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The Deli Philly

Weekend Warrior, October 14 - 16

It’s been another amazing year of music for us here at The Deli Philly. We are now into our 8th year of covering the local music scene, and it’s been an honor and privilege to share in this wonderful experience with you as the community continues to flourish in so many beautifully creative ways. It’s also that time of year again when our dedicated staff and I like to take this opportunity to let loose and celebrate the work that we’ve accomplished over this past year, and of course, we’d like you to join us. The whole Deli gang and I are quite amped about our upcoming Anniversary Bash, happening this Saturday night at PhilaMOCA with Suburban Living, LOUDS, and The Retinas, and we hope that you are too! We look forward to many more years of discovering the best emerging indie artists that Philly has to offer with you. So come out tomorrow night, bring the good vibes, and let’s get weird! And yes, there will be cake – specially made by yours truly! ;-) - Q.D. Tran

Other things to do that might not be as fun as The Deli Philly’s Anniversary Bash this weekend…
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Scraaatch, LXV, Cc
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Blood Sound, SAT Darla, SUN Field Mouse
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Kodiak Park, Grace Vonderkuhn, SUN Doggo, SteveO & The Crippling Addictions, Momma Hankton
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Thin Lips, Soul Glo/Emmett Drueding, Emily Mineo/DJ Deejay, SUN Julia Hudak
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Ten Ton Hammer
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Marian Hill
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Something Like Sound, Venture, Gainstrive, Paper Machines, Samsara
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Greg Sover (CD Release), Mikey Junior, SAT (Upstairs) Andrew and the Rhythm Hounds, SUN (Upstairs) Dahi Divine
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Misterbrymo & The Rough Sleepers, Lamme, SAT Paper Comets, Deadfellow, Oso, SUN Sycamore, Liberty Tribe, Primatives
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI American Dinosaur, SAT Kiska
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Creem Circus, Wyldflowers, SAT A Day Without Love (CD Release), Night Windows, Ragged Lines, SUN Cooley Black, G. Hearne, Pauly Bronco
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Alexander Charles, Voss, Corey Lee, Major Van Winkle, DJ Andrew Kent, SAT Saver, George Engel Brooks, SUN Seoul Delhi, The Royal Noise
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Caroline Reese and Lizzie No, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Vessna Scheff, SAT George Stanford
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Roxy Rollz (Album Release), Cheerbleeders, SAT The Founders, Thorazine, Stepping Razor
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Vicious Alliance, Generation Empty, Mike Saga, SUN Tray Digga
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Ed Christof
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Gun$ Garcia (DJ Set), SUN OCD: Moosh & Twist
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Bazmati Vice, Abe Froman Band, SAT Sharktape, Paperface
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Echoes, SAT David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SUN Composing the Tinnitus Suites 2016: ensemble mise-en
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Moor Mother, Downtrodder, Solarized
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) FRI On The Water, Jonagold
Vox Populi (319 N. 11th St.) FRI Nick Millevoi/Daniel Levine/Brian Osborne, Zaki Hagins & Ross Griebenow
Girard Hall (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.) FRI Birthday Ponies (EP Release), Kingfisher, OhBree, Line Leader, SUN NAH, Soul Glo
All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts ore venue for more info.) FRI Teen Spaceship
The Cable Box (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Bloom, Sadhound
The Kennel (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Giancarlo Pignetti and Massimo Pignetti, Harmony Woods, Rachel L.
New Planet (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Crooked Spine (EP Release), Bruise Bath, Sarah M.
Smokey's Regal Estate (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Evan King

Announcing The Deli Philly's Anniversary Bash w/LOUDS, The Retinas & More at PhilaMOCA!

We are very excited to announce our return to PhilaMOCA on Saturday, October 15 for The Deli Philly’s Anniversary Bash! Joining us this year will be the glorious indie-pop sounds of LOUDS and the post-garage rock of The Retinas, both of whom have also held Record of the Month honors for their albums If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art and chaba. We’ll also have more special guests and treats for you that evening; however, we’ll be announcing them as we get a little closer to the show. Until then, you can check out more deets about our anniversary celebration HERE!

