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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

Melat Brings Sensual R&B to Central Texas

In Ethiopia, music is the lifeblood, and an endless trove of quality music and musicians have orginated from the East African nation as part of a rich tradition.  Austin is lucky to have a seed of the Ethiopian diaspora end up in Central Texas where it/she has blossomed into one of the most intriguing and talented chanteuses in the Austin scene. Melat Kassa blends sensual R&B beats with jazz and electronic tinges that are accentuated by her otherworldly smoky vocals. It is no coincidence that Melat won the best emerging artist poll for Soul/Hip Hop given her stratospheric talent and overwhelmingly attractive looks. While Melat may not be the typical style of music to come out of Austin, she has all the tools to become the most succesful yet.




Indie Rock

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Scale of Six
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Arlenes Grocery

Best of Austin Indie Pop/Rock: Summer Salt, Yuma + more

Our Best of Austin Poll for Emerging Indie Pop Aritsts ended recently and here's a summary of the results.

We already celebrated Yuma for winning the Readers' Poll.

Trio Summer Salt was the winners of the overall chart, the one that combines the readers' votes with the one cast by our "scene experts," who picked the list of nominees we pasted at the bottom of this post.

Summer Salt has been on tip of the tongue of anyone who had the chance to see the trio of best friends in 2016.  The equivalent of audio soma, Summer Salt's musical essence is unobtrusive oldies that might sound like if Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson had been left on a deserted cay to write music for eternity. The trio's balmy bossanova-influenced tropical tracks are indulgent and entrancing which is why Summer Salt captured the most votes out of our  music industry poll on 'Best Emerging Indie Rock Artist of 2016'.

Big thumbs up also to Tele Novella and Sweet Spirit, who tied on second place in the jurors votes department, and Magic Rockers of Texas, second place in the Readers' Poll and 4th overall.

  4%   7 votes
 Hidden Ritual
  0%   1 vote
  1%   2 votes
 Magic Rockers of Texas
  9%   13 votes
 Mean Jolene
  0%   1 vote
 Slomo Drags
  0%   1 vote
 Sour Notes
  0%   1 vote
 Star Parks
  2%   3 votes
 Summer Salt
  1%   2 votes
 Sweet Spirit
  0%   0 votes
 Tele Novella
  2%   4 votes
  2%   4 votes
  72%   104 votes

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