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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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NYC Artist on the rise: Yellerkin goes camping + plays Northside on 06.14

Originating from upstate NY, and recently relocated to (you guessed it) Brooklyn, Yellerkin is a duo comprised of two childhood friends who've been knowning each other for twenty years (that's always the best way to form a band). Their self-titled debut EP is a true hybrid of new and old sounds and atmoshperes, characterized by very melodious vocals and a predilection for vocal harmonies (if you like simplifications, think about a more Animal Collective-ish version of The Dodos). Their single Solar Laws (streaming) unconventionally blends benjos and a placid falsetto melody with brushed drums playing a frantic swinging bluegrass rhythm. The band was chosen by The Wild Honey Pie for their upcoming episode of their Welcome Camper series, which sounds like an awesome paid vacation for bands with extra filming and recording perks, and will also play the NYC blog's upcoming Northside show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 14.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Dead Tenants play The Deli's B.E.A.F./Northside Punk Rock Stage on 06.12 at Silent Barn

Muffled noise rockers Dead Tenants from Queens sound a little like Black Flag with an experimental edge. Their debut self-titled EP, which just dropped in April, is a jumble of twisting guitar riffs, melodramatic vocals, and loud noises. They're set to play  The Deli's B.E.A.F./Northside Punk Rock Stage on 06.12 at Silent Barn with Big Ups, Lost Boy ? and many others. Listen to their track "Syntax" via their Bandcamp below. - Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)


Middle Eastern influenced synth-pop in NYC: Sırma releases single 'Intuition' at Pianos on 06.07

Even though NYC is a hodgepodge of ethnicity, it's certainly not famous for producing musical artists influenced by Middle Eastern music (at least as far as we know...). That's a void filled in part by Sirma, a Turkish singer and producer currently based in NYC who mixes musical elements from her native land with Western pop, English lirycs, and electronic sounds. In her latest single, the opening sustained notes of a Yaylı Tanbur remind us that musical drones weren't invented by The Velvet Underground. A wall of sound of synths unexpectedly explodes mid-song, giving the tune an edge that almost counteracts its open melodies. Check it out streaming below, and see Sirma live at Pianos on June 7 for the single's release show.


Stone Cold Fox releases debut LP 'Memory Palace'

Started as a project between friends, Brooklyn rock band Stone Cold Fox has slowly evolved into a fully form band. Kevin Olken and Ariel Loh met at SUNY Purchase and began working together on acoustic compositions, soon after adding guitar, bass and drums to their catchy alt pop tunes. With 'Memory Palace,' their first full-length and latest release, SCF seem to have fully rounded out their style. While most of their lyrics and sounds have a love lost, sentimental aspect, the band keeps things danceable and upbeat for most of the record. The quintet's sound is reminiscent of the even paced style of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, with occasional excursions into electro-pop ('Time's Up'), not so occasional ones into sparser ballads ('Graduation,' 'Memory Place') while flirting with Americana and semi-epic pop overtones. Rather than looking back and being nostalgic, SCF seems to be growing and maturing with each track. Check their website for upcoming shows in NYC and listen to single 'Seventeen' - streaming. - Joe Fish

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Alt Rock songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Weekly Feature: Dear Georgiana plays The Deli's B.E.A.F./Northside Stage at Spike Hill on 06.13

Dear Georgiana is the music of Brooklyn-based and Alabama-born Lauren Balthrop. If Patsy Kline had lived past 1963 and made a record produced by Barry Gordy, you would have probably been able to compare the two chanteuses. This is not the first musical project for Lauren, in fact, she is well seasoned in the NYC scene, having performed in numerous bands such as Balthrop, Alabama and The Bandana Splits. This is however her first solo endeavor, and possibly the most well conceived of all.

LINKS: Read Sam Kogon's interview with Dear Georgiana.
EVENTS: See Dear Georgiana at The Deli's B.E.A.F./Northside Rootsy Stage at Spike Hill on 06.13 with Weyes Blood, Bridget Davis, Great Caesar and Such Hounds among others.



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