Win 4 tickets to Au Revoir Simone show at Highline Ballroom on Jan. 07

One of our favorite hobbies here at The Deli is to brag about how much earlier we covered and/or booked some local bands that were later blessed by international recognition... Here we go, then: we first covered Au Revoir Simone in 2005 - the band also played a Deli show at quaint and cozy Pete's Candy's Store in Brooklyn. They were a brand new band at the time... we knew they were good, but we weren't expecting that they would sell out arenas in Japan and China within a few years...
The three charming ladies will be back in their hometown in early 2010 for a show at Highline Ballroom on Thursday January 7. We have a bunch of free tickets available for readers: to enter the contest send us a 3 to 5 word description (or, better yet - make a Haiku) about the music of your favorite 3-girl-armed-with-synths band to this address: info [at] The 2 best entries will win 2 tickets to the show.

Submission Deadline December 11. Good luck!

The Deli Staff


Scrambler Seequill launch first full length + video

Scrambler Seequill announce their debut LP "Secret Passageways" on Layered Records, and are offering four free downloads from the album. Accompanying the downloads is the debut music video for "One Design", produced, directed and visually designed by Seequill - which was made with a $200 budget - and as much invested in beer and coffee.


Deli Holiday Parties!


A Rock'n'Roll Holiday Party
Thursday December 17 - Bowery Ballroom
(6 Delancey Street)
Doors: 8pm - $13-15 - 18+ ***Buy Tickets Here***

09.00 Madison Square Gardeners
10.00 Pretty Good Dance Moves

11.00 Harper Blynn (formerly Pete and J)

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Another Rock'n'Roll Holiday Party
Friday December 18 - The Studio at Webster Hall
(125 East 11th Street)
Doors: 8pm - $8-8 - 21+ ***Buy Tickets Here***

08.00 Beat Radio
08.50 Pow Wow!
09.40 Cavalier Rose
10.30 Kittens Ablaze
11.20 Wild Yaks

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Freelance Whales sign to Frenchkiss/Mom+Pop Records + play Webster

Frenchkiss/Mom+Pop Records just announced the signing of Freelance Whales - who packed the house at our CMJ Saturday afternoon party at the Delancey. The band will leave on a winter tour with Fanfarlo and play Webster Hall on December 18.


Reverend John Delore plays Guilt Free Pleasures party on Sat 12.05

On Saturday December 5 local music blog Guilt Free Pleasures is presenting an intimate night of folk/alt-country performances at a private art space in Brooklyn, NY, featuring fine Brooklyn folkster  Reverend John Delore among others. His blues-tinged alt-country rumbles with wistful tales of yearning. His gritty vocals have been likened to those of Hayes Carll, Mason Jennings and Steve Earle. Full line up and more info about this even can be found here.