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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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8th Grader Releases New Music Video - The Sweetness

Local nu-soul crooner 8th Grader debuted the video for his song “The Sweetness” last week, and we’re enamored. Also known as Jayson Martinovich, the artist seeks to redefine the concept of slow jams by blending elements of pop, R&B and chillwave in his latest release Diamonds, Silver and Gold. As a different version of “All the Sweetness” from the album, the video gives a sultry, soulful air as he and his lady friend move in and out of the shadows in vignetted scenes. And the best way to view this video? Just kick back, relax, and let 8th Grader do all the singing.

If the video isn’t enough, be sure to catch him alongside songstress Jasmine Nichol at Brick and Mortar Music Hall on December 22. - Erin Dage


Concert Review: Two Gallants at The Sweetwater Music Hall

On a rainy Friday night in Mill Valley a few hundred soggy concertgoers packed into the Sweetwater Music Hall for a muggy but invigorating evening with Two Gallants. After a fiery opening set from the Once and Future Band, the sold out club welcomed the freaky americana-rock duo and their raw mix of country-blues and grungy rock and roll to the Marin suburb for their first Bay Area show in nearly four months.

From the opening moments of the set, it was striking just how much sound the band got out of only two instruments. Frontman Adam Steven’s distorted fingerpicked guitar and Tyson Vogel’s punk-virtuoso drumming interlocked seamlessly, enveloping the dance floor and transfixing the crowd. As the band kicked into their signature anthem “Steady Rollin,” the audience inched closer to the stage, swaying and singing along with Steven’s gravelly vagabond vocals.

Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night came as Stevens grabbed an acoustic guitar and harmonica while Vogel hopped off the kit to perform “Broken Eyes,” a plaintive folk ballad whose delicate harmonies revealed the intense chemistry between these two lifelong band mates. To close out the show the duo ripped through the cathartic “Nothing to You,” a manic waltz that gave everyone one last chance to sing along before finishing their beers, finding their coats and wandering out into the blustery winter night. -Ethan Varian 

Photo Credit: Charlie Villyard


Guy Fox Releases New Single - The City Line

San Francisco based alternative indie rock band, Guy Fox has released a new single entitled, The City Line. This quietly eerie, reverbed anti ballad is an ode to city living. The City Line breaks down with a funk style bass line and intricate atmosphere changes that brings a gritty and sensual feel to this well produced, dense song. This single, released on December 5th is a great segway to what Guy Fox will be bringing in the future. We’re excited to hear this new track and look forward to hearing new music, from this eclectically funky rock ensemble. -je


Congratulations to Lemme Adams for Winning The Deli Magazine SF's Artist of Month Poll

Congratulations to the San Francisco based band, Lemme Adams for winning The Deli Magazine's San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll! The fans have cast their votes and this ultra talented garage surf rock band has come out on top! Lemme Adams creates a smooth and flowing alt rock sound, laced with a horn section, and a laid back summer time vibe. We're into them, and wish them the very best in their future musical endeavors!!!


A Million Billion Dying Suns - Strawberry EP

We may never achieve contact with aliens, let alone find out what they're listening to; fortunately, thanks to A Million Billion Dying Suns, we can take a guess. Perhaps the matured lovechild of Animal Collective and The Flaming Lips, AMBDS delivers synthy beats and airy vocals in the form of a fresh EP. Reminiscent of a spacey sci-fi flick, the tension-building intro to Strawberry Letter 23 launches the listener into the milky way and out of their usual zone. The raging guitars wail on amidst a whirlwind of sound, twisting and twirling through a hurricane of good vibes. Plush is not only a perfect adjective for the third track listing, but also the title; with a rich beat that makes you want to dance and a sick guitar solo, you may feel as if you're inside an 80's discotheque rapidly orbiting around the sun. Wonderfully foreign yet blissfully cozy, AMBDS certainly transcends earthly limitations. - Kat Collins


Mark Matos & Os Beaches and Harry and the Hitmen Play Amnesia - 12/29

SF based Portuguese, psychedelic folk band, Mark Matos & Os Beaches will be performing live at Amnesia on December 29th in San Francisco. This invigoratingly tripped out ensemble which includes former members of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Acid Mothers Gong will take the stage and share the bill with the equally creative Motown soul quintet, Harry & The Hitmen. This band puts their own psych folk spin on legendary Motown hits. This show is going to be nothing but a blast. We recommend you make it out to check out this awesome line up.

Disappearing People Release New Live Single + Play The Night Light TONIGHT

Stealthy Oakland based experimental duo, Disappearing People recently released a live recording of their November 13th performance at The Night Light. This untitled recording is impressively mixed by the club's resident sound engineer, Jeffrey Adam Wright, who made every bellowing note from founding member, Scott Johnston crystal clear and audible. Steven Sessler portrays proficiency and poise on the drums as he's able to improvise and blend with the every haunting, and echoing loop and atmosphere Johnston created on guitar and with his vocals. This new track permeates a moody, noisy and imploding chaos that somehow holds its composure in a way that keeps you listening until the last second.

You can catch Disappearing People live, once again at The Night Light TONIGHT. They'll be one component of a strong bill that includes two other great local bands, Clipd Beaks and White Cloud. -je


Fuzz To Release Live In San Francisco

If you’re not familiar with Ty Segall’s psychedelic sludge rock outfit Fuzz, then do yourself a favor and light one up, plug in a good pair of headphones and check this band out ASAP. The aptly named power trio, who released their self-titled stoner rock debut this October, mixes the heavy riffage and torrid guitar tone of groups like Sabbath, The Melvins and Sleep with the infectious garage rock energy Segall has become known for.

On December 3rd the band is set to release a new EP dubbed Live in San Francisco as part of an ongoing live series for John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The recording captures the group’s blistering set at The SF Eagle earlier this year, featuring Segall bringing the doom on drums and vocals. You can preview the track “You Won’t See Me” below and purchase a CD or LP version of the album at -Ethan Varian



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