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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.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


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Feathers + Eyes releases first single from upcoming EP

Orchestral pop/soul quartet Feathers + Eyes have released the first single from their first and upcoming 8-track EP, ‘Beauty for Ashes’. “Haze” is a powerful handshake as far as musical introductions go. Alisha Roney’s lyrical narrative suggests influence from realms of performance poetry and R&B. Her dramatic lines ring out amidst synths, crackling beats, and patches of orchestral arrangements. When playing acoustic shows, baritone ukulele, cajón drum, and electric bass flesh out the sound. This may be the band's first release, but they've been playing all around NYC for a while at venues like The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, and Black Bear Bar. They've explained that their curious name is a reference to the cherubim depicted in Ezekiel - singing four faced angels who are covered in eyes and move like wheels within wheels; when they are overwhelmed by beauty they cover their many eyes with their many wings. - Leora Mandel


LVL UP announces summer tour + plays Irving Plaza on 08.17

Riding the wave of heavy but melodic guitar rock reminiscent of the grunge/slacker rock era, Brooklyn's LVL UP in 2014 delivered their sophomore album 'Hoodwink'd,' one of the best received in this 90s inspired movement. On the heels of that release, the band has announced a summer tour that includes dates with The Sidekicks, Glocca Morra, The Front Bottoms, Big Ups, Upset, and Basement. Full dates can be found here - you can see them at Irving Plaza on August 17. Check out their recent video for single 'DBTS,' streaming below.

P.S. In November 2013 LVL UP released a split 7" with the band currently on the cover of The Deli: Porches.



Brooklyn rapper Tom Phonic releases 'MDSMPLS' EP

For ten years Tom Phonic has been hitting New York with his vibey electro-funk, usually in the realm of instrumental techno. His new MDSMPLS EP is his first all-collaborative album featuring impressive vocal stylings from BK’s Jack Wilson, Seattle’s IfThen, and NY’s Vanessa Boyd. It’s a solid boom-bap release appropriate for both head nodding and reserved twerking. If this is his first step into working with vocalists, one can only speculate the dopeness he’ll drop once he reaches full stride.


New York singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen unveils video for 'Exhausted'

This past April, New York-raised singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen released ‘Distance Makes Me Sensitive,’ an enjoyably impassioned five-song EP of relationship difficulty set to sharp guitars and gentle pianos (the record follows 2014’s EP ‘Grace Under Pressure’). Cohen, who started writing songs at fourteen and is currently enrolled at Columbia University, tells moving stories of interpersonal drama and individual struggle, while pleasantly recalling such icons as Stevie Nicks and Fiona Apple. On what appears to be the latest single from the album, “Unhappy Ending,” for example, the musician sardonically yet sensitively (“Blame it on a misunderstanding,/Welcome to my unhappy ending,” goes the chorus) details a dissolved romance over a frenetic instrumentation reminiscent of Apple’s “Fast As You Can.” Cohen just unveiled a new video for single 'Exhausted,' streaming below, which reads like a celebration of her hometown. – Zach Weg


TONIGHT! Read The Deli 'At The Inn' with Pavo Pavo, Alpenglow, Cassandra Jenkins, and My Bubba

We'd like to invite all the NYC scene lovers to join The Deli's staff at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint tonight (June 8th), for Hypnocraft's first appointment with a new monthly music residency called "At the Inn" (music starts at 8.30pm)

There - among other things - you'll be able to:

1. Read the new issue of The Deli (it's the "best of NYC 2015" one!)
2. Listen to live music by four great (mostly) local artists.

Here are our favorite songs by the performing artists:



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