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Shanshala debuts in style with "Closed"

We talked a bit about Shanshala when the behemoth collaborative effort Creepier Than Family dropped early this year and we've been low-key creeping on those social media channels to see what would come next. Next has come, and it's taken the form of the full-length Closed. It's an eclectic album taking fruits from the disparate branches of the musical tree and coating them with a thick, hallucinatory goop that binds it all together. Highly recommended if you're the kind of person who people have learned not to ask what kind of music they enjoy. -Austin Phy

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Ticket Giveaway: JEFF the Brotherhood & Music Band at Underground Arts This Sunday

Nashville garage-psych rockers JEFF the Brotherhood are bringing the party to Underground Arts this Sunday, October 2 with fellow Music City U.S.A. pals Music Band. Consume all the beer and weed that you possibly can, rock out, and skip work/school the next day because we'd love to send you and your favorite party buddy there for free! To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "We'd Like to Join the Brotherhood!" Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

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Hypoluxo releases debut album 'If Language' + plays Our Wicked Lady on 10.07

If you love musical paradoxes (and indie pop) we recommend you to check out Brooklyn quartet Hypoluxo, a band that combines a rather serene dream pop with crepuscular and monotone male vocals. The dichotomy actually works: the tracks' harmonic content is rich enough to entertain the ear, while Ocampo's dark tenor, appearing only occasionally, adds a layer of maudit character that true rock fans will find appealing. If you like the RIYL game, here it is: Real Estate, Joy Division, Lloyd Cole and the Commotion. The band will be releasing debut album 'If Language' on September 30th, playing Our Wicked Lady on October 7th, and then leaving for a truly insane 40+ day fall tour which should be named "the clockwise tour of the US of A." Way to go Hypoluxo, safe trips!

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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The Shacks about to release debut EP, play BKLYN Bazaar on 09.29

Should you be in need of a magical something that can lull you to sleep during your stressful life in the city, look no further than Brooklyn's The Shacks and their first official single "Left It With The Moon." The song employs a timeless melody, Shannon Wise's delicate soprano, and a few other rather rudimental instruments to reach into the listener's buried childhood - and the sleeping proneness it entails: if sleeping like a baby is your ida of happiness, The Shacks are your kind of band. Earlier this year, the duo also unveiled a collaboration with instrumental NYC band El Michels Affair, which resulted in stunning single 'Strange Boy,' a more produced dream pop gem with shades of doo-wop complemented by an appropriately noir video (also streaming). Their self titled debut EP is scheduled to be released on October 28. Don't miss their Brooklyn Bazaar show on September 29!

We added both these tracks to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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Weekend Warrior, September 23 - 25

There’s no room for you to hide from conflict in the songcraft of Camae Ayewa, a.k.a. Moor Mother. Erring toward a jarring fantasticism that is well-grounded in reality, Moor Mother makes use of analog equipment, sampling and field recordings to churn out hauntingly oblique production, uniting voices throughout time into a common narrative of resistance. Beyond the grinding synths is a prolific artist, thinker and organizer. Ayewa’s Community Futures Lab - an initiative aimed at providing a gallery, workshop and collective memory project to marginalized communities - has been nominated by the Philly Geek Awards for Impact Organization of the Year. Local DIY art gallery Vox Populi is currently featuring some of her sound design work through the end of October, and her literature is available online in the form of zines and hardbound books.  Through various modes of production Ayewa’s projects explore identity politics, time and memory with a striking clarity, bringing to the forefront the anxieties of our historical present. Fetish Bones, Moor Mother’s debut LP on Don Giovanni Records, places her work in the company of other significant artists such as Downtown Boys and Screaming Females. Her record release party is this Saturday night in Brewerytown at the Yung Kandy Collective, and she’ll be joined on stage by fellow Philly experimental artist NAH. Yung Kandy Collective, 2809 W. Girard Ave., 7pm, $12, All Ages - Josh Kelly
 
More things to do this fall weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Bilal, Ursula Rucker, SUN Telepathic
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Lawsuits, Jeremiah Tall, SAT (The Dude Hates Cancer Afterparty) Lushlife, Swift Technique
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Cold Climb It, Matt Kelly, Birthday Boy, SAT Kodiak Park, Dear Forbidden/Rosali/Wassup Gina
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Badland Breeze, Anyee Wright, SAT Soul Glo, SUN Marge, Permanent Body
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells, Wizard Eye
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT The Final Philly Zombie Prom, SUN The Late Night Cabaret, The Roddenberries
 
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Neef Buck
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Spokey Speaky, SAT (Upstairs) The Newspaper Taxis
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Cheerbleeders, Thorazine, Rachel Radick and The Sadistic, 66 Stitches, Ganou, The Year End, Coronal Mass Ejection
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Goodnight Lights, Revolution, I Love You, Spring Onion, SAT Dear Friend (Record Release), Honeytiger, Tiny Vices
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Christine Irizarry, Keely Sibilia, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, SUN Charles Nolan
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Tribute to Blood Sugar Sex Magik: The Absolute Zeros, The Newspaper Taxis, Anomie Fatale, SAT Upstart Fest: Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman, Menace To Sobriety
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Ashes of Our Sins, Generation Empty
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Bazmati Vice, Matt Gauss Band, Los Festingos, SAT Dorkosaurus, Stealing Fame, Fatal by Design, The Black Market Opera
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Cultour, The Towering Pine, Monster Hands, SAT Tektonic, The Groove Merchants, Bohemian Mule, SUN Vital Stats, You Do You
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SUN Rhodes Less Traveled
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Three Man Cannon,, Slaughter Beach Dog, Sunshine Parker
 
Time Cube (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ursula, Dog Tears
 
LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Guests, Nemesisters, Rabies Shot
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Downtrodder, Past Life Mud Guppies
 
The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Boy Lawyer, Dear Friend, Water Polo
 
Magic Pictures (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Bleeders, Fiona Parker & The Spitting Truth, Neolibz
 
Space 1026 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Abi Reimold, Laser Background
 
Little Italy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Fred Beans, Coping Skills
 
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