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Cold Cave & Vile Join Reunited Guided by Voices at Matador’s B-Day Party!

It’s no surprise that newbies to the Matador family Cold Cave and Kurt Vile will be part of the label’s 21st Birthday Party showcase lineup in Las Vegas Oct 1-3, but no one probably expected Guided by Voices ("the classic '93 - '96 lineup") would reunite for this momentous occasion. They’ll also be joined by indie heavyweights and buzz acts like Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the New Pornographers, Girls, Superchunk, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Guitar Wolf, Fucked Up, Shearwater, Harlem, Cold Cave, Kurt Vile, Jeffrey Joe Jenson, and many more to be announced. Looks like Matador will be doing their 21st birthday right in Sin City! Hopefully no hookers will die at this party. - Q.D. Tran



Last Wild Yaks show ever at Cameo?

We received this email from Wild Yaks' Robert Bryn: "Last Wild Yaks show ever [tonight June 29) at Cameo [...] With Zack Davis back on the bandstand with us. We're playing [...] with Imaginary Friends. Do you know them? Wow, ain't nobody like Imaginary Friends and I hear that Ruell is moving away at the end of the summer. May not be many more chances to check them out. They're awesome. [...] Of course you don't believe me that this is the last Wild Yaks show ever. You think I'm your raving uncle? Like you have company over and I'm just talking and talking in the backyard and your guests are like, what's all that racket? And you're like, that's just my raving uncle. Of course I am not done playing music. As long as this pervasive heart ache continues, as long as love threatens to squeeze my little heart to lovely death I will have no choice but to go on singing this joyous, lonesome lament. I'll sing to a rock. To a tree. Haven't you seen me do it? Of course I am not finished playing music with Martin and Dan. Do you know those beautiful men? [...]


Baths release Cerulean LP with Daedelus at the Troubadour Saturday 7-3

Over the last six years, under the handle of [Post-Foetus], LA-beatmaker Will Wiesenfeld has gainfully explored the intersections and outer reaches of both electronic and acoustic music. With Baths, his eclecticism finds its greatest focus yet, in a hail of lush melodies, ghostly choirs, playful instrumentation and stuttering beats. Saturday night 7-3 at the Troubadour, Daedelus joins Baths to show us the way of the future, way of the future, way of the future...


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 6/30-7/3

Well it's the July Fourth weekend and surely a tough one for those playing shows. So, for those of you sticking around this three day weekend, and interested in some live music, here are few suggestions.

For what is sure to be a fuzz-tastic show, head down to The Bottom of the Hill, Wednesday the 30th for White Cloud playing with Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles, 9pm.

Head out into the Mission on Thursday for a double release party at El Rio. The visual-heavy Red Blue Yellow will be celebrating the release of an EP along side Business 80 (celebrating the release of their debut album Strangers with Me) and Spiro Agnew, 9pm.

Friday night Strange Dogs, the bi-monthly all-ages noise/shoegaze show curated by the boys from Weekend, will be featuring Honey, Dadfag and Wax Idols at The Widowmaker Warehouse, 8pm.

Head down to Serra Bowl in Daly City this Saturday, where our friends at The Bay Bridged will be presenting Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps and The Fresh & Onlys. Free and all-ages, what can be better then bowling and live-music?

That about covers us for this week. Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend, and try to avoid blowing yourself up should you choose to play with fireworks.


-Ada Lann


NYC artist on the rise: Woom open for Beirut on July 6-7

After Glass Ghost, another band emerges from the ashes of Flying - a now defunct project we liked and occasionally covered. Woom shares with Flying a quirky sound that's part industrial (although in some sort of "non-violent way) and part folk-pop. Even though the project is a few months old, the band, signed to BaDaBing Records, has already released a 7" and toured Europe. You can catch them at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 6 and 7 opening for Beirut