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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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Richmond's post-punk shoewave Canary oh Canary set headline at The Broadberry, 8/23

Fate can often be cruel, but she did the world a favor in bringing together Canary oh Canary, a post-punk trio from Richmond. They formed after entering a rock lotto and discovering their shared approaches to music. A grateful world can find much to enjoy in their latest LP, Sleep, as their aural aesthetic arises from groovy bass lines, sulky vocal work, and slamming guitar riffs. Fans and converts alike can find Canary oh Canary leading the lineup at The Broadberry, 8/23, as part of the Commonwealth of Notions concert series. -Jonathan Goodwin


Indie punk outfit Möbius Strip melts faces at The Black Cat, 8/18

When two guys start shouting, it usually spells trouble. Not so with Möbius Strip, an indie punk trio from DC. The vocals are harsh and gritty, the basslines are chunkier than Campbell’s soup, and the guitars cry out for the world to listen, all classic ingredients to a quality punk act. Möbius Strip isn’t just another punk act, however. Their latest 7” Palabras Podridas was recorded with living legend Don Zientara in his studio. You’ll be able to find these noteworthy rockers headlining at The Black Cat, 8/18. All ages, $10. -Jonathan Goodwin


CMJ Show Opportunity: Submit your band to play one of The Deli's Music Marathon 2015 shows! (FREE)

Musicians in The Deli World (i.e. the 12 local US scenes we cover - list here),

Once again, The Deli will give some emerging bands and artists the opportunity to play at one of its CMJ 2015 Music Marathon showcases.

This year we have booked a bunch of shows in the Lower East Side (Pianos on Friday night and Rockwood on Wednesday!) and Williamsburg (The Living Room on Saturday and Muchmore's on Thursday!), and - as usual - we'll have several stages for different musical genres.

We are looking to book 3 or more artists for these shows through this submissions system.

To be considered, all you need to do is to apply HERE - good luck!

Submission deadline: August 15, 2015.

The Deli's Staff

Baltimore rock trio Outer Spaces to play the Windup Space, 8/12

Put simply, Outer Spaces rocks. This Baltimore trio plots its essence in catchy riffs, classic drumbeats, and cheerfully nihilistic lyrics. Effortless transitioning is one of their specialties, slipping from folksy acoustic to grungy alt-punk without losing the listener. The gripping vocals are supplied by one Cara Beth Satalino, an experienced rocker whose pipes fall somewhere between Stevie Nicks and Courtney Barnett. Attendees won’t be disappointed when Outer Spaces heads up their gig at the Windup Space on 8/12. Doors at 9, bring a friend. -Jonathan Goodwin


Blues quartet Ezra Mae and The Gypsy Moon headline at The Pinch, 8/7

Perfect for a smoky, haze-filled cocktail lounge, Ezra Mae and The Gypsy Moon have an excellently refined grasp on backroom blues, with a touch of garage lo-fi for flavor. A rare treat, this DC-based foursome has good stage presence and the sort of sultry vocals that induce deep trances of wistfulness. Kicking it right after only two years on the scene, Ezra Mae and The Gypsy Moon have a sound modeled after the greats of blues-rock, replete with weepy guitars and thick bass lines. Do yourself a favor and catch them headlining at The Pinch, 8/7, $7. -Jonathan Goodwin



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