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THE DELI TORONTO IS ON!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

today's the day when The Deli goes international, eh! Please allow us to introduce you to... The Deli Toronto!


Congratulations to The Whippoorwills, Our New Artist of the Month!

Wowee!!  Had we known that this last poll was going to be so tooth and nail, we'd have called animal control!  It became apparent early on that this was a fight between post-punk outfit The Whippoorwills and inexplicable surf rockers Sexx (the Deli Nashville will never fully comprehend this phenomenon in Nashville.  We dig it for sure, but as Black Francis once said, "Yo soy playero pero no hay playa, bien perdida la surfer Rosa. Oh my golly!") In the end, and just by the slightest margin, The Whipoorwills won out.  A shade over a year old, the trio delivers some meaty jams with the rancor of a freshly-flunked-from-art-school Karen O.  Vocalist Heather Gray screams, croons, murmurs and squeals, and her antics round out the spartan drum and guitar supporting her.  They also have the wherewithal to rustle up enough votes for our poll while out on the road, no less, proving themselves as industrious as they are well-dressed.  The Whippoorwills released their self-titled debut album this past June via Mattress House Music; check out their latest video for "Tattooed Smile."  -Terra James-Jura

 Visit The Whippoorwill's website HERE.

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Show Alert: Great Peacock at The Stone Fox 8.2

If it feels like it's been a minute since Great Peacock has played Nashville, well, that's because it has. The folk players trapped in a rock band's body seems to have been giving love to all other points of the dirty South BUT Music City this summer, playing Hangout Fest in Florida and spending more time in Alabama than... George C. Wallace.  But that just means fans will be good and frothy for this long overdue show at The Stone Fox this Saturday.  Not only does absence make the heart grow fonder, but time on the road has likely heightened their already air-tight and heartfelt live show into temporary blackout territory.  Don't bring your grandma to this one.  You'll probably slap her.  -Terra James-Jura

Great Peacock will be joind by Belle Adair and Erin Rae.  The show begins at 9pm, and cover is $7. 

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Rachel Pearl, "Dodgeball"

The Deli caught wind of Rachel Pearl earlier this July at NAMM, where she charmed an afternoon crowd with her jazz-influenced pop (accompanied by Bakithi Kumalo, the bass player on Paul Simon's "Graceland.") The fiery-haired songstress has a handle on both ends of the spectrum; she's capable of strumming a quirky little ditty on her ukelele or belting an sparkly, auto-tuned, area-worthy piece.  The start of this month saw the release of her single "Dodgeball." While it is a freakin' cute track, the clever language and interesting instrumentation (and the branding.  Oh, think of the branding.) reveal Pearl's very shrewd handle on pop as an artform. The thing has more hooks than a Reno truck stop.  Pearl's personality and inclination for pushing the envelope with beguiling results makes her an artist to keep an eye on.  Whatever she cooks up is going to be sweet. 

Rachel Pearl is hosting a series of open mics at the Rutledge.  More information can be found HERE. -Terra James-Jura

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Hot Mess Loves You Now Stereosparks

After some soul-searching and recalibration (as every finely-tuned pop rock machine requires from time to time) Hot Mess Loves You is now operating under the moniker of Stereosparks.  The Chico, CA natives decided on the name change after coming to the realization that their sound was moving in a direction that could no longer be contained beneath the Hot Mess Loves You umbrella.  "Stereosparks" is also much easier to get tattooed across your knuckles. The trio is still going to be cranking out slick, pop-forward tunes and will not be dropping the lap steel anytime soon.  They released a 3-track EP "Secret" on July 10th;  "Secret (Say You'll Stay) is the first video under the new title.  Bounce over to stereosparks.com and update all of your HMLY feeds.  -Terra James-Jura

 

 


Grace and Tony Release Video for "Resonate"

Grace and Tony recently released this video for "Resonate" from their album "November." Saturated with candlelight and lent a potent dose of macabre by a 4-piece string section, it is exactly what a fan would expect from the duo.  The track draws a great deal of impact from the restraint in Tony White's vocals; it's one of those performances that makes a listener move in a little closer, where some of the quiet bits carry more weight than notes struck.  It's only the bearded half of the pair singing here, so this might not be a video for fans that like their punkgrass power couples locking eyes and yowling at each other for the duration of a song.  However, it ought to suit anyone that appreciates growth and organic development of artistic vision.  Grace and Tony are preparing for a tour supporting Dom Flemons in the fall; stay up to date with their activities at graceandtonymusic.com. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Jonathan Timm EP Release Show 7.26

Jonathan Timm released "These Hours" on cassette as a teaser for his upcoming EP.  The title track is vignette of haunting electric guitar and swoops of lapsteel; a perfect slice of moodiness and desolation. It's one of those trust-establishing tracks that hooks into you, and opens up your ears to whatever else he's created.  The other three tracks on the tape range from more brooding Americana to full-on traditional country, all crafted with a steady hand.  He's a seasoned perfomer with several trips across the US under his belt, so his Saturday EP Release show at Mad Donna's promises to be entertaining.  Listen to the "These Hours" below. -Terra James-Jura 

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Blue Matches at Exit/In 7.26

Where will you be Saturday July 26th? Either at Exit/Inn, or wishing you were there. The night is filled with four talented bands. The headliner is Blue Matches, a band nominated for the Nashville Independent Music Awards (vote here.) The band has been our very own Artist of the Month this past January. Also playing this night is Small Town Sleeper, Black Market Research, and Stereosparks. The lineup is great, it’s a Saturday night, and the show is only five bucks. There really is no excuse to not be supporting all of the kick ass talent going on in one night. It’s my birthday. Do me a solid, get out and celebrate. Drink till you puke; it’ll be worth it the next day. -Amanda Aydelott

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