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Rachael Sage's NYC Video Release Party @ Best Buy Union Square

NYC pop songstress Rachael Sage will present her new video for the song "Big Star" with a performance at Best Buy in NYC Square on July 30. The song was written years ago, but was never officially released. Then, when Sage's friend Semi Precious Weapons' singer Justin Tranter became Lady Gaga's  favorite glam-punk frontman, Sage found inspiration to give the song new life. The Deli is actually very familiar with Justin Tranter, who was featured on the cover of an issue of The Deli back in 2008. We wonder if the high heel long white boots Ms. Sage is wearing in some shots of the video are the same Tranter uses during his outregeously provocative live shows.
"Big Star" appears on her recently released album, "Delancey Street".


No Better

White Car has been generating a fair amount of buzz for a while now, and finally we will be able to get their new ep No Better on August 31st. The ep will be released digitally and on limited 12” numbered vinyl by Hippos in Tanks. The ep finds Elon Katz and his counterpart Orion Martin in top form bringing their distinctive brand of dark electro-funk. You can feel the influence of growing up in a city that was home to Wax Trax, but their also feels so fresh and creative. There is a level of darkness in these tracks, but it feels a little tongue-in-cheek.

This is the follow up to the band’s self-titled debut ep which was released in February. The band will be at Pilsen Music Festival on July 31st. They will also be performing at Empty Bottle on Aug. 1st, and the official record release show will be at The Hideout on August 6th.


Live Not On Evil Bid Farewell to The Khyber July 30

With their Misfits-meet-Shellac ‘80s punk rock ethos and crude metal sludge underbelly, Philly’s Live Not On Evil will be a part of local history tonight. Along with Lustkillers, The Fishnet Stalkers, and Smoker & The Rollers, the Creep Records-signed underground punk/metal/goth triptych will play one of the last shows at the Khyber before the fêted Old City pub closes its doors to live music. It should be a live set of epic proportions - and one only appropriate for a band that loves their city. The Khyber, 56 S. 2nd Street, 9pm, $10, 21+ - Annamarya Scaccia



Nicki Jaine Opens Projektfest’10 at The Troc July 30

Deliciously acoustic, this one woman wonder blurs the line between steamy blues and cabaret with class. On top of crafting original songs and revamping tunes from the 30s and 40s, Nicki Jaine is known to sing in German mesmerizing listeners with her Marlene Dietrich-type swagger. “Sometimes Sunshine” unfolds like the nocturnal melodies of Old World Gypsy camps, her diction bringing to mind the enigmatic Bowie and his intergalactic alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. “Pretty Faces” is dramatic and haunting without sounding over-the-top. With the crackle of old time radio, “Sound of Girls” is surreal and raw. Delivered like a gloomy Liza Minnelli as Cabaret’s Sally Bowles, Jaine’s name belongs in lights. Having recently collaborated with Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Philly’s sultry siren reunites with NYC based darkwave darlings for Projecktfest’10, “a non-stop all ages goth cabaret” with Unto Ashes, The Twilight Garden, and Voltaire. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Dianca Potts



Paper Masques Hitting Old Haunt at The Fire July 30

Tonight Paper Masques make their way to The Fire. This collective, the brainchild of Stephen Quaranta (Zelda Pinwheel), has transformed from solo acoustic project to ghostly psychedelic folk orchestrations. The bands debut LP Tell the Ghosts It’s Suppertime, released in March of ’09, has all the bells and whistles both figuratively and literally with a copious rotating cast of musicians helping to record songs out of skeletons. Come see this show since it seems to be a one-off performance for these cats. You’ll also get a chance to hear what Brian Ashby (The Teeth, Flashy Python) has been up to. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave, 10pm, $7, 21+ - Adam G.



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