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Young Man on Daytrotter


Today's Daytrotter session features one of Chicago's rising star's Young Man. Since releasing his debut ep Boy Colin Caulfield has been all over the web. You can check out his Daytrotter session here


Tonight! Grass Widow record release at Cyclone Warehouse with Shannon and The Clams!

Don't miss Grass Widow tonight as they celebrate the arrival of Past Time on Kill Rock Stars. The all ages show is on the cheap side ($5-10) sliding scale and also features sets by Shannon and The Clams as well as film projections from Oddball Films and Wu Li Leung.The fun begins at 7om at Cyclone Warehouse (1842 Illinois Ave, SF)

You can also check out Grass Widow performing tomorrow at Amoeba on Haight at 2pm. This will be you last chance to check out the threesome before they embark on a three month US and Europe tour.

Grass Widow - Fried Egg from Kill Rock Stars on Vimeo.

-Nicole Leigh





This is an extremely late notice report. I just found out one of my favorite solo projects is playing a house show tonight. Dewey Mahood of Eternal Tapestry’s side project, Plankton Wat.

In my advancing age, I’m experiencing crowd anxieties. And as much as I’m a fan of the rock, I’m also becoming more of a fan of things that are away from the mainstream—example: MusicFest NW. And really, they have enough support. Do they need one more aging and self-important hipster music nerd?

Dewey of Plankton Wat put out arguably the best psych record of last year, entitled Dawn of the Golden Eternity on DNT Records. It was equal parts loner blues, John Fahey-style folk guitar workout, and acid-drenched stoner jams. Plankton Wat will be playing with Selaroda from Oakland, CA.— Michael Henning of The Why Because solo project. Also on tap will be Stag Hare from Portland.

The location is The Wail at 5135 NE 42nd Ave. @ Sumner. The time is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

- Chappy


Dive Index release video and CD

Dive Index is the collaborative, cross-genre project brainchild of NYC producer/musician Will Thomas. The sophomore album "The Surface We Divide" (out on 10.12) features vocals by Joseph Arthur, Cat Martino, and even former Ride vocalist Mark Gardener, and instrumental appearances include cello by Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons) and drums by Kevin O’Donnell (Andrew Bird). They recently released this video featuring Cat Martino on Vocals.


Muy Cansado and The Lights Out Release EPs Saturday at Middle East Upstairs

Typically, it's the vocalists on any given night of live music who leave with the odd satisfaction of a hoarse voice - the physical manifestation and deep impression of a noisy night, a good time shared with friends and strangers, and a job well done.  This Saturday, get acquainted with your vocal exercises and expect to leave the Middle East (Upstairs) like a singer.  Okay, sans glitter and makeup, maybe, and perhaps a little less sweaty - but sore voice, ringing ears and all!

Muy Cansado and The Lights Out release their latest EPs, "Love and Fear" and "Rock Pony," respectively, with star-studded support:  Boston's Sidewalk Driver and Brooklyn's The Press.  If that bill hasn't already gotten you humming a melody, head over to their websites and learn them.  Really.  That'd be an order if we could enforce it.  It's as solid and infectious an evening of high-energy rock (both pop- and, er, -and roll) as you'll find.

Check back here at the Deli New England soon for a spotlights of "Love and Fear" and "Rock Pony."  

The national release of "Love and Fear," which we can go ahead and tell you is a thoroughly wonderful collection of indie rock gems, on Goodnight Records is September 14th - but you can grab your copy early at this show.

9pm - The Press
10pm - Sidewalk Driver
11pm - Muy Cansado
12pm - The Lights Out

$10 / 8:30pm doors

- The Deli Staff