Alt Pop

Let your love for Vincent Van Whoa grow

Using the words "bubblegum" and "punk" to describe a band may seem awkward sounding, but when it comes to noisemakers Vincent Van Whoa, it's totally appropriate. Not to say that their songs are twee, frilly or overly sweet, but more so that their particular styling of punk is less harsh and a bit more accessible than some other bands, coasting more on the "noisy garage" side of the scale. Have a listen for yourself with the track "Rusty Catflap" below.

Vincent Van Whoa will be melting some hearts on Valentine's Day with a show at Kelly's Olympian with Eugene's Pancho + The Factory, if you want to catch them live. It's strongly suggested.

-Cervante Pope

 

Issue #45 (Winter 2016) of The Deli NYC is online!

Lurvely Deli Readers,

We are proud to introduce you to our Winter 2016 issue of The Deli NYC, featuring on the cover Brooklyn songwriter, producer and multimedia artist Brittany Campbell, portrayed by NYC comix artist Lale Westwind. Inside the issue - besides dozens of talented emerging NYC bands and artists - you'll also find a feature about the undiscovered genius of Captain Baby and the ongoing saga of Manhattan DIY art space and venue ABC No Rio

READ IT ONLINE HERE! It will be out in print around January 15.

Premiere: Reaches "White Birch of the Baltic"

Reaches is the danceable but abstract indie pop of Justin Randel. He is preparing to release his latest album, I Am Alive and Well, on February 19th via We Be Friends Records. We are proud to be able to bring you the premiere of the album's first single, "White Birch of the Baltic".

You can catch Reaches on January 6th at Empty Bottle with Mega Bog, Deadbeat, and Richard Album & The Singles.

Kerosene Stars

Kerosene Stars are releasing the first of three new ep's next month. Burn The Evidence finds this veteran group Chicago musician lead by Scott Schaafsma at the top of their game. Schaafsma is oined by drummer Jim Adair (Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash), keyboard and viola player Yoo Soo Kim (Hemmingbirds), percussionist Tom Sorich (Old Town School of Folk Music), and guitarist Andy Seagram.

You can help Kerosene Stars celebrate the release of Burn The Evidence on January 21st at Empty Bottle with Strange Lovelies and Jesse W Johnson.

PLUSH Pardoner Run Forever and Looming Play Know Lodge Gallery - 1/7

PLUSH and Pardoner, local heroes, are back out on the town playing support for a show at Know Lodge Gallery in Oakland on January 7th, and y’all better not miss it! Both bands have been making their California rounds debuting recently released albums from 2015. PLUSH’s April release Pine is the perfect blend of classic San Francisco garage-y riffs, fuzzy reverb-ed pop sounds, and soft vocals that the quartette has dubbed “sob rock”. These talented young ladies and gent have been playing in Bay Area bands over the years, but only recently came together to create the dreamy sound of PLUSH. Pardoner brings a similar shoe gaze vibe with both of their 2015 EPs, but they pack a much more noise-punk punch, don’t let their soft intro’s fool you. Out of towners Run Forever and Looming will be closing out the show next thursday with some east coast indie rock. Come early, and bring your pretentious artsy friends (it’s a gallery), music starts at 7 pm. -Julia deAnda

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