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A Heart is a Spade: Wye Oak Debuts New Video

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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New Track: "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus Cover) - Lockets

No one saw Wrecking Ball coming, but when it did, it basically took over the world. Well, just when you thought it might have gone away, Lockets resurrected the tune and reimagined it with new vocalist Catie Parker. The song takes the pop hit into space with this synth heavy jam. 


Bondage & Discipline Play Inaugural Show at Kung Fu Necktie Tonight

It came as a shock to many when supercharged, electronically-infused punk band The National Rifle announced that they were disbanding and starting a new project in late 2013. But the bands remaining members Hugh Morretta, Lynna Stancato, and Buddy Mazzenga used their downtime to create a bold new project, Bondage & Discipline, that relies more heavily on the electronic beats and female vocals that they utilized so well as The National Rifle.
If the debut track "Only Your Love" is any indication, they don’t steer too far from the melodic, stomping-good tracks of old. Tonight’s debut performance will be a good preview of even more of the tracks that they recorded at Cambridge Sound for a forthcoming album. It will also be a show that nearly marks the 5th anniversary of Revolution I Love You’s first show. It will be a good time to celebrate with the band that has been doing big things since releasing their latest EP Atlantic Ocean.  The lineup will be rounded out by Sandcastle.  Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St, 7PM, $5 21+ – Bill McThrill

New Video: "Dreams and Dreams of You" (On the Hill Session) - Chelsea Mitchell

Here’s a video via Pot Kettle Tracks of Chelsea Mitchell performing “Dreams and Dreams of You”, as part of her On the Hill Session. The song captivates with Mitchell’s strong vocals juxtaposed against the ukulele. The session is available for streaming/download here: Chelsea Mitchell - On the Hill Session


New Video: I Lay Where I Fall (Official Trailer) - Juston Stens

Here's the official trailer for I Lay Where I Fall, which documents former Dr. Dog drummer Juston Sten's time just after he left the band "to travel America on a 1972 Triumph motorcycle with a laptop full of demos to collaborate with musician friends across the country." It features appearances by members of Wilco, Spoon, Generationals, Floating Action, Brass Bed, Apollo Sunshine, and solo artists such as David Vandervelde and Jessica Lea Mayfield. The documentary was directed by Drew Stubbs, and will make its premiere on April 18 at the Nashville Film Festival. There will also be an album of collaborative recordings to accompany the movie entitled Share the Road, scheduled for release in June.


These Polar Opposites Come Together at KFN March 27

Tonight, These Polar Opposites, the brainchild of Lucas Fendlay, make their way to Kung Fu Necktie before embarking on tour. The group performs songs marinated in emotion. Fendlay’s unfiltered vocal delivery provides an air of authenticity that elevates the stirring lyrics, creating an immediate feeling of intimacy that can only be gained through revealing one’s inner workings. The energy emanating from within carries over instrumentally as well, finding a balance between aggressively raw sonic outpourings and periods of somber reflection. Robins, who transform sadness into force via scream, share the bill, as do Brazilians Lisabi, whose clean spacious progressive sound captures a peaceful intensity. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Track: "When I Was Losing It" - Roof Doctor

Roof Doctor released a new full-length album yesterday entitled Mobile Freedom Home, which was produce by Kyle Pulley (Thin Lips, ex-Dangerous Ponies) at The Headroom. It's hard to ignore the earnest revealing of emotions from frontman Mark Harper on each of its tracks. Below is our favorite from the LP, "When I Was Losing It." We can relate! (Cover art by Harry Winkler)


New Video: Re-Entry & Meme Promo - This Is Hardcore

This Is Hardcore will be returning once again to the E Factory from July 24 - 27. Joe Hardcore and crew have decided to team up with Noisey to present this year's festival. They also released a long promo video to update you about its controversial "no re-entry" policy with some stipulations for all you "jagaloons and crybabies." Check out the deets and comedy skits below!


Asaad Album Release Show at Silk City March 26

Asaad (born Saayid Asaad) has been one of the most prolific and controversial artists in the local hip-hop scene. Since dropping his debut mixtape Flowers in 2009, the North Philly emcee/producer has released seven other albums and nearly a hundred tracks. He first caught our attention with 2011's #DIRTYMIDDLECLASS, which helped to get him nominated for The Deli's annual year-end Best Emerging Artists Poll, where he won Philly's Readers'/Fans' segment of the competition. 2012 proved to be his most productive year to date with the release of New Black History Month, #WHITE, and #TROY, as major music media outlets began to take notice, but the venomous tongue of the brash, young talent and an album cover that depicted Tupac having sex with Notorious B.I.G. seemed to alienate him from the rest of the hip-hop world. An artist, who once thrived on the controversy, began to show signs of wear in 2013. Asaad surprisingly changed his stage name to Saudi Money, attaching it to a handful of releases, and then, after showing great dissatisfaction with the music industry (there were rumors of him being "blackballed" by the hip-hop community), he attempted to delete the existence of himself and his music from the internet. Well, it seems that the time out of the public's crosshairs has helped to rejuvenate the Philly-bred talent. He'll be returning this evening at Silk City under the name Asaad, once again, with a new record, Flowers II, in tow. Come out tonight and experience his rebirth! Silk City Diner, 435 Spring Garden St., 9pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Snaps NY) - Q.D. Tran



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