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Dinner and a Suit Release Video "Where We Started"

Try as I might, I could not stop the video for “Where We Started” from kicking my heart cockles. I was good until the last 30 seconds before the assault of flannel, Polaroids and cornfields in autumn had me doubled over. Dinner and a Suit offers universally appealing, piano driven pop rock that is completely capable of dominating the Top 40 stations. For now they are putting plenty of miles on their van Caroline as they tour their dapper little hearts out. They’ll be making a SXSW appearance at Headhunter’s Patio on March 11th. –Terra James-Jura


PUJOL Releases Single "Pitch Black"

I picked up a new word while reading up on PUJOL. A kludge is “a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem; an ill assortment of poorly matched parts, forming a distressing whole,” and also the title of the band’s new album. Slated for a May 20th release, it’s a follow-up to the acclaimed debut album “The United States of Being,” that won over listeners with smartass lyrics and Daniel Pujol’s bratty snarl. Judging by the vinegar in the shambling single “Pitch Black,” “Kludge” is sure to deliver the same punk in the face. Pujol will be at the Parish Underground On March 14th. –Terra James-Jura


Congratulations to The Modern Royals, Our New Artist of the Month!

 Congratulations to The Modern Royals, our newest Artist of the Month! The Deli is operating on good faith that the band did not fall back on their Chicago roots with the democratic credo of "vote early, vote often," but instead allowed fans of their psychedelic sex-rock to make it happen.  It was a tight race with modern harpist Natalie Salzman for a moment before The Modern Royals cleaned house.  The band is playing The End on Tuesday, March 11th with Creature Comfort, Kid Freud and Amanda Cramer.  The show starts at 8pm, and cover is $5.  -Terra James-Jura


Humming House Heads to SXSW

Humming House threw a WWII-era newsboy cap into the mess of swing revivalists with their self-titled release in 2012. Since then they have toured the world, warming up crowds with their blend of Irish folk and backwoods stomp for the likes of Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earl and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their most recent live album “Live at the Red Clay Theater” is available for free download here. SXSW appearances include Twangfest and Rowdy's Saloon on the 15th. This video for “Fly On (Forever is Better With You)” portrays the fun-loving sentimentality that makes the band so entertaining to hear. –Terra James-Jura


Weekend Itinerary

Nashville is hopping this weekend before SXSW, and here’s a handful of what’s happening over the next three days...


This is Night 2 of Freakin’ Weekend V at Exit/In (sorry, The Deli disqualifies Thursday as ‘the weekend,’ however unofficial it may be). Diarrhea Planet, Turbo Fruits, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders, Hunters, Fox Fun and Deluxin’ play, beginning at 8pm, $15.

Stagolee, The Cunning, The Allen Thompson Band and A La Carte hit the Mercy Lounge at 9pm, $8.

Ponychase throws their LP release show at The Basement with Jasmine Kaset and Pale Pools at 9pm, $5.


Stone Jack Jones will be giving a free in-store performance at Grimey’s at 5pm.

Night 3 of Freakin’ Weekend V. Natural Child, Ex-Cult, Cheap Time, Juan Wauters, The Paperhead, Leather Nightmare and Weekend Babes play The End beginning at 8pm, $15.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes throw their album release show at Exit/In, with Alanna Royale and Blank Range rounding out the bill. Party starts at 8pm, cover is $10.


Noah Gunderson and Armon Jay are at Mercy Lounge at 8pm, $12.

Terrific lineup for the Sunday Post at The Basement: Coyote Talk, Golden Youth, Sam Hunter, Cardboard Kids and Everyman. Show starts at 8pm, no cover.


ELEL wins Road to Bonnaroo Round 2!

Congratulations to ELEL for winning Round 2 of Road to Bonnaroo this past Monday. Anyone who has caught them around Nashville will not soon forget the spectacle of 8 musicians (or, more specifically, 7 musicians and a very poppin’ Jo Jo Jackson on bass) grooving on stage to their own sexy vibes. The best part about them is that, between the synth and some well-placed hits on a wood block or cowbell, their music would not be too out of place wafting through a hotel lobby or someplace equally inoffensive. This juxtaposition somehow doubles their indie cred. Speaking of duplicates, Nashville’s coolest Muzak band is about to hit the road with *repeat repeat for Iteration Tour 2014, with stops in Austin for SXSW before returning home. “Kiss Kiss” is their latest single. –Terra James-Jura


Austin 2014 issue (SXSW)
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Cigarette Trees at The East Room 3.20

An exotic blend of instruments, voices, and beautiful lyrics is what Cigarette Trees are all about. The song “The Snows” is whimsical and almost from a transcendental realm, and even a little ominous. Their songs are theatrical and the lyrics are genius. They are the Cigarette Trees and they will be playing at the East Room on March 20. Their sound makes for a wonderful listening experience for everyone. You will not be disappointed! -Amanda Aydelott



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