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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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Vintage NYC Deli: The Brooklyn DIY Scene in 2008

For the holidays we thought you might enjoy some rad articles we published in our magazine in these 9 years of existence.

Here's a piece about the Brooklyn DIY Scene we printed back in in 2008 (The Deli NYC's issue #17). In the image, a section of that issue's cover depicting Crystal Stilts live at now defunct (but hopefully on its way back) DIY venue Market Hotel.


Vintage NYC Deli: Are Matt and Kim Dating? Interview published in 2007

We published this interview with Matt and Kim back in 2007, and about one year later, when the band surged in popularity, the page started getting a serious amount of traffic. A little bit of digging in our Google Analytics account revealed that the world had suddenly developed a curiosity about the marital status of the two Brooklyn musicians - were they a couple, were they not? Our interview had the answer, although kind of outdated by then. The magic word that created all this traffic was - yes, you guessed it - "dating," used in the band's 4th answer.

That widespread curiosity lasted about 3 years (the band's "golden years" 2008-2011), with an extra, smaller bump in 2012 after the release of their latest record.

It's pretty hilarious to read through the queries Googled by Matt and Kim's fans  (see picture on the left, this is just a fraction of hundreds of different ones). I think the winner here is "is kim the drummer in matt and kim dating matt" - which should have actually been "is kim the drummer in matt and kim dating matt the guitarist/singer in matt and kim?" - you know, you've gotta be as specific as possible when you Google something... or "is matt and kim are not dating" which is at once a question and an answer (wishful thinking, huh?).

Full disclosure: This astonoshing discovery prompted our marketing staff to embed - as a playful experiment - a hidden "dating" word in all The Deli's feature pages. Sadly, this ethically dubious trick produced pathetic results: While Matt and Kim's page got more than 20k hits because of the legitimate info it contained, the second most popular artist with a "dating query" was Rachel Platten, at - ahem - 12 hits. 


NYC band on the rise: Icewater releases debut album on 02.01 at Baby's All Right

Delicate and detailed, 'Bite Fresh Air' by one year old Brooklyn band Icewater (streaming) is a song of understated dexterity, all meandering melodies exploring the soundscape, waves of color and visions of yearning. Not a folk song, it is though earnest and entrancing, with shifting strains of elegant guitars and a hazy spirit that lays over droney synths and hypnotic, gentle beats. Although housing a bittersweet sound that surely must be imposed by the listener (given that it was recorded before the tragic and sudden death of founder member Grant Martin in July this year), there's a gentle warming feel to it that endures and endears throughout its wandering. The song is taken from the band debut album "Collectors Edition" whose release will be celebrated with a show at Baby's All Right on February 1st. - Francesca Baker

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


More Garage Rock from Brooklyn: Desert Sharks

If you like garage rock done right, the all-female luminaries known as Desert Sharks are your first Christmas gift of the season. Their semi-polished garage rock with heavy surf/punk influences and (for the genre) clean female vocals is an intriguing addition to the expansive Brooklyn garage scene. Taking a little after late 80’s punk bands like X and The Misfits, Desert Sharks take you back to a more graceful time for punk music. Check out their latest EP titled 'Sister Cousins' below via Bandcamp! – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)


A blast from the past: Quitty and the Don'ts' 60s pop revival

The '60s never really died, they just came back with better haircuts and cooler names for their drummers (seriously, you're not going to find a better name than Quitty Bastardo). Meet Quitty and the Don'ts, Northern Soul revivalists with fantastic suits to match. The Brooklyn five-piece is channeling Mod better than most bands from across the pond for their latest 45", 'All of You / No Damage Done.' It just goes to show: music that's this much fun, belongs to every decade. Check out side B farfisa filled 'No Damage Done' below. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.




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