This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

Go to the old Top 300 charts



Conversion Party CD release show at Pianos on March 12

Somehow both light and heavy, Conversion Party possess an accessible garagey/alt sound. Like a good boxer, this band is quick on its feet- but also quick with the punch. Songs like "Island Dream" are a clear example of this, the vocals settling on top of driving instrumentals like oil on top of water. Other songs pick a side, like "Awake" (delightfully heavy, but still catchy) and "Ron", which is almost Beulah-esque in its lightness. Originally of New London, Connecticut, some of Conversion Party's members call Brooklyn home. Their all-ages gig has already passed, but there is still time to catch their 21+ release show at Pianos. Pick up their that record while you're there, I bet you won't regret it. - allison levin


Weekly Feature: The Shake host monthly party in rehearsal studio on 03.12

For the past few months, New York’s The Shake have opened their rehearsal space, “The Red Door,” and welcomed a multitude of bands to perform at their monthly party, “The Shakedown.” Saturday, February 12 was the “Valentine’s Day Edition” of the underground-meets-VIP-meets- fraternity-style get-together. The crowd is a mix of fans, friends, and people in search of a good time, who ultimately become fans once they are face to face with the live music. Performers for this month Shakedown, happening on March 12 at The Red Door (140w 24th St) will be psych rockers The Living Kills, Philly's Deli favorite Penrose, and hosts and rock ‘n rollers, The Shake. - Read Amanda Schupak's interview with The Shake here.


Weekly Feature: Diehard, Live at Goodbye Blue Monday on 03.25

With a knack for making nostalgia-tinged, popped-out indie rock that’s alternately loud and/or mellow(ish) in all the right places, Diehard offer oft-distorted, yet still somehow pleasantly shiny, guitar rock with male-female vocals. The band’s two EPs -- “Oh So Premier,” released early this year, and the just-released “Ultimate Heartthrob” -- do a great job of capturing the energy of the quartet’s live show and offer the promise of more goodness to come, in form of a full length the band is currently trying to fund through a Kickstarter campaign. - Read Stereoactive NYC's interview with The band here.


NYC bands to fall in love with: Lawrence and Leigh

Meet the strange and wonderful Lawrence and Leigh. When I first saw photos of this group, I thought.. "...another Brooklyn folk duo." 30 seconds into "Glow", these preconceptions were immediately abandoned. One thing they're not is a typical folk duo. Whatever magic these two share together as singer-songwriters is matched equally by an intense interest in studio trickery. Complimenting their soaring harmonies with collage effects bordering on musique concrete, Lawrence and Leigh's sound is brimming with ideas that keep obvious categorizations at bay. The music of Andrew Kalleen and Kristin Stokes seems to reinvent itself after every listen, so be prepared to spend some time with these tracks as they move from bare acoustic arrangements to electronic 4-on-floor grooves and back again in epic and rewarding proportions. Head on over to their myspace where you can stream all tracks from their newly released 6 song EP Odyssey Vol. III: Hills and Masts. No, you didn't miss anything... they have decided to release the third volume of this odyssey before releasing the first two. That's just something these arty musicians are into. See them at SXSW at Revolution Bar on 03.17 - Mike Levine (@goldnuggets)



Death By Audio: Noisy bill tonight (03.09) at Object (US)'s EP release party

Object is a Brooklyn based duo of noise rockers sort of in the vein of Dinosaur Jr., and they took the opportunity of their EP release party to invite other interesting noisy and loud local acts to open for them, tonight (03.09.2011) at Death By Audio in Williamsburg.

Here's the full bill, doors are at 8:


- news for musician and music pros -