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Arc in Round and Oh! Pears at Danger Danger Gallery April 21

You know that you’ll still be celebrating 420 through the weekend. Who are you kidding? Stop making excuses to puff down, but Arc in Round and Oh! Pears at Danger Danger Gallery tonight may be a good reason if you are looking for another excuse. Oh! Pears are headed by Cory Duncan, whom you may know as former Pattern Is Movement guitarist. His solo project has grown into a thirteen-piece orchestra with viola, violin, trumpet, drums, guitar, flute, vocals, clapping, and more, twisted and layered to create compositions that feel like they should be listened to alone in your bedroom in the middle of the night. They’ll be joined by Jeff Zeigler’s Arc in Round with a dream-pop core the likes of Sweden’s greatest, Club 8 and Sambassadeur. They bring you wind-blown vocals and songs reminiscent of watching a sunrise. At first, their musical vision seems dark and unclear, but steadily soft colors blend into the framework to create something new, beautiful and promising. Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore Ave., 8pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages myspace.com/ohpearsmusic, myspace.com/arcinround (Photo by Miguel Angel) - Katie Bennett



Live Review: Toxic Zombie Album Release at Hawthorne Theatre, 4/17


"We will eat, we will eat, we will eat your brains!" screamed the horror-rock band Toxic Zombie to the crowd at Hawthorne Theatre last Saturday night. The band was there celebrating the release of their new CD Poison The Airwaves. This is the group’s first record under the label Dizaster, and the Hawthorne party marked the beginning of their national tour.

Seeped in zombie lore, rock and '80s punk, witnessing a TZ show is the most fun you can have legally. If you're curious about the band’s moniker, you movie buffs out there might recall a B-horror movie of the same name. The film is about a group of people growing cannabis who inadvertently get contaminated with a chemical, which turns them into anthropophagical zombies. Much like the zombies in the film, the group gnarled and scratched at the audience on Saturday, wooing them with their living dead attire, sweet rockabilly sound and oh-so-hot zombie go-go back up singers.

As if that wasn’t entertaining enough, the band had the haunted hotties the Unchained Girls at the show leading the crowd into chants and trivia. The famous NW horror host Uncle Eerie brought his clan of ghoulish burlesque gals to keep the fun going in between bands, and Ditch Digger opened the show with some head-banging rock. Railer closed with even more rock to blow our minds.

Toxic Zombie is one of a kind and you won’t see any other show quite like it. Some might even say they give a KILLER performance.

- Deanna Uutela


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 4/21-4/24

After many a busy week (for music events at least) it would seem the city is taking a bit of a breather with only a couple, but certainly worthwhile, shows slated for this coming weekend.

For an evening easy on the ears, head out to El Rio tomorrow the 21st where minimalists The Matinees will be playing with The Better Maker and The Heated, 9pm.

Thursday at the Eagle Bare Wires will be playing their dirty garage rock with The Fresh & Onlys, Blank Dogs, and Cosmetics, 9pm.

On Saturday you should definitely find yourself wondering over to The Rickshaw where Sleepy Sun will be playing their psychish folk tunes with Little Wings and Late Young, 8:30pm.

A light weekend in comparison to weeks past, but certainly one with some interesting line-ups. Get out, see some live music, and check back again next week for some more suggestions.


-Ada Lann


Javelin CD release party at Santos on April 22

Electronic duo Javelin - already Deli CD of the month in May 2009 - are one of the most original things we stumbled upon recently. The band, signed to David Byrne's Luaka Bop, will be celebrating the release of their debut CD on that label on April 22 with a party at Santos Party House. These guys are getting a lot of attention, do not miss.


Aloud to play Boston 4/30 - Portland 5/1


Hard-rocking and aptly titled Aloud is touring around New England promoting their sophmore album Fan the Fury. Aloud will be playing two shows next weekend. One at TT's (Look at that line-up!!! BAH!)  and another at Geno's in Portland. I saw them play at the Rock and Roll Rumble in 2007 and they were incredible.

Friday, April 30th, 2010
TT The Bears
10 Brookline Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
Doors at 9:00pm, Aloud at 9:05pm
with Flying Machines, The Lights Out & Everyday Visuals
$10, 18+

Saturday, May 1, 2010
625 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Doors at 9:30pm, Aloud at 11:00pm
with aLEX kEATON & Metal Feathers
$5, 21+

--Meghan Chiampa


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