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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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Deli Premiere: "No Moon" by Doug Wartman

I was always told that the standard release date for music is supposed to be a Tuesday--who came up with that? And why? Anyway, I just saw an article in Rolling Stone today that said the “global standard” will now be Fridays, so this post won’t stand-out so much. In fact--I’d say this is cutting-edge. You heard it here first--The Deli New England is paving the way for Friday release coverage.
On that note,  “No Moon”, the title track (and first single) from Doug Wartman’s new album is--for lack of a more profound phrase--a beautiful piece of music. The guitar work sounds like Nick Drake if he played Explosions in the Sky--definitely a very soothing listen. I was most impressed by the “strings” that are played throughout the piece. I was surprised to learn that the cello-like sound is actually a bowed guitar, which I find very unique. This effect, coupled with well-timed dynamic shifts, adds intensity and a bit of tension to the music as well. Overall, I’d say Wartman is damn good at writing a complex piece of music and I’m excited to hear what the rest of his album sounds like.
The record comes out April 10 via Eye Design Records and will be celebrated at O’Brien’s in Allston, along with guests Ghosts of Sailors at Sea and Sand Reckoner.

For more information, check out Doug's Facebook page. Updates about the release show can be found here.
-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)
Album Art: Lynne Wartman



Travis Hayes Releases New EP - Plays Doc's Lab - 3/28

Singer/songwriter, Travis Hayes is celebrating the release of his new three track album entitled, Love Songs. The album features the vocals of Emily Whitehurst (mainly known for her work in Tsunami Bomb and The Action Design) and paints a vivid picture of Hayes' personal experiences with love. Hayes is a refreshingly traditional folk artist who doesn't need to add too many frills to his music. He can capture an emotion or idea with his guitar and voice, but certainly takes the time to add simple elements that extenuate his overall artistic atmosphere. Love Songs features the cello and of course, Emily's lovely voice, making the collection of songs very beautiful and very to point.

Hayes makes some classy music. You can check him out live tomorrow night at Doc's Lab in San Francisco with Lauren O'Connell.


Weekend Warrior, March 27 - 29

Heavy shoegaze quartet Nothing returns to Philly this evening at Underground Arts. The band has been on a nearly month-long tour obliterating music venues with noisy Miami stoner metal provocateurs Torche and Spanish black metal crew Wrong. Hopefully this time home will be a good chance for Nothing to work on the follow-up to last year’s beloved breakout album Guilty of Everything (Relapse). Come out, and celebrate the boys surviving another journey! Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $18, 21+ - Alexis V.
More places to rock this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Belgrade
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI You You Dark Forest, SUN Dying
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Gondola, Beer Breakfast Dungeness Crab/Dogs on Acid, Clique/Flyherder, SAT (3pm) The Virus, Anti-Suburbians, Glory Dole/Disco Machine Gun/Good Company, SUN Fight Amp, The Company Corvette
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Nothing
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Creem Circus (CD Release), Jukebox Zeroes, Souldiers of Soul, Candy Volcano, SAT Foreverinmotion, Wild North, SUN Todd Fausnacht, Spelling Reform
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SUN (Balcony) Cute Girl From English, The Phonies, Electric Who?
TLA (334 South St.) SUN Motionless in White
Tower Theater (69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA) FRI The War on Drugs
Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Northern Arms
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)  FRI (Upstairs) Come + Talk 2 Me: A Soulidified Tribute
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Jesus’ Older Brother, HighKick, The Wondershop Showdown, SAT Dirty Soap Blues Band, SUN RAD Benefit Concert: Pat (From Spraynard), Brian (From Victory In Numbers)
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Mock Suns, SAT Foxtrot and the Get Down, Lou, Big Terrible, SUN The Yetis, Little Strike
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Davey and The Chains, A Locomotive, SAT The Improbables, SUN Husky Bundles, St. James & The Apostles
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Poor Yorick, A Victim Of Good Times, SAT Railroad Fever, Johnny Miles
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) FRI Blair Bodine, Victoria Spaeth, Rachel Eve
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Mr. Charlie, SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Uphevil, Scars Like These, Graces Downfall/Soraia, The Quixote Project, Megan Knight, SAT Moka , Paulette Branson & Mixed People, Garnika/Eric Reavey, Angela Burns, Taylor Ash, SUN (2pm) Bluebond Kids/Infused Miscreation, Lightning Arms
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St) FRI The Late Greats, Warbirds, Lamme, SAT Radio Eris, SUN Solus Rex, Magnificent Birds of Prey, Inconsiderate Bastards
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT First of Autumn, The Casual, Under This Fire, Rasan Allbritton, Memories of March
XO Lounge (1437 South St.) FRI Blue Coal, Generation Empty, Shithawks
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Justin Phillippi, Gavilán, Jahwula, SAT The Beta Phase, Stellar Belly, The Good Mess, Grand Strangers
Ardmore Music Hall FRI Billy Mungus Big Band, SAT David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket, SUN Psych-A-Billy, Goose Creek Pioneers, Lovers League, Black Horse Motel
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SUN Legs Like Tree Trunks, Robins
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT DRGN King, Dream Safari, Hello Shark
Creep Record (1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76) FRI Seeing Snakes, Evening River Band, Mt. Billions, The Cats
Baker Bowl (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Christopher Walking, Tribute, Languid Pennsylvania, Frontyards
Mile High House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Snoozer, Pill Friends, Buster
Lavender Town (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ghost Gum, The Retinas, SAT Mumblr, Marietta, Fake Boyfriend, Blue Smiley
Red Barns (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Repellers, Incisor
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Dridge, The Brood
Motel Hell (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Boroughs, +HIRS+, Knife Hits, Constraint
Mihouse  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Uncle/Father Oscar, Second Marriage
2nd Empire  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Dronez
LAVA Space  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Trophy Wife, Moor Mother Goddess, Rasheedah Phillips
The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Whoosy Daisy

Matteah Baim plays Baby's All Right on March 31

The best artists are always those able to create quality music that can't be easily associated with precise genres or musical eras. NYC songwriter Matteah Baim's third album "Falling Theater," released seven years after her sophomore LP "The Laughing Boy," is a peculiar folk record that at times matches - in sparseness and ghostliness - Nico's solo releases, minus the gothic tendencies of the German singer-songwriter. Matteah will be appearing live at Baby's All Right on Tuesday March 31.

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


Mt. Billions on the Verge of Eruption at Creep Records March 27

Mt. Billions builds up like a volcano on the verge of eruption. Gradually churning swells of ominous tone with earth rattling pulses of bass reinforced by advancing percussion and guitars that distortedly ring through like sirens, and the vocals offer distressing echoes amid the impending disaster, developing a potent enveloping atmosphere that surrounds you in a layer of smoke unable to see the path, while using the slivers of guitar to cut through the haze and the bass lines as a homing device. Tonight, Mt. Billions is featured on a free billing, which also includes the steep sprinting pop-punk charge of Seeing Snakes. Evening River Band casts dense grey clouds overhead with their downtrodden folk that manifests serious storms lay ahead as electric guitar buzzes like lightning and backend rumbles. Lo-fi punk rockers The Cats' simple stampeding sound brings a transferable energy you’ll naturally consume, completing the lineup. Creep Records, 1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 76, 7pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita




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