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DJs Sammy Slice & Siyoung Remix Sun Airway’s “American West”

Below is a happy club remix of Sun Airway’s “American West” by local Philly DJs Sammy Slice and Siyoung. You can check out the real thing this Friday when Sun Airway perform at their first all ages show with Golden Ages, CSLSX, Celebration and Savages at The Ox. Enjoy! (Photo by Ryan Muir) - The Deli Staff

American West (Sammy Slice & Siyoung RMX) by Sun Airway 


Bands You Should Familiarize Yourself With!

What is probably the most important phase of our L.A. Best of 2010 poll, the FAN'S vote, has left us with some fresh new bands to become obsessed with. 

The Filthy Violets reign as #1. The band formed in late fall of 2010, played a couple shows in December, recorded some jams, and won our fans poll...not a bad way to start the new year! They resonate pure rock, nothing too fancy, which is hard to find these days. With their catchy, witty lyrics and great onstage chemistry, you'd think they have been playing together for years.  

In 2nd place is singer/songwriter Patrick Joseph. Whether it be the mellow acoustics or the heart-wrenching piano keys, Patrick's music and deep-rooted lyrics will have you swooning. He released his full-length LP "Antiques" in November of 2010. One reviewer compared it to Radiohead's "OK Computer", and I can't help but mention his similarities to Jeff Buckley, in both his looks and his music style.  

Angst-ridden, rock-n-roll quartet Queen Caveat bursts into our 3rd place spot. Lead singer Lauren Little is a bombshell with a striking resemblance to Cherie Curry, and the band sounds like what might have happened if The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Runaways had a jam session. They played a couple shows at The Viper Room last month and shredded it to pieces, and their 4 track EP "Emptor" was released last summer. 

And there you have it, the 3 completely different artists that comprise the tip top of our fan's poll. All completely talented emerging artists showcase the diversity of the Los Angeles music scene, and we can't wait to see what they hold for us in 2011!!

-Jenna Putnam


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 2/3-2/5

Well the poll results are in and congratulations to the winners. The music continues of course so here are a few selections from the calender.

Tomorrow head out to El Rio to catch Casey and Brian with Little Creatures, 9pm.

Friday Ears of the Beholder will present yet another show with yet another fantastic line-up. At Cafe du Nord featuring a headlining set by Exray's with support by Tim Cohen, Cyclyst, and a DJ set by Fiveng this here is another EOTB show you can't miss, 8pm.

Finally on Saturday wander out to Mama Buzz in Oakland to see Ben Thompson, who took third place in our Readers Poll, lay down some electronic tunes, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


The Filthy Violets win The Deli LA Best of 2010 Fans' Poll! Overall results out soon.

Congrats to alt rockers The Filthy Violets (in the picture) for winning our LA Best of 2010 fans' poll. After a seriously tight race the band preceded atmoshperic pop songwriter Patrick Joseph and apocaliptic rockers Queen Caveat. Here's the Fans' Poll Top 15 - thanks to all the bands for spreading the word about it! The composite chart results (including the vote of our jury of scene makers listed here) will be out later this week, so be sure to check back for the overall winners!

The Filthy Violets
Patrick Joseph
Queen Caveat
Taylor Locke and The Roughs
Red Circle Underground
Dylan Trees
Incan Abraham
Tara Priya
The Mighty Regis
Mad Planet
He's My Brother She's My Sister
A House for Lions
The Smiles
White Arrows

The Deli Staff


Rioux releases debut CD, tours Europe

There’s something special about Rioux – pronounced ‘ree-you’, the moniker of artist Erin Rioux – an audiovisual artist whose creative energy is almost too genius to have come from someone so young. It’s equally intriguing to pick up on the eclectic sounds in Rioux’s songs as it is to try and fathom the inspirations behind them. His debut full-length "Everything You Need Is Right Here" dropped on January 17th and each track has been such a special treat to the ears – some psychedelically trippy, some painfully romantic, and even some that sound like the Dirty Projectors playing around with an NES cartridge. But the most interesting aspect of Rioux is that he marries the music-listening experience with a visual one, making his shows especially captivating (read: trippy). We’re really excited for what this local Brooklyn artist has to offer in the future.
You can download a free track over at The Morning After Pills blog but really you should stream and purchase the entire album over at his website. We got ours on vinyl! - - Kristen Yoonsoo Kim



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