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The French Semester kick off 2010 world domination with Echo residency

Next January, pop-art outfit The French Semester hold the legendary Monday night residency at The Echo. With a new member and the recent release of their latest EP Forces Afield, the group seem re-energized and ready to take over 2010 with their mid-fi sound ringing back early Shins and Guided By Voices. But don't be fooled -- their sound's nonchalance has an agenda. Shoegaze? Hardly.

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LA Bands + Artists: Submit to Open Contest for The Deli's Best of LA

Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweethearts in Los Angeles Bands,

As usual, The Deli's Best of Los Angeles Poll (for emerging artists) will assign the cover of our Spring Issue 2010. The polling process is as complex as rocket science (if you want to try and get your head around it be our guest and go here). But if all you are interested in is to be part of it and get some exposure, then take a break from playing your instrument, concentrate, and read the next paragraph:

This year the first phase of this poll allows ANY Los Angeles BAND OR SOLO ARTIST to submit to The Deli for 3 spots in the pool of Best of LA nominees. This phase starts right NOW! 

Submit your music to our Best of Los Angeles Year End Poll HERE by 12.23.2009

By submitting, you will also add your band to our chart system - which will get you some exposure in the future. To be eligible you band needs to have music available online and to have played live at least once in 2009 (and not signed to a major).

A team of Deli writers will chose 3 artists that will be added to the pool of nominees for the next phases of the poll. Winners will be announced in early 2010.

The Deli's Staff
www.thedelimagazine.com

 

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The Deli's Year End Best of LA 2009 Poll Begins! Sponsors and Prizes

Musical peoples from LA and beyond.

A few weeks are left before the end of 2009, and the time has come for our end of year musical "summary". Yes, you got that right: The Deli's "Best of (emerging) LA 2009 Poll" is upon us!

This year we'll have an overall chart including the votes from Jury, Writers and Readers, and a Readers' charts including only the readers' votes. Once again The winner of the overall chart will be rewarded with the cover of the Spring issue of The Deli Magazine LA. But there will be other prizes in vouchers, software and studio time for all the top artists in both charts.

We have a lot to tell you about this, but as this poll couldn't happen without sponsors, we'll start by listing them all, and by thanking them for being part of this.

 Instructions about the poll coming soon!

PREMIUM SPONSORS

BMI Shure


OTHER SPONSORS

Software
iZotope Amplitube Fender Sampletron T-Racks
providing a total of 18 audio plug in for the pool of prizes (9 iZotope, 9 IK Multimedia)

Mastering
Peerless Mastering The Lodge Mastering
providing a total of 10 free mastered songs 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
www.thedelimagazine.com

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In Case You Missed It: Sea Wolf warms up for Thursday's Roxy show with KCRW set

It's been an incredibly busy year for Sea Wolf.  After the release of their sophomore LP White Water, White Bloom (Dangerbird Records), Alex Brown Church and Co. completed a national headlining tour followed by an accompanying spot in, OMG, the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. We can easily excuse the latter, so come out and celebrate Sea Wolf's very good year at the Roxy this Thursday night.

And if you happened to miss Sea Wolf's Morning Becomes Eclectic set this morning, thank the new media gods for the advent of archive.  Enjoy:

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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.

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