Mark your calendar folks! On December 7th, The Deli is presenting a night of music at Brooklyn Bazar, a free event inspired by night markets across Asia.
Headlining the show at 11pm will be talented Texan turned Newyorker Emily Wells, who has taken the concept of modernone-(wo)man-band to new heights: this young lady uses electronic looping devices and other effects to construct ethereal tunes which blend elements of folk, hip hop, orchestral and post-rock. Most important, she knows how to replicate them live through a dynamic live performance that sees her alternate through a noteworthy number of instruments, including violin, drums, glockenspiel, guitar and banjo. Her remarkable voice and beautiful, melancholic melodies glue these sonic constructions together and bring them to life. Check out her latest album Mama here.
At 10 pm, stylish crooner Devin will bring some fun to the crowd with some quality Rock'n'Roll. This is a guy who has the material and the flair to stand up to the haunting presence of the Big Apple's legends of the genre. Like a more handsome Elvis Costello from his rocking period, Devin threads a rockabilly sound with quality songwriting and an image that's at once edgy and reassuring. His performance at BK Bazar is definitely going to get some bodies moving - stream his new album here.
Fans of folk music will not want to miss Swear and Shake's performance at 9pm. This is a Brooklyn band that charmed us inside out at our Rootsy CMJ Stage this past October. Their feel good, quality alt-country is greatly enhanced by Kari Spieler's adorable stage presence, which includes (among other things) a stunning voice, lots of smiling, and natural curls to kill for. All things that surely helped Sheryl Crow become the pop icon we all know by the way...
NYC experinstrumental duo Live Footage - featuring also headliner Emily Wells as a guest on violin - will be opening the festivities at 8pm with their pleasant post-orchestral tracks, quite incredibly forged only using drums, a cello and a bunch of guitar pedal effects connected to the 4 string instrument. No wonder Emily Wells is into it!
Brooklyn Bazar is a free event that spreads through 4 weekends from November 23 to December 22. More info about the other nights can be found here.
Spring has sprung for well-coiffed 23-year-old Devin (the artist previously known as Devin Therriault). After catching a lot of attention in 2010, the young man took a year off to work on his new record, which was released under the title "Romancing" on April 10th via FrenchKiss records, home to bands such as The Hold Steady, The Drums, and Passion Pit. Unlike the majority of today’s Brooklyn based artists, Devin’s not about "the indie rocks" – and nothing about him is understated. His boisterous rock n' roll certainly features very NYC garage-rock influences, but retains an old school charm to it. His dapper wardrobe plus the aforementioned hairdo evoke some sort of young Elvis. The details add up: a look which screams late 50s, an energy-packed live performance (backed by a band), a video (streaming below) featuring a lady moving her pelvis, while Devin sings on the vintage mic made famous by many photos of Presley. And, like Elvis, this Brooklyner is not without sex appeal - and neither he's afraid to talk about the ladies. In promotion of this album, he’ll be touring Europe in May, and will hopefully be back for a show in NYC in the summer. - Corinne Bagish