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Pizzafest III showcases many NYC surf, punk and garage bands - June 23-25

As you may have noticed The Deli likes to organize music by genre - there are just too many darn bands these days, and we decided that genres are our friends in organizing this scene's output - besides, regular Delis do that with food too, separating cheeses from meats from canned goods, so... maybe there's a reason for that!). That's why we are happy to promote a mini-fest like Pizzafest III, scheduled in three Bushwick venues from June 23rd to June 25th, that's laser focused on surf, punk and garage rock. The event is organized by local label King Pizza Records, more info about the three shows can be found here. Check out below the playlist featuring all the NYC artists performing at this event!

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Catch Lady Pills at O'Brien's Pub ahead of the release of their debut LP "Despite"

Based off the lead single "Irrelevant" (streaming) it would appear that Boston band Lady Pills is transitioning to a more aggressive rock sound for their upcoming debut album Despite, scheduled for a July release. The deviating guitar patterns, refined percussion, heavy vocals and everything else that made their past releases enjoyable are still there, but on their newest release everything is kicked up a notch. The dynamic shifts are bolder, the rhythm section more prominent and the lyrics more intense. Regardless of whether this transformation will be seen throughout the LP or just on this track, it is encouraging to see the three-piece girl band experiment with their sound in convincing ways. You can check out Lady Pills' new music at O'Brien's Pub on 6/14. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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Royal Young play dba256 on 6.18

Royal Young are a rock outfit with a slight blues flair, taking from the vestiges of the past and incorporating the present on their own terms. Led by Sierra Neal's raspy vocal delivery, the quartet exhibits a very assured technicality that's accented with just a tinge of punk ruggedness, a quality that complements those moments when they really like to let loose. 

The band recently unveiled their first EP, which is currently available through their official soundcloud page. You can also catch them at dba256 Gallery & Wine Bar in Pomona on June 18.

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Boston' Rachel Hael to bring diverse Americana sound to O'Brien's Pub on 7/7 and 7/14

Boston singer-songwriter Rachel Hael seems to be capable of performing every type of music associated with the super-genre that is Americana. Throughout her repertoire she's comfortably gone back and forth between upbeat country jams to folk elegies, hitting every stop in between. Just because her music has a large breadth, however, doesn't mean she sacrifices any emotional depth. On the contrary, Hael posesses the rare quality of being able to inject her vocals with whatever emotional tone the track posesses. Her voice drips sultriness on singles like "Say my Name" and overflows with melancholy on others like "More Like 'Painsville.' The simple but tasteful instrumentation and occasional backup vocals give her sound a nice well-rounded fullness. With two EPs to her name, we're excited to see what Hael and co. could do on a full length, bur for now you can catch her at O'Brien's Pub on both 7/7 and 7/14. Check out upbeat folk-pop track "So Far No Good," streaming below. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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Power poppers Tancred end tour with Speedy Ortiz + play the Great Scott on 6/22

The sound of Tancred, solo project of 'Now, Now' guitarist Jess Abbott, hits a nice grey area between punk and power pop. Abbot's striking vocals and guitar work definitely get the blood pumping, but the band behind her doesn't miss a beat, integrating the songwriting through skillful and at times subtle dynamic shifts that underline the songs' tension and release sequence. Rounding out the band's aeshtetic, Abbot's lyrics are often incisive and contemplative, and give the music nice emotional and intellectual qualities.  Their latest project 'Out of the Garden' shows a developed, refined sound, and we're surprised they slipped through the cracks of this blog's coverage.  The band is about to wrap up a US tour with Speedy Ortiz, and will perform next at Great Scott on 6/22. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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