At The Delancey on Tuesday 10.18 we'll have a truly fantastic bill with 9 NYC based electro-pop bands - and it's going to be free!. 21+ - $8.
Full listings of the Deli's CMJ shows here. See below for the Dream Pop and Alt Rock stages that same night in the same venue (downstairs).
P.S. If you are into Pedal Effects, don't miss The Deli's STOMP BOX EXHIBIT at CMJ on Friday and Saturday!!!
We are long time fans of The Dig - we booked them at one of our CMJ shows a few years ago before they started touring - and it's great to see them back with a new track that challenges their established sound. 'Angeline' (streaming below), from the new EP "Tired Hearts," in the production department is vaguely reminiscent of The Pixies' slower tracks from their mature period - think 'Velouria' or 'This Monkey's Gone to Heaven,' with big, open, surfy guitar chords drenched in reverb and almost whispered melody lines... except, this tune switches pace (but not necessarily atmosphere) around three quarters of the way. The other track from the EP, "Without your Love" confirms a conversion to a sound more open and psych. The band, currently touring the US, will be at The Knit on July 12.
Indie rockers Raccoon Fighter are set to hit the stage at Cake Shop for a 2 day residency dubbed "Summer Soulstice" that begins this Thursday, 6.20. Formed in 2010, the Brooklyn-based trio is propelled by a raw yet coercing sound that we experienced and enjoyed live in more than one occasion. Their songs range anywhere from Nirvana-esque grungy material to underground Indie fusion to upbeat, alternative rock, making for an entertaining and versatile listen. Mount Carmel, The Teen Age, and Punks On Mars will open for them on the 20th and The Denzels, Aloud, and Dead Stars on the 21st. Listen to the song “Dear Big City” below and check them out at the Cake Shop this week! – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Alt Rock songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!
Light Heat's new self-titled album is available for streaming now via The New York Times. It officially come out June 25, and they'll be celebrating its arrival with a free in-store performance at AKA Music on the same day. If you can't wait until then to see them live, Light heat will be opening for Tame Impala tomorrow night at the Electric Factory.
Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach shared today the a-side from their upcoming 7" on Other Music, a rock and roll burner entitled "What Can Ya Do". They are also hitting the road this week for a string of dates ending with a show at The Knit on July 5th, and after that will be working on a new album.
Julandrew, aka indie pop duo Julie and Andrew, has captivated me. I would listen to Julie Handy sing anything. Her voice alone is enough to hold my awe. Her other half, Andrew Phillip provides the instrumental everything to this dream set. Electric guitar, drums, what have you, he lays out the perfect wave of sound to carry Julie's lovely voice from lyric to lyric.
I fell in love with Julandrew's music from the first song, "Black Hole", where Julie's dreamy "ooh's" lull me into the mood of Songs to Dream By. When I reached "World Keeps Turning", I was officially a fan. The lyrics, the vocals, the instrumentals are all of fantastical quality. This is the type of music you listen to with your eyes closed, taking in every drop of sound. Download Songs to Dream By today and keep a look out for upcoming shows! —Written by Katy Glass
The fact that Northern Arms founding members Keith Peirce sang at the Bible Baptist Church of Christ Winter Recital as a youngster and Eric Bandel’s first concert was watching his mother perform with The Pocono Methodist Choir makes absolute sense to us. There songs sound confessional, hymnal and sacred. Northern Arms’ current lineup also consists of Travis Weissman, Jesse Short, Michael Tramontana, Heather Brann, and Mike Kennedy. They’ll be entering XPN’s studios for a Key Session this evening, and you can catch them live tomorrow night at Ortlieb’s. But first, check out our Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner interview with Peirce and Bandel HERE.
We rarely get excited about bands devoted to classic rock or blues standards, but when we stumble upon a really good NYC act flirting with these genres we don't shy away from highlighting it - and such is Sylvana Joyce & the Moment. Much more than a revival act, the band feeds itself with a wide variety of musical influences ranging from gypsy music to reggae and funk, allowing its charismatic front lady to showcase her remarkably versatile and expressive voice. Check out the video for single "The Break" here (although our favorite song from their latest album is 'Life is Funny,' streaming below) and see them live tonight (06.18) at The Cutting Room.
It’s probably been a while since you’ve heard some good space rock. The soft vocals and drawn out guitar chords that have righteously ruled over the West Coast will take over Bunk Bar tonight. WL has formed a sound similar to the ones we were familiar with in the 1990s and progressed the rock into a fuzzy time warp that sounds like a band you’ve never heard before. The dreamy and beautiful vocals pair with crashing drums beats that create a lot of emotion throughout the songs. They are not quick punches in the face, rather long windowless car rides on a hot summer night. You can experience these sounds tonight for the low cost of 3 dollars, show starts at 9. - Colin Hudson
The Guild continues their month of curating Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA with an acoustic megashow. Tom May + Greg Barnett (The Menzingers), Nick Harris (Luther), Kirk Malosh (Ma Jolie), Augusta Koch (Cayetana), Candice Martello (Omar/Ghost Light), and Connor Byrne will be performing in the style of a “revival tour.” There will be collaborations, covers and plenty of surprises throughout the night. It also looks like the movie this evening will be Meet the Parents. However, there are votes for Caddy Shack. Both are hilarious so you really can’t go wrong. Just make it there on time because with all these guests performing, things will be starting promptly. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Alexis V.