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June 2010
"Yellow Life Giver

Creepoid is another one of those buzz-worthy local bands crawling out from basements of homes/makeshift practice spaces/recording studios lately in Philly. On their debut EP Yellow Life Giver, they use a reel-to-reel tape machine circa ’56 to help document their evolution. Yes, they are another lo-fi act flooding the indie music landscape, but Creepoid’s raw, gritty production perfectly compliments these four eerily engaging tracks. They open the album with “Rotten Tooth” which is filled with the spirit of Kurt Cobain and that 90’s Grunge angst all heroined out. In “Pink Tag Sale,” you’ll experience a dreamy Left Coast vibe that feels like it was written around a campfire in the lonely desert night. It’s in that Mazzy Star vein that haunts our subconscious. You’ll also find Creepoid putting on their dreary Brit-pop/post punk masks in “See-Through” before closing with their experiment in minimalism “Magic Drum.” The four-song EP is a tease. You can’t help but wonder what these guys and gal have in store for us next. - Q.D. Tran


Cloud Minder Last Minute Gig at M Room June 1

Post rockers Cloud Minder will be playing a last minute show at the M Room tonight. This will be their first time performing live in almost 2 years since guitarist Dave Sommer started his battle with brain cancer. It might be a while before the next so come out and show your support. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $?, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman



Ladyfingers’ Wet T-Shirt Contest at Old Swede’s Church May 31

OK, we love hearing stuff like this! You may or may not know that there are prizes that come with winning our polls besides gettin’ your own featured interview and your cute mug plastered over part of our site. Thanks to The Deli’s sponsors The Studio and Richard Morris Mastering who generously support our local music community! We are able to give our winners FREE studio and mastering time. Well, I am happy to announce that Ladyfingers a.k.a. Adam Weiner will be celebrating the release of Wet T-Shirt Contest EP with a Memorial Day BBQ at Old Swede’s Church. He recorded the EP with the studio and mastering time that he won from our poll. This gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling in our stomachs (or is that the Jameson that we just drank? ;o). Hope that you can make it out tonight and please vote in our polls - they do help up-and-coming artists in one way or another! Cheers Adam! Old Swede’s Church, Front and Christian St., 12 - 10pm (BBQ) and performance at 7pm, $10 (includes all-you-can-eat BBQ), All Ages (Photo by Pierre Villard) - Q.D. Tran



Grandchildren Lose Their Innocence Opening for Holy Fuck at JB’s May 30

One of our favorite local bands Granchildren who played our Best of Philly showcase back in April are bringing their vibrant live show to JB’s tonight. They will bring their electro-folk compositions with intricate precision and full throttle energy in which each member can take the reigns at any point in the show. The stage setup arranged around various drums and percussions attests to the relentless polyrhythmic pulses that drive their idiosyncratic tunes. Grandchildren’s long-awaited full length Cold Warrior will be out this summer (fingers crossed) and will definitely be worth the wait. They will be opening up for impressive instrumental dance-rockers Holy Fuck who put on a pretty rad live show themselves. You don’t have work tomorrow so you have no excuses! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ (Photo by Sean Flanagan) - Adam G.



The Homophones Say Farewell at KFN May 30

If you’re privy to the Philly extension of Yelp, then chances are that you’ve been to some pretty kick ass parties lately. It was all made possible by Yelp’s Philly Community Manager, Monica Silvestre. Well, she’s getting ready to pack her bags for a new position as the East Bay’s Community Manager. But she’s going to do it in style with a FREE party at Kung Fu Necktie featuring some kick ass music. If Jarvis Cocker traveled back in time to jam with Django Reinhardt, then the end result would be music similar to the style of The Homophones. As moody as it is melodic, their tunes are your ticket to feeling an extended sense of happy melancholy. Jason Ferraro’s somber but powerful vocals spew plenty of wit and wisdom. Yes, he might be stealing some of David Byrne’s dance moves. But why wouldn’t you? He’s the MAN. And The Homophones are absolutely entertaining! DJ Qi Command will also be spinning his mash-up style that echoes the Girl Talk mindset. When his talents merge Beastie Boys and Muse into one and fuse the hip hop stylings of The Roots with the robot dance beats of Daft Punk, you’re body is bound to wild out uncontrollably as you toast to Monica S.’s new life out West. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 9pm, FREE, 21+ (Photo by Oliver Lopena) - Bill McThrill



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