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Drowned in Sound: J Mascis - Tied to a Star
Drowned in Sound: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Keith Alan Mitchell Celebrates Album Release at Hotel Utah - 6/20

San Francisco based indie folk musician, Keith Alan Mitchell will performing live at Hotel Utah on June 20th. This upcoming show will be in celebration of the release of Mitchell's upcoming full length album, This Clumsy World. The album is a classic sounding American folk record that gives nods to '60 and 70s era folk music, but Michell's rich voice gives depth to his self produced musical release. You can't go wrong with this album if you're looking for a laid back reminiscent album to enjoy. He will be sharing the bill with Grand Avenue Sound with special guest, Tia Carroll and Katja Davis. Make sure you don't miss this local line up of sensuous folk musicians.


A Comprehensive Guide to Hickey Fest

From Friday, June 20th through Sunday, June 22nd, Hickey Fest will be highlighting some of the best and brightest independent bands in California. Some of our favorite Bay Area based bands will be performing, including the festival's coordinator, Ash Reiter. We're excited to share a comprehensive look at who is playing the fest so you know when and where to be to catch your favorite bands! We're going to highlight a few bands we think you shouldn't miss, but the full schedule is posted below for you pleasure.

"I dreamed up Hickey Fest because I liked the people in my music community, but felt that many of us never had the opportunity to just hang with each other. We admired each other from somewhat of a distance and tried to connect over the din of rock and roll clubs or between sets for a couple minutes while people smoke out in the cold. But for me this was a hard environment to really get to know anybody. With Hickey Fest I've tried to create a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere where our community of musicians and friends can forge meaningful relationships or even meet for the first time. I've seen these relationships carry over from last year's fest and people are constantly telling me how it was the highlight of the summer. I encourage folks to unplug for a weekend, leave their phones, computers and jobs behind for a couple days and immerse themselves in some real California magic. In fact, what could be more quintessentially Californian than an old fashioned rock and roll concert in the redwoods on the river? I really think Hickey Fest is the type of thing you might look back on 20 years from now and proudly tell your kids "I was there. I was part of that," because the west coast really does have some cool stuff brewing and its wonderful to be able to shine a light on all these great artists." - Ash Reiter


4-4:40 Foxtails Brigade
5-5:40 Cellar Doors
6-6:40 Black Cobra Vipers
7-7:40 Mike Sempert (of Birds and Batteries)
8-8:40 B Hamilton
9-9:40 Annie Girl and The Flight
10-10:40 Old Testament
11-12am Harry and The Hitmen


Cellar Doors

Black Cobra Vipers

B Hamilton

SATURDAY, June 21st

10-10:40 SHOWGA (Yoga accompanied by live music)
11-11:40 Shimmering Leaves
12-12:40 Assateague
1-1:40 TV Mike and the Scarecrowes
2-2:40 The Memories
3-3:40 Indianna Hale
4-4:40 Waterstrider
5-5:40 Deep Ellum
6-6:40 Graves
7-7:40 Sandys
8-8:40 Tommorows Tulips
9-9:40 Sugar Candy Mountain
10-10:40 Sonny and The Sunsets
11-12am Allah-Las



Sugar Candy Mountain​

Sonny and The Sunsets


10-10:40 SHOWGA (Yoga accompanied by live music)
11- 11:40 DRMS
12-12:40 Tambo Rays
1-1:40 Sparrows Gate
2-2:40 Farallons
3-3:40 Michael Musika
4-4:40 Mark Matos
5-5:40 Odawas
6-6:40 Everyone is Dirty
7-7:40 Ash Reiter
8-8:40 Papercuts
9-9:40 Chris Cohen ​
10-10:40 The Blank Tapes
11-12am Duke


Ash Reiter

Mark M​atos


​Tambo Rays​


The Deli Magazine SF Presents: The Greening Balms The Other Tones and NVS at DNA Lounge TONIGHT

San Francisco! We're throwing a party tonight at DNA Lounge. For the final show of our Deli Magazine San Francisco Sponsored Show Series at DNA Lounge, (we'll be announcing the next venue we'll be infiltrating soon!) we're going to be throwing a stellar Friday the 13th show! This line up was curated by the headlining band, The Greening and it's going to be loud, pulsating and geared to make you lose a bit of your hearing!

