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July 2014
Skull Practitioners
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Where the genre of “psych rock” will usually refer to “psychedelic rock,” Skull Practitioners take it to a level where the meaning “psychosis rock” would be more appropriate, hurling harsh guitar tones and thumping bass haunts, along with an avalanche of drum fills, into a whirlwind of amplified delirium. The NYC trio produces a heavier and more diverse wall of sound than most five-piece bands out there, swelling and punching up and down scales and arpeggios, blasting through fuzz and decay, resulting in a bleakly intense look into a mind lost. With different vocalists featured on various tracks, it might be difficult to discern an established frontman, but does it matter? The sounds coming from Jason Victor and Ken Levine’s amps, back Alex Baker’s drums are the huge focus here. – JP Basileo

 

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genre benders with hope
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Martyn's The Air Between Words

Martijn Deijkers who goes by the stage name “Martyn” is no newcomer when it comes to the world of dubstep electronica. This Dutch producer and DJ currently resides right here in Washington D.C. Gracing the capitol with his sixteen plus years of experience, he presents his futuristic sets here, a pioneer who creates beats way ahead of their time. Martyn started his career back in 1996 working as a DJ for Drum and Bass. He spent time there gathering experience and confidence as a DJ and eventually broke into the world of dubstep, techno, and house music. He released his first album Great Lengths in 2009, contributing mostly of well-received experimental dubstep tracks. His second album Ghost People was released in 2011 and was comprised of an even more experimental sound.

Martyn’s sound is something that never stops changing, influenced by the melodic presence of the scenes in Chicago and Detroit, he is a true electronic vagabond. His most recent album The Air Between Words was released this summer and has a more of a deep house sound. This album is well worth a listen, as its hypnotic beats will transport you to a dark dance floor where its tracks will echo in your ears full of ambience. There is no telling where Martyn’s sounds will move to next, but for this moment lets enjoy the unique experience that is The Air Between Words. --Rohan Khanna

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Space Is The Place Baltimore Show

 

Space Is The Place Records, self described as "botique electronic music", is throwing a show at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Friday, July 18th. "It's going to be my third time playing Baltimore. I'm really excited to do something with my homies from Space Is The Place," says performer Cakes Da Killa. "I started rapping in high school- I started recording music during my sophomore year in college though. I used to make videos of me rapping over instrumentals I found on YouTube as a joke and people seemed to like them. When I got a chance to hit the studio, I took it," he continues. When asked if he faced any challenges as a gay rapper, he replied that "When you're focusing on grinding you don't really have time to get caught up in drama like that. If something comes up, it gets addressed and I move on. That's life." The rapper wanted to tell the world to "drink more water and get a therapist," and that he thanks his mother, all of his mothers, supporters and long island iced teas for supporting his career. 

You can find Cakes Da Killa on Twitter @cakesdakilla, and keep up with all his events on http://mussymayhem.com. Meet him and many other talented performers at the 21+ show tomorrow. Links to the ticketfly and facebook information are right here. 

 


Unzip The Earth's August Benefit Shows

Local charity, Unzip The Earth, is throwing its first set of benefit shows this August. The lineup includes band of the month nominee Annie Stokes, Matt Tarka, Bus Stop Bells, J Lima Foxtrot and many more. The acoustic and rock lineups promise a good time. Deli writer and founder of Unzip The Earth, Hannah Brady, will be using the proceeds to help low-income people struggling with eating disorders afford clothing that fits throughout recovery. "I've had my own struggle with disordered eating for about four years now," says Hannah, "If I would have had these resources during the physical part of my recovery, I believe that it would have made the entire process much easier. When I learned that nobody else is out there doing this, I knew that I had to do something. Seeing that little number on the tag can be eough to make someone relapse, they don't need an added financial pressure to stay emaciated."

 

The shows will both take place at The Electric Maid in Takoma, DC. Doors open at 5pm, and pre-sale tickets can be bought if you email unziptheearth@gmail.com or contact one of the bands. You can RSVP to both shows via Facebook:

August 2nd 

August 9th 

 

--Hannah Brady


The DC Area Deli Presents: Cheers Elephant, The Trillions and DC's The Jackfields on Thursday, July 17th at DC9!

The DC Area Deli Magazine is proud to present a special night at DC9, next week on Thursday, July 17th. National touring act Cheers Elephant (from LA via Philly) will be joined by their friends The Trillions (from Richmond) and The Jackfields (featuring beloved DC musicians Mike Reina and Anthony Pirog performing as a duo), for an incredible night of catchy psychedelia laced with mind-blowing guitar wizardry.

Cheers Elephant is currently on a country-wide tour that will see them opening for the likes of The Zombies ("It's the time of the se-ea-son for looooo-ving!"), as they're
 set to become the next big thing in psychedelic guitar pop. The Trillions are Richmond favorites, named on of Virginia's top 10 bands by Paste magazine. Both Mike Reina and Anthony Pirog have absolutely ridiculous resumes, playing in numerous bands in DC, NY and beyond, including together with (Smashing Pumpkins drummer) Jimmy Chamberlain in Skysaw.

If you love fun, sun-drenched tunes, shiney, happy, guitars, and catchy, melodic, but seriously impressive musicianship, you can't miss this show.  DC9, Thursday, July 17th. 8:00 PM. $10. --Natan Press

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Avers joined by Pree and Wanted Man at RnR Hotel tomorrow night (7/9)!

Don't miss an incredible DC Area show tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 9th, at Rock and Roll Hotel, when three of the DMV's best bands join together for an amazing bill, complimentary and cohesive, yet covering a wide range of sound and style. Richmond's Avers, on tour in support of their gorgeous psyc-rock debut album Empty Light, headlines the night. They'll be joined by Pree's lo-fi alt-folk, and Wanted Man's guitars-on-fire rock and roll (check out Wanted Man's new single, "I'm Gonna Go Out With the Planet," released on DC Music Download yesterday). It's a sure-fire non-stop excellent time for anyone who's a fan of indie-rock and local music. Doors at 8:00pm. $12.

Watch a live version of Avers"The Only One" recorded for Overcoast Sessions (Overcoast Music) below. --Natan Press

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Sleepwalkers debut "Summertime" for the 4th.

 Richmond favorites, and DC Area Deli Band of the Month, Sleepwalkers released a new single in honor of our nation's birth and the season. "Summertime" is a synth-pop gem, breezy and filled with enough misty harmonies to keep you cool on the hottest days. Happy America!  --Natan Press

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