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No Sleep Records at CMJ

LA based No Sleep Records will be hosting this fancy shindig tonight at the CMJ Music Marathon. Bands slated to play tonight include the aforementioned Into It.Over It. and Atlantic/Pacific -- both highly recommended by the Deli, and you can't really beat Into It.Over It.'s beard -- as well as rock and punk acts all over the place including Problems, O'Pioneers, Such Gold, Aficionado, My Heart To Joy, Former Thieves, Junior Battlesand more.

If you're lucky enough to be in NY tonight, doors open at 5pm, and it's $10 or free with your CMJ pass.

-Angelo Lorenzo

Deli Alt Rock show this afternoon with Lights Resolve, Am to Am, Blackbells + more

Alt Rockers from every corner of the world gathered in NYC for CMJ shouldn't miss our Alt Rock show at Arlene's Grocery this afternoon (10.20). Here's the full lineup:

1.30 The Courtesy Tier
2.10 Decibel.
2.50 Frontier Brothers  (Austin)
3.30 Black Taxi
4.10 Blackbells
4.50 Am to Am  (bottom pic)
5.30 Lights Resolve (top pic)

Full Deli CMJ show schedule here
The Deli's Staff

Where Is My Mind?: Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter

By now, you may have heard about the tragic story of Timothy Showalter a.k.a. Strand of Oaks losing all his belongings in a fire at the same time his fiancé had decided to leave him, which helped inspire Showalter to write songs for his last album Leave Ruin (La Société Expéditionnaire) with an acoustic guitar on a suburban Philly park bench that he was living on. Well, those days may seem like a distant memory to him now that he lives here in Philly happily married to the love of his life, and his latest album Pope Killdragon (released on eMusic) has been getting some serious blogosphere love. What can we say? We can’t help but root for the guy. He’s a survivor and a helluva songwriter. That’s why we had to invite Strand of Oaks to The Deli’s CMJ Showcase tomorrow night (Oct. 21) at The Living Room. We also took the opportunity to pick his brain. You can see what we found here.

Wazu playing CMJ tonight

A bit darkwave and a bit lo-fi electro, Wazu has been making a name for themselves in LA. These Australian transplants take anyting and everything -- computers, hardware, software, underwear -- and piece it together while songwriting. After one listen, you'll understand why Wazu has worked their way up to #6 on the Deli's lo-fi chart.

October has been busy for the band, playing 6 shows at Canadian Music Week, and a spot tonight in NY for the CMJ Music Marathon. Once they return to LA, they'll be hard at work on their debut EP, due early 2011.

You can take a listen to some of their demos on their MySpace. Lets wish them luck tonight at CMJ, and the Deli will be keeping an eye out for these two.

-Angelo Lorenzo

Black Math "Part of Me"

Black Math's second LP Phantom Power is out now on Permanent Records label, and they are playing on November 5th at Empty Bottle

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