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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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Philly Tapes Philly Cassette Release Party w/Weekender & Delco Pacers at Ortlieb's April 24

Philly Tapes Philly is back with a new collaborative cassette release. Their inaugural tape included contributions from Commonwealth Choir and Big Tusk. This time around, they tapped into the catalogues of Weekender and Delco Pacers, who have recorded each other's material on analog format. You'll also get to experience the songs live this evening at Ortlieb's when both acts come together to celebrate the release of Philly Tapes Philly Volume 2: Weekend in Delco, which will be given out for free to the first fifty in attendance. Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., 9pm, Free, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman


Minimalist, dark electro from Brooklyn: The Flag

Ted McGrath, former member of now defunct NYC noise rock band These Are Powers, is the brainfather of The Flag, an electronic project recently highlighted by The L Magazine that blends the darkest post punk attitude and sound (think a mix of Wire and Throbbing Gristle) with modern lo-fi textures and occasional EDM elements. The 2011 recordings gathered under the title "Wear The Vest Of Wealth" sound like an exploration in style, ranging from semi-improvised horror tracks to droney, industrial songs with the resemblance of a pop structure, with the addition of various instrumental tracks - always rather gloomy - contributing to the overall suicidal mood. The more recent single "Alpha 60 Punch Out" (streaming) displays a tenuous ray of poppiness, which allows the track to more effectively breathe thanks to the introduction of more musical moments of release, in an otherwise constantly tense atmosphere. One could see a possible evolution towards an even more melodic future in the recent cover of Peter Gabriel's "No Self Control," if it didn't get literally decimated through lo-fi effects and a bizarre arrangement that can be described as borderline nihilist. Stimulating music for those who don't fear depression.

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


New Track: "Will I Am" - Marge

Fledgling all-female indie-popsters Marge continues to search for their voice on the group's latest seven-song EP Not Bad. The album was recorded last month by Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick at West Philly's Sex Dungeon, and you can hear an obvious improvement in production on their most recent offering. Check out a more polished version of "Will I Am" below!


Chris Anderson, Fierce Bad Rabbit vocalist and guitarist, talks new album and Colorado roots

 Fierce Bad Rabbit had a big 2013, scoring fans across the country and being named one of NPR’s 100 Artists to Discover at SXSW. Despite vocalist and guitarist Chris Anderson leaving the band’s Colorado roots for Boston, the band is moving forward with a new album Living Asleep this fall, led by the recently released “Do You Want Me Now?”

The Deli New England chatted with Chris to learn more about the band’s upcoming release and how they’re curtailing the challenges of building a fan base both on the East Coast and across the Midwest. To read the interview, click here.


Whoa Dakota Release Video for "So Much Trouble"

 Whoa Dakota released their first EP March 21st, after several breathy assurances onstage from frontwoman Jessica Ott that is would be "soon" (which, in the music industry, translates to 3 days to a year from time spoken.) Along with it comes this video for "So Much Touble," a slow burner that showcases Ott's crystalline vocals and the jazz influence that drives the band. The EP is nicely gritty, ranging from folk rock ("Get Along") to vengeful, knock-you-down blues ("The Rock That Made Me Mistep,") all laid out with a teasing sense of deliberation. The self-titled debut is available for download here, and keep checking their website for their next Nashville appearance, as they have an commanding live show. -Terra James-Jura




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