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-- 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
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
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

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Banned Books Opening for Ava Luna & Cloud Becomes Your Hand at The Pharmacy April 28

South Philly's The Pharmacy has been steadily building its reputation in the DIY community, and you are starting to find acts on its bills that would normally be performing in venues further North in town. This evening, art-pop outfit Banned Books will be hosting Deli NYC favorites Ava Luna, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and Columbia, South Carolina's ET Anderson. The trio of Matthew Dermond, Zane Kanevsky, and April Heliotis are wrapping up work on their first album together. Tonight's showcase will be a good opportunity for them to test out the new material before hitting the road next month with the band Palm. The Pharmacy, 1300 S. 18th St., 8pm, $7, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman 


New Music Video: "5 Year Plan" - Left & Right

Charlottesville indie-punk transplants Left & Right released their full-length 5 Year Plan last year through Infinity Cat's cassette subscription series. The album is slated for a reissue on vinyl via Old Flame Records and WarHen Records. Check out the simple yet adrenaline-filled new music video for the LP's title track below! Left & Right will also be heading out on tour next month with Diarrhea Planet.


Psychedelic Dreampop Band Deep Fields Playing Continental Room 4.28

The jangly, 60's psych magic of Orange County's rising sextet Deep Fields has been churning around Southern California venues as of late, and yes: it is definitely possible to fit a Rhodes piano, Juno synth, a drum set, and six warm bodies on a stage. Christian Peters, who also plays with psych-pop singer/songwriter Cotillon, started Deep Fields as a bedroom project but eventually found a handful of talented people through mutual circles. Influenced by psychedelic acts like The Zombies and MGMT, Deep Fields' music is a sonic fractal of catchy riffs and swirly textures. As of last year, the group has been hard at work writing new songs and lighting up clubs like Harvard and Stone, The Slidebar, Que Sera, and Los Globos. Check out the video for their first single "Salazar" below!

Deep Fields will be playing tomorrow at Fullerton's Continental Room with L.A. Takedown and PART TIME. 21+ / Free Admission - Ryan Mo


MOTHXR unveils video for "Centerfold" + plays Baby's All Right tonight (04.27)

Considering the not very promising premises (they are fronted by Gossip Girl’s star actor Penn Badgley) electronic NYC band MOTHXR is actually a hell of a lot better than what the average reader of The Deli may expect. Their music is dark, percussive, and also soulful, in a suspenseful and cinematic way. The band, known until mid 2014 as 'MOTHER," lives single by single (they released four in 2014, “Easy” is their best received one so far), and sports a very convincing live show and noteworthy fan base - we experienced it directly when they packed Pianos at our 2014 CMJ show. They just unveiled this video for their second most popular single 'Centerfold.' You can catch them tonight with another Deli favorite: Buscabulla.


Album Review: Psychic Jiu-Jitsu - Psychic Jiu Jitsu (LP)

The nouveau psych rock band, Psychic Jiu Jitsu has released their debut full length, self titled album. The thing about Psychic Jiu Jitsu is that they don't fit anywhere near a "genre check box" where you can neatly explain and entertain yourself with a number of comparisons to bands of the past, present or future. The album is refreshingly "out there", kicking the ten track collection of songs off with the female vocal infused opening track, Yulia's Capture at the English Front starring the band's long time friend and muse, Yulia Gorman. The next track, Dreamachine is another oldie, but goodie deriving from early jams and recordings, becoming sketched out and perfected by a number of live performances of the song.

If you're looking for a friendly rock record in this album, you're not going to find it. The next songs: Berlin Space Party, World of Warldorf and Don't Bore Us are unapologetic, youthful, fast paced and experimental. Anyone who doesn't have a sense of humor, a love of experimental music and/or a young spirit won't get these songs and will never make it through the entire album. You'll get a pastiche of musical styles with the second cluster of songs as Slow Ringing in My Dreams is a funk infused track while Golden Hair of the Sweet Sea Heir is a whimsical country/folk influenced song that moves right into the space ambient sounding song, Something Glistens. Otto Vom is the 9th song of the album and is appropriately (sort of appropriately) 9 seconds long. The final song, Black Marketeers of WWIII is a post apocalyptic track ending the album with an almost 8 minute ode to futuristic doom. You'll either like the Psychic Jiu Jitsu album or you won't. It's not wise to make a chore out of listening to the album, but you should go into it with the determination to venture into uncharted psych noise territory. This is a good debut effort from the band. If they choose to record another album, you should listen to that too, just to see how far out they plan to get over time.




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