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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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Debbie Miller to Release Latest Album with Seattle Show

Seattle-based songwriter Debbie Miller will debut her sophomore album, Measures and Waits, with a live performance at the Columbia City Theater on Sunday night. Once regarded as one of New York City's best-kept musical secrets, Miller's relocation to the coast came after the succesful release of her first album, Fake Love, back in 2010. Mixing a folky sensibility with disarmingly honest, and frequently clever, lyrics, Miller has gained followings that bookend the country with enthusiasts on both coasts. Measures and Waits, a six-song EP, is a return to form for the multi-talented songstress, who deftly shifts from strumming an acoustic guitar to navigating a piano's keyboard. As always, Miller blends canny instrumentation and delicate, yet powerful, vocals. A siren chorus opens the album's leading track, "Inch By Inch", and her piercing voice and rousing wordplay work to ensnare the listener within the first few bars. The rest of the album follows that example, with catchy choruses and even more infectious harmonies, ensuring that fans new and old won't be disappointed at its release this Sunday. Opening acts will include folk rockers Haystack Charm, and Sean Neil.

Doors: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $6

- Kate Shepherd


Happy Friday: A Weekend's Worth of Shows

Friday is upon us, and while many music lovers in Seattle will be packing venues to take in a handful of acts stopping by the city this weekend (Cults, Young the Giant and Sleigh Bells, to name a few), there's plenty of local talent lined up over the next few days for those of you without big-name tickets. Tomorrow night, the Vera Project will play host to San Franciscan rockers, Ceremony, Olympia's Milk Music, and the Seattle-based Society Nurse. The trio should provide a high-octane set tailored to the tastes of the city's hardcore audience, for $11 a ticket ($10 with a club card). Doors will be at 7:30. At the Sunset Tavern, blues-rockers the Grizzled Mighty will take the stage with Strong Killings and Consignment on Saturday night. Presented by KEXP Audioasis, tickets for the show are $8, and doors will open at 10:00. Rounding out the weekend on Sunday night, the Comet Tavern presents folk bard Eric Miller, along with Shareef Ali and the Radical Folksonomy, Judd Wasserman, and Kate Graves. Cover for the show sits at $6.


Rainy Dawg Birthday Festival Kicks Off Next Week

 The University of Washington will be celebrating its campus radio station's birthday starting next Tueday, with three days of live music at the school's Ethnic Cultural Theater. The Rainy Dawg Birthday Festival was conceived as a way to bring big names into an intimate venue, for an experience that students and local music fans alike won't soon forget. With headliners like Oneohtrix Point Never, the Thermals and Brother Ali topping the festival's bill, some other local favourites rounding out the lineup, the mid-week event will provide a unique chance to catch some of the region's hottest acts, up close and personal. Check out the full lineup here

What: The Rainy Dawg Birthday Festival

When: April 10th, 11th & 12th

Where: Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington

Tickets: $10 for students; $14 for the public

Kate Shepherd

Lindsay Fuller Launches New Album, Tours the West

Seattle-based songwriter Lindsay Fuller may make her home in the Northwest, but her musical roots are firmly planted in the South. On her third album, You, Anniversary, Fuller delivers more of the finely-crafted, soulful harmonies that bely her Alabama upbringing, and build upon her proven skills as a storyteller. Released today, the follow-up to 2010's The Last Light I See, boasts collaborations with the Indigo Girls' Amy Ray, and an organicism that's at least partially attributable to an adherence to acoustic instrumentation and live-off-the-floor recording. Fuller revisits the theme of mortality, particularly her own, throughout the album – and her signature vocal style, ever melancholic, lends itself well to the motif. Past Patti Smith comparisons gain credence, as her unwavering voice, coupled with an ability to poeticize the commonplace, ground an album that balances blues-based rhythms with a Gothic sensibility. Fuller took to the road, along with Ray, on March 18, and the pair will hit the stage in Seattle this Wednesday night at The Tractor Tavern. The evening will do double duty as an album release party, and Fuller's latest offerings are sure to keep the sold-out venue rattling long into the night. 

- Kate Shepherd


The Rat and Raven Boasts Impressive Bill

Tomorrow night, the U-District's Rat and Raven will play host to a deep roster of Northwest acts, featuring local pop-smiths the Balloons, fellow Seattleites the Hoot Hoots and the Fabulous Downey Brothers, and Portland's Hollyood Tans. With reputations for fuelling fun-filled evenings with infectious and dance-inducing tunes, the four acts sharing the stage should offer a great opportunity to wrap up your week, and kick off your weekend, on a high note. 

Doors: 9:00 p.m.

Cover: $5

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Night Beats Continue North American Tour at SXSW

Seattle-based outfit, Night Beats, will kick of the last leg of a North American tour – bookended by appearances in Austin – on March 14. The band's first performance at this year’s SXSW will be a homecoming of sorts. Its two founding members, lead singer Danny Lee Blackwell and drummer James Traeger (from Dallas and Austin, respectively) will be returning to their home state for the event. The progressive R&B act, a trio since the addition of bassist Tarek Wegner, have been furnishing the Seattle scene with their perplexing brand of garage-soul since 2009. Their self-titled, full-length debut is characterized by undulating bass lines, underscored by scratching, squealing guitar and alternately trembling and deafening vocals. Released last June, the album features textured and psychedelically informed instrumentation, interspersed by Blackwell’s yelps and howls, and his single, twangy guitar is reminiscent of Trouble in Mind label-mate Ty Segall’s lo-fi surf rock. The result is a resurrection of the ghosts of psyche bands past that transcends the decades since the ‘60s as effectively as any other contemporary revivalists. Night Beats will wrap up a 40-date stretch at the Austin Psych Festival on April 27. 

- Kate Shepherd


The Deli's Austin Issue 2012! - PDF version available. Body Language on the cover!

Rocking folks,

The Deli for the second year will be in Austin during the unmentionable festival (we probably could mention it in this context, but at this point we really don't want to...) with a printed magazine!

The issue will be mostly focused on the best unofficial shows and The Deli's favorite emerging artists in the 11 scenes we cover.

We are making it available online the week before the actual festival in pdf, READ IT (or download it) HERE!

The Deli's Staff


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