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CMJ Show Opportunity: Submit your band to play one of The Deli's Music Marathon 2015 shows! (FREE)

Musicians in The Deli World (i.e. the 12 local US scenes we cover - list here),

Once again, The Deli will give some emerging bands and artists the opportunity to play at one of its CMJ 2015 Music Marathon showcases.

This year we have booked a bunch of shows in the Lower East Side (Pianos on Friday night and Rockwood on Wednesday!) and Williamsburg (The Living Room on Saturday and Muchmore's on Thursday!), and - as usual - we'll have several stages for different musical genres.

We are looking to book 3 or more artists for these shows through this submissions system.

To be considered, all you need to do is to apply HERE - good luck!

Submission deadline: August 15, 2015.

The Deli's Staff

Premiere: Split Screens - Black Pines

The San Francisco based music project, Split Screens has released a free download and bonus track from their LP, Before The Storm! The track is entitled, Black Pines and we're super excited to premiere it!

Inspired by a childhood spent in New York's remote Catskill Mountains, 'Black Pines' is the brand new single from Split Screens and it's a track that offers the kind of woozy Summer retreat that instantly captivates. Front man Jesse Cafiero's radiant vocal guides the track through three minutes of weighty pop music, shaped by a West Coast glow that is palpably invigorating. Impressive in scope and assured in delivery, 'Black Pines' is a further step forward from a songwriter who continues to grow and flourish with each release.

Take a listen and don't forget to mark your calendars for Split Screen's Tuesday residency at Amnesia in September!


Ticket Giveaway: JAM IN THE VAN: Mobile Music Studio & Performance Space (Invite Only Event During Outside Lands)

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is giving away FOUR TICKETS to the San Francisco Artist House JAM IN THE VAN music sessions during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival!

Email us at: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to enter to win!

The world’s first solar powered mobile music studio and performance session platform--will host the second installment of their San Francisco Artist House during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, where they’ll be hosting close to 20 one-of-a-kind performances from festival and local SF acts, plus a live showcase, from Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 9th.

The Artist House will serve as a retreat from the festival chaos and guests to this invite-online event will experience a kick-off party, live performances, photo-booths, talent gifting and interactive brand experiences; such as listening stations, games and art. Throughout each day bands will come through the Artist House where they will eat, drink, play games, charge their phones, network with other bands, interact and be gifted with products from cool brands, and record live sessions. The evening of Saturday the 8th will turn into a live music showcase that will go into the later hours. San Francisco Artist House (271 Dore St, San Francisco).

Bands performing at the kick off party Thursday, August 6th starting at 8pm:

The Soft White Sixties
Midnight North
Ivory Deville
Love and the Zealous
Valley Queen

Bands that will be recording Jam in the Van sessions:

Honey Island Swamp Band
Scary Little Friends
Ghost Town Jenny
Love and the Zealous
Frankie Boots and the County Line
Down and Outlaws
The Sam Chase
Highway Poets
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah


SF Venue Viracocha Holds Community Meeting to Discuss Closing TONIGHT

Editor's Note: I am personally saddened to hear of the closing of Viracocha. I played one of the best shows of my career at the venue and had a wonderful musical experience. They paid my band and I well, we were treated with respect and space's intimacy was incredibly special. Thanks for creating such a unique music space for acoustic performers. Please attend the community meeting tonight to learn more about the space's closing and what you can do to help. -je

A Message from Viracocha:

So as most of you know by now, we have closed Viracocha. Not temporarily, but completely, this time. We begin dismantling and demolition this weekend. However... There is still an opportunity to save the Basement Performance Level, and pass it along to the perspective new tenants. But.... we've only got TONIGHT! (Monday, August 3rd)

There is a group who wish to save the performance space, and keep it designated for public artistic programming, of all sorts, but the decision to move forward, or 'call it quits', needs an answer by the end of this evening.

There will be a community meeting at Viracocha, at 7:30 pm. The perspective tenant, will be on hand to describe their vision, and business plan, for what will, hopefully, inhabit 998 Valencia. They have some financial backing, but not enough to do it on their own.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in investing with them, in an effort to keep another SF art space in existence, this is the time. 7:30PM, Tonight.

Please share, and please join us in the discussion.

Also... If you've questioned why Viracocha is closing, or what prompts us to leave at this particular time..: answers will be provided. We have not spoken with any Reporters, despite the numerous articles that have come out speculating our decision. Remember, just cause words make it to print, doesn't mean they are true.

If you want the full story... all will be explained this evening.


998 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Gene Washington & The Ironsides and Los Hot Boxers Support The Suffers at Slim's - 8/4

The San Francisco based classic soul revivalist band, Gene Washington & The Ironsides will be performing at Slim's in support of the rapidly emerging soul/big band The Suffers. If you like insanely large music ensembles, energetic soul music and nostalgic experiences, check this show out. The San Jose based band, Los Hot Boxers will be rounding out the bill with a unique fusion of doo-wap, Jazz and Latin musical influences.

This would be the perfect show to take your S/O out for a night of dinner and dancing. It can't always be about you, of course there's no reason why you wouldn't have a BLAST getting down to The Suffers and all the amazing music you're going to experience on August 4th at Slim's??

You can order tickets strictly for the show, or you can invest in advanced tickets that includes a three course meal and reserved seating on the balcony. Do your best to make it out to this show!


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