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New Asteroid #4 Album Drops Today & Available for Streaming This Week via Spinner

The Asteroid #4 released their sixth album Hail To The Clear Figurines today via The Committee to Keep Music Evil, the record label owned by the infamous Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre). You can stream the whole record this week via Spinner. Below is a video for the album’s opening track “Wicked Wire” (which also appeared on Clean Air Clear Stars 2009 Compilation). You can purchase the record Hail To The Clear Figurines here. Enjoy! - The Deli Staff
 

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NoLibs Music Fest Rundown at The Fire Feb. 8 - 13

It’s Northern Liberties Music Festival week at The Fire! So here’s your opportunity to catch a lot of interesting local acts in an intimate venue. Here’s a quick rundown of what you might not want to miss this week. Now, if you like a good cover tune, you can’t really go wrong this evening with the songs of Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Hezekiah Jones, Ron Gallo, Chris Kasper, and many more will be sharing their renditions of some of their favorites. On Wednesday evening, the sounds of hip hop are taking over The Fire. O.G. Schoolly D will be headlining the bill, but he will be having plenty of support from rhyme-slinging, lyrical warrior Reef the Lost Cauze, Verso, Dru Chris and Alien Architect. We’re a little confused why Thursday’s lineup isn’t booked for a weekend evening. With the bill of Toy Soldiers, Adam & Dave's Bloodline, East Hundred, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Dangerous Ponies, Arrah and The Ferns, and Attia Taylor, this is a certainly a highlight of the festival and should sell out (definitely, if it were a Friday or Saturday night)! But Friday is all about Cookie Rabinowitz featuring Schoolly D. Please do yourself a favor. Go check out the Cookie Rabinowitz animated series here, and you’ll also get some behind the scenes footage with Freeway. Saturday begins to wind down the festival, and is a good time for deadicated XPN fans to escape the confines of the Tin Angel and World Café Live, and see what’s been happening on Girard Ave. with Andrew Lipke, Sisters 3, Cowmuddy, Emily Zeitlyn (of The Weeds), and Charlotte Littlehales. And on Sunday, dirty Jerz will be representing at the fest and hosted by locals Bruce Lucy and The Rowdies. There you go. Now head out this week to whatever strikes your fancy! - The Deli Staff
 
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Benefit for Girls Rock Philly at The Rotunda Feb. 8

All the ladies that rock in Philly need to be at The Rotunda tonight as well as the men and women who love them! No Wavelength has put together another rad event for the local music community. There will be a panel discussion that will include Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Sara Marcus (author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution), Katy Otto (activist and founder of Exotic Fever Records), and Beth Warshaw-Duncan (Executive Director of Girls Rock Philly) at Kelly Writers House. Unfortunately, spots for the panel discussion have been sold out for a long time now, but you can watch the event for FREE because it will be streaming (6pm) at The Rotunda. It will not be recorded so this will be your only opportunity to check it out. Afterwards, get ready to rock with Trophy Wife, Whore Paint, Cat Vet and Slutever. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Girls Rock Philly so pay it forward! The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., 8pm, $5 - $10 donation, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
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Sun Airway - The Deli’s Philly Best Emerging Artists of 2010

Dear Deli Readers,

At the bottom of this blog entry you can find the final chart of our Best of Philly Emerging Artists 2010 Poll. Congrats to Sun Airway who won our overall poll!
 

Special thanks to this year’s Deli poll jurors (listed below), writers, readers, and all the artists and their fans who participated - you rock! We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.

The Deli’s Poll Jurors:
Grace Ambrose, Booker, No Wavelength, Kate Bracaglia, Writer & Editor, Underwater Explosions/Phrequency/uwishunu, Abigail Bruley, Music Editor, two.one.five Magazine, Mikele Edwards, Booker, Silk City, Leah Kauffman, Editor, Phrequency, Kevin Kennedy, Blogger, The Swollen Fox, Jorgan Krug, Sound Engineer, The Ox/World Café Live, Josh T. Landow, DJ, Y-Not Radio, Jeff Meyers, Booker, Beartrap Booking, Alex Nic, Booker, Pilam, Chris Perella, Booker, The Blockley, Mark Schoneveld, Blogger & Record Label Owner, yvynyl/Small Plates Records, Sara Sherr, Booker & Writer, Sugar Town/Philadelphia Daily News, Emily Simpson, Assistant Production Manager, Kung Fu Necktie, Jon Solomon, DJ & Record Label Owner, WPRB/Comedy Minus One, Q.D. Tran, Associate Editor, The Deli Magazine, John Vettese, DJ & Writer, Y-Rock Philly Local/City Paper/The Key, Chris Ward, Booker, Johnny Brenda’s, Bruce Warren, Program Director & Blogger, WXPN/Some Velvet Blog/The Key, Emma Zumberge, Blogger, The World in a Paper Cup
 
