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"Experiment and Dance" w/Aphra, QQQ & More at W/N W/N Jan. 31

W/N W/N is throwing another one of their celebrations of “experiment and dance” this Sunday. Aphra, the solo project of ex-Tutlie member Rebecca Way, takes on a more minimalist electropop side of music; some live performances consist of just her and a keyboard, but her new music experiments more with noise and texture. Either way, expect Way’s powerful voice to be featured heavily. Also making an appearance to get your synapses firing will be sound sculptor QQQ. Synth pads straight out of 80's depictions of dystopian futures set the foundation beneath displaced beats and glitching samples that bring stark attention to the negative space between notes and grooves. Glades will be performing as well, bringing a more pacified ambience to the party with his chilled-out, cosmic electro-soul. Synth pads drone, warble and bleed into each other, contrasting with sharp, modulating, occasionally arhythmic percussion samples, while Telequanta varies his sound from funky house remixes of disco songs with that classic danceable bass drum backbeat to more ambient, downtempo jams. W/N W/N, 931 Spring Garden St., 8pm, 21+ (Aphra Photo by Megan Matuzak) - Bryce Woodcock


Philly Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll for Emerging Artists

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli Philly's Year End Poll for Emerging Artists.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from New England: 52

Jurors: Jurors: Juan (The Deli LA), Dan (The Deli New England), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. YJY (Garage-Pop) - 7.83 (out of 10)

2. The Stammer (Indie Rock) - 7.5

3. Museyroom (Indie Pop) - 7.33

4. Oldermost (Americana) - 7.13

4. RFA (Indie Rock) - 7.17

4. Tango Leopard (Songwriter) - 7.17

4. VoirVoir (Indie Rock) - 7.17 


Honorable Mentions (ranked 7 and above):

Queen of Jeans, Albert Ryan, QQQ


WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote.

Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote!  

- The Deli Philly Staff

Chill w/QQQ at The Fire Oct. 26

About this time last year, producer QQQ caught our attention with his creepy music video for "The Ebullient." Since then, he has continued to share seductive, mind-altering, psy-trance beats that show great promise for a young artist. QQQ will be headlining a chill Monday evening at The Fire, where he'll be playing host to the shadowy dance-pop of Radclyffe Hall and Philly "maddest of good men" Kelpius, a.k.a. Dylan Thomas. It's Halloween week; you have the right to get as freaky as you want on a Monday night. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 7pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Lapses EP Release Show at The Nut Hut Saloon July 11

"Pink Oscillator is the story of four young women in the year 2099, alienated against a backdrop of adolescence, adapting to an ever expanding form of technology that controls our every way of comfort and conformity." And there is certainly more to the tale that Lapses, a.k.a. Matt Cannon, weaves through his electronic compositions, which you can learn about HERE. You can also stream and download his new EP Pink Oscillator (below) that has been released by the UK's 30th Floor Records. Lapses will be celebrating its arrival this evening at Fishtown's Nut Hut Saloon, which will also feature QQQ, Blood Sound, and Skydive Dubai. The Nut Hut Saloon, 1873 Frankford Ave., 8:30pm, Free, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Final Day of Sundrop Music Festival at The Fire May 24

The third and final day of the 5th annual Sundrop Music Festival (presented by Philadelphia Brewing Company & iRadio Philly) packs The Fire with an eclectic range of talent from the afternoon through the evening. Among those performing are the murky, dance-inspiring, electronic synth/percussion exploits of qqq, the chilled-out, gentle-swaying pop-rock of singer/songwriter Bryant Eugene Vazquez & The Songs, and the emotive alt-rock of Mumblr, whom have a propensity to shift those glum moments in combustible rockers. The sharp spun rhymes of The Bul Bey and the soul-filled electronic R&B Elegant Animals pave the way to a full day of enjoying that time off. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 2pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita


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