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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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39 - 10 year anniversary issue

Leapling Transcends Pop With Simplicity + plays Glasslands on 07.01

Praise be to the band who avoids the genericism that inherently exists in so much pop music today.  In the name of all things catchy, Leapling are proving to be true masters of the hook.  “Here comes the summer/Waiting for you/Whether you want it baby/There’s nothing you can do,” the lyrics which open up their most recent release from January of last year feels like a declaration of sorts; indeed, whether we want it or not summer is upon us, just as Leapling will be.  Their infectiously catchy melodies are surrounded by shimmering guitar licks and incredibly groovy yet relaxing backbeats.  Dan Arnes’ lyrics contain a wonderful simplicity, and a voice that matches the intimacy of the late Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse).  The members of the band are all over the Brooklyn scene; Arnes and Yoni David were both founders of the now-closed venue, Big Snow Buffalo Lodge. R.J. Gordon and David are both members of Baked, and Gordon’s in a band called Lost Boy.  All great acts that you should check out.   Leapling will open things up tomorrow at the Glasslands Gallery on July 1st  so don’t be late! -Jake Saunders


For the NYC melancholy lovers: Inland Traveler's new single 'Paths Are Frozen'

Brooklyn based Inland Traveler sew together gorgeously layered, future-facing folk songs. On their recent single "Paths Are Frozen" (streaming) Gerald Edward, Katie Locke, and Lucas Madrazo share vocals, creating valleys of sound which rise to crescendo with every chorus, each as infectious as the last. The song harbors an alt-country lilt, not just in tone and instrumentation, but also in its narrative inclination. The song is about time itself, measured in summers, transient in the present, and cemented in the past. "Paths Are Frozen," like its subject, is melancholy in retrospect, but worthy of repeated listens. - @emilioherce


A slew of Brooklyn bands play 1.21 Gigawatts fest on July 17-20

It looks like the 1.21 Gigawatts crew managed to grab every single decent to good to great indie rock band that’s up and coming in Brooklyn today for their upcoming 4 day yearly festival at Radio Bushwick on July 17-20: Bluffing, Big Neck Police, Infinity ShredSunflower Bean, Shark?, Tonstartsbandht, Celestial Shore, The Gradients, hell they even got Fiasco on the bill?! I remember listening to Fiasco in high school wishing I was cool enough to go to their shows, but back then I wasn’t in it for the music as much as trying to find an identity in this fucked up city we call home (calling all high school indie rockers: don’t be ashamed, you may not be old enough to drink yet but you are allowed to fuck up as many times as you want, so go to these shows, maybe you’ll get lucky and they won’t draw the X’s on your hand too deep!)

There will be also teen indie folk talent and recent Deli Record of the Month Frankie Cosmos. I could keep going, but the bottom line is that 1.21 Gigawatts is having a fun party with lots of talented NYC artist - I'll be there! - Jake Saunders

Field Mouse unveils single 'Everyone But You' + announce debut LP 'Hold Still Life'

It's nice to see our Artist of the Month winners ascend to higher skies - it's the case with Brooklyn dream pop quartet Field Mouse (see their Deli chart rankings), who - after winning our poll in 2011 have been patiently working on consistently good material - that's the only way to make things happen! The new single 'Everyone But You' (streaming) displays an improved production and the usual catchiness, courtesy of Rachel Brown's dreamy melodies. The band will be releasing their debut LP 'Hold Still Life' on July 22nd - release party at Pianos on August. Check out their recent video for 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' here

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




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