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Local musicians and music lovers,

Here at The Deli we are always looking for musicians, music fans or show organizers with deep and wide music knowledge involved in the local scenes we cover (list here), who can also write about music to help us with coverage, and possibly also help organize Deli shows in in their area involving emerging local bands.

If interested please email us here with:
- Your scene of interest
- Three articles about music you wrote (they don't need to be long)
- A 20 name list of your favorite current artists
- A 20 name list of your favorite artists from the past

Thanks!

The Deli's Staff
   

Buscabulla unveils video for “Tártaro,” tours with Helado Negro

We are glad to see Buscabulla back in action - the stylish, Brooklyn based Puerto Rican band graced the cover of our magazine back in 2015 (issue #43 of The Deli NYC). The duo recently released a new single entitled “Tártaro,” which came with this elegant video. After an exciting summer during which they toured Chile (!) they are now back in the US on a mini-east-coast-tour with Helado Negro, which included a gig at Bowery Ballroom last night. Looking forward to a new release!

   

Jacob Montague Shares New Music Project - Tsutro

San Francisco-based artist/producer Jacob Montague has announced a new project called Tsutro, and will be releasing a self-titled debut LP February 10, 2017. The new Tsutro album—mastered by Dale Becker (Beyonce & Ryan Lewis) and drawing from a diverse collection of sounds including pop, worldbeat, future garage, ambient & downtempo—sounds at first like one band backing a new guest vocalist on each of its 10 songs. But in reality, Montague hasn't even met most of the singers, let alone recorded with them.

"With most of the tracks," he explains, "I took a phrase or two from an existing song, then built all new music around it."

Despite the collage-like approach, Montague is hesitant to call any of the songs remixes—which makes perfect sense considering Tsutro's unified arrangements. As much as the album relies on minimalist electronic textures, there's an unquestionably organic connection between the instrumentation and the carefully curated vocal stems.

 

   

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

   

Post drone rockers 75 Dollar Bill play Troost 10/23

We are not even sure where to start with a band like 75 Dollar Bill, but after a series of jaw drops, we're comfortable settling on "brilliant." The NY-based duo of Rick Brown and Che Chen produce gorgeous, winding instrumentals that are not only melodically lush, but rhythmicaly intricate and driving. Lead by a quarter-tone guitar, the band's music draws from a distinctive North African influence, but their sound is as expansive as it is downright nuts. Stacking layers and layers of instrumentation as diverse as viola drones and bari sax licks, 75 Dollar Bill lands firmly in devilishly intriguing territory. Do yourself a favor and stream them below, or better yet, catch them live at Troost 10/23.-Olivia Sisinni