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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.


scene blog

Clean Blood, Regular Acid is the latest release from Austin trio Spray Paint. These guys – guitarists/vocalists Cory Plump and George Dishner and drummer Chris Stephenson - play grimy indie-rock with a spasmodic punk flair. The surf riffs and frantic shouty choruses pretty much equal a party. They deliver it all in such a nonchalant Sonic Youth inspired way, you might not even realize how hard they rock. Go check them out before they go on tour with their Monofonus Press labelmate, The Rebel. Hotel Vegas LP release show this Friday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. -Allison Mayoral

Clean Blood, Regular Acid is due out Sep. 23 on Monofonus Press

September 18, 2014

Wednesday is the rebel of the week. Right smack in the middle it can be the turning point that leads to an epic week ahead or just another day to tick off the calendar. Get out of a mid-week slump and head to Beerland and check out Smoking White. The Austin foursome’s shoegaze-psychedelic sound is every bit present on their early summer release, Soft Chains.  Available on cassette, yes a cassette tape, the distorted guitars and subdued vocals of Soft Chains will sound great as you contemplate life while listening to your Walkman. Go get your copy September 17 at Beerland, 9 p.m. There is also a digital version, but where’s the fun in that? -Allison Mayoral


September 16, 2014

April 17, 2014 was declared “Salesman Day” in Austin, TX. No, not an ode to the hard working salesmen and women of ATX but a spring day dedicated to local band Salesman. The band has been together for over six years but just this week they have given us their debut LP Escalante. Opening track, “7x7” brings a My Morning Jacket root-rock influence but Devin James Fry’s falsetto voice is more Jeff Buckley than Jim James. That allows for a more vulnerable tone to Saleman’s sound. It’s not something you can just put on and walk away from. You’ll want to space out and just listen, maybe that’s why their liner notes suggest playing the album under the night light of a meteor shower.Buy the digital or cd/vinyl version now on their Bandcamp page. -Allison Mayoral


September 12, 2014

Married duo The Mastersons recently returned to live in Austin after a stint as New Yorkers - and we are sure glad to have them back in town.  Members of Steve Earle's band, they have miraculously found time in between tours to craft their own excellent brand of alternative-roots rock. Their latest album Good Luck Charm is now available via New West Records. Check out the video to their single, "Closer To You" below. - Jonathan Konya

September 09, 2014

Austin's cosmic roots troupe Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs are set to release their new album The Show on September 20th. The new LP features 11 tracks of laid back south Austin style jams - the perfect soundtrack for beer sipping or pool dipping with your pals. Extra cool points: the band paid for the album recording costs entirely with saved up gig money, showcasing the latest in crowd-funding trends: working hard for your art. Check out the video for stand out track "She Don't Say No" below. - Jonathan Konya  

September 08, 2014

Started as an Austin duo of Alton Jenkins and Bill Kenny in 2012 Future Death have developed into a foursome with the addition of bassist Jeremey Humphries and vocalist Angie Kang. Still a young band, the foursome has nailed the whole art-rock-trash-punk band vibe they are going for. Their debut LP 'Special Victim' came out in May and was recorded in a funeral home turned studio - maybe that's why it sounds so spooky. Slightly reminiscent of Karen O, Kang’s punkish yelps and sweet voiced chants are challenged by the noise of clashing guitars and drums. Future Death have an upcoming Fall tour and, if you wanna headbang along to the noise-punk band in person, they'll be playing Sect One in Austin on Friday, September 26. - Allison Mayoral


September 08, 2014

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