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New Music Premiere: WAG - Shed

The new San Francisco based heavy indie rock band, WAG has released an impressive single entitled, Shed. This band of young and enthusiastic musicians has really stepped their game up over the last few months, and this new single proves that they are a band to watch. With this track's spot on tonal, genre and time signature changes, the band shows some clean and daring compositional talent.

Shed starts off as an alt folk track, but quickly changes into a heavy indie rock song, and morphing one more time into a hard rock (almost metal) climax. With simple, but very personal lyrics, the song makes a strong statement without having to push the envelope. We're into it. You should be too.

Recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced by Brandon Eggleston (Modest Mouse / tUne-yArdS / Swans ), this song is the last track off of their upcoming debut LP, No Worries, which will be released both online and on cassette through the Los Angeles based record label, DRrecords. -je

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Turn Me On Dead and Revenant Play the Monarch TONIGHT

The City: SF Sounds & Jack Daniels Free Music Show Series is putting on another event tonight at the Monarch in San Francisco. Pop garage rock bands, Turn Me on Dead and Revenant will be performing for this FREE event. If you're into dancible music, free drinks and admission, you should check this show out!

Visit “The City: SF Sounds” Facebook to RSVP for free admission, which will earn you free drink tickets and access to the hosted appetizer hour. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a Les Paul Epiphone guitar and gig bag!

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Zachary Zeller Wins The Deli SF Void Boys Vinyl Giveaway

We promised to give away a Void Boys 10 inch vinyl a couple of weeks ago, and we're keeping our promise. We purchased a brand new record for Zachary Zeller! Congratulations, whoever you are. We can't wait to hand you the record. Enjoyl!! - The Deli SF

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Al Lover Fryborg Vampire Slayer Rancho Shampoo and DJ Primo Play Milk Bar - 5/22

The Milk Bar in San Francisco is hosting a supreme night of experimental electronic music tomorrow, May 22nd. Local psych mixologist, Al Lover has made a name for himself by creating eclectic psychedelic soundscapes and curating the exclusive and official mixtapes for Austin Psych Fest.

Castle Face Records artist, Matt Jones of Male Gaze will be spinning analog synthesized audial creations, which will probably sound more odd than we can describe. Vampire Slayer and Rancho Shampoo are both electronic experimentalists who are based outside of SF and DJ Primo, another local DJ will add to the anticipated flavor of this line up.

This show is made up of an intensely atmospheric collection of talent. If you're a voyeur of strange parties where you'll have no idea what to expect, this is the event for you. All your creepy psych noise dreams could come true, so we recommend you attend this show at Milk Bar SF tomorrow night and have some fun. -je


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Travis Hayes Supports Nathaniel Rateliff TONIGHT at The Chapel + Releases New Single

San Francisco based singer/songwriter, Travis Hayes has released a new single entitled, Follow Me Home. Hayes' raspy vocals and electro acoustic folk compositions are raw and honest. Follow Me Home is a catchy and penetrating track that displays touching narrative lyrics and well composed instrumentals. You can catch Travis Hayes tonight at The Chapel as he supports Denver based recording artist, Nathaniel Rateliff and shares the bill with the talented local alt folk artist, Carly Ritter.

This show at The Chapel is going to be packed with talent tonight. Do your best to support great local music. -je


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This Weekend: The Acid Test Part II at SUB/Mission + Meatbodies Zig Zags & Male Gaze at Brick and Mortar Music Hall

There are a couple of events The Deli Magazine San Francisco would like to shout out: The Acid Test Part II at SUB/Mission and Fuzz Box SF Presents: Meatbodies, Zig Zag and Male Gaze at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Both events are TONIGHT and we hope you'll make an effort to make it out and support homegrown independent parties.

Mod revivalist bands, TOY and The Electric Magpie will be playing The Acid Test Part II. Get dressed up in your fave 60s retro attire and dance the night away at SUB/Mission.

If you're into underground garage rock, you can make your way to Brick and Mortar Music Hall where local DJ extraordinaire, Al Lover will be spinning records while Meatbodies, Zig Zag and Male Gaze perform live.

We've given you a couple of great options, and both venues are in walking distance of one another, so we encourage you to go forth and party. -je

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Music Premiere: Mark Nelsen Band - Screwball (Change The Weather)

San Francisco based psych soul musician, Mark Nelsen has been embarking on a unique musical journey with his new project, Mark Nelsen Band. Nelsen, who is best known for his work as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the San Francisco based heavy psych ensemble, Electric Shepherd has been celebrated for his stellar songwriting and potent psych soul riffs.

We're excited to premiere his new single entitled, Screwball (Change The Weather), which consists of two tracks: Screwball (Change The Weather) and Takes Two.

This single sounds a bit different from Nelsen's previous solo album which exuded a folk psych ambiance. Screwball (Change The Weather) is a heavy, almost rockabilly single, that is fast paced and resembles tones that borrow from AC/DC, with touches of pop, psych rock and metal within them. These songs should definitely be taken seriously because he has proven to be a great songwriter and arranger time and time again from his previous releases and live shows. Nelsen went down a new avenue compositionally, but it works and we like it.

You can catch Mark Nelsen Band live TONIGHT at The Deli Magazine Sponsored Event at DNA Lounge (upstairs) featuring headliners, The Dollyrots with local riot grrrl rockers, The Shanghais, and anti folk, singer/songwriter Whorhaigh Kayado. -je

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Breakdown Valentine Drops New Single Teaser + Plus Plays DNA Lounge - 5/23

Breakdown Valentine is heading an earnest effort to bring electro pop to the Bay Area in a big way. This San Francisco based electro-shoegaze band will be playing a Deli Magazine San Francisco sponsored event with the likes of The Trims and Parallels at DNA Lounge May 23rd.

But before that happens, we would like to share a video teaser for Breakdown Valentine's newest single, Breaking Visions. Their 2014 EPK, produced by Aja Pilapil of AJAPOPFILMS, has an intimate feel as it cuts rapidly from behind-the-scenes shots to performance shots. The single, which proves to be a dance-inducing number with up tempo guitar licks and synths will surely be a go-to tune for the summer. The single, Breaking Visions, will be available on Bandcamp on May 27th. -Erin Dage

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