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Squidhouse of Horror Halloween Show -- Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys + special guests @ BMH

This Halloween, Boston's own Walter Sickert brings you the Squidhouse of Horror -- a night of masquerade music and mayhem at Brighton Music Hall.

Hosted by Johnny Blazes- a vaudeville performer notorious throughout the US for combining glitter with sophistication, clowning with drag, and burlesque.

Starring:
XNY - The Brooklyn based rock duo is making a special trip up to their old stompin' grounds for a Halloween extravaganza full of tricks and treats.

Darling Pet Munkee (CD Release) - Releasing their second EP,  _You Better Believe It!_, the night of the show.

Moe Pope - Brings abstract prose and pure adrenalin-fueled-angst to the stage, he's the treat to lure you into the trick.

Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys - Always full of deceptive, dexterous, ingenious feats of musical mayhem, special surprises abound including covers you've been clamoring for, and a special preview of their new album Soft Time Traveler.

Interstitial burlesque performances to some of your favorite creepy hits by the Bunny Collaborative.

Wednesday, October 31, Brighton Music Hall
Doors 8 PM; Show 9 PM; 18+
Advance Box Office Price $15
Halloween Night!

Click here to RSVP and click here to buy tickets in advance.

--The Deli Staff


Deli CMJ Shows 2012: Young Magic, Wildlife Control. EndAnd, Foxygen, Snowmine, Hundred Waters, Dynasty Electric, You Bred Raptors? + a TON MORE!!

 

We can finally announce The Deli's CMJ 2012 shows! All the links to the bands' music profiles are here. We booked 82 bands!!!

The Deli's Staff


Mean Creek Release New Music Video; Support Counting Crows on Fall Tour

Boston-based rock quartet Mean Creek are excited to announce the release of the music video for their new single, "Young & Wild". Directed by P. Nick Curran of Loroto Productions, the video for "Young & Wild" captures the innocence, the excitement and the carefree joy of youthful moments reflected in the song's message.

In addition to the release of the video, Mean Creek recently announced their November tour of the U.S. supporting Counting Crows. Marking the band's second stint with Counting Crows, the tour will begin on Tuesday, October 23 in Port Chester, NY, at The Capitol Theatre and will take in 14 evenings across the U.S., culminating in an appearance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, November 24. Prior to the tour, the band will be performing as part of this year's CMJ Music Marathon from October 16-19.

Mean Creek will be playing in Boston, MA on October 11 at Brighton Music Hall. The show is the official release of Youth Companion.


Q&A with The Deli's Band of the Month: Hey Ice Machine

Deli NE: How did the band start?

Hey Ice Machine: All the members of the band have been playing in the local Boston music scene for a long time in some pretty great bands (Fuzzy, Frank Smith, Mittens, Come, Muy Cansado, Thalia Zedek, Consonant, etc.). We decided to get together and jam and write some songs. We kept it relaxed and really had no expectations other than to hang out and play music. In the end we wrote a lot of great songs and decided to put out an album.

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Q&A with the deli's Band of the Month: Hey Ice Machine
by Chrissy Prisco

Deli NE: How did the band start?

Hey Ice Machine: All the members of the band have been playing in the local Boston music scene for a long time in some pretty great bands (Fuzzy, Frank Smith, Mittens, Come, Muy Cansado, Thalia Zedek, Consonant, etc.). We decided to get together and jam and write some songs. We kept it relaxed and really had no expectations other than to hang out and play music. In the end we wrote a lot of great songs and decided to put out an album.

Deli NE: Where did the band name, Hey Ice Machine, come from?

HIM: 

“Hey Ice Machine” came from lyrics from a Minutemen song.

Deli NE: What are your biggest musical influences?

HIM: 
Biggest musical influences just to name a few: Rolling Stones, The Band, Built To Spill, The Walkmen, Television, The Louvin Brothers, Charles Mingus, The Remains, etc.

Deli NE: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?


HIM: Currently we are listening to: Don Cherry, OV Wright, Dinosaur Jr., Alice Coltrane, The Wipers, Al Green, Bill Callahan, etc.

Deli NE: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?


HIM: First Concert: J. Geils Band, Allman brothers; first Album: Rock and Roll Over by Kiss, Licensed To Ill by The Beastie Boys.

Deli NE: What do you love about New England’s music scene?

HIM: The best thing about the New England music scene is the camaraderie between the bands as well as the music resources i.e. local radio, music publications and venues. There is also a good amount of respect and appreciation between musicians in New England and it creates a great environment in which to be creative.

Deli NE: What would you like to see change in the local music scene?

HIM: The local music scene is always evolving so it’s hard to pinpoint areas that need change. It’s a frustrating business with so much competition, so you roll with the punches and just enjoy the fact that you get to play music with good friends.

Deli NE: What are your plans for the upcoming year?

HIM: This past year has been pretty busy for us so we would like to keep the momentum going. Looking forward to touring at the beginning of next year (2013).

Deli NE: What was your most memorable live show?

HIM: Most memorable live shows for us would be: Otis Clay opening for Ann Peebles, Steely Dan, John Fogerty,

Deli NE: Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?


