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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 4/21-4/24

After many a busy week (for music events at least) it would seem the city is taking a bit of a breather with only a couple, but certainly worthwhile, shows slated for this coming weekend.

For an evening easy on the ears, head out to El Rio tomorrow the 21st where minimalists The Matinees will be playing with The Better Maker and The Heated, 9pm.

Thursday at the Eagle Bare Wires will be playing their dirty garage rock with The Fresh & Onlys, Blank Dogs, and Cosmetics, 9pm.

On Saturday you should definitely find yourself wondering over to The Rickshaw where Sleepy Sun will be playing their psychish folk tunes with Little Wings and Late Young, 8:30pm.

A light weekend in comparison to weeks past, but certainly one with some interesting line-ups. Get out, see some live music, and check back again next week for some more suggestions.


-Ada Lann


Javelin CD release party at Santos on April 22

Electronic duo Javelin - already Deli CD of the month in May 2009 - are one of the most original things we stumbled upon recently. The band, signed to David Byrne's Luaka Bop, will be celebrating the release of their debut CD on that label on April 22 with a party at Santos Party House. These guys are getting a lot of attention, do not miss.


Aloud to play Boston 4/30 - Portland 5/1


Hard-rocking and aptly titled Aloud is touring around New England promoting their sophmore album Fan the Fury. Aloud will be playing two shows next weekend. One at TT's (Look at that line-up!!! BAH!)  and another at Geno's in Portland. I saw them play at the Rock and Roll Rumble in 2007 and they were incredible.

Friday, April 30th, 2010
TT The Bears
10 Brookline Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
Doors at 9:00pm, Aloud at 9:05pm
with Flying Machines, The Lights Out & Everyday Visuals
$10, 18+

Saturday, May 1, 2010
625 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Doors at 9:30pm, Aloud at 11:00pm
with aLEX kEATON & Metal Feathers
$5, 21+

--Meghan Chiampa


Ape Machine Leaks Track from Upcoming Debut


This House Has Been Condemned, the debut album from Portland five-piece Ape Machine, will be self-released on May 4th through their own Ape Machine Music.

Featuring ex-members of Slowdance Records' The Evening Episode, Grey Day Records artists Minmae, and MCA Records alumni Fenix TX, Ape Machine drives a psych-rock groove over stoner-worthy riffs and soaring vocals. It's interestingly catchy, given the slicker facets of the songwriting. Essentially, it's not your Tee Pee Records-type stoner rock, gorging itself on filthy dynamics and flaccid drumming. Ape Machine has their act together, and if leaked track "All Times" is any indication, this could become one of the more notable local releases of 2010.

Check it out below:

- Ryan J. Prado


Astral Planes

The Smashing Pumpkins have released the fourth (of 44) track from Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. This song may have the biggest sound of the four tracks, while massive swirling guitars filling every inch. This will be the final song in the first of 11 four song ep, Song For A Sailor. The downside of this track, and perhaps trying to write a massive amount of music in a short period of time, has to be the very simplistic and repetitive lyrics.


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