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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
Fastball
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
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!


Deli CMJ ELECTRONIC STAGE - TONIGHT, The Delancey - FREE!

At The Delancey on Tuesday 10.18 we'll have a truly fantastic bill with 9 NYC based electro-pop bands - and it's going to be free!. 21+ - $8.
Full listings of the Deli's CMJ shows here. See below for the Dream Pop and Alt Rock stages that same night in the same venue (downstairs).

P.S. If you are into Pedal Effects, don't miss The Deli's STOMP BOX EXHIBIT at CMJ on Friday and Saturday!!!

ELECTRO STAGE

7.00 - The Casualty Process



7.40 - Illuminator
8.20 - Tiny Victor ies
9.00 - Mitten
9.40 - Computer Magic


10.20 - Psychobuildings



11.00 - Pretty Good Dance Moves


11.40 - Caged Animals


12.20 - Slam Donahue

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New Music Video: "Double Dutch" - A Sunny Day in Glasgow & Announce NYE Holiday Run

A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma wanted to release the group's track, "Double Dutch," off their latest LP Sea When Absent (Lefse Records), as a single, but the rest of the gang weren't into having a one-minute single. So what did she do? She teamed up with Luisa Conlon (who was her partner in crime for a documentary series entitled The Working Life), and made a music video for one of her favorite songs on the album. You can check it out below, and the band also announced a holiday run of shows that will conclude with a hometown New Year's Eve performance at Boot & Saddle.

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Tiny Hazard release single 'Silouhette" + play LPR on 09.26

At the end of 2013 Brooklyn quintet Tiny Hazard caught us off guard with this song and video - so much so that we had to invent a new "Best of" just for the occasion (we don't do Video of the Month here at The Deli). The band is now releasing a new track ('Silouhette' - streaming below) that fully confirms their talent and - dare we say - uniqueness of sound. Presenting themselves as 'experimental pop' (we are always suspicious when we hear the word 'experimental' - it seems like everybody wants a piece of that pie in Brooklyn) Tiny Hazard offer complex, unpredictable songs that definitely deserve the 'Avant-' appellation, while Alena Spanger's beautifully contrived melodies keep the overall sound well inside the 'pop' territory. This is a band that deserves attention, don't miss their next live show at Le Poisson Rouge on 09.26 opening for Kneebody and Kimbra.

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Bike Thief: Album Review and Video Premier

Last month, Portland neo-folk band, Bike Thief, self-released their debut full-length album, Stuck in a Dream. If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is the perfect time!

I’m not the first to say they sound like Arcade Fire. In fact, they mention AF in their influences and biography. But it’s accurate, and not a slight. Arcade Fire is a giant monster-machine of a band because they did something so well that EVERYONE caught on.

Fittingly, Bike Thief's first single “The Burning Past,” has an anthemic build, taking a typical indie folk/rock approach, then layering it with yell-sing group vocals, a range of percussive instruments, and heavily featured strings. I’m always a sucker for a rad string section, which according to the visually-stunning music video was performed by solemn paper mice. 

The entire album offers a dynamic range of sounds and instruments, cleverly arranged by the band, guided by frontman and founder Febian Perez. Most of the members of Bike Thief are multi-instrumentalists, but they also have a whole slew of notable guest artists--they even feature the vocals of Portland Boychoir and Luz Mendoza of Y La Bamba dn Tiburones (on “We Once Knew Ya"). 

Stuck in a Dream is definitely worth listening to if you’ve ever been into bands like the Decemberists, or the aforementioned Arcade Fire.  Stream the album in its entirety here. If you're from outside Portland, catch Bike Thief in a city near you as they'll embark on a national tour for the month of October, and part of November. 

Without further ado, enjoy the world premier of Bike Thief's brand new video for theer second single off Stuck in a Dream, "Ghosts of Providence."

- Chandler Strutz

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Ship Captain Crew

Ship Captain Crew released their latest EP "House of Mercury" just over a month ago. The pop band give you numerous packages to purchase on their bandcamp site. My favorite would be the "full band show" package for just $200. Below is the video for the EP's lead track "Notebook".

For a preview of that package you can catch Ship Captain Crew at Debonair Social Club on October 3rd.

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Congratulations to Travis Hayes and Peachelope for Winning The Deli Magazine Artist of the Month Poll

This does not happen often, but this month we have come across and occasion where we must congratulate TWO winners of The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! The votes were so close that it has been decided that Peachelope and Travis Hayes should both be celebrated for obtaining the most votes!

Hayes is a hardworking singer/songwriter and avid supporter of the Bay Area music scene as he works as a promoter and booker for Neck of the Woods, a music venue in inner Richmond area of San Francisco. His smooth mix of indie rock and acoustic jams swoon us to no end.

Peachelope is an experimental avant indie duo whose sultry sounds and innovative live electro-acoustic performances are entrancing and always leaving audiences wanting more. These great local artists are both super deserving of this honor.  We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

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Keep an ear on Mitski: Live at Baby's All Right on 09.24 - record out in November

In her single 'Townie' (streaming) - from upcoming debut LP 'bury me at makeout creek' - Brooklyn based pop/rock muse Mitski sings about parties with no return, and her intention not to fulfill her dad's dreams. She sounds like an early PJ Harvey with a fuller sound: inspired, careless and full of life. The second track available for streaming - 'first love/late spring' - is instead a ballad that catapults us back to the 60s, and those elegant love songs sung by charming crooners, even though the arrangement here could have been created by The Pixies from the 'Bossanova' period. These are noteworthy tunes for such a young artist, and they make us look forward to the album release, scheduled for November. In the meantime, don't miss Mitski live at Baby's All Right on September 24.

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