Indie Rock

Mercury Radio Theater Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Oct. 28

Tonight might just be the only album release party where you could possibly walk away winning two sweet-ass guitars as part of Gretsch’s Twang-O-Rama! Buddy Mercury and his multi-faceted musical cavalcade, Mercury Radio Theater, have been adding to the weirdness in Philly with a cacophony of rockabilly sounds, old-world gypsy melodies, tumultuous guitar riffs, saxophone blasts, dancehall punk, gang vocals, and more for the past 15 years. And the band’s latest release, Fabulous Red Menace, is a bold culmination of all of the above, while being themed around Eastern European propaganda in an American context. The show will also feature the gritty, Americana rock of Big Lazy and the mariachi-meets-surf-guitar tunes of Gringo Motel. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

   

PALMAS unveil orchestral single “Flowers,” play Rockwood on 11.01

Following the debut EP To The Valley from 2015, PALMAS has released a new single called “Flowers”, featuring a beautiful and rather impressive arrangement clearly inspired to The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds": hammond organs, french horns and a luscious string section build on the lead choral vocals, which draw celestial melodies Mr. Brian Wilson himself would be proud of (if he only got around to listen!). We are looking forward to see how PALMAS develops their infatuation with the 60’s pop revival, and in the meantime don't miss their upcoming live show at Rockwood Music Hall on November 1. - Ashley Muniz

   

Deli + Sofar Sounds event on 11.02 with Amy & the Engine, Ela Minus and Breanna Barbara

By now, most of us have seen a friend or family member break out the old acoustic guitar and play a mellow set of tunes right there in our living room. Maybe you yourself led the sing-along and did the playing? These days, private concerts are something of a new trend, and Sofar Sounds is a big part of it. Everything started in London, about six years ago, when two guys realized that most live shows felt kind of soulless. They started Sofar Sounds (aka Songs from a Room) as a way of booking intimate secret shows. Its website claims Sofar is now in over 200 cities worldwide; NYC is among them and (full disclosure) The Deli has helped book a show at a hush-hush location in Dumbo Heights on November 2! It's going to be a (NYC) ladies-only line up with Amy & the Engine, Ela Minus and Breanna Barbara, three very different but equally talented artists. Miss it not, there will be free magazines as well!

Buy and or apply for a ticket here, and check out all the artists performing that night below!

   

Tutlie Opening for Trails and Ways at KFN Oct. 27

Particularly on a day when the sun takes refuge behind the celestial bodies, one could use a shimmer of solace. Tutlie emerges as a break in the clouds this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. Fusing elegantly ascending vocal harmony with the strong, revitalizing wonderland of instrumentation, hovering in a substantial yet feathery floatation, Tutlie is a refreshingly crisp musical breath, especially when they'll be playing a set of material from their new record. Tonight, they’re paired with the unfiltered emotive pensions of Clique, whose melodic ebb and flow simmers and swells with a tranquil but unsettled energy. This local pairing sets the stage for the brimming bubbles of dream pop from Oakland’s Trails and Ways, whom recently released their sophomore LP Own It. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Bob Sweeney) - Michael Colavita

   

All Your Sisters touring Eastern Europe in support of sophomore album 'Uncomfortable Skin'

Those of you enamoured with the minimalistic and suspenceful sound of early post punk (think Joy Division, Bauhaus and The Cure from the Pornography years) should check out San Francisco's duo All Your Sisters, who released their second full length album 'Uncomfortable Skin' this past summer and is currently touring the whole of Europe, a land inhabited by music fans who, on average, appreciate that sound more than Americans do. The tour is a month long, 25+ date tour de force, and has already taken them from Germany to Moscow in two weeks. After playing St. Petersburg and Zurich back to back in the last two days, they'll head to Zagreb, Basel, Paris, Amsterdam, up to Helsinki, and back east again to Warsaw and Berlin. Legendary stuff! They'll be back in the US in December with a show at LA's The Echo on the 4th.