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Hezekiah Jones and Paper Masques at JB’s Jan. 7

 

There are two fantastic bands performing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Hezekiah Jones is an ever-changing collection of musicians centered around mastermind Raphael Cutrufello. Slow, haunting folk music is the specialty of Hezekiah Jones accompanied by the soothing voice of Cutrufello, adding a dramatic atmosphere that makes live performances a bit more interesting. Check out the song “Postpone,” a great example of the vocal and guitar interplay that can be found in the works of Hezekiah Jones. Paper Masques are more of a spacey, experimental folk group. Utilizing lots of unique instrumentation, the music of Paper Masques features flutes and glockenspiels, amongst other things, over acoustic guitars and dreamy drumming patterns. The song “Vodka and Bottletops” best exemplifies the craftsmanship displayed by this band led by Zelda Pinwheel founder Stephen Quaranta who will be unveiling a new lineup tonight. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ myspace.com/hezekiah11, myspace.com/papermasques (Photo by Lisa Schaeffer) - James Sanderson

 

   

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies Record Release at KFN Jan. 7

If you’re looking for a good blend of acoustic fueled music and indie songwriting, then look know further. Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. a Philly newcomer and Pittsburgh native, went from playing sparsely attended shows during 2004 to constructing pop music ballads with a chamber ensemble of multi-instrumentalists and gaining rave reviews in 2007/2008. And now with his band of Arch Enemies, he aims to take it a step further with tonight’s record release show. They’ll be joined by The Bee Team with their quirky storytelling and acoustic pop appeal as well as TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, whose Hinterlands EP was one of my favorites last year and whose star shines brighter with each show. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, Free, 21+ myspace.com/stevegoldberg (Photo by Sarah Cass) - Bill McThrill
   

The Deli in WXPN's All About the Music Blog!

 

 
Oh, smiles all around here at The Deli - thanks to WXPN for the kind words on their All About the Music Blog and support! “One of our favorite local music blogs writing about local music is The Deli.” Word - nice peeps! - The Deli Staff

 

   

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Best of Philly Open Contest Results

Happy 2010 Philly folks! Where does the time go? We really needed that end of the year break. Well, it wasn’t that much of a break because we’ve been working hard behind the scenes getting things ready for our Best of Philly Poll. We just finished collecting the nominations from our knowledgeable and attractive panel of jurors. If you’d like to learn more about our voting process, please check out the rules here. While we are organizing the list of nominees, we wanted to announce the winners of our Open Contest. For those unaware, this Open Contest is the part of our Best of Philly Poll that nominates artists through an open submission system - while the majority of our finalists are freely selected by a jury of local bloggers, promoters and scenemakers.

 
We’d like to thank all the artists who participated in our Open Contest. This was not an easy decision to make for The Deli writers, which is a testament to our amazing music scene. We are happy to announce that Grandchildren, Orbit to Leslie, Levee Drivers, Prowler and The Circadian Rhythms have been selected to join our jurors’ list of nominees, and special congratulations to Grandchildren who were the overall winners of our Open Contest! (Photo by Tiffany Yoon)
 
 
Nominated for the Next Phase:
1. Grandchildren – 9.1
2. Orbit to Leslie – 8.5
3. Levee Drivers – 8.2
4. Prowler – 8.1
5. The Circadian Rhythms – 8.1
 
Keep an eye on our poll over to the right, as it will soon be populated with all the bands nominated for our bigger Best of Philly Poll.
 
- The Deli Staff