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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





Weekend Warrior, November 16 - 18

Ahead of its release on November 23 via Sister Polygon Records, Brown Bunny, the new album from Florry, will be celebrated with a release show this Saturday at Tundra Dome. There’s a sense of personal intimacy in a relaxed, folky place, and then again there’s the exploration of tension in raw punk pockets. Intimate contemplations flow forward in combustible swells as the range of the vocals ride the ebb & flow of musicality. The sonic trek is not necessarily a linear one; there are soft-spoken, soothing moments of whimsy that are contrasted or balanced by frenetic flourishes of energy. That ability to build up pressure and release it at points of respite captures a vulnerable/tenacious dynamic. The trio will be supported by the dreary, candid, post-punk melodies of local quartet Corey Flood, the enchantingly earnest songs of Emily Yacina, and tourmates Time Stalkers. – Michael Colavita

More places to hit this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Square Peg Round Hole, SUN Strawberry Runners

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT Neighbors Complaint, Old Fezziwig, The Willies/The Donuts/DJ Dame Luz

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Tev Geez, OddBall Nur , Finess Jewelz, SUN Wesley Curtis, JONILL, Joshua Bation 

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT DJ SYLO, DJ Next, Astro 8000, AliceXtra 

Franklin Music Hall (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Bri Steves

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Philly Loves Animals II, SAT (Upstairs) Minas Presents: Tribute to Jobim & Cole Porter/(Downstairs) Rockdale Music:Fall Showcase

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Black Tie Stereo, Menace Of The Canvas, The Boardwalk Kings, SAT Famous & Fallen, Mr. Lisp, Effusion 35, Weak Knees, SUN Second to Safety, Moment To Capitalize

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)SAT Jersey Dan’s 40th Birthday Party!!! Live Band Karaoke w/Taggart

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Fire In The Radio, Joy Riding, SAT Stealing From Thieves, Delmont, Rusty Pigeon

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Dylan Jane, Langor, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Mike Quinn, Punk Hands, SUN Sophie Coran, Spirit Haus, Mariah Del Rio & Logan Roth

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Jus O, OneTakeDave, Jizza Raw

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Commonwealth Choir,

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT You Go No You / Ethan Berkowitz, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Torito, Bern & The Bastards, Wormtooth, Revolution, I Love You, High Council, SAT Howling Fantods (Record Release), Prowler, Full Bush

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Dead Robins

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI IATT, Cancer Priest, SAT Tile, Faking, Hover

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI OverEasy, Sea Rae, SAT Sad & Boujee, SUN Fallout Music Festival

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Civil Hold Up, Saint Wilde, Missing Frets, SAT Jac with No K, Cowbell Superstar

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Greg Sover Band

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI (Sandy) Alex G, SAT (Sandy) Alex G

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Harmony Woods, SUN Bad Heaven Ltd, Tact, Half Thought

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Jesse Gimbel, Matt Tarka

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Interminable, Little Strike (Joint Album Release), Destiny X

The Art Dept Collective (1638 E. Berks St.) SAT Strange Parts

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Brackish, Puppy Angst, Sleepy Freak

Tundra Dome (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Florry (Record Release), Corey Flood

Delirium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Blueroom, Blame Jakob

The Root Cellar (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Poms, Mega Mango, Chill Dad, Earthboy





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Great Time

With a band name like Great Time, the trio of Jill Ryan, Donnie Spackman, and Zack Hartman have a lot to live up to, which they doubled down on with the naming of their debut LP Great Album – an eclectic mix of danceable grooves, soulful slow jams, and intimate bedroom pop, enhanced by hints of psychedelia, momentary rock freak-outs, and guest bars and vocals. The band is continuing to go all in with the construction of their very own recording studio on a farm outside of Philly, which was also supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Below is their latest video for the track “Lazy Lilly,” and you can catch them this upcoming Tuesday, November 20 at Johnny Brenda’s. But first, check out our recent Featured Artist(s) interview with the Great Time gang HERE!





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Great Time

With a band name like Great Time, the trio of Jill Ryan, Donnie Spackman, and Zack Hartman have a lot to live up to, which they doubled down on with the naming of their debut LP Great Album – an eclectic mix of danceable grooves, soulful slow jams, and intimate bedroom pop, enhanced by hints of psychedelia, momentary rock freak-outs, and guest bars and vocals. The band is continuing to go all in with the construction of their very own recording studio on a farm outside of Philly, which was also supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Below is their latest video for the track “Lazy Lilly,” and you can catch them this upcoming Tuesday, November 20 at Johnny Brenda’s. But first, check out our recent Featured Artist(s) interview with the Great Time gang below!

