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Album Review - Impediments

Impediments

The Impediments are four young rockers from Berkeley (High School that is). Their debut self-titled CD holds nothing back, furiously pumping their punky garage rock from beginning to end almost sounding like a reissue of a forgotten record from the late 70s punk rock scene, but not quite. Which is a good thing! The production of Greg Ashley fits the music well without sounding like a complete copy of the music that it was influenced by. A heavy bed of murky bass and drums and the occasional piano leave room for a complete onslaught of rock guitar riffs and solos as well as some exceptionally humorous and sometimes crude lyrics.

There is an undeniable and unrelenting energy to the eleven songs found on Impediments. If you don’t find yourself tapping along to every part of “Violence” with its, well, badass guitar solo or the simpleness of “You Want a Square” then you probably have no rock and roll in you. This record is way cooler than the music most of us made in high school and the aesthetic sense and musicianship are rather impressive. A great CD from four young guys with probably the coolest record collections at Berkeley High.

Impediments is out now on Happy Parts Recordings.

-Glenn Jackson

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Five Questions with: Blisses B

Blisses B

Noah from Blisses B is under the microscope this week. The San Francisco folk rockers fist LP You Should was released earlier this year.

What food item best describes your music?
Macaroni and Cheese. It's something we can all eat and agree on, random cheeses too please.

What instrument have you wanted to include but have yet to find a way to fit into your sound?
Pedal Steel Guitar. I own one but we haven't incorporated it into any songs yet. Nick, Ben and I were fiddling with it last practice and it is coming off the bench soon.

Embarrassing childhood memory?
Fracturing my elbow chasing Rod the Ice Cream Man. People get such a kick out of the story, all I got was a scar on my right arm that grew with me into adulthood.

What musical artist would you like to grab a beer with?
Bill Withers. He has been an integral part of my whole life, some of my first memories were bobbing my head to his cassette tapes in the backseat of my parents car.

And finally, time travel or space travel?
Space travel. Any direction/length of time is fine. I get the feeling the take off part would be my favorite part...

If your band has answers to The Deli's Five Questions forward them to sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com.

-Nicole

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Railcars play all ages show at Thee Parkside tomorrow!

railcars

The Deli SF has received a transmission from the San Francisco band Railcars. Transmission can be seen below:

railcars has a show @ thee parkside, which is a super rare ALL AGES show @ thee parkside (that hardly ever happens there.) and its on nov 19th. its @ the end of our 8 week US tour.

this will be railcars, ONLY show in san francisco for all of 2009 AND 2010.

::end of transmission::

You heard it here folks, an all ages show and the last one the band will be doing in SF until 2011.Samuelroy, Pregnant and Felt Drawings also play. 6 bucks. Consider your calenders informed.

-Nicole

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B and Not B break the law in a rented U-Haul van

San Francisco's B and Not B hauled themselves all over the Mission playing Led Zeppelin'sImmigrant Song out of a rented van. They documented it and have managed to generate a pretty decent amount of buzz.

B and Not B's record is due out soon but in the meantime, check out their site, sign up for their mailing list and get a sneek peek with a free Mp3.

Also, on a similar note, they've also helped me deal with the PTSD that came after seeing this same song used in the trailer for the 3rd Shrek movie. Thanks guys!

-Nicole

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The Deli SF sponsors SFxSD

SFxSD

This Saturday, November 21st at El Rio The Deli SF is proud to sponsor SFxSD!

SFxSD was created to put a spotlight on the indie bands from San Francisco and San Diego that are constantly touring to each others cities. The 2nd annual SFxSD features some of the top bands from both cities playing together all day long at a festival with an outdoor and indoor stage, free BBQ, drink specials, live silkscreening (Studio Nico) with BYOS (bring your own shirt) grab bag give-aways and tons of good music. The lineup features Music For Animals (SF) Transfer (SD) Lilofee (SF)Butterfly Bones (SF) Long Live Logos (SD) Lucky Jesus (SF) and DJ X Boyfriend - Presented by SF Pubcrawl and sponsored by the Deli SF, Littlebook, SF Intercom, Studio Nico, San Franpsycho and Kung Fu Tacos.

See you there!

-Nicole

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