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Out In The Streets Festival bringing local music and art to Ridgewood, Queens this weekend (08.01 - 08.02)

Now in its 6th year, Out In the Streets Festival is back in action to bring your favorite indie bands to Queens for a weekend of art, food, fun, and music. Hosted at the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, the outdoor fest is the smaller, DIY version of all the big summer music festivals that have competed for your attention and presence in the past few months. Since it began on a street corner in Bushwick in 2009, Out In the Streets has kept itself homegrown and independent but continues to grow every year, celebrating local artists and eateries in this two-day multimedia festival. The lineup includes bands like Mr Twin Sister, Total Slacker, The Love Supreme, Wild Yaks, Salt Cathedral and many more. The bands performing this weekend are all mostly NYC-based, and the lineup on Sunday is featuring local bands from Bushwick and Ridgewood. Full weekend passes are still available for only $35, with one day tickets going for $20, on sale here. Check out a Spotify compilation of all the performing bands here, or streaming below. - Sam O'Hara

   

KDH release new album 'Piedmont Rose" at Union Pool on 04.17

Brooklyn via North Carolina Psych Rock band KDH, who recently made our list of best emerging NYC artists of 2014 is about to release 'Piedmont Rose,' their sophomore album, following the limited edition 2013 cassette 'Kill Devil Hill.' Their sound blends influences ranging from early Pink Floyd to southern rock, and adapts them to ever changing musical ideas, which makes both records refreshingly multi-faceted. They'll be celebrating the new release at Union Pool on Friday April 17.

   

Best of NYC 2014 - Open Submission Results for PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP/AVANT INDIE

It's time to reach for the hidden pocket and pull out the doping substance of choice, folks! Here are the results of our Best of NYC Poll's Open Submissions for the PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP category, which this year also incorporates the more experimental of rock subgenres, the one we call "Avant Indie".

Total submissions in this category: 20

Jurors: Juan Rodriguez (The Deli LA), Travis Leipzig (The Deli Portland), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Artists qualified to the next stage
(i.e. the Readers' Poll, starting around 01.20):

1. Howard (8.16 out of 10)


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2. KDH (8)


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3. ONWE (7.6)


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Honorable Mentions (score above 7):

Invisible Days, Hani Zahra, Gospels, Dead Leaf Echo, Zuli, Throw Vision, Monogold, Ruby My Dear.

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More results on their way, enjoy these high sounds!

The Deli's Staff

   

Found in the NYC music submissions: KDH

A desert landscape filled with grinding Sabbath-inspired grooves and spacious, psychedelic guitars, topped over with tightly wound harmonies that might otherwise belong to surf-inspired beach jams. It's an unlikely combo for sure, but that's the style KDH made their own. The result is a sold-out limited edition cassette named 'Kill Devil Hills' that's as scenic as it is tumultuous. Tracks like 'Barnburner' and the anthemic 'Ratchets' for instance, pound their way into your skull, while leaving you strangely relaxed and in need to go sunbathing. Check it out below to see what we mean. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.