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The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: Caboder

We first came across the members of Caboder at Silk City opening for Pony Pants and Post Post, but that was when they went by the name of Trench Mouth. Back then, which isn’t that long ago, they had an emo-looking lead guitarist who wasn’t bad, but just didn’t seem like the right fit for the rest of the crew. But you can tell that all they wanted to do was play for the audience (probably a little too long for an opener - remember fellas sometimes less is more). Well, they found a new lead guitarist that seems like a much better fit and a new band name that has been waiting for them since lead man Cody James Wren was a baby. And yes, the West Philly crew still “like playing music together” and they “like making music for you”. And YES, they “will gladly play in your small, small room” so book them already. But check out our usual get-to-know-you interview with Caboder below, and they'll also be opening tonight at Kung Fu Necktie w/Adam & Dave's Bloodline, Blayer Pointdujour and Shorty Boy-Boy.
The Deli: How did the band start? 
Caboder: Steve and Cody have been playing together for about 4 years as The Psychodelicates, Shades, Beardezzis, and Trench Mouth. After they decided to finally ditch they're iPod drum machine, Pat joined the band. About 6 months ago, Alex joined on lead guitar, and together they made CABODER.
TD: Where did the band name Caboder come from?
C: Caboder was Cody's nickname as a baby. "Caboder-front-end-loader" his mom would say.
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
C: Steve - The Walkmen. Cody - Girls. Alex- John C. Reilly. Pat - Do Make Say Think.
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
C: Tongue Sculptors, Your Children is Beautiful, Titus Andronicus, The Skateboards!, Gypsy Death and You, The Skin Cells, Girls.
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
C: Cody - Weezer/Green Day - Dookie. Alex - guitar teacher took him to see a jazz trio at the tower/Blink 182 - Dude Ranch. Steve - John Fogerty/Led Zeppelin - II. Pat - Barenaked Ladies/ Paul Simon - Graceland.
TD: What do you love about Philly?
C: The uprising music scene is incredible and being able to watch the bands around you that you’ve followed for so long grow and find recognition.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
C: Winter, and people from New Jersey…HA.
TD: What are your plans for 2011?
C: We are all dying to get our music recorded so we can begin spreading it more and are working on getting an east coast tour together. 
TD: What was your most memorable live show?
C: Recently we got a show together in the basement of the band’s house in West Philly. It was great because we were able to get all of friends together and some of our favorite local bands to play, and everyone had a kiss ass time.
TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
C: Chickens finger hoagies, toasted Italian hoagies and sweet peppers with honey mustard gizzled all over.
- The Deli Staff

Verona Red Pound

Verona Red has raised enough funds to produce and released their new EP Pound. The EP will feature seven new tracks by the band, and will be released on Feb. 4th. Here is some footage of the band putting the finishing touches on their new track "Kitchens".

Verona Red is celebrating the release of Pound on Feb 4th at Subt with Bully in The Hallway and The Rails.




If you're sick and tired of walking down the desolate streets of Hollywood, the scent of food trucks in Echo Park, or staring out into the Pacific Ocean dreaming of escape, then it's time to venture out to Pioneertown. We are teaming up with L.A. Record to present L.A. Folk Fest for a weekend of fun, bonfires, BBQ, and some good music! The event will take place at Pappy and Harriets, a mom and pop venue out in the desert with pool tables, cheap drinks, great food, and old-fashioned folk rock decor. The first time I ever went to Pappy's was to see Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers play, and was blown away at how amazing the venue was, both sound wise and the overall fun vibe of the place. 

Folk, country, Western Swing....we've got it all with the lineup of He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Amanda Jo Williams, and Tommy Santee Klaws. The show is $10 and it starts at 8pm on Saturday, February 26th. I suggest reserving tickets ahead of time, as well as making a weekend out of it and booking a room at the hotel next to the venue(perhaps antique store shopping the next day?). E-mail lafolkfest@gmail.com to get on the "Weekend At Pappy's" RSVP list.

-Jenna Putnam


Sarah Jaffe & Bosque Brown @ The Ghost Room Tonight!! (1/21)

Denton natives Sarah Jaffe and Bosque Brown will take hold of The Ghost Room this Friday in downtown Austin.

Singer/songwriter Jaffe released her second album, Suburban Nature, last year, and received Rolling Stone recognition for her 2010 Austin City Limits performance.  Don’t let Jaffe’s tender looks and blonde locks fool you. She possesses no fluff. Her song “Clementine” is an extraordinary find. Jaffe’s voice is wonderfully rich and wistful. She impressively crafts her words and sound with smoldering fervor. Folksy Bosque Brown (named after a river near Mara Lee Miller’s childhood home) will also perform at the spooky venue.

Bosque Brown will perform at 9:30 p.m. Jaffe comes on at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Be sure to wish Jaffe a happy early birthday, too. The talented singer turns 25 on the 29th.

--Cassie Morien


Best of DC/Baltimore Emerging Artists 2010 Fans' Poll is on! + List of Jurors

A-yo readers!

Finally you can all vote for your favorite emerging DC/Baltimore artist of 2010 from the list on the right!

I know, it's a long list, but that's what our jury of scene makers (see list below) passed us - there was hardly any consensus amongst them, they almost all voted for different artists, and that's why the list is so long.

The band/artist from this list that wins on the poll's composite chart (i.e. jurors + Deli writers + fans' votes) will receive a plethora 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!

Here's the list of jurors in random order: Andrew Bucket (Velvet Lounge), Denman Anderson (AllOurNoise.com), Neal Becton (Som Records), David Hintz (DC Rock Live), Cale Jr. (BrightestYoungThings.com), Mark Mangold (Rams Head Live), Adam Savage (Sonar), Kelly Green (Asylum), Will McCrory (Recher Theatre), Steven Lambert (Rock & Roll Hotel), Jimmy Rhodes (Red Palace), Lisa White (9:30 Club), Matty (Sidebar), Chris Buresh (DCHeavyMetal.com), Reese Higgins (WMUC), Daniel Brindley (Jammin' Java), Dawn Reed (The Deli).


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