 

 
It seems like everything happened so quickly in 2010 for Sun Airway, as things tend to do these days for young artists/bands due to the power of the internet. It’s easy to remember when tracks like “Put the Days Away”, “Waiting on You”, and “Oh, Naoko” began to surface in the blogosphere, which quickly caught the attention of Dead Oceans. Though Sun Airway might feel like an overnight sensation to some, Jon Barthmus and Patrick Marsceill have been heavily involve with the local Philly music scene for years with their former band The A-sides. In fact, most of the tracks that are featured on Sun Airway’s excellent debut Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier were originally written for The A-sides, but after feeling like the band had run its course and having been inspired by artists like Brian Eno and Manitoba’s Up Into Flames as well as 60s and 70s pop, you find the duo melding these styles together creating beautiful tracks all ready to be unleashed on the world. We're thinking that their tour in 2010 with Bear in Heaven and Twin Shadow (The Deli’s NYC Best of Emerging Artists Poll 2010 Winner) as well as an appearance at CMJ for Pitchfork’s Offline Fest are simply just start off points for Sun Airway. National and international airwaves get ready to be introduced to The Deli’s Philly Best of Emerging Artists Poll 2010 Winner! You can check out our interview with Sun Airway’s Jon Barthmus from last year for our Where Is My Mind? section here as well as our review of Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier here.

 

2. Reading Rainbow

You should already know Reading Rainbow by now. They started last year on the right foot by winning The Deli’s Philly Best of Emerging Artists Poll 2009. After rockin’ the fuck out at SXSW, the band received the opportunity to release their sophmore full-length album on Hozac Records. Thus, the process to put together their release Prism Eyes began its journey. The duo recorded most of their album down in Virginia with pals Eternal Summers, and were chosen to participate in Weathervane’s Shaking Through, which allowed them more time in a professional studio to record three tracks for their Hozac release and helped to give Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton their first taste of Pitchfork love that quickly thrust them into the national spotlight. Prism Eyes was released and waves of positive reviews flooded the internet. You would think that would be enough to happen to one band in a year, but not for the dynamic couple of Reading Rainbow. The pair also threw down for Daytrotter, hit the road with Dum Dum Girls, released a split 7" with Brooklyn's Coasting on French label Atelier Ciseaux (just weeks after Prism Eyes was released), and signed to monster booking agency Billions. Reading Rainbow is one of those outfits that should get all the attention it gets. They already have a slew of upcoming shows scheduled at SXSW as well as tours with The Dodos and Dum Dum Girls so 2011 better watch out! You can check out our interview with Reading Rainbow from last year for our Where Is My Mind? section here as well as our review of Prism Eyes here.

 

3. Creepoid

Yes, Creepoid has been a band for barely over a year, and if it wasn’t for that fateful storm that snowed-in lead singer Sean Miller and drummer Pat Troxell and now bassist/vocalist Anna Troxell with a vintage recording machine, we might have never discovered this charismatic outfit filled with the spirit of Kurt Cobain and that 90’s Grunge angst all heroined out (as we have stated before). We also think others instantly recognized that there was something special about this band. After all, when your first show is opening for Best Coast and Reading Rainbow and your second show is opening for Kurt Vile & the Violators, someone out there believes that you deserve to be on those bills as well. Creepoid has received plenty of local love from the beginning and with the recent release of their kick-ass debut full-length Horse Heaven on Ian Records (The Deli’s Philly Record Label of the Year 2010), we're thinking that it is only a matter of time when the rest of the world will realize it too. Expect another new EP from the local gang this summer. You can check out our interview with Creepoid from this year for our Where Is My Mind? section here as well as our review of Horse Heaven here.

