San Francisco based neo soul R&B musician, 8th Grader has released a new self titled EP. This creative and mellow down tempo R&B EP has a smooth and enticing style that brings new flavor to the Bay Area music scene. This 6-track album has touches of 80's synth soul with influences of Prince's classic soundscape. The album definitely has a great flow. We encourage that you give the 8th Grader EP!
Former winner of The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month poll, Morgan Manifacier is celebrating the pre release of his new album Hues and Calm. This talented Oakland based singer/songwriter has a beautiful and touching knack for making dense, moving ballads. Manifacier is currently taking his music on the road, as he is embarking on an extensive independent West Coast tour. Congratulations to Morgan for his album and tour!
You can download the single "Cold Countries" from Hues and Calm below!
Morgan Manifacier Tour Dates:
May 25th: Portland, OR - The Waypost
May 26th: Salem, OR - House Show
May 27th: Olympia, WA - Le Voyeur Cafe
May 28th: Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
May 29th: Eugene, OR - Cozmic
May 30th: Sacramento, CA - Shine
May 31st: San Luis Obispo, CA - Linnaea's Cafe
June 1st: Santa Barbara, CA - Muddy Waters
June 2nd: Los Angeles, CA - Amplyfi
June 3rd: San Diego, CA - House Show
June 5th: Tucson, AZ - Plush
June 6th: Las Cruces, NM - House Show
June 7th: Phoenix, AZ - The Rogue Bar
June 8th: Fresno, CA - Fresno Brewing Company
June 9th: San Francisco, CA - 2013 SF FREE FOLK FESTIVAL.
Congratulations to the acclaimed San Francisco based indie rock band, Scissors for Lefty for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's artist of the month poll for the month of May! This band exudes enthusiasm in regards to their pop sensibilities, and the poll shows that Scissors For Lefty is a local favorite by The Deli readers! This band obviously has a great number of loyal fans! We wish them the best and are pleased to be able to share their music and local talent!
You can see Scissors for Lefty live in San Francisco on June 15th at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco with Happy Fangs, The Trims and The Hundred Days. Go out and support these great local bands and have a blast!
San Francisco based alt indie rock band, The Orange Peels are playing two shows on Saturday night at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. The band's late show (10 pm) is SOLD OUT, but never fear, you can catch them playing an early set at 7 pm. This bands laid back and well composed stye of rock is appealing and a joy to listen to. Do your best to catch this great Bay Area band!
San Francisco based garage indie rock band, Cool Ghouls will be playing live in SF tonight at The Depot. This band will be fortunate enough to share the bill with legendary alt rocker, Ty Segall, as he tours with his new band Fuzz. This will be a line up and a night to remember for sure. This will also be a chance to see Cool Ghouls play before they set out on a west coast mini tour until July. Make sure you make it out to this event.
Cool Ghouls Tour Dates:
May 7 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Depot %
Jun 2 - Portland, OR - The Know
Jun 3 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Jun 5 - Santa Rosa, CA - House Show
Jun 6 - Santa Cruz, CA - Jury Room
Jun 7 - Fullerton, CA - Burger Records
Jun 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Jul 13 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol Fest
Aug 3 - San Francisco, CA - San Frandelic Psych Fest
Safety Scissors, aka Matthew Curry, has been exploring with experimental electronic and dance music since 1999, releasing on labels such as ~scape and Plug Research. He recently relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn, signed to the venerable Berlin based electro label BPitch Control and announced the release of the project's third LP, 'In A Manner Of Sleeping,' scheduled for early June in North America. Curry will also be taking Safety Scissors on the road throughout the Spring and Summer, with the first batch of tour dates announced, including New York on May 24th (TBA location, a reSOLUTE party). Anybody interested in electronica, minimal house or avant-pop with lush atmospherics shouldn't miss out this artist's upcoming album and shows. - Trista Hou
Oakland based electronic synth pop musician, Futurebrite is gearing up to release a new album entitled Futurebrite Part 1, scheduled to be the first one of a trilogy of records forged by Oakland multi-instrumentalist Karen Kanan Correa and Brooklyn Based electronics guru Josh Grant. Considering the catchy and well produced preview single "Faux Accords" (video streaming below) Futurebrite's future might be bright indeed!
Look out for the album Futurebrite Part 1 on June 11th. - Jordannah Elizabeth
San Francisco based electro pop femme fatal musician, Violent Vickie has released a new single. This aggressive pop punk song entitled, Men, is a track from full legnth album, Monster's Alley, which is a collection off kilter and uniquely composed electronic tracks that will attract riot grrrls and punk rockers alike. Violent Vickie is currently playing live in the United States and Europe.
Violent Vickie Tour Dates:
May 17 -Oakland @ RCA (Scream Queens Fest)
May 19 - @ El Rio – San Francisco, CA
June 28-30-Belligham, WA (Fempowerment Festival)
June-Olympia, PDX, Seattle—TBA
July 24 – Heldne Bar – Zurich
July 28 – Pork – Berlin
August 2 – Bar 122 – Huddersfield, UK
August 3 – TBA – Manchester
August 4 – TBA – London
August 5 – Riots Not Diets – Brighton, UK
San Francisco based indie psych, chamber pop band, The Visibles are releasing a new self titled/self recorded album this month. This ecelctic, genre bending band exudes a Beatle-esque sound with folk pop aesthetics. The new album sounds great and is produced well. You can attain this new record digitally on Itunes and Amazon on May 13th, and the album will be available on vinyl on May 22nd of this year.
You can also catch The Visibles live at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on May 22nd.