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Congratulations to Hibbity Dibbity for Winning the Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Bay Area based soul jam band, Hibbity Dibbity for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of of the Month Poll! The readers and fans have spoken and Hibbity Dibbity came out on top! Thanks to the voters for taking the time to choose your favorite band.

We especially wish this hardworking, popular San Francisco based band all the best in their musical endeavors. We encourage you to check out their music, and follow their live shows!

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Premiere: The Love Dimension - Got Gratitude

Psychedelic revivalist band, The Love Dimension has released a new single entitled, Got Graditude. This San Francisco based veteran band has recorded and shared a heavier track that pulls from psych folk, surf and garage rock influences. The Love Dimension is usually a straight shooter when it comes to dolling out a classic 60s rock sound, but Got Gratitude is a fast paced, danceable track that would invoke movement and shaking within the most comatose spirit.

We're a big fan of The Love Dimension, and we're excited to premiere this song! Look out for a full length album from this local, staple of a band later this year. They've done such a great job of being diverse and positive with their songs and releases over the years, we're always into giving them a nod. You can see TLD perform live at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair this Sunday on the Masonic Stage at 2 pm. Don't miss their show!!! -je

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Mall Walk Disappearing People Psychic Ju Jitsu and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete Play The Night Light - 6/4

Paperhouse Presents an evening of heavy psychedelic revivalist and experimental music tomorrow night at The Night Light. The Oakland based second floor music venue will host local bands, Disappearing People, Psychic Ju Jitsu and Mall Walk who will perform in support of the Mexico based psych band, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete. If you're into real psychdelic rock, it is important that you attend this show.

While Disappearing People and Psychic Ju Jitsu play out frequently, both bands have a distinct face-melting and energetic live show that will expose you to a more musically proficient side of the underground. These bands will be supporting the talented and trippy Bay Area based band, Mall Walk, whose washed out, lofi and echoey musical aesthetic will fit right in with the rest of the line up.

The entire show will seamlessly wrap around the Mexico based band, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’s American tour. This band’s style is a bit more soulful, with a heavy desert psych influence. They will meld and mesh just fine with the rest of the line up, and what Paperhouse has woven together will be a real and well curated experience.

Psych rock is not dead, it is in fact, more alive than ever in the Bay Area. Make sure you make it out to this show TOMORROW in Oakland at The Night Light.


Premiere: Void Boys - Cosmos + Live Show at Bottom of the HIll with Modern Man and Sea Knight - 6/5

The San Francisco based garage – gaze band, Void Boys are at it again. After the release of their 10-inch vinyl, 2-track single, Starfish, the band has promptly allowed The Deli Magazine San Francisco to premiere their new track, Cosmos.

This song is a previously unreleased track that is being put out by a small L.A. based cassette label called Tuesday Tapes. Void Boys' song is on side A, and shares the rest of the cassette's film with the Los Angeles based band, Hillary Chillton.

Cosmos sounds a bit more intentional than the band's previous compositions. It is romantic and soulful and shows a different side of the band, compared to their upbeat, punkier track, Starfish. Lead singer, Shannon Bodrogi's voice is clear, and has a classic ring to it as she effortlessly bellows over the intriguing, fuzzed out wall of sound that this three-piece band is able to conjure and amplify on their recordings. Cosmos is consistent with Void Boys’ signature garage-gaze sound, but this track also embodies a tighter execution that exudes more confidence, instrumentally and vocally. We like it.

We also like that they are headlining a show on Thursday, June 5th at Bottom of the Hill with Modern Man and Sea Knight. This show is going to be a loud, soulful and fuzzed out night of experimental garage rock, and we can’t wait for it to begin. We totally recommend you make your way out to Bottom of the Hill this week, and listen to Void Boy's new track, Cosmos. -je

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Album Review: WAG - No Worries

Rock music is experiencing a new wave of innovation, with a number of groups contributing their creations to the music scene; yet of these bands, only a handful possess the chops to make it big.

SF based group, WAG are in the handful. Their newest album, No Worries illuminates their Strokes-mixed-with-RHCP qualities with strong vocals, solid guitar leads and commanding drum beats. This 9-song track album ranges in style, from head-bobbing summertime jams like, Delay to more poignant selections like the bluesy, poignant track, New DevilsGrappling with California is a slow, passionate jam with aurally clean guitar grooves and crashing cymbals that accompany powerful and edgy vocals, while delivering equally powerful lyrics. Shed rounds out the album with a building guitar riff and a steady drum foundation that leads up to a pleading chorus that jumps into a grungy, effects-heavy black hole of goodness.

All clichés aside, this indie-rock quartet is certain to make you WAG your tail. -Kat Collins

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Marine Life Plays SF and NYC Popfest

Elfant Records artists, and San Francico based aquatic bubblegum, dreampop band, Marine Life has been invited to perform bi-coastal shows as additions to the Popfest line up. Popfest San Francisco occured last week, but New York City will have the pleasure of checking out a live performance of this saccharine sweet indie rock band on June 1st.

The Deli Magazine's original sector is based in NYC, so we're always excited to see San Francisco based bands obtain the opportunity to play both cities in a short amount of time. Check out why this unapologetically poppy band was chosen by Popfest to perform both city's shows!!

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Song Premiere: Growwler - Long Hair, Short Wits

The exuberant band, Growwler is celebrating their album release today. We wrote about it here. We're honored to be able to share a song from their upcoming single, Long Hair, Short Wits. This A side title track is a charming acoustic track that has style and character, melding folk and college indie rock together in a talented and unassuming manner.

I know that combination sounds odd, but Growwler makes it work and owns their musical style effortlessly. Please take the time to enjoy Long Hair, Short Wits and join Growwler, Giggle Party and Taxes at Public Works TONIGHT to celebrate this single's release!! Support hardworking, local, emerging bands. We'll say it over and over, cus we love what they do. -je

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SF Band to Watch: C A T H E D R A L S

Experimental electronic duo, C A T H E D R A L S is definitely a Bay Area based band to pay attention to. With their eerie twist on mainstream indie music, this band creates dark and artistic soundscapes that are coated with pristine female vocal layering and powerful instrumental climaxes.

C A T H E D R A L S is drawing a lot of attention and conveys a similar sound to Lana Del Rey, but this duo is a lot more thoughtful and sincere with their compositions. Once you turn on their latest track, Harlem, it will be hard to ignore the quality of the song, and the heartfelt effort that pulses through every note of the band's music.

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