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

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Submit to be considered for The Deli's CMJ shows!

Folks in bands,

The Deli is looking to book 3 or more artists based in the 12 scenes we cover (list here) for various shows we booked in the LES and Williamsburg during the CMJ Music Marathon.

This year's venue include Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey and Spike Hill.

To be considered, all you need to do is go HERE and fill out the form by August 18, 2013.

Good Luck!

The Deli's Staff

Moe Pope Snags Best of Boston Title

 Though Moe Pope may not be classic fare for The Deli, we'd be remiss to leave the great work he's doing unacknowledged. 2013 has provided the indie rap artist with the bump he needs to graduate to the big leagues-- his latest album Let the Right Ones In dropped this past January and led to his selection as the Best in Boston according to the notorious Improper Bostonian, in addition to a string of gigs in the area that have continued to build his buzz. Let the Right Ones In demonstrates Pope as an expert when in comes to pulling other genres to match the expertise of his own lyrics with traces of electronic, indie rock, and big-name locals like Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Brookynite Julia Easterlin. He's sort of a Quentin Tarantino of the indie music scene-- he knows his stuff from his foundation in rap to references and homage to old-school punk, new wave, and beyond. He's heard everything, and isn't afraid to incorporate all this knowledge into his own work.

Moe Pope is a gamechanger in the New England scene because he realizes that the local scenes, from indie rock to rap to electronic and beyond, can be fused together to make something amazing, and he's riding that theory all the way to the top.


Conjjjecture Make Presence Known with Living for Dead Labor

Put simply, Living for Dead Labor, the newest release by Portland, Maine’s Conjjjecture has everything you could ever want in a great album from local talent. The band manage to perfectly combine electro grooves with excellent guitar work. The incorporation of a trumpet on the tracks makes these songs really stand out. It adds an extra layer of aural joy to the mix, filling-out the tracks to their maximum potential.

I knew this was a good record right from the start when I heard the opening track, “Phobophobic,” and simultaneously wanted to go out and rage and chill out on my porch with a beer. It’s quite an unusual--but freakin’ awesome--feeling. The rest of the album does not disappoint, holding that same unique energetic and laid-back feel through all ten tracks. Be sure and check out the band’s Facebook page for updates about when they will be passing through a city near you!

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)  



Black Marmot at the Lizard Lounge Tonight, July 30

It’s Tuesday, the week is just gearing-up and you are already sick of doing whatever it is you do to pay the rent. Behold, a solution to your Tuesday woes! Boston’s Black Marmot will be performing tonight at the Lizard Lounge along with fellow Bostonians Luddy Mussy. Black Marmot’s smooth folk/country tunes will be sure to make you smile and forget about the world (at least temporarily). The band’s most recent record, The Everyday Seeker, is full of relaxing melodies and solid guitar work. The finger-style playing on the track “Lightning and Thunder” is especially good, and it blends in well with the overall mix. This collection of songs is definitely worth a listen if you want to hear something soothing after a long day at work.

Black Marmot will be taking the stage at 8:30PM tonight, with Luddy Mussy on at 9:30PM. Doors are at 8PM, $5 cover. 21+, proper ID required.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Quilt Builds Buzz for New Album

Boston three-piece Quilt first took the scene with their first demo back in 2009, and John Andrews, Anna Rochinski, and Shane Butler have been touring the northeast and building their fanbase almost nonstop, and fans are starting to itch for their new release. Their self-titled debut on the Mexican Summer label in 2011 was recorded and released all within a T's ride distance along with new material has gotten them attention in Paste, Stereogum, and every local publication you can shake a stick at. With a sound that fits a basement party as well as it does a rainy afternoon walk, they've been teasing fans with new tracks and a music video for "Open Eyes", but no release date to speak of (their cryptic Facebook answer: "soooon").

Where does that leave their loyal devotees? Following them around, more or less-- Quilt has played everything from a free Middle East show to Northside festival in Brooklyn to a New Hampshire wedding, and an upcoming date on August 2nd at Montague Bookmill. Until then, friends, join hands with us in embracing the wait.

--Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone)



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