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The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather

The latest album from the thoughtful bunch known as Canasta is beautiful and complex and filled with subtle goodness. The sound is a blend of ‘70’s AM pop and sea shanties (i.e. The Decemberists). A good example of this would be “Becoming You”. The song talks about not fitting in and really not waiting to, and despite the slight references to The Decemberists this sums up the Canasta sound. They really do pave through own path and the results are remarkable. The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather is the album the band was always meant to make and they have made it look effortless. My favorite track on the album is “Magazine (Songwriter on a Train)”. It reminds me slightly on Mountain Goats territory and is a fast paced stomp.

The album will be released on May 18th but Canasta is celebrating the release on May 8th at Schubas. They will be performing two show that night, one with Gregory & The Hawk and on with Brighton MA.

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Quennect4 Benefit Compilation

Several musicians from around the city have come together to support the family behind Quennect4 Gallery which was forced to close in January. The benefit compilation they have created is available only by making at least a $10 donation to Quennect4 through Kickstarter. Make your donation today and receive a download code on the May 7th release date.

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Dedicated Ears Show @ Chopin Theater

This Saturday music blog Dedicated Ears will be hosting a concert that will feature two quality local singer/songwriters. I long felt that Brendan Losch is one of the most underrated musicians in the city and I was thrilled to see him included in this line-up. Brendan was kind enough to send me a new track for everyone to enjoy.

You can catch Brendan with David Safran and Pretty Little Empire (St. Louis) at Chopin Theater on Saturday May 8th.

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Facebook Page

The Deli Chicago finally has a Facebook Page! I know just in time for to not be cool (or safe!) anymore. Go over and “like” our page for updates you cannot find anywhere else.

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Hood Internet vs Skybox

If though that “In A Dream” by Skybox had the potential to be the jam of the summer The Hood Internet left no doubts. The original version of “In A Dream” comes from the band’s latest album Morning Cuts.

You can catch Skybox next in Chicago at Lollapalooza in August. The Hood Internet will be performing at MoCA on May 7th as part of Inside/Out.

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