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B.R.U.C.E's Halloween Special

Halloweekend is finally upon us, and it’s important you start your wicked weekend off on the right foot. Luckily the Deli is around to hook you up with the creepiest content around. Awhile back B.R.U.C.E. played a show at the Peculiarium Oddities Shop. They’ve released a video just in time for all the monsters and creeps looking for something freaky to entertain themselves with! Filmed by Nathan Backous, it shows the band in all their grungey glory. 

True to form, each member completely throws themselves into the music. It’s impressive that B.R.U.C.E. can become the most entertaining spectacle in the midst of a shop literally dedicated to freaky things that are fun to look at. As they thrash around with their instruments and howl in agony, the intensity of the music is almost overwhelming. The rumbling, synthesized vocals are even more sinister than the voice of the ghoul sitting on your chest when you get hit with sleep paralysis. It’s viscerally disturbing, which makes it incredibly delightful.

Make sure you watch the video below. Bruce will be playing next at The Firkin Tavern November 4th, along with Adult School and Dead Coyote

  -By Avril Carrillo, Photo by @glittertrash (ig)





Y La Bamba is Ready for Battle

Y La Bamba has announced a new album, Mujeres, which will be out February 8th via Tender Loving Empire. The band has provided an early release of the titular song "Mujeres". In the announcement accompanying the release, vocalist Luz Elena Mendoza stated, “This song is for my mother and for all of us women who have and still battle the fight to be heard.” Mendoza herself wages a fierce battle with her breakneck pace and nuanced vocals. The urgency thrumming underneath her confidence plays well with the muted bass and heavy beats. If every song is as good as this, the album is sure to be one for the ages. 

Check out a live performance of the song below, provided by KEXP. Y La Bamba is kicking off their fall tour tonight, October 25th at Mississippi Studios.

  -By Nick Hartman, Photo by Corbin Corbin

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Pool Boys: Millennial Morse Code

Pool Boys have released their debut single, “Millennial Morse Code”. While Pool Boys have spent most of the past year as a popular opening act, listening to the single it's clear that playing live shows hasn’t been the only thing the band’s been up to. The song is incredibly refreshing. It has notes so clear and smooth listening to the song is akin to drinking a tall glass of ice water. The undertones of the bass intermixed with guitar riffs that strike like lightning give the song a darker edge. It’s clearly a finessed final product, but it still has the earnest heart of a young band looking to make their mark.

You can catch Pool Boys at Bunk Bar November 23rd alongside Kulululu and Sheers

-By Avril Carrillo, Photo by Steve Montague





Mope Grooves: The Waves

Mope Grooves released their third LP, The Waves, this past week. Listening to The Waves, you can’t help but feel as if you’re listening to the sort of Christmas music that would get made in a post-apocalyptic underground bunker. Which is to say, the music is disjointed and eerie, but still oddly cheerful. The album’s blend of new wave, lo-fi, and drone rock results in some delightfully gloomy, subtly jazzy tunes. “Repulsive Music”, one of the more upbeat songs, is the best example of this. The steady pace of the drums helps lead along the mellow notes emanating from the synth. Each word sung feels as if it is being teased out of the lead vocals. It's ideal for the slow and rainy days we have coming up ahead. 

The Waves can be purchased for 10 dollars on the band's Bandcamp, and 7 dollars if you are low-income, disabled, or not a cis white male. You can catch Mope Grooves next on November 6th at Polaris Hall, along with The Goon Sax and Honey Bucket

  -By Avril Carrillo

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NW Noggin Fest

The second annual Noggin Fest is coming up next week, taking place Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th. Put together by NW Noggin: Neuroscience Outreach Group, the festival will have live music, art workshops, and scientific demonstrations. Noggin aims to unite artists, scientists, and students and celebrate all forms of imagination and exploration. Some of the Deli’s favorite artists will be playing the festival, including but not limited to: Karma Rivera, Shannon Entropy, Internet Beef, and B.R.U.C.E.

The festival is taking place at Watershed PDX. On Friday it will be running from 6PM to 11PM. On Saturday it will be running from 12PM to 12AM. It’s all ages, so the whole family can come. Make sure you check out the full-lineup on the facebook page here, and the outreach group here.

-By Avril Carrillo

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