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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...

Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


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The Deli's folks

November 24, 2015

Emerging Bands and Artists,

The Deli's Regional Year End Polls for Emerging Artists are back!



Ugh, do you REALLY want to know? The process to determine these lists is rather complicated, and occurred to The Deli's fouding fathers during a collective nightmare back in 2006 - if you want to try and get your head around it be our guest and go here. But if all you are interested in is to be part of it and get some free exposure, then STAY AWAY FROM THAT PAGE!!!

Eligibility: To be eligible, your band needs to 
1. be based in one of the scenes we cover (list here), 
2. have music available online
3. have played live at least once in 2013
4. Have less than 15k Facebook friends. By the way, fake Facebook friends make us angry. 

The first phase of this poll allows ANY BAND OR SOLO ARTIST to submit their music for a minimum of 3 spots in the pool of the Best of your city nominees. This phase starts right now! 


The Deli Peeps

November 20, 2015

Spacefolk/musicians Total Unicorn dropped a quite nice future freakout track a couple weeks ago as the single for their just-released album Relaxation Tape, and we’ve got it in all its lovely pangalactic glory for you here today. “Whole Lotta Louvre” sounds like something straight out of a hip irreverent scifi universe (like if Fifth Element had a unhinged experimental edge to it), starting out with a grippingly odd alien choral performance that gives way to an equally extraterrestrial hard rap. None of it sounds like English, or really like anything familiar at all, but all of it is good weird spacefuture shit that’ll get your interstellar daydreams firing off instantly when you hear it. Get listening below to a delicious piece of electronic weirdness, and check back here for a post on the full album from one of the most unique groups in town sometime soon.

November 19, 2015

Here's three new tracks from San Marcos indiepoppers Typical Girls who, despite the name, are a pack of dudes who make some very pretty pared down guitar rock with a quite unique sound. The new EP is the second the group has put out this year and is thus appropriately and simply titled "EP 2," and it contains three very well constructed tracks of feel-good, deeply pretty pop rock. There's a good bit of sunny-day synth, the reverb is turned up nicely and the vocals are subdued for a beautiful effect that gives them a bit of a Constellation Records from the early 2000s sound (particularly Broken Social Scene and The Dears). It's music that focuses on building moods and just being quite lovely, letting the lyrical content just be one element in a soft, but big and dynamic production. That member Mich D. White is also responsible for some of the lovelier electronic music in the area with his other act Kinder makes perfect sense when you hear "EP 2," with its many pleasing layers and nice, airy sounds. It's pretty fuckin' gorgeous music Typical Girls have put out here, most especially opener "How We Spent It," and it bodes well for this young band's future. Check it below, y'all.

November 13, 2015

Put on your best pair of fingerless leather gloves and dark sunglasses and prepare to get your synth inspired groove on to song ‘Night Like This’ by Austin’s own The Echoes, a four-piece indie-electronica act composed of vocalist Lauren Mlady, Adam Ellis on guitars and synth, drummer Lacey Lewis, and John Thomas, who composes and takes care of the sampler and synths.

The Echoes have been together a little over a year now, and describe themselves as part EDM, part post-punk and part 80’s synthwave- basically a 2015 version of New Order except fronted by the deliciously unrefined but posh vocals of Mlady. For some reason the phrase “white girl rage” kept crossing my mind while listening to this song and I attribute this strange subconscious word association to Mlady’s post-prog punk vocal stylings that teeter on the edge of sexual agony. ‘Night Like This’ is an addictive electronic dalliance veiled in New Wave panache, and with any luck we’ll hear more music from the up and coming electronica band soon.

In the meantime, check out The Echoes ‘Night Like This’ below, and come back here for the latest on the group.


Tavon Perkins


November 12, 2015

One of the best of Austin’s psych rock contingent and our Artist of the Month earlier this year, The Halfways, have released a neat little single this month that goes by the ominous name “Not All Are to Be Trusted.” Tagged with the much less ominous “SpaaaceRock” on SoundCloud, this new jam oozes out of the speakers with a feel-good, chill-out vibe that’s much more about fun and kicking it to relaxing psychy-goodness than the title might suggest. This is top-notch stuff from a band we’d expect nothing less of, and you can get in on the party right below.

November 08, 2015

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