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Elizabeth and the Catapult release weird video + play Bklyn on 01.15

Elizabeth and the Catapult are back with their charmin rootsy pop and a video on the lines of the Beauty and the (sad grey little) Beast. You can see them live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 01.15.



Doveman announces a different kind of residency at Le Poisson Rouge

Doveman is one of the artists who best incarnates the Deli-invented genre of "Mellow Core" - see our Top 300 mellow Core chart here. His songs are too slow and moody to be affiliated with the simple "Pop" genre, but too sophisticatedly poppy to be categorized under the "Singer Songrwriter" label. One thing is out of doubt though, they are mellow - very mellow for that matter, but with an edge. Now, isn't "core" a word that has come to express some kind of edge? There you go then, Mellow Core! (Way better than Soft-Core that kinda porny...). The bird man is actually in very good company in the Mellow Core NYC "niche" - featuring other incredibly talented artists we love like Lia Ices, Chris Garneau, Dark Dark Dark, and Twin Sister.
Doveman just announced that he will be taking part to "The Burgundy Stain Sessions" at Le Poisson Rouge, a monthly series of collaborative concerts featuring Doveman and friends. These shows will be a forum for the artist and his friends to try out new material, showcase new bands, explore new collaborations, and drink. Each month there will be a different set of guests (although there will be plenty of repeat performers) a completely new show, and as the series goes on, expect to see not just other musicians, but writers, filmmakers, visual artists and more.

P.S. By the way, while I was writing this blurb for some reason I ended up Googling "Mellow Core" to discover that... Reverb Nation now has it among their genres!!! Not only, there is a website called "mellowcore.com"; a band on PureVolume.com says that "they helped pioneer the latest musical genre, Mellow Core" - say what? There's even a band called "Mellow Core" - although they say they are a mellow punk band - that's no "mellow core" according to the inventors of the genre, punks!


NYC bands you should check out: Invisible Days - Live at Glasslands, 01.12

We stumbled upon this NYC trio Invisible Days this morning and... welikey! The group (formerly known as Beloved Rogue) just released this new single titled "Solitary Time" on Toilet Records. Recorded in Brooklyn at 282 North Henry Studios and co-produced by David Dill, Solitary Time marks the first release by the Brooklyn band since their debut EP Paularora. Solitary Time is a moody, psych rock mid tempo gem featuring interesting guitar sonic texture involving a heavy use of delay, and a beautiful haunting vocal melody. Think something between Rain Parade or any of the mellower Paisley Underground bands of the psych rock renaissaince of the 80s. The 3 songs on their previously released EP showcase a heavier shoegazer influence. Check them out at Glasslands on 01.12.



From Our Open Blog: Cousin Dud

Chicago folk-rock outfit Cousin Dud released their first full length album, Our American Cousin, on December 11th. The album is streaming at Myspace, LastFM, and Soundcloud, and is available for download on a pay what you want (including free) basis. Also available for free download is their EP, of Hats and Unicorns, released in September 2010. The song 'Crows', for which this video is created, appears on the aforementioned EP. Cousin Dud will be playing live at Cole's Bar in Logan Square, Chicago, on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. Also on the bill will be Jaime Rojo as well as the Blue Ribbon Glee Club.


Join Us at the Debut of The Deli’s Pipeline Series w/The Notekillers, Electric Tickle Machine and Creepoid at KFN Dec. 16!

So we’re pretty damn psyched for our last showcase of the year! The debut of our Pipeline Series will be kicking off tonight at Kung Fu Necktie. The Deli Magazine’s Pipeline Series was created to bring together some of our favorite music acts from different Deli cities so that they can connect with other artists and their fan bases. Creepoid will be opening the festivities and bringing in their beautiful moments of darkness and light to our ears in one of our favorite venues in Philly. They just finished mixing their upcoming debut full length Horse Heaven yesterday which was produced by Kyle “Slick” Johnson, whose engineering and producing credits include Modest Mouse, Wavves, Fischerspooner, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and many more. The album is scheduled for release on January 11 via Ian Records. Electric Tickle Machine will be our full fledged NYC import. Their care-free, raucous tunes contain the best parts of being young, which is most likely one of the reasons why they are a KEXP favorite. As the night gets later and we get drunker and higher, the legendary Notekillers are here to help scramble our brains with their experimental surf-noise rock that was a “big influence” on Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore. You can take a gander at our recent review of their latest ambitious album We’re Here to Help here. The long-overdue new effort from our musically talented do-gooders was already named to Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan Deluca’s list of Best Local Albums of 2010 (which had plenty of stiff competition this year). The Notekillers’ David First was also recently interviewed by Pitchfork, which you can check out here. We’ll leave you with a few videos below to get you in the mood for tonight, and hopefully the kick-ass bands on the bill, the multiple shots of Irish whiskey and the piles of herb that you consume later will help take you the rest of the way. Cheers! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $8, 21+ (Poster by Annamarya Scaccia)  - Q.D. Tran
UPDATE: No more Night Train tonight so we get some extra time - FLETCHER C. JOHNSON from KING TUFF added to open!


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