It’s That Time of Year Again - Camp Bisco 9 July 15 -17

OK, tree-thuggers and wookies - it’s that time of year again. The time when you gather up all your drugs and dogs, and head North to Mariaville, NY for Camp Bisco, the three-day party/live music festival hosted by former Penn boys The Disco Biscuits. Camp Bisco has really evolved from it’s origins as a little electronic jamband fest in central PA to one of the premier summer concert festivals on the east coast by bringing in such artists as Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Nas, MSTRKRFT, Thievery Corporation, Damian Marley and Shpongle just to name a few. This year looks like it will be carrying on the tradition with a lineup packed with plenty of big bangers like "Wu Massacre" (Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon), LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Diplo, Major Lazer and Girl Talk, but don’t miss out on sets by Holy Fuck, Caribou, Rusko and Pretty Lights as well as locals Dieselboy, Grimace Federation and Brothers Past. Hopefully the weather will hold up better this year. - H.M. Kauffman


Waterfront Wednesdays Opening Event Postponed!

Ugh, this weather is awful! Well, tonight’s opening event for Waterfront Wednesdays, the free Wednesday concert series in Penn Treaty Park brought to you by the New Kensington CDC, is postponed. Check out the flier above to see who will be performing this 2010 season. We’re guessing that things will get shifted. Damn weather, it’s exactly why The Deli hasn’t done any outdoor events yet! - The Deli Staff


Sunny Ali & the Kid Wanted at The Ox July 14

Upcycling the late ‘90s dance hit “Better Off Alone”, Sunny Ali & the Kid’s revamp of Alice Deejay channels the quirky vibes of Happy Birthday with the nonchalance of the Ramones. Cutting the track’s original length in half, Ali and Saeed instinctively emphasize its lyrical core alongside jaunty riffs and hissing snare. Easily read as indifference, “Better Off Alone” is vocally precise, and it’s brief repetition and harmonized end capitalizes on the song’s sweet brevity. A mix of buzzing psych folk meshed with surf drenched pop, Sunny Ali & the Kid’s latest EP Try Harder is a easy charmer with song titles like “I’m a Skinny Fucker” and “Fuck Me.” Filling the parentheses between lingering high school frustration and 20-something bliss, this local duo is fun and cathartic. Become their new number one fan when the join local funk fiends Prowler and Altered States at The Ox tonight. The Ox, 2nd & Oxford St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Dianca Potts



Where Is My Mind?: Man Man’s Honus Honus (Part 2)

We welcome you back to the second half of Where Is My Mind? with Man Man’s Honus Honus.
TD: How has the Philly music scene changed since you became involved with it?
HH: More of on a national level. It's great. People know good (and strange) music comes from the city. I'm proud of how much Philly's scene has grown and grown to be appreciated.
TD: What is your favorite Philly band right now?
HH: Grandchildren. Very sick.
TD: You guys have a lot of antics on stage, but what about puking on stage?  Is that totally rock star, or just gross?
HH: I vomit on the stage quite often. But then I have to swallow it and keep singing. I'd say that it's pretty gross. Totally "Rock Star" would be drowning in your own vomit in a hotel. I've yet to experience that, but I won't rule it out.
TD: When we chatted briefly earlier, you spoke of an album that you had recorded with Nick Thornburn (Islands, The Unicorns) and its intriguing Doom Wop classification. When can we expect that and will there be any touring in support?
HH: Have low expectations and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Nick and I split up main vocal duties and my buddy Joe (Modest Mouse/Shins/Blackheart) handles the drums. We'll play some shows here and there whenever our 3 schedules will allow. Keep your ears peeled. We're looking to record the album this winter and get it out there sometime next year. If you can imagine a collision of Nick and my own songwriting styles packed into 3 minutes and under per song, then you'll get an idea for the sound of the band. Next year is gonna be busy for sure.
TD: What is your favorite historical mustache?
HH: Linda Lovelace.
TD: Are robots the future or the end?
HH: Cannot compute.
TD: If you could invent an instrument, what would it look/sound like, and what would it be named?
HH: Adam Gould. I'd string it up and beat it like a balloon.
TD: What sandwich do you order at the deli?
HH: Knuckle. 
- Adam G.



Party with Y-Rock On Ex-pn ex-DJs at The Troc July 13

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m usually the last in on technology. I was harshly reminded of it this weekend at Making Time when Adam G., one of our writers, said, “Damn, for someone who is an editor at The Deli, you have a ghetto-ass phone!” I do. It’s a flip phone that’s hanging off the hinges. What can I say? I’m not sure if I want to renew my contract with Sprint for another phone. Well, I’ve been making an effort to be better at this “technology thing”. I hear that the internet might catch on. I’ve been trying to check our Twitter account more often though I sometimes find it rather ridiculous (I love you ?uestlove, but how does any human find that much time to tweet?), but I have to admit that I do love retweeting free downloads and shows to people. This was tweeted to us courtesy of Pattern Is Movement’s Chris Ward, and it looks like a fun time for albeit a somewhat sad occasion. It’s a party for the ex-DJs from Y-Rock. As you’ve probably read, XPN made some major cuts recently dropping one of Philly’s few rock stations from their on-air programming. Tonight you’ll get a chance at The Troc to thank the Y-Rockers for, well, rockin’! There will be plenty of drinks served up (out of your pocket) and performances by local favorites Pattern Is Movement, Gang and The Swimmers. Admission is FREE so don’t be stingy and by the Y-Rock folks some shots! Update: I'm guessing tonight's event will be a good chance for Josh T. Landow and the crew to let their friends and fans know that they will be coming together again at internet radio station Y-Not Radio. The battle wages on. The Balcony at The Troc, 1003 Arch St., 6pm - 11pm, FREE, 21+ - Q.D. Tran