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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

Songwriters

Time: 
09:00
Band name: 
Gina Sicilia
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/ginasiciliamusic/
Venue name: 
The Mixx Pasadena
   

Folk/Country

Time: 
09:00
Band name: 
Amy Wilcox
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/amywilcoxmusic/
Venue name: 
Hotel Cafe
   

Grand Canyon revitalize heartland rock on "Lucinda"

Grand Canyon sound like seasoned veterans on "Lucinda." There's a clarity and a richness to the roots rock outfit's first single, which reaches deep into the heart and soul of traditional rock n' roll with an open-hearted resonance. Led by the songwriting team of Casey Shea and Amy Wilcox, the band tap into a wide tapestry of eighties pop rock and Americana influences with its expansive, blue-collar-leaning sound. But such descriptors are an afterthought to what is essentially a love song through and through, a yearning, bittersweet ballad that is otherwise performed with a tuneful grace.

"Lucinda" is featured on Grand Canyon's forthcoming self-titled debut record, which is out on November 9 via Bodan Kuma Recordings. Catch them at the Bootleg Theater on November 7. Juan Rodríguez

   

Primaveras blooms on "Can't Undo my Love," plays at The Silverlake Lounge on 10/30

James Clifford evolves on both a personal and musical level with "Can't Undo My Love." Clifford, who now goes by Primaveras, first caught my attention in 2016 with his terrific single "2 AM Chinatown."  What once was a soft rock-informed bedroom pop project, ushered with calm reflection, now tries to capture your attention with a forthcoming embrace. He ambles with a cool confidence, taking the lusher aspects of eighties British pop and turning them into a slick, uptempo ballad which has a "driving down the PCH with the windows rolled down" kind of groove. Clifford may have released a song with a summery feel to it, but isn't the summer a state of mind, anyway? 

"Can't Undo My Love" is taken from Primaeras' debut full-length album, Echoes in the Well of Being, which came out late last month. Catch him at the Silverlake Lounge on October 30. Juan Rodríguez