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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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Weekender Opening for Mo Lowda & The Humble at Bourbon & Branch Sept. 13

Huffington Post’s new favorite band, Mo Lowda & The Humble, carry on their monthly residency at Bourbon & Branch tonight. But who you might want to pay close attention to for this edition could be up-and-coming act Weekender. Derek and Nic Sheehan have played with different combinations of musicians over the years, but they might have just found their best when paired with Emily Cahill (Gypsy Death And You) and Tom Anthony (Bleeding Fractals). And when they won studio time with producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Creepoid, Bleeding Rainbow, Cymbals Eat Guitars, etc.) in a Deli Philly Giveaway, they used it well to record their debut EP Spanish Peaks. Since then the band has went on to open for the likes of Future Islands and The Growlers, and received their first taste of big festivals this year at Firefly Music Fest. They’ll also be joined by lo-fi rockers Roof Doctor and blues-folk rock artists Midwestern Exposure. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $8-$10, 21+ - Bill McThrill


Ejecta releases video for 'Silver', changes name, wears clothes

It's been an eventful, life changing couple of weeks for that constantly naked pixie of the Brooklyn music scene that is Ejecta. First the project announced a change of name due to a cease or desist threat received from a DJ called "Ejeca" (presumably this Irish act) - by the way, not sure how this dude can have such a request considering the two names are in fact different... maybe in Ireland "t"s are silent? Then they released a new video for single "Silver" under... the 'old' name Ejecta (?!? - apparently because they haven't picked a new name yet - their fans are helping them out). But what's truly shocking in a bizarrely reversed way, is that in the video (Minute 1:08) we get to see for the first time lead singer Leanne Macomber WITH some clothes on!!! Although we've been conflicted about the band's promotional (but very tasteful) use of nudity, that is actually a genius move. The next step for the Dream Pop electro duo would be to finally show in photo or video the face and boy of Joel Ford, the second half of the project, that so far has been kept away from the cameras.


Weekend Warrior, September 12 - 14

Non-profit youth music education program, Rock to the Future, hosts its 2nd annual Rally For Rock Fest fundraiser today. Last year, it took Liberty Lands Park by storm with sweet sets by The Dead Milkmen, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Break It Up, and more. And this year, it looks to do the same at Franklin Square with an interactive kids area, craft vendors, and a Yards Brewing Company-operated beer garden. It will also feature a great lineup of music that will include beloved folk crooner Hezekiah Jones, a.k.a. Raph Cutrufello. Ever since releasing instrumental tracks for the multimedia book Slice of Life over the spring, it’s been business as usual for Cutrufello as he has started performing out with a new lineup that features the likes of Brad Hinton and Kevin Killen. He’ll be in his element inside one of Philadelphia’s oldest squares, and will be joined by dynamic emcee and songwriter Kuf Knotz, who is getting ready to release his next album, A Positive Light. Rounding out the lineup will be Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra, along with a performance by the Rock to the Future house band. Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts., 12pm-4pm, Free, All Ages - Bill McThrill
More places to hang this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Bikini Spiders
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Pete Donnelly
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Andra Taylor & Nate Dodge (Record Release)/The Flashing Thoughts, Syrrah, Golden Dorado, SAT Siamese Sundown, Jesus’ Older Brother, Drunkenesia/Eclectic
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The Gang Age, Willow Talk, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Weekender, Roof Doctor, Midwestern Exposure
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.)
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Barakka SAT (Late) Weird Hot SUN Tygaton, The Roddenberries
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT The Indefatigables, Omnivox, Furthermore, Vine Street, Justin Depaola band, SUN Admit Nothing, Hate to Say It
TLA (334 South St.)  FRI Bold As Love - the Ultimate Tribute To Jimi Hendrix, SUN Quilly & Dollarboyz, CRMC, City Rominiecki, Natebuckkzz, Zuri Reed, Amel
The Mann Center (5201 Parkside Ave.) SAT Dr. Dog, Hop Along
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Jackie Paper
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  FRI Final Showcase, Could’ve Kings, Liberty Tribe, SAT Burke the Jurke, 30 And Over League, J.O. The Last Man
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Orange Drop, Drone Ranger, SAT Basstrap (20th Anniversary Show), Cardinal Arms
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Heat Thunder
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.)  FRI Working Class Villains, Paulette Branson & Mixed People/The Hvddle, Cardigan Terrace, The Strange Heat, Eastside Vibe, SAT Benefit Show for Tina Schwartz: Under The Influence, Mach22, Tony Mecca & The Heavy Metal Gypsies, The Ozzman Cometh/Wiggz and Wooten, Blake Winters, Scott C, Jamall Anthony, Stephon Amir, Wonder and Fury, SUN (Early) Mike Liberatore/ Fame Black, Iona Lake, Loretta Allen/ Whole Kids Benefit Show; 9 Crown Monarch, American Evil, Corners of Sanctuary
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Dylan McGuire Band, SAT Pissgrave Sun Please, Ghost Ghang, XXSTIANBEAUTY
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI CassAnova Wanzel SAT BlackCarpetMusic/BCM/DEZZY SUN RC
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) SAT Jenkem, Incisor, Crack House
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) Fri No Outlet, SAT Electric Who?, Terra Voz, Dirt Dirt, The Good Mess, Man Full of Trouble
Ardmore Music Hall SAT Splintered Sunlight, The Royal Noise
Grays Ferry Skatepark SAT NO
The Gentlemansion (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Moroder, Kralizeec, Leg Boy
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Robins, Vivre Sa Vie
Golden Tea House (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) SAT Outer Heaven, Manbeast, Hell to Pay, Wet Fetish

Young Jesus

Young Jesus has released their first single in over 2 years. "G" finds the band in fine form and is very catchy garage rock track filled with big guitar riffs and cross dressing.


Salesman release debut LP Escalante

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



The Orange Drop Will Get You (High) at MilkBoy Philly Sept. 12

Tonight, MilkBoy Philly will be a psych-rock-fueled intuition, as a pair of local acts specializing in the comforting drifting airs will lead the hazy charge. Last month’s Featured Artist(s) Poll Winners, The Orange Drop, seep into your ears placing an accessible comforting fog, supported through searing drone guitar with a backend propelled heartbeat that peaks through the clouds, creating a fluidly absorbing sound. Developing a tripped-out, astral, noise-psych combination through soothing steady-handed synth–guitar interplay navigating the cosmos will be fellow up-and-comers, Drone Ranger. They'll be opening for Canadian Hindie-rockers, Elephant Stone, incorporating the eastern toned sitar into a perpetual groove. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., $12, 8:30pm, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Beverly: new video "All the Things" + 2 Bowery Presents shows next week.

Beverly, one of our favorite new dream pop band from Brooklyn, just released this video for single "All the Things" - just in time to celebrate the end of the summer! Wow, Drew Citron really sounds like Kim Deal on this song - we dig! The trio must be doing well since they are playing both Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom within 4 days (September 16 and 20 respectively).


Dream electro pop from NYC: The Future of What

It's always nice to find a young local band a few years after we first covered them and notice the progress. The Future of What is the electro-dream-pop project of trio Blair, Max and Sam. In the, eccellent remix of single "The Rainbowed Air" (streaming) angular drum machines and sweeping synths create an intriguing sonic backdrop for Sam's melodic vocals. Check out also the original track here.



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