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There’s no deception with Richmond’s Hoax Hunters: they just rock. The trio makes enough noise to pass as a bigger band, couching 80s and 90s influences into a modern sound. Heavy, brash, loud - quintessential garage rock with just the right amount of lo-fi crunch. Blast your sense with Hoax Hunters and avoid disappointment. They’re putting out a new LP on 10/16 entitled Clickbait, available through Cherub Records, so justify the album’s name and click here to get yourself a copy. -Jonathan Goodwin

October 06, 2015

Deli Readers,

I know, it seems like we put our latest issue out just the other day - but no, we haven't switched to monthly. It's just that the fall in NYC is a busy time for us, and with CMJ week and our NYC Synth Expo (linked to BEMF) coming up, there's a lot to write about.

Here's our 44th issue of The Deli NYC (one of our finest!). Check out cover band Stolen Jars, they'll be performing at one of the (several) Deli CMJ 2015 shows!


The Deli's Staff

October 02, 2015

If their name gives any indication, The Great Heights Band clearly have set their sights for the skies, playing sweet rock music that hearkens back to the the early 2000s, the era of skate parks and boomboxes. The bass lines are classic, but the key are contemporary, mixing for a radio-ready ensemble. Their new album, Songs in Eastern Standard Timing, is dropping 10/16 and the band is celebrating with a show at Ottobar to boot. You’ll be jumping and dancing from start to finish, so don’t miss it. -Jonathan Goodwin

October 01, 2015

At the risk of making a cliched pun based on the name, DC’s post rock trio The Very Small has a big sound, one that conveys swagger and depth. Listening to their anthemic tracks lulls the newly converted fan into instant headbanging. The Very Small expertly capture the multi-instrumental essentials of post rock and the three-part vocals and unforgettable riffs slide the energetic melodies right along from start to finish. Since 2007, these guys have been honing maturing their sound, creating a tasty blend of alt, indie, funk, and post, evidenced by their new single The Worst Form of Violence. Catch their next show at DC9, 10/4, for some Sunday night thrills. -Jonathan Goodwin


September 25, 2015

Sitting on a porch with a cold glass of lemonade at sunset, one could hardly imagine it getting any better. However, with the classic bluegrass twang of Baltimore-based The Manly Deeds, perfect somehow manages to get better. Capturing the old-timey vibes of backwater jug bands, The Manly Deeds is polished yet authentic and invokes woodsy feelings of being at home. They have mandolins, banjos, kazoos, harmonicas, and sheer talent at keeping their music fresh. You’ll find this fantastic folk foursome at Baltimore Folk Fest, 10/24, at Ottobar. The festival is driven by community support and needs your help! Check out their Indiegogo for some awesome sponsorship opportunities. -Jonathan Goodwin


September 23, 2015

This autumn was kicked off perfectly as the incredibly popular, early-morning sensation Daybreaker made a triumphant return to DC on Wednesday, 9/16, bringing DC nu disco DJ Eau Claire to the turntable to treat the early risers to some great jams while they got their yoga and dance on. This sunrise shindig was full of happy people looking to have a party before work and it couldn’t have been better. Eau Claire’s mixes are fresh and make you wanna dance until you drop. Hosting at the Flash nightclub, this DJ of DC brought great energy to Daybreaker and you can catch her next performance at the H Street Festival in the Rock & Roll Hotel, 9/19. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Daybreaker event, as it’s sure to create more fun than you can imagine having at 7 in the morning. -Jonathan Goodwin

September 17, 2015


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