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Invictus Picks -- The Bitch Brothers - Son of the 70's


The Deli -- New England is happy to announce a new installment by local scenester, booker and tour manager, Danielle Freudenthal called Invictus Pics. Danielle will choose her favorite songs, shows or bands at the moment that she finds striking and will share with the Deli on a weekly basis. First up,The Bitch Brothers out of Worcester. -- MC

the bitch brothers

The Bitch Brothers are my homies from Worcester, the three-piece frenzied, frantic live show is worth the trek from Boston to Worcester to catch them in their element at the gritty Hotel Vernon or some DIY space like the Firehouse. As they describe themselves: "Essentially, the b.bro's are just three dudes working the night shift to make a sound that is new yet still heavily influenced by the artists we love. Following the ethos laid before us by bands like Fugazi, Minutemen and Can. We jam econo, doing just about everything ourselves (writing, recording, booking & merchandise)."

Check out their track "Son of the 70s": 

-- Danielle Freudenthal



Aimee Mann, Lori McKenna & Special Guests to play benefit show for drummer John Sands on 1/21/11, at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Once again the kindness, generosity and incomparable sense of community that defines the unique Boston music scene comes together to support a dear friend and drummer, John Sands, who in November suffered a terrible heart attack. He is expected to recover, but the recovery is going to be long and arduous and the medical bills are building up.

Two legendary Boston musicians, Aimee Mann and Lori McKenna (also two artists Sands has played with) will be preforming during a very special benefit show for his family at the Paradise on 1/21. Other performers and special guests will be announced later. There will also be a silent auction. More info on that at the bottom of this post.

“John’s family and friends are touched by the love and support they’ve received from the community during this very difficult time,” said local bassist and longtime Sands friend Richard Gates, who has spearheaded benefit efforts. “John faces a tough road ahead, but I can’t think of a better way to help him and celebrate him on his way to recovery than with a benefit show featuring a lineup of some of his favorite artists and collaborators. He’s a passionate about the artists he accompanies, and he’s a musician’s musician. Plus, he’d be the first guy to pass the hat for anyone else in need, so we’re happy to help do exactly that for him.”

Tickets are $40 and are available via Ticketmaster, and the Paradise Rock Club box office. Concert organizers are looking for additional items for the silent auction. Anyone wanting to donate items can contact concert organizers at teamhuggybear@gmail.com. Information on how to make individual or corporate donations to the John Sands Care Fund is also available at: http://www.teamhuggy.com

--Meghan Chiampa

The Lights Out release new album "Primetime" New Year's Eve @ Church!


One of the most hardest working Boston bands, The Lights Out, are releasing Primetime (produced by Benny Grotto Boston Music Awarded best producer in 2010), their self proclaimed “best album of their lives” on New Year's Eve (album to be officially released at midnight) at Church on 69 Kilmarnock Street in Boston. The release party is sure to be one of the best nights in Boston music the end of 2010 will see. Primetime is a concept album that speaks to many about what the reality is of being in a band. It also touches upon what their motivations are for doing what they do, and how it affects the people around them. In addition to a great show, the guys in The Lights Out also have their tricked-out 2000 Dodge Ram “///PRIMETIME///” van for sale here. If interested please send an email with what you'd like your dream tour van to come equipped with to tim@thelightsout.com. The music starts at 9pm with the female punk trio Apple Betty, and white wigged Boston rock veterans The Upper Crust close out the night and help bring in the New Year at 11:30pm.

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-- Matt Lambert

First Deli Showcase! 1/9 @ Precinct! -- Alchemilla, Lesser Knowns, Dan Blakeslee


Get ready to rock your face off. The Deli is pleased to present the first show of a January residency at Precinct in Union Sq. Precinct is an awesome venue. Big bar in the front so you can catch the score of the game between sets. It's got a funky vibe, used to be the police station and who hasn't ever wanted to drink a beer in a police station. The staff is nice and the food is delish.

Heavy sound with classic-rock roots, female vocalist fronted Alchemilla will be starting off the show with some new tunes, I hear. Lesser Knowns are from New Bedford. They are dance-worthy, and contain strong hints of old school Buddy Holly rock 'n' roll and Weezer. You can download their most recent album here. Dan Blakeslee is a multi-faceted artist with a soulful and snowy voice and powerful lyrics. 


Lesser Knowns

Dan Blakeslee  

Doors are at 8pm -- cover is 7 bux 21+ 

-- The Deli Staff


The Deli's site has a new look! Hit Shift+Refresh on your browser

Deli-ers, Deli-ettes, and Deli-animals,

We took the opportunity of the slow(er) holiday season to redesign our website, but if you are a regular, to see the new version you should hit the Refresh button on your browser while holding the Shift key - this will get rid of all the old cached images. You can also click here to refresh the page. Hope you likey! Happy Holidays!

The Deli's Staff


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