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Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground Tour

The sprawling orchestral pop assembly Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground is on the road.  Twelve members in this band.  Are they the biggest in Seattle?  Watch them fit onto a stage near you. 

DATE         CITY                        VENUE
08.09.11     Manchester, NH      Rocko's
08.10.11     Boston, MA             The Middle East - Downstairs
08.11.11     Hamden, CT           The Space
08.12.11     Brooklyn, NY          The Knitting Factory
08.13.11     Philadelphia, PA     North Star Bar
08.16.11     Atlanta, GA             The Drunken Unicorn
08.17.11     Jacksonville, FL      The Pit
08.18.11     Tampa, FL              The Orpheum
08.19.11     Lake Worth, FL       Propaganda
08.20.11     Orlando, FL            The Social
08.22.11     Houston, TX           The Warehouse Live
08.23.11     Dallas, TX               The Prophet Bar
08.24.11     Austin, TX               Emo's
08.26.11     Phoenix, AZ            Sail Inn
08.27.11     Pomona, CA           The Glass House
08.29.11     Los Angeles, CA     The Echo

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground "World's Entire" by IllegalPetes


Thee Midnight Creep

Have you heard of or seen this guy?  Bill Campbell is Thee Midnight Creep, and underneath the patina of eerie/gothic music that his image belies, are well crafted, thoughtful lyrics and a deep nostalgic croon for a voice.  Nick Cave meets Castanets- that's Thee Midnight Creep.  Usually, here on The Deli, we post about an upcoming event, or an album about to be released, but damn it, I can't find any "news" item to post for this fellow other than I think he is magnificent and you should listen to him on his myspace, or see him live, or buy his album (does he have an album out?)!  If you have more information on this one-man-band, please comment.  His myspace info, which serves as an example of his ambiguousness, is below:

Bio: southern ex-patriot
Members: a Martin, a Guild and an Auto-harp
Sounds Like: hollerin' into a well   

-Here's Thee Midnight Creep performing Lee Hazelwood's "My Autumn's Done Come"-


KEXP Mural Concerts Start Tonight!

This year's edition of KEXP's awesome free concert series Concerts at the Mural kicks off tonight at Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre.  The show features local actsThe Maldives, Black Whales, and Hey Marseilles.  The series continues all month with shows every Friday, plus tomorrow's 9th Annual KEXP BBQ.  The BBQ starts at 3 pm, all other shows start at 6pm.  Get there early and eat something from Skillet Streetfood.  Below we've got the lineups and the video for Hey Marseilles hit "Rio."


Friday 8/5, Doors at 5pm, Bands at 6pm 
Hosted by DJ El Toro
The Maldives
Hey Marseilles
Black Whales

Saturday 8/6, The 9th Annual KEXP BBQ! Doors at 2pm, Bands at 3pm
Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr., Troy Nelson, John Richards and Kevin Cole
Fool’s Gold
Rainbow Arabia
School of Rock
Virgin Islands
Mad Rad

Friday 8/12, Doors at 5pm, Bands at 6pm
Hosted by Troy Nelson
Gold Leaves
Math and Physics Club

Friday 8/19, Doors at 5pm, Bands at 6pm
Hosted by Hannah Levin
Black Mountain
My Goodness
Whalebones [Record Release]

Friday 8/26, No Depression Night, Doors at 5pm, Bands at 6pm
Hosted by DJ El Toro
Shane Tutmarc
Ravenna Woods
Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives



Carissa's Wierd- New Songs and even . . . A Tour?

Carissa's Wierd, one of the seminal indie rock outfits of Seattle through the 90s and early 'oughts, have released a b-side track from a batch of new recordings they have reportedly been working on.  The band, which formed in 1995, broke up in 2003, with many of its members being disseminated into current chamber-pop and folky groups- including Band of Horses and Grand Archives.  Mat Brooke, lead singer of both Carissa's Wierd and Grand Archives, also went on to found the Redwood bar, which is very noteworthy to me because while living in Capitol Hill I drank many beers and tossed many peanut shells onto their floor (Thank you, Mat).

The band is playing a show August 24 at Neumos, and the rumors about a tour, may or may not be true.  Possibly, I would just like to start a rumor that they're touring, so as to incite a riotous demand for them to tour.     

Carissa's Wierd - Meredith & Iris by hardlyartrecords


Sleepy Eyes of Death: FINAL SHOW!

It's always sad to see a mainstay band in your city decide to call it quits (RIP, These Arms are Snakes- I'll never forget the boozy, dangerous swagger of your sweaty live shows).  Six years and several albums later, the electronic shoegazers of Sleepy Eyes of Death are burying themselves.  "We've been planning our final show for awhile," the band said in a press release, "and are beyond excited about it.  This will definitely be it.  We've got a set we're really psyched to play and we will also be upgrading the light show to something entirely new and retina-crushing for this last performance." 

The band will be playing material from their latest album, Toward a Damaged Horizon, and, if you're quick, you can get a vinyl, super deluxe release of both Toward a Damaged Horizon and previous album Dark Signals.  The vinyl is limited to only 300 copies.  Check it out and support them via Kickstarter


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