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Tigersapien play Glasslands with French Horn Rebellion - 11.06

On the eve of Saturday 11.06 some seriously ground (and ass) shaking low frequencies are scheduled to affect the area around 289 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg when a bunch of electro-dance bands including French Horn Rebellion, Tigersapien and Phonetag will take the stage at Glasslands. We covered FHR in more than one occasion, so we'll spend a few words for Tigersapien (pictured), a NYC-Philly based quartet that offers some pretty dark electro-dance, that - simplifying - could be described as a "Daft Punked" version of Prodigy.Wear thick socks if you are planning on attending! Advance tickets here.


Nite Nite @ The End, 11/1/10

For anyone still under the impression that Nashville’s music scene is a boys-only club, then Monday night’s show at The End would be the cue for a collective, “like hell it is.” By the time the members of the neo-pop trio Nite Nite took the stage, the all-female group Hot Cha Cha and female fronted Yumi and the System proved that chicks can rock (and not in the Taylor Swift, teardrops-on-a-guitar way).

After an extended sound check, it was a little before midnight when Nite Nite actually began. Blame it on the fact that it was Monday, or that the weather was becoming increasingly appropriate for the season, but the crowd was sparse. However, in the grand tradition of Southern musician hospitality, all of the opening bands were front and center cheering on the headliner.

Looking like a less homeless Mary-Kate Olsen and a more attractive Lady Gaga, lead vocalist Davis started the set with a gothic-inspired dreamy pop sound that was evident throughout the show. Her voice is completely unexpected, yet impressive in its Debbie Harry-esque tone. Bassist Matthew Brown and keyboardist/vocalist Sarah-Brooks Levine were not to be outshined by the charismatic Davis as they too looked like they could be extras on the set of “Gossip Girl” (albeit ones who are damn good at playing their instruments). Just by watching them perform, one can tell that there’s nothing accidental about Nite Nite. From the tailored rock chic to the Euro-pop-infused sound, they’ve found the formula for attracting a cult following.

There’s a theatric and campy quality to a Nite Nite show that makes Blondie and The Cure references seem completely fitting. However, they are unique enough to establish their own sound - one that will either alienate or convert fans of the genre. The whole uber-hipster thing may be off-putting to some, but it’s refreshing to see something not yielding an acoustic guitar get some attention in this town. Whether you love them, hate them or just want to throw your iPhone at them, Nite Nite’s eerie blend of gothic-pop is the perfect excuse to try acid. You know, hypothetically. – Krystal Wallace


Free Download of Grandchildren’s “Saturn Returns” (Runaway Remix)

Grandchildren are back at it again. Or should we say their PR machine? Below is the remix of “Saturn Returns” by Brooklyn’s Runaway that Grandchildren’s Aleks Martray mentioned in his interview for our Where Is My Mind? section here. You can download the instrumental dubberific track for FREE via RCRD LBL. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff

Saturn Returns (Runaway Remix) by Grandchildren 


New Single by Pains of Being Pure at Heart

"Heart In Your Heartbreak" is the first preview from the new album, "Heart In Your Heartbreak", due for release in March 2011, check it out!


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 11/3-11/6

With a week full of elections results and baseball winnings one might forget that there are several exciting shows on the calender. Here are a few selections.

Tonight to 111 Minna will host a free barrage of bands featuring sets by Maus Haus, My First Earthquake, Shortkut, Trackademicks, Ghosts on Tape, DLRN, Electric Sunset, King Most, Prince Aires, and A-Ron, 9pm.

If you can't stomach the bridge traffic, out in Oakland our friends at Bay Area Bourgeois have put together a free show at Era Art Bar and Lounge with Swanifant, Spiro Agnew, and a DJ set by Business 80, 8pm.

Thursday night former Artist of the Month winner Honey will be playing with Wet Illustrated and Burnt Ones at Amnesia, 9pm.

Head out to the Uptown in Oakland on Friday for another free Maus Haus show with Birds and Batteries and James and Evander, 9pm.

Saturday, back out at Amnesia, Songbird Winter Series and Con Brio will host the Music to Freak to Series Preview featuring sets by Sioux City Kid, Con Brio, Juliet Strong, and Kris Gruen, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


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