San Francisco based rock band, The Greening has invited, The Other Tones, Balms and NVS to join them in the unlucky madness of this show. Make it out and celebrate our final night at DNA Lounge with some killer bands. The event is all ages. Bring your friends, and let's have a blast!!!


Travis Hayes Gears Up to Release New Album - Young Daze

San Francisco based indie singer/songwriter, Travis Hayes is gearing up to release his upcoming full length album, Young Daze, which is due for release on July 7th. Hayes pulls from 90s indie pop compositional styles, and mixes in thoughtful and creative touches to his emotionally honest songs.

His new album starts with a tightly wound and well produced instrumental intro that lasts the length of a pop track. Hayes takes small risks like this throughout the album, and does not stick to traditional pop structures even though his album has a very radio friendly sound. It's great that he can blend quintessential American music styles that nod to artists like Tom Petty and John Cougar Melloncamp, while creating his own spin on his ballads, bringing a fresh and modern sound that shines through the sonic presence of his musical influences.

Don't miss Travis Hayes' album release event at Bottom of the Hill on July 11th. -je


Street Eaters Releases New Album - BLOOD::MUSCLES::BONES

San Francisco based doom punk band, Street Eaters has released a new full length album. This new 10 track album entitled, Blood::Muscles::Bones​ is a disturbing, heavy punk album that is evened out by fearless female vocals, and clean interludes and changes within the songs. The album sounds like a post modern apololyptic Dead Kennedys record. There's a lot of anger and anarchist spirit, but the production of the record is clean and well mastered.

​We're into Street Eaters' sophomore album because it is completely unapologetic and a great example of what the Bay Area has to offer in regards to pumping out music that exhudes free wielding, out of the box intensity.​ We don't want our underground music to come soft or easy.

​Make sure you check out Blood::Muscles::Bones​ in its entirety via Soundcloud.


Slowness Releases New Album + Plays Hemlock Tavern TOMORROW - 5/8

San Francisco based ensemble, Slowness has released a new album. This local, quintessential shoegaze - drone pop band’s second release, How to Keep from Falling off a Mountain was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols) and Geoffrey Scott and was mastered by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500).

The album is clean and classic, and upholds the quietly competent ambiance that makes Slowness a uniquely subtle band that is incredibly hard to ignore. They also mix classic images to amplify the intention of their pure shoegaze compositions which tend to become intertwined with complex bridges, and experimental elements that are impressive.

You can catch a live performance by Slowness tomorrow night at The Hemlock Tavern for their album release show!! We’re excited to hear new material from this band. Do your best to make it out and support their new release!!


Congratulations to Hibbity Dibbity for Winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Bay Area based soul jam band, Hibbity Dibbity for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of of the Month Poll! The readers and fans have spoken and Hibbity Dibbity came out on top! Thanks to the voters for taking the time to choose your favorite band.

We especially wish this hardworking, popular San Francisco based band all the best in their musical endeavors. We encourage you to check out their music, and follow their live shows!


Premiere: The Love Dimension - Got Gratitude

Psychedelic revivalist band, The Love Dimension has released a new single entitled, Got Graditude. This San Francisco based veteran band has recorded and shared a heavier track that pulls from psych folk, surf and garage rock influences. The Love Dimension is usually a straight shooter when it comes to dolling out a classic 60s rock sound, but Got Gratitude is a fast paced, danceable track that would invoke movement and shaking within the most comatose spirit.

We're a big fan of The Love Dimension, and we're excited to premiere this song! Look out for a full length album from this local, staple of a band later this year. They've done such a great job of being diverse and positive with their songs and releases over the years, we're always into giving them a nod. You can see TLD perform live at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair this Sunday on the Masonic Stage at 2 pm. Don't miss their show!!! -je



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