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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
Fastball
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
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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New Track: "Harvey" - Alex G

Prolific local lo-fi artist and winner of the Deli Philly's most recent Year-end Readers'/Fans' Poll for Emerging Artists, Alex G, just shared a new track called "Harvey." The single is off his first full-length album entitled DSU, which is scheduled for release on June 17 via Brooklyn-by-way-of-Toronto indie label Orchid Tapes. You can catch him performing this evening at DIY space Michael Jordan along with Hightide Hotel, Ted Nguyent, and Leaky Soups.

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:: First Listen :: The Hard Pans :: Budget Cuts

I guess you could call Budget Cuts, the first album from The Hard Pans a debut.  Collectively, the members of the Austin quartet have been staples in so many local clubs and scenes throughout their long careers, that it seems ill fitting to use the term. Not many Austin bands receive the praise that is so generously bestowed upon Jimmy Smith and Claude Bernard's better known outfit, The Gourds and after twenty years on the road and a dozen albums, it is well earned.  This may have led some fans to become pretty broken up about the group's "indefinite hiatus" announced last year.  But in the wake we've seen Kevin Russell's Shinyribs and now The Hard Pans have their respective time in the sun.  For fans of what Smith brought to The Gourds lyrically and what Bernard's virtuoso playing did sonically, they are joined by long time friend and sound engineer Mark Creaney, whose prowess as a songwriter serves as a kind of distorted accomplice to Jimmy Smith's indefinable persona. On Budget Cuts, The Hard Pans deliver an eclectic mix of odd and deranged songs, tied together only by each songwriter's uncanny ability to outdo the other through atypical vocabulary and perverse subject matter.  Check out the song "Ain't Gonna Have It" and the rest of Budget Cuts below.


Designer makes noise on "Bye Bye Bible"

Designer’s “Bye Bye Bible” is the strangest homegrown music video we’ve seen in a long time – and we mean that in an endearing way. It looks like five broken VCRs all vying for one screen, none managing to capture more than a second of air time at any moment. The far-from-accessible video is, of course, fitting for the less-than-accessible track, but if you’ve got an ear for grungy punk, “Bye Bye Bible” might actually get stuck in your head. The song previews the Jamaica Plain punks’ upcoming 7” released on BUFU Records, and they’ll usher it in with a release show at Allston’s Great Scott on June 2 alongside Gymshorts, Nice Guys and Speed Trials. – Jake Reed, @jakejreed

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We Were Astronauts chases "Doreé" in new video

Ahead of the September release of its new album Artificial Light, Boston-based We Were Astronauts has unveiled its latest video. “Doreé” is a catchy love song that sounds like a Young the Giant track polished with a pop radio sheen, complete with sharp guitar riffs and harmonized vocals. Its video follows the lyric’s story of a man chasing his high school sweetheart later in life – and it allows plenty of time for the band to showcase its performance skills, playing to the dance floor on which the high school love story reaches its dramatic twist. Watch “Doreé” below and stay tuned for the release of Artificial Light this fall. – Jake Reed, @jakejreed

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Silent Rider announces 'Rave Love' EP + plays Glasslands on 05.30

Some music is for lovers, and downtempo normally is. Silent Rider is the moniker of Brooklyn based producer Reed Kackley, who has a knack for blending angelic melodies reminiscent of The Beach Boys with sparse and tasteful electronic arrangements, without ever venturing on the upper side of the BPM rate (apparently an electronic song should be within 90-120 BPM to belong to the Downtempo genre). The band, currently comprised of three musicians, just unvelied the single 'Rave Love' (streaming) from the upcoming EP by the same name. If you are in the mood for some sonic softness, you can see them live at Glasslands on May 30.

P.S. Silent Rider should meet the High Highs and tour with them, a match literally made in heaven.

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

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