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July 2014
Peter Matthew Bauer
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Thank God The Walkmen are on a “hiatus.” As unpopular a statement as that might be to fans of the beloved indie-rock outfit, the resulting album, Liberation! (Mexican Summer), by the group’s former bassist Peter Matthew Baur reinforces the truth behind what I think. Baur has taken the time as a chance to expand his wingspan creatively, producing an album that’s slick, resonant and infectiously psychedelic.
 
It’s a heady journey through the artist’s far-from-normal life, never lacking in emotion and fundamentally based in a sense of optimism. Also, one of the most fascinating things going on with Liberation! is how it blends local and international aesthetics without ever feeling like appropriation or pandering. Songs such as “I Was Born in an Ashram” and “Philadelphia Raga” feel organic and refreshing, incorporating exotic influences without ever making them feel awkwardly placed or unnecessary.
 
The whole effort is the culmination of a meditative post-“hiatus” tour through Europe, and it shows. The record is relaxed and casual yet exploratory, never seeming to break a sweat while being thoroughly entertaining. The collection of songs has a comforting accessibility reminiscent of couchbound evenings of honesty-filled, drunken/stoner chats with your best buddies, which may seem to come few and far between as all of us get older and busier. - Daniel Ludwig

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Electro Dream Pop from Boston: Child Actor

Child Actor are two cousins hailing from New Haven, CT and Boston, MA. Sedgie Ogilvy sings while Max Heath lays down the beats. Their sound is indie electro with an R&B twist. Lyrically mysterious, with reverb and auto-tune tugging the vocals back and forth between the beats on the hip hop landscape, their EP Window has a beautiful surface tension which speaks of a darker underbelly if you only stop passively listening. But why would you? In my opinion it’s the perfect thing to throw on while you’re doing just about anything. Child Actor has put together some great pop songs for a modern age. Check out a track from their full length album Victory below. - by Hillary Anderson

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Q&A with the deli's Band of the Month: A Do

deli: How did the band start?

A Do: After playing in a few different bands, Adrienne and Derek thought it was time to hit the books and start writing. Also, pulling a band together which now consists of Adrienne, Derek, Greg, and Sam. 

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Q&A with the deli's Band of the Month: A Do
by Chrissy Prisco

 

deli: How did the band start?

A Do: After playing in a few different bands, Adrienne and Derek thought it was time to hit the books and start writing. Also, pulling a band together which now consists of Adrienne, Derek, Greg, and Sam.

Where did the band name, A Do, come from?

The name 'A Do' was derived by simply by combining ‘A’ for Adrienne + LeDoux (Derek’s last name)= A Do, seemed to make sense.

What are your biggest musical influences?

It’s difficult to hit them all between four members, but Queens of the Stone Age is one for all, then everything from Led Zepplin to STP, Pearl Jam, classic Motown, it’s really difficult to answer this one, as there’s so many.

What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

The current Boston/NYC playlist includes: Grand Evolution, The Blackboard Nails, Shadwell, Shannon Corey, Satellites Fall, Madison Red, Late Night Cat Fight, TAB the Band, Pillow Theory, and January Jane. We are listening to UK bands, old and new, like The Flow, Fuckshovel and The Discords. Also, Lightspeed Daredevils from ATL, they collaborated on our album and EP.

What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

Derek’s album purchased was Sony and Cher. “Forget the album, remember Cher in the white dress on the cover? First concert? Ratt. I can still hear the ‘Round and round…’ buzzing in my head.”

What do you love about New Englands music scene? The people, specifically the other bands, promoters, sound people, bartenders, photographers, etc. It always feels like we’re going to a club meet or a reunion. We’ve made so many friends along the way.

What would you like to see change in the local music scene? More A Do fans?

What are your plans for the upcoming year?

More music definitely, beyond that we aren’t sure. I think fun will be involved.

What was your most memorable live show? Can’t beat the first one. When Greg exchanged his bass for a mic and did "Fortune Cookie" we weren’t quite sure how it was going to go down. It was an effort to concentrate on the song rather than bust out laughing.

Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?

