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Spirit and Dust Expanding at North Star Bar Jan. 20

Since releasing a former Deli CD of the Month in Delight, Kristen Sylvester and the rest of Spirit and Dust have found themselves on a musical caravan that has transcended throughout many of the 50 states. The poetic and lamentful songstress has also been taking the time to expand her musical horizons by experimenting with a new found six-piece version of the band as well as collaborating with Raph Cutrufello a.k.a. Hezekiah Jones. Hopefully there will be some surprises alongside steadfast favorites like Hands and Limbs and The Center. Spirit and Dust will be opening for soulful Americana outfit North Lawrence Midnight Singers, whose sophomore LP Last Great Saturday Night proved to be a sleeper hit of last year, and somber songbird Julia Rainer. She’ll also be working with a new backing band in The Shiners. Rounding out the lineup will be garage rockers Satellite Hearts. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Bill McThrill
 
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New Video and Single from Nightlands

Nightlands (a.k.a. Dave Hartley) drops a video (below) today for his new single “All the Way”, which was directed by Audrey Smith. The All The Way 7” will be available on tour so you can get your own copy this Saturday, January 22 when Hartley comes to The Ox for Nightlands’ debut live performance in Philly. (Album Artwork from Paul Rudolph's Lower Manhatten Expressway, c. 1967 - 1972) - The Deli Staff  
 

All the Way by Nightlands from Secretly Jag

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New Track and Cover Art from Brown Recluse’s Upcoming Album

We’ve been looking forward to Brown Recluse’s upcoming release Evening Tapestry via Slumberland on March 15. The popsmiths premiered a new track from their album titled “Impression of a City Morning” on Pitchfork today, which you can check out below as well the album’s rad cover art above. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff
 

Impression of a City Morning by Brown Recluse 

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The Great Cranberry Presents “Aquarius Prom” at Adobe Café Feb. 5!

Did you miss your high school prom? Well, you have a chance to live a much cooler experience (with no chaperones) when The Great Cranberry presents Aquarius Prom on Saturday, February 5 at the Adobe Café (upstairs)! The event is a prom-themed party with performances by THE JAWNS, a live mashup/soultrain band featuring members of The Extraordinaires, The Armchairs, Arrah and the Ferns, Nicos Gun and Virtual Virgin as well as DJ Evil V spinning some ass-shaking grooves. It’s going to be a crazy dance party to warm you up from this cold, cold Philly winter! There will also be a discounted admission for those who get dressed up ($3) and an extra special discount for those who are ready to get Ab Fab in drag ($2). Oh yes, this is going to be an old-fashioned love fest so please dress to impress! - The Deli Staff
 
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Kuf Knotz Presents “The BoomBox Collective” at WCL Jan. 19

I’ve discussed the issue about the lack of places for up-and-coming hip hop artists to perform in Philly with Kuf Knotz many times over the years. Well, it looks like he’s taken matters into his own hands. Tonight Kuf Knotz presents “The BoomBox Collective”, a new FREE monthly hip hop showcase at World Café Live. But knowing Kuf this will likely expand to plenty of different genres - quite possibly all on the same night. The featured artists for this evening’s installment are Chalk & The Beige Americans (a band that he’s been talking about for months now - he also suggests seeing them live because he doesn’t think that their recordings do them justice), Curly Castro, Dave Vegas, and DJ Stoupe (from Jedi Mind Tricks and also Dutch). With Philadelphia Slick throwing their monthly “Rap TV” every 1st Wednesday at The Blockley and “The BoomBox Collective” happening every 2nd or 3rd Wednesday at WCL, it looks like hip hop is finding a little home in University City or at least an apartment. BTW: I was really feelin’ the lineups that On Tyme Music Marketing put together for the Philly F/M Fest at Club Risque. Glad to see underground hip hop is still fightin’ hard in Philly, but I never believed that it had stopped! World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 8pm, FREE, All Ages - Q.D. Tran
 
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