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MMOSS Schedule Dates in Europe for Fall

 To say that MMOSS is a collective of extremely talented New Hampshire weirdos is simultaneously saying too much and not enough. With bits and pieces borrowed from the garage, psych, and drone, the threesome hasn't lacked in attention since their release i back in 2011, followed up by 2012's Only children. The latter brought their music to South by Southwest, Spin, and beyond, and they've upped the ante by scheduling a series of dates in the Netherlands, UK, and Belgium for September. Though we only have two full releases from them so far, MMOSS tends to release tracks when they feel like it-- in recent months we've heard a killer Everly Brothers cover, new original "Nothing Left", and whatever they feel like sampling while playing live. For an independent band, they certainly seem to have found that sweet spot that gives them a lot of buzz while still being free to do whatever they want and produce music in a barn, and we don't know where else you could find a sound quite like it.

--Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone)



Happy Jawbone Family Band Bringing Good Vibes to Massachusetts

Tastes the Broom, one of the latest offerings from Brattleboro, VT's Happy Jawbone Family band brings me back...and I mean way back. The record sounds like it came straight out of the 1960s and has an overall sound that most definitely must have come from a reel-to-reel recording. The main single, "Fistful of Butter," is full of dreamy reverb and laid-back harmonies that give it a unique Stones-meets-The Byrds feel. The band are coming through Massachusetts and New York this week and will be making a stop in Becket, MA on August 8 at Dreamaway Lodge. Check their Facebook page for updates about shows and other band news.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Shun Ng Featured in The Improper Bostonian

Former Berklee College of Music student and current local killin' it musician Shun Ng was recently featured as one of the ten Improper Bostonian local artists to watch, and stands out as one of the most interesting figures in the community. An acoustic guitarist by trade, Chicago-born Ng has embraced and conquered the New England scene with his acoustic flare and smooth vocals, most recently catching the attention of local publications with new track "Get On With It". Only in his early twenties, Ng studied and started his career in Singapore before moving to Boston, and has recently caught the attention of legendary producer (and daddy to Parks and Rec's Rashida) Quincy Jones. He can pluck the hell out of a Michael Jackson cover and write a hell of an original, and has also come into his own as a solo singer-songwriter, and his 2012 release "Funky Thumb Stuff" was well-received in New England.

Though he's still relatively new to the scene, it seems very nearly a promise that Shun Ng will become a staple in the community and an influence on the up-and-comers in the neighborhood. He's got the natural gift and cross-cultural influence to make something truly unique, and is already well on his way.


Barricades CD Release Show Set for August 25 at TT the Bear's

Released a mere week ago, Barricades’ new album, With Perfect Aim, displays the band’s talent for writing catchy pop-rock songs. Each track is incredibly tight--the rhythm section holding down each song with solid bass lines and well-timed drum fills. The vocals on this record are clear and crisp, with melodies that really grab your attention. My favorite track is "She's Got A Way", with its infectious guitar licks and a spacey lead during the choruses that makes them sound absolutely huge.

Barricades will be playing a CD release show on August 25 at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge. The Bridgebuilders, Emma Ate the Lion, and Night Mayor will be joining them as well. Doors at 7:30PM, $10 at the door, $8 at ticketweb, $5 at fullsceneahead.com/store/tickets. Proper ID required.


-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Submit to be considered for The Deli's CMJ shows!

Folks in bands,

The Deli is looking to book 3 or more artists based in the 12 scenes we cover (list here) for various shows we booked in the LES and Williamsburg during the CMJ Music Marathon.

This year's venue include Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey and Spike Hill.

To be considered, all you need to do is go HERE and fill out the form by August 18, 2013.

Good Luck!

The Deli's Staff


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