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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...

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Live Review: TÜLIPS at Non Plus Ultra 11/14

The TÜLIPS release party last Saturday night was DIY tight — a full Doom & Bloom experience from dizzying start to shoegazing finish. L.A. Girlfriend Sydney Banta DJ'd and slipped in some new tracks from her upcoming LP Neon Grey, while San Pedro girlfriends Bombón worked the house with some frothy surf rock jams. As Angie and Taleen took the stage, they gave shoutouts to their producer Greg Katz way back in the audience, and introduced Jen Spazmaster to dance as the crowd got up close and cozy. And then TÜLIPS roared, had everyone spinning from "Vertigo" to the oscillating dregs of "Hopefully Hopefully". 

Terminal A's heavy synthpunk noise closed Non Plus Ultra, and we walked home feeling pretty sweaty. TÜLIPS are currently on tour; stream and purchase their new album Doom & Bloom, cassettes available via Lolipop Records- Ryan Mo

Dream of TWINKIDS with soul-filled single "ACBTY"

A dark palate of electronic sounds drip-drop across the new TWINKIDS track, "ACBTY". Scattered beats and sleepy synths delicately frame a soulful falsetto, while unsettling static permeates the background. The song feels light as air, grounded only by the haunting melody. There's a subtle build up that feels incredibly intimate; don't get distracted, or you might miss it. 

The self-proclaimed "laptop pop" duo shroud themselves in mystery. Despite living in the live music mecca of Echo Park, they have yet to play any shows, but we hope they reveal themselves to the night owls of LA soon. - Brittany Scheffler 


Live Review: Froth at Echoplex 11/12

It was too cold at the Echoplex last night. People inside were huddled up in jackets, but Roses warmed up the audience with some new dreamy jams — guitarist Juan Velasquez also called on the staff to turn down the AC.

Froth's van made it back, too. The guys looked beat after their North American tour with The Drums and Tamaryn, but this was the final stretch and their homecoming show. JooJoo seemed lax, but the crew simply crushed it with songs from their newest album Bleak — memorables like the drowner "Afternoon" and that upbeat "Postcard Radio" that swept Lollipoppers off their feet.

By 11, the venue was packed, and people were easing out of their jackets. Eyes were fixated on Tamaryn, starstruck and eager to hear Cranekiss live. A girl shouted, "You're so dreamy!" After that performance, we're inclined to agree.

Get some FOMO from the show on our Instagram, and catch Froth and Tamaryn again at the San Diego Music Thing this weekend. - Ryan Mo


Dignitary play tonight at Taix

Post-punk quintet Dignitary recently released their debut EP, The Tautology, a haunting collection of heavily-reverbed guitars and sweeping arrangements informed by the darker aspects of sixties psychedelia. 

You can catch the band play tonight at Taix in Echo Park, and watch their video for the track "Destiny's False Turn" below. 



Live Review: James Supercave at The Echo 11/11

You know a show's good when it makes a Wednesday night feel like a Friday night. And James Supercave (fka Masxs), the fast-rising psychpop project of Joaquin Pastor, did exactly that, headlining an Echo show with some heavy local talents.

Space sojourners VS Colour started off really laid back, but their prismatic grooves took the Echo earlybirds on a serious trip. Singer/guitarist Joe Bates even threw down some dance moves on their closing odyssey jam. Miya Folick followed soon after, meticulously working the sound on what started as a sparse solo performance, but took a turn for the experimental, and ended in a jaw-dropping finale with her drummer.

And then of course, there was James Supercave, the freshest of them all. Rolling out with a rework of 2014's "Burn", Joaquin Pastor's crew got strange on stage with their newest single, went far back with their 2011 breakout "Chairman Gou", and even threw in a two-song encore to the satisfaction of the crowd.

If you missed out on James Supercave last night, you can still catch him this Saturday at the San Diego Music Thing. Check out pictures of the Echo show on our new Instagram account @TheDeliLA, taken by the very talented Michelle McCausland. - Ryan Mo



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