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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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Three soulful NYC artists from The Deli Digital Submissions: Nytyly, Jesus on the Mainline, Noelle Tannen.

Nytyly is an electronic indie pop group out of Brooklyn lead by Natalie About El Hessen.  Their music is based around pop structures, experimenting with unexpected melodies and strange turn arounds.  Stream their recent single, "Love Will Wait", below.   -Jake Saunders 

Jesus on the Mainline (pictured) is a 15 piece act of amazing musicians who offer an impressive mixture of RnB and soul mixed with blues and indie rock. Check out their single Sister City, Brother Bone  below, and the cover of Nirvana's Lithium here, as they turn the famous grunge rock masterpiece into a massively groovy jam. They'll be playing Music Hall of W'Burg on August 25.

Noelle Tannen weaves soul, jazz, and rock and roll to into amazing compositions of rich and beautiful strength.  Her vocals are powerful, driving each song further into diverse and compelling energies, and it's not a surprise that she grew up singing in churches.  

These artists submitted their music for coverage here.

10,000 Light Years

10,000 Light Years are currently recording the follow-up to their 2013 release "Haunted House". Last month the band released a demo version of a rocking new track called "End of The World" with new lead singer Ally Subak.

You can catch 10,000 Light Years at Township on Thursday July 31st with Videotape and IL Tandre Neu for just $5.


NYMPH's Trance-Inducing Jams Coming to McCarren Park Tomorrow

Northern Spy Records has a consistently solid lineup of bands that seek to push sonic boundaries.  Bands like Zs, Aa(Big A little a), and PC Worship focus on improvisation as a mode of expression, and with the use of the insane musical technology that exists today, the sounds that these bands are utilizing brings fusion music into a whole new dimension. One such band is NYMPH and their trance inducing music. The group expands upon long and drawn out jams which ultimately develop into complete worlds of their own.  The instrumentation is always alternating, and although the sound never fails to evolve between each song, a signature mood can be found in each track off their most recent album, New Millenium Prayer.  Jazz, drone rock and eastern music are very much a part of their sound, as themes and motifs are used as catalysts for each song, churning the sonic waters until a musical consensus is gathered, whether it be in consonant fruition or dissonant chaos.  NYMPH will be playing along with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at the Mccarren Park Summerscreen series tomorrow (7/30).  - Jake Saunders


Weekly Feature: The Rooks play Arlene's on Friday 08.01 + tour the East Coast

Bringing the deeply rooted vocals of soul music to the forefront of modern pop since 2012, NYC sextet The Rooks have been charming local fans with their uplifting sounds and performances, predating the nu-soul trend exploded in recent years. Melting soul, R&B and classic rock 'n' roll, the band is ready to conquer the many hearts that were once filled by the music of acts like Marvin Gaye and Hall and Oates. Winners of our Artist of the Month poll a few weeks ago, the band is about to spend the first third of August touring the East Coast - you can see them in NYC at Arlene's Grocery this coming Friday (08.01)

Read Christine Cauthen's Interview with The Rooks.


New Track: "Learning Slowly" - Purling Hiss

Drag City just shared the first new track, "Learning Slowly," from Purling Hiss' upcoming album Weirdon. The record officially comes on September 23, but now you have something to crank up while enjoying this beautiful summer day. Cheers!


New Track: "Silver Couplets" (BBC Session) - The Districts

The Districts just wrapped their final show with guitarist Mark Larson as an official member this past Sunday at Susquehanna Bank Center. However, they were able to record the original quartet earlier this year in April during their first tour in the UK. The band swung by historic Maida Vail Studios to lay down a BBC Session, and the EP will be available on October 6 digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl (500 copies). You can check out "Silver Couplets" from the session below. 


Grace and Tony Release Video for "Resonate"

Grace and Tony recently released this video for "Resonate" from their album "November." Saturated with candlelight and lent a potent dose of macabre by a 4-piece string section, it is exactly what a fan would expect from the duo.  The track draws a great deal of impact from the restraint in Tony White's vocals; it's one of those performances that makes a listener move in a little closer, where some of the quiet bits carry more weight than notes struck.  It's only the bearded half of the pair singing here, so this might not be a video for fans that like their punkgrass power couples locking eyes and yowling at each other for the duration of a song.  However, it ought to suit anyone that appreciates growth and organic development of artistic vision.  Grace and Tony are preparing for a tour supporting Dom Flemons in the fall; stay up to date with their activities at graceandtonymusic.com. -Terra James-Jura



Drowners headline The Deli's Ten Year Anniversary party #2 - Brooklyn Bazaar, 08.01 - FREE SHOW!

Drowners, a band that didn't grace the cover of one of our 2013 issue just because of an unfortunate coincidence, will be headlining the second of The Deli's Ten Year Anniversary Parties, scheduled for this upcoming Friday August 01 at Brooklyn Bazaar (it's a free show!). The group has been one of the most successful NYC indie exports this year, and is scheduled to play the legendary Leeds and Reading festivals in the UK later in August.

LINKS: Dave Cromwell's recent Interview with Drowners




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