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Vow of Volition Make the Final Round of the Battle for Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour was the first festival for many of us back in the day. As young'ns, it's likely we didn't necessarily think about all that went into figuring out the bands to book and play the whole shebang. Part of that process, at least locally, seems to be through a series "battle of the bands" style competitions specifically for landing a spot on the fest. Quite a few Portland bands have been furiously playing against one another for said spot, and djent/prog metal act Vow of Volition are one of the acts that made it to the finals.

Warped Tour was always the type of festival that included much in the realm of pop punk, punk punk, emo and metal, so Vow of Volition's advancement to the final round is no surprise. Their incredibly technical, at times jazzy metal stands out in Portland's pretty linear popular music scene, and is much worthy of the attention its getting.

Those that want to support Vow of Volition in driving home the permanent spot can go to the Battle for Warped Tour finals Saturday at the Hawthorne Theatre.





The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





All Together Festival

Tender Loving Empire’s 11th annual Friends and Friends of Friends compilation is being released soon. TLE has described it as “by far the best grouping of music that we’ve ever been able to put in one place at one time.” But that’s not all the record label is giving us. TLE and White Owl Social Club are teaming up to throw All Together Festival. The festival, which takes place next Saturday, August 18th, is a celebration of the compilation release. It will feature live sets from local acts such as Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba, Chanti Darling, and The Fur Coats. The bands will be playing starting at 2 in the afternoon, and starting at 10 DJ’s Rap Class and Max Bass will be taking over. The show is 21+, and free. You can find the event page and full lineup here, and pre-order the Friends and Friends of Friends compilation here.

 

  -By Avril Carrillo

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Kathy Foster's New Project Roseblood

When the Thermals first announced they were disbanding, everyone in the indie rock scene was, understandably, a little sad. However, we don’t have to be too sad for too long because bassist Kathy Foster’s latest project, Roseblood, is just as enjoyable. It’s a much different side to Foster, slower and sadder than the work she did in the Thermals. This past month Roseblood released a music video for their first single, “Black Veil." The song is beautiful and melancholic, full of the passion and vitality Foster is known for. The lyrics are cerebral without being pretentious, thought provoking without making the listener work too hard. It’s a testament to Foster’s skill and experience. The music video, directed by Jeff Rowles, is dark and gloomy. It’s a clear step in the moodier, darker direction Roseblood is aiming to take.
 
Roseblood will be playing In The Lot, Sunday August 26th with Twin Peaks, Dude York, No Kind of Rider, and the Black Tones.

-By Avril Carrillo, photo by Jason Quigley

 





XRAY.FM Presents: Heatwave

XRAY.FM is throwing a “mini music fest” this Sunday, August 12th at White Owl Social Club. There will be performances by Natasha Kmeto, Just Pretend, Miss Rayon, and Plastic Cactus. Chanti Darling will also be doing a DJ Set. However, this mini fest isn’t limited to live performances, as there will also be a curated record fair, plenty of food, and even an XRAY pop-up photobooth. Doors open at 2pm, the record fair goes until 8pm, and music goes until 11pm. The festival is 21+, and although entry is free a $5-10 donation at the door is suggested. You can check out the full lineup here.

By Nick Hartman

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