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Eli Paperboy plays Le Poisson Rouge on 08.11

Brooklyn-local, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and his band, The True Loves, are back from Europe. To celebrate the release of his debut CD, "Come and Get It", Eli and band are playing at Le Poisson Rouge Aug. 11th at 7pm. With sounds reminiscent of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett - Eli "Paperboy" Reed's amazing live show is what you need this summer; A soul searching, sweat dripping, good time. Check out www.elipaperboyreed.com for music, tour dates and news and videos. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

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Heavy Manners

Eighties Ska legends, Heavy Manners are back and preparing to thrill audiences with some new tracks as well as their classics. The band is releasing a new 12” on Jump Up! Records which features the rather fitting track “Get Me Outta Debt”.

Heavy Manners celebrates the release of their new 12", featuring two brand new singles and a Peter Tosh produced dub mix, with a performance at Taste of Lincoln Ave. There will also be an after party at the Elbo Room, Chicago, 2871 N. Lincoln 8PM – Featuring DJ Chuck Wren spinning 80’s Ska and Reggae.

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Marnie Stern announces new CD out on October 2nd.

Now - in case you didn't get this yet - in a blogosphere where adoration of exclusively "diluted" (read "very accessible") indie music abounds, The Deli NYC proudly keeps a weak spot for artists with balls - figuratively speaking, of course. When we say balls we mean the courage to play it UN-safe, to take risks without outsourcing musicality, to make an effort to be truly, truly, truly unique and not just pretty or moving or powerful or "kewl". I guess we are talking about being "subversive" - in a sense that's stripped of political meaning and charged with an artistic one. We feel like this experimental approach is the common denominator to the greatest acts this city expressed. This is why we like Marnie Stern. The most unpredictable and original lady of the NYC music scene is releasing a new album on October 2nd.

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Hooray for Earth's busy schedule - 2 NYC shows + tour

Hooray for Earth's music definitely remains faithful to their optimistic name. The Brooklyn-based combo plays an extremely personal, sunny yet dreamy brand of electronic pop (by the way, as wake-dreaming in the sun is called a "mirage", I think we could label their music "mirage-synth-pop", which sounds pretty cool if you ask us - besides, there must a quadrillion "psych-pop" and "synth-pop" acts out there). The band is currently keeping extremely busy with 2 shows in NYC (tonight 07.22 at Cake Shop and tomorrow 07.23 at Coco66) and with a tour in support of their EP Momo starting in mid August opening for ex-Grandaddy member Admiral Radley. Grandaddy was actually another obvious "mirage-synth-pop", although they weren't as "synthy" as Hooray for Earth.

 

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My Other Friend CD release party at Mercury, 07.26

Being a couple for nine years and writing music together for five, it is no wonder Andy Simmons (guitar/vocals) and Holly MacGibbon’s (keys/vocals) musical collaboration My Other Friend is filled with a raw passion and high energy. The band, mostly made of trained actors, plays dramatic and dynamic rock with occasional folky tinges. They are finally about to release their debut album with a party at Mercury Lounge on July 26th.

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