Delicate Steve performing at Brick & Mortar with Yalls and Bells on 7/1/12
June 29, 2012
Written by Tim Draut
Stop by Brick & Mortar on Sunday, July 1st, for a night of positive vibes and eccentric dance music from New York based multi-instrumentalist Delicate Steve, who will be performing with our local legend Yalls as well as Oakland newcomers Bells.
Delicate Steve is a talented songwriter who will be previewing songs off his upcoming album, Positive Force, the follow-up to his 2010 debut Wondervisions. As a true-to-form solo artist, Steve Marion wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed the entire album himself in his hometown of Fredon, New Jersey.
As the album title suggests, Delicate Steve is all about good vibes. “I want to put out a positive feeling…It’s so much more fun to get people all excited and uplifted,” says Steve. The positive energy is no less apparent in Delicate Steve’s live shows, which are not to be missed.
Positive Force is out July 10th on Luaka Bop. On the first two singles from the album, “Africa Talks To You” and “Two Lovers,” Steve showcases his expressive guitar skills and dexterous songwriting. Hear “Two Lovers” via Spin and download “Afria Talks To You” above.
Berkley’s very own Yalls is also on the bill. We all know Dan Casey is the Bay Area’s go-to guy for funky weirdo-pop beats, never disappointing the audience. His recent performance at Underground SF was stellar in every sense of the word.
Oakland newcomers Bells will be opening the set. Bells seem to have an ear for soulful harmonies and jazzy pop grooves, as apparent on their three tracks on Soundcloud.
Delicate Steve, Yalls, Bells
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
July 1, 2012