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Meat Market The Okmoniks The Beat-Offs and Petty Things Play Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT

A superb lineup featuring The Okmoniks, Meat Market, The Beat-Offs and Petty Things curated by Shirley Sparks Presents goes down tonight at the Hemlock Tavern

Meat Market is a hardworking scene approved Oakland based band that sonically blends elements of punk, surf and garage rock. The Beat-Offs are a fairly new San Francisco-based band - go to the show to hear what they sound like, because the band doesn't have any music posted on the internet yet. Petty Things is a band from Arizona, and this year, this garage pop band released a full length album on Gnar Tapes and Rubber Brother Records called Year of the Dog. And last but not least are The Okmoniks. As a band based in Arizona and California, they play kicky keyboard-heavy tunes that will have you dancing. For further reference, be sure to check out their release Party Fever on Slovenly Recordings. -Erin Dage


Psychic Jiu Jitsu Supports Sub Pop Artists Rose Windows at Brick and Mortar Music Hall TONIGHT

Tonight, Brick and Mortar Music Hall is hosting a show of the psych rock variety with Rose Windows and Psychic Jiu-Jitsu.

Psychic Jiu-Jitsu is a San Francisco-based band who plays spacey, psych-influenced tunes. Their neo psychedelic live performances are raw, tripped out and esoterically potent. Rose Windows is a band hailing from Seattle, Washington. They blend elements of grunge and psychedelic music, and have recently released a new single entitled, There is a Light. They're signed to the legendary record label, Sub Pop and are currently stopping through San Francisco on their west coast tour.

If you're looking to get your chakras rattled and your third eye cleansed, make your way out to this show!


The Deli SF Benefit Show with Spider Heart Void Boys Sea Dramas and Vollmer is TONIGHT at the Elbo Room

Spider HeartVoid Boys, Sea Dramas along with the brand new San Francisco based musical outfit, Vollmer will be celebrating the growth and community involvement of The Deli SF! SF based community and intercultural advocate Jason Wyman will also grace us with a reading celebrating the Bay Area and our amazing music community.

We have a little folk rock, some dream pop, experimental garage and heavy psych waiting for you at the Elbo Room TONIGHT. Be there by 9 pm!


Midnight Sons Down and Outlaws and Sweetwater Black Play Bottom of the Hill TONIGHT

For those sorely lacking in the rock 'n' roll department, be sure to check out a show with the likes of Midnight Sons, Down and Outlaws and Sweetwater Black at tonight at Bottom of the Hill.

Sweetwater Black is a Bay Area based trio that reflects influences from bands like the Black Keys and Black Sabbath. Like Black Sabbath, the band has sludgy-sounding instrumentals backed by powerful vocals. Down and Outlaws is another San Francisco band that's bluesy, soulful, and above all - raw sounding. Last year the band came out with Backwards From The Dead, a solid and well-recorded release. And headlining is Midnight Sons, a band that does its best to make homespun rock 'n' roll with elements of '60s and '70s country music. The band is also expected to release an EP soon - check out a few choice tracks from the upcoming release below. -Erin Dage

The Deli SF Giveaway - Void Boys Limited Edition Vinyl - Starfish

Oh Boy...we're giving away an awesome release by the San Francisco based garage - surf rock - psych band, Void Boys! The auspicious limited edition collection of the band's new single, Starfish is creating a buzz around the Bay Area because of the single's intricate vinyl covers. They're so beautifully designed, we suggest you jump at the opportunity to get your hands on one of 100 limited copies of Starfish. These 10 inch pressings are going for $20 a pop (as they should), so we're down to give away a copy (or a few) on us! We love it when bands share their unique style and secret artistic gifts with the world!

Email sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to enter to receive a Void Boys' Starfish single!

If you want to buy a copy and support this hard working emerging band, check out Pretty Penny Records, and buy this album direct from the label!

More About the Album:

"(Each record is hand painted and printed by Shannon Bodrogi and Jian Giannini. They were created using Photocopy lithography, an alternative photographic printmaking technique. Additional mediums include watercolor, acrylic, collage, and ink. All are varnished and come with an insert silkscreened by Shannon.)

The one hundred covers of unique and varying styles, mediums and themes, reflect the single they are housing. “Starfish” is loosely about the perceived metamorphosing of humanity, both figuratively and literally. How at times, people can seem to lose their human form with enough distance, whether physical or emotional, and the new shapes and associations that are brought to light with this space. Starfish, being invertebrates, are always changing form, twisting their bodies into an illimitable amount of shapes and contortions. We paralleled this idea of infinite distortion of form using scans of our hands, arms, faces, hair, etc. As a whole the body of work has a feeling of deliberate chaos and grungy intricacies, much like the single itself."

1-100 L-R Pretty Penny Records


Electric Shepherd Buzzmutt and Linear Downfall Play the El Rio -5/7

San Francisco based heavy psych band, Electric Shepherd will be headlining a great line up on May 7th at El Rio in SF. They’ll be sharing the bill with the awesome local post-noise band Buzzmutt, and Tennessee based experimental psych band, Linear Downfall.

This is one of those classic San Francisco shows that represents what the local music scene truly has to offer. Buzzmutt and Electric Shepherd are creative, seasoned (but still wild has hell), hardworking underground bands that always put on a loud and eccentrically fulfilling show.

Make sure you make it out to the El Rio to get your local underground fix. -je

Brian Jonestown Massacre and Joel Gion and the Primary Colours Play the Fox Theater -5/8

Make sure you buy your tickets to the upcoming Brian Jonestown Massacre show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. On May 8th, BJM will be performing in the Bay Area to promote their new album, Revelation, which is set for release on May 19th. This legendary Bay Area based psych revivalist band will be performing classic and post era songs, which will make for an amazing show.

One of the "longest serving" members of BJM, percussionist extraordinaire, Joel Gion has recently created another direct descendent of Anton Newcombe’s visionary tribe of neo psych and shoegaze offspring, called Joel Gion and the Primary Colours. Gion and his band will be opening the show and giving the Bay Area a double dose of his musical talent.

Brian Jonestown Massacre only rolls into town once every couple of years so don’t miss this event. You won’t regret it. -je

Congratulations to Royal Jelly for Winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the insanely talented San Francisco based gypsy soul band, Royal Jelly for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll. The fans and voters have spoken and Royal Jelly has come out on top! This innovative vintage band has been playing speakeasies and jazz/soul venues all around the Bay Area, reaching crevices of the city that are not as adorned as they should be. RJ dares to be authentic with their brand of swing music that stands out from the local scene's status quo! We're into it. 

We wish them all the best on their future endeavors!



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