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Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! lands May residency at Rockwood

Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! (who placed at #20 in our latest Best of NYC Emerging Artists Poll) landed a 4 week residency at New York's Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 - starting on May 4th. For four successive Fridays, the band will pound audiences with its derelict version of American rock/country space-funk. Each week will feature a set of hits by some of the artists that have especially influenced the band plus originals that highlight the connection. After intense debate (read: battle royale) in their closet-sized rehearsal space, the group has chosen to feature the music of Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, R.E.M. and the Pixies. Fridays – May 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10pm Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) 196 Allen Street, New York, NY Admission: FREE - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building.

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Shenandoah and The Night release new single + play Barbes on 04.26

With her soft, elegant soprano that draws in listeners with its delicate strength, Shenandoah Ableman (their debut EP was a Deli Record of the Month last year) has the rare quality to sound so familiar, but so unlike anything else. Fronting the pop quintet Shenandoah and The Night, Ableman’s voice itself is the poetry. With moody, whimsical music to accompany her, it’s almost hard to believe the band’s forthcoming release “So High, So Low” (out on May 08 on Family Records) is from this decade and not pieces from past years compiled onto old, newly discovered vinyl records. The band will be performing around New York throughout Spring, including a free show at Barbes in Brooklyn on April 26. - Devon Antonetti

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Union Street Preservation Society/Andy Statman plays The Living Room on 04.29

They say good things come to those who wait... and for Union Street Preservation Society, the Brooklyn-based folk-bluegrass revival group that has been touring across New England over the past several months, their homecoming is cause for celebration. If not only for the fact that they're playing with acclaimed bluegrass mandolinist and klezmer clarinetist Andy Statman, then just as much because singer/guitarist Dave Lieberman has finally recovered from his recent biking accident. Their debut full-length, "Spring to Rust," will be in full effect (I'm hoping to hear my fave 'Meet Me in Spring'), and from what I understand.. the band will be showing off some new pieces as well. Should be a real barnburner. See them perform April 29 with Andy Statman at The Living Room, and if you find yourself in Cambridge, MA on Friday April 27th, see them play with This Way, their roots-rock pals from Portland, ME.

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Best of NYC #90: Ex Cops releases debut single under Other Music's label on 04.21

Brooklyn's Ex Cops (#90 in The Deli's best emerging NYC bands of 2011 Poll), will be releasing their debut single "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" on 04.21 under Other Music's label. The duo plays music that some have thought to categorize as devotional tropical goth. That three word description might be unique enough, however a thorough listen to their material reveals a more complex sound. Older songs like “Broken Chinese Chairz” point towards the minimalistic new wave stylings of the early 80’s new wave: carefully layered chunky guitar chords, brass and flutey synths all support the female vocalist's sweet single note melody lines. The mysteriously titled “S&HSXX” clacks with a percussive force reminiscent of Brian Eno ’s “In Dark Trees”. The tracks from the upcoming single (streaming below) also differ greatly from one another, but definitely showcase a more mature and uniform sound. "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" revisits the dreamy, uptempo melodies of the bands from the  Madchester era and dips them in a mid-fi sonic context, while the second track "The Millionaire" (in the video) is an arresting dream pop gem which halves the bpm and doubles up in reverb. - Dave Cromwell

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Weekly Feature: Best of NYC #61: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Pieces from various places and parts of Aly Spaltro’s world exude throughout the colorful lyrics and retro tunes that make up her moniker, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (who placed at # 61 in our Best NYC emerging Artists of 2011 Poll. A southwest-meets-northeast history and a current Brooklyn base gives way to the whimsical language, imagery and tone of much of Spaltro’s music. She has engagedaudiences with her original approach to songwriting and sound, as well as offered an artistic outlet for fans to share their creativity through their visual artwork, a unique concept found in the indie music world. This artist/fan connection is evident in any Lady Lamb performance, as she thrives off of the energy and feedback she feels in performing for her loyal and loving fans. - Read Christina Morelli's interview with Aly Spaltro here.

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