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Where the Locals Are Going in Philly This NYE

Nice job, Philly! What looked a little scarce with local representation for New Year’s Eve has filled out into a variety of sweet shows that will have folks spread out all over Philly. Kat Kat Phest, in its fourth and final year, will be auld lang syning away at Everybody Hits with Creepoid and The Spirit of the Beehive, two bands that definitely deserve more of that national/international love and attention in 2016. A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Captured Track’s EZTV, and Mercury Girls have the indie-pop goodness on lockdown over at Johnny Brenda’s. The dancin’ fools can be found with the Making Time crew at Union Transfer, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Johnny Showcase & The Mystics, and Ill Doots at Underground Arts, and LOUDS and Cheerleader, at Ortlieb’s this year. Unfortunately, Nothing at Boot & Saddle is sold out, as you should’ve known that it would, but I’m a firm believer that you can get into any show that you really want to. You just need to get crafty. Maybe unlawful sometimes, but it’s all in the name of the rock gods. Hope to see you out and about this NYE! - Q.D. Tran 

New Music Video: "Something in the Way" (Nirvana Cover) - Nothing

Nothing’s video for their haunting cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” (which was featured on the Nirvana tribute album Whatever Nevermind, released via Robotic Empire) really digs in. The eerie combination of piano lead and composed yet macabre vocals establishes a distinct and chilling mood. Directed by Kevin Haus, the footage depicts a woman unable to escape the symbolic dirt and grime.


New Track: "Something in the Way" (Nirvana Cover) - Nothing

With Nicky Palermo's ambient guitar textures, Brandon Setta's hushed vocals, and a lone piano (provided by Myrrias/Arc in Round's Mikele Edwards), Nothing captures the weighted melancholy exuded from Nirvana's "Something in the Way," off 1991 classic Nevermind. The cover was recorded for Robotic Empire's second Nirvana tribute album Whatever Nevermind, which will be released on Record Store Day. Nothing has upcoming plans to tour with Merchandise, and they'll be finding their way to Philly on Sunday, June 7 at Johnny Brenda's.


