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NYC Artists on the rise: Heaven, live at Union Pool on 03.05

I just stumbled upon this new Brooklyn band called Heaven, and they made me think of all the Velvet Underground and Jesus & Mary Chain fans out there. These guys have good songs and add a little electronic variation to their classic droney sound, which at times stirs things in an atmospheric direction a la` Air. Heaven will be playing Union Pool on March 5th and has a bunch of SXSW dates booked.



Slowdim (First Show!), Love Language, Telekinesis Tuesday, March 8 @ TT the Bear's in Cambridge.

Slowdim, Telekinesis, Love Language
Based out of Boston, MA, Slowdim is an indie pop band with ambient and grungy influences. The band consists of Paul Sentz (formerly of This Car Up) on guitar and vocals, Ethan Cannon on drums and Karina DaCosta (28 Degrees Taurus) playing bass and vocals. Sentz started writing and recording songs in his apartment in January and February 2011. This is the first live performance for them as a full band, they go on at 9pm.

Also playing are ethereal pop band The Love Language. A seven-piece band from Raleigh, NC, they have a lo-fi, garage rock vibe, and listening to the abundant harmonies, a strong 60's influence. If you like Arcade Fire and Guards, chances are, you'll love these guys.

Headlining the show is Telekinesis. Powerpop hooks, and heartfelt melodic bliss, this band is super catchy. It's like the indie rock of the mid-90s, like Death Cab For Cutie or Weezer, you know, before Weezer took to writing State Farm jingles. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Tuesday, March 8
8pm Doors. 9pm Show. $10
TT The Bear's Place
Central Sq., Cambridge

--The Deli Staff

Purling Hiss Sessions Up at The Key and Daytrotter!

It’s definitely someone’s birthday today! Because we’ve got not one but two recorded live studio sessions of Purling Hiss dropping today at The Key and Daytrotter. Go check them out. It’s a very rad day for Mike Polizze and crew! Now, puff that bowl, blunt, vaporizer, whatever you use these days, sit back, press play, and turn that shit up! Cheers! (Photo by Olivia Vaughn; Illustration by Johnnie Cluney) - The Deli Staff



Off of Sixth: SXSW @ Lambert's w/Balmorhea, The Rocketboys...

A little quieter, a little darker, a little classier, but still imbued with the distinct scent of BBQ, lest you forget where you are...Lambert's is the "classy BBQ" place on 2nd St. downtown, and also plays host throughout the year to some of the best indie talent around. During SXSW this year you can catch Balmorhea, Botany, and The Rocketboys (above), not to mention out-of-towners Miniature Tigers, Wires Under Tension, and many more, all playing upstairs amidst the aroma of smoked meats. 

--photo by Chris Phelps


Audrey Ryan's "Thick Skin" Cd Release @ Nave Gallery in Somerville on March 5

Audrey Ryan

On Saturday, March 5th, at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (Nave Gallery), Audrey Ryan will be releasing her latest CD, "Thick Skin". 

Audrey's music has evolved over the years into an eclectic form of singer-songwriter indie-rock performed as a “one-man-band” using loops on guitar as well as accordion, ukulele, banjo, drums, vibraphone and other unique instrumentation. This music blends together her early influences of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Fahey, and Bob Dylan with contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, and Arcade Fire.

Opening the evening from 7-9 are performance by the following bands:
Pulling from influences of the blues, roots rock, and early American folk,  Brown Bird offers harmonized voices, haunting lyrics and diverse rhythm and instrumentation.

Husband and wife duo South China, from Portland, ME, use their individual backgrounds in experimental rock and classical music to produce a sound that feels sparse and improvised, evoking a slightly dark and dream-like state with captivating melodies.

Cuddle Magic , a 12-piece band, blend pop, rock, and folk by use of ukelele, vibrophone, and various percussion and stringed instruments. Their arrangments are striking and brilliant.

Alice Austin is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Vermont, but now residing in LA. A twangy indie rocker that plays electric and slide guitars with lo-fi drum loops, she's been compared to Jenny Lewis, Neko Case and The White Stripes.

From 9-10:30pm there will be a full 10+ piece orchestra "one-night-only" playing Audrey's music.

All Ages. $5 Admission or $10 Admission & receive a copy of "Thick Skin".
Free beer, wine, snacks.
Nave Gallery
155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville

--The Deli Staff


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