 

 
Artist
J
W
F

OS

TOTAL
 
1
Sun Airway
12
2
0.01
 
14.01
2
Reading Rainbow
13
1
0.005
 
14.005
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3
Creepoid
9
1
0.021
0.5
10.521
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4
Party Photographers
8
 
0.01
 
8.01
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5
Strand of Oaks
5
1
0.064
 
6.064
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6
Grandchildren
3
2
0.033
 
5.033
icon
7
The Spooks
5
 
0
 
5
icon
8
Levee Drivers
3
1
0.173
 
4.173
icon
9
Golden Ages
2
2
0.046
 
4.046
icon
10 
The Homophones
1
3
0.017
 
4.017
icon
11
The War on Drugs
2
2
0.014
 
4.014
icon
12
Drink Up Buttercup
4
 
0.007
 
4.007
icon
13
Chiddy Bang
3
1
0.005
 
4.005
icon
14
Purling Hiss
3
1
0.003
 
4.003
icon
15
Penrose
 
 
3
1
4
icon
 
Univox
 
2
2
 
4
icon
17
Hop Along
3
 
0.114
 
3.114
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18
Algernon Cadwallader
3
 
0.036
 
3.036
icon
 19
Gang
3
 
0.021
 
3.021
icon
20
Prowler
3
 
0.018
 
3.018
icon
21
Free Energy
3
 
0.013
 
3.013
icon
22
Johnny Miles & the Waywards
3
 
0.005
 
3.005
icon
23
Far-Out Fangtooth
3
 
0.003
 
3.003
icon
24
Nightlands
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
icon
25
Ryat
 
1
1
1
3
icon
26
Swift Technique
2
 
0.5
 
2.5
icon
27
Goodnight Lights
2
 
0.15
 
2.15
icon
28
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb
1
1
0.03
 
2.03
icon
29
Nicos Gun
2
 
0.008
 
2.008
icon
 
Power Animal
2
 
0.008
 
2.008
icon
31
Sweet Lights
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
icon
32
The Divine Lorraine
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
icon
33
The Synth Sircus
 
 
1.5
0.5
2
icon
34
The Armchairs
1
 
0.083
 
1.083
icon
35
Thom McCarthey
1
 
0.056
 
1.056
icon
36
Cat Vet
1
 
0.05
 
1.05
icon
37
Busses
1
 
0.018
 
1.018
icon
38
Moon Women
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
icon
39
East Hundred
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
icon
40
Blackhawks
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
The Swimmers
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
 
Close to Good
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
icon
43
The Sounds of Kaleidoscope
1
 
0
 
1
icon
44
Suzie Brown
 
 
0.036
0.75
0.786
icon
45
Hair Rocket
 
 
0.007
0.75
0.757
icon
46
Peter Joseph & the Roaring...
 
 
0.131
0.5
0.631
icon
47
Da Comrade!
 
 
0.085
0.5
0.585
icon
48
Science Fiction Fantasy
 
 
0.021
0.5
0.521
icon
49
Negative Department
 
 
0.019
0.5
0.519
icon
50
Hermit Thrushes
 
 
0.005
0.5
0.505
icon
51
Lillie Ruth Bussey
 
 
0.002
0.5
0.502
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Legend: J = Jury - OS = Open Submissions - W = Deli Writers - F = Fans

Much love,

The Deli Staff

 

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Penrose Win Best of Philly 2010 Fans' Poll

Congrats to Penrose, who won the fans' section of our Best of Philly Emerging Aritsts Poll 2010. The bluesy classic rock trio was followed by glam-punk arena rockers Univox, and experimental keyboard army The Synth Sircus. We embedded the top 10 at the bottom of this blurb. Check out all the bands - this year we have some great variety!

A pool of 50+ artists were selected in December 2010 mostly by local scene makers (concert promoters, bloggers, DJs, etc., full list here) and part of them through an open submission process. We let the fans vote and these are the results as far as the top 15 positions. We will publish our final results soon including the jurors’ top 10 list and the full composite chart which will include jurors’, Deli writers’, and fans’ votes as well as the open submission phase. Thank you to all who participated this year!

 
Artist
 
1
Penrose
2
Univox
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3
The Synth Sircus
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4
Ryat
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5
Swift Technique
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6
Levee Drivers
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7
Goodnight Lights
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8
Peter Joseph & the Roaring Twenties
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9
Hop Along
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10
Da Comrade!
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11
The Armchairs
12
Strand of Oaks
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13
Thom McCarthey
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14
Cat Vet
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15
Golden Ages
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The Deli Staff

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