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August 2014
Dead Native
"Dead Native

Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.

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Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

It's that time of the year folks!

Submit your band for The Deli's Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - who wins gets featured in our SXSW pocket issue, distributed in Austin during Music Week! (Other prizes to be announced...)


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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

Weekend Warrior, November 28 - 30

For fans of Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which aired in the mid-1990s, this evening’s performance at Johnny Brenda’s might be a dream come true. The TV show’s house band, Polaris, will be gracing the Fishtown venue’s stage this evening. And for an added bonus, one of our favorite songwriters Sam Cook-Parrott, a.k.a. Radiator Hospital, will be the lone opener for this blessed event. For the lucky few, who were smart enough to get your tix ahead of time for this sold-out show, get ready to go back in time, and lose your shit tonight! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $17, 21+ (Photo by Dylan Johnson) - Alexis V.
Other places to party with your friends and fam this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI 20th Anniversary Tribute with Pleezer and Broasis
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI ILL Fated Natives, Briana Cash, Ganou, KENNY/The Pink Angels/Dark Blue, SAT A Trunk Full of Dead Bodies (Reunion show), SAT Ruby Ruff, Sick Panda, Kevin, SUN Half-Ton of Humanity, Signs of Magnus, Fatal Verdict/ The Pretty Greens, Mike Writes the Epperson Airplane
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT MT Billions, Bike Crash
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI LE Yikes Surf Club
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  FRI True Will, Knightlife, Really Fast Automobiles, Fastride, No Reserve, SAT Wisdom in Chains, SUN Bakery Boys, Theodore Grams
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Conspirator, Cocktail Party Phenomenon
The Liacouras Center (1776 N. Broad St.) SAT Chiddy Bang
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Boris Garcia, The Karmic Repair Company, SAT (Upstairs) Barleyjuice (Downstairs) Beru Revue
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Judah Priest, Supreem Da Rezarekta', Lanice London, Drusef, SAT (7pm) Harry Walther Band, Levi Schlosser (9pm) ILL Fated Natives (CD Release Show), Quitehype, SUN Soundwavves
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI ILL Doots, Thee Idea Men, OhBree, SAT Nicky P & Friends, Dawnchasers, The JP Bailey Trio
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Wonder & Fury, Take Today, SAT Holland Crouse Duo, Lör
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Flamour (Brian Flanagan & Michelle Armour), Dominic Tursi, SAT (7:30pm) Francis Dunnery (10:30pm) Casey Alvarez
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)  FRI Brown Sugar, SAT Sylvia Platypus (CD Release Party)
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI E. Ness, SAT Embers of Igneous, Sunblaze Lane, The Minutians/ Big Stall, Willpowerless, SUN Mike Liberatore, Nicki Sbaffoni, The Jericho Horns
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Blackhawks, SAT The Royal Noise, Flux Capacitor, The Funky T, SUN Seoul Delhi, The Butter Guns
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI No Outlet, McRad, Germany Hill, Kaye Says, SAT Devil’s Triangle, Love Panther, Cardigan Terrace
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) Fri Taggart, The Silence Kit, SAT Something Like A Monument
Ardmore Music Hall FRI The Box Social with Flightschool SAT US Rails, John Byrne Band, Brian LaPann Trio
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Dark Thoughts
West Philadelphia Retirement Center (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Ten Ton Hammer, Limits, Hells
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Forever Lesbians, Seismic Thrust, Time Hitler & The Assholes From Space, When Ships Collide, Krispy Kareem
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Blue Smiley, Blankbook

Free Download: "Almost" - Blood Sound

For a lot of us, family holidays can often be a bittersweet time. So we thought that this new single, "Almost," from fledgling dark-wave crew Blood Sound might capture a little bit of the angst you might be feeling from spending too much time with certain family members yet we're hoping that it'll get you bobbing and dancing in the right direction. The band is made up of Chris Jordan, Tristan McKeever, and Vincent Tkac; we are impressed with the tracks that we've heard from the trio so far, and are really looking forward to an official album release. Labels, give them a holla! Blood Sound will be performing on Sunday, December 7 at Silk City with qqq and Lapses.


Free Download: Caymen Islands Sessions, Volume II - Work Drugs

Local indie-pop outfit Work Drugs just shared its new album Caymen Islands Sessions, Volume II, which is available for free download. "As a follow up to the first Cayman Islands Sessions, Work Drugs is releasing 10 new interpretations of classic Work Drugs singles. With help from fellow bandmate Nero Catalano and long time guest vocalist Rachel K Haines, new life has been infused into these tracks." The band also made the rest of its music collection available for free download for Black Friday only. Work Drugs will be performing on Friday, December 5 at Boot & Saddle for the group's 3rd annual Christmas Spectacle, and it will be the band's last show for a while.



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