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79.5 drop new single, "Boy Don't Be Afraid" and play The Bowery Ballroom 3/31

NYC's buzzworthy soul ensemble, 79.5channels a legendary girl-group energy in their new single "Boy Don't Be Afraid". The second single off of their upcoming album Predictions, the group combines impeccable vocal harmonies, subtly smooth grooves, and their unique modern flavor, to create a sound that embodies the musical culture of New York City.  They'll be playing live 3/31 at the Bowery Ballroom alongside Chicano Batman, and The Shacks, but in the meantime, stream them below.-Olivia Sisinni

 

 

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PEP releases single "Get Physical," plays Rough Trade on 03.16

Ladies and gentlemen, if you wonder who came up with the term “Nu-Wop Dreamsauce,” we can assure you it wasn't late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia (R.I.P.). The words, instead, are used by NYC trio PEP to describe their Doo-Woop influenced vintage pop. These ladies just released a new single entitled "Get Physical," in anticipation of their debut album, to be released later this year. It sounds like some African influences made their way inside that 'dreamsauce" - we likey! The band will be performing at Rough Trade on March 16. It promises to be a fun night.

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Tino Drima Wins Composite Chart (readers+jurors) Poll - The Deli SF Artist of the Year (Revival Rock/Pop)

Our selected jurors and The Deli Magazine readers have spoken! The San Francisco based band, Tino Drima have officially won The Deli SF Artist of the Year Composite Chart (readers+jurors) Poll for the Revival Rock/Pop Category!

I know that sounds like a mouthful, but it just means it's the chart that considers both the votes of our jury of "local scene experts" (who nominated all the bands in the list) AND our readers!

Congratulations to this talented band of beings. Well done and Godspeed! Enjoy this victory!
Soak it in!

Associate Editor, The Deli SF

Jordannah Elizabeth

The Gentle Cycle Gives Debut Album's Proceeds to Good Causes

Bay area psych rockers The Gentle Cycle have just released their debut LP, and will give send anyone a copy in the US that donates $18 or more to Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Oxfam, PBS, or Dakota Access Pipeline Fund. A donation of $5 will give the donor a download link as well.

‘I have strong socialist beliefs, and in this current climate it feels right to do whatever we can to help get funding to these noble organizations’, says Gentle Cycle’s Derek See.

With a painstaking attention to detail, these songs were filtered through a cool grip of vintage guitars and components, like an antique Echoplex tape delay and a funky old spring reverb unit. They even recorded on a 1970s Tascam 388 analog reel-to-reel, replete with a deadstock spool of old quarter-inch tape. But Derek's melodic musings come from an abstract foundation that's more modern and forward thinking than most musicians beholden to period-correct tones. Listen to The Gentle Cycle and you'll hear a band that somehow balances universal emotions with astral, atmospheric sonic architecture.

Yearly Best Emerging SF Bay Area Artists' Poll begins with Revival Rock/Pop category!

Deli Readers,

Every year, in the early months, The Deli polls several local "scenemakers" to ask their opinion about the best emerging SF Bay Area based artists that got them excited in the previous year. We therefore list these artists on our local homepage, in a Readers' Poll whose results contribute in deciding The Deli SF Bay Area's Artist of the Year.

In an effort to give you more time to check out all the nominated bands, this year we have decided to stretch the readers' polls a little, and, instead of posting a huge list of artists all at once, we will activate one genre-related poll every five days or so.

We begin today with bands in the Revival Rock/Pop category! You can find the poll on the top right of our homepage and you can cast your vote here.

We see our yearly polls as a fun way to engage our readers and the artists involved, and we hope they will get both to discover new local bands deserving of attention.

The Folks at The Deli

P.S. To group all artists in these categories we had to "stretch" things a little for a few ones that didn't precisely fit any of the wide musical umbrellas most other bands belonged to - we hope we can be forgiven for that.

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