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November 2014
Buscabulla
"Kitsune
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"Debut EP ""Kitsuné"" by Puerto Rico/Brooklyn band Buscabulla (Spanish slang for 'troublemaker'), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing records to catch our ears in quite some time. In its four tracks, the band effortlessly blends electro, industrial, world music and dream/pop into a very enjoyable final product. Opening track ""Caer"" alternates gritty guitar loops with liquid synths, while singer Raquel Berrios' voice charms and soothes with minimal pop melodies sung in Spanish, but that seem to bear some kind of Japanese influence. Metelé is a more traditional electronic, atmospheric ballad reminiscent of Air but still dominated by an Eastern sounding melody, while ""Temporal"" - the most experimental track in the EP - blends the clanging of a mechanical loop with what sounds like a synchopated, finger piano sample, while distorted guitars swells drive the song through its tension and release cycles. Final track ""Sono"" - one of the strongest on the record - recycles an idyllic, 60s sounding flute sample and surrounds it with a funky drum pattern and all sorts of distorted and percussive sounds - all very organic sounding - while Raquel indulges in a simple melody that seems inspired by nursery rhymes. Buscabulla's ""Kitsuné,"" with its incredible array of ethnic influences filtered through a Western musical lens, represents as close as it gets how today's NYC music should sound."

 
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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Longtime Friends & Fire Alums Hezekiah Jones, Mutlu & Sean Hoots at Ardmore Music Hall Nov. 22

Beloved indie-folk artist Hezekiah Jones and the cavalcade of “Jones” Family members that act as his band are working on their most ambitious project to date. They have been laying out the groundwork for the follow-up album to the well-received Have You Seen Our New Fort? for months, and come December - they'll be hitting the studio to lay it down. The band will also be attempting to release the album without label support, and to do so, they've launched a Pledge Music campaign that will crowdfund the album and support Mighty Writers, a Philly organization that helps young writers hone their skills. Before they hit the studio, the Jones Family will be throwing a preview party at Ardmore Music Hall tonight, and they’ll be joined by their longtime friend and acclaimed singer-songwriter Mutlu. The singer of Turkish descent most recently released the five-song EP, The Dream Book, which is a vibrant blend of world music, soul, reggae, and folk rock. Rounding out the lineup will be the charismatic frontman of folk institution Hoots & Hellmouth, Sean Hoots. Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., 7PM, $14 21+ - Bill McThrill
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Weekend Warrior, November 21 - 23

Some lineups are solid but have weaker spots; others are strong with talent from top to bottom. Remember when the Phillies were strong, and now, well…before I digress, the bill this Saturday night is a can’t miss one, and conveniently it’s at Everybody Hits! The power-trio of Amanda X delivers sincere songs with a pop-punk melded tone and varying tempos that provide a tug and pull of energy that draws you close and then bursts through with the force of a crashing wave. Speaking of power trios, Hurry combines instrumental force and memorable, fuzzed-out guitar licks that lead into infectious rockers with lyrics incorporate a universal touch. Then, there’s the Dominic Angelella and Eric Slick pairing known as Lithuania. Their sound is simultaneously tight and twisted, hitting hard and fast in a lively garage-punk spectrum or delving off the beaten path and seeing where the synth and percussion leads them. The show will be led off by the distorted pop-rock of duo Slow Animal. Everybody Hits!, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita
 
Other places to hang this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Vulcans
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Done Ranger, Dirt Queen, SUN Residuels
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Modern Suits (Record Release), The Moxy/ The Stone Furs, Los Festingos, SAT No Good Sister, The Donuts, Nixon’s Head/ Cheerbleeders, Westboro Baptist Choir/Vitamin Cheese, Manterial Girl, TJ Kong, SUN Cadaveric Spasm, Dark Water End, Seraph in Travail/Seoul Delhi, Risky Biscuit, The Formless Form
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.)  SAT Killer Bangs, SUN Annie Rivera Scholarship Benefit Concert + Silent Auction: New Sound Brass Band, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Cayetana
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT (Balcony) Dobbee, Kellen 303, SUN Danielle & Jennifer
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Jacqueline Constance
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Downspelle, Milhaus, SAT (Early) Daniel Collins, (Late) Heat Thunder, Delco Pacers, Anjuli Josephine, Nathan Earl & Rachel Joy, SUN The Stolen, Fourth Line, Final Showcase,
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Red Martina, Dewey Decibel, SAT Shark Tape (Record Release), Pine Barons
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Air is Human, SAT Fo A Cha, SUN Dani Mari Presents "Lady Day" A Tribute to Billie Holiday & Ladies of the 1930's & 1940's
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Kate Faust, SAT GASH, Thorazine
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  SAT Smash Fantastic, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Circadian Rhythms, The Blurry Nights/Eye of Attraction, Ashes of Our Sins, SAT Fate 88, Agents of Aggression/Jack Skull in Spades, Gutter Royal, Stealing Fame, AutoErotica
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Decontrol, The Prisoners, SAT Frank Napoli, Frankie & RonBomb, Emily Drinker, The Funky T, Cicada Jade, SUN Awaking Mercury, The Justin DePaola Band
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Coin Purse, Jeremiah Tall, SAT Younger Me, The Yetis, SUN Live Not On Evil, Fad  Nauseam
 
Half Moon Lounge (4228 Lancaster Ave.) SUN Repellers, Cop Problem, Spent Flesh
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Marc Lancaster, Sacred Cube, Siamese Sundown, Audio Kings of the 3rd World, Alchemy SAT John Shields, Andrew Jude, Dylan Jane
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Hezekiah Jones, Mutlu, Sean Hoots, SUN Jim Boggia, Ben Arnold, The Fractals, Huffamoose
 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Humanshapes, Window Liquor
 
West Philadelphia Retirement Center (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Clique, Soul Glo, Blankbook
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Boroughs, Grower

  

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Ticket Giveaway: The Head and the Heart & Phox on Dec. 5 at Tower Theater

We're doing a ticket giveaway for The Head and the Heart & Phox on Friday, December 5 at the Tower Theater. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Be Still My Heart." Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

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Tense surf-punks Wild Bore play Pianos, Rock Shop and Cakeshop in a month

"Holy Crap!" - that's the first reaction we had while playing "Mine" by NYC female trio Wild Bore. In that track the three ladies beware as wildly as your average punk rocker circa 1977, while incorporating surf and post punk elements in their explosive sound. They have three singles out so far, all released in the second half of 2014. "Eddi Munster" is some kind of "half blues" featuring a Devo-esque vocal line - only less robotic and more psycho. "Mon Amie, Elise" - streaming below - is the tamer track of the bunch, but not necessarily the less tense. It also features a chord change, which here at the Deli we very much appreciate! You have three chances to see Wild Bore in NYC in the next few weeks: Pianos on 11.24, Rock Shop on 12.04 and Cakeshop on 12.19.

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Nick Harris

Nick Harris has released a new solo album called Night Terrors. Nick has played with several bands around Chicago including The Kuhls.

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