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Punk band The Rip Taylors release "Defects of Character"

Those looking for bare-knuckle brash punk in your local Nashville scene behold: The Rip Taylors is a band guaranteed to make you tap your Doc Martens, and channel some of that pent up angst. The group deals in catchy tracks that still manage to feel real and raw. Listen to "I Don't Care What You Say" off their latest release Defects of Character streaming below. - Olivia Sisinni


Punk-rockers T-Rextasy to play Market Hotel 10/3

Fun and fearless are not a word pairing that you'd think go together, but it's an apt description for the garage/punk rocker grrls in Brooklyn-based T-Rextasy. On their latest release, the delightfully fitting Jurassic Punk, the band uses fun vocal affectations and punk riff-age to lampoon patriarchy and systematic oppression with a forceful swagger - masterfully using absurdity to point out the absurdities that society forces women to deal with. Though T-Rextasy is endlessly engaging because of their unique approach to punk, their fiercely feminist message has us majorly crushing on the dino dames. Listen to T-Rextasy below, and be sure to check them out at the Market Hotel with Pity Sex and Eskimeaux, on 10/3. - Olivia Sisinni

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best punk/garage songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


New Pauline EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

With their latest EP Sundowner (which was engineered, mixed, and produced by Shelf Life's Scotty Leitch), the trio of Pauline stirs up a concoction of brooding, booming, harmony-laced rock. Slowly percolating under dim lights, the tight compositions still exhibit some bite. Catch them this evening at The Pharmacy with Doggo, Past Life, and Shakusky!


Aberrant Phase Gears Up to Release New Album on Halloween

​The San Francisco based metal, math rock band​, Aberrant Phase​ ​is gearing up to release a new album entitled, Below. This dark, merky metal record will appropriately be released next month on Halloween. You can get a taste of Below's vibe and tone by checking out their new single, Anodyne​. Enjoy the new music and support independent musicians!​


Foreign Air drops new single "Better for It" and play U Street

With soaring vocals and infectious backbeats, DC-based Foreign Air brings you "Better for It," the latest single from the alt/synth-pop duo. Starting with simple, delicate piano, the tune's momentum gradually builds, eventually doubling down and releasing into lush layers of instrumentation by the time the chorus hits. "Better for It" is ripe-for-radio ear candy, and we'd be shocked if you're not humming along with the hook by the track's end.  Stream "Better for It" below, and catch them at the U Street Music Hall 10/27 with the Strumbellas. - Olivia Sisinni


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