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The Deli Magazine San Francisco is giving away FOUR TICKETS to the San Francisco Artist House JAM IN THE VAN music sessions during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival!

Email us at: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to enter to win!

The world’s first solar powered mobile music studio and performance session platform--will host the second installment of their San Francisco Artist House during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, where they’ll be hosting close to 20 one-of-a-kind performances from festival and local SF acts, plus a live showcase, from Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 9th.

The Artist House will serve as a retreat from the festival chaos and guests to this invite-online event will experience a kick-off party, live performances, photo-booths, talent gifting and interactive brand experiences; such as listening stations, games and art. Throughout each day bands will come through the Artist House where they will eat, drink, play games, charge their phones, network with other bands, interact and be gifted with products from cool brands, and record live sessions. The evening of Saturday the 8th will turn into a live music showcase that will go into the later hours. San Francisco Artist House (271 Dore St, San Francisco).

Bands performing at the kick off party Thursday, August 6th starting at 8pm:

The Soft White Sixties
Midnight North
Ivory Deville
Love and the Zealous
Valley Queen

Bands that will be recording Jam in the Van sessions:

Honey Island Swamp Band
Scary Little Friends
Ghost Town Jenny
Love and the Zealous
Frankie Boots and the County Line
Down and Outlaws
The Sam Chase
Highway Poets
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah

August 03, 2015

Krust Toons: "Krust Toons Storm the Bay" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

August 03, 2015

Editor's Note: I am personally saddened to hear of the closing of Viracocha. I played one of the best shows of my career at the venue and had a wonderful musical experience. They paid my band and I well, we were treated with respect and space's intimacy was incredibly special. Thanks for creating such a unique music space for acoustic performers. Please attend the community meeting tonight to learn more about the space's closing and what you can do to help. -je

A Message from Viracocha:

So as most of you know by now, we have closed Viracocha. Not temporarily, but completely, this time. We begin dismantling and demolition this weekend. However... There is still an opportunity to save the Basement Performance Level, and pass it along to the perspective new tenants. But.... we've only got TONIGHT! (Monday, August 3rd)

There is a group who wish to save the performance space, and keep it designated for public artistic programming, of all sorts, but the decision to move forward, or 'call it quits', needs an answer by the end of this evening.

There will be a community meeting at Viracocha, at 7:30 pm. The perspective tenant, will be on hand to describe their vision, and business plan, for what will, hopefully, inhabit 998 Valencia. They have some financial backing, but not enough to do it on their own.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in investing with them, in an effort to keep another SF art space in existence, this is the time. 7:30PM, Tonight.

Please share, and please join us in the discussion.

Also... If you've questioned why Viracocha is closing, or what prompts us to leave at this particular time..: answers will be provided. We have not spoken with any Reporters, despite the numerous articles that have come out speculating our decision. Remember, just cause words make it to print, doesn't mean they are true.

If you want the full story... all will be explained this evening.


998 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
August 03, 2015

Bushwick's Starlight Girls gave us some truly memorable retro-pop singles a few years ago (we really enjoyed 'Flutterby' and 'Gossip' among others), and - as recently as last year - Electro-Motown gem 'Fancy.' The band, lead by visionary singer songwriter Christina B, just released new single 'Intrigue' (streaming), which blends the old retro influences with the group's more recent upbeat and electronic developments, to deliver another sophisticated pop gem. Starlight Girls announced a new LP scheduled for an October 13 release.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

August 03, 2015

A rather uncharacteristical Brooklyn band, Youth Signals play music that dwells in darkness and suspenceful atmospheres. We debuted their intriguing single "Prisms" a few months ago and enjoyed its post-punk-meet-roots-music vibe, and we are now happy to stream their new video for Nick Cave-esque single 'Foreign Eye,' directed by the band's singer and main songwriter Brock Bodell, and inspired by his favorite horror movies - we assume "Ringu" (which inspired the Hollywood blockbuster "The Ring") is one of them.

August 03, 2015

The Mothership beckons this evening, where The Goodbye Party’s ability to connect a pensive catharsis, simultaneously crafting catchy rumbling rockers comes to an intersection. Tonight, the pairing of Michael Cantor (ex-Ambulars) and Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) may offer a glimpse into a new bag of material, while also pulling from our January Record of the Month - Silver Blues. The quick-jabbing, melodic New York punk trio Arm Candy, whose new self-titled album was recorded by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin’), and the fuzz –adorned Ohio pop-rock quartet Didi complete a lineup that’ll knock that weekend rust off. The Mothership, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) 8pm, $5-$7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

August 03, 2015

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