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Mad Decent Block Party Hits the Road!

We’re all looking forward to the Mad Decent Block Party at the end of July. Well, more cities around the country will be doing the same. The party plans to hit the road this August bringing along promises of “a super-secret headliner” at every performance as well as food and carnival games. Of course, there will be appearances by the usual suspects Diplo, Major Lazer, Maluca, PO PO, Bosco Delrey and Paul Devro. You’ll also be treated to Freddie Gibbs, Kid Sister, The Deathset, Blaqstarr, Ninjasonik, Theophilus London, and the Gaslamp Killer in select cities. And as long as you RSVP ahead of time, admission will be FREE. Here’s another freebie from Diplo. It’s a 60s rock-heavy mixtape (the first volume from his Pomp & Clout Mix Series) available for free download HERE.

Mad Decent Block Party:
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Outside the Mad Decent Mausoleum
08-07 New York, NY - South Street Seaport
08-14 Los Angeles, CA - Premiere Events Center
08-21 Chicago, IL - The Hideout
 
- The Deli Staff
 

 

   

Spirit and Dust Remain at Green Line Café July 23

As Spirit and Dust, Kristen Sylvester crafts world-weary meadow folk that transcends beyond her young, impressionable years. Her raspy voice is nothing if not profound, and as it sweeps immaculately over the plucky guitars and rustic compositions, it’s just aching for a revolution…now! And while Sylvester knows that Spirit and Dust’s music may not “cure depression, re-create the sexual revolution, or make brainwashed people suddenly wake up”, it’s hard not to think that someday it will. Watch Spirit and Dust try to change our world one note at a time tonight at Green Line Café with Zach Fray and Tradition (Canada). Green Life Café, 4426 Locust St, 7 pm, $5 donation, All Ages - Annamarya Scaccia
 

 

   

Rosewood Ghosts play Rocks Off Cruise on 08.12

In Early 2009, guitarist Jamie DiTringo, lead singer Joe Montague, keyboardist Adam Weissman and bassist Steve Brown teamed up with drummer Matt Teitelman and guitarist Saul Slotnick to write and play some twangy tunes reminiscent of their parents' record collections. Hailing from Hoboken, New Jersey the six musicians make up the summery "Post Classic Rock" band the Rosewood Ghosts. But with the southern feel on their self-titled album, the guys belong on a hay truck in Dixie Land not a neighborhood of NYC. Some of their songs sound as cheesy as O.A.R. but their best songs give off a Black Crowes vibes; in fact the vocal similarity between Montague and Black Crowes' frontman Chris Robinson is uncanny. Their fifth track, "Cape Cod," is the kind of song you'd enjoy hearing as you dance around a bonfire with your new summer crush. "Store Bought Drugs," is a catchy melody with a message redolent of Wilco's "Handshake Drugs" and Ben Harper's "The Drugs Don't Work" and a series of guitar rifts any hippie will dig. Throw the C.D. on, light a BBQ, open a bottle of Evan Williams and enjoy. Check them out live at Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 08.12- Bill Dvorak

   

Octant live at The Tank on 07.29 with "Unmanned Backup Band"

Octant can be described as a one-man band featuring mainly acoustic robotic musical instruments that back up front man, Matthew Steinke, like a player piano as he sings, shouts, and plays various home brew instrumentation. For the upcoming performance at The Tank, Octant will perform an initial set of current and old songs ranging from dark melodic melancholy to bursting atomic pop-punk . The second part will include a live soundtrack to a projection of Steinke's film, "Your Quest for Excellence" , a hypnotic abstract hand-drawn animation inspired by optical illusions and time lapse photography.- (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

   

TONIGHT: The Deli SF Presents White Cloud, The Paranoids and Red Blue Yellow @ The Hemlock

If you're lacking in plans for the evening, despite all the potential that surrounds you, the surely you will be wandering over to the Hemlock for tonight's Deli SF Presents show.  Headlining this time will be the cavernous reverb-drenched band White Cloud, with support by psyche-rockers The Paranoids and the visually stimulating Red Blue Yellow. The show will start around 9 and is but a measly $7 for entry.   I promise you it will be worth your time.

 

-Ada Lann