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New Track: "Row Home" - Pilkington

Calm and crushing contrasts in tempo create the framework of the unfortunate aftermath of a relationship gone bad in “Row Home,” the latest single from Pilkington. Soft, sensitive vocals exhibit an emotional connection to the past. However, that flash of nostalgia quickly builds to bursts of conflict-releasing energy. Linking the somber with the supercharged serves as a dynamic hook. As we await the release of the quintet’s full-length debut, you can catch them at Johnny Brenda's on Friday, July 20, in support of The Magic Numbers and Minihorse.





Interview with Paul Cherry

Paul Cherry released his debut full-length album, Flavour, back in March and has been touring in support ever since. He recently took some time out of his tour schedule, at a stop in Kansas City, to answer a few of our questions.

The Deli (TD): I love the sound and feel of your latest album, Flavour. I’ve heard you describe the journey from your debut EP “On Top” to you this album as becoming more genuinely yourself. Are there any events, people, records and/or feelings inspired this new aesthetic and album?
Paul Cherry (PC): Thank you! this Flavour record was inspired by so many different records and genres, Hall & Oates, Cocteau Twins, The Carpenters, Todd Rundgren, I really wanted those kind of sounds to come thru on the album and I think they did!

TD: Did the recording of the album bring the discovery of new, now favorite gear? Or some new lessons about the recording process?
PC: I learned that you can make a good album with extremely cheap gear if you figure out all the little secret of setting and purpose. I am not really a gear head so all my sounds come from low-end model instruments and SM57s, just having great players really makes the world of difference.

TD: In watching your recent Daytrotter performance I noticed you have an array of equipment at your feet while you perform, what do you have on your pedalboard right now and how do you use it?
PC: I use a big ol' Digitech stompbox thing from the 90's I was given by my good buddy Chris Kramer! It's become my favorite pedal and the cool trick to give my guitar that bendy quality on tracks like Your Letter and Minute from the record. Otherwise, I just have a pretty basic wah pedal, boost, chorus and compressor on my board, the digitech stompbox has all my delays and reverbs in there.

TD: You are kicking off Day 2 of Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21st. What are your thoughts on being a part of one of the city’s largest and most diverse summer music festivals?
PC: Super super sick, never could have imagined I'd ever play pitchfork in my life, when I found out I was playing I was so surprised. I was in LA on vacation and I got the email asking if I wanted to play, and I fell off the couch I was sleeping on. I've gone to Pitchfork almost every year of the 8 years I've lived in Chicago, so to be a part of that festival this year makes me feel like I get to represent my scene to my city, and I want to do a really great job of it! It's humbling being able to play your favorite music fest in your favorite city.

TD: Do you have anything special planned for Pitchfork that you can share with our readers?
PC: well, as I write this email I'm in Kansas City recording new songs and I'm hoping to bring one or two new ones to the stage for y'all :)

TD: I know you are still touring in support of Flavour, but what is next for Paul Cherry?
PC: it looks like after all the pitchfork stuff, we'll be going to the west coast in august, a potential support tour in september, pygmalion festival then too, and then we take a trip to Europe to tour for the first time! which i'm soooooo excited for because I have wanted to tour Europe my entire life and have never been able to with any other band. I'm writing heavily right now to get the ball rolling on LP2, I want to make another album quickly but I also want it to be reallllllly good so we will see how the timeline for that plays out, but I want to keep things moving along for me and for you guys :)

You can catch Paul Cherry at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21st starting the day off right and getting the crowd dancing.

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We talk gear and Pitchfork Music Fest with Paul Cherry
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NYC Bands and Artists: Win $18K-$72K through Creator Awards

Hey NYC bands and artists, 

There aren't many entities out there fostering emerging bands and artists, so we thought you may find this interesting.

WeWork's Creator Awards is looking for innovative musical performers (solo or groups) based in the NYC Area.  You can apply to one of three categories including the Performing Arts award, for entertainers and groups with a unique perspective.  

The Performing arts winner will take home $72,000 and take the stage at the Creator Awards Nashville in September.  

