrically vivid tracks named after potential lovers (“Paul” and “Randy,” for example) follows next, alongside guitar-winded cuts that briskly tackle such elusive motifs as romance and the transience of time, emitting an overall beatific aura in the process.

The type of record that has the possibility of transporting the listener to a calmer, perhaps better plain of existence, Masterpiece is not just the first offering from an intriguing new band but a preciously passionate work in and of itself. – Zach Weg

 
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The Fugs

The Godz

Holy Modal Rounders

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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
Afrika Bambaataa
Arto Lindsay
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
The Feelies
The Fleshtones
Grandmaster Melle Mel
John Zorn
Laurie Anderson
Public Enemy
Run D.M.C.
Sonic Youth
Swans
They Might Be Giants
The 90's
A Tribe Called Quest
Cat Power

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Nas
The Notorious B.I.G.
Soul Coughing
Yo La Tengo
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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Ticket Giveaway: Eryka Badu & Gallant at the Tower Theater Next Thursday

We are very excited to be giving away tickets to see the legendary Eryka Badu and LA singer-songwriter Gallant next Thursday, August 4 at the Tower Theater. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Fat Belly Bella". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!


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!


To Tremble Record Release Show at Space 1026 July 30

To Tremble is a hardcore outfit whose heaviness sneaks up on you. Gradually building and integrating the pieces in a preparatory assemblage, their music gathers fortitude as drums and bass raise the pulse, uncoiling without falling into chaos. Its an organized yet blunt expressive force, which unabashedly tears through any potential barriers. This afternoon, they celebrate the unleashing of their new record at Space 1026, where they will be joined by Open City (which includes Dan Yemin and Andy Nelson of Paint It Black), Chris Wilson (Hound, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists) , and Rachel Rubino (Bridge and Tunnel), and with a 7" in tow, the eclectic energy of Crisco Thunder completes this R5 lineup. Space 1026, (1026 Arch St.), $7, 4pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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Weekend Warrior, July 29 - 31

Mary Lattimore is coming to The Foundry tonight for a dazzling spectacle of evocative avant-harp plucking. Lattimore is the new anomalous harpist that has been embraced by the wider indie music community, collaborating with artists such as Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Arcade Fire, and many more. Her whimsical music is largely improvised, and attempts to capture a certain mood, image, or theme in its wandering melodies. On tour with Lattimore is Quilt, the psych-pop crew that everybody loves for their pitch-perfect, effortlessly agreeable, upper-crust indie rock. Their sound is primarily rooted in Beatles worship, but there is also a resemblance to more contemporary indie bands like Tame Impala or Of Montreal. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St., 9pm, $13, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock
 

 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb,
Tutlie, Kirby & The Vibe Tribe, SAT DJ Emynd & Bo Bliz
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Grubby Little Hands, SUN Disjawn, Destruct Device
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Decap Attak/Abandos, Valley Exit, SAT Backwoods Payback, Worth/Dumal, Night Raids, SUN Hex Inverter/Full Blown Cherry, The Rectors
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Lithuania, Joy Again, Shelf Life
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI (Balcony) Promise of Redemption, Selfhelpme
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Ode To Omni/(Downstairs) The Sermon!, SAT (Upstairs) Elison Jackson
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Tisburys, The Aesthetic, SAT (5pm) Danger Club/(9pm) Traverse, H.I.M. Lee, The Jerzadelphians, SUN Jesus' Older Brother
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Minka
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Impressionist, Blood Sound, SAT Suburban Living (DJ Set)
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) Ed Christof, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Hambone Relay, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Driftwood Soldier
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Resilient, Jace Miller, Endless Taile, SAT Ben Arnold, The Binary Sea, Dr. Beardface and the Spaceman, You Do You, Cowmuddy, Daniel Collins, Kelvin Cochrane, T.C. Cole Riot, Fearless Fly, Ivy Rand, Momma Hankton, Behind The Grandstand, Barry Dwier
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Mr. Johnny Showcase, Rumi Kitchen, SAT The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret / Ed Christof
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Phoenix Bridge, SAT Los Festingos, April Skies, Overcoming Gravity
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Quixote Project, Paul Keen, Rob Tait, SUN Ladybird, August John Lutz II
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight, Tom Hamilton
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) SUN Venus Be Fest: Roof Doctor, The Chelsea Kills, Curtis Cooper, Line Leader, Tracy Chapstick, Evan King, Ringtail Howitzer, Playgirl Mansion, Cacciato, Skinny Dip, Pretty Words, Dirty Burger Afterglow, Jonah
 
The Dungeon Philly (2127 Gillingham St.) SUN Little Strike, Verbatum Jones
 
The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Tombo Crush, Cabbage, Oxblood
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Rabies Shot, Humanshapes, Nemesisters, SAT Moto Surf, Dog Tears, Ronnie Vega
 
Space 1026 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT To Tremble (Record Release), Crisco Thunder, Open City
 
Time Cube (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Machine Gun, Wild at Heart
 
Titan House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Coastal Plain, Wojtek, Narcos
 
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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Final Showcase

Now, with the return of Blink-182 and a slew of other acts before them, no one can deny that the resurgence of pop-punk/emo is real. Whether it’s your bag or not, it’s hard to ignore a generation of new bands who are impressively paying homage to their forefathers. One that is proudly keeping the angst and disillusionment of youth alive is our most recent Feature Artist(s) Poll Winner - Final Showcase. The four-piece has been steadily building on their repertoire that was once made up of an “obscene amount of Blink-182” covers, but with the release of their latest EP The Greatest Band You Never Heard Of and the solidification of a new drummer in Brian Lang, Sean Flanagan, Ben Harkins, and Joe Adams sound ready for the next phase of the band’s evolution. However, take a moment to learn a little more about the group’s origins and its members HERE.
 


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