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Charles Burst announces full length + East Coast tour in July

Charles Burst, formerly drummer and singer of now defunct psych rock NYC band The Occasion, announced a new LP and 7" to be released on July 27th on Ernest Jenning, and a mini East coast tour in July, including a show at Union Hall on 07.16


Stanley Ipkiss: Year Of The Nice Guy EP

Mike Schpitz (aka Love Jones) is making his Block Starz debut on August 3rd with his new ep Stanley Ipkiss: Year of The Nice Guy. The ten track ep was inspired by Jim Carrey's character from the 1994 box office smash "The Mask" and takes listeners on a cinematic ride through everyday life as viewed from the offbeat perspective of Mike Schpitz. The heart and soul of this album are the big beats provided by Rob Bates. The combination of Schpitz and Bates seems natural and at times explosive. This is an album to roll down the windows and blast.


From The Deli's Open Blog: Linda Draper, live at Webster Hall, 07.07

Linda Draper will make her debut performance at Webster Hall on WED. JULY 7th, at 8 PM as part of "Lach Presents 5 Bands for 5 bucks." (Doors open at 7 pm) Linda Draper will be joined by Scott Fragala on bass and Eric Puente on drums for this show. Just how amazing is Scott Fragala?
Does Eric Puente have any relation to Tito? Will Linda Draper pull a Lady Gaga and strip just to capture all you technologically addicted A.D.D. inclined folks who are glued to their iphones 24/7? All of these questions, and more, may or may not be answered at Linda Draper's EXTRA SPECIAL SUPER SWEET (but not too sweet) show at Webster Hall on Wed. Luly 7th at 8 PM. Full Lineup: 7:30-Julian Lopez, 8-Linda Draper, 9-Jessie Murphy In The Woods, 10- Boom Chick, 11-Ruby Collins More info can be found at Webster Halll's Events Calendar, here. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here).



Best of NYC #24: The London Souls - July Tuesdays at Cameo

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record store personnel and DJs)

Hello, Sexy. Get out those fierce, bluesy guitars and your funkiest getup. The London Souls do nothing less than command your attention. Close your eyes and flashback to classic rock with a touch of ‘70s soul. With cooler than cooler tracks like, “I Think I Like it,” and “Stand Up,” you’ll want to let your down and get your groove on. Hints of James Brown, Lenny Kravitz, and The Black Keys swirl together like that tie-dyed bandana around your head and rock like that nonchalant peace sign tattoo on your ankle. Punchy, loud and satisfying. - Melissa Wong


Social Studies CD release show with Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid and Montra

Mark your calenders in advance for an early August all-ages show with a killer lineup at the Rickshaw Stop. On August 7th, Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid and Montra will all help San Francisco's Social Studies celebrate their second release Wind Up Wooden Heart.

The band has recently been riding on a wave of publicity from the first track released from the album "Time Bandit," a remix of which was posted as a free download on Filter Magazine last week.

Wind up wooden heart is officially available on July 27 from Antenna Farm Records. Preview the track "Holler Boys" below:


-Nicole Leigh