Boston-based folk rock act Tall Heights will be winding up a month-long Tuesday night residency at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on September 25th. With captivating vocal harmonies that drive along a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar, Tall Heights create an expansive and encompassing sound for just two people. The act is celebrating the release of their new EP, The Running of the Bulls. --The Deli Staff
Two of Boston’s finest singer songwriters team up for two shows on Saturday, September 22 at the famed Club Passim in Cambridge. Will Dailey and Audrey Ryan, both known for their songwriting, independent spirit and pavement pounding tactics, first discovered their voices complimented each other when they toured together in the winter of 2011. They have since played various shows together and started recording for a side project that expands further on their solo careers. Event details are below. If you don't live in Boston but want to watch the show live on your computer you can pay $3 and see it at: www.concertwindow.com. Watch the video below of Dailey and Ryan's cover of "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel. --Chrissy Prisco
Saturday, September 22 -- First show @ 7 pm, Second show @ 9:30 pm
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA www.clubpassim.org -- Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 day of show
The Fall 2012 edition of Deep Heaven Now has been announced and will take place Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 in Somerville's Union Square. Coordinated by Jinsen Liu (28 Degrees Taurus, pictured above), DHN showcases the best in the current psych rock, ambient and shoegaze scenes from around the country. With this, the sixth installment, highlights include Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Ringo Deathstarr (TX), and Foreign Resort (from Denmark) on night 1. The second night brings Gosepl Gossip from Minneapolis, Stargazer Lilies (members of Soundpool) from NYC and Glowfriends from Kalamazoo, MI.--The Deli Staff
Once dubbed 'America's best unsigned band' by CMJ, New London, CT's The Reducers spent much of their 34-year career skirting the edges of wider mainstream popularity. A brand-new international compilation, Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 (Good Sponge Records), coming Sept. 22, features 24 tracks that pay sound tribute to the band's longstanding musical legacy.
Formed in 1978, The Reducers released three very well-received power pop "pub rock" records that propelled them to the national spotlight, where they found themselves touring the country opening for bands like The Ramones and The Replacements. Together for 34 years, the Reducers' long run ended earlier this year with the death of bass player Steve Kaika, who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Rave On features tracks performed by bands and artists touched by the The Reducers' music. Some tracks are reverent, almost note-for-note covers (particular care is paid to bassist Kaika's renown "lead bass" lines), others are re-imagined in ways that showcase the timeless impact of the band's songwriting.
There will be a CD release party for the album on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Rose Barn in Waterford, CT. The Oneill's Rose Barn was the first venue the Reducers played together as a band in June of 1978. The CD release party will feature live performances. Doors open at 6:30pm. The show runs from 7:00-11:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $10, and CDs will be available for purchase. All profits from the event and CD sales will benefit the immediate family of Steve Kaika, who continue to work through medical bills and other challenges incurred during Kaika's illness. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.--The Deli Staff
1. Let's Go - The Rattlers
2. Life In The Neighborhood - The Backstabbers
3. Better Homes And Gardens - Heap
4. Boys Will Be Boys - Frigate
5. San Antone - Rockbottom
6. Fashion Of The Times - The Manchurians
7. Nothing Cool - Paul Brockett Roadshow
8. No Ambition - The Gimmies
9. Company Man - Dave Rave & Lauren Agnelli
10. Out Of Step - Fran Fried w/The Backstabbers
11. Fistfight at the Beach - The Del Crandalls
12. Black Plastic Shoes - The Dogmatics
13. Rocks - P.C.2. (a.k.a. Paychannel)
14. Real Gone - Missy Roback
15. My Problem - The Rivergods
