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Interview with Will Etheridge of Eternal Otter Records

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Will Etheridge, founder of Portland's Eternal Otter Records recently released Death, Rebirth and Transformation, a small collection of vinyl singles performed by Portland locals, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Cerberus Shoal and Blaque Boose. He's been a strong influence of Portland's music scene.

Deli: When you moved to Portland in 2008, what was your first impression of the music scene? What has changed since your arrival?


Will Etheridge: I moved in next door to an old friend of mine, John Fountain, who was a musician involved in the scene and he helped introduce me to a lot of great bands. I was just immediately blown away by the quality of the music. I hosted a radio show in college and now DJ for WSCA 106.1 fm in Portsmouth, so I'm constantly listening to new music - and I honestly believe some of the best stuff is being made in the little city of Portland, Maine.

Read the whole interview by Meghan Chiampa HERE

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Save Our Store - It's a Gift - Fundraiser concert

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I'm proud to announce SOS (Save Our Store) fundrasier for It's a Gift this weekend in Somerville during the open studios. The line-up is amazing and I'm so happy to see bands from all over New England supporting their community and the arts. There are even bands from Vermont and Western Mass. It's a Gift is a store which sells crafts and clothes made by people with physical and mental disabilities which needs support to remain open due to financial troubles.

Here's the line-up:

Saturday May 1st: 1:00-Jaime Farnan. 1:30 (*)., 2:00, Michael Bernier/ The Evolvement. 2:45, Danielle Doyle. 3:30, Christoph Krey/McAlister Drive. 4:45, Black Rose. 5:30, Jason Scolnick/Shakyfoot. 6:15, Brad Shur. 6:30, Brad Shur. 6:45, Yoni Gordon.

Sunday May 2nd: 1:00, Mary Casiello. 1:45, Brendan Hogan. 2:30, Axiom. 3:00, Ghost Quartet. 3:45, Justin Emile/Big East. 4:30, Fully Powered Halo. 5:15, Peter Bertrand/Stop Gravity. 6:00, Sarah Privlar. 6:15 Stephie Coplan. 6:45, OTP. 7:15, Slow Loris.

$5 suggested donation to save It's a Gift.

29 Union Square Somerville, MA

--The Deli Staff

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The Boston Underground Summit II - TONIGHT - Round Robin style!

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When Dan Shea of Bodies of Water Shows last put together a Round Robin the bill included current world conquerors, Beach House and other indie greats. TONIGHT  he brings his Midas touch to Jamaica Plain for the Boston Underground Summit II. Ten bands will set up in one room, play a song each, round and round, for the whole show. It’s like a real life mixtape, stocked with some of the best underground music talent in New England. Look for the sonic surf of Young Adults, the post-rock glitchcore of Truman Peyote, the psych sounds of Quilt, and many more. It’s all happening TONIGHT!

Line up as follows:

Prince Rama of Ayodhya
Viva Viva
Quilt
Truman Peyote
The Scamps
Big Big Bucks
Theory Engine
Young Adults
Lord Jeff 

The Temple - 670 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA - all ages - 10 bux - 7pm-1am
(on the 39 bus line, or Orange Line to Green St.)

 --Mike Gutierrez

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Laminated Cat with Apples in Stereo and Generationals at the Middle East Downstairs TONIGHT!

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Laminated Cat is an eclectic band originally from Boston but says their roots are in Coastal Maine. They carry a sound with includes the strangeness of Daniel Johnston, the rock of The Velvet Underground and the creativity The Flaming Lips. Laminated Cat is just what indie music needs, something completely different. Their songs range from calm space-songs like "Grenadine", a sweet song with light, flowery harmonic vocals to the hard-hitting, ingeniously written "Kill 'em Shorty" with angry keys, angst-ridden 70's garage guitar and creepy, desperate vocals. Laminated Cat is playing tonight with Generationals and the m'f'in' Apples in Stereo at the Middle East Downstairs. I highly, highly recommend this show. Honestly, Laminated Cat is one of the best bands I've heard since I started the Deli New England.

--Meghan Chiampa

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

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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
Geno's
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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