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Calling all musicians: New Music Seminar comes back to LA in Feb. '10

A day full of seminars and lectures might not sound like the most interesting of days, so the people at New Music Seminar are trying to change that. The one-day conference held on February 2, 2010 is made up of panel discussions and Q&As regarding the (pathetically dismal) state of the music industry and new era solutions to bring honest (and obviously profitable) music back to the masses. For artists struggling and wondering how to get to the next step, the 2-for-1 registration deal might just be for you (use code NMSLA2 at checkout).  Local artists might also be interested in participating in New Music Seminar's Artist on the Verge contest, which will award $25,000 in prizes to a very talented few.  Deadline for entry is December 21.

Panelists scheduled to appear include KCRW's Jason Bentley, Mike Doernberg of Reverbnation, Elliott Lefko of Goldenvoice/AIG and a bunch of other heavy hitters with sage advice and juicy anecdotes about the changing music business environment.


Foreign Born premiere "Early Warnings" video

Foreign Born | "Early Warnings"
Directed by Matthew Lessner

Once you thank Foreign Born's latest music video for the jet lag, head over to Spaceland this Friday to check out their set. Best Coast and El Sportivo and The Blues open the bill.


Deli Prizes for the Year End Best of Los Angeles for Emerging Artists

The Deli of course will also contribute to the pool of prizes for the Year End Best of LA Poll, for both the Overall and  Readers' charts.

Here's the list:

Overall Chart Prize (winner only)
Cover of The Deli's Spring issue (out in Arpil 2010)

Overall Chart Prize for 2nd and 3rd place
Smaller Picture on The Deli's Spring issue's cover

Readers' Chart Prize (winner only)
Interview on a Deli issue

The Deli's Staff


Pop-folkists Homesick Elephant play free set TONIGHT at Hyperion Tavern

Homesick Elephant | "Hold Me Close"

One of The Deli LA's favorite folk outfits Homesick Elephant are playing a free set tonight (Thursday) at Hyperion Tavern. Their live sets are so damn fun and cute that we just want to pinch their figurative cheek, so check out the melodic-laden duo when they hit the stage at 9. Did we mention it's free?


Live: Meiko unplugged at Hotel Cafe

Sara Tan

The last thing you'd expect from a big-eyed, porcelain-faced indie-pop princess would be a curse word or a dirty joke, let alone a song about going deep (emotionally, that is) or being the "other" woman—but it was obvious from the get-go that Meiko felt right at home. Maybe that's the reason why fans flooded the Hotel Cafe Tuesday night for her impromptu set filled with her melancholy tunes about love, heartbreak, and frustrations, complete with personal anecdotes about breaking her nose and wanting to murder Santa (kidding, of course). Meiko, fresh from her tour with Jewel, stood solo sans her band for a charming acoustic performance of old and new songs including “Reasons to Love You” and her own seductive Christmas carol “Maybe Next Year (X-mas Song).” It was a warm homecoming for the once-upon-a-time Hotel Cafe waitress whose deeply rich, yet sweet sounding voice continues to reel us in. -Sara Tan


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