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Tutu & The Pirates and DA

You have to love what Brooklyn’s Factory 25 is doing to preserve the historical archives of music. This is especially valuable for us in Chicago when they present a project like the DVD they released last Fall, You Weren't There A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984. The documentary was fascinating and hopefully exposed many of you to a side of Chicago music that you may had not been that familiar with. Two of the bands featured in the documentary were Tutu & The Pirates and DA. Next month (April 17th), Factory 25 will be releasing two albums of music by these bands and in turn exposing a whole new generation of punk fans to their sounds. Tutu & The Pirates, Chicago's first anti-lectual sub-urban insult rock band and perhaps even its first punk band finally gets its due in their first 17-track LP compilation of demos (from '77/'78), practice tapes and live material (from '78). They quickly became the go-to opening band when acts like The Ramones and The Pretenders came to town. DA came along a few years later and played a part in Chicago’s post-punk scene. The label will be re-releasing DA’s album “Exclamation Point”. If you preorder this album you will get the Original Pressing of the "Dark Rooms" 7”.

These are both exciting releases for punk rock fans, music historians, and Chicago music in general.


Chicago Roots Collective @ Subt

Man, it is videos like this one that could put me out of a job! Kidding aside, The Chicago Roots Collective is doing an outstanding job promoting, encouraging, and supporting each and they are hosting an event this Friday at Subterranean. It features four great Chicago bands, Miranda Rae, Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts, Derek Nelson & The Musicians, and The Shams Band. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.


Two Deli Sponsoerd parties at SXSW

Hey discerning eared people,

The Deli this year will sponsor two parties during SXSW:


The Music Tech Mashup Showcase is a two day/three stages event during SXSW's transition from Interactive Week to Music Week. Featuring a ton of great bands, brands, and emerging new technologies, the Mashup party celebrates the opportunities presented through the convergence of these industries.  Hosted by Shinobi Ninja and Coast to Coast Models & Events and presented by GreenShoeLace, HunnyPot, The Deli Mag and Planet Ill, this showcase will assemble the movers and shakers of these converging fields.

Artist shortlist: Shinobi Ninja, Vaxhaul Broadcast, McAlister Drive, Bamboo Shoots.




The Deli Magazine NY and CitizenMusic have teamed up to bring some of the best Alt Rock bands from New York to Austin for South By Southwest 2010! "NYC in ATX" will take place on Thursday, March 18, at Hyde Park Bar and Grill (South Location).

Music will begin prompty at 6pm!

Here's the kick-ass line up! 6.00: Blackbells
6:50: New Madrid
7:40: The Shake
8:30: Deadbeat Darling
9.20: Black Taxi

And, to make it rock even harder, it's FREE and ALL AGES. So, if you're heading down to SXSW or if you're already in Austin, come experience some of the greatest rock n roll, and best french fries [so we've been told] New York City has to offer!




Maps & Atlases Signs with Barsuk

Yesterday Maps and Atlases announced that they had signed with Barsuk Records and will release their debut album this summer. Barsuk is currently home to bands like Ra Ra Riot, David Bazan, Mates of State and many more. This announcement was timed perfectly and will surely be buzzing around SXSW next week while they play their six different showcases.


Claychella 2010 @ Lincoln Hall

Are you looking for something to do this Saturday? Do you love to dance and listen to the best in Chicago hip hop? Lincoln Hall is home to this year’s Claychella event and the line-up is insane and the event, taking place tomorrow March 13th, is free between Noon and 10pm and only $5 from 10pm to 2am. Featuring Flosstradamus, Hood Internet, Million $ Mano, Hollywood Holt, Mic Terror, and so many more top acts. Sponsored by Everyone Is Famous this event promises to be action-packed and a lot of fun.

One of my favorite acts appearing at Claychella is Moneypenny. Don’t miss their SXSW mixtape download it at their myspace page.


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