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PPALMM tape release party at Middle East Upstairs on 3/27, with Toro Y Moi, the Ruby Suns and Cate Le Bon

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When Neon Indian bailed on Boston’s Together Fest, PPALMM got bumped onto an already fantastic Great Scott’s bill with the likes of Das Racist and locals Southern Belle, Mystery Roar, and DJ Die Young. PPALMM, aka Paul J. Morse, serves up danceable, droney Blade Runner beats in sets that are each, “…meant to be presented as new aural textures, distinctly different from the last,” according to their myspace page. His latest release Cal-Aesthetics will be debuted (on tape) alongside a stellar lineup including Cate Le Bon, the Ruby Suns and your favorite R&B/disco chillwaver Toro Y Moi. Find out what’s new with PPALMM at the Middle East Upstairs this Saturday the 27th.

--Mike Gutierrez

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Interview with Christoph Krey of McAlister Drive

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Christoph Krey is the mastermind behind the Boston indie-rock sensation McAlister Drive. Recently they rocked SXSW and are preparing to release a new EP on April 1st. On Thursday they are saying good-bye to three members of the band with a farewell show at the Lizard Lounge on Thursday the 25th. Tickets are only 5 dollars. '

Deli: You’ve worked a lot with Mark Kaye of Hear Now Live, what do you think about what he has been doing [for the Boston music scene]?

Christoph Krey: He’s a really good guy. He’s really got a unique, strong vision with Hear Now Live. I think what he is trying to do is bring the best bands he can find, bring them to a smaller venue and make them discovered through his resources. He’s also the type of person who knows a lot of people and you wouldn’t think so. So he [has the means] to support a band on any level. He’s seen us and helped us on many levels.

Read the full interview HERE

--Interview by Meghan Chiampa

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Interview with Jakob Battick

Jakob Battick & Friends won last month's Deli band of the month, and for very good reaon. The young artist along with his rotating cast of musicians are sonically pushing things in their hometown of Portland in the most delicately poweful way possible. Jakob mixes folk and atmospheric elements in the style of Current 93, but brings a unique and more diverse edge to the stage that carves their sound out to stand wholly on it's own.

Jakob is releasing a new EP at the end of the month, Heavy the Mountains, Heavy the Seas, and has even bigger things planned for the outfit.

The Deli: How and when did you get your start and what does the "Friends" in your name refer to?
Jakob Battick: I started playing music at the same time that I started recording. I would craft these song cycles of loner folk on an old four-track tape machine, like soundtracks for little strange cartoon worlds, and give them to my friends. I remember banging on dollar store cutlery in my garage to make drum tracks. From there, I passed through loud fuzzed-out noise rock things to slow and wilted dreamfolk things. I formed bands, 1800s Sea Monster & Swollen Spring Violets & Mt. Moon. Somewhere along the line I decided to use my own name, but added "& Friends" to pay honor to the loose...

Read the whole interview Here.

--Interview by Will Ryan

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SXSW day 5 - some of the best Austin Bands

The final day of SXSW 2010 moved in slow motion. Indescribably exhausted, I meandered through a more suburban part of town to Domy Books for the “What by Whatever Day Party.” In the backyard, the sunshine beamed down on a wooden stage that bounced with ever band, beginning with The Eastern Sea (bottom picture), a folksy seven-piece from Austin. Following them were fellow Austinites, The Frontier Brothers, whose vibrant energy radiated and awakened me from my zombie state. Last but not least, The Bright Light Social Hour (top picture) substantiated their recent award from the Austin Chronicle for the “Best Indie Band” (They should also win “Funniest Band.”), closing my SXSW on a high note. Final thought about SXSW 2010: fantastic event, great experience, I only wish venues in Austin were bigger: I had a great schedule planned out but I was unable to get into a lot of shows even with a wristband because they were too crowded... I guess everyone had the same bands in mind! - Meijin Bruttomesso





SXSW day 4: She and Him, SVIIB, Andrew W.K., Steve Conte + more

The penultimate day of SXSW took a turn for the frigid, making the festival challenging to endure. Bright and early, I froze in a two-block long line for “Mr. and Mrs. T and Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival” at Stubb’s BBQ where Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth (NYC, bottom picture), School of Seven Bells (NYC), Andrew W.K (NYC), Street Sweeper Social Club (LA), Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, She and Him (Portland, top picture), and many more hit backyard and indoor stages. Miniature pulled-pork “sammies” and chicken quesadillas were almost unattainable, but a lucky taste test of the hearty h'ordeuvres satiated me for a short shopping spree at the American Apparel Flea Market and evening events. I caught a glimpse of The Cringe at The Texas Rockfest outdoor stage, and later, a full list of trios including New Madrid (NYC), at Mugshots Bar. The day’s highlight was an unforeseen recording session on the Lifestream AOL bus with Black Taxi, who astonished all aboard with their infectious songs and instrumental resourcefulness. - Meijin Bruttomesso

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