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Louie Louie

New Music Video: "I Want To Dance With You" - Louie Louie

Via Upland Film Co., Louie Louie have crafted a new music video for “I Want To Dance With You,” featured on their LP Friend of a Stranger. The video’s warm, mysterious lighting (courtesy of the Dolphin Tavern) meshes well with the song’s classic sound, creating an air of elegance. You can catch the ladies this evening at Ortlieb’s, where they’ll be joined by Born Losers labelmates Residuels, as well as The Coathangers.

Louie Louie- I Want to Dance With You from Upland Film Co.


The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Artists: FINAL RESULTS

Dear Deli Readers,
We have finally reached the end of the road for The Deli’s Best Emerging Philly Artists Poll. As usual, it’s been a lengthy, exhausting, painstaking journey through an abundance of numbers, band names, and some seriously rad tunes. Now, before we get to our list of this year’s Top Performers, we would like to thank our wonderful, knowledgeable jury of local music experts/enthusiasts (which you can view below), dedicated Deli writers and all those who took the time to check out our nominees and cast their votes. You’re the best, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you!
The Deli Philly Jurors:
Justin Berger (Deathwaltz), Dan Bisogno (Choice Tasters Selectors), Jeff Blinder (Spazz Presents), Gabrielle Bonghi (Philly.com), Kate Bracaglia (Freelance), Eric Bresler (PhilaMOCA), Jessica Craft (Rock To The Future), Katie Duggan (Underground Arts/Bonfire Shows), Shana Hartzel (Swell Tone/Y-Not Radio), Kevin Horn (AEG), Colin Kerrigan (Out Of Town Films), Dave Kiss (Kung Fu Necktie/Flash Mob Productions), Josh T. Landow (Y-Not Radio), Carolyn Lederach (Sofar Sounds Philly), Barrett Lindgren (Johnny Brenda’s/Independent Promoter), Jesse Lundy (Point Entertainment), Gordon Mays (MilkBoy Philly/Bonfire Shows), Jeff Meyers (Boot & Saddle), George Miller (JUMP Philly), Taylor Morganti (The Foundry/Live Nation), Mark Schoneveld (YVYNYL), Jon Solomon (WPRB), Q.D. Tran (The Deli Magazine), John Vettese (The Key/WXPN), Allie Volpe (Freelance), Nikki Volpicelli (Urban Outfitters), Chris Ward (Johnny Brenda’s), Bruce Warren (WXPN, The Key), Brian Wilensky (Freelance)
And now, without further ado, CONGRATS to…
Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice, Thanasi Paul, Kaleen Reading, and Colins “Bear” Regisford had a whirlwind of a year in 2016. The band toured extensively throughout the U.S. in support of their critically acclaimed album Romantic, which was released back in October via Tiny Engines Records. Major media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum to name a few have all helped to spread the word, expressing praise for Dabice’s explosive serenity in her songcraft. Mannequin Pussy’s songs of hope, patience, and love have resonated with a wide range of listeners, which has only exponentially grown over the last few years. The beginning of 2017 has already seen the group touring with Joyce Manor and AJJ, and the band has also announced multiple overseas festival appearances in the year to come so don’t expect to see the gang performing anywhere and everywhere in town like you used to, so take advantage of their appearance this Saturday, March 11 at PhilaMOCA, when they support another badass Philly band, Pissed Jeans, at the second of their two sold-out record release shows. (Photo by Scott Troyan)

2. Louie Louie (11.005)
The cliché suggests that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that is especially true when applied to a band. The quartet of Louie Louie initially caught our attention because of Emily Robb’s proven track record in bands such as Lantern and Myrrias. And with our ears on alert, the group’s initial single, “Out In The Streets”/“Miles Around,” served as an ideal introduction to their smooth/grit-juxtaposing sound. Louie Louie cast a wave of nostalgia, harkening back to classic girl groups, injecting an assertive, take-the-lead approach with a tenacious, surf-psych gear. Last month, the femme fatales released their debut full-length album, Friend Of A Stranger, via Philly imprint Born Losers Records, and the promise of those initial songs have come to fruition in a polished but potent collection.

The Dove & The Wolf’s Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard made their mark on the Philly music scene in 2016. The Parisian transplants expanded their line-up into a full band, with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Craig Hendrix (Auctioneer, Mammal of Paradise) and Andy Black (Nicos Gun, Dangerous Ponies), building on their rich harmonic foundations, while sharing bills with notable acts such as The Districts, Quilt, and Japanese Breakfast. Their EP I Don't Know What To Feel, a collection of contemplative and chillingly alluring tracks, was written in part as a response to the terrorist attacks in Paris at the end of 2015. The group was eventually picked up by Fat Possum Records, who will be releasing the album on limited-edition color vinyl later this month. (Photo by Colin Kerrigan)

Below are more of this year’s Philly Top Performers…
4. Moor Mother (7.5)
6. Mercury Girls (7.007)
7. Pinkwash (7)
7. Wax Future (7)
9. The Retinas (6.5)
11. Carroll (6.013)
12. NAH (6.012)
14. Soul Glo (5.5)
15. Queen of Jeans (5.043)
16. Curtis Cooper (5.005)
18. RFA (5)
18. Sumerlands (5)
20. Harmony Woods (4.5)
21. Jesse Hale Moore (4.029)
22. Mumblr (4.004)
23. Joie Kathos (4)
23. Marge (4)
23. So Totally (4)
26. Amanda X (3.5)
26. Andorra (3.5)
26. Blue Smiley (3.5)
26. Camp Candle (3.5)
26. Kississippi (3.5)
26. Petunia (3.5)
34. Sun Organ (3.016)
35. Darla (3.015)
36. The Afterglows (3.012)
37. Hurry (3.01)
37. The Guests (3.01)
39. Swift Technique (3.009)
40. Suburban Living (3.006)
41. Deadfellow (3.003)
42. Dark Thoughts (3.002)
43. Dark Web (3)
43. Deer Scout (3)
43. Joy Riding (3)
43. PHNTMS (3)
47. Them Jones (2. 071)
48. Shadow Band (2.067)
50. Thin Lips (2.011)
We hope that you had a chance to discover something new from this year’s poll, or revisit forgotten favorites.
Much Love!
The Deli Staff


The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Indie Pop Artist: Louie Louie!