Weekend Warrior, March 27 - 29

Heavy shoegaze quartet Nothing returns to Philly this evening at Underground Arts. The band has been on a nearly month-long tour obliterating music venues with noisy Miami stoner metal provocateurs Torche and Spanish black metal crew Wrong. Hopefully this time home will be a good chance for Nothing to work on the follow-up to last year’s beloved breakout album Guilty of Everything (Relapse). Come out, and celebrate the boys surviving another journey! Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $18, 21+ - Alexis V.
More places to rock this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Belgrade
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI You You Dark Forest, SUN Dying
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Gondola, Beer Breakfast Dungeness Crab/Dogs on Acid, Clique/Flyherder, SAT (3pm) The Virus, Anti-Suburbians, Glory Dole/Disco Machine Gun/Good Company, SUN Fight Amp, The Company Corvette
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Nothing
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Creem Circus (CD Release), Jukebox Zeroes, Souldiers of Soul, Candy Volcano, SAT Foreverinmotion, Wild North, SUN Todd Fausnacht, Spelling Reform
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN (Balcony) Cute Girl From English, The Phonies, Electric Who?
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Motionless in White
Tower Theater (69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA) FRI The War on Drugs
Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Northern Arms
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Upstairs) Come + Talk 2 Me: A Soulidified Tribute
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Jesus’ Older Brother, HighKick, The Wondershop Showdown, SAT Dirty Soap Blues Band, SUN RAD Benefit Concert: Pat (From Spraynard), Brian (From Victory In Numbers)
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Mock Suns, SAT Foxtrot and the Get Down, Lou, Big Terrible, SUN The Yetis, Little Strike
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Davey and The Chains, A Locomotive, SAT The Improbables, SUN Husky Bundles, St. James & The Apostles
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Poor Yorick, A Victim Of Good Times, SAT Railroad Fever, Johnny Miles
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Blair Bodine, Victoria Spaeth, Rachel Eve
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Mr. Charlie, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Uphevil, Scars Like These, Graces Downfall/Soraia, The Quixote Project, Megan Knight, SAT Moka , Paulette Branson & Mixed People, Garnika/Eric Reavey, Angela Burns, Taylor Ash, SUN (2pm) Bluebond Kids/Infused Miscreation, Lightning Arms
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI The Late Greats, Warbirds, Lamme, SAT Radio Eris, SUN Solus Rex, Magnificent Birds of Prey, Inconsiderate Bastards
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT First of Autumn, The Casual, Under This Fire, Rasan Allbritton, Memories of March
XO Lounge (1437 South St.) FRI Blue Coal, Generation Empty, Shithawks
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Justin Phillippi, Gavilán, Jahwula, SAT The Beta Phase, Stellar Belly, The Good Mess, Grand Strangers
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Billy Mungus Big Band, SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, SUN Psych-A-Billy, Goose Creek Pioneers, Lovers League, Black Horse Motel
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SUN Legs Like Tree Trunks, Robins
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT DRGN King, Dream Safari, Hello Shark
Creep Record (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) FRI Seeing Snakes, Evening River Band, Mt. Billions, The Cats
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Christopher Walking, Tribute, Languid Pennsylvania, Frontyards
Mile High House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Snoozer, Pill Friends, Buster
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ghost Gum, The Retinas, SAT Mumblr, Marietta, Fake Boyfriend, Blue Smiley
Red Barns (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Repellers, Incisor
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Dridge, The Brood
Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Boroughs, +HIRS+, Knife Hits, Constraint
Mihouse  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Uncle/Father Oscar, Second Marriage
2nd Empire  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dronez
LAVA Space  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Trophy Wife, Moor Mother Goddess, Rasheedah Phillips
The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Whoosy Daisy

The Deli Philly's Best Emerging Artists of 2014 Poll - FINAL RESULTS: 1. Sheer Mag, 2. Nothing, 3. Cheerleader & More

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Philly Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we do enjoy seeing what everyone has been into!

Kudos to rock 'n' rollers Sheer Mag (pictured and streaming) for winning the overall poll and and certainly impressing many with their debut EP 7"!

Also, big thumbs up to heavy shoegaze outfit Nothing, who released our March 2014 Record of the Month, and rising indie popsters Cheerleader.

Here is how it all went down: First, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then, we polled a list of 30+ Philly music scene enthusiasts/experts (our jury), and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. We polled our local writers, and we also requested fans and readers to vote for their favorite. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are interested in geeking out in all the subtleties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules HERE. But if all you care about is the awesome new music Philly produced in the 2014, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

