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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

   

The Beach Bats - Indie-Surfers Dark New Single "How Long"

Hamilton’s indie-surf rockers The Beach Bats have dropped a new single “How Long”. This laid back tune has the singer Tony Doni singing real low throughout the verse similar to Jim Morrison. The chorus is big and features some great backing vocals from Stephanie Pearl and Lauren Mikeala.  The surfy guitar licks of Chelsea White give the tune the classic Beach Bats character and keeps the surf vibes alive in this dark rocker tune. The Beach Bats play “The Bout” at the Hideout on March 1st. – Kris Gies

   

Ace of Wands - "Lioness" Release Party 02.22 at the Horseshoe

Ace of Wands is the music and songwriting of Lee Rose along with Anna Mierniks and Jody Brumell. Their debut LP is set for release on February 22nd and features the single “Lioness”. This intense track features Rose’s powerful vocals as well as her multi-instrumental talents that have her playing guitar, bass and violin. Her classically trained violin skills are mixed with folk and rock n’ roll influences to give Ace of Wands a unique sound. In their words they expand their songwriting “to incorporate facets of cinematic soundscapes, pop melodies and interlocking guitars and vocals”. The “Lioness” Release Party goes down February 22nd with Joan Smith & The Jane Does, Kate Boothman and When Particles Collide at the Horseshoe Tavern. – Kris Gies

   

Beef Boys - As Rowdy As Their Name Suggests, Monarch Tavern on 04.01

There’s always one rowdy Peterborough band showing up on my feed. Beef Boys are a three piece garage punk band that’ll get ya flippin’ tables by the second song. They giver at a ferocious pace and still find the time to add some surfy influences. Fire up their latest album “Melted Like A Witch” on their bandcamp page. Your next chance to see them in Toronto is April 1st at the Monarch Tavern along with Bad Sports from Texas and Toronto power pop sensations First Base. – Kris Gies

   

Dark Trip - Mysterious Dark Punk Band Gets 4AM Last Call at Bovine 02.22

Lo-fi power pop band Dark Trip will be creepin’ into the Bovine later this month for a seemingly rare show. Their EP “Dark Trip Demos” was released long enough ago that it’s making me wonder if they aren’t the demos but the actual record! Jokes on us. 5 tracks of scary pop punk including a track titled Tony Danza so you know it’s good. Their upcoming gig at the Bovine Sex Club is on February 22nd with Sick Things, Hot Kid and Teen Archer. 4AM last call too! – Kris Gies