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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 Music Video: "Chloroform" - Nothing

Nothing just dropped a split 12" with pals Whirr via Run For Cover Records, which also comes with an etched B-side and a full-length "In The Studio" DVD featuring both the bands. To go along with the album's release, the hometown quartet shared a new new single, "Chloroform," and music video to accompany the track. It was directed by Don Argott, who also did the band's "Bent Nail" video as well as Kurt Vile's "Never Run Away" and the documentary The Art of the Steal.


Weekly Feature: Tiny Hazard plays Mercury on 11.22

I really didn't know what to expect when Tiny Hazard took the stage last Tuesday at The Silent Barn.  My ultimate description of this band ended up somewhere around "surrealist nightmare fairy tale music."  Alena Spanger set the tone not just with her appearance - barefoot, a white dress, she looked young, like she was straight out of a cartoon - and her vocals, which would change on a whim from operatic disney to demon lord fury. 

Spanger and Tiny Hazard don't want us to have any expectations, actively fooling us into thinking they're one thing until they're not.   They'll be in the middle of a soft, dainty melody until someone hits the tritone on the piano and everything goes dark.  When you barely have time to adjust to the sudden change they'll plunge into heavy, distorted, no-wave inspired insanity.  But there's a method to the madness, their recordings and their live sets are both highly contained and controlled atmospheres, where every move has a purpose.

Their most recent single, "Silhouette" is a further demonstration of their eclecticism.  The song is disguised as a highly accessible pop song, but it's clear that we're in a confusing mid-point between light and dark. "All of those sick faces/Crooked and vacant/Mounting is your unrest/Warping silhouette," Spanger sings over a R n B/soul inspired synth melody, it seems almost out of place until someone turns on the 'evil' switch on and we're shot into hell and the lyrics aren't as out of place.  Stream the track below (one of their slower ones) and check them out at The Mercury Lounge on 11.22.

INTERVIEW: Read Emilio Herce's interview with Tiny Hazard.


Congratulations to RZN8R for Winning The Deli Magazine SF Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Oakland based sound experimentalist and performer, RZN8R for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's artist of the month poll! RZN8TR stands out from the rest and puts an interesting spin on electronic music! We dig listening to what he comes up with from track to track.

We wish this local artist all the best in his future endeavors!


Last Rockers of 2014 w/Sunny Ali & the Kid, The Might Paradocs & More at Dahlak Paradise Nov. 19

The tandem of Hassan Malik and Abdullah Saeed, a.k.a. Sunny Ali & the Kid, will make a rare live appearance as part of an appropriately diverse/eclectic lineup for the final Rockers event of the calendar year, which takes place in West Philly this evening at Dahlak Paradise. Sunny Ali & The Kid have a fluid musical framework touching on numerous genre ideas and delivering a cognizant lyrical message through the blending of garage-punk, electronic-psych, and hip-hop feel. The night will also feature the Afropunk stylings of The Mighty Paradocs, packing a purpose-laden punch and a highly energetic instrumentation that balance groove and assertive aggression. Dahlak Paradise, 4708 Baltimore Ave., 9pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita

The Symposium

Garage-rock four-piece, The Symposium have released their new double EP, "Double Drugs".

You can catch The Symposium with mtvghosts @ Jumanji Park on Nov. 21st.




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