****** FINAL RESULTS ******
Sheer Mag 22   2 0.005 24.005
Nothing 9   2 0.001 11.001 icon
Cheerleader 7   1 0.003 8.003 icon
Modern Baseball 5   3 0.001 8.001 icon
CRUISR 8     0 8 icon
Marian Hill 7   1 0 8 icon
Vita and the Woolf 7     0.006 7.006 icon
Amanda X 7     0.004 7.004 icon
Cayetana 6   1 0.002 7.002 icon
Suburban Living 5   2 0.002 7.002 icon
The Lawsuits 7     0.001 7.001
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band 5   2 0 7 icon
Mumblr 4   2 0.003 6.003 icon
Mo Lowda & The Humble 6     0.001 6.001 icon
Tutlie 2   2 0.01 4.01 icon
Alex G 2   2 0.009 4.009 icon
DRGN King 3   1 0.001 4.001
Bondage & Discipline 2   1 0.5 3.5 icon
Queen Jo   3   0.115 3.115 icon
The Cloth 3     0.026 3.026 icon
Dead 3     0.019 3.019 icon
Divers 3     0.002 3.002
  Ecstatic Vision 2   1 0.002 3.002 icon
  HIVELORDS 3     0.002 3.002 icon
Literature 2   1 0.002 3.002 icon
Chelsea Sue Allen 3     0.001 3.001 icon
  Myrrias 3     0.001 3.001 icon
  Pine Barons 3     0.001 3.001 icon
Ben Kessler   1   2 3 icon
  Hannah Taylor 3     0 3 icon
  Needle Points 3     0 3 icon
  The Mellowells   2   1 3 icon
Those People   1   1.5 2.5 icon
Blood Sound   1 1 0.011 2.011 icon
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five 2     0.006 2.006 icon
Bonzai 2     0.005 2.005 icon
Thin Lips 2     0.005 2.005 icon
Faking 2     0.004 2.004 icon
  Milton 2     0.004 2.004 icon
  Pinkwash 1   1 0.004 2.004 icon
Teen Men 2     0.003 2.003 icon
Bad Canoes 2     0.002 2.002 icon
Hound 1   1 0.002 2.002 icon
Dylan Jane 2     0.001 2.001 icon
  Prime Homeless Time 2     0.001 2.001 icon
  The Yetis 2     0.001 2.001 icon
Lantern 2     0 2 icon
Locals 2     0 2 icon
Shark Tape   1.5   0.001 1.501 icon
Cave People 1     0.5 1.5 icon
Pushin' it 2 the Limit 1     0.065 1.065 icon
You You Dark Forest   1   0.029 1.029 icon
What Nerve 1     0.026 1.026 icon
Cherokee Red 1     0.023 1.023 icon
You Do You 1     0.018 1.018 icon
Aaron Parnell Brown   1   0.009 1.009 icon
The Stammer   1   0.009 1.009 icon
S.T.O.P. 1     0.008 1.008 icon
Abi Reimold 1     0.004 1.004 icon
Mock Suns   1   0.004 1.004 icon
Ill Fated Natives 1     0.002 1.002 icon
  Son Little 1     0.002 1.002
  The Bad Doctors 1     0.002 1.002 icon
Combine 1     0.001 1.001 icon
  Commonwealth Choir 1     0.001 1.001 icon
  Little Big League 1     0.001 1.001 icon
  The Goodbye Party 1     0.001 1.001 icon
  Worshyper 1     0.001 1.001 icon
No Good Sister 1     0 1 icon
Noah Breakfast 1     0 1 icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Special Thanks to Our Jurors: Dan Bisogno (Choice Tasters, Y-Not Radio), Jeff Blinder (Spazz Presents), Gabrielle Bonghi (Philly.com), Kate Bracaglia (Philly.com), Eric Bresler (PhilaMOCA), Jessica Craft (Rock to the Future), Ryan Crump (Philly Drum Project), Emma Fried-Cassorla (Philly Love Notes), Kevin Horn (Bonfire Booking), Ellei Johndro (Shadowscene), Kevin Kennedy (The Swollen Fox), Colin Kerrigan (Out Of Town Films, Philly.com), David Kiss (Kung Fu Necktie), Fred Knittel (Folkadelphia), Josh T. Landow (Y-NOT Radio), Carolyn Lederach (Sofar Philly), Barrett Lindgren (Independent Promoter, Johnny Brenda’s), Jesse Lundy (Point Entertainment), Gordon Mays (MilkBoy Philly), Jeff Meyers (The Guild, Boot & Saddle), George Miller (Jump Philly), Mark Schoneveld (YVYNYL), Stephanie Seiple (Tri State Indie), Matt Smith (HotBox Studios, CID), Jon Solomon (WPRB), Aaron Stampa (Radio Static Philly), Q.D. Tran (The Deli Magazine), John Vettese (The Key, WXPN), Allie Volpe (Philly.com), Nikki Volpicelli (Beatport, The Key), Chris Ward (Johnny Brenda’s), Bruce Warren (WXPN, The Key).

Hope you'll find some rad new artists that you weren't aware of!


The Deli's Staff


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