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Hair Rocket Release New Video and Launch Kickstarter Campaign!

Our favorite pyrotechnician/Berklee dropout Chris Blassucci is back with his band Hair Rocket. They just released a new video for “OK Alright”, the first single from their upcoming LP Punishment Cookie scheduled for release in April 2011. Hair Rocket has received plenty of help from friends to make this album come to fruition, and they launched a Kickstarter campaign to pay back all their friends who have donated their precious time. Please check out their new music video below by Workers of the East and pay it forward. Thanks! - The Deli Staff
 

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Cold Cave Released Opening Track from New Album

Cold Cave has a new album coming out on April 5 titled Cherish The Light Years via Matador Records. It was recorded with Chris Coady (Beach House, Islands, etc.) in NYC. They just released the opening track of the full-length, “The Great Pan Is Dead”. Wes Eisold stated, “It was also the first song I wrote after the group of songs that makes up Love Comes Close and it existed in some half-finished way in my head for almost two years.” You can check out the finished track below and download it for free here in exchange for your e-mail. (Photo by Austin Durant) - The Deli Staff
 

The Great Pan Is Dead by Cold Cave

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The Deli Magazine Presents “Aquarius Raging” at Danger Danger Feb. 12!

We were honored when asked this year to present “Aquarius Raging”! It’s a jam-packed showcase of talented folks brought to you by Danger Danger Gallery and the Grandchildren boys. “Aquarius Raging” was how Danger Danger started over 5 years ago at the original Danger Danger House. This year’s event is also doubling as a fundraiser to help support the gallery collective so they can keep making it an awesome place for live music to perform. The lineup of kind-hearted bands who are donating their time and talents this year are Dangerous Ponies, Gang, The National Rifle, Dinosaur Feathers, Spirit Animal, The Armchairs, Valleys and The Perfection!sts. We hope all who have shared in this special place will join us and show your support on Saturday, February 12 at Danger Danger Gallery. We look forward to “raging” with you! - The Deli Staff
 
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Rare Solo Performance by Power Animal at DDG Feb. 3

The last time I saw Power Animal (a.k.a. Keith Hampson) perform solo was in the basement of South Philly’s Castle Gay. Hampson said that it would be a while until he’d do it again since he had a full band in the works. That was almost a year and a half ago. Since then, he released his highly-underrated full length People Songs on Waaga Records and has been impressing audiences with his percussive experimental six-piece outfit that he assembled with some talented close-knit friends from the Northeast. The Deli was also proud to have them perform at our most recent Anniversary Party with The Extraordinaires and An American Chinese. Well, Hampson is back to his roots tonight performing solo at Danger Danger Gallery so make sure to check out this rare opportunity. Scheduled on the bill will be Lux Perpetua, Scott Churchman, Caring Practice and Attic Abasement. I also wanted to give you a heads up on a killer lineup that I am super stoked about happening at The Ox on Saturday February 19. The full Power Animal band will be joining Grimace Federation, Ryat and Circadian Rhythms. I can guarantee plenty of The Deli crew will be out for that one and you should be too! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages (Photo by Robert Aitken) - Q.D. Tran
 

Sometimes by Power Animal

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Arc in Round Not Afraid of Violens at JB’s Feb. 3

This may make absolutely no sense to those living outside of my head, but when I listen to Arc in Round - the local “dark-pop” four-piece of Mikele Edwards, Chris Coello, Matt Ricchini, and producer/engineer Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, Lymbyc Systym) - I envision a nomadic ghost among boisterous souls. As all-encompassing live as it is on their recently released debut EP, Diagonal Fields, their wall of sound is layer upon layer of starry-eyed vocal echoes and hazy blasts of drifting cadence. And tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, where they’ll open for New York’s psych-noise three-piece Violens, Arc in Round will debut their single “Slow Ceiling” from Diagonal Fields (it’s available on iTunes and Bandcamp, with the Bandcamp version offering the Pink Skull Remix of “Spirit” as a bonus track). Featuring Philly wunderkind Kurt Vile on trumpet and Man Antlers’ Pete Angevine on percussion (both of whom helped on the EP and impending LP), the five-minute instrumental is a creeping build-up of dizzying musical notes and swirling ambience - a kind of mystic display of technical prowess that’s bound to blow your mind live. Follow that with the mysterious shoegaze guitar-pop adventures of local six-piece Nothing, and it’s aces. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave, 8pm, $10, 21+ - Annamarya Scaccia
 

Slow Ceiling by Arc in Round 

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