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Viktor Longo





Viktor Longo (of Viking) premiers music video on 5.30 and plays Pete's Candy's Store on 05.28

Antifolk favorite/Sidewalk Café regular Viktor Longo (another artist to make our latest Best of NYC Emerging Artists list) usually records sardonic pop songs under the name Viking, but this year he has begun releasing what he describes as sci-fi glam rock under his own name. Longo switches between cooing "O Holy Night" like a small, bright bird and crackling and cawing out “I want to kill the feeling.” Some songs rely on minimal guitar grooves or pitter-patters on piano while others travel by way of synths, distortion, and bold beats. You can celebrate the premier of his music video "The Feeling" at Emerson House on May 30th and catch him at Pete's Candy's Store on May 28th. - Leora Mandel

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Best of NYC 2014 - Open Submission Results for ALT FOLK

Gals and lads, here are the results for the last category of our Best of NYC Year End Poll for Emerging Artists: it's ALT FOLK! This is a genre that is rising in NYC, and that is producing some very interesting new bands dedicated to reinventing the American roots music. Kudos to Bonsai, who is also the band that received the highest score overall from our jury, and therefore has earned our NYC Artist of the Month banner.

Total submissions in this category: 26

Jurors: Jason Behrends (The Deli Chicago), Jordannah Elizabeth (The Deli SF), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC)

Artists qualified to the next stage (i.e. the Readers' Poll, starting later this week):

1. Bonsai (8.33 out of 10)


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2. Johnnie Lee Jordan (7.16)


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3. Viktor Longo (7)


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Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)

Cave Cricket, Johnny Lewis, Jacknife Sympathy, Jesus On The Mainline, Dallas Heron, Bay Uno, The Slack Tide.

This is it as far os open submission results! As soon as we'll have all the bands uploaded in the system, the Best of 2014 Readers' Poll can begin!

The Deli's Staff

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