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Music Video Premiere: Luke Sweeney - Miss Me?

San Francisco based garage pop musician, Luke Sweeney has released a brand new music video for his single, Miss Me? The video is a very funny tongue and cheek, vignette style short film featuring some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest bands in the local music scene.

Appearances from Social Studies, Warm Soda, Vandella, The Aerosols, Midtown Social, and members of Two Gallants and Trainwreck Riders shows that Sweeney is not only a talented musician in his own right, but has a great connection with music community that surrounds him.

Miss Me?’s satirical look at the challenges of auditioning for rock bands will surely make you break out into laughter. Sweeney’s fictitious accounts of rejection and social turmoil are almost as accurate as they are hilarious. He also did a great job in adopting the talent of videographer, Emily Sevin and editor Neal Jonas as his vision (Sweeney wrote and directed the video) is brought to life, while exhibiting seamless transitions and high definition quality.

Congrats to the band for making a super adorable and bright video!

You can catch Luke and his band (which includes members of Girls, Stone Foxes and Plum) live on May 30th at Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA. -je

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Congratulations to Vandella for Winning The Deli Magazine Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Americana-soul rock group, Vandella for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll! Vandella worked particularly hard on promoting their nomination, and even made a youtube video to let their fans know they were the right band to choose to win this month's poll! Not only did Vandella win because of their promotional creativity, but their mixture of Motown soul and homespun Americana style could coax anyone into supporting them. We wish them the best of luck on their future musical endeavors!

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Sioux City Kid Vandella Copper and Glass at Great American Music Hall - 9/27

Tonight at Great American Music Hall will be Sioux City Kid will be headlinging a mostly local bill. This band gives country music a gritty and edgy sound. Their song Wishin’ Well features background piano riffs and a powerful rhythm section, with encapsulating vocals coming from band singer and frontman, Jared Griffin. Vandella will be slightly twisting up the music for the night, with their blues-country-indie-soul sounding music. Their song, “Shine You Up” features the strong vocals of Tracey Holland with a danceable country-rock rhythm and melody section. Copper & Glass take a classic country sound – with a large emphasis around vocals and lyrics – and mold it with an indie type sound that features keyboards and melody based choruses.

How many times do you get a chance to see bands twist up the country music genre and make it their own? Be sure to catch these bands do just that tonight! - Victor Casillas Valle

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Goodnight, Texas, Fox and Woman, and Vandella @ Cafe Du Nord TONIGHT - 8/8

As a small kick-off to Outside Lands music festival this weekend, local bands Goodnight, Texas, Fox and Woman, and Vandella are coming together at Cafe Du Nord tonight, for a night of folk, sing-a-long 50’s style tunes, and harmonized country music! Goodnight, Texas is finishing up their North American tour which features select dates with The Avett Brothers. They have a folk ballad sound that contains a solid and catchy, rhythmic beat that will have your head softly bobbing to the sound of their lyric and acoustic focused music. Vandella has a more 50s type sound, bringing doo-wop ballads, classic rock n’ roll guitar with a modern vocal addition to top it off. Fox and Woman, who even features some classic country fiddling in the middle of their songs, fits this authentic country folk based line-up and brings a different twist to it simultaneously. - Victor Casillas Valle

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Live Music Picks: May 26-27

Stuck in the city over the three-day weekend? Quit pining for warm beaches, throw on a sweater and hit up these awesome local shows.

Tonight, Saturday, May 26 at the Great American Music Hall discover some great bands at "Sean Healy Presents: Steer the Stars CD Release Party with the Bay's Best Unsigned Bands!" Steer the Stars, Debbie Neigher, Handshake and The Deli SF's very own Artist of the Month, HUFF THIS! All guests who purchase presale tickets will receive entry into an intimate house show/after celebration on June 9 where all the bands will cook dinner for attendees. Tickets available here

Tonight is your second-to-last chance to catch indie rocker Boy in the Bubble before the "boy" Josh Seidenfeld moves to Durham, NC. It's an early show at the Make-Out Room at 7:30 PM and another on Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 pm at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Redwood Grove Amphitheater. Download his album "The King" for free here.

On Sunday, May 27, don't miss a first look at music videos from WATERS, Mist Giant, Elle Niño, William Ryan Fritch, French Cassettes, The 21st Century, Cormorant, Conspiracy of Venus, Vandella, Seatraffic, The Hot Toddies, Cash Pony, C H U R C H E S, doppio, Le VICE and Big Light. The Music Video Race Screening Party will also have live performances by doppio, Le VICE, and Big Light. Tickets available here and at the door.

Monday, well, you'll likely need a day to recover.

--Whitney Phaneuf

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