16. Sound Of Breaking Down - Birdfeeder
17. Don't You Wanna - Tim Lee 3
18. Yeah Yeah - Big Fat Combo
19. Meltdown - Firestarter
20. All About You - Matt Gouette
21. Avoidance Factor - The Clothespins
22. Scared of Cops - Frantic Stuffs
23. Closing Time - Blonde Furniture
24. Endless Bummer - Male Curriers
Night Fruit have released "Human Touch," the first single off their upcoming full length record due out early next year. The music video was shot and edited by Barry Marino (The Hush Now). Night Fruit is embarking on a west coast tour later this week, the full list of dates is below. Be sure to catch them when they return to Boston to play a hometown show at O'Brien's on September 29 with 3D Cosby, Battle House and Vending Machetes. --Chrissy Prisco
9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - SILVERLAKE LOUNGE - The Vespertines, The Broken Column — $5 — SHOW TIME 6-9 PM
9/16 - Long Beach, CA - QUE SERA - The Vespertines
9/17 - Long Beach, CA - HARVELLE’S - The Vespertines
9/18 - Los Angeles, CA - THE YORK - Henry Wolfe — FREE SHOW
9/19 - San Diego, CA - SODA BAR - Idyll Wild, Man Hands — $5 — 8:30 PM
9/20 - San Francisco, CA - THEE PARKSIDE - Seatraffic, Tomihira, Between the Cities are Stars — $7 — 9 PM
9/22 - Los Angeles, CA - PERMANENT RECORDS - Wreck of the Zephyr — FREE BYOB 6PM
9/29 - Boston, MA - O’BRIEN’S PUB - 3D Cosby, Battle House, Vending Machetes
Like ever year, The Deli is going to give you the opportunity to play at one of its CMJ Music Marathon parties.
This time we have booked a bunch of shows in the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, and as usual we'll have stages for all major musical genres (see last year's schedule here). See flyer above for the list of venues booked this year.
We are looking to book 5 or more artists for these shows - last year we ended up booking more than 10 from the submissions!!!
To be considered, all you need to do is to apply here - good luck!
BIG NEWS! The Deli and Rukkus.com have partnered to create a new version of our DIY show listings (this links to the NYC listings), which allow artists and show organizers to promote their shows directly on the home pages of The Deli's 12 regional blogs - and beyond, since Rukkus covers the entire US territory!
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Burlington, Vermont’s Myra Flynn released her first music video on June 12. The simple, black and white production is a perfect backdrop for the heart-wrenching, spare track. Its three scenes document the aftermath of a fight between two lovers with Myra literally and figuratively picking up the pieces of… the broken relationship? her broken heart? a little of both? Whichever the case may be this is a beautiful piece of cinema. Watch the video on Vimeo:
Sand Reckoner’s self-titled debut full-length release is as genre-bending as anything they’ve done to date. This three-piece, Boston-by-way-of-Pennsylvania band has been making a name for itself in the psychedelic indie underground but their debut proves that they are much more than a throwback to the late sixties and early seventies. Sure, there are healthy doses of Crazy Horse, early Pink Floyd and Blue Cheer, but there’s also an equal measure of Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (minus their trademark irony). Each track moves deftly from one influence to another while remaining a cohesive piece of work. The record opens with the rolling, bluesy “Shooting Bullets”, their most Zeppelin-esque track, moving on to the Neil Young influenced “Morning Star”, an acoustic guitar and harmonica-centric ballad. “The Darkest Dye” could be a lost track from The Band, while “Flesh and Bones” is the bastard child of Jon Spencer and Jack White. And here we are, not quite halfway through the record. Later in the album “Terror in the Massanutten Part I” is a surf-rock, spy movie theme song custom made for driving fast with the windows down. The Thurston Moore influence makes its first appearance on “The Deserter” and sticks through the rest of the album. It is most welcome in “No One’s Veil”, a nearly seven minute trip through all manner of psychedelic influences—call and response verses, guitar noise breakdowns, Pink Floyd-ian, dreamy “woo-ooh” choruses. Many thanks to Sand Reckoner for providing the template for a modern psych revolution. Hear it for yourself at Sand Reckoner’s Bandcamp page.-George Dow