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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


Deep Heaven Now VI --- Friday, Oct. 19 & Saturday, Oct. 20

The Fall 2012 edition of Deep Heaven Now has been announced and will take place Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 in Somerville's Union Square. Coordinated by Jinsen Liu (28 Degrees Taurus, pictured above), DHN showcases the best in the current psych rock, ambient and shoegaze scenes from around the country. With this, the sixth installment, highlights include Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Ringo Deathstarr (TX), and Foreign Resort (from Denmark) on night 1. The second night brings Gosepl Gossip from Minneapolis, Stargazer Lilies (members of Soundpool) from NYC and Glowfriends from Kalamazoo, MI.--The Deli Staff

A full list of links to the bands can be found by clicking here.

Day 1: Friday, October 19
stage 1 - Precinct________________stage 2 - PA's Lounge
1230am - Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders_12am- Ringo Deathstarr (TX)
1130pm - Brujas Del Sol (OH)____11pm- Boom Said Thunder!
1030pm - Sleep Studies_________10pm - Brief Candles (WI)
930pm - The Foreign Resort (EU)_9pm- Dead Leaf Echo (NY)
830pm - Amber Spyglass_______8pm - Fishing the Sky

Day 2: Satuday, October 20
stage 1: - Precinct________________stage 2 - PA's Lounge
12pm - 28 Degrees Taurus___1130pm - Ghost Box Orchestra
11pm - Gospel Gossip (MN)___1030pm - Hadoken
10pm - Stargazer Lilies (NY)____930pm - Love Culture (OH)
9pm - (members of Autochrome))__830pm - Glowfriends (MI)
8pm - Young Boys (NY)__________730pm - Parachuter
7pm - Moontowers________630pm - Double Awake
6pm - The Vandelles (NY)___530pm - Last Builders of Empire
5pm - Jungle Fires__________430pm -TBA
4pm - Harborlights
3pm - The Freeways
2pm - TBA


Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 out Sept. 22 on Good Sponge Records

Once dubbed 'America's best unsigned band' by CMJ, New London, CT's The Reducers spent much of their 34-year career skirting the edges of wider mainstream popularity. A brand-new international compilation, Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 (Good Sponge Records), coming Sept. 22, features 24 tracks that pay sound tribute to the band's longstanding musical legacy.

Formed in 1978, The Reducers released three very well-received power pop "pub rock" records that propelled them to the national spotlight, where they found themselves touring the country opening for bands like The Ramones and The Replacements. Together for 34 years, the Reducers' long run ended earlier this year with the death of bass player Steve Kaika, who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Rave On features tracks performed by bands and artists touched by the The Reducers' music. Some tracks are reverent, almost note-for-note covers (particular care is paid to bassist Kaika's renown "lead bass" lines), others are re-imagined in ways that showcase the timeless impact of the band's songwriting. 

There will be a CD release party for the album on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Rose Barn in Waterford, CT. The Oneill's Rose Barn was the first venue the Reducers played together as a band in June of 1978. The CD release party will feature live performances. Doors open at 6:30pm. The show runs from 7:00-11:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $10, and CDs will be available for purchase. All profits from the event and CD sales will benefit the immediate family of Steve Kaika, who continue to work through medical bills and other challenges incurred during Kaika's illness. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.--The Deli Staff

Frigate -- Boys Will Be Boys by chrisface

Track Listing:

1. Let's Go - The Rattlers
2. Life In The Neighborhood - The Backstabbers
3. Better Homes And Gardens - Heap
4. Boys Will Be Boys - Frigate
5. San Antone - Rockbottom
6. Fashion Of The Times - The Manchurians
7. Nothing Cool - Paul Brockett Roadshow
8. No Ambition - The Gimmies
9. Company Man - Dave Rave & Lauren Agnelli
10. Out Of Step - Fran Fried w/The Backstabbers
11. Fistfight at the Beach - The Del Crandalls
12. Black Plastic Shoes - The Dogmatics
13. Rocks - P.C.2. (a.k.a. Paychannel)
14. Real Gone - Missy Roback
15. My Problem - The Rivergods
16. Sound Of Breaking Down - Birdfeeder
17. Don't You Wanna - Tim Lee 3
18. Yeah Yeah - Big Fat Combo
19. Meltdown - Firestarter
20. All About You - Matt Gouette
21. Avoidance Factor - The Clothespins
22. Scared of Cops - Frantic Stuffs
23. Closing Time - Blonde Furniture
24. Endless Bummer - Male Curriers


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