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Ladyfingers Rolling Along at Tritone July 22

Since we last checked in on rockabilly virtuoso Adam “Ladyfingers” Weiner after he won our Artist of the Month poll a few months back, he has been on a roll. He released the infectious piano laden EP Wet T-Shirt Contest (which was recorded with some of his poll winnings at Larry Gold’s The Studio where Queen Latifah was working in the other room) before embarking on a tour of Europe. He has also been working on a movie with filmmaker friend Adam Carpenter that’s set to feature a full blown stream of live footage, depressing dives and music videos. Get ready to raise a Citywide Special to Ladyfingers who will be bringing his guitar hooks, piano trills and mad crooning skills to Tritone tonight. He’ll be performing with Swampmeat, a band from the UK that he jammed with and befriended while on the other side of the pond. Tritone, 1508 South St., 9pm, $7, 21+ - Bill McThrill



PDX Pop Now! Storms the Steps of City Hall THURSDAY July 22


Seriously, when did mayor Sam Adams get so damned hip? First he adorned his office with a portrait of Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, then he switched all of the city phone on-hold music to local artists with his Listen Local campaign, now he's teaming up with PDX Pop Now! to host a concert featuring all local bands on the steps of City Hall(1221 SW 4th Avenue).

Andrew Oliver Quartet, Atole, Kelli Schaefer and Nick Jaina Band are the acts that will be rockin' outside the mayor's office tomorrow evening. The show is FREE and ALL AGES, so you have no valid excuse not to be there!

5:45: Andrew Oliver Quartet

6:35: Kelli Schaefer

7:25: Atole

8:15: Nick Jaina Band

And don't forget, the PDX Pop Now! music festival is a mere week away! In case you forgot, here are the deets:

FREE and ALL AGES. July 30, 31 and August 1st at Rotture. The festival will feature indoor and outdoor performances from Aan, AgesandAges, And And And, ASSS, Atriarch, Au, Autistic Youth, Ben Darwish, Billygoat, Blue Cranes, Blue Horns, Brainstorm, Cloudy October, Da'Rel Junior, Defect Defect, Eternal Tapestry, Fear No Music, Get Hustle, Grey Anne, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hockey, Hosannas, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Joey Casio, Joggers, Krebsic Orkestar, Kung Pao Chickens, Kusikia, Lewi Longmire, Luck One, Michael The Blind, Operative, Parenthetical Girls, Please Step Out of The Vehicle, Reporter, Rollerball, Shoeshine Blue, Skeletron, Soup Purse, SubArachnoid Space, Tiny Knives, Tu Fawning, The Tumblers, Typhoon, Wampire, Why I Must Be Careful, and Ylang Ylang. The 2010 Festival schedule is available here.

Hope to see you all there!

-Katrina Nattress


Emerging NYC Songstress Kelly Starr nominated for Emmy Award

Well, we don't get to mention the word "Emmy" too often here at The Deli - we are way too humble (read "snobbish in some sort of reversed way") to cover that kind of stuff. But Kelly Scarr, an emerging, talented Brooklyn-based singer songwriter, gave us the perfect excuse to mention this Award by being nominated for her work as a composer on the HBO documentary "In A Dream." Kelly met director Jeremiah Zagar at an East Village bar - and that's when the collaborative spark began. The lady sure has an interesting voice and is not afraid to take the twangy ballad concept to extremes of slowness and intimate intensity. Her debut album "Piece" will be out on Silence Breaks Records on July 27.


Fete D'Lorenza @ The Mohawk

It is, for many reasons, going to be a good weekend to be a living, breathing, concertgoing've got your Quiet Company down at Threadgills (Friday), your Oh No Oh My over at the Ghost Room (Thursday), plus at the Mohawk Friday TV Torso, The Gary, and Martin Crane of Brazos, and then on Saturday, also at the Mohawk, the instigating and titular event for this particular post: the Fete D'Lorenza honoring KUT's Laurie Gallardo, and featuring 2009 Deli Year End Poll winner STEREO IS A LIE, The (inimitable) Midgetmen, Melogrand (pictured above), Red Falcon, 100 Flowers, Elevated Lines, and Dead Black Hearts. Now THAT is a birthday party. 


Newton's Sun Down Sounds Summer Series

Sun Down Sounds

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Looking for a break from your usual haunts in and around Boston?  Don't forget to look West!

Head out to the Green at Newton Center (Newton Center T stop on the Green D line) on Thursday, 7/22, for Sun Down Sounds, a free concert series featuring some seriously fresh talent.  The event will also feature locally-made art installations and picnics!

I'm a little late on reporting this one - this Thursday's is the second of four installments in the series - but that's fitting, as I'm also a little late in realizing what a hotbed for new, experimental and folky music Newton has turned out to be.  Some of it has infiltrated the Boston airwaves and blogspace, but much has stayed aloof.

The Sun Down Sounds series is showcasing some of the best of that talent.  Each evening seems to have some unifying musical theme or general sound; this Thursday features some down-tempo, relaxing acoustic folk music.  The evenings start at 530 and run until around 9.  There's more information about this series on their Facebook page.



-- The Deli Staff