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Troubadour for the Common Man - Peasant at JB’s June 9

Sounding part California surfer part guitar-strumming folk-grass traveler, Peasant, a.k.a. Damien Nicholas De Rose delivers songs that make you feel like it’s his music that you hear playing in the background of a montage of your life, right there with your first kiss and college graduation. And it’s his latest album, Shady Retreat (Paper Garden Records), that categorizes him with the likes of Melpo Mene and Andrew Bird. With his gentle voice exalting honest and vulnerable lyrics, you can almost feel him holding your hand as you amble down the back roads sipping cola with those butterflies in your stomach. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Katie Bennett



Revised “Promoter Bill” Going to Council Tomorrow

City Councilmen Bill Greenlee and Darrell Clarke will be bringing a revised version of the “Promoter Bill” to the Committee of Licenses and Inspections tomorrow, June 9. It’s a much tamer version than its asinine counterpart.
“The amended bill calls for establishments with maximum capacities of 50 or more to notify the Police Department two weeks in advance if a promoter or outside operator is going to be in charge of maintaining security and the legal occupancy limit during an event…the bill also will require promoters to register with the city and have a current business-privilege license,” said Noelle Marconi, Greenlee's legislative director.
It’s better, but I still never think cops and good times mix well. Does the bill still suck to you? Well, it's not too late to voice your opinion.
- Q.D. Tran



Post Post and Pony Pants - Fuck Yeah! at Silk City June 8

Enjoy the weather folks because I’m predicting that it’s going to be a hot summer! That’s why I’m steppin’ out tonight to Silk City to rock out with the ladies of Post Post and Pony Pants. Yes - fellas, you’re invited too. Post Post is a group that we are happy to see gettin’ some buzz lately and with good reason. For such a young band, their chemistry is undeniable as they churn out some catchy-ass tunes, and Michelle Zauner’s troubled-teen vocals could certainly become the guilty pleasure of tight-jeaned, testosterone-filled indie rockers all over. What shouldn’t be any rockers’ guilty pleasure are Pony Pants because that’s what they came here to do. Well that and maybe “do drugs and fuck! Ah, what!?!” Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St., 9pm, $5, 21+ (Post Post Photo by Noah Temple) 


- H.M. Kauffman


The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: ‘tine-‘tine

OK, so I owe my deepest apologies to Ms. ‘tine-‘tine. She had sent me her answers to our interview questions. I just realized the other day that I forgot to post them before I left for Amsterdam (and then I forgot a lot more there). Well, better late than never - right? It’s like that period after the condom broke. Right, ladies and gents? Sorry, I was just channeling my inner ‘tine-‘tine. Here are some words from the real STDiva for you.
The Deli: Who is 'tine-'tine?

‘tine-‘tine: 'tine-'tine is just me, Christine Griffis. A baby at a daycare I used to work at called me it, and I liked it. I never did like "Chris" as a nickname; it seems masculine to me, and besides, it's what my parents called me when they were mad.
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
‘t-‘t: Peaches, Moldy Peaches, The Blow.
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
‘t-‘t: I've been fortunate to perform with really awesome guys and get free cds from doing so. Some local faves include: Chang Chang (Philly), Applejackzzz (NYC), and Social Studies (Baltimore). Also, my car CD player thinks it's 2007 and insists on playing The Dream's Love/Hate and Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna all the time.
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
‘t-‘t: My first concert was Marilyn Manson when I was 14. When I was turning 7, I asked my mom for Madonna's "Immaculate Collection". I didn't think she'd buy it for me, but to my surprise, she did that and also threw me a Madonna-themed birthday party; my 1 yr. old cousin wore neglige over his onesie.

TD: What do you love about Philly?
‘t-‘t: The grittiness of the natives.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
‘t-‘t: The grittiness of the natives.
TD: What are your plans for 2010?
‘t-‘t: Dick suckin', grad schoolin', full-time-workin', 'tine-'tinein'...mostly dick suckin' though (Shout outz to Drewpeabottom whaaaaaaaaaat).
TD: What was your most memorable live show?

‘t-‘t: I did a show at Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC. They were playing metal in the front bar, and an industrial dance party was to take place soon in back, where I was playing. Metalheads from the bar and hippies who came to see the acoustic act before me watched my set. They laughed. Really hard. In a good way. It was the first time I remember an audience not comprised solely of my friends liking me so much.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
‘t-‘t: Huggies. DUH.
- Q.D. Tran



Awake and Dreaming with Northern Valentine at M Room June 6

Shaped by the vibes of Sigur Ros and Mew, Northern Valentine’s dreamy soundscapes tactfully prove that less is more. Fronted by Robert and Amy Brown, this deliciously ambient four-piece have shared their post-rock from classrooms to clubs and even churches. Firm believers in the idea that “no venue is too large or too small,” their’08 Icelandic tour marked the first musical performance in Viðeyjarkirkja since 1774. Less sinking than Mogwai’s The Hawk Is Howling, The Browns’ and their bandmates’ instrumentation is sweeping with buzzing transitions and delicate licks of guitar. Atmospheric, tracks like “Sleeping Weapons” swell in fullness, each riff creating an arch in theme and sound. Undoubtedly cerebral, yet full of heart, Northern Valentine create a middle ground between concrete and abstract, crafting a soundtrack that leaves listeners room for their own interpretation. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 8 pm, $8, 21+ - Dianca Potts



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