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Congratulations to Earnest Ernest, Our New Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to Earnest Ernest for winning The Deli Nashville’s Artist of the Month poll! Recently revitalized by a successful Indiegogo campaign for a new tour van, the band is set to attack the road and make their presence known with new vigor, starting with this little blog’s local popularity contest.  With a old-fashioned sensibility to modern pop songs, they are sure to make a mark whereever their new wheels take them. Speaking of which, check out the schedule of their summer tour, and listen to their appealingly alternative brand of folk on “I Do" off their debut self-titled EP. -Terra James-Jura

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Friday Feature: Album Review of Lulu Mae's "Mean River"

Hopefully you had the chance to catch Lulu Mae on May 16th for their album release show with ELEL and The Oak Creek Band, as that may have been the last time to catch them live for a long, long time.  However, they had the wherewithal to release a new album on May13th to tide fans over in the wake of their abscence.  While it is a great momento to keep under your pillow to keep your tears of Lulu Mae longing from soaking into your mattress at night, its also a beautiful listen.  Read on to learn more. -Terra James-Jura

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The Paranormals Album release show at The High Watt 7.5

 Few bands put a Southern spin on classic rock as The Paranormals. The East Nashvillians have a 90's-minded approach to clean and tight songwriting, attacked with enough raw energy as a pack of dirty punk rockers.  The band is about to release the follow-up to their 2012 debut "American Spirit" with "Tomahawk" on July 5th.  The release show will be at The High Watt, with friends The Cunning and Commitment Bells joining the lineup, but opportunities to pick up an advanced copy and see the band get sweaty and gross before that abound: they're playing fooBar on June 12th, and The 5 Spot June 18th. The fresh, urgent clarity and poignant lyrics of single "Carolina" are just a teaser of the overwhelming depth of their new material.  Listen, enjoy, and attend; you got three chances.  -Terra James-Jura

 

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Stone Jack Jones "Jackson"

 You know those dreams that don't neccessarily qualify as nightmares, but are still unsettling and cast the rest of your day in a weird light? Well, Stone Jack Jones certainly does. And after watching his latest video for "Jackson," I'm quite convinced that the Lambchop veteran sits in on the dreams of the greater Tennessee area. I'm also in awe with how completely the quicksand of his delirious folk music is rendered in 4 penny-colored minutes. He's due to play The East Room on June 25th, but you can probably see him the next time you fall asleep.   -Terra James-Jura

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New Astrochimps Release: "Rooftops/Telephone Girl"

The Astrochimps have recently released 2 new songs, downloadable on NoiseTrade. The band is described as ‘energetic music for the soul’ and it really is. Their song ‘Rooftop Temptations’ is upbeat and catchy,with echoes of Vampire Weekend and The Walkmen. The band has been doing tons of things recently besides with the release of the two new songs, like putting out a music video for their  "I’ll Tell You Tomorrow" in February. Their new songs are good for the body and soul, so go check them out. -Amanda Ayedelott

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Weekend Roundup

 Here are some events going on away from that thing downtown...

Friday:

The By Gods celebrate the release of their new record at the High Watt with Twin Bed and Naveah opening.  8pm, free.

Perfect Pussy, Waxed, and Chainshot at The Stone Fox, 9pm,$8

Valerie and David Mayfield at The Basement, 7pm, $5

Saturday:

Space Machine, Heavy Sole, Frances and the Foundation, The Lower Caves are the lineup for the East Side Hootenanny in East Park. 4pm, free.  

Penicillin Baby, Forlorn Strangers, Wooly Mamas, and Kevin Johnson play fooBar, 8pm,$5

The Deli has already recommended catching Split Wigs, Roadclock, Of Archers, Couched, The Royal Family at The End, 8pm, $5

Sunday: 

Former Deli Artist of the Month Guthrie Brown opens for L.P. at 3rd and Lindsley, 8pm, $10

Ravenhill, Kennedy Noell, Radar Vs. Wolf, Saturday Night Special, and Death and Taxes play Rocketown, 9pm, $8.

The Basement's Sunday Post features a record release set from Matt Butcher and the Schoolyard Band, along with performances by Josh Scutella, Burning Daylight, The Violet Hours, and Gale.  8pm, free.

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Split Wigs EP Release Show at The End 6.07

 Split Wigs is an unholy mashup of member from Dogtooth, Dirty  Dreams and Prince Coyote and the Dog Men.  Since they are in the throes of their infant stage, there's not to much to know about them aside from their capability of slinging some fierce noise.  Their debut EP, "Reservior Park" draws influence from across the punk spectrum, hitting shades of The Cramps, Wire, GBH and Titus Andronicus in a 5-song span. Opening track "Body Double, Blood Trouble" should get you good and surly this Wednesday afternoon.   They've most recently rocked Boro Fondo in April, and a cassette release show is booked for June 7th at The End with Road Block, Of Archers and Couched.  -Terra James-Jura

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The Grayces Release Official Video for "Drop in a Bucket"

 Leave it to The Grayces to soothe that little heartbreak that comes with the first of every month.  Sunday was the strategic release date of their video for "Drop in a Bucket," proving that a rock and roll kick to the head will always be an excellent distraction from the chronic financial loss of living in your hovel.  With the video comes the announcement of their Nashville pre-release show at The Basement on June 28th.  This will be your opportunity to get your mitts on their album "Westing" before its release in October.  Take our word for it, you want your mitts on The Grayces. -Terra James-Jura

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