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Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B.) - May 30th

Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B.) will bring together the most promising bands in the Northeast as well as nationally recognized names on May 30th at Durham Fairgrounds in Durham, CT. Frankie Bombaci states on the home site for the festival that B.O.M.B started with the small idea of "“Hey, what if I bring some up and coming local bands and let them play at the same scene with some well-known gigs?" The festival is headlined by Lupe Fiasco, Of Montreal and Jay Electronica. The festival will also feature some stellar local bands such as M.T. Bearington, (New Haven, CT) The Band Eclypse, (Scarsdale, NY) The Shills (Boston, MA) and Clarias (Boston, MA).

Another great thing about B.O.M.B festival is the inexpensive ticket price (A one-day advance ticket price of $50). What is done with the profits is even better than the price itself. A percentage of the money goes to foundations such as The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Connecticut Children’s Hospital. Last year’s festivities raised $30,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Deli will be attending this year's festival so come find us and say hello!

You can purchase tickets HERE - $50 advance $60 dos
B.O.M.B Festival - Durham Fairgrounds in Durham, CT

--Nicholas Palumbo

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Weekend Warrior, May 7 - 9

Finals are done for most of you collegiate types and it’s just in time for the summer weather. There are way too many good shows for this weekend so there is no reason why you shouldn’t be extending Cinco De Mayo! Well, tonight at JB’s was originally planned to be Grandchildren’s CD release party for Cold Warrior on Green Owl Records, but the release date has been pushed back for remastering and an additional track. It’s looking like an August or end of July drop date now. Lucky, we have TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb ready to share their latest work (we think?). We received an advance copy of a few tracks, but no word on even a title. However, we did learn that they are a “cracksmoke band of scientists who found God in the middle of the night going South in the passing lane on Rt. 81.” They’ll also be joined by Ernest Jenning’s Skeletonbreath (featuring members of O’Death, Grandchildren and The Woes) and W. Philly buddies/lover of the ladies The Chimeras. We really can’t imagine this not being a good time. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+
 
More fun stuff this weekend...
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka w/ Frog Holler and The Wallace
Brothers
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Leather
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Like a Fox SAT New Motels and The Rebel Yell
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Flux Capacitor
 
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Giant Mind, SUN Lillie Ruth Bussey
 
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Alright Junior and Big Terrible
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) SUN Tongue Sculptors
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Kidrockers w/Power Animal

Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Bells Bells Bells, SAT Bodega
 
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Mose Giganticus
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Schoolly D
 
Mar Bar (200 S. 40th St.) SAT Prowler
 
Murph’s Bar (202 E. Girard Ave.) SAT Experience Kef
 
The Institute (1126 Green St.) SAT Block Shock Block Party w/Post Post, Swift Technique, Instamatic

 

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Power Animal Kidrockin’ at World Café Live May 8

Kidrockers are back in town for their last show til the Fall. We love the idea of bringing the parents and the kiddies together for some good times and music. I’m also glad they took my advice about adding Power Animal to bill, whose People Songs was The Deli’s April CD of the Month. Too bad I neither have any children or the ability to wake up early enough for the show, but it’s a moot point since I’m writing about this show as I’m enjoying some free booze on my international flight to London. They’ll be joining Harper Blynn whose release Loneliest Generation (Baby Jackal Records) was produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) and Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Kaki King). J. Blynn is also a former curly-haired hometown choir boy so you’ll get a chance to welcome him back. Come on parents - this is your chance to prove to your kids that you were actually pretty cool once. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 12pm, $13/$44 family for pack, All Ages (Ages 3-13 recommended; adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice versa) - Q.D. Tran

 

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First Friday Vintage Bonanza at Two Percent to Glory May 7

It’s First Friday again, and it should be damn beautiful out tonight. But do you really want to deal with the annoying yuppies in Old City as you search around for some free booze? If your answer is not really, then head over to Two Percent to Glory for their “First Friday Vintage Bonanza” where they promise a night of heavy boozing and browsing. Ryat, who did spectacularly in our most recent and fiercest poll to date, will be providing some airy electronica for your enjoyment. DJ Frosty will also keep the party movin’ into the wee hours. Don’t forget to grab yourself or a loved one a little somethin’ somethin’. Two Percent to Glory, 1817 Frankford Ave., 8pm - Late, Free, All Ages (Photo by Jackie Bayne) - H.M. Kauffman

 

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Best of NYC #49: MIracles of Modern Science - at Deli Fest, 05.15, 6.10pm

Miracles of Modern Science have been gaining popularity over the past couple of years because of their aggressive approach to a normally mellow genre: orchestral pop. MOMS' richness of double bass and cello, rare sound of mandolin, violin, drums, and baritone vocals, combine pizzicato and slides against a drum time signature imitating war march vigor. With upcoming scheduled appearances at the Deli's Best of NYC Fest on May 15 and a scheduled residency at Cake Shop this summer, you too might be curious to hear this colorful orchestral pop-rock band - or as MOMS better describes, “ecstatic live shows [that] have been shaking hips with instruments grandma might have waltzed to.” - Gina Alioto

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