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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...

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WYLDR announce residency at The Wayfarer in December

Synth rock band WYLDR have just announced a residency at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa for the month of December. The trio will be previewing tracks off of their upcoming EP, Gypsy Queen, which should unleash their flair for bright-eyed, candied pop with icy, hard-edged synths. 

Check out their single "Savage" below, and if you're in the mood for some jubilant frolics, don't miss one of their residency dates next month. 


Lovely Weirdos Tom Florida & The Episodes Release Lovely and Weird Video "True"

Rough and lo-fi are alright by us here at The Deli, especially when that rawness is coupled with some appropriately weird composition. Apropos of that, here's a new vid of retro oddness and lo-fi psych blues rock by Tom Florida & The Episodes for you out there who share our proclivity for the delicious strangeness that can come from those on the wacky lo-fi side of town. Tom’s music falls into that weird crack between genres where truly unique music is able to thrive like a flowering weed on the sidewalk, particularly playing around between the psych and electronic and folky genres, but really being all its own thing. Like many other iconoclastic acts, Tom Florida & The Episodes are obviously very familiar with their influencing sounds, but also a bit irreverent, and the resulting music is fun, freaky and far-out. We especially dig the 80s tech aesthetic in the band’s visuals and the electronic parts of their tracks (hear more at their Bandcamp here, where they have a new EP out as well), subjects that other psych bands often steer clear of, perhaps due to a misguided sense of trying to recreate the golden age of psych. You’ll get no such limits with Tom Florida and crew, who seem happy to stick just about anything they like from any genre or era into their work, which benefits from that freedom greatly. Put some weirdness in your eyes and ears below with “True,” y’all.


Hot Cotton Drops a Bevy of Solid Singer-Songwriter Tracks on SoundCloud

Here’s a voice from the singer-songwriter and folky sides of Austin’s musicsphere to watch. Hot Cotton is the name that local musician Eva Mueller’s solo work is released under, and after a couple tracks released a few years ago, Mueller is releasing Hot Cotton tracks again in spades on her SoundCloud page. Mueller’s work is emotional and resonates with undeniable authenticity, and sound-wise it lives somewhere around Jenny Lewis or Neko Case’s more pared-down, folskier stuff, perhaps a bit more bent away from country and toward the acoustic indie of the 90s (Neutral Milk Hotel etc.). Take a listen to one of our favorite tracks from the many Hot Cotton have just put out below, and if you like what you hear, keep tabs on Hot Cotton over at her FB page. From what we can tell, these tracks are just demos, which means there will probably be some other versions and/or more tracks coming soon, which can’t be anything but good news for those of you who dig smart, well-crafted revelatory music.


Eyelid Kid Brings More Wistful Electronic Fun with "Open Up"

Austin’s all about the band, but damn do we have some ferociously strong solo acts here. One of those is the inimitable Eyelid Kid, who’s sometimes known in a more business-facing capacity as Paul Grant, record label manager at Raw Paw. Under the Kid moniker, Grant’s been slowly releasing stellar electronic pop content over the last year, and he’s just put out another lovely little track called “Open Up” for us to bop to.

“Open Up” plays in the same vein of themes as Eyelid Kid’s other so-far released tracks “Shadow Talk” and “On Your Mind,” presenting a portrait of a thoughtful, melancholy young man who carefully observes the world about him while he looks for happiness. Also true to form, Kid’s new track is shimmering and pretty and is a nice bit of electronic pop that’d be equally at home on the dance floor and coming through the car speakers on a good drive.

Grant has made it quite clear with the three Eyelid Kid tracks so far that he’s a musician that knows how to balance all parts of a song, giving aesthetics, structure and content each the attention to detail that they need, and the result is consistent and perfectly crafted pop music, which is just what you get with “Open Up.” Listen below, and keep an ear out for this kid. He knows what he’s doing.


Weekend Warrior, November 27 - 29

Colin “Bear” Regisford (Kids, Mannequin Pussy) started The City & I as a solo acoustic project in 2004. Now, with the help of friends from the local music community, which includes members of The Spirit of The Beehive, Gunk, and Ghost Gum, The City & I has released its first album Downer (available via Infinity Cat Recordings). Influenced heavily by “universal anxieties: late night munchies, early morning loneliness, the inability to deal with the pressures of choosing what to make for lunch,” the debut EP travels through an indica haze with bursts fueled by copious amounts of alcohol and power chords - so raw and rad. (Take a listen for yourself below.) You can celebrate its release with Bear and friends this Saturday night at South Philly’s The Pharmacy with support from QUIT and Unholy Pisces. The Pharmacy, 1300/02 S. 18th St., 8pm, All Ages - Alexis V.

Other places to chill this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Joy Riding
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Kiska (Record Release), Night Trip, SAT Pet, Janelle
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Writhing Squares / Tommy Hogunz, Dobbee,/ Rk$tdy, SAT AZN Jake
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Thankful For Amy: Elise Testone Presents an All-Star Tribute to Amy Winehouse: Wyllys
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Vacationer, Palmas
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  FRI Losing Your Grip, Tasty Face, Saint Phoenix, Diff'rent Folks, The Evergreen Drive, SAT (Balcony) The Weekend Riot, An Honest Year, Courtney Halpin/The Royal Ghosts, Beards & Whiskey,  Chasen Project, Tony Mecca & The Heavy Mental Gypsies
TLA (334 South St.) FRI August Burns Red, SAT Flightschool, Lightning Jones, Weekender
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Circa Survive
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Foxtrot & The Get Down (EP Release), Modern Colour, Bible Riots, Jeremiah Tall, SUN Ghingy Bird, Malika Love, Nafesa
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) David Newman/(Downstairs) Breakwater, SAT (Upstairs) Deb Callahan  (Album Release) /(Downstairs) Beru Revue, SUN (Upstairs) Arturo Stable Bass-less Trio
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Adlib, J.O. The Last Man, Slaughter Rico SAT Flux Capacitor, The Royal Noise, Chronicles of Sound, The Jawn, SUN Resilient, Alright Junior, The Loud Comany
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) Fri American Dinosaur, Light Gears, SAT Nicky P., Former Belle, Josh Miller
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St) FRI Loafass, Thee Nosebleeds, MRC & The Souvenirs, SAT The Phonies, The Bad Tequila Experience
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Francisco Collazo, Cosmo Baker, SAT DJ Deejay
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Susan Werner, SAT Susan Werner
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Continuum, Civil Discord, SAT Vital Stats
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Take This Bird & Shove It Fest/FRI Combat Crisis, Posers, FTS, Dive in the Box, SAT Take This Bird & Shove It Fest, Duffy's Cut, Thunder & Glory, The Charley Few, Legion 76, The Droogettes, SUN Outer Heaven
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI The Groove Merchants, Vermilion, SAT The Members Club, The ToneBenders
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Nik Greeley  & The Operators, SAT Splintered Sunlight, The Happy Dog
Jimmy Crickets Club (1838 S. Bancroft St.) SUN Super Bonanza
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hound
All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.)  SAT Line Leader
Hazel House (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SAT Shannen Moser, jnnsmnsn, Tombo Crush
The Bloody Pit Of Horror (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SAT Decap Attak, Heavy Temple, BlackHand
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue more info.) SUN (Matinee) Red Devil (Reunion Show), Stinking Lizaveta, The Invasive Species, Corrupt Justin


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