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Grande Marshall Signs to Fool’s Gold Records

Congrats to local emcee Grande Marshall for signing to Fool’s Gold Records! The label is run by DJs A-Track and Nick Catchdubs. We shared with you his latest music video for the track “Thuggin Shidd Pt. II” (below) earlier this week, and you can download his mixtape 800 that rightfully garnered him most of his recent attention HERE. Cheers!

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Idle Idols Waiting to Be Worshipped at PhilaMOCA Nov. 4

Youth takes center stage tonight at PhilaMOCA. Idle Idols bring the aggressive pissed off edge of punk rock and play it with an air of California-cool. While the songs are still focused in a high-energy down-hill “play it like it sounds” mentality, the band also does its due diligence in placing an emphasis on creating a crisp complete sound. Sam Roland and Andrew Migliore click in a united guitar front - both in following the direction from where one leads to where the other is going and also in showcasing the capabilities of an a intricate dual-guitar threat. Speaking of California, Cruiser, the solo exploits Andy States, takes that idea and works through it in a pop-rock direction that utilizes simple catchy grooves and punctual bursts of guitar that will have his songs echoing in your ears well into the upcoming week. They’ll be hosting Boston’s Pretty & Nice. PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th St., 8pm, $8 - $10, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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The Deli LA's Best Emerging Artists playlist now streaming!

This is long overdue, but finally, here's a selection of the LA region's best emerging artists, compiled into a playlist which you can find streaming on the top right of our homepage. Featuring tracks by Gothic Tropic, Io Echo, The Peach Kings, The Burning Of Rome, Robert Delong, Pyyramids, Tashaki Miyaki and more, The Deli LA Soundcloud Channel will be updated as we go - check it out!

STREAM PLAYLIST HERE

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Yellow Red Sparks play El Cid 11.03

Yellow Red Sparks, dynamic guitar/double bass/drums indie folk trio from Los Angeles, fronted by this sprightly young man that is Josh Hanson also happen to be one of the first acts I saw during this year's CMJ. Early afternoon, upstairs at Pianos. Not the easiest crowd to work with, but thanks to some joke cracking, involvling us all in some thirty-second-singalong of 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You', and, let's not forget the essentials, playfully swaying through their set of 'cinematic' country. Engaging, entertaining, upbeat; so far, they're ticking a far few boxes to stand aside your average folkies, right? Catch them this evening (11.03) at LA's El Cid, with Dustbowl Revival and Sad Robot. All the info's available here.

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Stinking Lizaveta w/Witch Mountain & Castle at JB’s Nov. 3

Like the smell on Sansom in August or the tourists rushing past the Art Museum to stand next to the Rocky statue, some things can only come from Philly. Stinking Lizaveta, one of our city's finest - and weirdest - fusion trios is one of them. With their exuberant stoner sludge boogie-jazz, built on towering riffs and drum crescendos, they've been a cult favorite since the mid-90s, due in no small part to their legendary shows. Tonight at Johnny Brenda's is the perfect location to get consumed by their out-of-control stage presence. They’ll also be accompanied by Witch Mountain and Castle - both doom metal icons in their own right. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Alyssa Greenberg

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Weekly Feature: SoftSpot plays Fireproof 11.15

Bushwick’s own SoftSpot was founded by Sarah Kinlaw and Bryan Keller who have been friends “since the sandbox.” With the help of drummer Blaze Bateh, the band charges through their art-rock compositions with vehement wails – channeling their inner-Jonsi. The trio released the EP Nous in the fall of last year, with a new single “The Cleansing Hour” that followed in February, and early in September, dropped their latest album 'Ensō'. Catch them at Fireproof on November 15th & read Devon Antonetti's interview with the band here

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Weekly Feature: Dinosaur Feathers release new single on Torrential Zen compilation

Dinosaur Feathers have been active in the NYC scene for quite some time now, but their peculiarly colorful pop hasn't lost any of the exuberance of their beginnings. Single 'Untrue' (off their latest record Whistle Tips) is something Franz Ferdinand might have made if they spent some time surfing in Mali. The band just released a new track, 'New Frontier', on Unhabitable Mansion's latest compilation 'Torrential Zen', which also features songs by Fatty Acids, Sat. Night Duets & Radical Dads. Read a Q&A with the band here.

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Lushlife & Light Heat Help Celebrate the 215 Fest at Underground Arts Nov. 3

Tonight the focus of the 215 Festival will shine on its strongest music showcase of the weekend at Underground Arts. Lushlife, a.k.a. Raj Haldar, brings a unique approach to hip-hop as both an emcee and producer, combining a wide array of sonic sampling warping listeners through various stages of musicology. Capable of taking a simple snare-beat and owning the mic with sweet-spot lyrical precision, Lush pays tribute to his “golden days” predecessors. However, while his lyrical narratives are influenced by emcees like Nas and Black Thought, it’s just a tool at Lushlife’s disposal. Integrating powerful lyrics with multi-genre-fused beats creating music that honors the past while sounding like the future. Light Heat, the latest venture for Quentin Stoltzfus (formerly of Mazarin), takes the concept of classic pop-rock production and pushes at its seams by using the layered instrumentation approach in strategically building songs that are both complex in structure yet accessible. Also joining the bill is Dave Quicks (formerly of the BurnDown All-Stars) with his trio and NYC’s Lily & The Parlor Tricks. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $5 (Light Heat Photo by Kyle Costill) - Michael Colavita
 
 
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