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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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Creature Comfort Releases Video for "All My Friends"

Indie rock outfit Creature Comfort just premiered this epic video for "All My Friends" yesterday. Warning: the raging ''Game of Thrones" styling and firelit nudity may distract from what a solid jam it is.  It keeps the pace at a laid-back amble until the chorus, when Jessey Clark's vocals take on an aggressive yet doleful tone.  The Deli Nashville recommends watching the video, and then replaying it minimized to fully absorb the vibe of the track, because hearing the guitar hit its high notes near the end definitely releases some dopamine.  Combine that with a few flashes of boobs, Creature Comfort will have you feeling good all day. The band's next show in Nashville is on June 2nd at fooBar, and June 5th at the 5-Spot. -Terra James-Jura


Grass Root Kids to Record First Full-Length Album

As a follow-up to their debut EP "Loose Change," Grass Root Kids are preparing to record their first full-length album. Preparation translates into some hardcore hustling in their fundraising department, including a pre-order drive that has 6 days left before it closes.  The band made an impression with their spirited and razor-sharp set during the final round of 8 off 8th in March, and the way their exuberant meshing of folk and punk rock has matured since 2012 is all but begging for its own platform.  Check out their website for more infomation, and listen to "Boxes" if you need a little convincing in parting ways with that $5. -Terra James-Jura


Sound Cards at Dino's 5.19

On May 19th, Sound Cards will be playing a show at Dino’s in East Nashville. This three piece band from Franklin, TN is a little pop/rock, and a lot of energy. They have lyrics of love and life, and the song “Get Me High” may do just that. It is fun, electric, and downright catchy. Their entire album "Keep the Filter Off" is available for free download here. They will also be playing at 12th and Porter on May the 30th, if case you can’t catch the one on the 19th. Or go to both, we won’t judge. –Amanda Aydelott


Arkansas Elvis Donates Album Proceeds to iRockNashville.com

 The Deli Nashville recently caught wind of this stroke of altruism from Arkansas Elvis: the band is donating all Bandcamp album sales for the month of May to indie radio station to iRockNashville.com.  This is a veritable group hug of local supporting local that deserves recognition. The hard and heavy rockers released their first album "Yvette" last September, and this is the perfect opportunity to get your mitts on it if you haven't already.  If the idea of supporting a Nasvhille radio station fiercely devoted to indepent music doesn't move you, maybe this video "Opening" will.  -Terra James-Jura  


Weekend Roundup

 Here's a little bit of what's going on around Nashville this pre-de Mayo weekend: 


The End is Nashville's platform for The International Pop Overthrow Festival with Dave Rave, The Scruffs, Walter Egan and the Walternative Band, Wyatt Funderburk and Neilso.  Check out some talented and well-deserving pop bands starting at 7pm; cover is $8. 

Foreverandnever, Red Sun Rising, We are the Finale and The Sweetest Sleep play 12th and Porter, 9pm, $10

Danny Trashville, Anthony Adams and the Nite Owls, Tumbleweed Company and The Joel Meeks Excuse at fooBar, 8pm


The International Pop Overthrow Festival's Saturday Lineup includes The RA-660, Dark Circles, Richard Dubois, Nine Times Blue, Greg Pope and The Decandence.  

Musician's Corner kicks off with Holly Williams, Jars of Clay, The David Mayfield Parade, Levi Hummon and Joel Levi.  Head down to Centennial Park for the free concert starting at noon. 

Sevier Park Fest goes down in the 12 South area with Brandy Clark, KS Roads, The Midnight Riders, Magnolia Sons, Scale Model, Oh Dang Lo Mein, Zeke Duhon, Deep Fried 5 and Stacey Randol

Bobby Bare Jr. Album Release show at Mercy Lounge with Bobby Bare Sr., Cory Branan and Birdcloud, 9pm, $10.


The Internatinoal Pop Overthrow Festival continues at The End with The Great Affairs, Joshua Ketchmark, Anchor Thieves, The Alarms and Duette, 7pm, $8.

