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Residency Alert: Oren Lavie at Hotel Cafe every Monday

Oren Lavie | "Her Morning Elegance"
Dir. by O. Lavie, Yuval and Merav Nathan

Singer/songwriter Oren Lavie is on his way up. The newly LA-based is seeing a fair share of notoriety, from scores of sets on both coasts to a noteworthy television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But what really got heads turning was Lavie's video to "Her Morning Elegance," released early last year. With nearly 10 million views (not including the heaps of copies floating around the web), Lavie's vision of big, dreamy landscapes in small spaces is resonating. Not bad for a first-time filmmaker.

Oren Lavie plays the Hotel Cafe every Monday in January -- 21+


Nik Freitas joins AA Bondy's bill Saturday at Echo

Singer/songwriter Nik Freitas is a sponge. In one instance, his downtempo tracks seem honorably stolen from Mind Games-era Lennon and the next, contemporaries like M. Ward and an early Ben Kweller. The thing that sets Freitas apart from all the other sponges in town is that we actually believe him. Sincerity will always prevail. Freitas plays The Echo this Saturday night with AA Bondy.


Residency/Pizza/Beer/Bingo Alert: Olin and the Moon @ Echo every Tuesday

The next-round's-on-me sounds of Olin and the Moon will be claiming The Echo as their own every Tuesday this month. If the free cover isn't enough to bring you in (it should -- Olin and the Moon put together a great live set), then perhaps the pizza and beer specials alongside games of bingo might help if you're into being ultimately distracted at a live show. Tonight: cabaret pop's Eleni Mandell joins the bill, with Dusty Rhodes and the River Band on the 19th and The Henry Clay People on the 26th.


Horse Stories release limited edition of new LP filled with non-guilty kitsch

For those who consider buying CDs as some archaic pastime, reconsider: Silver Lake's own Horse Stories are releasing an especially nifty and ultra limited edition of its latest LP November, November for the first 100 people to grab them. The homemade CDs boxes follow up in singer Toby Burke's folksy aesthetic by providing  original notebook lyrics, original photos from recording sessions and other mementos that paved the way to the creation of this record. Own a little piece of indie history for $15 here. Take that, iTunes.


Globes on Remote's campy video for "Space Camp"

Globes on Remote | "Space Camp"
Dir. by Bridger Nielson

Indie-pop quartet Globes on Remote turned Deli heads a few months ago with their brand of super-happy-fun-time dance tunes, and turned heads they've done again. Their video for "Space Camp" is a visual orgy of colors and smiles and dancing and photographic whimsy, all representative of one of our favorite breaking acts. Is it too early to call favorite video of 2010? Yes? Then prove us wrong and send some video goodness to hugo [at] thedelimagazine [dot] com.


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