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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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New Video: "Dig" (Live at The FADER FORT) - Nothing

Here we have a new video of local shoegazers Nothing performing within the walls of the The FADER FORT at this years SXSW.  The band was warming up the crowd for Migos, Travi$ Scott, and Rick Ross, so a good portion of the audience looks lost during Nothing’s performance. Nonetheless, they rocked out to a packed fort, even if the sound mix was the opposite of what they are used to. The band is on tour for a while, so quench your Nothing thirst with this video until the boys are back in town. 

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Sound Select Portland: Big Freedia, Magic Mouth, Thanks

The first Tuesday of each month has never been more exciting in Portland, thanks to Red Bull's new concert series Sound Select Presents: Portland. Each month, the concerts are curated by different local music aficionados, and showcase one national headlining act and two local up and comers. Past headliners of the series include Maps and Atlases, Portugal. The Man and Helio Sequence. This month's showcase at Mississippi Studios features New Orleans' Big Freedia, the undisputed Queen of bounce, supported by Magic Mouth and Thanks.

Main support of the evening, Magic Mouth are a hard hitting four piece that plays soulful funk music in the most rock and roll way possible. With an enthusiastic front man whose vocal range is off the musical map, the group delivers a raw and simple but huge sound. Thanks offer a soulful take on psychedelic rock. The erie, reverb soaked guitar hooks and thundering drum and bass lines are beautifully rounded out by lead singer Jimi Hendrix’s piercing vocal ability. Her jazzy voice reminisces the English soul scene (Amy Winehouse, Wayne Allen, ect.) making Thanks a truly exciting live band.

All this local music greatness leads up to one of the best rap acts in the country. Big Freedia has starred on Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and made herself famous this past summer by prompting a twerking feat that made the Guiness’ Book of World Records. Freedia's unique musical styling 'bounce,' is like trap but more twerktastic and bouncy. 

April 1, the show starts at 9pm and costs $3 if you RSVP here in advance, or $15 at the door. - Colin Hudson

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Tour De Fun 4.12.14

Consider this fair warning to get your chain greased and your tires pumped up; the Tour de Fun is less than two weeks away! The bike ride/rolling music festival is scheduled for April 12th. By the end of the day riders will have visited 15 venues to watch 30 bands, many of which have been featured on the Deli Nashville in some form or another (Churchyard, Chalaxy, The Prophet Nathan, kidDEAD, Meth Dad, The Joy of Painting, Josephine and the Wildfront). The event starts with a cookout at Riverside Village at 11 am, and the ride begins at 1pm, and the best part, besides promoting bicycle advocacy, fostering the local music scene, and nurturing Nashville's community spirit, is that it's FREE! To get more information on the schedule, artists, and locations, visit tourdefun.net. In the meantime, get a taste of the lineup by checking out "Echo On," the latest single from prog-rockers The Subnovas. -Terra James-Jura 

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Amanda X Tears Apart Kung Fu Necktie March 30th

Local trio Amanda X is more or less what would happen if you collided Plumtree and Cat Power; the bands self-described “cuddle punk” is made up of endearingly sweet vocals draped over downright furious instrumentals. The resulting sound is tender, vicious and a bit nostalgic. The show was supposed to be Co-headlined by Smoother, but apparently they are no longer playing. Openers will be The Caution Children, Tigerscout, and the fantastic Joint Chiefs of Math. They’ll all be coming together at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St, 8PM, $5 21+ – Daniel Ludwig


Roof Doctor Record Release Show at PHILAMOCA March 29th

Celebrate the release of Mobile Freedom Home, the sophomore LP from Roof Doctor, tonight at PhilaMOCA. Mobile Freedom Home finds Roof Doctor in a finely polished place; each song seems to carry a natural, casual groove. Mark Harper’s lyrics offer an odd, comforting effect, one that generates a welcoming atmosphere in spite of their melancholy tone/message. Roof Doctor is rather deceptive musically, at first the sound appears simple; however, that simplistic vibe is a byproduct of tightly knit compositions rather than sparse instrumentation.  Eclectic noise-rockers Mumblr alongside the sleepwalking sonic experimentalists Son Step. Long Island’s Soda Bomb round out the evening blending a variety of rock with garage/punk tendencies.  PhilaMOCA 531 N. 12th St., 8pm $5, All Ages, -Michael Colavita 

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