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Drowned in Sound: Oscar and the Wolf - Entity



-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Fastball
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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Intimate Exposures Presents: Grandparents - Pill Spector

Here it is! The final piece of the first installment of Deli Portland's 'Intimate Esposures' audio/video series with our inaugural exposees, the Portland psychedelic pop rippers, Grandparents! Recorded by Adam Harney, and filmed by a wild pack of dslr owners with editing by Nick Gattman, enjoy Grandparents unreleased track "Pill Spector" performed live at the Aquarium House in NE Portland! Thanks again to Gilgamesh Brewing for the tasty suds you donated, and to everyone who helped make the production possible or came to party! Stay tuned for deets on the next IE rager we'll throw. Cheers!

- Travis Leipzig

Grandparents - Pill Spector from Deli Portland on Vimeo.

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MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR

Another two-piece pop punk-esque band. Wait, are there really several two-piece pop punky bands - no. MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR somehow manages to not only record but play a tight set. Upbeat hooks are paired with semi-disturbing lyrics of scream queens, surviving life and overall rowdiness. Front man, Adrian Sebastian exercises every part of the stage, with an occasional stumble into Andrew Torrey’s drum set, always having the crowd moving and thinking. If you feel like dressing up and getting down, you can catch their set for RawPaw’s Rawlloween show on October 31st at Cheer Up Charlie’s. -Halie Davis

 

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Ghost Gum Opening for Literature at JB's Oct. 21

There’s something to be said for the ability to bridge a gap, and Ghost Gum, opening this evening at Johnny Brenda’s, finds a way to do just that. Merging a constant, driving, spatially aware, shoegaze-y instrumental setup, throbbing bass lines, smash-spreading percussion and those slithering guitar licks, all accented by Carolyn Hayes’ calm guiding vocals. The music absorbs into you, in a peacefully tenacious manner, moving at a high-end pace but finessing each turn with an experienced approaching, while cruising at full speed. The dance exciting new-wave nodding Royal Shoals, whose sound pulls pieces from across a wide board, serves as the filling of tonight's local musical sandwich with headlining act Literature's nonstop, jangly burst of power pop keeping you on your feet at JB's all night long. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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Man Called War

Rob Kelly and Maggie Foy are singer-songwriters originally from the East Coast. They made the Texas move and now call Austin their home. They have put their acoustic folk talents together and formed Man Called War.  Influences of Americana and vulnerable indie rock are abundant. Their description on their Facebook says it all, “We think our music sounds like if The National and Damien Rice's lovechild was backed by the Lumineers.” You can be the judge of that. Check out their three-song demo “The Eastern Seaboard Demo” via their bandcamp page. -Allison Mayoral

 

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Baby Bry Bry releases new EP, I Learned to Drown Myself Out, Part I.

 It's finally here! Last night, Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists played the release show for their new "single," a four song digital/casette release titled I Learned to Drown Myself Out, Part I (Part II is coming "soon"--I want it NOW!). Baby Bry Bry's live shows are action packed and exhilarating. The Apologists, some of the most accomplished musicians in DC, provide the rocket fuel that launches Bry Bry's stage presence into the stratosphere. Every show wins an entire new room full of fans, and as the rooms get bigger, they stay just as crowded with crazy kids rocking their faces off. It's been a year since Bry Bry's last release, Is It Anything Or Is It Everything, but it feels longer. 

Bry Bry's style is all over the place, ranging from blue-eyed soul to wild and crazy punk, and the first two songs off I Learned to Drown Myself Out, Part I are a perfect example of his range. "Lately"  starts similarly to Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings," and for about a minute it's a straight up old-school punk-rocker. But then there's a little bridge with a sweet vocal melody and background harmonies. And then a vicious guitar solo. And then more sweetness.

"Just Because It's Art (Doesn't Mean It's Good)" could be on a late Ween album, or The Pretenders. It's a dancey island kind of thing. Yacht-rocky, but with punk-rock sounds. Humorous and hummable and head-bobbing good, with some fun changes throughout.

If you get the cassette you also get a cover of Big Black's "Bad Penny" and a song called "Slumzzz." There are only 50 copies of the cassette, and a lot of them got scooped up at the show, so ACT NOW! --Natan Press

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