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The Younger Lovers Quaaludes Bad Daddies and Yi Play the Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT

If one thing's for sure, we at the Deli Magazine San Francisco can't get enough of Quaaludes and The Younger Lovers. Quaaludes played our first Deli sponsored event of the season, so we were thrilled when we heard that The Younger Lovers, Quaaludes, Bad Daddies and Yi would be playing a show at the Hemlock Tavern tonight.

Yi is an Oakland based band that plays jagged-sounding punk. Recently, they released a track from their upcoming album, Crying called "Going Dumb." It has the perfect amount of fuzz and noise. Bad Daddies is an East Bay band that plays loud and fast punk. Expect a new 7-inch from the band on Negative Fun Records coming in June! And next is Quaaludes - this girl band plays a mixture of riot grrrl, no wave and grunge and are known for putting on a raucous show! And last but not least are The Younger Lovers, an Oakland based band that features Gravy Train!!! alum Brontez Purnell. Playing a form of fast and snotty lo-fi, be sure not to miss out on this show! -Erin Dage

The Deli Magazine San Francisco Sponsored Show Series at DNA Lounge

The Deli Magazine San Francisco has booked and curated a series of shows at DNA Lounge (upstairs)! From April 18th - June 13th, we'll be throwing Deli Sponsored events featuring the Bay Area's best and brightest emerging bands! Check out the show calander below:

April 18th:

Modern Man

May 9th:

Ghost Box Orchestra
Dead Gurus
The Spiral Electric  

May 16th:

The Dollyrots
The Shanghais
Mark Nelsen Band
Whorhaigh Kayado

May 30th:

We Are The Men
Sweat Lodge

June 6th:


June 13th:

The Greening
Hungry Skinny
The Other Tones




Burnt Ones Release New Album + Play Record Release Party with Al Lover Useless Eaters and Violent Change - 4/12

Fresh out of their van, San Francisco's Burnt Ones are back home from another US tour, and they're finally ready to celebrate the release of their latest LP, Gift at Brick and Mortar Music Hall this Saturday, April 12. After a self-imposed six-month hiatus from playing live gigs, the band is making up for lost time with a fresh perspective on its music and live performances.

Though most listeners are familiar with the garage glam sound of the band's first two albums, particularly their pop masterpiece single, Gonna Listen to T. Rex (All Night Long) off of their debut album, Burnt Ones have pushed passed conventions of the traditional garage rock sound, forfeiting digestibility in favor of creating more well rounded material.

For Gift, the band channeled its erratic live energy in the studio, bundling their pop melodies inside warm distorted layers of dissonance. Fluctuating rhythms lend each tune capricious vibes, and the introduction of a drum machine tinges the record with foreign electronic flavors. Mark Tester's familiar vocals, particularly during those hushed and subtle tremolo moments, keep the songs anchored and facetted to the band's roots. Gift, which was released on Castle Face Records on March 25th, without a doubt can still be recognized as a Burnt Ones record, but this time around, Mark and company challenge listeners to pay closer attention, and to actively listen and locate the infectious elements that are always at play in Burnt Ones's songs.

If you accept the challenge, come out to Brick and Mortar this Saturday for the Burnt Ones's record release show. The event will feature performances by Useless Eaters, Violent Change and Al Lover. - Lauren Espina 

Civil War Rust Break Anchor and ToyGuitar Play Thee Parkside

Tonight at Thee Parkside, it's all about manifestations of bands from the past. Break Anchor is headlining the event with ToyGuitar and Civil War Rust.

Civil War Rust is a pop-punk band from the East Bay. Drawing from contemporary and not-so-contemporary bands such as Dead To Me, Jawbreaker and Crimpshrine, they play music containing equal parts of self deprecation, positivity and snottiness (we mean that in he most respectful way!). Also playing is Toyguitar, who is reconfiguration of '90s East Bay punk band, One Man Army. They have a self-titled 7-inch on Adeline Records that leans more in the direction of power pop. And last but certainly not least is Break Anchor, a Detroit-based band and the product of former Suicide Machines vocalist Jason Navarro. This project is seen as a Navarro's saving grace from depression and addiction that he endured. It's melodic, heartfelt, and most definitely influenced by 924 Gilman bands of the '90s. -Erin Dage


Lady Stardust Purple Heart and Bones of a Feather Play Thee Parkside TONIGHT

Kiss them goodbye: San Francisco's (nearly) all-female David Bowie cover band, Lady Stardust is playing their last show tonight at Thee Parkside with Purple Heart and Bones of a Feather.

Opening will be a Bones of a Feather, a band from San Francisco that plays soulful covers spanning many genres. Also joining in on the fun is Purple Heart, a band known for playing Heart and Prince covers. Here's hoping that they'll play "Raspberry Beret"!

And last but certainly not least, Lady Stardust will perform. The band will be playing the Bowie's magnum opus, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, from start to finish. -Erin Dage

Psychedelic Party - The Acid Test Will Take Place at SUB/Mission in SF - 4/5

Can you pass the Acid Test? This was the question posed by Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters during their time atop San Francisco’s psychedelic counterculture era of the 1960s. SUB/Mission, a San Francisco music and arts venue, will be hosting an event that poses the same question. On Saturday, April 5th, The Acid Test -- a psychedelic music celebration will explode onto the scene.

Through sound, lighting, dancing and overall merriment, the event will look to capture the same euphoric experiences that those hosted by Kesey did. Mad Alchemy will be providing a liquid light performance and there will be several guest DJs, including sets by Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Abel Oleson and Galine MoDemoiselle.

Be sure to make it out to the show and be a part of an underground psychedelic experience that would make the Merry Pranksters proud. -Skyler Warren


Congratulations to Clumsy Concentration for Winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to Oakland bedroom psych band, Clumsy Concentration, for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll! Clumsy Concentration won over readers with their hazy-sounding style of acoustic psych. Be sure to check out their music!!! We're happy about their success and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!


Halcyonaire Prepare to Release Three Song Vignette on April 15th

Oakland based experimental Americana band, Halcyonaire will be releasing an artfully executed three track album entitled, Urban Arson / Lost & Found & Lost / The Sonneteer. The band has molded a brief collection of music into a flowing piece that they describe to be a vignette. There is a touch of theatrical imagery and storytelling throughout the album, as the songs creatively mosey along as if they effortlessly play themselves without the help of human limbs. Urban Arson brings a similar tone of The Black Angels and Spindrift. All three tracks are dark and emotive desert western ballads that ring and move with a rebellious tone that is invigorating and intriguing.

Urban Arson / Lost & Found & Lost / The Sonneteer is an impressive set of music that stands out without being oppressively flamboyant, loud and overbearing. It's got a comfortable vibe and the songwriting and composition is relatable and nervously soothing.

Until this album's release on April 15th you can check Halcyonaire out live at their album release show at the Night Light on April 12th.  You can also give their previous musical effort, Young Penitents / The Healer a listen to get a taste of what you're in for when the album drops. -je

April 12th - Oakland, CA - The Night Light
April 16th - San Jose, CA - Blank Club



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