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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

Löwin is more than just the basic formula of three guys with a front woman. Sara Houser is said front woman with a voice and spirit of a hipster incarnation of a young Chrissie Hynde, but with blonde hair. Chris DeGeorge, Kyle Durst and Nathan Ribner respectively round of the rest of the band. Their sound is a mix of Rilo Kiley-esque sweet indie pop with the alternative-rock styling of Paramore. It’s a good combo that shines in their track “Lobo.” Houser’s innocent delivery over the clash of guitars and drum crashes pairs well on the track without over doing it. ATX rock and roll done right. Catch them at Cheer Up Charlies this Thursday Oct. 2 at 9p.m. -Allison Mayoral


October 01, 2014


September 26, 2014

Sahara Smith is a singer/songwriter who now goes by the name Girl Pilot. T Bone Burnett’s team produced her 2010 debut, Myth of The Heart, so you know this girl is the real deal. Born in 1988 she has the soul you would expect in someone far beyond her young age of 26, but the girlish qualities in her voice bring a youthful energy to the table. Now performing under Girl Pilot, Smith keeps the same vibe but adds a little more indie-pop to her rootsy debut sound. Think Jenny Lewis mixed with Norah Jones. As the name suggests Smith is her own navigator and is ready to take on the Austin music scene, one song at a time. - Allison Mayoral 


September 26, 2014

Roger Sellers does not push play. He is the one behind every note, lyric and jangle on his latest release, Primitives. Think more composer than the dreaded “DJ” label. The intricate layers Sellers creates is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Comparisons to Sufjan Stevens are just. Like Stevens, Sellers takes advantage of our need for lush sounds and intoxicating melodies. Sellers will play an album release show this Saturday at Cheer Up Charlies with visuals by Topher Sipes. Expect chill vibes and plenty of beer. The self-produced Primitives is out via Punctum Records September 30. - Allison Mayoral 

September 24, 2014

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

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