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Tonight! Grass Widow record release at Cyclone Warehouse with Shannon and The Clams!

Don't miss Grass Widow tonight as they celebrate the arrival of Past Time on Kill Rock Stars. The all ages show is on the cheap side ($5-10) sliding scale and also features sets by Shannon and The Clams as well as film projections from Oddball Films and Wu Li Leung.The fun begins at 7om at Cyclone Warehouse (1842 Illinois Ave, SF)

You can also check out Grass Widow performing tomorrow at Amoeba on Haight at 2pm. This will be you last chance to check out the threesome before they embark on a three month US and Europe tour.

Grass Widow - Fried Egg from Kill Rock Stars on Vimeo.

-Nicole Leigh





This is an extremely late notice report. I just found out one of my favorite solo projects is playing a house show tonight. Dewey Mahood of Eternal Tapestry’s side project, Plankton Wat.

In my advancing age, I’m experiencing crowd anxieties. And as much as I’m a fan of the rock, I’m also becoming more of a fan of things that are away from the mainstream—example: MusicFest NW. And really, they have enough support. Do they need one more aging and self-important hipster music nerd?

Dewey of Plankton Wat put out arguably the best psych record of last year, entitled Dawn of the Golden Eternity on DNT Records. It was equal parts loner blues, John Fahey-style folk guitar workout, and acid-drenched stoner jams. Plankton Wat will be playing with Selaroda from Oakland, CA.— Michael Henning of The Why Because solo project. Also on tap will be Stag Hare from Portland.

The location is The Wail at 5135 NE 42nd Ave. @ Sumner. The time is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

- Chappy


Dive Index release video and CD

Dive Index is the collaborative, cross-genre project brainchild of NYC producer/musician Will Thomas. The sophomore album "The Surface We Divide" (out on 10.12) features vocals by Joseph Arthur, Cat Martino, and even former Ride vocalist Mark Gardener, and instrumental appearances include cello by Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons) and drums by Kevin O’Donnell (Andrew Bird). They recently released this video featuring Cat Martino on Vocals.


Muy Cansado and The Lights Out Release EPs Saturday at Middle East Upstairs

Typically, it's the vocalists on any given night of live music who leave with the odd satisfaction of a hoarse voice - the physical manifestation and deep impression of a noisy night, a good time shared with friends and strangers, and a job well done.  This Saturday, get acquainted with your vocal exercises and expect to leave the Middle East (Upstairs) like a singer.  Okay, sans glitter and makeup, maybe, and perhaps a little less sweaty - but sore voice, ringing ears and all!

Muy Cansado and The Lights Out release their latest EPs, "Love and Fear" and "Rock Pony," respectively, with star-studded support:  Boston's Sidewalk Driver and Brooklyn's The Press.  If that bill hasn't already gotten you humming a melody, head over to their websites and learn them.  Really.  That'd be an order if we could enforce it.  It's as solid and infectious an evening of high-energy rock (both pop- and, er, -and roll) as you'll find.

Check back here at the Deli New England soon for a spotlights of "Love and Fear" and "Rock Pony."  

The national release of "Love and Fear," which we can go ahead and tell you is a thoroughly wonderful collection of indie rock gems, on Goodnight Records is September 14th - but you can grab your copy early at this show.

9pm - The Press
10pm - Sidewalk Driver
11pm - Muy Cansado
12pm - The Lights Out

$10 / 8:30pm doors

- The Deli Staff


Weekend Warrior, September 10 - 12

One of the most prolific hardcore bands to rise from the underbelly of Philly is set to come back for one night only. Pagan Babies are considered one of the pioneers of fusing hardcore and punk with rap and hip hop, and were also known for the graffiti style artwork that appeared on their albums courtesy of their drummer Bruce Boyd. Aside from returning to play the “Legends of Philly Hardcore” show in July of 2007, the band has essentially called it quits since 1989. But in honor of the release of their special anthology Last on drp records, the band is set to perform tonight at The Troc for one more time (but I bet that they might change their tune if Last takes off). They’ll be joined by another local hardcore legend McRad who have been a Philly music institution since the 80s and Reading thrash masters Common Enemy who have been assaulting the scene since 1998. Add in the newest project from Kermit “Hell” Lyman of Slumlord, Thee Nosebleeds, who will also be performing with legendary thrashers D.R.I. later this month. And you have a lineup that’s ready to fuck shit up! The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 7:30pm, $12 adv/$15 door, All Ages (Artwork by Bruce Boyd)

Other events that might strike your fancy…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Wes Mattheu and the New Way Down, Papertrees, Charlotte Littlehales, Swedeland, SAT Ethel Cee, SUN The Spinning Leaves
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hermit Thrushes and Old Goats, SAT Strapping Fieldhands and U.S. Girls, SUN Nico's Gun
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Levee Drivers and The Fallen Troubadours, SAT Rosetta Album Release Party, SUN Banned Books and The Tea Club
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI U.S. Funk Team Reunion Show w/ Kite Party
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Blayer Pointdujour, Adam & Dave's Bloodline, Faux Slang
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Jukebox Zeros and The Slotcars, SAT Invisible Friends
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Pagan Babies Reunion Show w/ McRad, Thee Nosebleeds, Common Enemy
The Ox (2nd and Oxford St.) FRI Golden Ages and Prowler
Pterodactyl (3237 Amber St.) SAT Kill You in the Face
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Eskimeaux
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum (3819 Hamilton St.) SAT Carnivolution w/The Hydrogen Jukebox Album Release Party
The Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI The Absolute Zeros
Greenfest Philly (2nd and South Sts.) SUN Papertrees
The Northern Liberties Music Festival (Poplar and Wildey Sts.) SAT Black Landlord, Blood Feathers, Ports of Call, Baby Flameheads, Dressed Like Stolen Cars and more

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