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Amoeba Music's "Music Relif for Haiti" Online Store

As if they haven't given enough reason to draw worship to their alter, it seems the ever fantastic and often dangerous (at least financially) Amoeba Music has taken it upon themselves to become part of the fast growing list of organizations raising money for relief in Haiti. Amoeba will match dollar for dollar and contribute all the proceeds garnered through a special online store to the organization Doctors with out Boarders, currently providing much needed medical care in Haiti.  If you haven't picked up your copy of the Girls self titled album (The Deli SF's CD of the month) or would like to pick up a fancy new Blu Ray copy of the wonderful Talking Heads tour film Stop Making Sense, the click on over to their website and snatch yourself one.

Of course if you can't find what you'd like on the site, apparently Amoeba will also be collecting donations in their stores coinciding perfectly with this weekends pet adoption day at the San Francisco location. Music, homes for pets, humanitarian aid - surely Amoeba you have performed enough miracles in your lifetime to warrant becoming the first inanimate saint. So this weekend throw caution to the wind and hop down to the store knowing that you may leave sans your next months rent, but at least you'll have supported a worth while cause... and of course boosted your record collection.

 

-Ada Lann

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The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 2/11-2/14

After having gone into a brief period of dormancy, the Deli SF will be resurrecting it's weekly recommendations of happenings around the Bay Area so you can plan your time accordingly. With that in mind we encourage bands to post their shows on our DIY Live Show Listings as you never know if yours could be the one featured.

Though surely many people's plans this weekend involve evenings by candlelight and something lacy from Good Vibrations, for those who dare to break the mold and treat their date to a different hot and sweaty environment, or just don't give a rat's arse about Hallmark holidays, here are a few show highlights for this weekend.

For a down-tempo night out Il Gato are giving a folky kick off to the weekend at The Blue Macaw in the Mission this Thursday the 11th at 8:30.

On Friday night Grand Lake (who took second place in the reader's poll this year for the Deli's best emerging artist) are opening for Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands a Say Yeah) at Cafe Du Nord.

If an excuse to have a goofy dance party is the impetus you need to get out Saturday night Super Adventure Club will be performing the second show of their four week residency at the Hotel Utah. One the other hand if your looking for something a bit rockier, Paranoids and Tokyo Raid will be playing on the other side of town at Kimo's somewhere around 10pm.

That's all for this week. Remember to keep us updated on the calender and we'll do our best to disseminate the word.

-Ada Lann

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Michael Zapruder wins Best Folk/Singer Songwriter Album award

Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope, the 2009 release from Michael Zapruder was recently awarded the Best Folk/Singer Songwriter album of 2009 by The Independent Music Awards.  Now in its 9th year, the Independent Music Awards has been recognizing self-released and independent music from around the globe. This is the 3rd full length album from Micheal since he earned notoriety in 1999 by releasing a new track every week throughout the year - the collection has been archived on The 52 Songs Project website. Fans can still vote for their favorite nominated 'People's Voice' Independent Music Awards artists here.

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Dive bars and documentaries

Monday, February 8th at 8pm, Amoeba Music presents 2 music documentaries at a tucked away little venue on 37th and MLK in Oakland - Eli's Mile High Club. This hidden staple in the Bay Area became semi-famous in the 70's for being one of the few venues on the West Coast to exclusively feature local and national blues artists. The club struggled financially over the years, exchanged hands a few times and was resurrected in 2008. Today the bar has a divey feel, serves food until midnight and when the myriad of rock, punk, metal and experimental acts play a set, they're standing on the same small Oakland stage that has been graced by James Brown, Etta James and Jimmy McCracklin.

Monday night features documentaries on the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival and "My Fleeting House," a look at the music of Tim Buckley. The films are free and if you purchase a $5 food ticket you get food [duh] and a $5 Amoeba coupon.

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Deli Best of Local Scenes 2009 Final Summary - don't miss these bands!

The Deli's Year End Polls for emerging artists are a great opportunity to catch up with all the most exciting up and coming bands that left a mark in the previous 12 months. Don't forget to check out these bands as they might hit it big in 2010 (if they haven't already!).

AUSTIN BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009STEREO IS A LIE


Also check out
Missions (2nd place overall)
Neon Indian (3rd place overall)
Black Joe Lewis (3rd place overall)
Austin Overall Chart - Austin Fans' Chart

CHICAGO BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009I FIGHT DRAGONS


Also check out
Hey Champ (2nd place overall)
Netherfriends (3rd place overall)
Chicago Overall Chart - Chicago Fans' Chart

LOS ANGELES BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009LOCAL NATIVES


Also check out:
Fitz & The Tantrums (2nd place overall)
Crash Kings (3rd place overall)
Light FM - (Fans' Poll Winners)
LA Overall Chart - LA Fans' Chart

NEW ENGLAND BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009MEAN CREEK


Also check out:
Michael Bernier and the Uprising (2nd place overall)
Jesse Dee (3rd place overall)
McAlister Drive - (Fans' Poll Winners)
New England Overall Chart - New England Fans' Chart

NASHVILLE BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009THOSE DARLINS


Also check out:
Non Commissioned Officers (2nd place overall)
Protomen (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Nashville Overall Chart - Nashville Fans' Chart

NYC BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009TALK NORMAL


Also check out:
Freelance Whales (2nd place overall)
Bear in Heaven (3rd place overall)
Midnight Spin (Fans' Poll winners)
NYC Overall Chart - NYC Fans' Chart

PHILLY BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009READING RAINBOW


Also check out:
Grandchildren
(2nd place overall)
Free Energy (3rd place overall)
Levee Drivers
(Fans' Poll winners)
Philly Overall Chart - Philly Fans' Chart

PORTLAND BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009EXPLODE INTO COLORS


Also check out:
Nurses
(2nd place overall)
Bodhi (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Portland Overall Chart - Portland Fans' Chart

SAN FRANCISCO BEST EMERGING ARTIST OF 2009: GIRLS


Also check out:
Man/Miracle
(2nd place overall)
Or, The Whale (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Orchestra of Antlers (Fans' Poll winners)
SF Overall Chart - SF Fans' Chart

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