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Oh So Peligroso Upcoming CD Release Show

This Saturday (12/2), DC's alt. rockers Oh So Peligroso take the Red Palace stage for their S/T CD release party. Formed back in 2009 by a group of UMW college friends, Oh So Peligroso mix uber-chant vocals and harmonic driven guitars with rocked and rugged bass lines, very apparent in the track "Suitcase" featured below. Also on the bill is the Laughing Man- so get there early (doors at 8:30) to be amazed. Lifted from the OSP invite: "You better put your 3-D glasses on 'cause we got some holiday shit comin' straight at ya." Word.

Oh So Peligroso - Suitcase by user4670251


Hey Mama GRAND FINALE tour dates

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(Avi Salloway and Celia Woodsmith) are wrapping up their folk roots rock project Hey Mama and will be persuing some really great projects. Salloway will be traveling to the Middle East to study music and work with a peace program and Woodsmith will be studying for a career in health services and women’s empowerment. AWESOME! In the meantime they will be giving their fans one last taste of their unique musical experience. Get out your washboards and flannel.

11.13 – Lebanon, NH – LEBANON OPERA HOUSE

11.18 – Brunswick, ME – BOWDOIN COLLEGE

11.19 – Portsmouth, NH – THE PRESS ROOM

12.2 – New York, NY – THE BITTER END

12.3 – Falmouth, MA – GRUMPY’S

12.4 – Northampton, MA – PEARL STREET BALLROOM

12.9 – S. Burlington, VT – HIGHER GROUND


12.16 – Newmarktet, NH – THE STONE CHURCH

12.17 – Kennebunkport, ME – NEVERDUN FARM


-- The Deli Staff


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 11/30-12/4

Coming out of Thanksgiving it looks to be a spectacularly busy week for live music. Here are a few selections.

Tonight catch the Dominant Legs at Cafe Du Nord with Holy Shit and Melted Toys, 8pm.

Wednesday seems to be a blog themed evening with a Kata Rokkar and Ears of the Beholder sponsored show at the Rickshaw. Featuring former Artist of the Month winners Phantom Kicks alongside The Actors and Sunbeam RD, this looks to be a spectacular evening of music, 9pm.

Competing on the same night out in Oakland, Bay Area Bourgeois will be presenting a night of electronic music at Era Art Bar with Elephant and Castle, James and Evander, and Business 80, 8pm.

Thursday get up to the Hemlock for French Miami with support by The Horns of Happiness and Teenage Sweater, 9pm.

Friday Popscene will be presenting a San Francisco vs Chicago themed show, at the Rickshaw, with The Butterfly Bones, Hey Champ, and Moneypenny, 9pm.

Finally on Saturday, wander down to Bottom of the Hill for the Terrorbird Holiday Extravaganza featuring Maus Haus, Fol Chen, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and Exray's, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


Fake Babies -- "Sophisticated Thighs"

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I've always taken as given that we'll all eventually wake up in a post-apocalyptic dystopia not unlike Terry Gilliam's Brazil. In that particular nightmare scenario, huge loudspeakers on rusted towers blast Fake Babies in all directions. Maybe it's a society-wide kneejerk reaction to bubblegum pop that the post-industrial electronic sludge peddled by Fake Babies was voted best new music in Connecticut by The Boston Phoenix, or maybe we're all just doing more drugs than we used to. In either case, these guys are gonna be huge. Fake Babies began as a duo in 2007 with Justin Roberts and Robert Nuzzello Jr. The group has since expanded to include Gary Velush and Jay Sirianni, and is now signed to New Haven's Safety Meeting Records, who will be releasing Fake Babies' debut LP We Started Blues on February 18th, 2010.

Just as miners in rural Kentucky wrote mountain ballads to express the trials of their time, Fake Babies convey the full extent of New Haven's battle with urban poverty, crime (a national study ranked it the 18th most dangerous city in the country), and commercial blight through a brand of electronic creation that's marked by a tendency towards improvisation and open experimentation. While I've heard them compared to witchhouse/rapegaze hoodlums Salem (and this is true in so much as both bands share a certain gritty aesthetic), Fake Babies have real technical virtuosity and an overarching musicality that allows them to transcend the repetitious patterns that plague most electronic groups. Let's say I traveled back to 1968 and gave Can a laptop with Ableton and some midi controllers, then brought them back to 2010 New Haven and locked them in a room with nothing but the Devo box set--you'd pretty much get Fake Babies.

Intrigued? Can't wait until February to slip into the ooze? Like watching naked women rub themselves with animal blood? If yes, then Fake Babies' latest video "Sophisticated Thighs" is on the fast track to blow your mind: http://www.vimeo.com/8898362


-- Ben Heller of The Ampeater Review (ampeatermusic.com)


Doppelganger plays Union Hall on 12.01

September Deli Artist of the Month Doppelganger play a refreshing brand of rock and roll that is smart, riff-based and with a healthy dose of swagger. R. Francis (guitar), Ryan Oh-No (drums / vocals) and Joey Hamm (bass) seem to draw their inspiration from classic guitar bands of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Their debut EP "Get It Over With Already" is chock full of this vibe. "Breaks My Head" comes at you initially with a start/stop guitar pattern, morphing into something more cohesive. If the verses reference The Strokes, the chorus bursts large like the best 80's Guitar Hero band. A clever nod is also made to The Beach Boys or perhaps Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plane Pour Moi." The ghost of Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" walk hand-in-hand with lyrics stating "but you don't listen, when I say, hey let's go." - Dave Cromwell


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