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The Retinas





Weekend Warrior, August 18 - 20

The Deli’s reigning Best Emerging Philly Indie Rock Artist, The Retinas, set up shop this Saturday at The Barbary. As we await the arrival of new material currently in the works and potentially on display, the band lay down a faded, fuzz-out set of well-crafted, rambunctious tunes. Filtered through a casual disenchanting haze, The Retinas cultivate unassuming, episodic adventures that tackily grab hold and gradually accelerate into anthem status without pretense. The psych-surf trio of Secret Nudist Friends twists and turns between a temperate sway to a ripping torrent. New York natives The Lounge Act channel secluded emotions into dominoing jams.

Meanwhile, many will their annual trek to Old Pool Farm, flocking for the 56th Philadelphia Folk Festival. Among the cavalcade of acts throughout the weekend, the absorbing Vita and the Woolf, the multi-dimensional, baroque folk of Hezekiah Jones, and the harmony-stacking, campfire Americana of The End of America represent a small but potent sampling of what will be a long-ass weekend of good vibes and tunes. – Michael Colavita

Other places to soak in the summer this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Spank, SAT Philly Loves Michael Jackson

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Overcoming Gravity, Camp Candle, SAT Bel Heir, Blame Candy

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Drowse, Manbeast/Big Nothing/WhiteRice, Gummibear, BeeTee Beats/The Dull Blue Lights, SAT Midwestern Exposure, Brom Bones, Canyon Ride/DJ PHSH, Low Budget, SUN Androgynous Jesus/Crazy Bull

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI McRad, Thantophobe, Barnes

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI In the Presence of Wolves

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Lucid By Midnight, Public Noise/DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, Wes Walker, Charley Coin

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dayne Jordan, DJ Ferno, Beano, The Bul Bey

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Lily Mae

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Thunderbird Divine, SAT RFA, Soraia, Ellen Siberian-Tiger/The Retinas, Secret Nudist Friends

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Nightwitch, Korine

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Barren Marys, SUN Thrills, St. James & The Apostles

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Birthday Boy, Caracara, SAT Vincent John

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI No Mere Machine, SAT Roxy Rollz, SUN Port Arthur, Cavity Kids

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Lloyd Maz, Hashland, Blaq N' Nappy, Ryze High, Zac Oracle

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ PiERSON, SAT DJ Beatstreet, SUN Burnt Sienna

The Grape Room (105 Grape St) Liberty Music Fest  FRI Chad Jenkins Band, Riverside Odds, Shadow Merchants, Lonesome Crow/Monie & Meeks, John Fahres, Mack & the Hooligans, Vinnie Paolizzi , SAT Xpresidents, The Sly Foxes, Aviance, Redux Envy, In Different Sounds, CHVNCE/Vanderlyle, E.Joseph and The Sparrows, A Better Class Of Criminal, Tyler John, Firm Taqtics, Steve Oakley Band/DJ 21HNDRD, Mike Nappi, Camp Candle, The Duke Brothers , Eloise Sharkey, Prin$e Alexander, Rotation Records Showcase, SUN Primatives, Fauxtron, Popular Creeps, Adventure Lost, Illusions Of Grandeur, Granz, A Ship Named Beagle/The Local Smokes, Bazmati Vice, Josh Nussbaum, Bluestime, Novyy Stil'

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Splintered Sunlight, SUN Steal Your Peach, Brown Sugar

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Whipworm

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Crossed Keys, Peter The Pianoeater, Wax Wav / The Mellowells, Snakeboy, Twin Beds

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) SAT The Dull Blue Lights, SteveO & The Crippling Addictions

Hole Foods (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Garden Club, Sinceres, Whine Moms

