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Sam Kogon

Sam Kogon returns to Brooklyn 11.12 at Baby’s All Right

It’s been just over a year since Sam Kogon released his second album, the retro psych-pop affair Pyschic Tears. After finishing up a summer tour, the vintage gear-aficionado has turned a little quiet—tribute to the Kinks here, another for Tom Petty there, a spare demo to a benefit release a few months back. Maybe the ‘70s rock lover is cooking up something new, who’s to say? Regardless, you’ll be able to catch up when Kogan and crew perform at Baby’s All Right on November 12th. Brace yourselves for the baroque pop melodies and jangling guitars. – CC

Chrome Pony rides into Knitting Factory on 01.13

If some enterprising crate digger 20 years from now decides to produce a Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from Nashville compilation, they’d be remiss not to include a couple cuts from first-wave “New Nashville” boys Chrome Pony. This Southern-bred garage outfit will be making their way to the Knitting Factory this Wednesday, January 13, to join up with locals Sam Kogon and Strange Kids. The show will set you back ten bucks, but the first taste (embedded below) is always free. -Austin Phy. Photo Courtesy of The Wild Honey Pie.

New York singer/songwriter Sam Kogon releases "Before You Knew Me" at Elvis Guesthouse tomorrow (9.17)

New York singer/songwriter Sam Kogon recalls different kinds of rock while radiating his own whimsical pop on his irrestibly warm debut solo album 'Before You Knew Me.' Bookended by the guitar-seared songs "Before" and "On The Ceiling" while featuring the Wilco-esque Americana of "I Could Never" and the Electric Light Orchestra-like jubilance of "Plans" (streaming below), the Brooklyn-recorded effort has the Brian Wilson-admiring Kogon imbuing tracks of angst and heartbreak with both charm and sincerity. Ahead of the release of 'Before You Knew Me' on Friday (9.18), Sam Kogon plays at The Elvis Guesthouse tomorrow (9.17). - Zach Weg 


Fresh NYC talent: Soft Fang and Sam Kogon play Baby's All Right tonight (12.15)

Monday is traditionally the day when small venues experiment with new "untested" artists they like, in particular just before Christmas, when there aren't a lot of bigger acts touring. So from The Deli's perspective it's definitely an interesting day. Today we stumbled upon NYC's Soft Fangs (aka John Lutkevich, pictured) and his sleepy lo-fi. He will be playing Baby's All Right tonight (12.15) with sophisticated pop songwriter (and sporadic Deli contributor) Sam Kogon, opening for shoegazer pop trio Heaven. Check out their music below.


Sam Kogon (of The Vanderbuilts) plays Silent Barn on 02.09

For Sam Kogon's latest 2-track EP the dream pop crooner, and lead singer for The Vanderbilts, paints a lush soundscape that negotiates some of the benefits and consequences of sleeping too much. Opener 'Wake Up Your Kids' pleads for you to spend as much time with your children as possible (even if that means they get no sleep), while 'Sleeping Beauty' is a wandering ode to the possibilities of love spent unconsciously. Check it out below and see him when he plays with a full band this Sunday at Silent Barn with Montreal pop band Sheer Agony (Feb 9). - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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