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Bodega is on the cover of the 54th issue of The Deli NYC!

If there's a turn of phrase we kind of detest here at The Deli is "taking the scene by storm." It's one of those generic prefab sentences that ring insincere. But then again, sometimes, some bands do that - kind of rare, but it happens, right? And sometimes, on a hot day like today, being lazy is kind of inevitable. So... yes! Brooklyn's Bodega are taking the NYC scene by storm with their blend of post-punk and pop and their super-fun live shows. That, and their somewhat familiar name, are the main reasons why they are on the cover of the new, spring 2018 issue of The Deli! 

The issue, our 54th NYC one, is now up online and you can read it here.

It's an issue linked to the biggest event for musicians we've ever organized, which will host a Stompbox Exhibit, a Synth Expo and a Vintage Guitar Exchange in a Bushwick art gallery called Absurd Conclave - hope to see you there!

The Folks at The Deli NYC

David Madras - Singer/Songwriter new single "Hercules"

David Madras is a singer/songwriter from Toronto making nice sounding Americana/roots tunes. Similar to a Justin Townes Earle kinda vibe. He just released a new single “Hercules”. This track carries a nice rhythm with a crisp sounding lead guitar while lyrically it seems more melancholy. That dynamic helps add layers to the track as a whole. You can see Madras perform at Open Tuning on Clinton St. on June 9th. – Kris Gies

Lush Buffalo - Grunge Rockin Friday 06.08 at The Baby G!

Fuzzy grunge rock band Lush Buffalo hang around with a lot of the great garage bands currently occupying some of the best venues in Toronto. I would say their garage sound is more Seattle and less California. By that I mean more straight up head bangin rock and less reverb and echo. Meatpuppets, Melvins and Bleach is what I’m hearing. Cool tunes on their self-titled album. Lush Buffalo plays The Baby G on Friday June 8 with Jean Daddy, D-BOY and Jeepay Lovecraft. – Kris Gies

Cherry Blaster - New Tune "Demo Reel" Soaked in Synth!

Cherry Blaster rolls on with a new tune just released titled “Demo Reel”. The track opens with deep synth and a carnival-like keyboard floating over top. There are some deeper thoughts in the lyrics though as she explains:

I've never been particularly good at taking initiative in social situations, and this has often allowed me to retreat behind walls of self-protection. Demo Reel paints a picture of what I initially feel from this vantage point”.

See Cherry Blaster perform live on June 17th at Handlebar. – Kris Gies


Laura Cole - "Piece of Paradise" Release Party 06.02

Soul singer Laura Cole is back with the follow up to her award winning “voodoo rock” album “Dirty Cheat.” Her new project was recorded at The Pool House and self-produced along with bandmate Chris Chiarcos. The title track sets the tone for this “Hawaiian Soul” album and the timing of this release couldn’t be better as the summer starts to heat up. This tune will have you looking for the nearest piece of shade to sit back, relax and enjoy your own piece of paradise. It’s out there somewhere for everyone. “Piece of Paradise” will be available online on September 21st however you can score a physical copy of the album at their release party being held at The Music Hall – New Vision United Church in Hamilton on Saturday June 2nd. – Kris Gies


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