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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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Summer 2014. NYC Issue #39
(10 Year Anniversary!)
Read it here

I'm an Island, "Crown Jewel Pt. 2"

I'm an Island just released their debut EP "Crown Jewel" July 1st. The collected works of mastermind J. Gardner are absolutely season-appropriate; much of the lazy guitar across these 4 songs is a pretty good approximation of how wobbly and distorted the boom box on the dock sounds as you're surfacing from a running dive off of it.  Especially endearing is "Crown Jewel Pt. 2." The pendulum swings a little more towards Vampire Weekend than Will Oldham on this track, but both elements remain present, as they do for the duration of the EP.  Gardner has hit upon a distinct vibe, and it is going to be a pleasure to hear more from I'm an Island (especially in the dead of winter.) Check out the whole EP here. -Terra James-Jura


Weekend Roundup

Here are some suggested events after you get your fill of barbeque and first-degree burns on the 4th.


The Other Basement is having their last hurrah with the Hotdog Independence Goodbye.  Mom and Dad, S.N.O.D., Jawws, Idle Bloom, Gunther Doug and Ttotals are among the lineup.  1pm


The Paranormals have their album release show for "Tomahawk" at The High Watt with The Cunning and Commitment Bells, 8pm, $5.

I'm an Island, The Plastic Bags and Twin Bed play The Stone Fox, 9pm, $5,

Bad Sports, Radioactivity, D. Watusi and Waxed play at Fond Object 7pm, $5

Bedroom, Asian Grandmother, The White Walls and Neon Black play The End, 9pm, $5


*repeat repeat, Escondido and Moseley play The Crying Wolf's 4th of July celebration,  12pm-7pm, free.

Bad Suns and Colony House play 3rd and Lindsley, 9pm, $10



The Spectacular Summer Spectacle at Exit/In 7.3

The Spectacular Summer Spectacle is happening in Nashville on Fourth of July Eve, or, if you want to be normal about it, July 3rd. As much of a toungue-twister it is to say, it will be a night of easy listening and a good time. The bands playing are The Heavy Heavy Hearts, Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree, Hot Mess Loves You, and 2013 Deli Nashville Reader's Choice winners The Daily Howl. We had a hard time picking out a track that says "fireworks" until we heard "Lock Down a Lover" by The Heavy Heavy Hearts.  This night of Nashville fun will be at the Exit/In this Thursday at 8pm. Cover is 5 dollars and there will be a door prize to the biggest beach bum. So, of course, wear your beach clothes out! –Amanda Aydelott


On a Friday night of December 2004, at Manhattan venue Sin-e' in Attorney Street, an emerging NYC band with a home recorded debut album played The Deli's launch party. It was a packed crowd and everyone was holding the first issue of The Deli, whose cover these upstarts were gracing. That band was Grizzly Bear. It remains one of the most exciting nights of my life, the night I understood that this magazine had a shot at being here to stay.

Now, this ten-year anniversary issue hopes to be a(nother) celebration of this great scene, in a less cluttered, more narratorial and visually appealing form thanks to art critic Brian Chidester's work as a guest editor. This issue also comes with my deep hope for NYC to keep churning out exceptional music of all kinds for the foreseeable future.


Paolo De Gregorio,
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

The cover of the 1st Issue of The Deli (December 2004)

Congratulations to The By Gods, Our New Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to The By Gods for winning our latest Artist of the Month poll!  Between this victory and the June release of their debut album, "I Don't Care Who Believes Me..." this is shaping up to be the summer of The By Gods.  Their next undertaking for the hot months (besides eating a hunk of cheese like an apple) is a short jaunt to the West Coast in August to throw some feedback around.  The duo of Tye Hammond and George Pauley crank out tunes that carry the same heavy crunch of the early 90's alternative music, which should appeal to fans of Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr., as well as anyone who appreciates a little craftsmanship in their rock'n'roll. There's a streak of stoner ennui to opening track, "Hometown," and the album offers all manner of familiar yet long-lost sounds that make one pause and think "Wait, didn't I skate to this when I was 14?" The Deli Nashville highly recommends checking it out in its entirety on their bandcamp page: http://thebygods.bandcamp.com/and buying them a beer the next time you see them out. -Terra James-Jura




Austin Lucas at Exit/In Tonight

 July 1st at Exit/In marks the last show of a near month-long tour for Austin Lucas.  The former punk-rocker with a heart of gold has been hitting the road with dirty old one-man band Scott H. Biram, and heaven knows what manner of carousing the duo incited.  Here's hoping that a story or two will be shared onstage Tuesday evening.  After the tour, Lucas is ducking into the studio with The Bold Party to work on a new album.  Get a sense of his emotional but hard-bitten Southern rock with the official video for "Alone in Memphis."  The show starts at 8pm, whith Joshua Black Wilkins joing the lineup. -Terra James-Jura


Steelism,"Cat's Eye Ring"

 "Cat's Eye Ring" is the first track that Steelism has released in anticipation of their new album "615 to Fame." The vintage-minded pioneers of the instrumental frontier have set September 16th as the release date for their first full-length album, which will be put out by Shoals-based label Single Lock Records.  Listen to the track and see if it doesn't make your heart stop a beat from the cinematic perfection of the moment every time the lead guitar rings back out over the strings and pedal steel.  The duo will be joining Apache Relay, Promised Land Sound and ELEL for Nashville Dancin' at Riverfront Park this Thursday, July 3rd.  -Terra James-Jura



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