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Cute little lo-fi video from Seequill - live at Littlefield, on 12.12

Pysch rock quartet Seequill release new lo-fi music video for their track "Rest For Now". In typical Seequill style the video was shot on the day of a full moon and during a blizzard. A band full of sonic surprises, ethereal atmospheres, crunchy distorted beats, sudden reggae-ish breaks, zappian guitar solos, weird samples and loops coexist in a unique hodgepodge of music influences. They play this Sunday December 12th at Littlefield in Brooklyn with Birds & Batteries from San Francisco, Tallest Trees from Nashville, and locals Elastic Summer. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).




Introducing The Hezekiah Leaves & Spinning Jonses at The Ox Dec. 9

By now, you may have seen founding members of Philly Folk Parade, The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones, play shows together in several venues throughout the city and on the road. However, you have never seen them take part in a bit of a role reversal for a whole show. But that’s exactly what’s going to happen at The Ox tonight for a very rare occasion, where you’ll be introduced to The Hezekiah Leaves and Spinning Joneses. If there are any two Philly bands out there who know the other’s music as well as their own, it’s this tight knit folk family. And while putting that bond to the test, they went as far as to work on an album that will be released on Mad Dragon Records. Tonight you’ll here plenty of different spins on the songs that you know and love, but you might also hear some new material including songs from Hezekiah Jones’ upcoming album Have You Seen Our New Fort?, which is due for release in February on well-respected folk label Yer Bird. Tonight’s show will also feature music from Toy Soldiers and Papertrees. The Ox, (you should know by now or ask a friend), 8pm, $5, 21+ (Photo by Lisa Schaffer) - Bill McThrill

NYC folky artists on the rise: Melanie Penn

New York singer-songwriter Melanie Penn's songs are a charming exercise in simpleness and gentleness. Her new album "Wake Up Love" is a collection of delicately arranged, sparse pop-folk treats that perfectly complement Melanie's pristine soprano. No shows scheduled at this time.


Phrequency Turns Two at Vincent Michael Gallery Dec. 9

Fellow Philly scene watchers Phrequency will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary tonight at Vincent Michael Gallery, and they have three promising local acts to help get everyone movin’ as well as some FREE social lubrication provided by Pabst. Nicos Gun should be a name that you are getting familiar with here at The Deli. You can’t help but notice that the psychedelic electro rock crew loves them some Prince (as everyone should). The fellas of Nicos Gun sent us their new music video for the track “Party Cult”, which you can check out below. It was directed by Joe Belack. They’ll be joined tonight by Hennessy Youngman (Jayson from Plastic Little), who’s probably still buzzing from hosting last night’s new wildly successful monthly dance party “Magic Moments” at KFN, and indie pop newcomers Dragon King. You’ll also get a sneak peak at the latest gallery show, “Sneaker”, which features work from Thomas Buildmore, El Toro, Papermonster, Nosego, Hilary White (Lion Versus), and more! Vincent Michael Gallery, 1050 N. Hancock Street (The Piazza), 7pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


Cheers Elephant Warming Up for the Winter at M Room Dec. 9

By most standards, Cheers Elephant produce some pretty easy-going stuff. Just take a good listen to the rollicking rhythms and delicate finger-picking of tracks like "Dharma" or "Como Es La Vida". This, however, doesn't mean they show any hesitation in kicking out the snarling riffs. "Cocaine" certainly sports some rumbling distortion and spirited yells. They’ll probably be using tonight’s show at the M Room as a warm-up for their upcoming Midwest winter tour and album release party on January 8 at World Café Live. And if you're looking for some new face on the local music scene, there's Vintage Kicks, who just formed this past May. Halfway between world-weary and explosive, they manage to make the garage rock revival of the early 00s (remember that?) sound fresh again. "King Geek" makes an infectious meld of impassioned vocals, just-right distortion, and subtle synth flourishes. Also keep an eye out for Motel Motel. These Brooklyn natives create tightly composed tunes rooted in Americana. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave, 8pm, $10, 21+ - Joe Poteracki

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