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Great Time: We all met in New York City while at The New School studying jazz. We started as more of a jazz band with different members, but after tiring of the usual types of songs we were playing, we started branching out more and trying new things musically. We spent a lot of time jamming in basements and practice rooms, finding ideas we liked and trying to develop them real time into something cohesive. We eventually took this process into our studio, which we just completed construction on in late 2017. We ended up recording and producing our album here, which we just released in April. We collaborated with several rappers, singers, and instrumentalists as features. We also worked with visual artists to create a piece of art for each track on Great Album.

TD: Where did the name Great Time come from? 

GT: We get this one a lot. In college, we had a show coming up so we made a poster for it. It was a crappy Microsoft Word Art-style poster filled with buzz words like "Courage," "Respect," "Tolerance," for no apparent reason. At the top, it said "Great Time," and I overheard someone in the hallway say, "Who's Great Time?".  That pretty much sealed it.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

GT: We all have different influences, but have some common ground such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Incubus, Nirvana, D'Angelo, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, J Dilla, a bunch of jazz (Bill Evans, Miles, Coltrane, Cannonball, Oscar Peterson), Little Dragon, early Coldplay, classical music, Feist, Joni Mitchell, and so much more. 

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to? 

GT: Currently? Altopalo, Ariana Grande, John Mayer, The Bul Bey, Kingsley Ibeneche, Space Captain, and Talking Heads are some of the artists on our playlists right now. 

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

Jill Ryan: Modest Mouse//Arcade Fire//The Killers at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.  First album: I don't remember the first full-length album I bought, but I remember buying a Dido single at Warehouse Records when I was little. 

Donnie Spackman: I think it's probably Raffi. First album: Blink 182 - Enema of the State.

Zack Hartmann: Primus at the Paramount in Seattle, WA. First album: Eminem - The Eminem Show.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

JR: Philly has a gr8 vibe. The people, artists, musicians, cooks. There's definitely a sense of community, and I think that has to do with the size of the city and the people that live here.

DS: I like that it's old.

ZH: Everyone seems pretty cool.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

JR: Jerks.

DS: I just think the subway isn't very good.

ZH: Traffic on 76.

TD: What are your plans for 2019?

More music, more videos, more shows, more festivals. 

Our upcoming shows:

11/20/18 - Johnny Brenda's - Philly

12/12/18 - Berlin - NYC

1/10/19 - MilkBoy - Philly

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

GT: There's so much to this story, but I'll try to keep it brief. We show up to our "venue," which is actually a non-descript warehouse in Philly. After finally getting a hold of the "venue owner," we start loading our gear into the building. We follow him down a long, cement hallway, past a couple churches and a boxing gym, and around the corner, we enter through an unmarked steel door. Inside our "venue," we find the dingiest office imaginable; it was an old graphics company that had gone out of business - all white walls, fluorescent lights, and no A/C. Then the owner says, "I'm just going to take this wall out real quick." We thought he was kidding...he proceeds to begin demoing the drywall from the center of the room. As the entire room fills with dust, the lone man's team eventually shows up (all two of them), and they begin hauling scrap wood and old desks out. At this point, we are 1 hr from doors opening, no audio equipment is present, nobody has sound checked, and all of the bands are loaded in. Everyone has the same look on their face - the classic "is this actually happening?" look. After a brief conversation with the other bands, we all decide it would be best to cancel the show...several disappointing phone calls later, we were back on the road and on our way to the next gig.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

JR: 1/2 pound of Boars Head bologna.

DS: Bagel with salmon and cream cheese.

ZH: Either some kind of turkey pesto thing, or some kind of Italian salami thing, or 2 eggs on a bagel.

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New Track: "Cemetery" - Tapes & Tubes

Hauntingly beautiful strings set the stage for “Cemetery,” the new single from Austin Potter, a.k.a. Tapes & Tubes. The song has an eerie, fall mix of bright sun and a chilly breeze, as the scene is laid out in deep spoken-word detail. That desolate, quiet stillness of an old small town, imagining the lives of those who have passed on in prose form as one takes a moment to remember those who may seem forgotten. Bourbon & Branch will play host to a billing on Thursday, November 29 that will include Tapes & Tubes, C.M. Slenko, and C.R. Gennone.

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