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Delicate Steve @ Meat Locker 2.4.11

Delicate Steve (Photos by Kenny Shin)

Delicate Steve live

Sparta Philharmonic

Sparta Philharmonic live

The French Kings

The French Kings

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Experimental rock pop outfit Delicate Steve played their first of two record release shows at Montclair's Meat Locker this past Friday, February 4th. New York City based, The French Kings opened the bill. Think you might dig a group that sounds similar to a 21st century Queen on acid? Well, if so the duo is currently giving their Ladies And Gentleman LP away for free. You should get on downloading it over at their bandcamp. Preview their track "Roman Bombast" below. Sparta Philhormonic were next up. The Sparta, NJ turned Philadelphia duo play upbeat indie-rock mixed with punk and some shoegaze. You can download their song "Everywhere At Once, And Nowhere To Go" for free (via Atlas Records free compilation) below. All of their upcoming tour dates can be found at their shows page.

Montclair's Delicate Steve performed their (un)usual mind expanding live show in the underground venue. As stated before the show was in celebration of the release of their debut LP Wondervisions. The album officially dropped last Tuesday via the David Byrne (Talking Heads) run Luaka Bop. If you missed it the group recently released a music video definitely worth checking out for their song "Butterfly". This was Delicate Steve's first time at the Meat Locker since the NJU presented show with Times New Viking back in September. All of Delicate Steve's upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Delicate Steve's 2011 Tour Dates

2/04 - Meat Locker - Montclair, NJ
2/05 - Public Assembly - Brooklyn, NY
2/09 - BAR Nightclub - New Haven, CT
2/17 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY*
2/18 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA*
2/19 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC*
2/20 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON*
2/21 - The Lager House - Detroit, MI*
2/23 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN*
2/24 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL*
2/25 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN*
2/26 - The Music Mill - Iowa City, IA*
2/28 - The Billiken Club - St Louis, MO*
3/01 - MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
3/02 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
3/03 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
3/04 - The Blockley Pourhouse - Philadelphia, PA
3/05 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
3/24 - Neumos Crystal Ballroom - Seattle, WA*
3/25 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC*
3/26 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR*
3/28 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT*
3/29 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO*
3/31 - The Loft - Dallas, TX*
4/01 - The Parish - Austin, TX*
4/03 - Corazon - Santa Fe, NM*
4/04 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ*
4/06 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA*
4/07 - SOHO Restaurant & Music Club*
4/08 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA*
4/09 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA*

* with Akron/Family

Reader Comments (3)

French Kings sound cool. The whole instrumental thing isn't my thing.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay
Wondervisions is good to listen to at night when stoned... if you didn't know already.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterviv
Davey B. might have to get Talking Heads back together for a reunion tour when this album tanks.
February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFresh Prince

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