Submit to play during SXSW! - Music Tech Mashup Party!

Deli readers who play in bands,

The Deli has reserved 3 showcase slots at Music Tech Mashup during SXSW, which will take place at Rusty Spurs in Austin, TX on 7th St. on March 17. Rusty Spurs features 3 stages with an 800 person capacity in the middle of it all and is an official SXSW venue. During SXSW it will host shows by heavy hitters like Echo and the Bunnymen, Vega (Neon Light side project) and Semi Precious Weapons (recently on tour with Lady Gaga) amongst others.

To apply to play this SXSW show all you need to do is fill in this form HERE and click on the confirmation email you'll receive (this will simply add you to our mailing list and enter your band in our fabulous charts organized by genre and region - one day we'll also create band profiles!). 3 artists will be selected by the organizers (one of them will be a local Austin, TX artist). Any band that is available to travel to Austin is eligible. Submission deadeline is Monday 02.22 at 11.59 pm.

Music Tech Mashup Showcase (hosted by Coast to Coast Models & Events and presented by The Deli, Hunnypot, GreenShoeLace) will celebrate the convergence of music and technology and the opportunities it presents for everyone involved just as SXSW itself switches gears from Interactive Week to Music Week.This is a list of some of the artists already booked: Jada - Universal Motown Records (Boston, MA) - Bamboo Shoots - Epic Records (New York) - Shinobi Ninja - (Brooklyn, NY) - McAlister Drive - (Boston, MA) - Odd Modern - (Los Angeles, CA) - Keys and Crates (Toronto, Canada) - Curtis Santiago (Toronto, Canada) - Keith Masters (Chicago, IL) - FutureCop! (UK) - Mark Foster (Los Angles, CA).

The Deli's Staff


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 2/17-2/21

While the rest of San Francisco gears up for Noise Pop next week, this weekend it seems that the Bay Area's psychedelic roots have decided to pop up in force for various performances around the city.

Tomorrow night the 17th the fantastic noisy garage-psyche band White Cloud will be sharing the stage with the more folk-y Ash Reiter and TV Mike and the Scarecrows at the Rickshaw stop. That show incidentally is Ash Reiter's CD release party as well.

Friday night the 19th at Bottom of the Hill Here Come the Saviors will be performing their shoe-gaze inspired psychedelia with Boy in the Bubble at 9pm. For a more traditionalist approach to psychedelic rock Friday night, head across town for The Love Dimension performing with The Parties, The Polymers, and Augustus at Kimo's.

If you're in the East Bay with a hankering for traditional 60s inspired psyche, Teenage Sweater, The Buttercream Gang, The Helen Kelers, and Samvega will be playing across the water at The Stork Club around 8pm also on Friday.

That's all for this week. Be sure to keep updating the calender and check back for next week's recommendations.


-Ada Lann


Noise Artists Remixing Railcar's "Cathedral with no Eyes"

Good news for fans of noise and the shrill! Later this month railcars will be releasing an EP with a number of equally talented noise artists’ remixes of the title track, from their latest album, "Cathedral With No Eyes". San Francisco’s own (or at least formerly so) Xiu Xiu  is providing one of the remixes, making a lovely scrambled version of an already chaotic song, with Portland’s White Rainbow and Massachusetts’ Truman Peyote also contributing their own versions. Other's promised to appear on the EP include Lucky Dragon and Neon Navajo with more still to be announced.  While the Truman Peyote version can be heard here and the White Rainbow remix can be previewed over at XLR8R, the patient will get to hear the Xiu Xiu adaptation, as well as the others, when the EP is released for free from Aria’s website.

In the meantime, as railcars finish up their European tour, Aria has been soliciting donations through Kickstarter so that he can do a full cover of the Kate Bush album Hounds of Love. So, if you’re curious to see how Aria Jalali’s imagination will render this album, drop him a few dimes and wait for the copy he will send. For a hint of how he might be inclined to interpret it check out his cover of the Cranberries' song “Linger” here.


-Ada Lann


Maus Haus to release a new 7" at Noise Pop

The Deli SF's Best Emerging Artist of 2008, Maus Haus, will release a new 7" single "Winter"/"Zig Zag" at their Noise Pop 2010 show. This is Maus Haus's first release since 2008's Lark Marvels and includes an additional digital only 4 track EP Sea-Sides.

The February 27th show at the Mezzanine features My First Earthquake, Sugar & Gold, Maus Haus and Brooklyn's !!! - a lineup that promises a lot of energy and a lot of dancing. It will undoubtedly be one of the many highlights of the festival.

-Nicole Leigh


Switchboard Music Festival 2010 announced featuring Zoe Keating and miRthkon

If, in the coming months, you realize that the availible selections on your ipod have become cumbersome or uninteresting, consider giving some of the artists from the upcoming 3rd annual Switchboard Music Festival a listen. Since 2007, the Switchboard Music Festival has aimed to create a "marathon concert featuring artists, primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area, whose music challenges traditional genre distinctions."  At this years 8 hour marathon concert you'll experience such Bay Area artists as the black metal bossa nova fusion band Thorny Brocky, the experimental cello arrangements of Zoe Keating [above], and the prog rock classical thrash metal of miRthkon.

If you can find a Bay Area music festival with a more eccentric lineup, tell me about it and I'll give you $5 dollars from my own pocket*.

The Switchboard Music Festival takes place on March 28th and tickets range from $10-40.

-Nicole Leigh
photo by Lane Hartwell

*5 (five) United States Dollars will be awarded to 1 (one), only 1 (one) winner who can give me the name of a Bay Area music festival with a lineup in greater anomalus nature to the Switchboard Music Festival. This contest is in no way sponsored by the Switchboard Music Festival and is void where prohibited by law. Ps, the $5 bill I just pulled out of my wallet and set aside for this contest reads "I love you Jesus!! Thank you for provisions!!" - consider that a bonus.