Our friends who selflessly come to our shows to support us and vote for things when we ask them to. It means so much and you don’t realize it till you’re in a band. Also, Stephen Maffeo was our first drummer, good friend and veteran band musician. He gave us a lot of advice before our first gigs.

Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why?

Derek says his Les Paul BFG custom.

Why do you read The Deli?

Not only do we love roast beef but, seriously it’s a great site. LOVE.

 
 

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Org: Literati and Jaggery "Private Violence" EP Release -- Thursday, November 8 @ Oberon

Org: Literati celebrates performance specifically inspired by the literary arts. Producer Singer Mali (of Boston art rock band Jaggery) invites local performers to create and cross the medium from books, poems, and prose to music, dance, film and theater. On Thursday, November 8, Org: Literati coincides with the release of Jaggery's EP Private Violence, inspired by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Hosted by a former English professor, and featuring work inspired by writers from Yeats to Genet to Dostoevsky.

Performers include:

Gem Club
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?
Eileen Little
UnAmerika's Sweetheart Karin Webb
Jennifer Hicks
Jaggery
live artist Kristilyn Stevenson
Professorially MC'd by Mika Cooper.

Suggested attire: in costume as your favorite literary character.

Bring: a copy of your favorite book that you are willing to part with.

Thursday, November 8th
Oberon
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA
Doors: 7:30 pm, event starts at 8 pm 18+
Adv tickets: $20 seating, $15 standing / Day of tickets: $20 standing, $25 seating
Click here for tickets.

--The Deli Staff


Rustic Overtones @ David Square Theater Saturday, November 3 -- w/ Love in Stockholm & Orange Television

Rustic Overtones will be hitting the road in support of their new album Let’s Start a Cult, their 8th studio album. They will be playing Davis Square Theater on November 3. This will be Rustic Overtones first stop in the Boston area since the release of their album. They will perform a collection of songs off Let’s Start a Cult and a few old favorites. The band will continue with shows throughout the northeast all Fall. Joining them will be Boston favorite Love in Stockholm who has opened for both Maroon 5 and Chicago. Also on the bill is Orange Television from Northampton, MA.

November 3rd, 2012
Davis Square Theater
255 Elm St.,
Somerville, MA
Doors 8 pm,
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show

--The Deli Staff


Wichita -- When You Wake Up Everything Will Be Okay

Wichita is a Post-Rock band hailing from Cumberland, Rhode Island. They started up in February 2012 and later recorded an EP, Stay Awake, in June. They are focused around melodic guitars which are calm and atmospheric and later progress to a distorted climax. While playing live, Wichita has been complimented on their mixed guitar tones and the way they seem to mesh together. Their EP is on their bandcamp and is available for free download.


Dropkick Murphys Announce New Album: Signed and Sealed in Blood -- Out January 8

Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys have announced the  release of their forthcoming album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, due out January 8. The album is their second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show), which was recorded at Boston's Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). "We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away," says bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey. "Where Going Out in Style was a concept album-kind of intricate and difficult-this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be."

Next week, the band will be kicking off the second leg of their Fall tour. Dates are listed below.

Mon 10/29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Wed 10/31 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu 11/01 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Fri 11/02 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Sat 11/03 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Mon 11/05 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
Tue 11/06 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
Wed 11/07 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Fri 11/09 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Sun 11/11 - Chico, CA @ Theater
Mon 11/12 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Tue 11/13 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum Theater
Thu 11/15 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
Fri 11/16 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
Sat 11/17 - Hamilton, ONT @ Wentworth Room at The Hamilton Convention Centre 
Sat 11/18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis


UNRegular Radio Presents: Claudia Varona and the Phobia, Friday, 10/26, @ McGann's Boston

On Friday, October 26, UNRegular Radio presents a night of fun and freaky music with four killer bands at McGann's Boston. Get ready for the unpredictable, volatile, and the always weirdly satisfying:

Claudia Varona and the Phobia (pictured above) 11:15 pm - close
Strangers With Knives
Taxi Driver
Robot & the Wizard

McGann's Boston
197 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114

21+
8:30 Doors
$10 at the door, $5 at www.unregularradio.com/local-music-tickets

--The Deli Staff


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