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The Armchairs Keepin’ It Simple at Danger Danger Gallery Feb. 18

Simplicity is what makes The Armchairs an incredible band. It is the fact that they can use so few instruments and still get such an enormous sound that makes them altogether more interesting than most of their type. These four men provide listeners with their own take on the ever-popular psychedelic pop that has swept through Philadelphia’s music scene. This twist on an old classic includes, but is not limited to, authentic 60’s style vocals, herein meaning that there are multiple voices, airy and well balanced, plus minimalistic organ and guitars that blend together for a beautiful harmony. Songs are short and sweet, and never linger too long on certain parts making for a fast-paced and upbeat experience. Most notable amongst there repetoire are the songs “Nebraska” and “Little Sammy Ghetz,” the former focusing more on those shimmering vocals that give the band a Zombies vibe, and the latter doing quite the opposite and featuring a very tight-knit instrumental, jammy bridge. Tonight at Danger Danger Gallery is your chance to see what is likely to be a very energetic performance that incorporates all of the above. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8pm, $5 - $10 Donation, All Ages myspace.com/thearmchairs (Photo by Kate Bracaglia) - James Sanderson



Grandchildren and Pink Skull Bring Their Circle of Life to JB’s Feb. 17

JB’s is hosting a bill that should have your head spinning and your ass moving. Grandchildren, runner-up of our recent Best of Philly Emerging Artist(s) Poll, with their bombastic sound that slips and slides into ethereal moments that might be found “the day after” nuclear devastation, will be opening for local DJs turned full fledged band Pink Skull, whose time travel electronica will get survivors of Grandchildren’s set dancing towards a new world. But before this apocalyptic event and rebirth, Brooklyn’s Dinowalrus will bring you the feelings of chaos and acceptance that ensue before such momentous occasions. Survivors will be rewarded greatly! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Q.D. Tran

Kurt Vile Comes Home to The Barbary Feb. 17

Philly’s “childish prodigy” Kurt Vile will be hitting up the Barbary tonight. He’ll be bringing along his steadfast companions The Violators and hopefully that great looking hair. Vile delivers noisy, deliberate pop-rock tunes compared to folks like Tom Petty and The Boss, but his sound is not at all stuck in the past. On his newest album, Childish Prodigy, out on Matador, his arrangements are intricate, entwined and washed in distortion. His deep, lazy drawl nicely compliments the psychedelic tunes. Kurt Vile and The Violators will be swinging home for the evening along with his Canuck tour mates Fucked Up before continuing their travels up North. The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 7pm, $12, 21+ myspace.com/kurtvileofphilly - Adam G.

Submit to play during SXSW! - Music Tech Mashup Party!

Deli readers who play in bands,

The Deli has reserved 3 showcase slots at Music Tech Mashup during SXSW, which will take place at Rusty Spurs in Austin, TX on 7th St. on March 17. Rusty Spurs features 3 stages with an 800 person capacity in the middle of it all and is an official SXSW venue. During SXSW it will host shows by heavy hitters like Echo and the Bunnymen, Vega (Neon Light side project) and Semi Precious Weapons (recently on tour with Lady Gaga) amongst others.

To apply to play this SXSW show all you need to do is fill in this form HERE and click on the confirmation email you'll receive (this will simply add you to our mailing list and enter your band in our fabulous charts organized by genre and region - one day we'll also create band profiles!). 3 artists will be selected by the organizers (one of them will be a local Austin, TX artist). Any band that is available to travel to Austin is eligible. Submission deadeline is Monday 02.22 at 11.59 pm.

Music Tech Mashup Showcase (hosted by Coast to Coast Models & Events and presented by The Deli, Hunnypot, GreenShoeLace) will celebrate the convergence of music and technology and the opportunities it presents for everyone involved just as SXSW itself switches gears from Interactive Week to Music Week.This is a list of some of the artists already booked: Jada - Universal Motown Records (Boston, MA) - Bamboo Shoots - Epic Records (New York) - Shinobi Ninja - (Brooklyn, NY) - McAlister Drive - (Boston, MA) - Odd Modern - (Los Angeles, CA) - Keys and Crates (Toronto, Canada) - Curtis Santiago (Toronto, Canada) - Keith Masters (Chicago, IL) - FutureCop! (UK) - Mark Foster (Los Angles, CA).

The Deli's Staff

Conversations with Enemies and Eat Your Birthday Cake at JB’s Feb. 16

Conversations with Enemies and Eat Your Birthday Cake will have you dancing your pants off Feb. 16th at Johnny Brenda’s. Indie-pop at it's best, these emerging Philly artists will definitely put on a good show that you shouldn't miss. What else could you be doing on a Tuesday night? Get ready to hear songs about youth, summer, zombies, love triangles, and everything in between. Also, watch for Conversations with Enemies full length album (complete with a graphic novel!) dropping this spring! - From The Deli's Open Blog

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