Apply HERE before July 20 for a chance to win funding.   

WeWork’s Creator Awards is a celebration of the performers, makers, do-gooders, and mavericks making a difference.  





Dead Hummingbird

Darkwave band Dead Hummingbird recently released a new single, “It Won’t Be Me”, from their forthcoming LP due out July 20th, Opera. This is the band’s follow-up to their 2016 EP, “Under The Ultraviolet Light”.

Dead Hummingbird is the work Matthew Meifert, Andrew Smith, Jacob Venditti, and Richard Kasbee.

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Weekend Warrior, July 6 - 8

Venturing through the glorious and gloomy days with a rough, gritty exterior and a melodic core, Left & Right appears to have reached its final destination. This evening at Johnny Brenda’s will be the quartet’s final show. The Charlottesville transplants exhibit the ability to magnetically pull you into personal narratives that mimic or highlight one’s own circumstances, and after sitting calmly on the couch and collecting your thoughts, it pushes past the familiar walls. That release of emotion opens up the cathartic floodgates. Delaware trio Grace Vonderkuhn will also be unleashing its brooding psych-punk musical mesh – part frenetic fuzz and a smoky slow-oozing stew. Articulating genuine self-awareness in momentous, endearing waves, No Thank You harnesses emotive energy, while the cozy, haze-inspiring tunes of Queen Jesus are set to kickstart this weekend. (Graphic by Jess Cavaluzzi)  – Michael Colavita

More places to take a break from this heat wave...

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Left & Right (Last Show), No Thank You, Queen Jesus, SAT Rock & Roll & Birth Control: Strange Parts, Tact, Full Bush

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI The Smarthearts, Party Muscles, Earth Telephone, SAT A.M. Mills, Hulqamaniaq, Magic Deal, SUN Frances Quinlan, Hardwork Movemement

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT Breaklite, SUN Invasive Species, Weakknees/Shelf Life

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI First Time's the Charm , SAT First Time's the Charm, SUN Shannen Moser

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Molly Rhythm, Chalk & The Beige Americans, Dirty Soap, SAT Aleana, Selina Carrera, Vinny, Devoni Jacob, Rieko Copeland, Lenora Magee

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dirty South Joe

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) John Vettese/Conjunto, DJ Rahsaan/DJ Shaun Klassic, SAT Dan Montgomery

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT The Paul Green Rock Academy, SUN Anthony Passante-Contaldi, Sun Tunnel, AaronRey

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Max Swan, Tuck Ryan Band, SAT J Walk Proper, NorthEast Corners

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Bitsky, Dirty Dave, Wamz, SaaZi, SAT Mt. Vengeance, The Spirit World, SUN All This Huxley

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Collider, Satyagraha / Emynd, Bo Bliz, Wassup Gina

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Andrew Montoya, Melissa Clampffer, Betty Iron Thumbs, SAT AGT, Darlingtyn, Mercury Retrograde

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Through Neighborhoods, Rally, Hen, SAT Baby Blitz, Flamingo Chicks, The OK OK’s

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Day, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Ian St. Laurent

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Paul Green Rock Academy, Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Thunder & Glory, SAT Mid Rats, Stolen Wheelchairs, PIJIN SPIT

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI Seldom Family (Tape Release), Long Spells, False Tracks, HiSoft, SAT C.M. Slenko, Alex Walcroft

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Riverside Odds 

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Ed Christof, SUN Franky's First Ladies

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SUN Brian McConnell

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, Control For Smilers, SAT Splintered Sunlight, Whiskeyhickon Boys

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Alexander Charles, Javan, SAT Moment to Capitalize, In Finding Way, Andross, SUN Goddamanit, Assemble

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Alcyon Lake, SAT Low Crouching Bear, Wack Cheddar

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SUN Shelf Life

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Deep Couch, Julia Rainer, Telyscopes (solo)

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Cerulean Blue

The Mothership (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kilamanzego, Manikineter

Freshy’s (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) SAT Welter, The Retinas, The Judex, Uncle Dan 

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