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A Heart is a Spade: Wye Oak Debuts New Video

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

Go to the old Top 300 charts


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Wil Blades Plays the Boom Boom Room - 1/11

Do your best to make it out to the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco to check out the Bay Area's premiere Hammond B3 organ player Wil Blades. By combining a vintage soulful feel and prodigious technique, Blades has become a staple of the SF jazz scene, performing with jazz legends like, Charlie Hunter, Billy Martin and Dr. Lonnie Smith. This Saturday, he'll be playing with his new trio comprised of guitarist Jeff Parker from the post-rock band Tortoise and New Orleans drummer, Simon Lott.

For a night of feel good grooved out music at John Lee Hooker's storied Boom Boom Room, we recommend you hang out and soak in the warm cosmic vibrations of the B3 organ of at one of the best night clubs in the city. -Ethan Varian


Down Dirty Shake Alamoon Style Like Revelators Buzzmutt Play Uptown in Oakland - 1/10

Are you ready for a night of '60s influenced rock n' roll? If so, we've got an event in mind! This Friday, the Uptown in Oakland will host a show with the likes of Alamoon, Down Dirty Shake, Style Like Revelators and Buzzmutt. Here's the lowdown on the bands: Alamoon is a female-fronted psych rock project with lyrics that give nods to Jefferson Airplane, but with a contemporary twist. San Francisco based, Down Dirty Shake posesses a heavily influenced 60s soul and rock n' roll vibe. Style Like Revelators, a fuzzed-out blues rock outfit coming from the Central Valley, plays their own style of heavy-hitting, long-form compositions. And last, but certainly not least, Buzzmutt is a psych-tinged, noise rock band hailing from San Francisco.

They're all amazing bands with an awesome sound. If you're up for a night of vintage rock n' roll fun, let these bands be your guide for the night. You'll have a great time! -Erin Dage

Congratulations to Unstrung for Winning The Deli Magazine Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Bay Area based punk band, Unstrung for winning The Deli Magazine San Francsico Artist of the Month Poll! It was a very close competition but Unstrung, with their fuzzed out punk pop style wooed the voters. We're incredibly happy to see them enjoy success and wish them the best on their future musical endeavors.

Unstrung Upcoming Shows:

1/21: Brick & Mortar Music Hall in SF w/ Vision, O Presidente & Cobalt Cranes
1/31: Butter Dungeon in Berkeley w/ DTCV (ex-Guided By Voices/on tour), Twin Steps & Sad Bitch


2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene


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Review: New Cadence - The Yesteryear EP

Something sweet has landed at our feet, in the form of San Francisco based group, New Cadence. Reminiscent of San Cisco’s cheery vocals and Phoenix’s smooth, saccharine melodies, their sophomore EP includes six tracks, all of which are bursting with emotion and musical talent. “Hummingbird,” features smile-inducing vocals by Hilary Hanselman and an overall feeling of carefree gaiety, as well as a flute and ukulele cameo. “Changing Tide” shows off the group’s more lyrically melancholy side, while still maintaining a hopeful, positive sound and showing off their skilled utilization of slide guitar. A delightful breath of fresh air and a source of some much needed positivity in the modern world, New Cadence has produced an EP that will leave you begging for more. -Kat Collins


Take a Listen: Funk Farm Split Single

Whoever said psych rock should have stayed in the ‘60s? Certainly not us. The newest split between San Francisco’s own Electric Shepherd and  Fox and The Law is a musical collaboration that has definitely caught our eye. At over 7 minutes, Electric Shepherd’s side featuring “ Glass Devil Blues is epic. The heavy, psych-infused garage rock track is powerful in its execution. Like many psych bands, the song wouldn’t be complete without getting a sludgy jam session or two in. The guys in Fox and The Law may know a few things about heartache, as indicated by its song Drops of Water. The bands portion of the split rings in as loud yet fuzzy, with gut wrenching blues vocals layered over. Needless to say, we’re digging this split.

Give this free download courtesy of the Funk Farm music collective a listen! -Erin Dage


The Deli SF's Top 10 New Year’s Eve Events

Don’t have any plans yet for New Year’s? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. From small rock clubs to thousand seat theaters, here is a quick guide to the best New Year's Eve concerts around the Bay Area.

Everyone is Dirty – The Night Light - $10
Oakland’s Everyone is Dirty bring their grunge influenced indie-pop to The Night Light with local bands El Elle, Light Thieves and Electric Magpie. Lead singer Sivan Gur-Arieh’s haunting vocals and violin playing are strangely mesmerizing—imagine Jenny Lewis’s evil twin.

The Melvins and Redd Kross – Great American Music Hall - $40
The seminal Seattle sludge metal band, The Melvins will be performing at the GAMH along with power punkers Redd Kross. King Buzzo and company will definitely be playing the heaviest music going down anywhere this New Year’s

The Devil Makes Three – The Catalyst - $35 in adv / $40 at the door
The stomp-folk string trio will perform their whiskey soaked brand of americana at a New Year’s run at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Known for their raucous live shows, The Devil Makes Three are the perfect house band for a night of drunken revelry.

The Fresh & Onlys and Vetiver – The Chapel - $25 in adv / $30 at the door
These two local indie favorites are booked for a double bill along with local opening acts Sun Araw and Pure Bliss. It’s been a while since Vetiver has performed in SF and this New Year’s show will be the perfect homecoming.

Danny Brown – The Mezzanine - $45
If you’re looking to get truly ‘effed up to ring in the New Year, then this is the show for you. The audacious, drugged-out rapper has a reputation for his insane live sets and this New Year’s at The Mezzanine should not disappoint.

The Brothers Comatose – Slim’s - $30
The Brothers Comatose is a local string band who combine their legit bluegrass chops with an infectious folk-rock energy. The band treats each show like a house party and is sure to make the Slim’s dance floor feel as intimate as their living room.

Calexico – The Fillmore - $65
The desert rock troubadours will be performing at the sacred ground of The Fillmore Auditorium with LA’s Las Cateras. Fresh off the release this fall’s Algiers, the band has added to their catalogue of epic ballads of the southwestern borderlands.

Glitter Wizard – Hemlock Tavern - $12 in advance / $15 at the door
The intimate Hemlock Tavern is one of the coolest local music venues in the city. Psychedelic glam warriors Glitter Wizard along with fellow rockers Pins of Light and Ovvl look to melt your face at this tiny rock club.

The Generationals – Bottom of the Hill - $22 in adv / $25 at the door
Hailing from New Orleans, The Generationals combine jangly guitars and synth sounds to craft immediately catchy indie-pop songs. They’ll be performing with local opening acts The Frail and Nova Albion.

Primus – Fox Theater - $65
Primus and the Frog Brigade Ensemble explore the music of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Enough said.

Down and Outlaws Down Dirty Shake and Psychic Jiu Jitsu Play the Brick and Mortar Music Hall TONIGHT

Tonight at San Francisco's Brick and Mortar Music Hall, you're in for an evening of heavy rock that's going to float over your holiday season with a psychedelic and soulful haze. Down Dirty Shake has an experimental soul sound that is unique, dirty and sensually garagey. If you're into The Doors and dark soulful rock, you'll totally get into their music. Down and Outlaws swing more to the country spectrum in regards of their soulful southwestern style ballads that are creative and a bit chilling. Finally, opening the show is Psychic Jiu Jitsu, a new face melting psych rock outfit. They play their instruments loud, fast and heavy, permeating more of a classic psych sonic atmosphere. They put on a great live show. 

We totally recommend you make it out to Brick and Mortar to check out this awesome line up. -je


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