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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
Fastball
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
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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From The Deli Submissions: Johnny Azari plays Rockwood on 08.01

Johnny Azari makes thick delta blues songs out of Brooklyn.  The most obvious comparison is Tom Waits; Azari's vocals are rough, expressive and fierce, accuratley delivering the grim and depressing messages in his music.  "I used to be a contendor/Now I'm just a bummer/I used to be somebody/But now I am no one," he wheezes on "Bitter" off his recent album, Road-Dog's Teeth.  The song is tastefully combined with Jamie Elizabeth's crispy clean harmonies, adding an extra modern tinge to the elemental roots.  You can catch Johnny Azari at The Rockwood Music Hall on August 1st.  Stream "Bitter" below.  -Jake Saunders

This band submitted their music for coverage here.

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Circadian Rhythms Returns as a Seven-piece at Bourbon & Branch July 25

It’s been quite some time since we last saw Circadian Rhythms rocking a stage with their jazzy, melodic vibrations. But it’s all been for good reason, as they’ve utilized the long hibernation to the fullest by expanding to a seven-piece band and working on new material that will lead to their upcoming EP A Passing Thought. And if the first single, “In the Flowers,” that they recently unveiled is an indication of where their next release is headed, it should be in for a treat tonight at Bourbon & Branch. They’ll be joined by good buddies Laser Background, who have also been working on new material for their upcoming album, CORRECT. This evening will also be a good chance to catch Vermont transplants Hello Shark, whom we’re quite enamored with these days here at The Deli, before they go on a mini-tour with Attic Abasement. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Bill McThrill


Blue Matches at Exit/In 7.26

Where will you be Saturday July 26th? Either at Exit/Inn, or wishing you were there. The night is filled with four talented bands. The headliner is Blue Matches, a band nominated for the Nashville Independent Music Awards (vote here.) The band has been our very own Artist of the Month this past January. Also playing this night is Small Town Sleeper, Black Market Research, and Stereosparks. The lineup is great, it’s a Saturday night, and the show is only five bucks. There really is no excuse to not be supporting all of the kick ass talent going on in one night. It’s my birthday. Do me a solid, get out and celebrate. Drink till you puke; it’ll be worth it the next day. -Amanda Aydelott

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Deli Portland Presents: Intimate Exposures with GRANDPARENTS

The Deli Magazine would love to incite more rowdy into your summer.

To that end, on Saturday, July 26th at 2pm, we are kicking off the first installment of what will be an ongoing audio/video series that we've dubbed, Intimate Exposures, featuring interviews and live performances by Portland's best bands in varying intimate settings, and we invite you all to come be a part of it! Saturday's inaugural event will be a pot-luck style brunch house show at the Aquarium Garden House, awesomely located on the corner of Alberta and NE 6th, featuring one of our absolute favorite bands, GRANDPARENTS: a psych-pop band full of amazing musicians who, in collaboration, are known to invoke mindgasms over and over again. SS Curmudgeon will open the afternoon at 2pm with Grandparents to follow at 3pm.

Audio from Grandparents set will be recorded by Adam Harney, one of the sound engineer geniouses behind Banana Stand Media. Additionally, the party will be filmed by a team of five talented cameramen and women, with direction and editing by local videographers gurus Alexei Shishkin and Nick Gattman.

We invite you to bring some variation of food or drink to share with the party. Beer will be aplenty and FREE thanks to Salem sudster sweethearts, Gilgamesh Brewering, and local snow cone experts, Fancy Ice, will be there to help you cool down with handcrafted flavors and booze infused cones! Corn-hole will be setup in the yard, but please feel free to bring any other yard games you'll want to get down on. 

We are excited to present this series as a snapshot of the best local music, fans and culture in Portland's ever evolving music scene, during a time when change appears more evident than ever in this Rose City we love.  
 
Click here for more information and to RSVP to the event. 
 
- Colette Pomerleau
 

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New Track: "Dream House" - Amanda X

Garage-pop trio Amanda X is getting ready for the release of its debut LP Amnesia, which was with Uniform Recording's Jeff Zeigler and will be available this Saturday, June 28 via Siltbreeze Records. They'll also be celebrating the momentous occasion the same evening at the Philadelphia Record Exchange, which is run by Siltbreeze head honcho Tom Lax. Below is the band's latest single entitled "Dream House."

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Bailiff "Golden Hour"

Bailiff has released the first single, "Golden Hour", from their forthcoming EP, Remise EP II.

You can catch Bailiff at Wicker Park Fest on July 27th.

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Free Pop-up Concert w/Purling Hiss and Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band at Spruce St. Harbor Park July 24

This evening, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will erect a stage at Spruce Street Harbor Park for a free pop-up concert that will be benefit Vox Populi Gallery and will include video projections and sculptures from some of its artist-members. The show features a duel-headed juggernaut of local psych-rock in Purling Hiss as well as Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel. The trio of Purling Hiss explores and bends the boundaries, placing themselves somewhere that pulls elements from the noise, shoegaze, psych scenarios, while also incorporating delicate melodies with a take it or leave it garage aesthetic and raunchy instrumentation that include monsterous extended guitar jams. It’s a complex sound that when boiled down tastes like what rock 'n' roll is all about. Speaking of going out there, Chris Forsyth and company dare (guitar in hand) to push those concepts. Tearing down artificial walls as part of what becomes a sonic journey organically stretching the fabric of convention with elongated instrumental charges, revealing what lies just beyond the edge. This will be nice warm-up for their set tomorrow night at The Boot & Saddle opening for Oneida. (If necessary, the rain date is scheduled for this Sunday, July 27th at 7:30pm.) Spruce Street Harbor Park, (Spruce St. & Columbus Ave.) 7:30pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Astronauts, etc. Releases New Single - Fuss

We mentioned last week that we'd share Bay Area based experimental hip hop - psych artist, Astronauts, etc.'s new single, Fuss...so now is the time.

This smooth and sensually cathartic track kind of brings sexy back to the Bay Area experimental synth scene. Everyone needs a little slowcore, tripped out synth music in their lives once in a while, and this musical project creates a potent atmosphere with style and grace. We're always happy to sit back and not have our heads jarred every second with new music, so we invite a grooved out psych track to calm our nerves and to change the pace a little bit. (PS: continue to send us loud, intense music because tomorrow it may be time to rage).  

With touches of R&B and neo soul, Astronauts, ect is definitely onto something great.

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