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Music Video Premiere: Mark Nelsen - Homeward

We promised that we would premiere local singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Mark Nelsen’s new music video this week, and now we are fulfilling that promise.

The title track from Nelsen’s new solo album, Homeward has been morphed into a beautiful live action music video, and the film is just as impressive as the music. With a ‘50s era art nouveau mystique, and hazy intergalactic touches, this video brings a new perspective on psych music and experimental local rock and roll. Mark Nelsen has a unique artistic vision for this new album, and we think his creative ideas and productions should be praised.

If you missed his album release show at the Vortex Room last weekend, you can catch his full live band, Mark Nelsen Band at the Down Dirty Shake residency at Milk Bar tomorrow night. You won’t regret checking out his band, and indulging in the strange outer space experience he has created around his new album Homeward. -je

Mark Nelsen - Homeward from Andrew Herwitz on Vimeo.


Free Salamander Exhibit Plays Bottom of the Hill - 7/30

Oakland based art-progressive metal band, Free Salamander Exhibit is playing live at Bottom of the Hill with Drag City Records band, Dead Rider on July 30th. This show will kick off a brief tour the band will be embarking on. This mysteriously heavy and eerie band has yet to release a recording.

FSE employs clout from their defunct music project, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and is slowly moving their way through becoming an emerging, recording local band in their own right. We encourage you to take a chance on a band you’ve never heard before. That is the fun of being a part of the local underground scene. You can hear a little of this, and a little of that, and hopefully become pleasantly surprised as you wade through the array of different genres and artists who perform in the Bay Area. Check out Free Salamander Exhibit and tell your friends how the show was. Word of mouth is a great way to get the scene excited!


Summer 2014. NYC Issue #39
(10 Year Anniversary!)
Read it here

Botanist Releases New Song - Callistemon

San Francisco based underground experimental black metal band, Botanist has released a new track from their upcoming album, VI: Flora LP. We like strange music, and Botanist creates mathy, experimental black metal for the music connoisseur.

The new track, Callistemon is pretty trippy and apologetically ambient. With rich screamo vocals, this off kilter metal band creates a chilling atmospheric vortex of a unique combination of soundscapes that are probably under appreciated, particularity by traditional metal enthusiasts. Nonetheless, the music is interesting if anything. We recommend you check out what Botanist is doing, especially if you're looking for something new as a listener. -je


Mark Nelsen Band Celebrates Their Album Release at the Vortex Room - 7/5

San Francisco based psych soul musical project, Mark Nelsen Band has released their new album, Homeward EP this week. This chillingly poignant and beautiful album, is a prelude to the band's upcoming live performance at the Vortex Room in San Francisco on Saturday, July 5th. Nate Porter, Justine Lucas and Xeena Paul will be supporting artists on the bill. If you're into singer/songwriters who enact highly proficient and moving musical performances, you should definitely check this show out.

We'll be premiering Mark Nelsen Band's upcoming music video for the title track, Homeward next week. Keep your eyes and ears open for that. Until then, enjoy a track from the new album, and make sure you buy a custom cassette tape with download card at the show this weekend!


Congratulations to Annie Girl and the Flight for Winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll

The fans have spoken, and we'd like to congratulate Annie Girl and the Flight for winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! It was a close race, but this talented female fronted band whose music washes over you like a warm mist, has stolen the hearts and favor of a number of our readers. 

We wish them success and the best in all of their endeavors! 


Black Cobra Vipers Annie Girl and the Flight and FpodBpod Play Amnesia - 7/5

Amnesia will be hosting a strong local line up this weekend. San Francisco based Black Cobra Vipers will be headining the show, along with up and coming mover and shaker, Annie Lipetz' post shoegaze band, Annie Girl and the Flight and garage psych band, FpodBpod. We're excited to share the details of this event with you, because this is going to be an impressive show.

We totally recommend you make it out and support these hardworking local musical outfits, this Saturday, July 5th at Amnesia in San Francicso!


On a Friday night of December 2004, at Manhattan venue Sin-e' in Attorney Street, an emerging NYC band with a home recorded debut album played The Deli's launch party. It was a packed crowd and everyone was holding the first issue of The Deli, whose cover these upstarts were gracing. That band was Grizzly Bear. It remains one of the most exciting nights of my life, the night I understood that this magazine had a shot at being here to stay.

Now, this ten-year anniversary issue hopes to be a(nother) celebration of this great scene, in a less cluttered, more narratorial and visually appealing form thanks to art critic Brian Chidester's work as a guest editor. This issue also comes with my deep hope for NYC to keep churning out exceptional music of all kinds for the foreseeable future.


Paolo De Gregorio,
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

The cover of the 1st Issue of The Deli (December 2004)


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