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Drowned in Sound: Oscar and the Wolf - Entity

-- 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

Sometimes you just need feel good music to take you away from the realities of the world. Songs that will make you bounce up and down and let out the occasional “woo.” La Migra is a recommended listen when you wanna shove your troubles to the side and focus on rocking.  “Feels Like Summer” is a surf-punk gem that you want to last longer...just like summer. The under three minute romp sets up the energy of the band – carefree happy dudes – and that’s always a combination for a good time. -Allison Mayoral


October 16, 2014

Sometimes music is best heard in a dark bar; the nights when whiskey is your best friend and just wanna hear a song about loving and leaving. The Harvest Thieves seem to understand that need. Their alt country sound is mellow but still gets you tapping along to the beat. Cory Reinisch’s comforting vocals make everything all right. On the track “Little Feet,” from their four song EP Lightning In a Bottle, released last summer, he sings, “I’ll never love you half as much as he does…and you were right.” Reinisch’s delivery of the line is the perfect mix of compassion and frustration. Harvest Thieves play Stubbs this Friday Oct. 17.  Go check them out, drowning your sorrows in whiskey is optional. -Allison Mayoral


October 14, 2014

Self-proclaimed “4-piece foxy-pop band,” Alex Napping have labeled themselves correctly. Peppy indie-pop like Best Coast and Tennis can become tiring; Austin’s Alex Napping follows the same endearing formula but have a fresh energy with a tinge of 90s angst. The track “Kill The Lights” has malaise lyrics mixed with short and sweet guitar riffs that are ripe with Pavement influences. And that’s a good thing. Singer Alex Cohen knows how to make you feel vulnerable with her timid yet positive delivery. Guitarist Adrian Haynes, bassist Tomas Garcia-Olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens bring the foxiness to the next level. Released in late September This Is Not A Bedroom is their six-song debut album. The perfect length to watch the Austin autumn sunset, with a tall can of Lone Star of course. -Allison Mayoral


October 10, 2014

The lush sounds of the latest track from Caterwaulrus will have you wondering how it all comes from just one man. John Michael Sherry is the guy behind the psychedelic indie pop act, but to be fair “Fading” features members from Austin psych-rock outfit 365colours. Sherry’s layered sound could have come off as contrived but it’s a beautiful jumble that knows where it is going. Think Woods mixed with the swagger of Devendra Banhart. Hopefully more new music will be released under Caterwaulrus sooner than later. - Allison Mayoral

Check out his set with a live band at the Ditch The Fest Fest at Empire Control Room this Saturday, Oct 11. 


October 08, 2014

Löwin is more than just the basic formula of three guys with a front woman. Sara Houser is said front woman with a voice and spirit of a hipster incarnation of a young Chrissie Hynde, but with blonde hair. Chris DeGeorge, Kyle Durst and Nathan Ribner respectively round of the rest of the band. Their sound is a mix of Rilo Kiley-esque sweet indie pop with the alternative-rock styling of Paramore. It’s a good combo that shines in their track “Lobo.” Houser’s innocent delivery over the clash of guitars and drum crashes pairs well on the track without over doing it. ATX rock and roll done right. Catch them at Cheer Up Charlies this Thursday Oct. 2 at 9p.m. -Allison Mayoral


October 01, 2014


September 26, 2014

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