Every year I never have the intention of making a year-end list, but then I start seeing others rolling out, and think to myself - why not? There are plenty of Philly releases that deserve to be mentioned each year. I might as well give into the fact that another one will be coming next year. 2012 is/was a great year for local releases. I started off wanting to keep my list to 20, and obviously things didn’t go as I had planned. I just kept coming across more albums that I felt should be included. I finally decided to cap it off at 40 (though I still could’ve added more - my apologies to those who weren’t mentioned) or else I would’ve never gotten around to getting it up. Well, here is my final post of 2012. I look forward to seeing you on the other side. Happy New Year, and cheers!!! - Q.D. Tran
Weathervane Music’s critically-acclaimed video documentary series, Shaking Through, just released their new episode with Secret Mountains, which was curated by The Deli’s Executive Editor Q.D. Tran. You can check out the beautifully done video and learn more about the featured artists and their recording process HERE.
We are excited to announce that The Deli’s Executive Editor Q.D. Tran will be curating Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA in September! The current lineup is the awesomely unpredictable Jason Ferraro from The Homophones (9/4), ambient sonic experimentalists Tadoma and Arc in Round’s Jeff Zeigler performing separate sets (9/11), countrified indie pop sweethearts Arrah and the Ferns (9/18), and geek-rock royalties Vintage Kicks (9/25). Expect some wild, weird, fun stuff happening at Tuesday Tune-Out in September with much love!