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Top 15 Chicago Songs of the Year: No. 10

The tenth song on our countdown comes from Flosstradamus. "Big Bills" features Caroline Polachek and was released as a single early in 2009. 

For a special performance of "Big Bills" feature Kid Sister tune into IFC's "Dinner With Band" tonight at 10pm. The crew and Kid Sis also help host Sam Madison make some spicy curry and play "Control" from Ultraviolet. You can find a sneak peak of tonight episode here


Last Minute Plans: Bullets In Madison at The Empty Bottle

Bullets In Madison will debut some new tunes from their forthcoming album, We Became Your Family When You Died, at the Empty Bottle tonight, December 22nd. Have a listen to a brand new sampler track from the album (mp3) and come on out to the show. Camera and Milk At Midnight will also be performing. This 21+ show gets started at 9pm and tickets are $5. - Brendan Losch



Top 15 Chicago Song's of the Year: No. 11

Number eleven in our top 15 Chicago tracks of 2009 comes from Dave Davison and his side project Cast Spells. The song "Glamous Glow" is taken for the Cast Spells debut Bright Works And Baton which was released in July (Sargent House).


Last Minute Plans: Mickey @ The Whistler

“From the dirty streets of Chicago to your bedroom”, this is what newcomers Mickey screamed over the top of their gritty guitar riffs for their recent HoZac Records radio spot. Whether or not Mickey’s view of Chicago is grounded in reality or not is not really the point, their back-alley garage punk sound is what has landed them on label that is also home to the like minded blog darlings The Smith Westerns. With scream-sing vocals from Mac Blackout, aggressive drumming from Christmas Woods, or the contribution from Mick Swagger, Dirty D, or Brent, the band is playing an angle, but has the talent to match.

HoZac announced this morning via twitter that they are releasing the bands debut 7” “She’s So Crazy”, and I would image they would have copies with them as they take the stage tonight at The Whistler for The CHIRP Radio Benefit. Modern Primitives are also performing tonight. The show starts tonight 9:30pm.


The Deli's Year End Best of 2009 Poll - Sponsors and Prizes

Musical peoples,

The Deli's Year End Polls are upon us! This year the pool of prizes is absolutely astounding: we would like to thank the companies that allowed us to run this poll and that are providing prizes for the bands that will win them.


BMI Shure


iZotope Sampletron

Amplitube Fender
Sampletron T-Racks
providing a total of 27 audio plug in for the pool of prizes (9 iZotope, 9 IK Multimedia)

Music Insurance
Music Pro Insurance
providing 2 insurance policies for the pool of prizes

Music Stores
Dale Pro Audio Dale Pro Audio
providing a total of 7 $50 vouchers for the pool of prizes

Vault Mastering The Lodge Mastering Knack Mastering
providing a total of 26 free mastered songs for the pool of prizes

Recording Studios
Grand Street Recording The Fort

Catfish Studio hideout studios Studio SQ
providing a total of 50+ hours of free recording for the pool of prizes

Screen Printing
Custom Band Tees
providing free custom T-Shirts for the pool of prizes

If your company is interested in sponsoring "The Deli Year End Best of Poll" it's not too late! Just contact us here.

The Deli Staff


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