Weekend Warrior, October 9 - 11

For us, this weekend is all about our Anniversary Bash this Saturday at PhilaMOCA. It’s a great time for us to let loose and listen to some of our favorite Philly bands perform. Providing the rad tunes will be the neo-psych explorations of The Orange Drop, the darkwave prom-pop of Blood Sound, and the endearing indie-pop/rock of Hello Shark. Suburban Living will also be spinning the vinyl jams for your listening pleasure. Refreshments will be available so come celebrate with us another year of love for local music! BTW: We need to get things ready, and will be most likely recovering from the festivities so we’ll catch up with you again after the weekend. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Q.D. Tran
Other places that will be less fun this weekend ;-)…
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Banned Books, Neolibz, What Nerve
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Dream Safari
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.)  SAT Fiancé
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Down Jones, Wrek, Dann D, SAT Hells, Dull Knives, Hold Down The Ocean, Black Horse Motel/Azn Jake, SUN Moon Bounce, Aphra, QQQ/Brian Fitzy, Rad&Kell
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Kurt Vile & The Violators, Waxahatchee
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Orion Freeman, Lovers League, Gringo Motel, Mercury Radio Theater
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Hammer Down, Mach 22, SUN (Upstairs) Alex and The Beggars, Apache Trails, Raw Honey/(Downstairs) Flux Capacitor
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Goddamnit, Diff'rent Folks, Line Leader, Glenn Matthews, SAT The Mad Splatter (Record Release), Lamplighters, Spent Flesh, SUN Frontyards
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Dreambook, SUN Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.)  FRI Alright Junior, Riverside Odds, SAT Wildflower, tile
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DJ Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo, DJ Phsh
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Laura Shay Band
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Little Big Things
The Foundry (1100 Canal St.) SUN Questlove Supreme
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) SAT Polterchrist
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St) FRI EverAfter, Stealing Fame, Slyphr/Ben Tinsley, Boy Wonder SAT Mike Liberatore, Citadel, We Our War
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI Magnificent Birds of Prey, Paul Keen, SAT Thee Minks, Clashing Plaid, Loafass, Mr. Unloved, The Droogettes, The Prisoners, Hellblock 6, SUN The Jumping Juvies
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Dorkosaurus, Last Frontier, SAT Ridge Summit, The Late Greats, The Heavy Weather, Red Means Run, Jamie Shemanski, SUN Kenny Price
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Box Of Rain
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Dark Thoughts
Lithuanian Music Hall (2715 East Allegheny Avenue) SAT Light Heat
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Marge
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI Littler, Shakai Mondai 
Dahlak Paradise (4708 Baltimore Ave.) SAT DJ Haram, Scraaatch
Long In The Tooth (2027 Sansom St.) SAT Dogs On Acid (Vinyl Release), Hurry
Sit & Spin Records (2243 S. Lambert St.) SAT (3pm) PAAF
Grays Ferry Skatepark  (3600 Grays Ferry Ave.) FRI Interloper
Penn Treaty Park (1199 N. Delaware Ave.) River City Festival: Shark Tape, Tutlie, The Fractals, City Rain, Teen Men, Kate Faust
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI QQQ, Janelle, So Serious
Nico Nico Mansion (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Disinterest, Burp!
Second Empire (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN CHONDRIA
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Aniqatia, RFA 

The Deli Philly Takes Over Y-Not Radio This Wednesday at 11AM & 10PM!

We're about to celebrate The Deli Philly's 7th Anniversary this Saturday, October 10 at PhilaMOCA with The Orange Drop, Blood Sound, Hello Shark, and Suburban Living (DJ set). Y-Not Radio was nice enough to ask me to takeover its station and play some tracks from up-and-coming Philly artists that I've been listening to lately. You can tune in HERE to what I'll be spinning tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am and at 10pm (replay). And I hope to throwdown with you this weekend - much love! - Q.D. Tran


Weekend Warrior, October 24 - 26

So the most important thing to know for this weekend is that The Deli Philly will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary/Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25 at PhilaMOCA. We're excited to be returning to one of our favorite spaces in Philly with a co-headlining bill where you'll find the likes of a true rising star in the local hip-hop community and obvouisly one of our favorites, S.T.S., a.k.a. Sugar Tongue Slim, who will be joined by the nasty beats and mind-warping sounds of our old friends, Grimace Federation. It's definitely going be a rad night of music in the ole mausoleum! And don't forget your costume because it's also our Halloween bash, and we didn't forget the drinks. We'd like to thank the good folks at Sixpoint Brewery, Star Hill Brewery, Balantine IPA, Narragansett, and La Colombe (Different Drum Pennsylvania Rum & cold-brew Pure Black) for sponsoring the fun. I think that you can tell where we'll be taking things. Come join the debauchery! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Q.D. Tran

You know where you should be this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang, Oldermost, SAT Heavy Medical, Pinkwash
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Mo Lowda & The Humble
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Young Statues (Record Release), Mohican/Legendary Divorce, Albondigas, SAT The Clap, Dive in the Box, Missile Toads, SUN Starkweather
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT The Districts, SUN Viv the Revival
TLA (334 South St.) FRI The Holy Mess, Goddamnit
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Birdwatcher, The Spelling Reform, (Downstairs) Adrian Belew Power Trio, SUN The Ocean Blue
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Adlib (CD Release), SAT Lakota, SUN Seoul Delhi, Tasty Face, Minor Setbacks
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Black Horse Motel, SAT Former Belle
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI No Good Sister, The Donuts, Irene Molloy, SAT The Improbables, A.M. Mills
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Hannah Zaic & The Damaged Goods
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Birds Over Arkansas
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI Bong Hits For Jesus, Little War Twins, Armani LeeOyster Shell, Sunblaze Lane, SAT QT & The Quirktones/ Prima Donna, JaE, Biadaz, Imposter, SUN Beer Me, The Choices
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI James Hearne, Standing Cinema, Katie Barbato with Dirty Holiday, SUN Vital Stats, Paul Hocynec
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Nobody Yet, First of Autumn
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) SAT The Burgeoning, Dead Horse Drivers, Greg Sover Band/ (2nd Floor) Andrew Jude
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Plantation, East of the West, Solus Rex, Pravda ,SAT Spotted Atrocious, Morse Coda, SUN Josh Olmstead Band, Alexander Yaker (of Roomtone)
Ardmore Music Hall SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Hurry (LP Release), Dogs on Acid, Bleeding Rainbow, The Cats, SAT Pulling Punches
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Brokehead, LMI, The Danger O’s SUN Cheerbleeders, Retreevers, Amanda X
Lava Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SAT Cold Foamers, The Basement Boys, Forever Lesbians, Tribute, Bickley
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Kite Party, Address, Scumbag Petty
Everybody Hits (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) Sun Slow Animal, Kerosene
Half Moon Bar SUN Population Zero, Dronez
Beautiful World Syndicate (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT (Matinee) Blank Spell
502 South! (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Scuzbot, Welter, Everyone Except Me
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI War Emblem, Dronez

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