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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 9/23-9/25


Tomorrow previous Artist of the Month Winners Blackstone Heist will be playing at 111 Minna, 8pm.

Friday at the Rickshaw Here Come The Saviours will be opening up for City Light and out-of-towners Sick of Sarah, 8:30pm.

If you're inclined more towards a dance-party this weekend, head over to Milk Saturday night where oOoOO will be hosting a music video dance party, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


And The Wiremen plays Zebulon with Kris Gruen on 09.22

Featuring members of Cordero, Sparklehorse and Pere Ubu, And The Wiremen's take on sleepy, warm, indie rock with jazz inflections manages to mesh 1920s Berlin, the East Village of 1960, Southern blues, Latin Carnival rhythms and the eclectic vibe of modern day Brooklyn, making for some fresh, interesting music for audiophiles with grown-up taste. Front man Lynn Wright's vocals are as across the board as his influences, sometimes invoking the likes of Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and post-Zeppelin Robert Plant. ATW's signature track, "Sleep," with its bittersweet romantic nature and melancholy horns, conjures up images of rain-drenched, black-and-white breakup scenes, perfect for those who love some "hurts-so-good" musical heartache. The band will play a show at Zebulon on 09.22 with Kris Gruen.


Plastic Little Gettin’ LIVE at KFN Sept. 22

Yo, listen up! Tonight Plastic Little’s goin’ to bum rush the stage at Kung Fu Necktie causing damage to your brain with their thunderous lyrical blows! Since the start of the new millennium, Plastic Little have been spittin’ hard the word of the street over London’s classic 2-step funk beats and electronic dub remixes (“Cheap Thrills” also samples the first two notes from the chorus of “Thriller”.) Their 2004 EP, released on A-Ron’s budding label aNYthing Records is comprised of the first six songs off their debut “Thug Paradise 2.1”, which gained 10 out of 10 stars from Vice and a nod from Pitchfork. They’ve since skyrocketed to ultimate street-cred status and have collaborated with OGs such as Ghostface Killah on “Crambodia”, a theme song if any for the band, on which MC Jon Thousand exclaims: “I’m bout to celebrate/ It’s Saturday and I’m not dead.” You realize that his beating heart is, in fact, an achievement, considering his purported possession of the “best blow” while he’s “poppin PCPs” and “holding [his] dick in quicksand” (bet that itches days later). Party on. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, FREE, 21+ (M. Scott Whitson) - Katie Bennett  

Golden Ages Come to Silk City Sept. 22

Man, Golden Ages have sure come a long way since, say, last year. With his one-man electronic project, Francis Tseng has released a killer album and a couple EPs, a wonderfully bizarre video for "Everything Will Be Alright" (which was featured on, and just continues to gather momentum, all while still officially unsigned. While comparisons to Animal Collective might be slightly inevitable, Golden Ages' mass of chiming, shimmering, arpeggiated synths and blissed-out background vocals can produce quite the head rush at times. Check out the aforementioned music video below, as well as tracks like "Be Cool" with its crunchy, almost-industrial beats and swirling organ. Also pumpin’ through Silk City’s system tonight are the Timid Roosevelts and electro-tinged rockers Man Like Machine. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street, 9pm, $5, 21+ - Joe Poteracki

Golden Ages - "Everything Will Be Alright"


Haven't caught Funeral Party's September residency?

Los Angeles band Funeral Party

For those who haven't taken advantage of Funeral Party's September residency at the Bootleg Theater, there is one more chance to catch the Whittier band live next Tuesday, September 28th, before it leaves for a U.S. tour with Two Door Cinema Club and Generationals. The band will then head to the U.K. for an opening slot on the 30 Seconds to Mars tour in November and December.

The five-piece has had a busy year taking its dance rock sounds across the U.S. while touring with Julian Casablancas and Austin's ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. In the U.K., Funeral Party has toured with Surfer Blood and has been receiving critical acclaim, including airplay on BBC's Radio 1. Singles "Just Because" and "NYC Moves to the Sound of LA" mix the high-energy of the Blood Brothers with the danceable rhythms of The Killers. With vibrant guitars and dynamic vocals, the songs are the type that fans love to sing along with at the top of their lungs. With just a 3-song EP under its belt, the band is gearing up to release a full-length on RCA Records.

-Karla Hernandez