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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...

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Pink Mexico moves to NYC + releases debut album at Shea Stadium on 06.25

Pink Mexico is the solo project of Robert Preston who has played drums for countless acts including Shilpa Ray. In the fall of 2014, Preston moved back to Brooklyn from Los Angeles to begin recording Pink Mexico’s second record, which he wrote primarily while still living in LA. In May, single “Buzz Kill” saw the light of the day. It's a fuzz-laden track overflowing with self-deprecating humor and Preston's deadpan vocal delivery. “Forgetting Everything” (streaming below) is a poppier song that looks back at the surf pop sound of the 60’s., with upbeat, vintage sounding vocal arrangements. Pink Mexico will release their sophomore album Fool on June 24th via Burger Records. The band will be celebrating the release at Shea Stadium on June 25th. - John Honan


Sean Hoots Unlocking Doors at Bourbon & Branch June 21

Sean Hoots has established a commanding presence with his roots-molded, crooning-folk warmth in Hoots & Hellmouth. However, on this evening, Hoots reaches in a somewhat different direction, fusing the bodily personal connection of soulful R&B, while venturing into uncharted sonic territory, developing mind-searching experimental tones that test one’s limits or unlock doors, depending on perspective and openness. Soulful-LA folk duo Freddy & Francine is sandwiched between a pair of locals. With a canvassing brightness, Ross Bellenoit touches on the traditional singer-songwriter feel, while offering his own touching spin to opening the proceedings. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita


Virginia's Milo in the Doldrums play Velvet Lounge on 6.29

Just a month ago Milo in the Doldrums, hailing from the sandy beaches of Northern Virginia, released their self-titled debut EP. The EP is tinged with a touch of melancholy but charged with an electrifying sense of life, a heart vibrantly pounding with every drum beat and a rush of blood coursing through the guttural strums of the guitars. May’s vocals, at times razor sharp and smooth and then quivering, glide elegantly over the weighted guitars, which break out in bouts of heavy and melodious riffs, often building up to a climax before stripping back down to merely vocals and then beginning the whole process again. Milo in the Doldrums will be playing DC’s Velvet Lounge on June 29 but you can listen to their EP streaming below.


The National Reserve brings authentic Americana to City Winery tonight (06.21)

Genuine Americana bands are few and far between in NYC's indie scene, and The National Reserve may be among the most authentic of them all. Their 2015 EP Easy Does It should hit all the right spots for anyone yearning for Western (and Southern) sounds. Twangy guitars, blusey overtones and shuffling drums are arranged into compelling songs that merge blues-rock, folk and country.  Lead-singer/guitarist Sean Walsh also has the perfect ammount of scruffiness to his voice that adds the necessary character to the stories he tells. The National Reserve played at The Rough Trade NYC on June 8, ad tonight will perform at City Windery within a tribute to the music of Merle Haggard.. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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


Cordovas debut is a classic and a sign of things to come

I, for one, am thrilled that we're all coming around to recognize that "dad rock" doesn't have to be a snarky ol' put-down. Some folks were way ahead of the curve on that, though. Take for example Cordovas, whose 2012 debut is proudly dad rock as hell and sticks the landing. Between the Eagles-like harmonies and some heavy touches of The Band, the sound is a little like the greatest supergroup that never existed—classic, but a totally unique take on a sound. This album's a little on the old side but just now coming to my attention as the guys are gearing up for some extensive touring and new recordings due out before all too long. They'll be on the road for a little while after some recent appearances around town, but you can catch them in September at Americana Fest alongside some fresh-faced up-and-comers with names like John Prine and Steve Earle. -Austin Phy




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