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Welcome AZI Fellas Back at The M Room March 18

Socially conscious Cambodian hip hop crew AZI Fellas just landed back in Philly after returning from their homeland. While the boys had made their first trip to Phnom Penh to soak up some of the underground sounds of their country’s evolving hip hop community, their journey had a higher purpose. They returned with the One Love Movement, a Philly-based non-profit in support of better immigration policies and stopping deportation, to videotape footage and help bring awareness to this issue haunting the immigrant population. I love do-gooders, especially when they have mad skillz. So welcome the posse back this evening at the M Room! They’ll be joined by the smooth flow of Young Gliss (who I’m also really feelin’) and Voss. The M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $10 adv/$15 door, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Chill Out w/Tadoma and Friends at Pilam March 18

When multi-instrumentalist Joe Patitucci, otherwise known as Tadoma, felt inspired by his previous physical and chemical journeys, he created the sonic sideshow that was his 2010 album Fieldnotes. The songs that manifest themselves during live performancesexploit the senses with an ever looping pattern of toy instruments, drum machines, and enough bizarre samples to mirror 70’s krautrock icons. I was highly impressed by his last minute set when he opened Arc In Round’s EP release show that The Deli presented after Post Post abruptly broke up dropping off the bill. He is the perfect addition to this evening’s lineup of experimental music cohorts at Pilam, which will be headlined by the constantly evolving psychdelitronic wizardry of Gemini Wolf. The band has been hitting the studio and aiming to drop their newest release Infinite Sand Dunes, but also released a hot new ambient remix for I’ll Take U that needs to bbe heard! Also on tap will be chiptune fuzzy-headed superstar Dino Lionetti a.k.a. Cheap Dinosaurs, who headlined last year’s chiptune extravaganza, Magfest. And rounding out the lineup will be recent Deli Philly Artist(s) of the Month winner, Music for Headphones. Pilam, 3914 Spruce St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Bill McThrill


Norwegian Arms Come Out Swinging at JB’s March 17

Philly’s own Norwegian Arms is playing a pretty buzzworthy show tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, where they’ll open for the Baltimore-based, Wham City no-wave breakouts Future Islands. I saw Norwegian Arms at band leader Brendan Mulvihill’s home-base, The Ox, and their freak-folk stylings translated into one frenetic and catchy performance. The intimacy of their recordings is just as super endearing. The aged, home-made sound gives it a fantastic feeling when supporting Mulvihill’s friendly voice that quakes like ancient floorboards. Some of the most enjoyable tracks are the ones released as solo demos on Mulviihill’s blog, which serves as a hub for his many creative endeavors. The tunes recall early Devendra Banhart and K Records cohort, Little Wings, with the addition of some Dodos-esque drumming. Norwegian Arms is set to release a limited pressing of some new recordings wrapped in bio-degradable and extremely eco-friendly packaging (props to Mulvihill & co. for utilizing art to highlight and improve on environmental issues). Dr. Dog's Eric Slick will be performing on stage with Norwegian Arms this evening. The show is also rounded out by fellow Phill-ites Club Lyfestile dance squad, who will be doing all they can to get booties-a-shakin’. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Adam G.


Free Restorations Record Release Show at KFN March 17

When members of hardcore outfit Jena Berlin retraced their steps and formed a rustic indie rock band in Restorations, they provided just the right musical backdrop for the raspy, dynamic vocals of singer Jon Loudon. After releasing a 7-inch, a split album with Rosetta, the band has been hard at work on releasing a full-fledged album that they will be releasing on vinyl via Tiny Engines on April 19 and early digitally via iTunes/Bandcamp on March 22. Tonight they’ll be celebrating the upcoming release with a free show at Kung Fu Necktie. The self-titled album was recorded by Algernon Cadwallader’s Joe Reinhart, and mixed at The Headroom by Jonathon Low, who has previously worked with Dr. Dog and mewithoutYou. Joining them on the bill will be buddies The Holy Mess and Gods and Queens. Restorations will also be doing an acoustic set at Grindcore House on March 26. Kung Fu Necktie, 1201 N. Front St., 8pm, Free, 21+ - Bill McThrill


WXPN & YVYNYL’s SXSW Philly 2011 Showcase!

Just wanted to give a little love to all the Philly folks down at SXSW! Today is the big (mostly) Philly showcase that Creepoid’s Pat Troxell brought together as sort of a homecoming and is sponsored by WXPN & YVYNYL. It should be a fun day of bonding for some of our local acts that made the trip down. Below is the breakdown of set times for the event. Cheers! - The Deli Staff
Set Times:
12:00 – 12:20pm  - Nicos Gun
12:30 – 12:50pm - Suede Uppers
1:00 – 1:20pm - Arrah and the Ferns
1:30 – 1:50pm - The Armchairs
2:00 – 2:20pm - The Spinto Band
2:30 – 2:50pm - Slutever
3:00 – 3:20pm - Far-out Fangtooth
3:30 – 3:50pm - Creepoid
4:00 – 4:20pm - Golden Ages
4:30 – 4:50pm - Reading Rainbow
5:00 – 5:20pm - Nothing
5:30 – 5:50pm  - The Spooks

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