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Deli Year End Regional Polls results slowly released

Deli readers, indie bands and artists,

This year, our local Year End Emerging Artists 2010 Polls are proving to be more challenging than ever, with 10 US scenes involved and 1,500+ submissions between our own system and the Sonic Bids applications. We spent a significant portion of the recent Holidays listening to your music (thanks for that by the way!), and we haven't even had the chance to check out the bands selected by our jury of local promoters, bloggers and scene makers yet...

ANYWAYYYY... we have the results of the Open Submissions at hand and we are slowly going to publish them in the next few days. Sonic Bids selections coming soon. Whether you were selected or not, always remember that in 1961 The Beatles were rejected by Decca with the following gems: "guitar groups are on the way out" and "The Beatles have no future in show business." Just a friendly reminder that there is no final authority on music, despite what pitchfork.com would have you believe.

Year End Poll Next Phase: The Fans' Poll
The next phase of the Poll - a vote open to the fans - is likely to start towards the end of this week and the end of the next. We'll spread the cities out a little bit to minimize contemporary traffic spikes that repeatedly brought our site down last year. So stay tuned. We should have the final results for our two separate final charts (fans poll and composite chart including the jurors' vote) by the end of January.

Also, of course all this is possible also because of our sponsors - many of them are providing free studio time and prizes for the winners. Here they are God Bless 'em!



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The Deli's site has a new look! Hit Shift+Refresh on your browser

Deli-ers, Deli-ettes, and Deli-animals,

We took the opportunity of the slow(er) holiday season to redesign our website, but if you are a regular, to see the new version you should hit the Refresh button on your browser while holding the Shift key - this will get rid of all the old cached images. You can also click here to refresh the page. Hope you likey! Happy Holidays!

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The Deli Washington/Baltimore is born!

Independent minds and hearts,

Today we are launching The Deli Washington / Baltimore!

Another awesome US scene has its own Deli - hurrah! Please let your musical friends based in that area know about it!

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Where Is My Mind?: Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter

By now, you may have heard about the tragic story of Timothy Showalter a.k.a. Strand of Oaks losing all his belongings in a fire at the same time his fiancé had decided to leave him, which helped inspire Showalter to write songs for his last album Leave Ruin (La Société Expéditionnaire) with an acoustic guitar on a suburban Philly park bench that he was living on. Well, those days may seem like a distant memory to him now that he lives here in Philly happily married to the love of his life, and his latest album Pope Killdragon (released on eMusic) has been getting some serious blogosphere love. What can we say? We can’t help but root for the guy. He’s a survivor and a helluva songwriter. That’s why we had to invite Strand of Oaks to The Deli’s CMJ Showcase tomorrow night (Oct. 21) at The Living Room. We also took the opportunity to pick his brain. You can see what we found here.


The Deli’s CMJ Music Marathon Guide to Philly Artists

It’s that time of year again. The CMJ Music Marathon begins today. Now, we know that’s NYC news, but we’ll be heading up there and so will some of your favorite Philly acts. While there does seem like a lack of participation from some of the bigger names that you’d expect to be there representing Philly, we certainly don’t lack any waves of up-and-comers ready to crash the party! Here’s our Philly artists guide to CMJ.
The Deli Magazine will be presenting 8 Official CMJ showcases throughout NYC/Brooklyn spanning a wide array of genres. We are happy to be hosting Strand of Oaks (a.k.a. Timothy Showalter), who has been receiving an enormous amount of critical acclaim and deservedly so for his latest album Pope Killdragon, at The Living Room on Oct. 21. We’ll also be bringing the epic hard rockin’ harmonious sounds of the mighty Univox to Spike Hill on Oct. 22.
Reading Rainbow looks like they’ll be the busiest of our local crew of folks invading the Big Apple. Our most recent Best of Philly Poll winner will be giving everyone at the festival a taste of their upcoming release Prism Eyes due out Nov. 23 via Hozac Records. Reading Rainbow will be opening their CMJ 2010 at their label’s showcase with Impose Records at Don Pedro on Oct. 21. Another Official CMJ Performance includes Oct. 23 at Cake Shop for the Pop Tarts Suck Toasted Showcase with Lehigh Valley’s Soars, as well as an unofficial CMJ show in their typical DIY fashion at Party Xpo.
Piano popsters Jukebox the Ghost will be making the rounds first off at the Sneak Attack Party on Oct. 20 at The Delancey. They’ll be pulling double duty the next day with an early evening appearance at Stratosphere Sound for the Maker’s Mark/Insound.com Party and later at Bowery Electric for Bella Union/Yep Roc Official Showcase with labelmates Drink Up Buttercup. Sun Airway will be making their CMJ debut with their pedigrees on their sleeves at Pianos on Oct. 21 for Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans Official CMJ Showcase and The Windish Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall on Oct. 22. 
Penrose will be breaking the seal for the Philly artists today when they bring their big classic rock riffs to Arlene’s Grocery for the No Pulp Showcase. You’ll be able to catch them, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb (who will be at Spike Hill on Oct. 21) and a slew of local up-and-comers this Oct. 31 in Philly for the TJ Kong_Halloween_CostumeBall_RockandRoll_Murdershow presented by The Deli Magazine and Spaten.
Other Philly artists making the trek up to CMJ include Good Old War, The Armchairs, American Babies, Br’er and Avi Wisnia. You can check out the Official CMJ 2010 schedule for more info here. (Feel free to post any local peeps that we missed in our comments section.)
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