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July 2014
Peter Matthew Bauer
Thank God The Walkmen are on a “hiatus.” As unpopular a statement as that might be to fans of the beloved indie-rock outfit, the resulting album, Liberation! (Mexican Summer), by the group’s former bassist Peter Matthew Baur reinforces the truth behind what I think. Baur has taken the time as a chance to expand his wingspan creatively, producing an album that’s slick, resonant and infectiously psychedelic.
It’s a heady journey through the artist’s far-from-normal life, never lacking in emotion and fundamentally based in a sense of optimism. Also, one of the most fascinating things going on with Liberation! is how it blends local and international aesthetics without ever feeling like appropriation or pandering. Songs such as “I Was Born in an Ashram” and “Philadelphia Raga” feel organic and refreshing, incorporating exotic influences without ever making them feel awkwardly placed or unnecessary.
The whole effort is the culmination of a meditative post-“hiatus” tour through Europe, and it shows. The record is relaxed and casual yet exploratory, never seeming to break a sweat while being thoroughly entertaining. The collection of songs has a comforting accessibility reminiscent of couchbound evenings of honesty-filled, drunken/stoner chats with your best buddies, which may seem to come few and far between as all of us get older and busier. - Daniel Ludwig

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Guy Fox Celebrates Album Release at The Independent

Oakland based indie rock ensemble, Guy Fox is celebrating the release of their upcoming EP, The Wild at the Independent in San Francisco. Tumbleweed Wanderers will also be performing at the show on April 26th. This is second album release of this electronic garage rock band, and we hope you can make it out to support a talented and eclectic local band!


New Music Video for SF Indie Folk Duo - Ghost & Gale (From The Deli Open Blog)

Ghost & Gale is a dreamy folkrock duo based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A whiskey-warm baritone and a buttery alto, their music lends itself to golden evenings around a crackling campfire. Their debut EP, coming soon, will be an amalgam of living room sessions, where songs were born over late-night conversations and countless cups of tea. “Take Me to the Fire” is the first single the duo is releasing into the wild. Though Kickstarter, Ghost & Gale were able to raise enough money to make the music video for "Take Me to the Fire." The result is an epic tale of magic and survival, intensified by breathtaking visuals. Keep watching until the end -- the story takes an unexpected turn! -(from the Deli Open Blog) 


San Francisco's Great American Cities is Performing Live at The Monarch 4/18

Talented San Francisco based acousto-electronic rock band, Great American Cities will be playing live at The Monach this weekend on April 18th in San Francisco. They will be the musical portion of a local fashion show entitled, Heart of The Lion by Jozie T and Ruy Sue, along with the electronic synth pop band, Beautiful Machines. A member of influential local doom pop band, Death Valley High will be DJing the event all night long. It will be a crazy night of alternative rock and fashion at The Monarch!! Don't miss Great American Cities and Beautiful Machines tearing down the house. You can find out more information about this event and RSVP here.

Black Cobra Vipers Perform Tonight at Slim's in San Francisco 4/16

San Francisco based alternative pop rock band, Black Cobra Vipers, are performing live at Slim's in San Francisco with smoldering rising rock star, Reignwolf tonight. These band's explosive, dynamic and dramatic musical sound and presence are going to make for an amazing show. Do your best to make it out tonight. 


Mariee Sioux Album Release w/ Alena Diane & Conspiracy of Venus 5/2 + Two Mariee Sioux Song Premiers

Popular Bay Area based singer/songwriter, Mariee Sioux will be celebrating the release of her upcoming full length album, Gift for the End at Great American Music Hall on May 2nd. A rare San Francisco performance from fellow musician Alena Diane and the women's choir, Conspiracy of Venus will take place at Sioux's album release. Don't miss this empowering event, as Mariee had to overcome obsticles to release her new musical effort.

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is proud to present two brand new tracks from Gift For the End today! Take a listen to never before heard songs, Old Magic and Tule.

The Aerosols Play Final Show Before Finishing New Album w/ Sugar Candy Mountain and Pale Blue Dot - Hemlock Tavern 4/13

The San Francisco based indie pop band, The Aerosols are performing live tomorrw night at Hemlock Tavern. Sugar Candy Mountain and Pale Blue Dot will be sharing the bill. The Aerosols have also announced that tomorrow night's show will be their last live performance before they begin to concentrate on finishing their upcoming album. If you're an avid follower of any of these bands, make sure you make it out to the show. For more details, and to RSVP, click here.

The Asteroid # 4 Plays First Official Show in the Bay Area TONIGHT - Brick and Mortar Music Hall 4/11

Newly relocated San Francisco based neo psych veterans, The Asteroid #4 will be playing their first official show in the Bay Area tonight at Brick and Mortar Music Hall! The Asteroid #4 will be headlining an amazing local line up which includes: Cellar Doors, The Spyrals, and Mammoth Life. All of these bands have strong psych and alternative sounds, and their music will flow into each other as the night progresses. If the bands don’t completely drive you to the show tonight, check out Joel Gion, longtime member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre DJing between sets.

This is a show we're really excited about and highly recommend you attend. For more details about the event, click here.

The Stone Foxes Play The Fillmore on May 4th to Promote New Album and to Raise Awareness About Homelessness

San Francisco based super group, The Stone Foxes are playing a concert at The Fillmore on May 4th in San Fran to promote their new album, Small Fires, and to highlight their partnership with the healthy hunger relief charitable organization, Super Food Drive. The band created a humorous youtube video to express their elation about their upcoming show.

The Stone Foxes new album, Small Fires, is laced political undertones while the song Goodnight, Moon specifically faces the reality of homelessness. This show  has the band teaming up with the SF Food Bank as the band has worked to connect with every local food bank along their tour route. For more information about The Stone Foxes' partnership with Super Food Drive, click here.

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is happy to support The Stone Foxes and their selfless contributions in the Bay Area and wherever they roam! Make sure you don't miss their live performance on May 4th at The Fillmore. It will be an epic show!




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