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The Mellowells

The Mellowells Sparking a Fuse at Bourbon & Branch Dec. 8

The quartet of The Mellowells strikes the right balance of emotional investment and adventurous musicality. Reeling listeners in with reflecting narrative tales that send them slipping into a personal pocket while maintaining melodic momentum. They create space for an expression filled escape of instrumentation that releases pressure, shifting the point of view from observation to action, drawing through the mirror sentiment and then sparking a fuse that takes jogging grooves and transitions them into open-air sprints. Tonight, the satin-lined, soulful jazz of Seoul Delhi help set the table with Keppler as a starter. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $7-$10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


One Year Anniversary! at Lavender Town Sept. 5

Establishing and maintaining a space where like-minded people can express, perform, and absorb creativity is a complex/ tricky endeavor. DIY spaces are a vital component to a city's underground and independent music scene. However, these spaces are often short-lived. Tonight the 1-year anniversary of Lavender Town is commemorated with a lineup befitting of celebration including the jarring emotional alt-rock exploits of Mumblr and melodic indie rockers The Mellowells. Abi Reimold with a full band delivers her accustomed clash of musical weather currents, resulting in a beautiful yet turbulent storm. The outlaw hip hop of Cornelius The Third, the funky surf-rock concoction of New Brunswick’s Professor Caveman, the tempered charge of New York punks InCircles, and acoustic folk rocker Curtis Cooper help to ring in the beginning of year 2. Cheers! Lavender Town, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) 6:30pm, $3-$5, All Ages - Michael Colavita

The Deli Philly's Best of 2014 Fans'/Readers' Poll Results

Deli Readers,

The Deli Philly's Best of 2014 Fans'/Readers' Poll for local emerging artists is over - thanks to all those who casted their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees! 

Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include details about the points that our nominees accumulated from the jurors' and Deli writers' votes, and we'll crown The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Artist(s) of 2014.

Here are some tunes by the three top performers in this stage, and below are also the top 5 with links to each act's music.

1. Ben Kessler (pictured)


2. Those People


3. The Mellowells


Here's this poll's top 5 chart, full results can be found here

Ben Kessler 299
Those People 250
The Mellowells 172
Bondage & Discipline 145
Cave People 137



The Deli's Staff

New The Mellowells LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

After releasing an EP and a couple of very enjoyable singles, indie-rock quartet The Mellowells just dropped their first full-length album entitled Shindy. As the title hints, the LP is filled with uproarious tunes that celebrate the band's knack for writing uber-catchy sing-alongs. They'll be performing next in Philly on Friday, January 2, 2015 in The Balcony of The Troc for the Fireback Record showcase.


The Mellowells Providing a Natural Ease at Lavender Town Nov. 15

There’s a natural ease to The Mellowells, a gentle steady climb of sound piecing together a denser/stronger overall product along the way. So, when a song reaches the top looking down, you don’t realize how far you’ve traveled. That fluid, rolling energetic groove and vocals that have a stream of consciousness, spoken-diary/observation feel with just enough aches to squeeze into your house and a raw outpouring of instrumentation once the band reaches the pinnacle. Tonight, The Mellowells are a part of the birthday celebration at Lavender Town. Speaking of which, Mumblr has that manner of developing catchy pop-punk tunes that form around Nick Morrison’s versatile vocals and then explode with instrumental fervor. The show also features the emotive-lined rock of Clique and intentionally rough around the edges, single candle illuminated catharsis of Abi Reimold with its jagged cutting guitars and smooth but penetrating vocals. Lavender Town, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info),7pm, $3-$5, All Ages – Michael Colavita


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