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Midnight Spin wins Deli's Year End Best of NYC Fans' Poll. Composite Chart announced on Wednesday

It was a long and complicated process, but our Best of NYC Poll has finally come to an end. We have gathered all the data from jurors, writers, and readers, and we have indeed the first verdict: Alt Rockers Midnight Spin are The Deli Readers' Best Emerging Artist of 2009 - they took our Fans' poll by storm with more than 1k votes. Congrats to them! The results of our Composite Chart (the one including the votes from the jury and the writers which will elect the artist that will grace the cover of our spring printed issue) will be announced on Wednesday, as we need a few days to organize it and add up the votes (yeah, we suck at math).

Congrats also to Cavalier Rose and The Shake - who placed 2nd and 3rd in the Fans' Poll. These 3 bands will win some prizes offered by our sponsors, and Midnight Spin also a full feature in a future issue of The Deli.


Deli Issue #21 is out!

Dudes and She Dudes,

The 21st issue of The Deli is out!!! Hurrah!

Glass Ghost on the Cover + features on Lissie Trully, The Antlers, Langhorne Slim, Jones Street Station, plus lots of interviews including Small Black,  Motel Motel, Girls at Dawn, Phenomelal Hanclap Band, Savoir Adore, She Keeps Bees etc. etc...

PHLUS!!!! Super slick new Kitchen section about guitar pedals and plug ins!!!

You can find it in many musical places in The LES, East Village, Chelsea, West Village, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Flatbush and Park Slope.


The Deli's Staff


Weekly Feature 186a: Jones Street Station - live at Mercury on 02.05

Ready for a little taste of good old Americana pie? Patrons at the Housing Works Bookstore and Café in New York City were on Dec. 9, when Brooklyn collective Jones Street Station invaded the used book retailer for a festive performance of folk/country/indie music. The show was packed to the venue’s wooden corners with hipsters who couldn’t help but sway to the beat of the group’s rustic instruments and harmonious synchronized vocals. Fans, shows, unyielding instrumentals and charming songwriting. What more could a band ask for? - Read Cecilia Martinez interview with the band here.


Weekly Feature 186b: Small Black - live at Bklyn Bowl, 02.06

There’s definitely an excess of lo-fi “bedroom pop” acts floating around the Brooklyn music scene lately, but Small Black stands out from the rest for their impeccable songwriting skills and attention to sonic detail. The band’s songs drip hazy, summertime warmth, wrapped up in delicate layers of tape-hiss, samples, drum machine plunks and sanguine synth, all accompanied by laid-back and infectious vocals. The band is Josh Kolenik and Ryan Heyner, and live it consists of Pitchfork.tv contributors Juan Pieczanski and Jeff Curtin, who have since joined the band. They released a self-titled EP in October--which was fittingly recorded in an uncle’s Long Island attic--and have since garnered a lot of critical praise. From the Jesus & Mary Chain-channeling “Despicable Dogs” to the watery depths of the washed-out “Bad Lover,” Small Black delivers perfect noise-pop to brighten the winter months or keep pace with the summer. - Read Bill Dvorak's interview with the band here. (video by Yoonha Park)


Brand new electro NYC band gets da buzz: Brahms

Brahms (who are fortuately NOT an orchestral alt-rock band inspired by the classic German composer) might be new to the scene, but they seem to have their act together, with a series of great shows planned opening for great bands (including Telepathe, Boy Crisis, Body Language, Javelin and Lemonade!) in very cool venues (Glasslands twice, Santos and Mercury within about two months...) At a closer look we do see that Cale Parks is one of the band members - actually... at an even closer look this is exactly the same live band that plays with Cale Parks! Probably Eric Lyle Lodwick project? Anyway, it looks like these guys are getting quite a lot of buzz. Electro-pop music lovers might want to head to Glasslands on January 22 to check them out.


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