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

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Petra Glynt @ the Smiling Buddha

Alexandra Mackenzie is a giant octopus with rainbow tentacles that extend over vast creative seas. She is a versatile expressionist with flamboyant style and methodical virtuosity. Arms deep as an illustrator, screen printer, filmmaker and fashionista she manifests herself musically as Petra Glynt. Her video for Sour Paradise is a unique adaptation of a dream or hallucination, experimenting with vivid imagery of light, color and sound. An innovative song with low rumbles, bountiful jungle beats, drum dance rhythms and a vocal with a lions roar. Take a trip and hallucinate with her Jan 19 @ the Smiling Buddha.


Brat Kings @ Magpie

Woo-ooo-woo-ooo! Brat Kings are riding the sound waves right in to your ears.  Crank up the stereo ‘cause this trio serves up some tasty riffs and gnarly drive, and the best way to listen to them is loud! Their recent release of “Good Drugs/Watermelon” 7” is no exception to that rule, keeping the lyrics simple enough for you to sing along with and still dance like no one is watching (or so you hope). The boys definitely didn’t disappoint with this one ladies and gents.  Get your wet suits ready!  Go out and ride their wave January 17 @ Magpie Taproom. ~Courtney Chalapenko


Toronto Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2014 for emerging artists

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Toronto Year End Poll for Emerging Artists.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene

Total submissions from Toronto: 15

Jurors: Natan Press (The Deli DC), Jordannah Elizabeth (The Deli SF), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Kira May - 7.33


2. Laura Cole - 7.16


2. The Pick Brothers Band - 7.16


4. Sun K - 7 


4. Jessica Bundy - 7


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)


Clara EngelThe Gnarly OnesDear BlackwolfTriangle & SeedThe Young Novelists.



WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We have already unveiled full list of nominees that also includes the artists nominated by our local jurors (see left column here). It's now time for our readers to influence this Year End Poll for Emerging Toronto Artists with their vote!

—The Deli Toronto

Brave Shores @ Silver Dollar

Get on board... Brave Shores are coming with wide-eyed colorful electro-pop sounds! This sibling duo took us by  storm in 2013 with their dance hit “Never Come Down”. Picked up by Bell Canada, the track is synthy-pop fun with surf guitar sounds, bubblegum distortion and pretty layered pop vocals. Get to hear their latest self-titled EP Jan 17 @ the Silver Dollar. Dont miss this dance party, it will be a big multi-colored, sparkly time!


This Side Down " Sticks and Stones"

This Side Down, knows how to have a good time! With a modern take on stellar grooves, this psychedelic rock band is “raw and beautiful”. “Sticks and Stones” is a rock anthem jam chant! It carries fun vibes with a creative memorable guitar hook, that bumps and rolls to earthy warm vocals that fill the room. The video to this sing-a-long song takes place in a “rock-star fort ”, inviting you right into their cool times. Just how long did it take to build that? We would love to know! Stay tuned for more stone grooves coming your way with This Side Down.


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