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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.

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Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler Opening for Steve Gunn at Boot & Saddle March 31

I love how when you close the big doors of Boot & Saddle, it can turn into a sweet listening room. There are very few places in Philly (if any) that can do that. Tonight will be a good oppurtunity for you to take in the cosmic sounds of Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler. The duo's harp and synth interplay truly deserves your undivided attention. They'll be supporting good pal and NYC guitar maestro Steve Gunn. This will be a good warm-up for the gang because they'll be taking their acts on the road together to Europe during the months of May and June. Also along for the journey this evening will be multi-instrumentalist Nathan Bowles (Black Twig Pickers). Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

Debut Telepathic EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

It seems like Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton have put Bleeding Rainbow to rest (at least for now). The duo has teamed up with Paul Brinkley on a new project called Telepathic. You can stream and purchase their debut six-song EP Powers of Ten (below), which will also be available on limited cassettes. The album was recorded/self-released by the band, and mixed by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin', Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital, etc.). You can catch Telepathic performing live on Saturday, April 25 at Everybody Hits.


New Track: "Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge on Philadelphia" - The Weaks

Local powerpop quartet The Weaks premiered a new single, "Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge on Philadelphia," a play on Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" and homage to good friend and Hop Along frontwoman, via Impose Magazine. The track is off the group's forthcoming album Bad Year (Lame-O Records). The Weaks will be spending most of April on the road (some of which will be opening for Brand New) with a homecoming record release show on Monday, April 27 at PhilaMOCA. (Photo by Jessica Flynn)


The Love Dimension The Spiral Electric and Trendy Dad Play Bottom of the Hill - 4/2

San Francisco based psych revivalist band, The Love Dimension will be headlining a night at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on April 2nd. The Love Dimension always puts on a wonderful live show. Their music shoots out vibes of peace, love and rock and roll! Neo shoegaze band, The Spiral Electric will also be performing on the BOT stage. This Brian Jonestown Massacre, paisley underground influenced ensemble creates really nice and dreamy rock soundscapes. San Francisco based rock band, Trendy Dad will be opening the night with their own brand of 60s revivalist pop rock and roll.

There's absolutely no way you won't be moving and shaking on the dance floor throughout this entire show! Don't miss a great night of music at Bottom of the Hill!


Your Plastic Toys

The term “Poser Pop” shows up sometimes in the words Austin’s future-leaning Your Plastic Toys have written about themselves. Check their online shit, and you’ll see those two words more than once, those two descriptors that aren’t really a genre as such, but more a stance by Your Plastic Toys on their own place in music. In our estimation, the idea is that Your Plastic Tree poses at pop, refusing to make the standard plays while still fully playing a pop game. They are as art-aware as they are pop-aware as they are experimentally on point, and their music is at once a serious approach to pop music making and a bit of a mockery of the pop that’s already out there (in the fine tradition of acts like Talking Heads, The Fugs, or the very contemporary PC Music label out of the UK). A band that views the pop rulebook through half-broke virtual reality goggles.

In that same vein, you’ll also see a lot of abstractions and hyper-modern shit on Your Plastic Toys’ various web profiles, like glitchy saturated pixel-heavy images created by the band itself, short thoughts and quotes decoupled from their source and presented as something to be considered on their own, and not a single clear photo of the band to be found. This digital obfuscation of the band, its image, its motives, its views, evokes a highly modern feeling of existing in a never ending swirl of bit-noise and net fuzz, and it’s exactly what Your Plastic Toys’ sound is like.

On the just-released album OOO, shoegaze-gone-modern swells and currents of sound layer over tight digital beats and the vocals are threaded in and out heavily tweaked and disaffected, sometimes even disdainfully so (to great effect, it must be made clear). Your Plastic Toys comes through like a band seen and heard through a diabolical storm of TV snow on a channel that’s shakily fading in and out of a 1990s tube TV in a busted up apartment with a courtyard pool in the summer. It’s music that rides on that bright burning edge of culture just curling out from the future and into the present, and that throws back a tech-addled vision of what it sees to those still lingering in the cultural past. Take a listen to one of Austin's most forward-thinking bands below, and inject their entire new album here.




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