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The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica Artist: Moor Mother!

We just completed our final poll for the categories of Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica. After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes, congrats go out to Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa! We first encountered the experimental musician/poet/curator/activist as Camae Defstar, co-fronting politically charged punk/hip-hop outfit The Mighty Paradocs. She later began producing and releasing her own solo material as Moor Mother Goddess, before dropping last year's critically acclaimed Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni) under her revised, current moniker. The hometown renaissance woman has been grinding away for years in the Philadelphia music scene, refining her artistic vision, while being a supportive force in the local music community, so we are very happy to see her gaining recognition and continuing to do so on her own terms - bravo!

We'd also like to send out some love to our most recent Readers'/Fans' Poll Winners, Wax Future, who also finished second overall in the Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica category. And coming in third, Hardwork Movement have proven in 2016 that their band name is more than just a name; it's their ethos. We'll be sharing our final results for this year's Best Emerging Philly Artists Poll with our list of Top Performers, so remember to check back tomorrow! 

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Polluter Named Reader's Pick for Best Emerging New England Punk/Metal Artist of 2016

 Connecticut natives, Polluter, have been named Best Emerging New England Punk/Metal Artist of 2016 by our reader's poll.  One of the tougher candidates to categorize, Polluter fits uneasily within the ranks of their punk and metal colleagues.  Showcasing elements of both genres, with splashes of jazz, R&B, spoken word poetry, and more, the six piece band creates their own definition of modern rock.  Their latest, Live Decay, is a potpourri of driving guitar riffs, sultry sax interjections, tight grooves, and pretty much anything else you could think of. -Brian Varneke 

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Adiós Ghost unveils new single "Uncanny Valley," plays Knockdown Center tomorrow (03.09)

Brooklyn's Adiós Ghost just unveiled the first single off of their upcoming debut LP, Fade Out With Your Phantoms, which is set to come out in April. While Adiós Ghost continues to embrace the West African-inspired sounds of their past, they've introduced influences of new wave and funk into "Uncanny Valley", referencing the groove-centered rock of early-80s art-rock legends such as Peter Gabriel. Those familiar with the band's 2016 release Endless Return will hear more of the signature driven vocals from Ben Sigerson, as well as other familiar voices through featured guests C.F. Watkins and Half Waif's Nandi Plunkett. The track itself was recorded at the studio of Drew Vandenberg, who's done production work for Of Montreal and Futurebirds, among others.

To celebrate the release of "Uncanny Valley", Adiós Ghost will perform at the Knockdown Center in Queens on March 9th with Shy Layers and Faten Kanaan. Stay tuned for details of Adiós Ghost's Eastern U.S. tour, which will happen this spring after the release of Fade Out With Your Phantoms. - Will Sisskind

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Video Premiere: King Willow - Galapagos

We're excited to premiere the new music from the Bay Area based sister duo, King Willow. Their new single, Galapagos is an addictive acoustic pop track that tells a story of love relationships and the need for freedom.

Sisters, Amanda and Julianna Salguero make up the twin chambers of King Willow’s wistfully beating heart. With a sound some have likened to The Head and the Heart and First Aid Kit, their original music shows a range from slower huskier numbers to upbeat and clever pop anthems. East Coast natives and current San Franciscans, these two bicoastal babes bring humor and grace to indie folk/pop.

"Galapagos" is the story of a love gone stale - that point in a relationship where staying together is simply easier than breaking up. Two lovers with the opposite problem fight it out in the music video - their passion takes a comically dark turn as the two seek their revenge." - King Willow

King Willow is celebrating their EP release on March 23rd at Amnesia in San Francisco.
8:30pm, $7

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New Track: "Waiting" - Evil Sword

Tortured, tormented, buried alive - a menacing but pleasant rhythm stomps on the ground above one’s head surrounded by bells and whistles in “Waiting”. It's the first single from An Eerie Fire Eats The Brain, the forthcoming full-length album from Evil Sword, which will finally escape the experimental dungeon on March 10. Those haunting, suspenseful exchanges can be seen and heard in the flesh this Friday when Kate Ferencz, Ben Furgal & co. appear at PhilaMOCA for their tape release with local punk duo Ursula and Halloween Tres.

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