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Welcome to the new Deli Charts, organized by genre and scene.

To rank the artists with the star system go to the Top 50.


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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 you live in the Greater Boston area, you probably are well-acquainted with the three phenomena that are guaranteed to accompany the arrival of fall in New England: the annual migration of drunk college students, clogging the archaic transportation system, the reappearance of annoyingly-outspoken Patriots fans and Boston Hassle Fest. Yesterday, BRAIN Arts Org. unveiled their Indiegogo fundraiser campaign for this year's Hassle Fest, offering much-needed respite from "Free Brady" t-shirts lining the Boston city streets. This year's lineup boasts over 50 bands, with the likes of Pile, Downtown Boys, and Guerilla Toss serving as the welcoming committee for major headliners Screaming Females, Flipper (with David Yow) and Terrence Dixon. The Indiegogo campaign is the only way to secure advance tickets to any fest performance, so make sure to donate early and guarantee your presence at BRAIN Arts Org.'s biggest annual event.

For more information about Hassle Fest, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn) 

September 29, 2015

Warn the Duke (mems. Big D and the Kids Table, River City Rebels) are gearing-up for the release of their debut album, Ghost be Gone, on October 16 and from the sounds (and looks) of their latest video, this LP will be a raucous, pop-punk ride. "Harry O'Donnell" has no shortage of energy--pick slides, gang vocals and an epic, crowd-surf-worthy solo near the bridge. The choruses for this song will leave you longing for the stale beer smell and jean jacket patches atmosphere that only a dive bar punk show can provide. If you're looking for an immediate PBR & rock n' roll fix, Warn the Duke will be playing The Midway Cafe this Saturday, September 18 as part of Boston's Burning 3, a three-day rock fest held in Jamaica Plain, MA.

For more info about Warn the Duke, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


September 15, 2015

The closing of Boston-area music venues has been a hot topic recently, but Boston music journalism networking group Boston Scene Party has been hard at work, proving that the state of the scene in Boston is still as strong as ever. The group, comprised of a variety of local bloggers, promoters and other music-minded folks, have organized a 3-day, multi-venue event designed to highlight the musical talent and dynamic show spaces that Boston and its nearby cities have to offer.
The show series kicks-off this Saturday, September 12 at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Sq., Cambridge. The lineup (sponsored by: Mutiny on the Microphone, Boston Ska Dot Net, Sound of Boston & Eye Design) for opening night will be Grey Season, Art Thieves, The Wolf Hongos. Not only will the is the music guaranteed to be good, but Firebrand also has some of the best chicken wings I've ever had, so you should make sure to grab some during the show. 

For more info about Saturday's show, click here. For updates about the rest of the showcases (lineups, schedules, etc.), check out the Boston Scene Party website.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

September 10, 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of The Deli NYC is up in the clouds!


The real thing will hit the streets of NYC on September 10.

The Deli's Staff

September 03, 2015

As he shows on the airy Americana track “Let The Blue Skies Go To Your Head” (streaming below) from his sophomore release ‘Empty Seat On A Plane,’ New York/Connecticut singer/songwriter Jesse Terry understands the pure comfort that music could provide. Reassuring a worried lover that “The engine’s warm, he’s waiting for you” with his sweet voice and gentle strums, the Berklee College of Music-trained musician assuages doubts but never disingenuously; his vivid lyrics (including “carnival rides” and “halogen lights”) and surprising instrumentation (a drum-clasped interlude towards the end) make sure the song is movingly true. Jesse Terry will celebrate the release of his latest EP (apparently titled ‘The Calm and the Storm’) at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on Tuesday August 18th. – Zach Weg

August 14, 2015

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