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June 2010
Blue Giant
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To say the self-titled debut album from Portland's Blue Giant is great would be a huge understatement. I was immediately captivated from the first track to the last, as if I just took a long walk through the woods.

The vast amount of instruments and weaving vocal harmonies gives a strong narrative to the entire album, creating a very cinematic listen - allowing the listener to wade through a lush landscape of sound and intricacy.

Husband and wife Anita and Kevin Robertson - along with Chris Funk, Seth Lorinczi, and Evan Railton - have formed this "supergroup" from their vast catalogue of wonderful projects, and have created a beautiful follow up to their Target Heart EP.

A standout track is "Clean the Clock." The song is wonderfully crafted with driving acoustic guitar, strong electric guitar leads and stronger vocal patterns supporting them. The song moves into very different places, shifting through natural ebbs and flows, all while keeping a general theme and referencing different parts of the piece.

One of my favorite things about the album is how the songs bleed into each other, demanding the audience consume the album as a whole. I highly encourage everyone to give this album is a listen!

- Stirling Myles





French Horn Rebellion tour the Americas, release video, play Bowl on 06.12

French Horn Rebellion are slowly conquering the world country by country, with their irresisble 70s infused disco-pop. The band has recently opened on major European stages for Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, The Drums and Sleigh Bells. They are now busy touring the Americas, starting in Montreal, stopping in NYC at the Bklyn Bowl on June 12th, and ending in Sao Paulo on June 27th!
A recent visual collaboration betrays deeper, creative connection with Canada and Brasil. Montreal based Canadian film maker DEFASTEN (aka Patrick Doan) with this video visualised The Twelves remix of “Beaches & Friends”, French Horn Rebellion’s collaboration with Brazilian duo Database, a track which provides a clearing for the long awaited French Horn Rebellion debut album recently completed aboard trains, planes, and hotel rooms across Europe. 

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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 6/10-6/13

Of course tomorrow you should find yourself at the show we've put together at the Hemlock, and while that is a quality show there are still others worth checking out this weekend.

On Thursday the 10th (((folkYEAH!))) will be presenting Sleepy Sun, celebrating their CD Fever's release, at the Great American Music Hall with The Fresh and Onlys and Moon Duo, 9pm.

Head up the Haight to Milk on Friday for a night of shoegaze and post-punk with Here Come the Saviours and their good friends Everything Gone Green and 2;Frail, 9pm.

Round out your weekend by heading to the Independent on Sunday where the Young Prisms will be opening up for Real Estate and All Saints Day (feat. members of Vivian Girls, Cat Power and Delta 72), 8pm.

Don't forget to check out our latest Deli SF Presents show at the Hemlock tomorrow (featuring The Dashing Suns, Tokyo Raid, and Meta) and, if you haven't already done so, go vote!

 

-Ada Lann

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Lolla Schedule Live

Lollapalooza released the schedule for their three day event and opened up the single ticket sales today. Go get you some Lolla action!

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Revised “Promoter Bill” Going to Council Tomorrow

City Councilmen Bill Greenlee and Darrell Clarke will be bringing a revised version of the “Promoter Bill” to the Committee of Licenses and Inspections tomorrow, June 9. It’s a much tamer version than its asinine counterpart.
 
“The amended bill calls for establishments with maximum capacities of 50 or more to notify the Police Department two weeks in advance if a promoter or outside operator is going to be in charge of maintaining security and the legal occupancy limit during an event…the bill also will require promoters to register with the city and have a current business-privilege license,” said Noelle Marconi, Greenlee's legislative director.
 
It’s better, but I still never think cops and good times mix well. Does the bill still suck to you? Well, it's not too late to voice your opinion.
 
- Q.D. Tran
 

 

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