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February 2015
Dolly Spartan
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I think we can all agree about the fact that age is very important in rock'n'roll; we might not like that (we don't) but we can agree about it, right? Therefore, a good rock song is bound to get some added value when it's written and performed by four musicians in their (not so late) teens. And then, if you also realize that the band has a solid six track debut EP with no fillers under their belt, things start to get really interesting: records without fillers are rare at any age... The band in question is NYC's Dolly Spartan; their self titled debut fluctuates between pop punk exuberance ('We'll say that for now,' streaming below, and ' 'Don't You Know') and more tamed melodic moments reminiscent of a dirtier Vampire Weekend ('Who Are You,') or even of sacred monsters like The Beatles and their beloved disciples XTC ('Something on my Mind'). The band's sound features the right amount of rawness (think early Pixies), which gets tamed at least in part by songwriter and lead singer's Michael Eliran tenor, that sounds way more mature than his years. The range of the six tracks, the actual songwriting, and the maturity of the arrangements is truly impressive for such a young band, and make this is one of the most consistently fun NYC made record we heard in a while. Hopefully these guys' sound won't get too polished too soon!

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Exclusive Announcement: The Felice Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion Co Headline The Chapel 10/3

Well, this is one of those shows you aren't going to want to miss. We could dress it up and say it in a million fancy ways but the fact is that on October 3rd, The Felice Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion co-headlining a show at The Chapel in San Francisco is kind of a big deal. Not to mention this announcement guarentees a promising and potent Indie Americana rock show.

The Felice Brothers are embarking on a massive fall tour after releasing their full length album, Favorite Waitress.

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is the first to announce this show and we're completely excited to share the news. Make sure you order advanced tickets through The Chapel's website! We hope to see you there!!


Issue #34 Launch Party at Bklyn Bowl with Spirit Family Reunion, The Last Good Tooth and National Reserve

NYC peoples, tonight is the night of our flagship NYC B.E.A.F. 2013 show! 

Featured on the cover of our Best of NYC 2013 issue, passionate country revisitors Spirit Family Reunion will blow numerous minds at Williamsburg stunning Brookly Bowl - FYI the band sold out Bowery Ballroom just a few months ago... NYC alt-folksters The Last Good Tooth and The National Reserve will provide an appropriate opening soundtrack. This is an early show with doors at 7 and the headliner hitting the stage at 9.30 - don't be late (nor lame) and be there.


The Deli's Best of NYC Issue out! Read it online now!

Beloved Readers,

The 34th issue of The Deli - i.e. our Best of NYC 2013 issue - is out today, and you can read it online here

Enjoy!

The Deli's Staff


The Deli Presents: NYC B.E.A.F. 2013 (Best of Emerging Artists Fest)

Deli Readers!

Every spring we organize our little fest involving as many artists as we can book from our latest Year End Best of NYC Poll. It's called The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. - as in Best of Emerging Artists Fest!

Click here for the full schedule - Facebook Event here.

The Deli's Staff


Spirit Family Reunion wins the cover of the Deli NYC's Spring issue 2013

Here at The Deli second place is not always for losers. In fact, for the third time in our history, the band that placed second in our Year End Poll for Emerging Artists will get the cover of our Spring edition - the "Best of NYC" issue (check out last year's issue in pdf here). This is happening because the winners (in this case Foxygen) were already featured on the cover of a previous issue, and a quarterly mag can't really have the same band on the cover twice. So congrats to Spirit Family Reunion, whose exuberant fiddles and banjos are leading the roots music revival that in the past few years has been threatening NYC's indie rock supremacy. They are the first straight forward Americana band to win our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists - signs of the times? 

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