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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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Delicious Audio: Conveyor and the Recording Process

Conveyor is one of the most intriguing emerging Brooklyn bands - pulling off their intricate sound on record obviously requires a good knowledge of the music production process. We asked them a few questions about their latest record and their favorite pieces of audio equipment here


Cultfever plays Mercury on 09.28 + Deli CMJ Electronic Stage on 10.18

To experience the next wave of Brooklyn music full blast and to grasp its weird complexities, one can’t do much better than Cultfever’s first single, “Knewyouwell.” The swelling of electronic chaos, motorik rhythm and shoegaze-y backing vocals wrap Tamara Jafar’s lusty soul leads in a kind of gothic disco whole that is greater than the sum of its many influences. Their self-titled debut album (released November 2011) sticks pretty close to this formula throughout; only towards the end do Cultfever break out of the club-like feel with the closers “Boys, Girls” and “Collector,” each boasting a more aspirational tone, replete with big choruses and fist-pumping declarations like “Hey darlin’, sticks and stones would make our homes if we were anyone, anyone else!” - See Cultfever at Mercury Lounge on Friday September 28 with Emanuel & the FEar, and at The Deli's CMJ Electronic Stage at The Delancey on 10.18 with Dynasty Electric, Lushlife, Maus Haus, Anomie Belle, Railbird and a few more. - Brian Chidester


People Get Ready streams new track from full length debut

We wrote so often about People Get Ready in the last couple of month we won't even bother singing their praises again - you can find it all here anyway. What you want to know though is that the NYC band/performance collective has just posted a new track from their upcoming full length debut on The Nationals' label Brassland - to be released on 10.23. Also, they announced a series of performances entitled "Specific Ocean," scheduled during the CMJ Music Marathon at the New York Live Arts.


When Eric Biondo goes center stage: Beyondo

The saying 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride' doesn't apply to songwriter/producer/trumpeter/Awesomeface Eric Biondo. Not content to back up musicians from bands including TV on the Radio and Passion Pit, Biondo has carved a unique alias for himself with his ongoing project Beyondo. From towering vocalist and cornetist, Eric reveals himself a master of merging divergent genres from Baroque classical to Ivory Coast afrobeat.

Now coming off his unexpectedly ambitious full-length 'Siren Science' from earlier this year, he returned early August with a new single 'Come Around' that leaps off a walking bassline, showcasing a round of vocals suitable for any cookout/fireside jamboree. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


On a ride with NYC's Sins Of The Loose Buttons

Anyone wondering what’s coming next for Brooklyn might take a look at the kids from Sins of the Loose Buttons. A high-energy quartet able to bring the party with them from Santos Party House down to last year’s Miami Music Festival, Loose Buttons wants nothing from their career but to give some of this energy back to anyone out there looking to bounce a beach ball the next show you head out to. Their debut ‘Silent Snow’ has all the potential of a group of dudes barely twenty, already tackling enormous harmonies and in some cases, complicated choreography.

The group should be announcing new dates soon. Download their record from iTunes in the meantime, and check out the band take the city by music and bicycle in their video for ‘Retrobox’ below. - Mike Levine (@goldnuggets)


Taking lessons from The Happy People Band

Happy People may have just written this year's Brooklyn anthem. The song of the same name, while encouraging you to find love wherever you can, is really an ode to the kind of love only our city’s residents are really capable of experiencing. The band equally paints this anthemic heart into their latest video for APT' from their self titled EP. Only this time it’s not so much an ode to the ciyt, but a montage to hard work... and long, drawn-out kisses. Happy People Band is an exciting feast of noise and turbulence, bringing soul to the otherwise challenging experiences of urban life. Check out their latest video below and see what it takes to get the girl. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Fort Lean releases new EP + plays Glasslands 11.1

Fort Lean's newest single 'Sunsick' comes crashing against you like the mysterious characters confronted on Williamsburg's beach in the song's new video. This is a band with all the tell-tale makings of the 'next big indie thing.' Surf-ready, psychedelic anthems = check. Renowned producer (Patrick Wemberly of Chairlift) = check. Expertly dyed lead singer hair = check. Lead singer Keenan Mitchell not only has shiny locks, but a soaring tenor to match, and new EP 'Change Your Name' should be a good indication of things to come for the still young group. Check out Keenan's bizarre hangover in the video below, and see them when they come to Glasslands November 1st for the EP release party. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

Fort Lean - "Sunsick" Video from stereogum on Vimeo.


Savoir Adore plays free Mercury Lounge show 9.22

Savoir Adore's new album is on the way; 'Our Nature', set to be released on October 16th, was introduced at the end of last year with their single 'Dreamers'. As we got closer, the Brooklyn duo recently revealed a new track off the record, 'Regalia', electro - pop/rock jam as delicious as its title sounds with some groovy basslines and generous layers, danceable rhythmics along the lines of Dreamers, but where that one was... well, dreamy, this is ensemble coming on with twice as much of a kick. An inviting teaser, for sure. Before they hit the road to promote their new album throughout the month of October, Savoir Adore will be playing a free show (!) at Mercury Lounge this Saturday (9.22), sharing the bill with Montreal's Stars



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