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Drowned in Sound: Oscar and the Wolf - Entity

-- 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.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


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"Let's Have a Show With No Phones" Show at The High Watt 9.10

This Wednesday is going to be dedicated to anyone that's looked through a tangle of upraised arms holding glowing screens aloft and thought to themselves, "The end of the world is going to be Instagrammed..."

Of course East Nashville Underground would be the ones to put together a completely analog remedy to this epidemic. "Let's Have a Show With No Phones Show" is going to be 100% phone-free, save for two 20-minute "phone breaks" (bless their hearts.) The night starts at 8pm, and the cover is seven fully-refundable dollars should a guest make it to the other side without checking his or her device. While no one is going to be slapping a phone from your hand, consider this an opportunity to reconnect with the way things were done long before you were a twinkle in your daddy's eye.  Your pop's might have said that music was better in his day, but there's a good possibility that he was just paying more attention.

At the very least, this is a risk-free way to have three amazing bands in front of you for your complete and unadulterated listening pleasure: Machines are People Too, Penicillin Baby, and Diamond Carter. While we just raved about Penicillin Baby, we are one of many, and Diamond Carter has been receiving love on all sides, especially from our No Country for New Nashville brothers. However, we're tickled pink by this recent development from the Machines are People Too camp. MAPT have remixed "Middle of the Night," a song by their friends Vinyl Thief that might be recognized from our current album of the month. That sort of synth4synth love, along with with this event's entire concept, are perfect examples of the deep appreciation of music that makes this scene so great. -Terra James-Jura



Field Division Release Single "Faultlines"

Field Division released this single, "Faultlines" on September 2nd, in anticipation of the October 28th release of their debut EP "Reverie State." The track it spectral and gorgeous, and all but grabs a listener's hand and pulls them through the misty soundscape they've built from piano whisps and shuffling, distant drums. The Des Moines natives Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton have settled here in Nashville, where they've been working with Night Beds and Kopecky Family Band producers Konrad Snyder and Benjamin Kaufman.  They've dubbed their richly layered sound "folkwave," so this EP is going to be setting the precedent for the many that will be following in their footsteps. -Terra James-Jura



Tetherball to Release Full-Length "Whimsy" in October

Sometimes it doesn't take much for The Deli to dig a song.  Take, for instance, Tetherball's brand-new single, "Bootss."  Yeah, it was interesting reading up on producer, musician, and major label expat Steve Voss's overarching plans to eventually include film, print, and other media beneath the Tetherball umbrella (check out a music video teaser here.) Maybe learning that Philip K. Dick has a strong influence on some compositions had us fanning ourselves a little. But before this, we were already hooked by those first two gnarly chords in the beginning of "Bootss." The track beefs up around them as it goes on, and the resulting choppy, Daft-Punk-vs-Primus smackdown is so satisfying to listen to; Voss' gift for weaving together discord had us eager to hear how he was going to make the next scrap fit. The band's next show will be October 6th at The High Watt. Tetherball's debut full-length, "Whimsy," will be released this October via Silver Point Records, and we can't wait. -Terra James-Jura


Congratulations to The Ugly Kids Club, Our New Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to The Ugly Kids Club for winning our Artist of the Month Poll. The duo has been winning Nashville hearts and minds with their method to electro-pop music: go back to the initial spark of the 1980's and take flight from there. What results is bright, fun, and entirely organic. Their nomination is just a fraction of the flurry of attention they've been recieving since the release of their single "Good Love," which has only intensified after a stellar show at The High Watt last Tuesday with Field Day and Lylas. Keep up with them at: http://www.uglykidsclub.com/ -Terra James-Jura


Diarrhea Planet "Platinum Girls"

Okay, at this point Diarrhea Planet is hanging on the "Emerged" side of the playground, but we couldn't resist posting this music video that premiered on NYLON last Friday. It just feels so good to have some local riff-raff on a national stage. "Platinum Girls" will be on their upcoming EP "Aliens in the Outfield," due to be released November 18th.  While it's shot at the original Pete and Pete house and features the Mr. Tastee of our dreams, our favorite part is the drummer's GBV t-shirt.  Because the devil is in the details.  -Terra James-Jura




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