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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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Troubled Sleep - indie guitar rock like in the good old days

Boasting the perfect name for a (rather) dissonant indie rock band, Troubled Sleep is a young Brooklyn based trio whose songs take us on a trip back to the days when guitars still ruled the rock realm. These fellas - who judging from the pictures available seem too young to even enter a bar - already have 1 demo and two EPs under their belt. The trio forges the kind of "underdeveloped" songs we learned to appreciate listening to artists like early Pavement and (also early) Modest Mouse, replacing those bands' pop element with a preference for droney, borderline depressed and "closed" melodies. The contrasting voices of the lead singer's alto and the backing vocalist's tenor add an intriguing element to the band's sound. There's definitely a noteworthy amount of talent at work here, and the quality of the material is consistently good, which is always an important sign.


Jeff Litman releases video with show at Bitter End on 06.26

Jeff Litman is having some trouble getting older... he's spying on his beautiful (and married) ex-girlfriend in his new record 'Outside,' taking reckless chances, and rolling in the dirt 'til Someone Got Hurt'. The album finds Litman attempting to move on from the relationship that was the focus of his last record. But like he says in the album closer: 'Time Heals Nothing.' Time does however, seem to produce some solid tunes...

Sounding sometimes like Bright Eyes, and sometimes like a mix of Elvis Costello and Tom Petty, Litman borrows liberally from the ghosts of confessional singer-songwriters past, while still retaining a deeply personal reality channeled by his own experiences in and around NYC. Or at least I assume that's what he's referring to when discussing chance encounters with the 'Girl Down I95.'

Check out his new record 'Outside' here and see him when he plays at The Bitter End with Mark Radcliffe on June 26, in occasion of the release of his new video for single "Over and Over" (streaming below). - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) - This record was submitted digitally to The Deli here.


NYC Hip Hop: Super King Armor plays Sullivan Hall on 06.20

If Dr. Jeckyll’s ferocious alter-ego Mr. Hyde were to take an interest in Hip Hop, Super King Armor would be his favorite rapper. Off-stage King is unassuming, soft-spoken, and quick to laugh. On-Stage, however, he amazes audiences with a transformation into a beast of pure rap magnificence. Performing with “The Werewolf Lullabies Band,” King will bark and howl at you with expert delivery of storytime raps with venomous bravado, at Sullivan Hall on June 20th. The show is “Wrath of the Written,” but knowing this bill, there will be some phenomenal freestyles as well. Stop shaving now, and dig up your plastic fangs. -=brokeMC


Two Teasers for the Road, Courtesy Of JEFF the Brotherhood

Great news to all fans of the Nashville duet: There's not long left to wait before the release of JEFF the Brotherhood's new material, and to tease us a touch more, they’ve just revealed the upcoming album’s cover art. Cool, right? Out on the 17th of July, this most anticipated seventh record, Hypnotic Nights, explores further the psychedelic edge of The Brotherhood’s sound, although rest assured, it is as catchy, alive, and fuzzy as ever before-- maybe more summer-adequate even-- so y’all can get ready to rock out! Meanwhile, after a series of shows with L.A.’s Best Coast, the band are back on the roads again for a headlining tour, with over 20 dates across the U.S.

Now, to the slightly more impatient ones always waiting for something to leak over the web, here’s something for you (and the hint is right there in the title): Three of the four tracks featured on the Hypnotic Knights EP will figure on the forthcoming album of the same name... and there’s your teaser number two! -- Tracy Mamoun


Free Download: Daytrotter Session - Cold Fronts

Check out the Daytrotter session with Cold Fronts that was recently posted, which also includes a cover of Maxine Nightingale’s “Right Back Where We Started From.” You can download it for free HERE (as long as you have a very affordable Daytrotter membership or take advantage of their free trial offer). (Illustration by Johnnie Cluney)

Little Berlin & BITBY Kickstarter Campaign

If you haven’t heard, Little Berlin and BITBY have teamed up to start a Kickstarter campaign to help make a community accessible outdoor visual art, garden and performance space in Kensington dubbed the “Fairgrounds” and get BITBY’s monthly episodes on vinyl come to fruition. Yes, we know. You are probably numb to Kickstarter pleas these days, and you might be thinking, “Didn’t Little Berlin just get a $10,000 grant from the Knight Foundation?” Yes, they did. But what you probably didn’t know (and neither did we until chatting with Little Berlin’s Marshall Cavanaugh) is that you only receive the grant money from the Knight Foundation if you are able to raise the same amount on your own to match it. They’ll also need a helluva lot more cash to complete this project. You can check out their Kickstarter video and page with more deets HERE.


Rock (or Zone) Out w/Bardo Pond at The Level Room June 18

Are you the type who understands the word “edible” as a noun more so than an adjective? If so, you might be interested in what’s going down tonight at The Level Room, as psych-rock vets Bardo Pond bring their space-rock drones to Market St. Formed in 1991, the sextet are led by the vocal shadings of Isobel Sollenberger and the guitar haze of the brothers Gibbons, making music comparable to what My Bloody Valentine might sound like after a week of smoking with Boris. Bardo Pond keep no secrets about their influences; many of their albums are named after “esoteric psychedelic substances,” and the way their instruments blend into a wall of white noise puts listeners under such influences as well. With openers Creepoid and Suishou No Fune, the atmosphere this evening is sure to be chill, so if you happen to have a dynamite brownie recipe you learned from a guy at college, get baking and come by The Level Room to rock (or zone) out. The Level Room, 2102 Market St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Adam Downer


New Video: “Polish Thuggz” (Live - Acoustic) - The Homophones

Check out one of our favorite characters/musicians in the local music scene The Homophones’ Jason Ferraro performing a solo acoustic version of “Polish Thuggz” in Johnny Brenda’s downstairs men’s bathroom! It was filmed and edited by the guys from Out of Town Films. (Photo by Shadowscene)



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