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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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Wave & Rome Debut Single "Across the Map"

It took frontman Sam Tinnez three years of working, reworking and reimagining with a handful of collaborators (namely Josh Farro of Paramore repute, with mixing and mastering courtesy of Brad Bronlewee and Chad Howett.) During this time Tinnez also earned his stripes writing and producing with other Nashville acts including Young Summer, Farro, and Ruelle. The debut single of this long-simmering project, dubbed Wave & Rome. With nostalgia as an underlying theme to Wave & Rome's upcoming EP "Across the Map" (out this summer via Unsecret Music) the title track reflects on more innocent times, with driving drums and a beachy, warm weather-appropriate tone to the lead guitar. Check out the single and five remixes below, and keep up with W&R at www.waveandrome.com. -Terra James-Jura



Callaghan to Release "A History of Now" 4.7

UK-cum-Southern belle Callaghan is preparing to release her second full-length album, "A History of Now" tomorrow, April 7th. Preceding this release is this sweet video for "Crazy, Beautiful Life" It's a lighthearted song, and the video is a little twee in that it involves singing "La la la la la" in front of a green screen of rolling clouds, but it goes down so well that is is sure to please a multitude of palates. Proceeding her album and contrasting with the spun-sugar of the single is a hardcore, breakneck 41-date (and counting) tour of living rooms across the nation. Check out the full tour and learn more about Callaghan at www.callaghansongs.com


See This: Don Coyote Album Release Show at Turn One 4.4

It took a search for our favorite Don Coyote song of all time (so far) to stumble across this upcoming show on Saturday. "Give it a Rest Coast" should be the final call song in every honky-tonk worth its salt along Broadway, but for now let it be incentive to get yourself down to Turn One this Saturday night. Not only will you get the chance to possibly belt this out with your arm around your neighbor and breath reeking of PBR, but you'll also be able to pick up their brand new album from this new generation bar band for your very own. Joining the lineup are Kelly and Joey Kneiser of Glossary, as well as The Inglewood Reapers and Birmingham's Steel City Jug Slammers. The show starts at 9pm and is only $5. Give us a better thing to do on a Saturday night, and, well, we'll ignore it, because we will be shooting pool at Turn One. -Terra James-Jura



Congratulations to James and the Ultrasounds, Our New Artist of the Month!

Major props to James and the Ultrasounds for winning this poll while out on the road. In addition to having one figurative arm tied behind their back, the band also has the distinction of being our first Artist of the Month from Memphis (a criminally underepresented neighboring city in the Deli's eyes.) The band is comprised of a few good men hand-picked by frontman and scene vet James Godwin, who lends his voice and hardscrabble attitude to the lo-fi rock and roll of this project. The band takes cues from the J. Roddy Walston school of Letting the Good Times Rolll, while taking off into flights of loud and fast punk rock with occasional scews into other dimensions. They followed up their debut full length "Bad to be Here" (out December of 2014 via Madjack Records) with the deliciously throwback single "Robot Love" on Misspent Records (coupled with a cover of The Cramp's "TV Set." Love.) Keep up with your new favorite band's hijinks and developments HERE. -Terra James-Jura


Brandy Zdan Releases First Single "More of a Man"

Brandy Zdan has an impressive resume thus far: she's been half of Canadian/Americana duo Twighlight Hotel, and was guitarist/utility player for all-girl Americana group The Trishas in addition to releasing a handful of solo EPs under her own name. So it goes without saying that her first full-length album is long overdue. Zdan teamed up with producer Teddy Morgan and cherry-picked pals Carl Broemal and Tom Plankenship from My Morning Jacket as her backup band for her self-titled LP. Her first single, "More of a Man" shares the same sunny disposition as some of Sheryl Crow's poppier numbers, but, like the album, has a streak of rebellion running through it. Zdan moved to Nashville from Austin to record the album, and immediately tweaked her creative style to run contrary to the traditional spirit of the city. Keep up with Brandy Zdan for tour dates and developments on the release date at www.brandyzdan.com. -Terra James-Jura




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