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Sporting Life's warped tunes live at Trans Pecos tonight (05.20)

NYC's mad programmer Sporting Life’s samples are unconventional. They mix hip-hop and techno beats that work for dancing. The rest, however, is a warped mindfuck. Tons of repeated bleeps and blops, vocal effects, frantic percussion—no space left empty. Impossible to ignore. The listener is left with no choice but to reckon with it. The man just released new clangy single 'Move' (streaming), which seems inspired by guns and videogames. He is playing a sold out show at Trans Pecos tonight (05.20), with Actress. - JP Basileo

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Spit tackles life's ironies head on with bellicose sound, live at Palisades on 06.01

People respond differently to tedious daily life—some wallow while others burst out. NYC slack rockers Spit definitely fall into the latter, but do make occasional forays into the former as well. The sound on their 2015 album Dead Broke For Life can be characterized as mostly hard and up-beat, but this isn't to say their instrumentation and vocals aren't carefully crafted. Profoundly passionate lyrics and interesting guitar riffs permeate the record, with an occasional twang that makes their music stand out especially. Spit are definitely a band to look out for, and you'll be able to do so when they play Cake Shop on May 23rd and Palisades on June 1st. - Henry Solotaroff Webber

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Acid Dad play two NYC shows in June + talk about pedals on Delicious Audio

NYC's Acid Dad, elected as The Deli's Best Emerging Band of 2015 just a few months ago) boast an electric sound that welcomes psychedelia, garage rock, and post punk in constantly varying doses, and a rock'n'roll attitude that screams "NYC late '60s" (and at times "Manchester late '80s). The quartet has two shows scheduled in June in support of Toronto's blues rockers Black Pistol Fire on June 4th at the Gramercy Theater and opening for Deli Nashville's favorite Diarrhea Planet on June 09 at Brooklyn Bowl.

We asked the band a question about their guitar sound, check out the answer on our transgender sibiling blog Delicious Audio.

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A noteworthy song by One Prayer One Sin - live at Alphaville tomorrow (05.20)

One Prayer One Sin conjures spirits from NYC's rock n' roll past. Whether channeling the street cool of Lou Reed, or the theatrical postures of David Johansen, this band still manages to stay uniquely strange and future-focused. Lead vocalist Johnny Scuotto cuts a strangely charismatic and haunting figure, drawing you in and giving you pause at the same time. The group's first single 'Serpents,' kicks off a marathon run-time (over 8 minutes with every instrument you can think of, except for guitars), and tells an epic story of Scuotto coming to terms with a loss of innocence, and what it's like to feel 'hungry and hollow.' Check it out below, and see the band when they play at Alphaville (140 Wilson, Brooklyn) tomorrow May 20th with Bambara and Ritual Humor. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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Nervous Dater releases 'A Hundred Beers' EP at Shea Stadium tonight (05.19)

The members of Nervous Dater are originally from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, and Colombia, but they currently each reside in a different borough of New York. The quartet bonded over a mutual love for Domino's pizza, Rick & Morty, and obscenity. The perfect formula for a marvelous band!Their latest EP, 'A Hundred Bees' was just released on May 13th, and while they’ve only been a band for just over a year, it shows a moture and confident sound. The group’s brand of indie rock features a blend of emo and punk tendencies; Rachel Lightner's vocals have an upbeat and sweet tone to them even when the issue tackled in the song is how happy people make her sick. Her poignant lyrics give the listener more to relish than just a catchy beat, and make their music all the more relatable. Nervous Dater will be playing Shea Stadium on May 19th in with two excellent Philly bands Thin Lips and Hurry. Check out the A Hundred Bees below!

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