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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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New Track: "Kiss The Ring" (Feat. Doap Nixon) - Reef The Lost Cauze & King Syze

Year of the Hyenas, a collaboration between Reef the Lost Cauze & King Syze, dropped at midnight. The single “Kiss The Ring,” which was produced by Snowgoons and features fellow Army of the Pharaohs member Doap Nixon, creates a deliberate menace with a bounce beat punctuated by stirring strings and a consistent, powerful anthem-esque delivery, handed off in a smooth yet efficiently intense medley fashion. Catch Reef a week from today, December 23rd, at Silk City Diner!


New Killer Bangs Original Christmas EP for Charity Available for Streaming & Purchase

Killer Bangs are getting into the holiday spirit. The good time rock 'n' roll crew just released a new three-song EP of original Christmas tunes. And in the season of giving, proceeds from the album will go to Philly's Toys for Tots. Have a heart, and grab yours ASAP! They'll also be performing this New Year's Eve at Kung Fu Necktie.


Chumped gets Pitchfork love + plays The Acheron on 12.30

A lot of musicians wonder what it takes to get their band's LP reviewed on Pitchfork - and some (maybe) even just to have a song posted on The Deli's blog. The truth might be disappointing for many: music critics and bloggers constantly search for music they like, and that's what they highlight, but they also miss a ton of stuff, because there's just too much music to deal with out there - which by the way explains why having proper PR backing is important. Also, a record that gets a 7 from a reviewer might get a 4 or a 9 from another from the same publication, so the "random taste" factor is substantial. This being said, while OK records find both fans and detractors in the music reviewing community, really good ones always seem to build some consensus. This seems to be the case for Brooklyn's punk pop quartet Chumped (a band we covered for the first time almost exactly one year ago), whose new album "Teenage Retirement" recently got a really good review from Pitchfork. The record belongs squarely to the "90s resurgence" wave that in recent years has been inspiring many in the Brooklyn's DIY community of musicians, but it stands out from most other releases for consistency of the songwriting - always something quite rare to find. Check out track opener "December is the Longest Month" below, and don't miss what promises to be an incredibly packed show at tiny Acheron on December 30.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best "punk and derivates" songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


New Music Video: "Heart It Races" (Live - Architecture in Helsinki Cover) - Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog has been masterfully covering Architecture in Helsinki's "Heart It Races" for years now. So obviously, the band's recent live version release of the song accompanied by an energetic concert footage music video is warmly welcomed by the group's growing legions of fans. It's a prelude to the forthcoming first-ever live album from the Philly rockers. Dr. Dog Live at Flamingo Hotel will be available on January 13 via Anti- Records. They'll be heavily touring in the new year; however, there are no local dates currently on their calendar.


Elephants release LP "Strange Waves" tomorrow (12.16)

Tomorrow, December 16, Boston Indie Rockers Elephants will be releasing their latest full-length album, "Strange Waves." The release comes about a year and a half after their self-titled first record. Their sophomore offering shows a lot more musical control, while still holding tight to their lo-fi preferences. It seems the band has finally found their sound (spoiler alert: lots of fuzzy guitars) and has figured exactly how to project it. The record has a great flow to it--all of the songs are very cohesive and compliment each other nicely. I was able to check a preview of the album and I particularly drawn to the fifth track, “Moving Pictures.” The song has a Dinosaur Jr.-ish feel with great guitar riffs and a smooth vocal performance from singer Lauren Garant. You can find some of these elements also in "The Turtles Were Right," the first single unveiled by the band, streaming below.

For updates about future shows and other band news, check out Elephants’ Facebook page. - Dan McMahon



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