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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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Tickets Now Available Online for The Last Chance Dance 2.27!

 We hope you are just as excited as we are for The Last Chance Dance this Friday. We've teamed up with Kelly Ruth to put on a pop-up show at Lucky Bamboo China Bistro (5855 Charlotte Pike), an unlikely but then again totally perfect venue to catch a night of great music, giveaways, and fun. In addition to Kelly Ruth and her band, we have Twiggs, Blackfoot Gypsies, and Korby Lenker in the lineup, as well as DJ AyDamn spinning between sets.  We've even made if Valentine's Day-themed for all those lacking the huevos to ask out their crushes on the 14th. To sweeten the deal even more, tickets are up for sale via Soundstamp for a cool $6, saving you a couple bucks from door price of $10. Need another reason to get out on Friday night? How about the fact that this show is BYOB? Come on out, booze it up and maybe even get down. Do you have a crush like Korby Lenker's "Book Nerd?" This could be your last chance to make a move! -Terra James-Jura


Fable Cry Release Single "Onion Grin"

 Remember last fall when we we blown away by the weird, grotesque, grease-painted antics of "scamp-rock" troupe Fable Cry? It took us their entire 8 off 8th set to  realize we liked them, but when it his, it stuck. Well, they just premeired their latest single "Onion Grin" on Popmatters, and it is every bit the same ghoulish take on chamber music that we could only hope for. This go-round covers the pursuit and eventual murder of an ingénue-cum-entree, rather than visions of one's impending hanging. It goes without saying that their upcoming album is going to keep things light. Get sucked into their universe a fablecry.com. -Terra James-Jura


Congratulations to The David Motel, our New Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to The David Motel for winning our latest Artist of the Month poll! It was a close race betweem The Vamptones and The David Motel, until a last minute push sent the vote in their favor. "People, Places, Things" is the title of their debut album, released just last month. The trio (all named David, by the way) spin Americana yarns about love and the gradual heartbreak of living. Fiddle, harmonica, and straight rock'n'roll beats all find their rightful place on the album, though we particularly loved the Western twang to "Goodbye Loneliness."Check out thedavidmotel.com for shows, news, and a full stream of the album. -Terra James-Jura


Listen to Secret Club's New Track "Why Can't Friends Just Kiss on the Lips Sometimes?"

Secret Club just sent their song "Why Can't Friends Just Kiss on the Lips Sometimes?" into the world last week, just in time to fall into ironic lockstep with Valentine's Day. It's a heavy, psycho-surf track that the trio grinds through with just enough sleaziness to give it some flavor. There's a definitely a strain of frustration in vocalist AJ Babcock's voice as he sings "who makes the rules?" in the breakdown. This is the first single from their upcoming debut album. There's no release date yet, but the band has been busy playing gigs around Nashville, and have a big show on February 25th at 12th and Porter. Check out their website, and, if you REALLY dig them, visit their amazing fan site. -Terra James-Jura 


Show Alert: Easy Roscoe Album Release Show at Grimey's 2.19

We covered Easy Roscoe when their album first hit earlier in January. "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'" is a high-spirited album that had a surprising amount of depth beneath it's pop surface. Well, the band is going to be at Grimey's this Thursday for a free album release show. Come out early (6pm) to see the band crank out a few numbers like "Learn to Laugh," then stick around to pick up their debut album. In case you miss Thursday's show, Easy Roscoe has a solid block of March dates coming up: Exit/In 3/9, Soulshine Pizza 3/11, and The End 3/17. Check out website for announcements and the full rundown of their spring shows. -Terra James-Jura



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