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August 2014
Cantina
"' Horizons' EP
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Cantina is the Italian word for "cellar," the dark and rather cold place where time, wood, air and silence magically transorfm tedious grape juice into inebriating, delicious wine. Cantina is also the name of Renata Zeiguer's growing musical project, a band so quiet that one could say it flirts with silence, and so charming and dreamy to sound magic. Their seven track debut EP 'Horizons' opens with airy ballad 'When Your Eyes,' that sounds like an irresistible siren call coming out of an old wooden gramophone, where a lush, acoustic arrangement slowly overwhelms a melody so pristine it could only be conceived in the the squalid corners of Bushwick. All we can gather from the lyrics is: "and if you ask me to..." - which is really all a siren should say to a hungover NYC-life sailor. The rest of the record offers similar atmospheres, althought at times more upbeat ('Stay Like This') and more electric ('Fields') but always dominated by Renata's celestial soprano and her otherworldly melodies, and well supported by an unobtrusive musical background that perfectly serves each song.

 
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!


Congratulations to Scary Little Friends for Winning The Deli SF Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to Scary Little Friends for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! Our readers have spoken and they've chosen this hardworking band as their top choice! Scary Little Friends is a fantastic San Francisco folk band and we hope they experience as much success as possible!

You can catch the final week of Scary Little Friend's August Tuesday Residency at Amnesia in San Francisco on August 26th with Go By Ocean and The Rock Wolfz

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Band to Watch: Genuis

Band crush. Genuis is a San Francisco based experimental electronic duo that makes incredibly classy darkwave outer space tracks that holds your attention for every second their music is emitting from your speakers. These young musicians are sonically versatile and have an understanding of sound and layering that many musicians don't possess. Genuis' music has an intense amout of depth to it, but the music doesn't overwhelm you with layers that are dissonant, misplaced or out of key. Also, there can be one moment where you'll hear an intense intergalactic song and the next you'll find yourself listening to a minimal acoustic anti folk track. Nonetheless, by the time you get through their album, whether your ear catches a lofi or heavily produced song won't matter. 

&thony (Anthony Michael Leedom) and Elfboi (Lien Bao Do) make a great duo, and Bao Do's voice is incredibly charming and brings a lot of enchantment to the songs. We're totally into it. The songs have layered and atmospheric personality and you should get into Genuis for sure. -je

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The Acid Test Summer Edition Takes Place This Weekend - 8/16

The Acid Test is a series of psychedelic throwback parties that take place at the all ages music and arts venue, SUB/MISSION in San Francisco. For the third Summer edition of this event, DJ Al Lover will join the line up of DJs who will spin for the what could be called a 60s costume and dance party. Everyone will be dressed in their best throwback threads and ready to hit the dance floor!

If you're looking for a cool all ages event, The Acid Test Summer Edition is a really fun one!

AL LOVER (AUSTIN PSYCH FEST official DJ)
DARRAGH SKELTON (PAPERHOUSE PRESENTS)
MAE DELIA (BARCELONA. PAPERHOUSE)
STEVE ( ONDON, UK)

Liquid light performance by Mad Alchemy

And a special visit from Salt Lake City! Michael Walton will be exhibiting his Black Light Posters!!

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The Love Dimension Celebrate Album Release - 9/4

San Francisco based peace and lovecentric psychedelic rock band, The Love Dimension is preparing to release their new full length album entitled, Create and Consume. This long running local band will be celebrating their album release show at The Chapel in San Francisco on September 4th with Trainwreck Riders and Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah. Make sure you don't miss this event!

The Love Dimension deserves all of the positivity and support a local band can receive as they write and perform songs with a loving spiritually conscious vibe. Create and Consume will be available on 12 inch vinyl and we know the album is going to sound radiant. Pick up a copy on September 4th and support local independent bands!!

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Joel Gion Performs at Ameoba Records - 8/20

San Francisco based legendary musician, Joel Gion is embarking on an independent music journey as he prepares to release his debut full length album, Apple Bonkers later this month. "Apple Bonkers will be out on August 19th in the U.S and on the 18th in Europe on VINYL / CD and DIGITAL formats via The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Committee to Keep Music Evil. Apple Bonkers will also be released on cassette via a co-release with Burger Records."

He is splitting his time between performing as the beloved tambourine and percussion player for the wildly successful 60s revivalist rock band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and this personal musical endeavor, which is proving to be successful in its own right as he continues to be embraced by his long time fans, and gleefully discovered by young listeners.

If you did not attend the string of local shows Joel and his band, Joel Gion & the Primary Colours played earlier this year, you will have a chance to see him perform live at Amoeba Music in San Francisco on August 20th. This in-store performance is absolutely FREE!!!!! -je


Song Premiere: Buzzmutt - Stumble Forward

​San Francisco experimental post punk band, Buzzmutt will be releasing a new ​EP next month. Today, we have an exclusive first single from their upcoming album entitled, Strange Planes of ​​Surveillance​.

This new single, Stumble Forward is a strange grungy collage of urban drenched tribal instrumentation mixed with​ a catchy vocal melody. A cool thing about Buzzmutt is that they sound just as grungy, raw and intense live. It's hard to find a live band that keeps the integrity of their recordings, but they do.

​Stumble Forward and Buzzmutt are a breath of fresh air because this band obliterates the laid back, washed out Cali garage rock style that we know and love. They bring a gritty east coast underground sound that derives from Baltimore/DC punk and experimental vintage rock like, CAN. Get into it. The music may be a bit of an acquired taste, but it goes down easy.

You can catch Buzzmutt live on September 11th at their album release show at the Hemlock Tavern. ​

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The Deli SF Exclusive: The Frail Album + Ticket Giveaway

Oh yes, we're giving away a copy of The Frail's brand new album, LoveDeathLegend which isn't due for release until August 26th!

On top of that awesome gift, The Frail wants to give the lucky winner of the album a spot on their guestlist for their album release show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on August 29th. Which one of you will be the winner? Shoot us an email - sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com and we'll announce the winner next Monday! Good luck!

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