Philly Folk Festival (Old Pool Farm) FRI Andrea Nardello, Apache Trails, Ben Arnold and the 48 Hour Orchestra, A Fistful of Sugar, Anna Cecilia, Black Horse Motel, Butter Queen Sister, Chickabiddy, Dani Mari, David Amram, David C Perry, Deer Scout, Edge Hill Rounders, Gene Smith Band, Hezekiah Jones, Jessica Graae, Kicking Down Doors, Ladybird, Man About a Horse, Michael Braunfeld, No Good Sister, Rare Spirits, Ray Naylor, RUNA, Spirit Wing, Stevie and the Bluescasters, Sweetbriar Rose, The Theologicals, The End of America, SAT A Fistful of Sugar, Greg Sover Band, Hannah Taylor, Jay Smar, Jesse Hale Moore, Kalob Griffin, Lisa Chosed, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, Michael Braunfeld, Rare Spirits, RUNA, Sarah Chodak, Silverton, Saul Broudy, The Theologicals, Two of a Kind, Vita & the Woolf, SUN Almshouse, Andrea Nardello, Boulevard Express, Courtney Malley, Dani Mari, David Amram, Dawn Hiatt, Instant Bingo Jam, Jessica Graae, John Flynn, Kicking Down Doors, Ladybird, Man About a Horse, Michael Braunfeld, Michelle Miller, No Good Sister, RUNA, Saul Broudy, Sylvia Platypus





Weekend Warrior, May 19 - 21

This year’s Deli Philly Best Emerging Artist in Indie Rock, The Retinas, will headline a three-layered billing of Philly up-and-comers this Saturday at Ortlieb’s. Fuzzy, humid garage-punk permeates, as the loose, hazed-over relatability ricochets between the band and its audience. While employing a casual air, revealing lyricism invites you in. Then, those simmering, suburban storyboards reach a tipping point and scorch. Melding rubber-burning, fuzz-filtered fury with relaxed, melodic grooves, Tangiers zigzags the threshold of intensity, while relative newcomers, Lally, exhibit an inherently gritty, infectious batch of rock.

Also, this Sunday at the NoLibs watering hole, the adventurous psych/jazz guitar exploits of Nick Millevoi tear into the  underexplored, aided on the billing by the perception-altering, sonic-wanderings of Chicago trio Mako Sico and the ever-evolving, investigative musicality of Jeff Zeigler. – Michael Colavita

More places to discover new music this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Hardwork Movement, West Philadelphia Orchestra, SAT Wild at Heart
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Creem Circus, SAT Spill, Past Life
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Resilient, Shark Tape, The Year End/Backslider/Shawn Ryan, Chris B, Dr. Plotkin, SAT Line Leader, Pilkington/DJ PHSH, Cosmo Baker
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Big League, SUN The Orange Drop
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)FRI DJ FR8TRAIN, SAT Purling Hiss, Dark Web, SUN Blizzy Trill, Chyna Blakk, Lui Blonco, Brucey Da Rapper, Ace Spitz, Dub The Best Kept Secret
 
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Civil Youth, Sonnder, The GoAround, Leo Moon
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI New Sound Brass Band
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Downstairs) Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, SUN (Downstairs) Ben Kessler
 
