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Hey Mama GRAND FINALE tour dates

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(Avi Salloway and Celia Woodsmith) are wrapping up their folk roots rock project Hey Mama and will be persuing some really great projects. Salloway will be traveling to the Middle East to study music and work with a peace program and Woodsmith will be studying for a career in health services and women’s empowerment. AWESOME! In the meantime they will be giving their fans one last taste of their unique musical experience. Get out your washboards and flannel.

11.13 – Lebanon, NH – LEBANON OPERA HOUSE

11.18 – Brunswick, ME – BOWDOIN COLLEGE

11.19 – Portsmouth, NH – THE PRESS ROOM

12.2 – New York, NY – THE BITTER END

12.3 – Falmouth, MA – GRUMPY’S

12.4 – Northampton, MA – PEARL STREET BALLROOM

12.9 – S. Burlington, VT – HIGHER GROUND


12.16 – Newmarktet, NH – THE STONE CHURCH

12.17 – Kennebunkport, ME – NEVERDUN FARM


-- The Deli Staff


Fake Babies -- "Sophisticated Thighs"

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I've always taken as given that we'll all eventually wake up in a post-apocalyptic dystopia not unlike Terry Gilliam's Brazil. In that particular nightmare scenario, huge loudspeakers on rusted towers blast Fake Babies in all directions. Maybe it's a society-wide kneejerk reaction to bubblegum pop that the post-industrial electronic sludge peddled by Fake Babies was voted best new music in Connecticut by The Boston Phoenix, or maybe we're all just doing more drugs than we used to. In either case, these guys are gonna be huge. Fake Babies began as a duo in 2007 with Justin Roberts and Robert Nuzzello Jr. The group has since expanded to include Gary Velush and Jay Sirianni, and is now signed to New Haven's Safety Meeting Records, who will be releasing Fake Babies' debut LP We Started Blues on February 18th, 2010.

Just as miners in rural Kentucky wrote mountain ballads to express the trials of their time, Fake Babies convey the full extent of New Haven's battle with urban poverty, crime (a national study ranked it the 18th most dangerous city in the country), and commercial blight through a brand of electronic creation that's marked by a tendency towards improvisation and open experimentation. While I've heard them compared to witchhouse/rapegaze hoodlums Salem (and this is true in so much as both bands share a certain gritty aesthetic), Fake Babies have real technical virtuosity and an overarching musicality that allows them to transcend the repetitious patterns that plague most electronic groups. Let's say I traveled back to 1968 and gave Can a laptop with Ableton and some midi controllers, then brought them back to 2010 New Haven and locked them in a room with nothing but the Devo box set--you'd pretty much get Fake Babies.

Intrigued? Can't wait until February to slip into the ooze? Like watching naked women rub themselves with animal blood? If yes, then Fake Babies' latest video "Sophisticated Thighs" is on the fast track to blow your mind: http://www.vimeo.com/8898362


-- Ben Heller of The Ampeater Review (ampeatermusic.com)


Hands and Knees - James Brown Died on Christmas Day

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I really like these songs. They are croony and Mid-Sixites rock/Early Rolling Stones-ish. 

Hands and Knees are putting out a Christmas 7" next week.  

"James Brown Died on Christmas Day" is the A side, and "The Biggest Snowflake" is the
B side.  See and listen to it here:


Shows for December:
Wednesday 12/1 at the Middlesex Lounge with Doomstar! and Magic Magic
Thursday 12/2 at the Sierra Grille in Northampton, with Whistejacket
and Tony the Bookie
Friday 12/3 at The 201 in Providence with Viva Viva and The Invisible Hours
Sat. 12/4 at the Cakeshop, Queers Beers and Rears dance party
Sat. 12/17 at the PA's Lounge Christmas Party

--The Deli Staff


Less Than a Week Left to Vote for the Boston Music Awards!


The Boston Music Awards are a big deal. Again, this year they are being held at the beautiful Liberty Hotel (used to be a jail, it's a really sweet hotel, worth it enough to check it out if you are into design) BUT this is about music. They will have live performances by DOM, Barry & The Remains, Jennie Dee & the Deelinquents, Mystery Roar, Kingsley Flood, Kon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and many others. In the meantime, VOTE! This is a democratic country (we think) so exercise your right!

Many acts featured in the Deli are up for awards, including Sodafrog,The Organ Beats, Jesse Dee, Club D'elf and the one and only, Tim Gearan.

Voting closes at 5:00PM on Monday November 29th. Winners will be announced December 5 at the Liberty Hotel.


And if you want to buy tickets to this event go here.


--The Deli Staff


Bloc 11 Cafe Year of Music Anniversary Special

Audrey Ryan

Bloc 11 Café is throwing their Year of Music Anniversary special. Known for their delicious food and amazing lattes, Bloc 11 Café is also proud to list themselves as live music venue every Wednesday and open mic host every Thursday. On Wednesday, December 1st, Bloc 11 is going all out to celebrate their year in music, with a new sound system, beer and wine, catered food, and an evening of performances by 7 talented musical acts.

One Happy Island will be playing their ukulele inspired Twee-pop, while the Kristen Ford Band delivers rock and reggae. Audrey Ryan will become her one-woman music machine. Kevin Byrne offers a folk-country-Irish blend, while Charlie Cover and Colin Kelly swing more towards Blues and Americana. Last but not least, Abbie Barrett will be doing her best wild-west saloon impression. 

Everyone loves birthdays. Help make Bloc 11’s one they’ll never forget.

Wednesday December 1st, 6:30pm-12am
Bloc 11 Café
11 Bow Street, Union Sq. Somerville
$8 All Ages

--Chrissy Prisco


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