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The Districts Opening for White Denim at Union Transfer Feb. 27

I think, by now, the rise of The Districts has been well-documented on The Deli's site. If you still haven't taken a listen to our Philly Emerging Artist of 2013, then you really need to catch up and do it now. But I really think that the best way to experience them is live, which you can do tonight when their tour with Austin rockers White Denim rolls into Union Transfer. And if you plan on going to SXSW, you'll also be able to find them at numerous showcases this year as they wow the crowds with their youthful exuberance and wise-beyond-their-years songwriting. Before you do all this, check out our recent interview with The Districts' talented yet humble frontman Rob Grote HERE. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $15, All Ages (Photo by Caitlin McCann) - H.M. Kauffman


The David Mayfield Parade at Exit/In TONIGHT

While his talent and charisma are renown in their own right, David Mayfield might be more readily associated with The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, or little sister Jessica Lea Mayfield. Of his solo career, Mayfield has earned the title of “The Wild Man of Americana.” “Human Cannonball” from his second album “Good Man Down” unfolds from a soft folk number to a sweeping orchestral movement, with the story echoed in the way the fiddle winds its way through the song. The video is a seamless work of art, but probably only half as entertaining as catching Mayfield live. This Thursday promises to be a great night of music, between The David Mayfield Parade, Those Darlins and Shakey Graves, enhanced by the exclusive availability of Lagunitas’ Couch Trippin’ Fusion Beer. This is the band’s last show before they head to Austin for SXSW, and free for those that RSVP here, so there’s no excuse to miss it! -Terra James-Jura



Brooklyn's Hector's Pets head to Austin for SXSW

TIme for that old time rock n' roll, just like you used to know. Ok, maybe you've never really heard someone create a track like this before, but for Hector's Pets latest single 'Tearin' Up The Pantry,' the group has taken a cue from classic Woodstock-era band Canned Heat, and given the original country rock track a thorough makeover, remaking the baby boomer anthem as a millenial jam perfect for accompanying that 6-pack you've been hiding in your cooler all winter.

For a band made up entirely of... pets (no seriously, the lead singer goes by Wet Pet, the drummer's name is Teacher's Pet, and .... ok, you get the idea), this band operates by a simple mission: it's one thing to be retro, it's quite another to make it sound new again. For Hector's Pets, this group is right on time. Check out 'Tearin' Up The Pantry' below, and if you are going to be at SXSW, see here for their schedule. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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Winter 2013. NYC Issue #37 (CMJ)
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Vinyl Thief to Release "Stop Motion" EP 2.4

Vinyl Thief’s new single “Stop Motion” was released January 30th in anticipation of their EP (also “Stop Motion”) hitting TOMORROW. The track opens with cathartic piano and urgent drums, overlaid by vocalist Grayson Proctor crooning sweet, calming things like “precious little soul-“. The whole EP is deft, dreamy, and studded with unexpected twists, breakdowns, and tempo changes that make the listening experience more like an Easter egg hunt. For eggs filled with lightning. Their sound is so completely, flawlessly realized that it’s easier to imagine the band materializing naked and clutching synthesizers in a dark alley like a couple of T-800s than ever muddling through awkward living room/garage sessions. Click over here to listen to “Stop Motion” in its entirety. A full-length album is slated for a release later this year, and man, words fail me in how bad I want to hear it. –Terra James-Jura


2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene


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Stone Jack Jone's Releases "Ancestors"

Stone Jack Jones  is preparing to release his third album, on March 4th. It is 11 sleepy tracks, influenced by his varied life experiences, which unfurl with the slow, fascinating pace of bubbles in a lava lamp. Members of Lambchop, “Nashville’s most f****d-up country band,” make an appearance in this record, as well Patty Griffin contributing background vocals. All can be heard on “State I’m In” which can be considered a gateway to Jones' little universe. “Ancestor” plays like an audible scrapbook: memories mixed with moods interspersed with random sounds that are significant in a way that may no longer be remembered. It’s beautiful in its intimacy, but little electronic touches here and there elevate it to a cosmic level. Basically, it’s a folk album recorded inside the TARDIS. –Terra James-Jura



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