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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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Great Caesar premieres song from upcoming EP, out on CMJ week

You never know what you’re going to get with Great Caesar. A band that got their start generating ska anthems and jazz-inspired rock fusion, they’ve since moved in the direction of the Big Rock Star Anthem. These days, whenever I’m handed a new release, I never know what kind of Great Caesar I’m going to get. But each new release seems to signal a new depth to songwriting, a new risk, and a sharper pull toward a honest confession. New single ‘Tuned to Break’ finds the band shrugging off heartbreak, replacing cold rejection with overpowering harmonies. It’s a big moment for the group, and captured nicely in the high-def acoustic video of the tune recorded live from their friend Ellis’ apartment (he’s a good dood). The song will appear on the band’s upcoming EP release, ‘Scattered Air.’ Check it out below and see the gents live when they play Spike Hill this Saturday, September 29th. - Mike Levine


Emerging NYC bands: The Argentine at The Studio on 10.06

When the first song of an EP is called 'How it Ends,' you know things are about to get deep. The Argentine's debut, self-titled album takes you far back through history to explore Scottish-sounding ballads (How it Ends) and Weimar-era acid jazz (The Argentine), and back again with haunting bangers like Red Flesh Dogs. Not a simple thing, but singer Mike Cades and company manage to pull these disparate worlds together, ending up with something William S. Burroughs might have had in his car while waxing lyrical. Buy the ticket, and take the ride. 

See the band when they play Webster Hall's studio on Saturday, October 6. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


The Disappointment release "Damn Righteous" at Rock Shop tonight (09.28)

Melding elements of indie rock and blues, tonight (09.28) Brooklyn's The Disappointment welcomes their debut EP, “Damn Righteous” with a show at Rock Shop. With their witty lyrics, vocals dripping with drunken swagger, and themes that ooze with booze, The Disappointment insert themselves in the rich tradition of rocking American songwriters inspired by roots music. “Where’d The Drink Come From?” starts the buzz with synths the creep along and crescendo into an impassioned chorus. “The Prince and the Playground” chugs along and narrates a fantastical ode to their hometown, and “Sharp As Knives”­­ floats with syncopated hi­hats and smooth guitars while “Technically 17” (streaming below) centers around humorous verses. The final track, “The Best Pereson of All Time” returns to the opening sonic motif of haunting progressions. Joining the Disappointment at The Rock Shop are Chainwave, The Archive, and XVSK. Doors at 8pm, 21+, $10. – Meijin Bruttomesso


NYC artist to watch at CMJ: Wilsen, Rockwood, 10.18

Wilsen, not to be confused with the inexplicably ubiquitous Wilson Phillips, will be playing the Rockwood Music on October 19th as a part of the CMJ Music Marathon. The singer-songwriter's debut album, “Sirens” is a gorgeous integration of folk and dream-pop, resulting in what those in the genre-making business like us call “dream folk.” A particularly notable track off “Sirens” is “Anahita,” which combines Wilsen’s truly haunting voice with a guitar melody reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky’s work on “Friday Night Lights.” The strikingly engaging song is both devastating and celebratory; evocative of both death and a last-second Matt Saracen touchdown. Check out the video for “Anahita” here, and single "Dusk" streaming below. - "Dusk" was added to our NYC Roots Music and Mellow Core SoundCloud Playlists. - Josh Johnson


Vagina Panther announces CMJ Fest show 10.17

Channeling the energy of LA's rowdiest hard rock acts, New York's Vagina Panther is (suprise, surprise) a band with all the wound-up teenage male fantasy you can take. Whether discussing female curves or cheeseburgers, the band doesn't mince words so much as it crushes good times and hard nights to little bits with their power chord rapture. The quartet's latest EP 'Judge' will compliment any manner of debauchery, and something tells me that's exactly what you need. Their next show will be during the CMJ Marathon, on October 17th. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Japanther with Team Spirit, Unstoppable Death Machines & more at Paper Box 9.29

This week-end, courtesy of Heard, Paper Box is partying itself into fall with two sweet six-act line-ups in two days - nice one! After a hip hop showcase on Friday, you get as Saturday's (9.29) headliners Brooklyn's notorious art-punk duo Japanther  (who, on Halloween, will be opening for The Misfits!), sharing the spotlight with recent Deli NYC 'Artist of the Month' Team Spirit, and Unstoppable Death Machines, another mighty pair, who came crashing onto the radar in August with the release of their full-length 'We Come In Peace'. Also on stage that night, Cool Serbia and Malcom, as well as New Jersey's The Static Jacks who were added to the bill a little later. If some you're not familiar with, check out Heard's Youtube mix teaser - everything else you need to know, you'll find here

From Miami to NYC: Animal Tropical

If Animal Tropical's whimsical songwriting sure makes for some puzzling twists of a melody, the band's precise execution ensures that the ensemble doesn't get too dispersive - and, bonus: stays danceable. But if a Carribean beat feels right under two other out-of-sync layers, this band will let that happen, whichever bizarre dance that might inspire. Three rhythms at a time? Sure. Here's A Virgin Lot. Two years down the road, the troop having relocated from Miami to NYC, we find ourselves with a little collection of extravagant art-pop frenzies, sharing ground with locals Vampire Weekend, certainly, but nowehere near as twee. After a few recent NYC dates, they'll be heading to Boston next week - new dates should be announced soon. - Tracy Mamoun


NYC Noise Rock newcomers: GHXST

“Black Camaro,” the new single by Brooklyn self defined "Death Grunge" trio GHXST, immediately runs roughshod over our ears with a wave of muscular guitar blasts. Its power and pulse shares a sonic kinship with bands like A Place To Bury Strangers or perhaps even Helmet, with vocals reminiscent of the more controlled expressiveness of vocalists like Allison Mosshart of The Kills - but completely drenched in reverb. “Doomgirl” continues this mode, with a slithering groove and sexy come-hither-to-my-junkie vocal performance. “Shallow” stomps mid-tempo as the sensual vocals purr how “I love what you do, my baby.” Snaking slide guitar ride over a solid foundation of fuzz bass and power chords. Its sex music for jaded thrill seekers. - Dave Cromwell



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