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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 2/3-2/5

Well the poll results are in and congratulations to the winners. The music continues of course so here are a few selections from the calender.

Tomorrow head out to El Rio to catch Casey and Brian with Little Creatures, 9pm.

Friday Ears of the Beholder will present yet another show with yet another fantastic line-up. At Cafe du Nord featuring a headlining set by Exray's with support by Tim Cohen, Cyclyst, and a DJ set by Fiveng this here is another EOTB show you can't miss, 8pm.

Finally on Saturday wander out to Mama Buzz in Oakland to see Ben Thompson, who took third place in our Readers Poll, lay down some electronic tunes, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


The Filthy Violets win The Deli LA Best of 2010 Fans' Poll! Overall results out soon.

Congrats to alt rockers The Filthy Violets (in the picture) for winning our LA Best of 2010 fans' poll. After a seriously tight race the band preceded atmoshperic pop songwriter Patrick Joseph and apocaliptic rockers Queen Caveat. Here's the Fans' Poll Top 15 - thanks to all the bands for spreading the word about it! The composite chart results (including the vote of our jury of scene makers listed here) will be out later this week, so be sure to check back for the overall winners!

The Filthy Violets
Patrick Joseph
Queen Caveat
Taylor Locke and The Roughs
Red Circle Underground
Dylan Trees
Incan Abraham
Tara Priya
The Mighty Regis
Mad Planet
He's My Brother She's My Sister
A House for Lions
The Smiles
White Arrows

The Deli Staff


Rioux releases debut CD, tours Europe

There’s something special about Rioux – pronounced ‘ree-you’, the moniker of artist Erin Rioux – an audiovisual artist whose creative energy is almost too genius to have come from someone so young. It’s equally intriguing to pick up on the eclectic sounds in Rioux’s songs as it is to try and fathom the inspirations behind them. His debut full-length "Everything You Need Is Right Here" dropped on January 17th and each track has been such a special treat to the ears – some psychedelically trippy, some painfully romantic, and even some that sound like the Dirty Projectors playing around with an NES cartridge. But the most interesting aspect of Rioux is that he marries the music-listening experience with a visual one, making his shows especially captivating (read: trippy). We’re really excited for what this local Brooklyn artist has to offer in the future.
You can download a free track over at The Morning After Pills blog but really you should stream and purchase the entire album over at his website. We got ours on vinyl! - - Kristen Yoonsoo Kim



Ace Reporter CD release at Cameo on 02.17

Brooklyn indie folk artist Ace Reporter (born Chris Snyder) spent one full year of his life, 2009, busy with the occupational side of being a musician without the music part. Frustrated, Chris set himself a quest: to write, record and post one song a day for the entirely of 2010 (a short blurb written by the artist about this project can be found here). As Chris says, "[The project] became a journey of my physical and mental state...It was something I poured myself into." Now that the threesixfive project is completed, Ace is releasing free EPs featuring various tracks from the project, from the quiet first title track Sleepyhead to the playful juxtaposition No Planes. The 5-track Sleepyhead EP is now available for free download here, the release party will be at Cameo on 02.17. - Leah Tribbett


Heroes of Popular Wars


From the streets of Williamsburg comes Heroes of Popular Wars. With a resonating sound, they let loose an indie/electronic sound, unique to the scene. Their music is complex, yet simple; one of the many reasons they pick up so many avid listeners. One of their songs, “A Bus Called Further” sums up the band in just under five minutes: catchy, inventive, experimental and, overall, highly enjoyable. 



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