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Forest Fires release debut album with epic residency at The Armory on Thursdays in April

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If you haven't heard, Christopher Pappas of The Everyday Visuals has put together a glorious side project, Forest Fires. They release their debut album, Hark! And Other Lost Transmissions on the 15th. In celebration of the release Forest Fires has a residency at the Armory (Where the Deli Showcase #2 was at) featuring some of New England's best folk and rock musicians. I'm not just saying this to be nice. This is one of the more epic residencies I've seen in a while. Take a look.

April 1st:
Tom Janovitz AKA Sodafrog(8PM)
Josh Buckley (The Guilded Splinters) (8:50PM)
Forest Fires (9:40PM)

April 8th:
Michael Wheeler (8PM)
Lady Lamb the Bee Keeper (8:50PM)
Forest Fires (9:40PM)

April 15th: (Official release!!!!)
Laura Cortese (8PM)
The Everyday Visuals (8:50PM)
Forest Fires (9:40PM)

April 22nd:
Oranjuly (8PM)
Will Dailey (8:50PM)
Forest Fires (9:40PM)

April 29th:
Rasmyth (My dad's band!) (8PM)
Jesse Gallagher (Apollo Sunshine) (8:50PM)
Forest Fires (9:40PM)

http://www.artsatthearmory.org/ - 191 Highland Ave - Somerville, MA - Take the Red line to Davis and it is like a few blocks.
--The Deli Staff

   

Deli Band of the Month Miniboone's new video, play Cake Shop 04.06

Current Deli Artist of the Month Miniboone has just released this fun video of their single Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself - which perfectly channels the post punk energy of the Brooklyn band. Miniboone is one of the many awesome local bands that will play The Deli's Best of NYC Fest in mid May (see blog entry underneath in thsi same page). Don't miss their live show at Cake Shop on April 6.

   

Bring Yourself

The new video from Oh My God is amazing. "Bring Yourself" was conceived and created by Dan Bigelow and the track comes from their latest album, The Night Undoes the Work of the Day (Split Red Records).

   

Free triple folky bill at Living Room 04.01: A. Wilkinson, J. Peel + M. Bell

Ah, the reverie of spring. In lieu of fields to loll about in go get cozy for free with Alexa Wilkinson (in the picture), Julie Peel, and Mercy Bell (in the picture) at The Living Room, Thursday, April 1, from 8pm-11pm. Julie Peel unleashed her debut full-length album on American Laundromat Records (ALR) September 22nd 2008, and has been enjoying rave reviews and charting at college & specialty radio ever since. Previously featured on ALR compilations, this is Julie’s first solo full-length release. She counts Aimee Mann, Kim Deal, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell among her influences, and their impact is not hard to discern on Near the Sun. Julie’s lo-fi, guitar-driven pop recalls the likes of Ida, Anna Ternheim, Caithlin de Marrais, and Mirah, but bears her own distinctive indie sensibility and style. Alexa Wilkinson plays a unique blend of music a unique of blend of music with jazz, rock and folk influences. She has toured and shared the stage with Ingrid Michaelson, Josh Kelley, Natasha Beddingfield, Mieka Pauly, Bess Rogers, Joshua Radin, Vanessa Carlton, Dar Williams, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, and many more. She has had various songs from her both albums featured on MTV's "The Hills", CBS's "NCIS: NY" & "Make It or Break It", and many others. Mercy Bell has been playing her crunchy folk-pop around New York for almost two years and is working on her first album. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).

 

   

Best of NYC #66: Callers

Today we start some sort of "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list here (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record sotre personnel and DJs). Many of the bands in this list will play The Deli's Best of NYC Fest in Williamsbur on May (6 shows in 3 different venues between the 13 and the 15).

Callers earned the accolade of The Deli’s CD of the month back in December of 2008 with its spellbinding “Fortune.” In a brief yet memorable 30-some minutes, vocalist Sara Lucas and guitarist Ryan Seaton guide listeners through an intimate, contemplative journey conveyed by blues, jazz and folk tones. The arrangements are sparse but they only make the songs more evocative and highlight the strength of Lucas and Seaton’s potent, volatile voices with their respective instruments. It’s difficult to pull away from the songs without being affected; Callers crafts moods that reach beyond its songs and proactively engrosses its listeners.