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Earl Greyhound release new video and tour for 2 months with OK Go

It's a mystery to us how true rockers Earl Greyhound haven't been playing arenas after releasing the soul ripping single 'SOS' back in 2007. Sometimes things take longer than expected, but the trio is back with a new album, a new single and a 2 month tour with OK Go that is surely bound to raise their profile.



No Wave's Golden Palomino reunite! Live at Le Poisson Rouge 05.07

The "No Wave" movement was a seminal, mostly NYC based avant garde musical phenomenon from the late 70's and early 80's devoted to sonic nihilism, i.e. lack of structure, lack of melodies, and interest for noise, atonal textures and repetitive rhythms. From this point of view, it can be seen as an important link in NYC's traditional interest for noise applied to, following Lou Reed's experience with the Velvet Underground and Metal Machine Music and preceding Sonic Youth's noise rock saga. The No Wave movement was rather short lived and had its peak with the release of a Brian Eno curated "No New York" compilation album in 1978. Many of the current avant-garde NYC heroes began their career in one of those no wave bands, including John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, and Bill Laswell amongst others. Brainchild of New York drummer/producer Anton Fier (in the picture), The Golden Palominos are one of the original No Wave bands. After more than two decades they are reuniting to perform live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Friday May 7th. The show will feature the “Syd Straw era” Palominos, which spanned the years 1985-1987, during which time the band recorded the albums Visions of Excess and Blast of Silence. The lineup includes some other NYC stalwarts like Jim Campilongo and Tony Maimone. Don't miss this show!


Surprise Me Mr. Davis is a band and plays Union Hall on 04.16

Surprise Me Mr. Davis is a is an electric-folk band consisting of virginia based folksinger Nathan Moore, the members of NYC/Providence/Montreal avant-rock band The Slip and pianist Marco Benevento. They formed in 2003 in Boston while Moore was visiting The Slip at their apartment and the blizzard of 2003 hit. They were snowed in at the Barr brothers Mission Hill home for five days with a brand new stereo microphone and computer. This storm was the catalyst for a home recording session that cemented the collaboration. Since then, the four musicians have been keeping up with the tradition of meeting before blizzards, hurricanes or other natural disasters that force them in the company of each other and their instruments, as confirmed by the fact that some news channels are reporting that the Icelandic vulcanic ash cloud will hit Brooklyn exactly during the band's performance at Union Pool on 04.16.


Best of NYC #60: Acrylics

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record sotre personnel and DJs). Many of the bands in this list will play The Deli's Best of NYC Fest in Williamsburg in May (6 shows in 3 different venues between the 13 and the 15).

Close your eyes, find a soft piece of grass, be still for a moment, and let the Acrylics EP “All The Fire” saturate your ears and your mind. In doing this, you’ll truly be able to appreciate the distant vocals, innovative rock, and smooth transitions between melodies all captured in each individual track. The best part of this album is that no song plays the same way from start to finish. The Acrylics have done a fantastic job of throwing in musical subtleties to keep your attention, particularly in “Avenue I,” where the shifts from acoustic guitar to transient pop flow perfectly. You will love this album for the visual effects of its lyrical metaphors and it’s beautiful harmonies within the uniquely talented quintet. -CM


Automatic Children release LP, play Parkside Lounge on 04.16

Released April 8, "New is Beautiful" is the new album by NYC's Automatic Children. The band is gearing up for a series of shows in NYC through May. The first of the bunch will be at Parkside Lounge on April 16, followed by a live performance at Best Buy on May 14, and the official record release show at the Studio@ Webster Hall on May 21 (8pm). The band will then make a few trips out of town to promote the record and their current radio campaign. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).



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