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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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Journalism plays The Deli's CMJ Garage/Slacker Rock Stage at Muchmore's on 10.15

Even the best innovation means nothing without a vital sense of the past. Brooklyn's Journalism connect two seemingly disparate influences—Joy Division and Sea and Cake—in a brief, three-song EP that radiates complacency and anxiety. Closer “I See Everything” (streaming) is the exception; it pushes past style, and thus beyond vanity, into more unfettered territory. More like dat, please! he band will be closing our all ages CMJ Garage/Slacker Rock Stage at Muchmore's on Thursday 10.15. - Brian Chidester


Best of NYC 2014 - Open Submission Results for ELECTRONIC

Here are more hot names of emerging NYC bands that qualified through the Open Submissions to our Best of NYC Year ENd Poll 2014 for Emerging Artists. It's the turn of electronic bands - ranging from electronica to industrial, electro-pop and electro-rock.

Total submissions in this category: 26

Artists qualified to the next stage (i.e. the Readers' Poll, starting around 01.20):

1. GRUMBY - 8


2. Wonderful Humans - 7.66


3. LAVACHILD - 7.33


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.33):
The UseCreature In The WoodsPonyhofKris KeyserTURBO GOTHBrothertiger.

More coming!

The Deli's Staff


Stone Cold Fox plays Rough Trade on 01.15 + unveils DIY video for "Sold"

Brooklyn's Stone Cold Fox founding members are from various states ranging from the West to the East Coast, but reconvened in Brooklyn to hash out their debut LP 'Memory Palace,' released in the spring of 2014. The band’s tone is reminiscent of a Strokes meets Skaters vibe, although they happen to blend a few more influences into their melting pot including an electro-indie rock energy. They will be playing Rough Trade Thursday 1/15 with Gospels and Lazercake, and for the occasion they released this rather ridicolous DIY video of single "Sold." - Robert Frezza


NYC Femme Fatale Alert! Fiona Silver

We are aware that the label "Femme Fatale" may sound chauvinistic to some, but when a lady enters the stage like this (skip to second 0.28 if you are in a hurry), we think the title is not only deserved but actually pursued. Okay, okay we'll issue a "Homme Fatale" alert soon, promise! The lady we are referring to is New York born Fiona Silver, a singer songwriter (and model, in case you wondered) that plays a gentle brand of rootsy pop. We like this single "Medicine Man" but we'll admit that the chorus's caloric content (i.e. sugar) is dangerously high for our musical metabolism. We'll have to burn off those sonic calories one way or another.


You Bred Raptors? releases new album 'Grant'

We got familiar with avant... orchestral (?) NYC trio You Bred Raptors? a few years ago when we booked them for a CMJ show at the now defunkt Ludlow St. location of the Living Room. The masked musicians play a tense and multi-faceted brand of cello driven post-rock (often indulging in prog-rock moments), which seems to have gotten a little less frantic more reflective in their new album "Grant". Maybe they realized that - since they often busk in the subways - New Yorkers didn't really need an added cause of stress during their commute? The band has already played two cool gigs in the first week of 2015, including Mercury Lounge on January 3rd and the Manderley Bar (home of the Sleep No More play) last night - probably the most appropriate environment one can think of for a masked band of this kind. Check out track "Ice - Nine" below, and - if you dig - keep an eye on the band's calednar for upcoming shows.




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