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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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The Locals @ North Halsted Market Days

The Locals released a new single late last month called "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief". The indie pop trio further refine their sound with each release and this one sounds as radio ready as anything out there.

You can catch The Locals on August 9th at North Halsted Market Days with Girl In A Coma.


When The Due Diligence is not (at all) as boring as it sounds

Before The Due Diligence began their set this past weekend at the sweaty Hot 97.4 warehouse space, their extremely eccentric front-person, Sir Isaac Diligence (a master of of audience inclusion) handed out mini tambourines to everyone in the audience, immediately forming a connection.  The Due Diligence sounds like they're straight out of the 1960's-70's, fusing classic rock with RnB influences including (but not limited to) Lou Reed and James Brown.  Sir Isaac Diligence rejects the overly-pretentious atmosphere that runs rampant within Brooklyn's scene through his eccentric presence, and general ability to let loose and not worry about being the hippest cat at the show.  At the same time he made it perfectly clear how much fun it is to feel cool with the band's latest single, entitled (you guessed it) "Cool", during which Sir Isaac asked the audience to close their eyes and think about the first girl or guy who ever made them feel cool.  Audience participation is something hard to pull off in this self conscious city, but The Due Diligence definitely pulled it off, especially after their last song during which Isaac threw himself into the crowd, handed his guitar to Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean (who shredded for the last few measures of the song) and ran off to go buy donuts for everyone.  You can watch their Dunkin Donuts-featuring video (it's a pun…Due Diligence…Dunkin Donuts….now you get it) for "Cool" below.  The video also features members of Deli favorites Ava Luna stuffing themselves with donuts. - Jake Saunders 


Hurt Everybody

The recent EP from Hurt Everybody is a perfect example of the current state of hip hop in Chicago. The trio of Carl, Supa, and Mulatto combine fantastic beats with inventive lyrics to entertain over all 17 tracks of the self-titled EP.


Buffalo Stance Opening for OOIOO at JB's July 21

Buffalo Stance, the brainchild of Man Man's Jamey Robinson, has gone through many configurations throughout the years. However, with his funky, masterful keystrokes, Robinson has always managed to make the live experience one of the quirkiest dance parties in Philly. And with the project's current lineup consisting of bandmate Christopher Sean "Pow Pow" Powell and multi-instrumentalist Matt Gibson (The Extraordinaires, ex-Man Man), Buffalo Stance's grooves will certainly be intesified manifold. They'll be the lone supporting act this evening at Johnny Brenda's for avant-garde Japanese collective OOIOO. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Luluc releases LP 'Passerby' + unveils video for 'Small Window'

Notwithstanding their undeniable talent, until now Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett seem to have been laying low as masters of the indie-folk scene, but have emerged with 'Passerby' as a powerful force in bottling dreams and giving them back to listeners with a lovely melancholia attached. Luluc, the now Brooklyn based Australian duo, has worked alongside The National’s Aaron Dessner to craft a wonderfully calm and lilting album that has already managed to charm fans worldwide upon its July 15th release. Dreamlike and simple, the album carries a heap of nostalgia that never exactly reveals the person or place it is nostalgic for. Alongside 'Passerby,' the band has also released an artful video for “Small Window” that embodies the same dreamy, ambient spirit of the album—watch it here. - Jillian Dooley


New Music Video: "Call It" - French

French is the moniker used by experimental pop producer Mikey Franz. He recent drop a digital single "Call It // En Bloc," which also came with a tripped-out music video for the release's A-side (below). It was created by Nick Huhn, and you can check out more of French's catalogue HERE.


Congratulations to Oh! Grandpa, Our New Artist of the Month!

Congratulations to Oh! Grandpa, our new artist of the month!  While Murfreesboro might conjure up associations with house shows and Glossary's skeleton friend, it's time to add Oh! Grandpa's punchy, piano-driven noise to the list.  The trio draws influence from funk, rock, and blues with a very punk rock sensibility of pleasing their own aesthetics before anything else.  Luckily, what Oh! Grandpa likes is right in line with what Deli readers like; it was an easy win for the band (that may or may not have anything to do with how fun it is to say their name.)  If you have any lingering doubt that Oh! Grandpa can jam the F out, check out the twists and turns in "Stubborn Gatekeeper" from their EP "OG." -Terra James-Jura


Debut Freeman LP Available for Streaming

The demise of the strangely wonderful Ween definitely was taken hard by some of our Deli staff and friends, especially those who grew up or went to school in the Philadelphia/Bucks County area during the band's heyday. Admittedly, we were a bit confused by Aaron Freeman's (formerly Gene Ween) 2012 release Marvelous Clouds, a tribute album to Rod McKuen. However, with his first post-Ween LP of originals, Freeman (Partisan Records), you'll find him returning to the type of songwriting that made the band a cult favorite, albeit with even more pop leanings. Obviously, we miss Deaner's rock god guitar work, but listening to the new full-length record is giving us a warm, fuzzy feeling that we haven't had in a very long time. You can check out the album in its entirety over at Spin, and Freeman will be stopping by Johnny Brenda's on Friday, October 3. 



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