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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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Submit to be considered for The Deli's CMJ shows!

Folks in bands,

The Deli is looking to book 3 or more artists based in the 12 scenes we cover (list here) for various shows we booked in the LES and Williamsburg during the CMJ Music Marathon.

This year's venue include Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey and Spike Hill.

To be considered, all you need to do is go HERE and fill out the form by August 18, 2013.

Good Luck!

The Deli's Staff

Don’t Miss Baltimore Outdoor Music Fest – Rez Ball XI - TOMORROW

Rex Ball XI may be your final chance to enjoy a homegrown Baltimore based outdoor music festival this year! Located on vast piece of land endearingly entitled, Nick and Julie's Magical Fairytale Land which is conveniently located in Lanham, Maryland, outside of the College Park area in Baltimore, this festival’s local line up is a strong compilation of talented musicians who derive from all over the Baltimore area.

Local journalist and member of the jam rock band The Rez, Marc Shapiro, founded this long running indie music fest, making Rez Ball a chance for his energetic and resourceful four piece band to celebrate and share the stage with there friends and their community once a year. Make sure you don’t miss this summer fest. Gates open at noon tomorrow. We are always happy to support local events, and this one is going to be a blast! -Jordannah Elizabeth

For information about Rez Ball XI click here.

Rez Ball XI Line Up and Set Times:

Jon Lipsomb 2 pm-2:50
Greasy Hands 3:05 pm-3:55
My Son Bison 4:10 pm-5
Orchester Prazevica 5:15 pm-6:05
Fake Flowers Real Dirt 6:20 pm-7:20
Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale 7:35 pm-8:35
Deaf Scene 8:50 pm-9:50
The Rez 10:10 pm – all night long!

The Chance, The Walking Sticks, & Two Dragons and a Cheetah @ IOTA 8/3


NoVA based artcore shoegazers The Chance were on a short hiatus as members have been pursuing solo projects, but now they are full on back, having recently been featured at Jammin' Java's Local Scene Show as their comeback show. Fresh out of Inner Ear Studios, we can expect to hear some aweseome new material from them at their headlining show this Saturday at IOTA Nightclub in Arlington. (Catch them live as locals now before their inevitable shift to New York.) Joining them are the dream pop trio from Maryland, The Walking Sticks who have a new 4 song EP due out soon (check them out below.) And also gracing the stage is the latest DC indie garage outfit Two Dragons and a Cheetah.

It all goes down this Saturday at IOTA Nightclub, @ 9 PM $10

D.C. Music Download Presents A Night of Synths Aug 2 @ Rock & Roll Hotel


This Friday, DC Music Download presents a night of synths and pop rock at Rock & Roll Hotel (celebrating their 7th anniversary this month!) Taking to the stage are some of DC's finest including 80's tinged lush tones from the electronic-pop Brett, future house awesomeness from Ra Ra Rasputin (check out their latest track "Living Room" below,) MTV pop-rock soundtrack gurus The Silver Liners (pictured above,) and the dark and nostalgic driven duo Honest Haloway.

It all happens Friday Aug 2 @ Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 PM $12 DOS

The Mean Season & America Hearts @ Black Cat Sat. Aug 3


This Saturday, get your rock on with DC's America Hearts and The Mean Season taking to the mainstage at the Black Cat. The Mean Season (pictured above) are about to head into the studio by August's end to record a new album, second to their S/T debut EP released last April. America Hearts also unveiled a new track to the indie world a couple months ago about an experience we all may have gone through at some point, "I Like Bad Music." Joining the DC kin are two bands from NY: Jackpot Tiger and Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. The four groups collaborated in a cute promo for the show, check it out below.

It all goes down at the Black Cat on 8/3, $12, Doors @ 9PM.

New Canada, Dangerosa, & Wailing Smithers @ Velvet Lounge July 27

This Saturday, 3 DC bands ranging from psychedelic to indie rock are taking to the Velvet Lounge stage. Get there early to check out the latest from Hurlebaus alums Wailing Smithers. Dangerosa will be unveiling their latest EP release. And New Canada will be dishing out their dose of experimental psych rock anthems.

Speaking of which, New Canada recently did a cover of a track that I'd rather shoot myself in the ear then endure the actual version of- Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop." The track was featured on the Mabson Enterprises remix album, a compilation of artists covering the pop nugget, and New Canada reinvented it to fit more on a college radio playlist (= better), the best radio there will ever be. Next to pirate radio. Check it out below.

Baltimore Rock and Roll Camp For Girls Throws Epic Benefit Show w/ Neutron Bomb and More - 7/26

The first annual Girls Rock! Baltimore - Baltimore Rock and Roll Camp for Girls will take place at the Baltimore School of Rock to house a five day extensive rock and roll camp for girls between the ages of 10-14 on August 5-9th. Tonight, seven of Baltimore best and brightest female fronted musical outfits will perform to raise money for the camp so the girls can be provided with official camp tee shirts, string and picks for their guitars and boxed lunches. The event's line up includes: Blood Horses, Dead Whale Ramblers, Jordannah Elizabeth, Silence Kid, The Evokatones, Rabbit and the Hare (NYC), and Neutron Bomb is set to headline!

This benefit is for an amazing cause, so make sure you make it out to support Girls Rock! Baltimore! The show takes place at 5th Dimension on 405 W. Franklin St. in Baltimore City on the 5th floor of the historic H&H building. Doors open at 6:30 pm. First band goes on at 7:00 pm. $5-10 donations are suggested. If you'd like to donate to Girls Rock! Baltimore, click here.

Baltimore Based Psych Rock Band The Flying Eyes Release New Album - Lowlands -7/26

The Baltimore based hard psych rock and roll band, The Flying Eyes are celebrating the release of their latest studio full length album, Lowlands. This heavy and dark LP is a true testament to the evolution of the band's long running musical career. After raising several thousand dollars from the support of their fans on kickstarter, The Flying Eyes were able to record their first non DIY album at Lord Baltimore Studios in Baltimore, MD, and commissioned the mixing of the record to veteran Austin, Texas psych engineer, Dave McNair (The Black Angels, Scorpion Child). -Jordannah Elizabeth

You can order the record on the band's European record label Nois Solution here.



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