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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


scene blog

April 17, 2014 was declared “Salesman Day” in Austin, TX. No, not an ode to the hard working salesmen and women of ATX but a spring day dedicated to local band Salesman. The band has been together for over six years but just this week they have given us their debut LP Escalante. Opening track, “7x7” brings a My Morning Jacket root-rock influence but Devin James Fry’s falsetto voice is more Jeff Buckley than Jim James. That allows for a more vulnerable tone to Saleman’s sound. It’s not something you can just put on and walk away from. You’ll want to space out and just listen, maybe that’s why their liner notes suggest playing the album under the night light of a meteor shower.Buy the digital or cd/vinyl version now on their Bandcamp page. -Allison Mayoral


September 12, 2014

Married duo The Mastersons recently returned to live in Austin after a stint as New Yorkers - and we are sure glad to have them back in town.  Members of Steve Earle's band, they have miraculously found time in between tours to craft their own excellent brand of alternative-roots rock. Their latest album Good Luck Charm is now available via New West Records. Check out the video to their single, "Closer To You" below. - Jonathan Konya

September 09, 2014

Austin's cosmic roots troupe Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs are set to release their new album The Show on September 20th. The new LP features 11 tracks of laid back south Austin style jams - the perfect soundtrack for beer sipping or pool dipping with your pals. Extra cool points: the band paid for the album recording costs entirely with saved up gig money, showcasing the latest in crowd-funding trends: working hard for your art. Check out the video for stand out track "She Don't Say No" below. - Jonathan Konya  

September 08, 2014

Started as an Austin duo of Alton Jenkins and Bill Kenny in 2012 Future Death have developed into a foursome with the addition of bassist Jeremey Humphries and vocalist Angie Kang. Still a young band, the foursome has nailed the whole art-rock-trash-punk band vibe they are going for. Their debut LP 'Special Victim' came out in May and was recorded in a funeral home turned studio - maybe that's why it sounds so spooky. Slightly reminiscent of Karen O, Kang’s punkish yelps and sweet voiced chants are challenged by the noise of clashing guitars and drums. Future Death have an upcoming Fall tour and, if you wanna headbang along to the noise-punk band in person, they'll be playing Sect One in Austin on Friday, September 26. - Allison Mayoral


September 08, 2014

On September 23rd, Austin’s edgy bluegrass quintet Whiskey Shivers will release their third full-length album, a self-titled collection which you can now preorder on iTunes to receive a download of their latest single ‘Free.’ Aiming to “knock the dust off roots music,” the five bandmates came together in 2009 to give some passion and grit to the rockabilly sounds of their predecessors. Their boundless energy and obvious camaraderie has allowed them to carve out their own space in the local live scene, becoming regulars at venues like Antone’s. The band is currently touring the US in support of the album, so keep an eye out for a local show and be sure to catch the forthcoming release. - Jillian Dooley

September 04, 2014

Black Pistol Fire splits their time between Toronto and Austin, bringing their jamming cross between southern blues and garage rock both north and south.  There's no doubt that these guys could probably be mistaken for The Black Keys; singer Kevin McKeown's vocals sound like an uncanny mix between Jack White and Dan Aurbach, but there's something to be said about the two person band that really brings it.  Anyways, this genre of music is too enjoyable not to shrug off their similarities to any other band.  Besides, they're doing the blues right so what more can a music lover ask for?  BPF takes us back, and reminds us that every rock band we hear today came from blues in some shape or form, and thank god there are those who continue to carry out the tradition. -Jake Saunders


August 28, 2014

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