The Indie Pop category was definitely stacked this year, and after compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes, congratulations go out to Louie Louie! The stylish garage-pop sisterhood has been working hard and steadily building on their artistic vision, causing many in the Philly music community to take noticed. Led by Emily Robb (Lantern, Myrrias) on guitar/vox and joined by Jenna Robb on drums/vox, Emily Eichelberger on bass/vox, and Leslie Burnette on organ/vox, the band harkens back to the golden age of girl groups that produced legendary acts like The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las; however, the ladies put their own surf-psych spin on the classic sound. Louie Louie just celebrated the release of its full-length album, Friend Of A Stranger (Born Losers Records), with a packed performance this past Friday at PhilaMOCA, and will be spending the rest of the month into March on the road in support of their first LP. 

We are also happy to see and share that runner-up honors go out to Mercury Girls, which features members of Literature, Pet Milk, and Little Big League. They released their debut 7" last year via highly respected indie-pop label Slumberland. And Queen Jeans, who placed third overall in our poll last year, continue to be on the minds of our voters with their recent honorable mention performance. Check out the latest releases from all these fine bands below!

Weekend Warrior, February 10 - 12

Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz will be celebrating the recent release of her new album Tourist in This Town (Merge) with a headlining performance this evening in the hallowed halls of the First Unitarian Church. The LP features contributions from Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital, The Afterglows) and Joey Doubek (Pinkwash); both of whom are included in tonight’s loaded lineup. Tourist, which is currently The Deli Philly’s Record of the Month, radiates capturing the sadness of relationships that have run their course. Yet, the cathartic, empowering aftermath, exposed through the enduring strength of revealing, thoughtful songwriting, creates a transformative energy.
Also, on the same day that their debut LP Friend of a Stranger is released via Born Losers, Louie Louie mark the occasion with a record release party tonight at PhilaMOCA. The quartet finds balance between the honed-harmonies reminiscent of the golden age of classic girl groups, while exhibiting fierce, authoritatively catchy, garage-surf sounds. Opening the festivities will be the sticky, swaying garage-punk of Beat Jams and the guitar-igniting, punk onslaught of Dark Web.  
We know. We just made your decision about what to do tonight a lot more difficult. - Michael Colavita

Other places to get warmed up this weekend…
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Allison Crutchfield (Record Release), Radiator Hospital, Pinkwash, Empath
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Louie Louie (Record Release), Beat Jams, Dark Web
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Song Dogs, Oldermost, Free Range Folk, SAT Philly Loves J Dilla, SUN Queen Jesus
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Moon Bounce, SAT The York Street Hustle
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Atomic Sky, BlackRue, Autumn Passing/Appalachian Gypsy Tribe/ Dev79, Wolf Dem/DJ Deejay, SUN Fast Ride
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Splintered Sunlight
TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain, Boris Garcia
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Flux Capacitor
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) SAT DJ Robert Drake
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) KYF Brewer
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Teenage Bigfoot / Alien Fuel, Sub Protocol
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Viv and the Revival, SAT Soraia, Mach22, Cold Roses, Kensington Nothings, SUN Alright Junior, Upholstery, Slyphr
Milkboy South Street (401 South St.) FRI Grayling, Harmony Woods, SAT Evan King, James Barrett
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Point Breeze Country Club, SAT Sing, Bird of Prey, Nicklas Hughes, SUN ACLU Benefit: Starter Jacket, Virgouts, Elissa Janelle Velveteen
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Ed Christof, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo, DJ Venus 7
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Sonnder, In The Presence of Wolves, You do You, TC Cole Riot, Josh Nussbaum, SAT Super Bonanza, Mt Vengeance, SUN A Valentine Benefit for Freddy Pompeii: Dead Milkmen, Tough Shits, Decontrol, Live Not On Evil, Gibbous Moon, Trash Knife, FTS
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Mighty Mike Saga, Elijah S. Arms
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Sly Foxes, Bazmati Vice, Vanderlyle, The Disgruntled Sherpa Project, SAT The Parameters, Purple to the Core, The Groove Merchants
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Tutlie, Petunia
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Seer, N.E.G., Soul Glo, SAT LE Yikes Surf Club  , Virgouts, Gitmo Watersports
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI We Have Ghosts, Honeytiger

New Track: "Do It (In Your Mind)" - Louie Louie

The quartet of Louie Louie is slated as part of a three-pronged (but sold out) show with Sheer Mag and Amanda X tonight at Boot & Saddle that will benefit New Sanctuary Philadelphia. Their latest single, “Do It (In Your Mind),” breaks through with a humorous, primal growl before a smooth guitar lick paves the way for assertive vocals to emerge backed by fanned-out harmonies. The band’s debut LP, Friend of a Stranger, is scheduled for release on February 10 via Philly's own Born Losers, and you can celebrate it with them that evening at PhilaMOCA.


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