HIM: I don’t think we could narrow down any one person who has been more supportive than others. Our friends, fans, family, peers have all been great and continue to help us grow as musicians.

Deli NE: Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why?

HIM: A lot of our equipment has been with us for many years so just like anything else it’s always an uncomfortable feeling when a situation arises and you can’t use it.

Deli NE: Why do you read The Deli?

HIM: The Deli is one of the great resources that we mentioned above that is out to help local musicians. There is so much local music all over the country and The Deli brings some organization to it. You help so many bands get their music out there in addition to connecting musicians with each other. We can’t say enough nice things about it!

 
 

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Interview with M.H. &
 His Orchestra

- by Dawn Reed


How did the band start?

 

Max Holiday: Well- this is a two part answer, I suppose, if you've been to a live show you know I talk about the train quite a bit but few people know that the band was functioning well on it's own before I entered the scene. Lucy (LaCoeur: clarinet, glockenspiel, ukulele & voice) spent most of her life on trains with her family and the backing band that plays with us live was once hers- she did song and dance numbers entertaining train-goers. I was just embellishing a romantic folly, still writing songs but nothing spectacular when I came aboard and met the troop- after a few vials of rakia they convinced me to play them a song of mine and I suppose I convinced them. It's a real love-at-first-sight tear jerker, this band. "The Orchestra" on record was an assortment of players that either I or the other members knew from band or orchestras they'd played in before.

What are your biggest musical influences?

When I was a kid, "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin was my favorite song. I also grew up listening to a lot of hip-hop. It's where those meet in the middle. The texture of a beat and a sampled orchestra is one of my favorite soundscapes but I never knew how to sample- so creating my own orchestral arrangements was the instinctual step. I grew up in Patsy Cline's backyard so old country music is another sound that speaks to my heart-strings. It's all about the place that the music puts me, if I can imagine the complete tableau then I enjoy it. I suppose the traditional thing to do here would be to list- but I'd go on for ages and it'd be unfair for me to speak on the players' behalf because each composer comes from a different background. 

What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

Goran Bregović, various Flamenco artists, Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Lee Hazelwood, Scott Walker, Tom Waits, Klezmer Pioneers 1908-1952. I'm clearly not up to date! We've befriended a few local bands, Nevin Kight, Derek Zuk, Hoop Dreams, Mirror Kisses, Ugly Thrash Demon.

What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

I count my first musical experience, while not a proper concert, as a klezmer band I saw on the street as a kid. I was walking with my   family and forced them to stop walking and watch their entire performance. Big billowy beards, wool coats, violins, clarinets, giant brassy horns- all the things a child dreams of. I honestly can't remember my first record- it was probably hip-hop.

What do you love about DC's music scene?

You can go anywhere and see the best jazz band you've ever seen in your life. 

What would you like to see change in the local music scene?

Interest. It's what I'd like to see in almost every music scene. Audiences that are as much a part of the show as the band. I think everyone in D.C. is so effete by the end of the work week they just want to be social on weekends- most people who are cramming in the 9:30 club are suburban kids. D.C. is one of the most interesting cities in the country- the music scene should reflect that but I'm worried there is a loss of spirit. Spirits up D.C., no matter what you are told, arts and entertainment are not expendable.

What are your plans for the upcoming year?

What a notion! It's easy for plans to fall idle but we hope to have made some waves by then. We're still looking to get signed and bring people to our shows. Our plans are to entertain the world.

What was your most memorable live show?

Belgrade.

Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?

Alex Economu, FOH Engineer at Monterrat House & Thievery Corporation sound-man & Maya Renfro who helped with all of our graphic design & merchandise. 

Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why?

I don't think we could live without any part of the ensemble. Every instrument, every touch, every player contributes a uniqueness to the vernacular of M.H. & His Orchestra in a way that's irreplaceable.

 

 

 

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Tall Heights EP Release at Lizard Lounge -- Tuesday, Sept. 25

Boston-based folk rock act Tall Heights will be winding up a month-long Tuesday night residency at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on September 25th. With captivating vocal harmonies that drive along a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar, Tall Heights create an expansive and encompassing sound for just two people. The act is celebrating the release of their new EP, The Running of the Bulls. --The Deli Staff

Tuesday, September 25th
Tall Heights (residency and EP release)-- w/ special guests
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
8:30 pm / 9 pm / $10
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/267582


Will Dailey and Audrey Ryan to Play Two Shows Together -- Saturday, September 22 at Club Passim

Two of Boston’s finest singer songwriters team up for two shows on Saturday, September 22 at the famed Club Passim in Cambridge. Will Dailey and Audrey Ryan, both known for their songwriting, independent spirit and pavement pounding tactics, first discovered their voices complimented each other when they toured together in the winter of 2011. They have since played various shows together and started recording for a side project that expands further on their solo careers. Event details are below. If you don't live in Boston but want to watch the show live on your computer you can pay $3 and see it at: www.concertwindow.com. Watch the video below of Dailey and Ryan's cover of "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel. --Chrissy Prisco

Saturday, September 22 -- First show @ 7 pm, Second show @ 9:30 pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA
www.clubpassim.org -- Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 day of show


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