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The Deli's January Band of the Month: The Circadian Rhythms

From The Beatles to Beck to Olivia Tremor Control, the Deli’s January band of the month, The Circadian Rhythms, let us in on what makes their intricate musical body clock tick. Check them out live at Kung Fu Necktie January 21 and February 13 at Bordz Skatepark in Southampton.

The Deli: When did you start playing together?
The Circadian Rhythyms: Sometime in the summer of 2005. I believe the very first time the four of us made music together was in our friend Tony's parents' basement. I probably have a CD of that recording still lying around somewhere, and it's probably awful.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences and what bands are you currently listening to?
TCR: The Beatles are #1 always for us. Ringo's a big influence on our drummer's playing, and Beatles Rock Band is helping him rip Ringo off even more recently. He just found a sweet record of them playing at some club in Hamburg in 1962. Its great because their harmonies are a little off, it's almost entirely covers, and the crowd sounds like they could give a shit. Other than that, we listen to lots of different music such as the Elephant 6 collective bands (mostly Olivia Tremor Control and Circulatory System), Parliament, The Kinks, Raymond Scott, Parliament, Fats Waller, Mulatu Astatke, The Beach Boys, Franz Liszt and so much more. As for local acts we are super into The Armchairs, Make A Rising, Da Comrade!, and Hermit Thrushes!

TD: What's the first concert you ever attended and first album you ever bought?
Chris: Pop Disaster Tour '02 or something, the one with Blink 182 and Green Day. Sorry for that.
Jim: The first album I ever bought was Beck's Odelay. I still love that album.

TD: What’s your take on the Philly music scene?
TCR: There are a lot of really great bands in Philly right now. I heard myself tell someone that Grandchildren was the best band in the city like two days before I saw they won your Open Contest. Weird. 

TD: What are your plans for 2010?
TCR: We will be releasing an EP on EarSnake (Gemini Wolf, Paper Masques, and more) and hopefully recording a full-length album and playing a bunch of shows. January 21 we are at Kung Fu Necktie and February 13 at Bordz Skatepark in Southampton for the Orange Apples Record Release. Dangerous Ponies are supposed to be there too so it should be super fun! We are trying to plan a tour for July and other than that, just chillin.

TD: What was your most memorable live show?
TCR: This past Halloween was crazy! We played Jim's friends' basement in South Philly, dressed as various animals. I was just a regular lion but I was mistaken for Barf from Spaceballs and a gay lion. I don't see how super short shorts with fur trim automatically make you a gay lion instead of a regular one. Anyway, the place was packed and we played two sets full of every song we know how to play. Super awesome.

TD: What's your favorite order at the Deli?
TCR: Pierogies and chocolate cake.


- Jaime Pannone



Artist(s) Who Deserve Your Friendship: Vilebred


This week’s featured artist(s) is Vilebred who is led by Sam Vile on guitar, keyboards and vocals. Yes, there is another Vile on the Philly indie music scene. Sam is Kurt Vile’s little brother, and the apple doesn’t seem like it falls far from the tree. He’s young with plenty of raw talent. His songwriting shows a lot of maturity for such a baby-faced kid, and his passionate vocals and catchy, interesting lyrics make me believe that we’ll be hearing plenty more from him in the future. (It also looks like he’s inherited the long, wavy Vile rock n’ roll locks.) myspace.com/vilebred - Q.D. Tran



Satanized Releases a Limited Edition Split 7” with Aids Wolf


From the depths of Hell (well, actually the headquarters of Badmaster Records in W. Philly), Satanized brings us a limited edition split 7” with the Canucks from Montreal Aids Wolf. Side B features one long track by Satanized called “Hope Is Lack of Information” that Badmaster says sounds like “a 24 hour shift at a steel mill turned mental institution that only employs the criminally insane. Lots of blood everywhere on this one. Brutal sonic violence. Satanized produce a truly great recording that captures everything that makes this band so awe-inspiring in a live setting. This 7” will leave you holding your lover a little bit closer at night and questioning the morality of bringing a child into this uncaring world.” Hmm…maybe this did come from the depths of Hell. Well, you can also purchase it at http:///www.badmasterrecords.com/. myspace.com/stnzd666 - H.M. Kauffman



Cold Cave and A Sunny Day in Glasgow on Pitchfork.tv!

Just wanted to send out some love to a couple of local bands blowing up on the national scene and doing Philly proud. Below are live performances from Cold Cave and A Sunny Day in Glasgow courtesy of Tunnelvision on Pitchfork.tv. The first video is Cold Cave from November 11, 2009 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco performing “Life Magazine” from their debut full length Love Comes Close, and it is followed by A Sunny Day in Glasgow from December 13, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC performing “The White Witch” and “Failure” from their latest release Ashes Grammar. We hope that you enjoy them!

- The Deli Staff

The Extraordinaires Bring Their Madcap Hijinx to JB’s Jan. 9


Words fail a writer somewhat when trying to classify a group like The Extraordinaires. Are they folkies? Are they old-timey, boogie woogie saloon music? Are they Beatles-esque, 60's pop? All of these things are accurate to some extent, but you can't help but feel a little guilty after saying each of them because it's quite clear that The Extraordinaires occupy their own oddly familiar universe. However, one thing that's constant is their theatrics and off-kilter sense of humor. They have a song called "Hi Five the Cactus" (about a cactus fellow named Hi Five who enjoys giving hi-fives...seriously). Their albums are released as conceptual, hand-made storybooks. But there's a distinct difference between nonsense and gimmickry, and The Extraordinaires certainly aren't gimmickry, as their fun melodies and memorable lyrics attest to. And fresh off a stint of shows with gypsy-punk pioneers Gogol Bordello, they show no signs of stopping. Enjoy them tonight at Johnny Brenda’s when members of The Armchairs join Jay Purdy and Matt Gibson on stage as part of their madcap band with opener New Jersey’s Real Estate! Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave, 9 p.m., $10, 21+ myspace.com/theextraordinaires - Joe Poteracki



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