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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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Jammin Java's Mid-Atlantic Band Battle #9


Vienna VA's Jammin Java presents Mid-Atlantic Band Battle #9 and they are taking submissions right now! All local bands of all genres should really check this out, especially if you are need of scoring some sweet prizes such as studio time, photo shoots, headlining gigs, and who couldn't use $2500 (grand prize!) The deadline to enter is June 8th, so click here to find out more and represent your scene!

The winner of the last battle is no stranger to the Deli: MH & His Orchestra. You can check out this big band blending genres live at Jammin' Java July 13.


Interview with Bombenkinder: DC Deli's Band of the Month (May)

Baltimore's gritty alt rockers Bombenkinder having been making their mark in the scene since 2005 and released their debut album in 2011 (check it out below.) Gigging on the regular between DC and B-more, they've gained a growing audience who voted them our Band of the Month, so we wanted to find out more about them. We got a hold of vocalist Allen Nichols who filled us in on everything from perseverance, to working on a new ablum, and Gretsch guitars. Now onto the interview...


Interview with Bombenkinder

- by Dawn Reed

The Deli: How did the band start? 

Allen Nichols (vocals): The band started as a project of closure for me and an attempt to recapture a sense of innocence in making music.  

What's the story behind the band name? 

The name of the band came from a song we wrote of the same name. Bombenkinder was inspired by a photograph I found of children sitting in a pile of rumble of what was once their home after WW2. The message of the song is perseverance through the worst life can deliver.  Since naming the band Bombenkinder, I've met many people who have offered their incredible stories of being a "Bombenkinder."

What are your biggest musical influences? 

All music inspires me and my bandmates. The band I could not do without is The Cure.

What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to? 

Sigur Ros, The Horrors, and Wolves Like Us. My favorite local band is Stars and the Sea.

What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought? 

The Elvis Album with Hunk of Burning Love. An Ozzy Osbourne concert.

What do you love about Baltimore's music scene? 

The diversity in genre and the passion of the artists.

What would you like to see change in the local music scene? 

Ticket sales have to go.

What are your plans for the upcoming year?

Writing, collaborating and finishing the new album; as well as, playing entertaining shows.

What was your most memorable live show? 

Our debut CD release show at the 8x10 in Baltimore.

Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?

Yes, every friend and fan we've made so far.

Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why? 

My Gretsch silver anniversary guitar because I regretfully traded a rare Les Paul for it. I love my Gretsch, but I really wish I wouldn't have let my Les Paul go. So, me and the Gretsch are together forever.








The Deli's Best of NYC Issue out! Read it online now!

Beloved Readers,

The 34th issue of The Deli - i.e. our Best of NYC 2013 issue - is out today, and you can read it online here


The Deli's Staff

Harness Flux Release New Track "Room Service"

DC based indie rock solo artist Harness Flux (John Masters of Metropolitan and The Cheniers) just released a new single this week titled "Room Service." Check out the lo-fi gem below and get ready for 90's reminiscing in the layers of alt guitar and echoed vocals that could pass for a lost B-side Sonic Youth track that would go on to inspire the Strokes Is This It. Super seriously you guys. -Dawn


Ticket Giveaway: Soundbites ft. Kid Congo/Deathfix/DJ Will Eastman & More @ 9:30 Club 5/19


Soundbites is back at the 9:30 Club this Sunday May 19th! The annual benefit for DC Central Kitchen brings together some of our town's best restaurants, food trucks, bands, and a mixology battle! This year's entertainment line-up is Lee Fields and The Expression, Deathfix, DJ Will Eastman, The Razz, Kid Congo and His Kid Congo Power Hour, Richard Morel's Hot Sauce, and Batala. And get your free taste on with a variety of awesome flavors from Sticky Fingers Bakery, Bar Pilar, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, and tons more. Tickets are still available here for the awesome cause.

Our pals at 9:30 Club are offering one lucky Deli reader a pair of free tix! All you have to do is email us by 3 PM 5/17 and tell us your favorite track from any of the featured bands or your favorite DC Food Truck to hunt down. Please include your first and last name for guest list requirements. The winner will be emailed back.

Josh Urban's The Search For Good Tour Comes to DC 5/27


With all the "bad" that has been going on lately, DC based blues pop rock man Josh Urban is setting out to search for more of the "good" in his own The Search For Good Tour. He will be hitting up cities up and down the east coast via train and inviting all artists to join him on his Urban rail tour. On the docket are performances at cancer clinics, hospitals, and Vet's homes, as well as on the street and in subway terminals.

'You can catch him on Memorial Day (5/27) with a show for the veterans in conjunction with the DC VA Medical Center, and later at an open street music jam in Old Town Alexandria, in Market Square, King Street, at 6:00 pm. The show is open to the general public. All local musicians are invited to participate the Market Square event, and everyone is encouraged to join the social media aspect of the tour to find the Good in DC.' 


Baltimore Based Band Whoarfrost Release New Documentary

Popular Baltimore based jazz noise rock fusion band, Whoarfrost has released their new indie documentary Community Watch: HOARNFROST. This film, which was filmed and directed by talented local filmmaker Eric Smith follows Whoarfrost’s transition from performing solely as tight knit trio, to evolving into a version of themselves backed with a full horn section. The complete metamorphosis of this process was appropriately renamed, HOARNFROST.

The documentary shows Whoarfrost, over time and with coherent explanations from the original band members, Jon Lipscomb, Ethan Snyder and Tim Shaw, and the new horn section which is made up of uber proficient musicians, Tiffany DeFoe, Derrick Michaels, Jarrett Gilgore, John Dieker and Chris Pumphry who plays the keyboard, expressing how they all came together on the fateful night of October 18, 2012 to play their first show as HOARNFROST. The film also follows the band through the rehearsals and right on stage to the live performance of their second show at H&H Building in Baltimore on December 1st, 2012.

Community Watch: HOARNFROST is an impressive effort by Smith and Whaorfrost, because the film gives light to the inspiration and process of how bands and music scenes form. For more info about filmmaker Eric Smith, click here. For more info about Whoarfrost and Hoarnfrost click here. The full version of Community Watch: HOARNFROST is available on YouTube, and below. -je




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