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Welcome to Radiation City

From the power duo who brought you (and continue to bring you) Soap Collectors and Spesus Christ comes a new destination called Radiation City. Warmly caressed guitar and and whirling Wurlitzer will wrap around you like a tune from yesteryear, when tubes were in amps and televisions, not just online. There's something aged that warbles about from Radiation City that will take you away on nostalgia wiser than your years while thoughtfully reminiscing in something you've yet to hear. Mellowed harmonies and fading keys pressed between pages of staccato'd heartbeat-drums guarantee yet another calmly addicting set of sounds from these fantastic cats. Visit the smiling warmth Radiation City in February at Mississippi Studios and look forward to new songs from this radiant three-piece soon on Apes Tapes. -Mike Harper

Radiation City - Summer Is Not Act I

 

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Weekend Warrior, January 21 - 23

The winter doldrums might be cold and miserable. But fortunately Danger Danger Gallery is ready to warm up your party life this Saturday with a show of MEGA proportions! On tap will be a 2 floor showcase that features 8 bands, including Baltimore’s Rhymes and Operas and We Used to be Family. Leading the charge upstairs will be the vibrant and quirky muses of Arrah and the Ferns. They’ll be joined by melodic minimalists and old souls the Circadian Rhythms, who will be likely doing a live unveiling of some new tracks from their upcoming EP that you can check out here. Also on on the lineup will be the bizarre humor of electro pop outfit Toddler Cat and Brooklyn’s indie vaudevillian act The Lisps. Headlining downstairs will be Ryat, who most recently won the Open Submissions portion of our Best of Philly Emerging Artists Poll by the jury of Deli editors and has really come into her own since teaming up with Tim Conley and releasing Avant Gold. Joining her and the Bmore bands downstairs will be alt-indie locals The Daylight Savings and Loan, who recently released their seven-song EP, Believe. But don’t forget to swing by next door at Younglove’s where they’ll be hosting Your Children is Beautiful, who was our recent Featured Artist(s) of Month and have been hard at work on recording a new album and touring. Look’s like shit’s going down on Baltimore Ave. this Saturday night! Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages; Younglove’s, 5011 Baltimore Ave., 7pm, $5 donation, All Ages

Other things to do this weekend while you are waiting for winter to end already…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Hermit Thrushes, SAT East Hundred
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Adam & Dave’s Bloodline, Blayer Pointdujour, Caboder, SAT Ethel Cee Presents: Reef The Lost Cauze, Mach 22, The Mighty Paradocs, Sugar Tongue Slim
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT (Early) Cheap Seats and Nikki Jean, (Late) Desoto Jones, Alright Junior, Karma Bat
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Guys & Dolls and The Knife Show, SAT (Early) Band Name and Aspiga, (Late) Aaron Dugan's Theory of Everything and Tim Conley
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Bulletproof Tigers, SAT Big Terrible
 
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT Bruce Lucy and Oh Rabbits
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Ugh God, Thee Nosebleeds, Clamfight, Bitch Slicer
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Pig Iron Theater's Annual Benefit
 
The Ox (you should know by now or ask a friend) SAT Nightlands and Ape School
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Philly Bloco
 
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) SAT AnmlHse Anniversary Party
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Sunshine Superman
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Suzie Brown
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Alec Stewart, City Folk, The Sobriquets, SUN Benefit for Patty McAllister w/ Cisco Jeters, Baffle The Cat, Rusty Cadillac and more
 
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) FRI Charles Cohen, SAT Sonic Liberation Front, Bobby Zenkel & The Warriors of Wonderful Sound
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN Algernon Cadwallader and The Menzingers
 
Hard Rock Cafe (1131 Market St.) FRI Desoto Jones and Big Blue Spruce
 
The Legendary J.C. Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Soraia
 
Kimbel Center for the Performing Arts (260 S. Broad St.) SAT Dani Mari
 
Philadelphia Magic Garden (1020 South St.) SAT Cuddle Magic and Charles Cohen
 
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Glass Ghost. Chris Garneau and Hospitality play 92 y Tribeca (01.21)

Fantastic show tonight at 92 y Tribeca with Deli's favorite Glass Ghost (featuring on the cover of The Deli in our winter 2010 issue), Chris Garneau, and Hospitality. Be there!

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The Beets release new album and single on Captured Tracks

The Beets deliver their music with raucous, adolescent fun coupled with an otherwise obnoxious sense of humor. Their album covers snarkily display hand-drawn cartoons featuring such priceless advice as: "Hey you!, get off of that cloud. That's Mick Jagger's Cloud!" from their newly pressed 2-track 7" Time Brought Age/Pick Another Corner and, "If I'd only stayed in Queens, and just read about Africa" taken from the crayola'ed album cover of their second full-length The Beets Stay Home, released from Captured Tracks (home of Blank Dogs and Mink) last year. Carrying their penchant for no-fi cool to an almost absurd level of commitment, these Jackson Heights residents have recorded their albums using what sounds like it could be a Fisher Price tape recorder. Hearing band members Jose Garcia and Juan Waters scream their rough harmonies over such stifling equipment, I keep wondering if these bedroom recordings work because of, or in spite of this messiness. The Beets are the "Thee Oh Sees" for a younger generation looking for their fix of jangly, pop nuggets. And like Thee Oh Sees, The Beets get right to the point (only one track on The Beets Stay Home clocks in at over 3 minutes). Obnoxious or puerile, this music is a lot of fun, and catchy enough to make you want to stay home yourself with their latest record. - Mike Levine

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The Best of Los Angeles Emerging Artists 2010 Poll

Deli readers,

The time is upon us. If you haven't yet noticed, our Best of Los Angeles Emerging Artists 2010 Poll is open and ready for voting on the right-hand side or you can visit the voting link directly here.

After taking votes from our lovely panel of jurors (see below) as well as choices from our open submission period, we've crafter a list that includes some of the most exciting and hard working emerging acts of 2010.

The band/artist from this list that wins on the poll's composite chart (i.e. jurors + Deli writers + fans' votes) will receive an awesome set of prizes provided by the sponsors of The Deli. Right now all the artists in the list have accumulated some points from the votes cast by jurors and writers, now it's the fans and readers' turn!

Jurors Include:
Tavi Shabestari (BMI), Josh Feingold (SESAC), Chelsea Schwartz (Viper Room), Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl), Scott McDonald (Aquarium Drunkard), Scott Sterling (Bootleg Theater), Josh Briggs (ASCAP), The Losanjealous crew, Bryan Sheffield (formerly Doghouse Records).

 

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