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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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NYC World Pop singer Nasimiyu releases 'dirt' EP in January

Nasimiyu's latest single 'Raise Your Arrow (The Hunt)' comes out swinging at the fences in a tireless groove pointed sharply at its kill. Taken from her upcoming EP 'dirt' to be released on January 24, the track shows off the singer's huge range and bottomless well of whoops and hollers to keep you on your toes.

You may be afraid to find yourself in Nasimiyu's huntman-like sights, but being in the direction of her voice is electrifying. Listen below to 'Raise Your Arrow' and find out why. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


NYC Record of the Month: Porches' "Slow Dance in the Cosmos"

Porches' lead singer Ronnie Mystery may be pleading for some personal space when he sings "pay no attention while I'm getting spaced out" in 'The Cosmos' (the closing track of the band's recent LP "Slow Dance in the Cosmos") but we couldn't disagree with him more. Having just listened one time through to the new record we are only just beginning to crack the beautifully intricate mythology behind this mysterious and multifaceted album. We are hoping the band will treat us with other similar releases for awhile, or we might never fully appreciate the number of sounds and visions they're working with.

With ragers like 'Skinny Trees' packed next to breathless ballads like 'Franklin the Flirt' and the prom-ready 'Intimate,' this group keeps you guessing even while you find yourself jumping up and down. It's folk whimsy with a rebel's frustration and a yacht rocker's heart. You might listen to the track 'Xanny Bar' and be convinced Ronny wanders into railroad boxcars to entertain hobos on his free time, then come back to 'After Glow' and be convinced he's the second coming of Phil Collins. This record is a huge leap ahead for the band, and we are looking forward to hitching a ride up to New Paltz tonight to see them when they play at Oasis Cafe. If that's too far for you, they have 3 shows scheduled in NYC in the near future (list here on the top right). Listen below to 'Headsgiving.' - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Lapland's new video for "Unwise"

In all likelyhood loosely inspired to 1999 cult horror movie "The Blair Witch Project" (but featuring a way sexier 'witch'), Lapland's new video for single "Unwise" turned out very well for a DIY family experiment: the 'witch' isone man band Josh Mease's wife Lauren, and the director is their friend James Kuhnert. The video was shot in a wooded area in Queens - we would have never guessed.


Big Snow Buffalo farewell party at Silent Barn tonight (12.03): Twin Sister, Leapling, Ava Luna, Celestial Shore, Zula

Tonight Silent Barn will host the first farewell party for Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, a small Bushwick DIY venue whose life was abruptly cut short this July by a freaky shooting accident involving co-owner Yoni David. The lineup is nothing short of breathtaking, with adorable electro pop Brooklynites Twin Sister, two bands previously featured on the cover of our mag (Ava Luna and Celestial Shore), and two very interesting up and comers we recently covered (Zula and Leapling). Empress of is DJing.

A second farewell party is scheduled for December 5th at Shea Stadium with a bunch of cool newer bands we'll cover very soon.

Domino Kirke starts residency at Ace Hotel on 12.08

Domino Kirke has a lot on her plate these days. But with her imagination and endless spirit, the Brooklyn based singer/songwriter finds inspiration in her rich life for more imaginative work than we've heard from her yet. After the birth of her son Kirke took some time off, Domino became Williiamsburg's hottest new doula, and has now come back to music with new EP 'The Guard,' revealing an inner calm and directness that can be both surprising and arresting.

The English/American transplant has done a lot in a very short time, but comes away from it all sounding more in touch with her form than ever before. And it doesn't hurt that Jorge Elbrecht (Violens and Lansing-Dreiden) collaborated on the EP as well. Check out the title track below, and see her when she plays at her Ace Hotel residency on December (12/8, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29). - Mike Levine @Goldnuggets)

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



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