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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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Ghost Light Opening for Jason Anderson at KFN Nov. 14

Ghost Light began as the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Barrett Lindgren, and has evolved into a rockin’ quartet. Taking the intimacy of Lindgren’s rich confessional-style vocals and placing it in broad instrumental spaces, the band allows the musical experience to expand as its leader opens himself up to the audience. While the songs, in moments, take a traditional folky route, it has a depth exemplified by a layered instrumental approach that is set off by free-falling percussion. (BTW: Jarret Nathan is a beast on drums - sooooo good!) Ghost Light will be illuminating the stage at Kung Fu Necktie tonight opening for Northampton, Massachusetts native Jason Anderson, whose throwback soulful rock ‘n’ roll endears in its hearty delivery. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ (Photo by Zach Blum) - Michael Colavita


New Music Video: “Invader” - Instamatic

Here’s the latest music video from synth army Instamatic with some retro videogame graphics for their rad new single “Invader.” The band recommends that you watch it on your phones and pretend like it’s a Game Boy. We totally agree!


Blissful roots music: Joy Kills Sorrow at Rock Shop on 12.05

Bluegrass folk revivalists Joy Kills Sorrow celebrate stripped down acoustic melodies and rich, earthy vocals, while adding an original freshness to their sound. The Boston and Brooklyn-based five piece formed in 2005, finding their sound in the Boston area and soon releasing their self-titled debut. Their current line-up solidified in 2009: singer Emma Beaton’s mellow country noir voice is the absolute star here, but the banjo and mandolin set the overall tone with their rustic quality. The band’s most recent album, “This Unknown Science,” was released in 2011, showcasing a finely tuned melodic bluegrass with somewhat reminiscent of female-led Punch Brothers. Joy Kills Sorrow will be touring the Northeast this fall, including a December 5 appearance at The Rock Shop in NYC and a few show in New England - see here for the full schedule. - Devon Antonetti


Electronic spiritual music from NYC: Maria Takeuchi

If I start telling you about an exciting new artist who's proposing to add a dose of spirituality to visually-based instrumental music experiments... you'll promise not to run in the other direction, right? Good, just checking.

Through a series of unlikely collaborations, artist Maria Takeuchi has given New York something we least expected. An insertion of the mysterious and appreciation for spiritual distance in new EP “Doppelgänger.” The record feels like the soundtrack to an unreleased David Fincher film, complete with dense noise-scapes and percussive vocoding. As she’s prone to: Takeuchi creates music for “Doppelgänger” you can see as much as listen to.

So, please don't be afraid. The music may exist in it's own world, but it's a place you'll want to visit too. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


The-Drum "/BZE"

The-Drum has released a strange and trippy new video for their track "/BZE" which comes their Sense Net EP.


Wild Belle "Keep You"

Wild Belle has released a new video for their hit single "Keep You". This track will also appear on their upcoming full-length, Isles, due out this March.

Wild Belle will be making their television debut on Nov. 26th on Conan. They are planning to perform "It's Too Late". Wild Belle will be returning home to perform at Metro on Dec. 9th.


New Video: “Life Without Limits” (T-Mobile) - rjd2

Check out a new video where über-talented producer, DJ, musician, record label exec and all-around good dude rjd2, a.k.a. Ramble John “RJ” Krohn, shares his perspective about being an artist! It was recorded as part of T-Mobile’s “Life Without Limits” series. Get inspired - enjoy!


Win Win releases video for "After the Wait"

A not too new project from XXXChange and Devlin (of Devlin and Darko—Spank Rock’s tour DJs), NYC and Boston based electro-pop band Win Win has been gathering a good amount of buzz in 2012, after signing with Vice records. Their sound falls somewhere between MGMT's catchy pop constructions and Brian Eno's deadpan experimentation and delivery. Check out their new video of the single "After the Wait" here - also streaming below in mp3 format.



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