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Mark Nelsen Band Celebrates Their Album Release at the Vortex Room - 7/5

San Francisco based psych soul musical project, Mark Nelsen Band has released their new album, Homeward EP this week. This chillingly poignant and beautiful album, is a prelude to the band's upcoming live performance at the Vortex Room in San Francisco on Saturday, July 5th. Nate Porter, Justine Lucas and Xeena Paul will be supporting artists on the bill. If you're into singer/songwriters who enact highly proficient and moving musical performances, you should definitely check this show out.

We'll be premiering Mark Nelsen Band's upcoming music video for the title track, Homeward next week. Keep your eyes and ears open for that. Until then, enjoy a track from the new album, and make sure you buy a custom cassette tape with download card at the show this weekend!

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Congratulations to Annie Girl and the Flight for Winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll

The fans have spoken, and we'd like to congratulate Annie Girl and the Flight for winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! It was a close race, but this talented female fronted band whose music washes over you like a warm mist, has stolen the hearts and favor of a number of our readers. 

We wish them success and the best in all of their endeavors! 

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Black Cobra Vipers Annie Girl and the Flight and FpodBpod Play Amnesia - 7/5

Amnesia will be hosting a strong local line up this weekend. San Francisco based Black Cobra Vipers will be headining the show, along with up and coming mover and shaker, Annie Lipetz' post shoegaze band, Annie Girl and the Flight and garage psych band, FpodBpod. We're excited to share the details of this event with you, because this is going to be an impressive show.

We totally recommend you make it out and support these hardworking local musical outfits, this Saturday, July 5th at Amnesia in San Francicso!


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THE DELI NYC'S TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE IS OUT!

On a Friday night of December 2004, at Manhattan venue Sin-e' in Attorney Street, an emerging NYC band with a home recorded debut album played The Deli's launch party. It was a packed crowd and everyone was holding the first issue of The Deli, whose cover these upstarts were gracing. That band was Grizzly Bear. It remains one of the most exciting nights of my life, the night I understood that this magazine had a shot at being here to stay.

Now, this ten-year anniversary issue hopes to be a(nother) celebration of this great scene, in a less cluttered, more narratorial and visually appealing form thanks to art critic Brian Chidester's work as a guest editor. This issue also comes with my deep hope for NYC to keep churning out exceptional music of all kinds for the foreseeable future.

FIND THE PAPER ISSUE OF THE DELI IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN, READ IT IN PDF HERE, OR BUY IT HERE FOR JUST $5.

Paolo De Gregorio,
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

The cover of the 1st Issue of The Deli (December 2004)


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Artist to Watch: Justine Lucas

San Francisco based minimalist avant singer songwriter, Justine Lucas has touched our hearts with her recordings of smooth rhythmic guitar melodies, and softly haunting atmospheric backdrops of birds singing, and natural sounds bellowing under her beautiful voice. She released an album last year entitled, Hologram Lagoon, and you can check it out in its entirety via Bandcamp.

Justine will be performing live this weekend on July 5th at the Vortex Room to celebrate, fellow musician and songwriter, Mark Nelsen’s album release. You may recognize Lucas from her work in The Jaunting Martyrs. Her solo music is a lot sweeter and calming, but her talent translates through every project she works and sings on.

We at The Deli think you should listen to her music, buy her album, and see her play live. Not everything has to be in your face to be relevant and awesome. Sometimes a subtle touch is all you need when it comes to good music. -je

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A Complete Look at the Down Dirty Shake Milk Bar Residency

The winners of 2013's The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Year, Down Dirty Shake have organized a brilliant five week residency hosted by the Milk Bar. Handpicked and curated by Down Dirty Shake and Innerlight Presents, the line ups for each show are strong and we're totally impressed and thrilled to share a complete look at Down Dirty Shake's annual Milk Bar Residency, starting July 5th! Make sure you come out and party with us!

Nite 1 (July 2nd)
Down Dirty Shake
The Love Dimension
Buzzmutt
Talk of Shamans
Dj Niel Boyeetz
Beer Belly Pop Up Kitchen Artwork by Catbreast (shannon gluyas)

Nite 2 (July 9th)
Down Dirty Shake
Lemme Adams
Mark Nelsen Band
Silent Pictures
DJ Liam Caton
Beer Belly Pop Up kitchen Artwork by Scott Franklin

Nite 3 (July 16th)
Down Dirty Shake
Coo Coo Birds
Void boys
Smiles
Trendy Dad
Dj Moses
Beer Belly Pop Up Kitchen Artwork by Shannon and the void boys.

Nite 4 (July 23rd)
Down Dirty Shake
The Electric Magpie
Autonomics/Mufassa (PDX)
JAM
DJ Bazooka Joe
Beer Belly Pop Up Kitchen Artwork by Breck Bronson and Roxzann De Marco

Nite 5 (July 30th)
Spindrift
Down Dirty Shake
Down and Outlaws
The Spiral Electric
DJ Al lover
White light prisms- visual artist all night
Beer Belly Pop Up Kitchen
$10 at the door no RSVP Spindrift movie screening 7-8:30 Each nite hosted by comedian Adam Pearlstein

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Balms Announces New EP + Upcoming Local Shows

San Francisco based avant psych band, Balms has announced the release of their new EP, due out later this summer. Balms played The Deli Magazine San Francisco Sponsored Event at DNA Lounge earlier this month, and we love their washed out, shoegazey psych sound. We're super excited to announce this band's new release, and we'll keep you posted when their upcoming music video and single are ready for your eyes and ears to experience.

Until then, you have a couple of chances to see Balms live in the Bay Area:

THURSDAY 6/26 @ BRICK & MORTAR
FUZZ BOX PRESENTS: COOL GHOULS, PINK SLIME, BAD BAD, BALMS

SATURDAY 7/5 @ HEMLOCK
BALMS, COUCHES, NO MAPS (SJ), DRIVERS

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Future Twin and Sweat Lodge support The Garden at Bottom of the Hill – 6/24

Future Twin will be supporting The Garden tomorrow night at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, along with Austin, TX based Sweat Lodge.

This is going to be thrilling show. The line up is well curated, and will flow well throughout the night. While Sweat Lodge’s sound is closer to doom and stoner rock, San Francisco based Future Twin embodies a crisp post punk sound, touched with dark and twisted musical undertones. The Garden has a similar style, and this combination will make the energy and sounds of the night swell and blend in and through your ears and the venue. We recommend you check out this show! You won’t regret it.

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