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Two Subjects give birth to Cavemen

It doesn't happen very often that a NON all star band plays its first show in a sold out Bowery Ballroom. This is the case of Cavemen, a brand new musical project born from two members of Brooklyn band The Subjects. However, we can't really say that they sold out the Bowery, as on January 24 they are opening for Glass Ghost and White Rabbits... but still, this could be well interpreted as a sign from God! The band's sound, reminiscent of a more psychedelic version of Bell and Sebastian or The Shins, definitely has appeal and potential. Simple song with beautiful melodies - that's really all you need sometimes. Check out these guys' demo here.

P.S. By the way, we have our own name for this kind of music here at The Deli: we call it "Mellow Core". Here's a list of the Best Mellow Core Artists in NYC.


Dawn Landes CD release party, 01.22 at Mercury

Raised in Branson, MO and Louisville, KY, Dawn Landes is a Brooklyn Resident with a playful approach to rootsy music. Her third full-length album will be available January 19 on Cooking Vinyl. In support of the album’s U.K. release, Landes recently completed European tours with Okkervil River and Elvis Perkins. Don't Miss the January 22 show at the Mercury Lounge.


Weekly Special #185b: Midnight Masses, live at Music Hall on 01.29

Destiny and Autry from Midnight Masses met while living in Atlanta, where they started a band called Shock Cinema. Destiny and Autry knew Miyuki from when he toured with his old band The' Rogers Sisters. They knew Danny and Jason from Trail Of Dead, and reconnected' with them when Destiny and Autry moved to New York. Destiny met Eric through his' roommate who was in Dragons of Zynth. They all met through bands or in bars. - Read Gina Alioto's interview with the band here.


Weekly Special #185a: Indie Rock and Contemporary Art in NYC

New York City's most revered art collective centered around a man by the name of Andy Warhol. Set in a drug-infused laboratory -- his 1960s dream studio The Factory -- and culminating in the Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia events, Warhol and his ilk transformed the subcultural landscape in ways still difficult to comprehend. But if Warhol was the general of this amphetamine army, his front line soldiers were The Velvet Underground and Nico. - Read Joe Coscarelli's article about Indie Rock and Contemporary art in NYC here. - In the picture, Titus Andronicus at the Whitney Museum (from brooklynvegan, photo by Leia Jospe)


We fall for rabbit ears again: sTickLiPs CD release on 01.22

If dreamy Alt-Folk (as we call it) and rabbit ears are your cup of tea, you'll have to go to Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg on January 22 to check out Sticklips, led by a smooth voiced young lady who goes under the pseudonym Little Girl Blue. The band's sound blends acoustic, sometimes jazzy lullabies a la Suzanne Vega with dreamy atmospheric background noises. Exactly what we need after two stressfull days spent dealing with the chaos generated by our server giving up on us. If you go to the show, please DEMAND the rabbit ears, they are like part of the package at this point.


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