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Woods premier music video, play Music Hall on 06.25

I'm not sure what the percentage of indie bands that manage to stick together for long enough to put out 5 records is - but Woods' story shows that sometimes persistence pays off, even in a super tough field like the indie rock world. The band, that has been enjoying a few years of attention and constant touring and recording, has just released this video (probably their first? It's hard to tell as the name Woods is pretty much "un-googable"), and will be performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 06.25.

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Shayna Zaid & The Catch win free studio time at Innovative Music Studio

As you all should be aware by now, The Deli's mission is to give local artists free exposure and opportunities. Recently Innovative Music, the Manhattan based recording studio, gave to The Deli readers the opportunity to win a FULL DAY (8 hours) of free studio time - there will be more, so stay tuned! We can now announce that the winners of this first studio time giveaway (chosen directly by the studio's owner Joe Hernandez) are our February Band of the Month Shanya Zaid and the Catch - congrats!

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Best of NYC #30: Zombie Dogs

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record store personnel and DJs).

In a world dominated by male bravado, all-female hardcore punk troupe Zombie Dogs do their part to insure that the girls can get their rocks off in the basement as well. This preservationist Brooklyn troupe (whose four-song demo PUG’S NOT DEAD is lovingly only available on cassette) exude the virtues of a raw DIY approach with an understanding of the basic fundamentals of the genre intact, championing an all guns blazing sound straight from the back alley of an all-ages matinee. This quartet’s simple but effective delivery is far from original and definitely treads familiar ground, yet Zombie Dogs stays true to the roots of the matter, supplying genuinely visceral stabs of noise-mongering mayhem that harkens back to a simpler time when beer was cheap, drugs were cheaper, and studded jackets weren’t sold at Hot Topic. - Mike SOS

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Electric Tickle Machine's new fun video - album out on June 29

Now, THIS is a fun video! Good song too, well done to the Electric Tickle Machine peoples, this is great stuff! The Brooklyn based band will release their debut full length on June 29. Don't miss their upcoming show at Shea Stadium on June 25.

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Folk in the City: Spirit Family Reunion

A quick listen to Spirit Family Reunion’s 3-song EP and it’s easy to see how they can so easily convince a live audience to pick up their feet and sing along. The songs exude a sense of fun and urgency that feels free of irony. Raw and raspy Appalachian folk-inspired vocals lead off the verses, and the whole band joins in for anthemic choruses that scream out for listener participation. “Alright Prayer” is an exuberant hoedown replete with lively strings, manic banjo picking, a thumping drum beat and the most memorable choral hook on the album. “I Will Not Go Up to the Sky” slows things down a notch, but remains just as boisterous, and the ballad “Gazebo Song” is filled with the kind of bittersweet lyrics that make up the entire EP, but are masked by its mostly celebratory feel. Give this record a spin, head out to a show, and you too can be part of Spirit Family Reunion, at least for a bit.

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