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March 2014
Ryley Walker
"All Kinds Of You

The debut album, All Kinds of You, from Ryley Walker is impressive in its thoughtful restraint and intimate sounds and lyrics. Walker has spent years in Chicago's noise scene, but this album is a near folk masterpiece. Walker shows skill in guitar playing, singing, and writing though the album. The album opens with the track that Walker is currently known for "The West Wind". It is a solemn journey that Walker present in a video last Fall. The production value of the album shines through on a track like "Twin Oaks pt. 1" where the sounds builds into a lush down home party complete with drums, strips, and guitar picking. All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square, April 15th) presents and old soul, a journeyman in the form of this talented 24 year old singer/songwriter.

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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The Deli Philly Presents Night Panther April Residency at Bourbon & Branch!


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!

New Video: "Every Day Is a Widow" (On the Hill Session) - Psalmships

Psalmships (a.k.a. Joshua Britton) stopped by Kettle Pot Tracks towards the end of last year to record an On the Hill Session. Below is a video of him performing "Every Day Is a Widow," which will be on his upcoming album I Sleep Alone. You'll also find an impassioned rendition of "Yven," off 2008's Sings Like A Priest. Psalmships will be performing in the area on Saturday May 3 at Newtown Square's Burlap and Bean with Hezekiah Jones. (Photo by Mike Batchelor)


Bad Energy Raise the Dead at Golden Tea House April 23

Tonight, Golden Tea House hosts a bill designed to fill your hardcore needs. Locals Bad Energy, whose latest EP, Dead Magic, is a true instant flash of concentrated power - an example of unfiltered emotional release with ramped up yet focused instrumental leads that provide abbreviated sonic surges. (You can check it out in its entirety below). Joining Bad Energy will be Long Beach’s Stoic Violence, who recently dropped a dark, smashing record entitled Chained, and chaotic English outfit No, who are headlining the evening. Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita


New City Rain LP Available for Streaming

Electro-pop duo City Rain just shared their new ten-song LP Songs For a High School Dance, which premiered over at American Songwriter and is available for streaming below. Their post also comes with song-by-song videos with insights about the making of the album. The release officially comes out May 6, and they'll be celebrating the first full-length record by the new lineup on Wednesday, May 14 at Ortlieb's.


New Video: "Hurricane" (Live) - Residuels

Here's a new live performance of Residuels at this year's SXSW that just surfaced. The duo rocked out the song "Hurricane," which will appear on their upcoming LP. It was recorded on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at a Sailor Jerry-sponsored event, and you can also catch them this evening at Connie's Ric Rac. 


New Nick Millevoi Split Available for Streaming & Purchase

When it comes to the local avant-garde music community, we can't think of a harder-working musician, who is making Philly prouder, than guitarist Nick Millevoi. With his mutiple collaborations in the past few years, it's amazing that he has any time to work on his own material, but he does. Below is his latest solo effort entitled Number on the Side, which was recorded by Eric Carbonara on July 7, 2013 at The Rotunda. It is also being released as a split CD with the band Onibaba via Ivory Antler Records, and Millevoi will be celebrating its release on Saturday, April 26 at Pageant Soloveev Gallery. Also look out for Many Arms' second album for John Zorn's label Tzadik Records, Suspended Definition, scheduled for release on April 29.



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