The Basement's Sunday Post features The Heavy Heavy Hearts, Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree, The Low Down, Them Dirty Roses and The Hunter Tynan Trio, 8pm, no cover. 


Congratulations to The Acorn People and Friendship Commanders, Our New Artists of the Month!

Congratulations to The Acorn People and Friendship Commanders, our new Artists of the Month!  While the Deli may have a quibble with the biological actuality of the band being "a love child of Janis Joplin and Joan Jett," The Acorn People obviously have charmed enough listeners into look past the cold hard truths of science and vote them into victory.  The Acorn People released their debut album, "Secrets" on February 28th, and it is very much a roll in the in the sweet, dewy grass between rock and blues.  Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Grace Jermysk makes sure that no hair is left unruffled and no heart unbroken with her sassy yet intensly emotional approach.  Their next show is this Saturday in Murfreesboro for a house/art show (more details here), followed by at show at The Kitchen on May 8th and a set at Music Tree Festival in Manchester, TN on June 10th.  Here's "Oh My," the first track off their album, to drive home what The Acorn People are all about. (For extra credit, listen to final track "Monster" and see if you don't get caught up in the awesome breakdown at the end.)

Friendship Commanders throw a hat into the ring of the nineties revival, keeping things fresh with driving, bass-heavy beats lifted right out of the punk rock playbook, counterbalanced by crystal-clear vocals and intelligent lyrics provided by B. Arson.  They've hit their stride in a very brief period of time, recording their debut 6-track EP, "Amos" in June of 2013, and finding bassist Cody Mcall the following October, thereing completing the current lineup of this power trio of alt-rock. They've been making regular appearances at The High Watt and Mercy Lounge, turning on enough hard core followers to vote as many times as their IP addresses allowed to move them into such a tight margin that a declaration of "TIE!" was in order.  The band is working on an as-yet-unreleased track called "Tuxedo Means Wolf," which, if it's half as well done as "Unkissed," I'd be satisfied.  Friendship Commanders next play in Nashville on May 17th at The 5-Spot, closely followed by May 20th at The End.  

Be sure to check out both of these winners this month, and thank them for contributing their blood, sweat and tears to the rich local music scene that makes Nashville amazing! 

 -Terra James-Jura



The Colored Parade to Release "...And the Walls of the City Will Shake" 5.6

Mark your calendars, May 6th is an important day. That’s when the album “...And the Walls of the City will Shake” will be coming at you. If you haven’t heard of The Colored Parade (aka the product of multi-intrumentalist Andrew Adkin’s experimentations) check it out. The newest single is called “Hysterically Speaking”. “Hysterically Speaking” has very thought provoking lyrics that are mainly sad, but a little happy, thanks to a melody and quirky instrumentation keep the tune upbeat. This song is available for free download, or you can pre-order it on Amazon. You know you want to. –Amanda Aydelott


Show Alert: Bobby Bare Jr. Album Release Show at Mercy Lounge 5.3

Bobby Bare Jr. released his 7th album, “Undefeated,” on April 15th, after 4 years of dormancy.  Recorded with Lambchop’s Mark Nevers, it’s everything you can want in a Bobby Bare Jr. album: sharp pop sensibility fortified with distortion and the bracing bite of good ol’ rock and roll, visitation of grave subject matter with his congenial sense of humor. In short, Bobby Bare Jr. feels your pain, and can articulate it in a way that will make you smile.  He nails the universal longing to flip the bird to the daily grind in “The Big Time.”   

The release show will be at Mercy  Lounge this Saturday, May 3rd.  Bobby Bare Sr., Cory Branan and Birdcloud will be joining in to make it a night as irreverent as it is heartfelt.  If you need more Bobby Bare Jr. immediately, check out this trailer for “Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost),” a documentary on Bare Jr. created by William Tyler and Reelhouse. –Terra James-Jura



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