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2 FREE Tickets to for Rare Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet/Mike Einziger Set

First person to e-mail hugo@thedelimagazine.com gets 2 free tickets to Kronos Quartet and minimalist legend Terry Riley's Disney Hall set on November 21. It's the opening night to the Left Coast, West Coast series (which will feature Brian Wilson and Inara George in a couple weeks, but how would we know that...?) so race to your inbox and shoot us an e-mail right now. 

Published on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:26:17 0 Comments | Post a Comment

Hollywood Brewfest Guarantees Loads of Booze, Deli LA Favorites


For $45 (just hear us out), enjoy unlimited tastings from over 35 breweries and live sets from Great Northern, Nico Stai, Castledoor and other Deli LA favorites all day Saturday at the Music Box in this year's Hollywood Brewfest (21+, tickets can be purchased here). At face value, it's a steep entry fee, but it's all day buzz-pacing, a great bill and all the booze you can responsibly consume. This is bang-for-your-buck at its finest.

Published on Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:05:57 0 Comments | Post a Comment 

Regrets & Brunettes Turn Heads, Guitars

On the heels of the release of their debut LP "At Night You Love Me," blues rock-based Regrets & Brunettes are playing some local dates to preview fresh material. The relatively new group (their MySpace page dates them as seven months old) have already turned some heads with recent opening slots for Delta Spirit and The Henry Clay People, but the newfound attention could also be owed to vocalist Richard Bivens's technique of playing a right-handed guitar in left-hand method. Now that's how you get the ladies.

Regrets and Brunettes channel the melodic eccentricity of Brian Wilson with the grit of Neil Young, and they're not shy to wear it on their sleeves. As pop for the more distorted crowd, they're worthy of a listen (or even a glimpse of aformentioned technique), so jot Nov. 30 for their set at The Echo. They share an impressive bill with Seasons and Downtown/Union.

Published on Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:19:49 1 Comments | Post a Comment


Chamber Pop's Horse Stories Set for Two LA Shows

Horse Stories | Hummingbird (We'll Be Okay)

Horse Stories (project of singer/songwriter and producer Toby Burke) is for the fragile sort: under all the delicate layers of Burke's quiet pop compositions are sinking themes ("We all heal so slow / that it aches") that evoke darker Cat Stevens and of more contemporary Wilco. The warm recordings of Horse Stories latest (and most critically acclaimed) release "November, November" will have its LA previews this Thursday at Three Clubs and during a free set at Origami Vinyl on Saturday.


Thomas' Apartment Third Release

Thomas' Apartment released their third full-length album this past week. Entitled Tuesday Night Lights, the album is concerned one of their most emotionally releases to date.

The band has released a few free tracks from Tuesday Night Lights on their website. They encourage you to listen to them and tell a friend. I would personally recommend the band's three album package for ONLY $20. What a deal!

Visit the band's website for tour dates and to score great deals.

- Nicholas Palumbo


Pablove Across America Benefit Concert

Pablove Across America, a cycling journey across the US for pediatric cancer research/awareness, will be hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, November 21.

Pablove Across America was founded by Dangerbird Records' co-founder Jeff Castelaz and his wife in honor and memory of their late son, Pablo. The program

The benefit concert will be held at Avalon (Hollywood) on November 21 and will feature acoustic sets by an all-star roster.

Tickets for the event can be found here. All proceeds will go to Pablove Foundation.

- Nicholas Palumbo


LA RIOTS remix VHS or BETA - Free Download

LA RIOTS are Daniel Ledisko and Jon Pegnato, good friends of MSTRKRFT and the late, great DJ AM. Their remixes of NASA, Crystal Castles and The Ting Tings are some of the most recognizable remixes played.

Their latest remix, VHS or BETA's "Feel It When You Know", is up for grabs for free! You can grab it here. While you're at it, download their latest Fall 2009 remix. That can be grabbed here.

Make sure you check out the duo live when they hit We The People Festival on November 21 and at Hudson (San Bernadino, CA) on November 28.

- Nicholas Palumbo

Published on Sat, 7 Nov 2009 13:21:06 0 Comments | Post a Comment 


Local Natives Homecoming at El Rey

Silverlake never ceases to birth great acts: Five-piece band Local Natives performed last Monday with Glass Ghost and White Rabbits for a full audience at the El Rey. All members wearing pointed-toe shoes and bearing quasi-ironic mustaches delivered a set of 10 songs.

The combination of shout anthems and vocalist Ryan Hahn's resemblance to Freddy Mercury was enough to keep the crowd going an hour, but it was "Sun Hands" as a finale that won over old fans and created scores of new ones. -Marla Bahloul (Photography by Jennifer Ruidera of Downtown Lobby)


Pizza! at Spaceland 

Freak pop outfit Pizza! (formerly known as The New Motherfuckers) graced the stage at Silverlake’s Spaceland Sunday evening.

Looking like a possessed robot all night, singer Geoff Geis’s vocals were a jittery mix of dance rock, '80s pop and noise punk. It wasn’t quite apparent if Pizza! were trying to sound like they didn’t know what they wanted to play or just didn’t know what they wanted to play. They took a raw, homemade and basement bootleg approach to their set but somehow it worked. The crowd was dancing and seemed to love every awkward second of it. -Kimberly Brown

Published on Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:39:59 0 Comments | Post a Comment


Crash Kings Invade Viper Room

The clav-rock trio with a knack for heavy, heavy blues brought their talents to the Sunset hideout last Friday and Deli photographer Mila Reynaud was there to capture it. They've been in our radar for quite some time, so check out our coming print issue for a deeper look into the breaking act.



Sea Wolf Premieres "Wicked Blood" Video




Sea Wolf | "Wicked Blood"

We don't know what we like more about the video: the happy melodies juxtaposed to spooky B-film irony, or the lavish, silly costumes juxtaposed to the nonchalantness of the musicians. Either way, good timing, Sea Wolf. Treat indeed.