 The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Ridiculous Fantastic, Professor Maybe, Dave Cope, SAT Ghost Ghang, MC Blackwolf, 3xile, SUN Camp Candle, Andre Altrez
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Andross, Resting, Amora/A Day Without Love, Joshua Adair, Christopher Burkholder, SAT The Primaries/Only on Weekends, SUN Endless Taile, I Am Not The Universe
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Radiohead Ok Computer 20 Year Anniversary Show: Lovers League, Vilebred, Owl And Wolf, Dwight Remington, Dani Mari, SAT The Retinas, Tangiers, Lally, SUN Nick Millevoi/Brian Osborne, Jeff Zeigler
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Rootsetters, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Hail, Hail Rock 'N' Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry: Rev. TJ McGlinchey , Mike Tyler, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Dreadful, Awful Bradley Keough and The Muck Savages, Delmonaco, Jamie Olson, Chris (Griz) Grunwald, Dirty Soap Blues Band, The TC Cole Riot, SAT Italian Market Festival: T.C. Benjamin, Ivy Rand, The Whiskey Effect, Dan Collins, Katie Barbato, Lovers League, Railrod Fever, T.C. Cole Riot Southwork /Audio Impulse, Cast Shadows, The Wallace Bros. Band, Kenty Love, Alright Junior , Bern & The Bastards, Biz Mighty, Dwight Remington, Vital Stats, S.R. Frost & the Sanctuary Band, Fenris, Bunny Savage, Adventure Lost,SUN Kelvin Cochrane, George Engel, No Good Sister, Endless Taile, You Do You, Jacopo & The Late Saints, Vilebred, Dr. Beardface & The Spaceman, Cold Roses/RW Griswold, Chad Jenkins Band, Sweet Euerka, The Jawn, Behind the Grandstand, Secret Nudist Friends, The Dead Flowers, Blushed, The Good Mess, The Droogettes, The Founders, Parasitix, FTS
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Heavy Temple, Holy Smoke
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Menace Cartel
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SUN Guardians of the Galaxy: A Bare and The Bold Burlesque Tribute
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Edenspore, Momonita, Rasan In The Heyday, The Easily Fooled
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Flightschool, SUN Philadelphia Songwriters Project: Final Showcase: Jay Carlis, Emily Drinker, Jason McGovern, Laura Promiscuo, Adam Web, Rose Vizza, Sarah Shoumer
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Carved Up, Steve Layman, Loadcard, SAT J. Galleo, Red Squirrel, Whoopsydaisy, Hugo Hefe, Sour Spirit/Narcos, Green Meteor, Electric Horsemen, Supine, SUN Brandish, Merit
 




The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Indie Rock Artist: The Retinas!

The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Artists 2017 Poll kicked things off last week with the Indie Rock category, and we now have the first results to share with you. After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes, congratulations go out to The Retinas! The band made us take notice last year with the release of its killer EP chaba, and as we wait with great anticipation for the group's next album of new material, the trio just released a collection of older singles, which is aptly named (singles), to make the time pass a little more quickly. You can also pass the time by catching The Retinas in all their fuzzed-out glory later this month on Wednesday, February 22 at The Barbary. 

Also, runner-up in the Indie Rock category goes to RFA, whom we announced the other day had come out on top of the Readers'/Fans' Poll. And fledgling Philly outfit So Totally earned honorable mention, impressing with the group's debut EP a cheap close-up of heaven. Take a listen to the latest releases from all three of these rad bands below. We'll be revealing more results over the next few weeks, including this year's Overall Winner, so keep your eyes peeled, and feel free to vote for your favorite emerging Philly artists HERE





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
 
 




Playlist: The Deli Philly's Anniversary Takeover of Y-Not Radio

Thank you, all, who tuned in yesterday to Y-Not Radio for The Deli Philly's takeover, and extra special thanks to Josh T. Landow for the invitation and support over the years! Below is the playlist that I shared, and if you haven't taken a listen to it yet, please feel free to do so now and enjoy. As always, I hope that you discover your new favorite artist and latest obsession. You deserve it. TREAT YO SELF! - Q.D. Tran

The Retinas – “Accident”

Abi Reimold – “Morning”

Eric Slick – “The Dirge”

Allison Crutchfield – “Rose Knows”

NAH – “Same Fucking Line”

RemoteControl – “Wasteland”

The Writhing Squares – “Astral Trane”

The Afterglows – “Born Again”

Spring Onion – “Egg (Driving Song)”

Cherry – “Alligators”

Jo Kusy – “New Devil Beat”

Honey Radar – “Ft Wayne Mermaids”

Them Jones – “Outburst”

Queen of Jeans – “Rollerdyke”

Suburban Living – “Lovely Times”

LOUDS – “Speak”

Residuels – “Valley Of Fire”

 

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