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The Tunnel Buzzmutt and The Ukiah Drag Play Hemlock Tavern - 4/1

The San Francisco based, goth-surf punk band, The Tunnel will be performing live at Hemlock Tavern on April 1st. They'll be sharing the bill with the SF based alternative experimental noise band, Buzzmutt and Providence, Rhode Island based noise rock band The Ukiah Drag. This is going to be an awesomely weird show that you shouldn't miss. Noisy, thrashy, off kilter, alternative underground experimental rock and roll will dominate your ears at this show on April Fool's Day. What more can you ask for?


Folky NYC band Del Water Gap plays Pianos tomorrow (03.26), Mercury in April

East Village folk trio Del Water Gap plays a brand of folk that's charming, melancholic and entertaining at once, often employing Hammond and horns to enrich their faster songs - such as streaming single "Sleeping." The band is about to enter a busy season, with four NYC shows scheduled in just over a month. The first one will be at Pianos tomorrow (March 27), and the most prestigious one at The Mercury Lounge on April 20 with Canon Logic. Full schedule here.


The Dough Rollers and the Recording Process - Delicious Audio Interview

The Deli believes that if a band can rock properly, and does it for long enough, somebody important is going to take notice at some point. For NYC's The Dough Rollers, that somebody was Jack White, who signed them to his label Third Man Records, under which they released single "Little Lily" in 2013 and - at the end of 2014 - EP "Gone Baby Gone." The band rocks so bad they recently toured with Bob Dylan, Billy Idol and then Queens of the Stone Age...

We had a chance to ask the guys in the band a few questions about recording and gear, you can read the Q&A on our sister blog Delicious Audio.


Colin Morris

Colin Morris has released his debut EP, Could Be Anything. Colin is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and plays a catchy brand of power pop.

You can catch Colin at Martyrs on April 23rd.


Artist to Watch: Dinosaur Parade

A calm, sedate frame of mind is imbued in Dinosaur Parade, a folk quartet from four different parts of the world who now proudly call Los Angeles their home. They first met when lead guitarist James Ruvalcaba, the band's only LA native, was seeking a number of musicians to form an "indie project" without any clear notion of how it would sound. He enlisted Americans Brittany Riffe-Ries and Anthony Prochaska (from West Virginia and Texas, respectively) and England native Michael Hardman on lead vocals, though their breezy, easygoing songs suggest Southern California informed their overall approach to songwriting. "Driving out/I'm leaving town", sings Hardman on lead single "El Camino Road", a strummy, gentle number accompanied with clucking pelican sounds and beach waves that demonstrates a candid naturalism. 

Dinosaur Parade will be releasing their debut EP, Reading Clouds, on April 7, which they'll be celebrating with a release party at Hotel Cafe on April 17. 





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