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The Spooks’ Last Philly Show Before Summer U.S. Tour at KFN July 17

Not to be confused with hometown hip-hop/R&B crew of the same moniker, Fishtown’s The Spooks may be lost in time. Their unassailably lo-fi, surf-influenced sound is immersed in a fjord of nostalgic throwback reserves, flowing with reverb-heavy erratic guitars and granular subjacent vocals - or late ‘60s/early ’70s crossover garage rock as the kiddios say. But their fancy for this overtaxed genus is never tiresome - instead, it’s like you’re wearing a comfy, over-sized Blue Cheer t-shirt while watching Freaks and Geeks on your couch. You just know you were born three decades too late. Catch them tonight at KFN before they head off for the rest of the summer on a U.S. tour! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street, 7:30 pm, $8, 21+ (Photo by Megan Trosclair) - Annamarya Scaccia

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a stick and a stone Release Party at Philadelphia Magic Garden July 17

Spend an enchanting evening in Philly’s Magic Garden when a stick and a stone celebrate the release of Opal Nightly in a truly beautiful setting. Their haunting otherworldly compositions and bend-but-never-break Sinead O’Connor-esque vocals on tracks like “Medicine” and “Mustard Green” are breathtakingly captivating. Its moody melancholy is so simply and tastefully orchestrated, once again, stacking the argument of “why Philly’s music scene is so diverse and interesting” in our favor. Philadelphia Magic Garden, 1020 South St., 6pm, $10, All Ages - Q.D. Tran
 

 

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Ladies Auxiliary for Your Lazy, Hazy Summer at The Fire July 17

Somewhere between Dr. Dog and older Ariel Pink, newcomers Ladies Auxiliary craft a lo-fi, yet highly textured mix of country rock balladry and AM radio pop. In most cases, the formula is the same: distant, warbling vocals nuzzle up against beautiful lap steel and electric organ. But there are always surprises for those who wait! Take "West Columbia" for example, which kicks off with swirling electronics and odd clipping before sliding into more familiar tones. So look no further than Ladies Auxiliary if you're longing for that hazy sunset feeling. They’ll be sharing the bill tonight at The Fire with Noncanon and Atlanta's Nomen Novum. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave, 10pm, $5, 21+ - Joe Poteracki

 

 

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Mr. Unloved Needs Your Love at Tritone July 17

Mr. Unloved is coming to Tritone tonight. He has a bizarre logo that looks like Michael Johnson meets Contra and a lounge-y, boozy sound that reminds me of some strange act I saw in that dive bar recently. Deja vu? The vocals are smoky and the harmonica flourishes are aplenty. He has bluesy jam sessions and even some warped spoken word thrown in for chuckles or just simply tangents of a lunatic. Come drink many specials and talk about the good old days with the appropriate soundtrack. Tritone, 1508 South St., 9pm, $7, 21+ - Adam G.
 

 

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The 23rd issue of The Deli is out + Online interactive version!

Music obsessed NYC-ers,

The 23rd issue of The Deli (pictrured) was delivered to the most rocking NYC neighborhoods yesterday - did you see it?
If you didn't, here is a shortlist of the location that carry it:

LES: Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Cake Shop, Arlene's Grocery, The Delancey.
East Village: Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, Rivington Guitars, 1st Flight Music, Otto's Shrunken Head, Banjo's Jim, The Library.
Chelsea: Music Buildings on 30th St. and on 8th Ave at 39th street, Funkadelic, S.I.R., Smash Rehearsals, 30th Street Guitars, Rogue Music, News Cafe.
West Village: Other Music, Rebel Rebel Records, My Generation Records, le Poisson Rouge.
Williamsburg: Main Drag, Southside Guitars, Earwax Records, Beacon's Closet, Soundfix, Public Assembly, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Trash Bar, Bruars Falls, Flood Rehearsals, Glasslands, Monster Island, Union Pool, Sweat Shop rehearsals.
Greenpoint: Matchless, Coco66, Rehearsal Studio on Franklin, Europa, Permanent Records.

We will hit locations in Park Slope/Gowanus and Bushwick early next week.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO SEE IT ONLINE HERE!!! With interactive liks, dudes!

CHAIRS!

The Deli's Staff

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