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This Weekend: The Acid Test Part II at SUB/Mission + Meatbodies Zig Zags & Male Gaze at Brick and Mortar Music Hall

There are a couple of events The Deli Magazine San Francisco would like to shout out: The Acid Test Part II at SUB/Mission and Fuzz Box SF Presents: Meatbodies, Zig Zag and Male Gaze at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Both events are TONIGHT and we hope you'll make an effort to make it out and support homegrown independent parties.

Mod revivalist bands, TOY and The Electric Magpie will be playing The Acid Test Part II. Get dressed up in your fave 60s retro attire and dance the night away at SUB/Mission.

If you're into underground garage rock, you can make your way to Brick and Mortar Music Hall where local DJ extraordinaire, Al Lover will be spinning records while Meatbodies, Zig Zag and Male Gaze perform live.

We've given you a couple of great options, and both venues are in walking distance of one another, so we encourage you to go forth and party. -je

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Music Premiere: Mark Nelsen Band - Screwball (Change The Weather)

San Francisco based psych soul musician, Mark Nelsen has been embarking on a unique musical journey with his new project, Mark Nelsen Band. Nelsen, who is best known for his work as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the San Francisco based heavy psych ensemble, Electric Shepherd has been celebrated for his stellar songwriting and potent psych soul riffs.

We're excited to premiere his new single entitled, Screwball (Change The Weather), which consists of two tracks: Screwball (Change The Weather) and Takes Two.

This single sounds a bit different from Nelsen's previous solo album which exuded a folk psych ambiance. Screwball (Change The Weather) is a heavy, almost rockabilly single, that is fast paced and resembles tones that borrow from AC/DC, with touches of pop, psych rock and metal within them. These songs should definitely be taken seriously because he has proven to be a great songwriter and arranger time and time again from his previous releases and live shows. Nelsen went down a new avenue compositionally, but it works and we like it.

You can catch Mark Nelsen Band live TONIGHT at The Deli Magazine Sponsored Event at DNA Lounge (upstairs) featuring headliners, The Dollyrots with local riot grrrl rockers, The Shanghais, and anti folk, singer/songwriter Whorhaigh Kayado. -je

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Breakdown Valentine Drops New Single Teaser + Plus Plays DNA Lounge - 5/23

Breakdown Valentine is heading an earnest effort to bring electro pop to the Bay Area in a big way. This San Francisco based electro-shoegaze band will be playing a Deli Magazine San Francisco sponsored event with the likes of The Trims and Parallels at DNA Lounge May 23rd.

But before that happens, we would like to share a video teaser for Breakdown Valentine's newest single, Breaking Visions. Their 2014 EPK, produced by Aja Pilapil of AJAPOPFILMS, has an intimate feel as it cuts rapidly from behind-the-scenes shots to performance shots. The single, which proves to be a dance-inducing number with up tempo guitar licks and synths will surely be a go-to tune for the summer. The single, Breaking Visions, will be available on Bandcamp on May 27th. -Erin Dage

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Sleepy Sun Supports Charles Bradley at the Regency Ballroom TONIGHT

San Francisco based neo psychedelic rock band, Sleepy Sun will be supporting the legendary soul musician, Charles Bradley tonight at the Regency Theater.

This is one of those line-ups a true music lover should not miss. Both musical artists are highly talented and certainly surpass the level and compositional quality of underground music. If you want to attend a seriously once in a lifetime line up in an intimate venue, you should make it out to the Regency Theater tonight and support Sleepy Sun as they open for a very important headliner, and a cherished musician in contemporary soul music. -je

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Go By Ocean Celebrates Their Debut Album Release at The Chapel - 5/16

San Francisco based indie rock band, Go By Ocean will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a release show at The Chapel this Friday. The band's new upcoming album, Paper Thin Hotel is a lush and ethereal sounding rock album that is officially due out on May 20th. Paper Thin Hotel was produced by local legends Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips) and David Simon-Baker (who has produced Los Lobos, Jackie Greene, The Mother Hips, and ALO).

The show will be supported by Roots Americana band, San Geronimo and singer/songwriter, Fred Torphy. You won't want to miss this event! 

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WAG Curtin and Sea Knight Play the Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT

Tonight, the Hemlock Tavern is hosting a show featuring WAG, Curtin and Sea Knight.

Opening the show is Sea Knight, a band that seeks to combine dream pop, shoegaze and psych rock. The band recently came out with their debut EP, Where are you. Curtin is a Chicago-based band that consists of members of the Brooklyn based traditional folk band, Country Mice. If you're into slow jams and psych infused music, this may be the band for you. Look out for their newest album, One for the Doghearted, this summer. WAG, a San Francisco based band influenced by grunge, surf rock and post punk, will be headlining the show. Their debut album, No Worries drops on May 31stListen to a single from the album called, Tin Crown below.

Do your best to make it out to this well curated psych folk show. - Erin Dage

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Music Video Premiere: Luke Sweeney - Miss Me?

San Francisco based garage pop musician, Luke Sweeney has released a brand new music video for his single, Miss Me? The video is a very funny tongue and cheek, vignette style short film featuring some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest bands in the local music scene.

Appearances from Social Studies, Warm Soda, Vandella, The Aerosols, Midtown Social, and members of Two Gallants and Trainwreck Riders shows that Sweeney is not only a talented musician in his own right, but has a great connection with music community that surrounds him.

Miss Me?’s satirical look at the challenges of auditioning for rock bands will surely make you break out into laughter. Sweeney’s fictitious accounts of rejection and social turmoil are almost as accurate as they are hilarious. He also did a great job in adopting the talent of videographer, Emily Sevin and editor Neal Jonas as his vision (Sweeney wrote and directed the video) is brought to life, while exhibiting seamless transitions and high definition quality.

Congrats to the band for making a super adorable and bright video!

You can catch Luke and his band (which includes members of Girls, Stone Foxes and Plum) live on May 30th at Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA. -je


Meat Market The Okmoniks The Beat-Offs and Petty Things Play Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT

A superb lineup featuring The Okmoniks, Meat Market, The Beat-Offs and Petty Things curated by Shirley Sparks Presents goes down tonight at the Hemlock Tavern

Meat Market is a hardworking scene approved Oakland based band that sonically blends elements of punk, surf and garage rock. The Beat-Offs are a fairly new San Francisco-based band - go to the show to hear what they sound like, because the band doesn't have any music posted on the internet yet. Petty Things is a band from Arizona, and this year, this garage pop band released a full length album on Gnar Tapes and Rubber Brother Records called Year of the Dog. And last but not least are The Okmoniks. As a band based in Arizona and California, they play kicky keyboard-heavy tunes that will have you dancing. For further reference, be sure to check out their release Party Fever on Slovenly Recordings. -Erin Dage

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