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Ben Pagano

Ben Pagano & The Space Machine play Secret Project Robot on 11.15

With a new track under their belt, Ben Pagano & his space rock band The Space Machine take the stage at Secret Project Robot on November 15th. The track -- titled "Members Only" -- details the current political situation in the U.S., with lyrics and music penned by Pagano. While the bass-heavy song sounds like a moody cruncher on paper, in reality, it talks about how everything bringing down the world today will become long forgotten in the near future. You can listen to the song in the embed below, and hear more of Ben Pagano & The Space Machine live at Secret Project Robot on the 15th. - Will Sisskind


Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for ALT FOLK

At The Deli, we define “Alt Rootsy” or "Alt Folk" those artists that have a basis in American roots music yet manage to somehow veer off its traditional ways - hence the picture above.

Total submissions in this category: 38

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.15):

1. Great Elk - 7.833 (out of 10)
2. Sorcha Richardson - 7.33
3. Derrick and the Black Sea - 7.16

Honorable Mentions (scores about 6.5):

Ben PaganoHowthRobin's Egg BlueTall Tall TreesEverest CaleCole WilliamsNightmare River BandXNYTessDan and RachelErez and The EndPhilip Lynch.

Jurors: Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Lucy Sherman (Deli Contributor), QD Tran (Deli Philadelphia)

The Deli's Staff

Deli CMJ Anti-Folk Stage at Sidewalk Cafe 10.19


Those looking for a little escape from the craze of the CMJ week will find an ideal refuge at the East Village's Sidewalk Cafe, where on Friday, we'll be showcasing seven local singer/songwriters and anti-folk outfits for a free evening of intimate performances and sharp-tongued poetry. We' ve got the funny, quirky ones like headliner Mal Blum, Luke Kelly & acolytes, a.k.a Kung Fu Crimewave, with their far-fetched stories, Crazy & The Brains, self-defined party-punk four-piece every bit as frantic as the name suggests, and Ben Pagano who touched at a true contemporary issue in one of his latest releases - yes, hipsters. We've got the emotional performances, courtesy of St. Lenox, and Bird to Prey who will be releasing her 'Saved By The Storm' album, and finally, we've got Go Love, eclectic collective of artists revolving around Ray Brown and whatever/whoever may tickle his fancy. Literally most everything we could file under 'Anti-Folk' - that is, expect some acts that may change your perception of this fairly versatile label. In the picture: Crazy & The Brains.


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