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Residency Alert: Princeton at Spaceland every Monday in Feb.


Princeton | "Calypso Gold"
Dir. by Alexander Klein

Don't let the name fool you. Princeton come from West LA, and carry with them a repertoire of symphonic-pop gems that really embrace California melodies. Every Monday in February, they take the stage at Spaceland -- acquaint yourself with their debut LP Coccon of Love for a preview of tunes that will make any Vampire Weekend fan an even happier one.

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A quick look outside your local scene: The other Deli Best of 2009 Polls

Rockers, Folkers and Poppers of all ages, sexes and hair colors,

The Deli's regional Year End Best of Polls for emerging artists are finally over and it's time to have a quick look at what's going on outside your local scene. Here's a recap of the winners of our nine polls with links to overall charts and readers' polls results:

AUSTIN - Winner: Stereo Is a Lie
Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

CHICAGO - Winner: I Fight Dragons

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

LOS ANGELES - Winner: Local Natives

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NASHVILLE - Winner: Those Darlins

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NEW ENGLAND- Winner: Mean Creek

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

NYC - Winner: Talk Normal

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PORTLAND - Winner: Explode into Colors

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PHILLY - Winner: Reading Rainbow

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

SF BAY AREA - Winner: Girls

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

The Deli's Staff





Local Natives are The Deli's Best Emerging LA Band of 2009!

Deli-cious Readers,

After weeks of voting and calculating we finally have the winner of our LA Best of 2009 Poll for emerging artists. Local Natives topped our final chart thanks to a very strong consensus amongst our Jurors - mostly composed of local venue promoters, independent radio DJs, record store staff etc. (list coming soon). Because of this the band will be rewarded with the cover of the Spring Issue of The Deli Magazine! Hurrah!

This is their new video of the single Airplanes - coincidentally released today!



Also congrats to Fitz and the Tantrums and Crash Kings, who placed 2nd and third in the Overall charts, and Light FMMy Imaginary Friend and Lemon Sun, who rocked on the Fans' Poll side of things (see the readers' Top 10 chart in the next blog entry).

Here's the Final Overall Chart of our Best of LA Poll 2009 for emerging artists:

 
Artist
Jury
Writers
Readers
Total
 
1
Local Natives

9

1
0.026
10.026
2
Fitz & The Tantrums
4
1
0.044
5.044
3
Crash Kings
4
1
0.024
5.024
4
Warpaint
3
1.5
0.021
4.521
5
Mississippi Man
2
2
0.102
4.102
6
Emily Wells
3
1
0.011
4.011
7
Nosaj Thing
3
1
0.008
4.008
8
Robert Francis
3
1
0.004
4.004
9
Globes on Remote
3
1
0.002
4.002
10
Light FM
 
1
3
4
11
Evan Voytas
3
 
0.047
3.047
12
Audra Mae
3
 
0.003
3.003
13
Jump Clubb
3
 
0.001
3.001

14

My Imaginary Friends
 
0.75
2
2.75
15
Chasing Kings
2
 
0.347
2.347
16
Professor Calculus
2
 
0.07
2.07
17
Edward Sharpe & The...
2
 
0.021
2.021
18
The Growlers
2
 
0.01
2.01
19
Happy Hollows
2
 
0.009
2.009
20
Foreign Born
1
1
0.005
2.005
21
Slo-mo Erotic
2
 
0.002
2.002
22
Gaslamp Killer
2
 
0.001
2.001
23
Lemon Sun
1
 
1
2
24
Spindrift
 
1.5
0.003
1.503
25
KillKillKill
1
 
0.093
1.093
26
Active Child
1
 
0.062
1.062
27
Dirt Dress
1
 
0.047
1.047
28
Dawes
1
 
0.011
1.011
29
Best Coast
1
 
0.008
1.008
30
Afternoons
1
 
0.007
1.007

As we are sure you'll be wondering how the point system works, each juror was asked to vote for 3 LA based emerging artists (best band gets 3 points, 2nd best gets 2 and 3rd best gets 1 point); Deli writers also had 3 choices, but they only counted 1 point each. Reader's vote counted 3 points for the winner, 2 for second place, 1 for 3rd place, 0.001 per vote for all the other artists. Open Contest points (here added to the writers' column) counted 1 point for the winner, 0.75 for 2nd place and 3rd for 3rd place. If you want to get even more confused check out the poll's rules here. It's just a little complicated, but extremely transparent!


This chart of course doesn't represent the "truth" about the emerging LA scene, but we did our best to create a system that has some kind of validity. For us this poll is really just a fun way to give exposure to (and also get to know some new) emerging local artists, keep in touch with what's going on in the scene and waste a lot of time organizing 9 (nine) of these polls in each city we cover.

An exhausted Deli's Staff.

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Best of LA 2009 Readers' Poll - Final Chart

BEST OF LA 2009 -
FANS' POLL RESULTS
 
  Artist  
Score
     
 
1 Light FM
632
2 My Imaginary Friends
544
3 Lemon Sun
382
4 Chasing Kings
347
5 Mississippi Man
102
6 KillKillKill
93
7 Professor Calculus
70
8 Active Child
62
9 Evan Voytas
47
  Dirt Dress
47
 
 
This is the final top 10 of The Deli's Best of LA Fans' Poll. This Poll is based solely on the votes cast by the bands' fans and Deli readers.

All the artists in this list were either nominated by our juror or selected through our Open Contest in late December.
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Imaad Wasif gears up for SXSW with Spaceland residency


Imaad Wasif | "Redeemer"

Acoustic psych-rock songwriter Imaad Wasif isn't a stranger to success. After pairing up with Karen O, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, and Little Jack Lawrence on the score for the Spike Jonze adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are, momentum for the Wasif clan picked up fast enough for a spot a showcased artist spot at SXSW. Before Wasif makes a bigger name for himself at the infamous Texas music bender, he'll be playing Thursdays at Spaceland in February, followed by a tour with Dead Meadow.

Imaad Wasif plays Spaceland February 4, 11 and 18.

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