From The Deli’s Open Blog: New Edible Onion Compilation Out Now

Edible Onion is a Philadelphia based collective that releases small run, hand-packaged records. We have just released a compilation entitled A Cure For The Broken-Hearted featuring a number of Philadelphia based artists (plus two out-of-towners) including Power Animal, Br'er, The New Heaven And The New Earth, Snow Caps, Motorcycle Maus, & Brian Reichert (Space Sluts). The compilation is being released in a run of 1000 accordion books, all assembled by hand. Each one is also hand numbered. Go to for the tracklisting and more information. (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and MP3s here)


Black Landlord Headline Prostate Cancer Benefit at WCL July 8

OK, this event is called Prostate Palooza. I am all for it. I am completely Pro-State and anyone against state should be ashamed. Black Landlord are also Pro-State. They are bringing their eccentric soul and funk infused hip-hop stylings to World Café Live. The band itself is full of seasoned veterans while headed by the man in white Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams. Their musicianship is impressive and their energy is infectious. The calming and catchy sounds of The Great Unknown will also be gracing the stage for this show. They have qualities of Vetiver and many of the hyped folk bands of 2k9. Come enjoy the very diverse tunes and wet all parts of your musical pallet. World Cafe Live (Upstairs), 3025 Walnut St., 8pm, $22, All Ages - Adam G.



Take a Stroll with Yellow Humphrey at The Fire July 8

Philly is home to a number of collaborative projects that come together for the sake of creating beautiful music. Yellow Humphrey features members of National Eye, Paper Masques, and guitar toting songbird Naeemah, and they stroll down Folky Lane creating vibrant and melodic ditties. Blending classical strings and siren calls they lure you deep into a forest on the outskirts of awake and dreaming. Add in the Motown influenced pop of Berry Jones, a performance from Rick Flom of The National Eye as well as a set from Nick Krill of The Spinto Band, this could be one of those special Fire nights. Lord knows this place deserves some good times! The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $7, 21+ - Bill McThrill



Heavy Medical - Bring the Ambulance at DDG July 7

How do you define insanity? Two words: Heavy Medical. The latest project from Philly’s Nervous Sex cohorts David Angiolini and David Altman takes their madcap enthusiasm for auditory onslaughts to new heights, trouncing ears with brutal bass, buzz saw guitars, violent drums and static vocals. And if musical destruction is your cup of tea, (which it should be, because there is nothing more awesome and humbling than a little sonic pummeling), find your way to Danger Danger Gallery, where they’ll be performing tonight with New York’s grindcore trio Child Abuse and Brooklyn’s black metal outfit LITURGY. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8 pm, $5 - $10, All Ages - Annamarya Scaccia

From The Deli's Open Blog: The Ghost in You Release ST Album

After nearly 3 years of people bugging him to release an album, not to mention being dropped from a record deal literally a month before its release, The Ghost in You finally compiled 9 of his and fans’ favorite tracks, and put together his first full-length himself. Fully mastered from his 4-track cassette recordings, this self-titled debut album is a perfect example of how simple can be beautiful. Download it today on CDBaby, and iTunes. (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and MP3s here)