Calling all bands and fans: Streight Angular Want You For Their Music Video "Everyone is Syncopated"!

Streight Angular

Streight Angular is filming their music video for the single "Everyone Is Syncopated" Saturday, February 26 at the Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge.

It's a collaborative art project that they want everyone to participate in by bringing personal devices that record video (cell phones, digital cameras, etc) to film it themselves and that footage will be used as part of the video. They want to do special effects with it all, so if you are going to bring a camera, the band asks that you RSVP here.

They also ask that you bring props like stupid stuffed animals and blow up dolls and toy instruments or whatever you have lying around that's cool and weird. That, also includes posters of N'Sync, they want it to be that ridiculous.

They also want to get as many local Boston bands in the video as possible. All participants will get credit in the credits reel as extras and camera people (if you help out with the recording).

The shoot begins at noon, but they ask that everyone get there for 11:30.

Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-2503

--The Deli Staff



Tonight: 28 Degrees Taurus, Bella's Bartok, Crewshall @ O'Brien's.

Bella's Bartok

This may be one of the most eclectic line-ups to ever grace the stage at O'Brien's.

First up is Crewshall. Self-described as: "Boston's hottest new band playing reggae, hip-hop, and latin riddims," they'll be taking the stage tonight at 9:30. At 10:30, is Bella's Bartok, a 10-piece intensely energetic band, they blend eastern European folk influences with gypsy punk. Headlining the show at 11:30 is 28 Degrees Taurus, the ambient psych-rock band known for their unique asian-folk melodies on guitar, chilling vocals, and their love of jagermeister.

So, if you find yourself in the mood for hip hop riddims, gypsy rock, and psychedelia, or for a night of energetic fun, get yourself over to O'briens.

O'Brien's, 3 Harvard Ave. Allston
9pm, 21+, $8

--The Deli Staff


Aloud: ‘Exile In The Night’ Music Video Released + National Tour

Lemon Merchant Records and director Chris March are pleased to announce the release of Aloud’s crazy new animated music video for ‘Exile In The Night’, the second single from Aloud’s new CD ‘Exile’ (out now on Lemon Merchant Records). 

"This video is completely different than anything we've done before." says Chris March, director and animator of the music video.  "It's a story of friendship, murder, revenge... and murder." Check it out above! 

The second leg of Aloud’s massive ‘Exile National Tour’, in support of the new CD, kicks off Saturday, February 19th.  This leg features an additional 30+ performances throughout the US, including stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Boise, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin (SXSW), New Orleans, Chapel Hill, and more.  The full list of tour dates is as follows: 

Wed. 2/23/11 - Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Thur. 2/24/11 - Lindberg’s, Springfield, MO
Fri. 2/25/11 - Coffee Rules, Hays, KS
Sat. 2/26/11 - Lion’s Lair, Denver, CO
Mon. 2/28/11 - Bar Deluxe, Salt Lake City, UT
Tue. 3/1/11 - Liquid Lounge, Boise, ID
Wed. 3/2/11 - Studio on 4th, Reno, NV
Thur. 3/3/11 - El Rio, San Francisco, CA
Fri. 3/4/11 - Clancy’s, Long Beach, CA
Sat. 3/5/11 – TBA, Los Angeles, CA
Sun. 3/6/11 - Jose’s Underground Lounge, Monterey, CA
Tue. 3/8/11 - SDSU, San Diego, CA
Wed. 3/9/11 - The Griffin, Las Vegas, NV
Thur. 3/10/11 - The Rogue Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
Fri. 3/11/11 - Sundances Place, Prescott, AZ
Sun. 3/13/11 - Cowgirl, Santa Fe, NM
Mon. 3/14/11 - The 806, Amarillo, TX
Tue. 3/15/11 - LaGrange, Dallas, TX
Wed. 3/16/11 @ 4pm - Touché, Austin, TX (Red Gorilla)
Fri. 3/18/11 @ 4:45pm - Friends, Austin, TX (SXSW)
Sun. 3/20/11 - The Moon, Ft. Worth, TX
Mon. 3/21/11 - Stafford on Main Street, Bryan, TX
Tue. 3/22/11 - The Howlin’ Wolf Den, New Orleans, LA
Thur. 3/24/11 – TBA, Little Rock, AR
Fri. 3/25/11 – TBA, Nashville, TN
Sat. 3/26/11 – TBA, Knoxville, TN
Sun. 3/27/11 - Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
Tue. 3/29/11 - Live Bar, Greenville, NC

 --The Deli Staff


Invictus Picks -- Cooling Towers -- "Bodies"


Have you heard Cooling Towers? No? Well, neither had I until recently, but hey thats what makes finding a cool band, cool. "Bodies" is a clever tune worth checking out.

Cooling Towers

Adam Bouchard, lead vocalist of Cooling Towers, says that the band's influences are Ian Brown (former lead singer of the seminal English alt-rock band The Stone Roses), Gavin Friday (Virgin Prunes), Sultans of Ping, and Babybird. "Beauty Pill, too," says Bouchard. "I love the band Beauty Pill."

Cooling Towers next show is Saturday, February 26 at Union Station in Northampton.

Cooling Towers - Bodies

-- Danielle Freudenthal


Dropkick Murphys Counting Down to the Release of their New Cd with Exclusive Webcontent, Contests

Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are counting down to the release of their highly anticipated new album with “13 Days of Going Out in Style.” Beginning February 16, the band will unveil exclusive video content on their Facebook page every day until the release of their forthcoming 13-song set, "Going Out In Style" on March 1. Simultaneously, the band will launch a contest on Twitter that will offer fans the chance to win an iPad 2 loaded with Dropkick Murphys content.

Dropkick Murphys have recorded 13 video clips in correlation with each song on their upcoming album, featuring the band discussing a range of topics, from the inspiration behind the songs to stories from the studio and more. The videos will be posted to the band’s Facebook page, and fans can unlock the content by hitting the “Like” button under each video every day.

Furthermore, fans will have the opportunity to win an iPad 2 by helping Dropkick Murphys spread the word about "Going Out In Style" through Twitter. The contest requires participants to check the band’s Twitter page every day of “13 Days of Going Out In Style” and either tweet or retweet the band’s post about the new album and preorder link. One fan will be chosen to win a brand new iPad 2 filled with exclusive Dropkick Murphys content. "Going Out In Style" is the seventh full-length studio album from the band. Due March 1 on their own Born & Bred Records (ILG), the album continues to display the group’s signature blend of punk rock energy, folk soul, Irish spirit and American rock n’ roll, and including a rousing rendition of the classic “Peg O’ My Heart” that features guest vocals by Bruce Springsteen. The album is now available to preorder digitally at iTunes, and physically through the band’s website.

Dropkick Murphys are playing Sunday, March 20 at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

--The Deli Staff