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Motion Glass

I posted my review of the new EP from Panda Riot a couple of weeks ago, and it seems they have made a video for my favorite track from the album, “Motion Glass”. The new EP, Far & Near will be released on May 11th.


The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: Ladyfingers

So we tossed a few questions at our recent poll winner Ladyfingers (a.k.a. Adam Weiner). Weiner might throw like a girl, but he hit these questions out of the park. Check out a more-than-interesting interview with a not-so-average (or mediocre) guy. If you’d like to see his fingers in motion, you can catch him tonight at Millcreek Tavern or on April 9th at Patou (yes, strange but true) for a showcase being promoted by local/national music journalist A.D. Amorosi. He’ll be joined by Swampmeat and Jass, and promises that it will be a "swell time".  
The Deli: Where did you get the name “Ladyfingers” from?
Adam Weiner: I was playing piano in a drag karaoke bar in Manhattan, and this tiny Chinese man dressed up as Diana Ross whispered it in my ear.
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
AW: Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Waits, Cab Calloway, Little Richard, Dion, Hasil Adkins, Suicide, Leadbelly, Hank Williams, Ween, Fats Waller, Capt. Beefheart, Richard Simmons, "Love Me Tender", and this schizophrenic dude that sleeps in front of my laundromat. 
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
AW: Tune-yards, Swampmeat, Andre Williams, MJ..."Beat It" is playing right now on repeat. I'm trying to learn the solo.  
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
AW: Alvin and the Chipmunks @ the Spectrum. Simon played the guitar with his teeth, and I cried. First album was Huey Lewis & the News. Someone told me recently they heard Huey's influence on my stuff...which upsets me less than you think. 
TD: What do you love about Philly?
AW: I like that people really tell you what they are thinking all the time. I did a show once where someone yelled "MEDIOCRE ! "  after I finished baring my soul. I need that kind of honesty. 
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
AW: I really hate that people really tell you what they are thinking all the time. To that dude that told me I was mediocre...you're an asshole!
TD: What are your plans for 2010?
AW: I've got a Ladyfingers movie coming out - a bunch of music videos with a tour documentary and me dancing in Wal-Mart parking lots in Texas and Louisiana! The score for the film is my new album OPEN YOUR ROBE...downloadable on my sites as well as the vinyl release...which is stellar!! People need to let this stuff into their lives. 
TD: What was your most memorable live show?
AW: The first time I went to England, I went to Birmingham and all these kids there knew all my tunes and were singing along and dancing really sexy. They treated me like a rock star and invited me out to this club for an after-party. I got stuck in the freight elevator for 3 hours, and the fire department had to come cut the door out with the jaws-of-life. I never made it to the after-party, and I nearly peed my pants. I feel that this is a touching metaphor for the fragile beauty of life. 
TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
AW: Corned beef special with chopped liver and onions.  I'm Jewish, what did you expect me to say?
- The Deli Staff



Hair Rocket Rock It @ M Room March 31

I think that I might have been at the sophomore live performance of Hair Rocket. It was up in Bucks County at a cool little basement/art space called Pipedown (I think that it’s defunct now). Hair Rocket was a duo then with Blasucci on drums and vocals and Dallas Viety on keys and bass synthesizer. Since then, Blasucci has come out from behind the kit and plugged in his guitar proving once again that you don’t need the Berklee degree to rock the fuck out! Hair Rocket has evolved into a five-piece powerpop band with hooks galore. Now, they just need to lay down some new recordings that better represent what they’re currently up to. Lucky that Blasucci makes good use of his YouTube account. Here’s a new song “Motorcycle” that’s been stuck in my head for days. I may need to get my fix tonight at the M Room. M Room, 15 W. Girard St., 9pm, $8, 21+ myspace.com/hairrocket - Q.D. Tran


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 4/1-4/4

Certainly everybody's Thursday competition (if you're trying to play anywhere else in the city anyway), Epic Sauce has gone and once again put together another impressive line up for their show series at Milk. A free show, this Thursday the 1st will see Man/Miracle and Butterfly Bones celebrating the release of their split 7-inch. Red Blue Yellow (who recently played a Deli Presents show) and Beehive Spirit will also be playing, 8pm. Though it is free you are strongly encouraged to RSVP here.

If free shows are not your thing however (or rather lets say you want to rock out with some awesome garage girls), on the same night you can catch The Splinters playing with Ty Segall and The Baths at the Eagle (debateably a NSFW site), 9pm.

Friday night out in the East Bay, Veil Veil Vanish, Mister Loveless, Chambers (a band featuring former members of Death of a Party), and The Ferocious Few will also be playing a free show at The Uptown starting around 9. Of course it is advised that you get there much earlier then that as starting at 6 (and boasting $2 Pabst) East Bay Express, Sony, and Amoeba will be hosting a listening party for the new MGMT album (to be released on the 13th) with free CDs given to the first 50 people to arrive.

If you're only planing on being out Saturday night (or just find you ears still unsatiated) head over to the Hemlock around 9:30 for the psychedelic sounds of The Love Dimension, Honey, The Spyrals, and Greg Ashley.

Lots to see and lot's for free this week. Head out and enjoy some good music and check back with us next week for another round of suggestions.

-Ada Lann


Sissy Mena on Small Chicago

The latest installment from the coolest new site in town, Small Chicago, is live and features three tracks from the rock n’ roll band Sissy Mena.

Sissy Mena will be performing at Subterranean on April 8th with Wild Peaks and The (Glorious) Teaparty.


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