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Still Accepting Submissions for The Deli's Year End Best of Philly 2010 Poll

Deli-rious Readership,

The week for bands to apply for free to our Year End Best of Philly 2010 Poll is over, but submissions aren't closed yet - we are now still accepting them until December 31 HERE, through SonicBids, with a $5 submission fee. It's the first time we’ve charged musicians for anything, but these polls take so much of our time that we needed to find a way to offset some of the personal effort we put into them. We hope that you understand.

The Deli's Polls' mission is to highlight the best local bands that emerged in 2010 in the 10 scenes that we cover - the full list of Deli cities can be found here.

Our polling system (based on the votes of a local jury of scene makers and partially on our readers' votes) has rewarded in the past artists like Local Natives, Yeasayer, Girls, Chairlift, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian (among others) before they hit it big.

The summary of last year's polls (each city's top 3 + readers’ poll winner) is available for you here. A full explanation of the polling system can also be found here.

We hope that you'll submit your music. The more bands that submit; the more accurate our poll can be - all bands will be considered!

Good luck, and…we swear that we will listen to your music!

The Deli Staff


The Roots Score Black Thought’s Return to the Big Screen!

OK, so we’ve run into ?uestlove grabbing some grub a number of times at Ishkabibble’s (mmm…cheese fries), but it must be a deserved dinner break from the studio because besides releasing one of their best albums in years (not Wake Up!) and learning all those tunes to perform with Jimmy Fallon’s guests each night, you can add scoring a movie to their 2010 credits. The Roots composed and performed the music for Night Catches Us, which was filmed in sections of Germantown and has the return of Black Thought to the big screen. It is currently showing at the Ritz in Philly and in other cities. You can check out the official trailer below. - The Deli Staff


Reading Rainbow Joining Dum Dum Girls on Tour!

Dum Dum Girls recently tweeted that Reading Rainbow will be joining the last leg of their tour. DDG had cancelled a highly-anticipated show in November at Johnny Brenda’s with Reading Rainbow and Party Photographers due to the passing of frontwoman Dee Dee’s mother. However, according to R5's website, it will be Party Photographers opening the rescheduled show on Saturday, March 5 at JB’s with touring mates Minks. You can purchase tickets for the event here. - The Deli Staff

The Fallen Troubadours Open for Frog Holler at JB’s Dec. 11

With songs like “Enemies”, “When We Were Young”, and “To the Ground”, the best way you can describe the sound blasts hammered out by The Fallen Troubadours is rollicking. The Hamburg-based six-piece’s version of roots music takes the noble parts of troubled folk, the beefy parts of vintage Americana, and a sultry dash of ‘50s good-girl soul to produce catchy, barefaced rock ‘n’ roll that’s ready for a good toe-tapping, bottle-smashing good time or a swell lunch date at a misty diner. They’re currently working diligently on their debut album for Candy Colored Dragon (even taking a general break from performing to do so), which, while originally set for a fall release, is now slated to drop later this month. In the meantime, strap on your boots and waltz over to Johnny Brenda’s where The Fallen Troubadours will stomp open the stage tonight with fellow Pennsylvanians and folk-rock enthusiasts Frog Holler. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10 - Annamarya Scaccia

Weekend Warrior, December 10 - 12

What’s at the top of our list this weekend? R5’s Punk Rock Flea Market is this Saturday! We know. That’s not a show. But fuck it - a chance to win a lifetime pass to all future R5 shows deserves to be at the top of any list! Yes, we secretly want no one to show up to increase one of our chances, but you should really go and support an organization that has been positively supporting the local indie music scene for years. And we want to keep it that way! Plus there will be 250 tables of cool shit to purchase, look at and play with. And if you are still buzzing from your shopper’s high, swing on by The Blockley and get really HIGH for our real Weekend Warrior pick with The Armchairs, Illinois, Da Comrade!, Arrah and the Ferns, and The Deli. We know that college finals are wrapping up, but before you head back to living a boring life at home again with your parents (sorry, recent twenty-something graduates for reminding you), it’s time to toast the evening away with plenty of good friends and good tunes. This is The Deli’s second last sponsored event of the year. (BTW: We also hope to you this Thursday at Kung Fu Necktie for the debut of The Deli’s Pipeline Series with The Notekillers, Electric Tickle Machine and Creepoid.) The count down is on! The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., 8pm, $6 adv/$8 door, 21+


More local flavors…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Strand of Oaks, SAT Frog Holler and The Fallen Troubadours
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Tulanes and Mean Streets, SAT Blood Rhythm
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Dirty Diamond's 4th Annual Vagina Jam w/ Handsome Petes, SAT Atomic Square and Defog, SUN New Kings and Local Dub
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Igor's Egg and Flux Capicitor, SUN Dangerous Ponies
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Hamburger Hunt, SAT The Midnight Beat
Tritone (1508 South St.) FRI Jukebox Zeros and Full Blown Cherry, SAT The Mighty Paradocs and Joe Jordan Experiment, SUN The Sound of the Kaleidoscope and Blackhawks
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Chrononaut, Dirt Worshipper, Wizard Eye
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Where's The Band After Party w/ Pulling Punches
The Ox (you should know by now or ask a friend) SUN Agent Moosehead and Tongue Sculptors
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Kuf Knotz and Lizanne Knott
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) FRI Uke Ellington and Kevin James Holland
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI Dangerbird CD Realease Party w/Mikingmihrab
Younglove (5011 Baltimore Ave.) SAT Party Photographers and Sea Soft
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Jukebox the Ghost

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