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Best SF Emerging Artists of the year: Down Dirty Shake, Disappearing People, French Cassettes

One last post to celebrate the top three bands from our year end Best of SF Poll for Emerging Artists. 

Down Dirty Shake

San Francisco based, psychedelic soul rock group, Down Dirty Shake has been honored with the title of The Deli Magazine San Francisco’s Emerging Artist of 2013. Even without that accomplishment, they are one of the hardest working bands in the Bay Area. This sometimes sultry, sometimes completely rowdy soul band that features the smooth Jim Morrison-esque vocals of lead singer, A.J. Lopez, plays a plethora of shows in San Fran and Oakland.

They played a four-week residency at The Milk Bar in the summer of 2013, and continue to record and release impressively psychedelic recordings. Their January release, The Beauville Boogie features two new songs: Sun Cheyenne and Stoned Love, which are previews of their upcoming full length album.

Down Dirty Shake's sexy ‘60s throwback ballads are completely romantic and lyrically impressive. You can always groove to their love and sex-centric music, as their songs are powerfully soulful, well composed and well written. If you haven’t seen Down Dirty Shake live, you will be doing yourself a favor by experiencing their energetic and wildly entertaining performances. (Note: you can read about DDS in the upcoming SXSW print edition of The Deli Magazine, coming soon!)

Disappearing People

The noisy heavy, dank experimental and unpredictable Oakland based duo, Disappearing People is the runner-up for The Deli Magazine San Francisco Emerging artist band of 2013. Our hand selected jury and writers really thought DP was one of the cream of the crop in the SF Bay scene. We completely agree. This band's otherworldly dissonance and musical experimentation will take you on a wild ride, and show that music doesn't have to be structured and pop oriented to move a crowd!

French Cassettes

French Cassettes is a veteran emerging band, finally getting their recognition as they were the second runner-up on the poll. They've proven time and time again that they can record great records, fill a room of anticipating and supportive fans and make their mark on the local music scene. We're always happy to cover this well rounded indie pop band. They're playing Noisepop 2014 this month in San Francisco, so keep an eye out here at The Deli SF for more details about their appearance!

Now that the poll is officially over, the Deli staff would like to thank all of the local jurors, artists, readers and writers for participating and making this year's Emerging Artist poll a great success. We look forward to introducing a new list of emerging bands next year as we continue to cover and support the SF Bay's underground and indie music scene.

Also look out for interviews with the winners of our Reader's poll, Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony and 2013's Emerging Artist of the Year, Down Dirty Shake - SF Editor, je

 

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Best of 2013 Poll for SF Bay Area Emerging Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging SF Bay Area Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to vintage sounding psych rockers Down Dirty Shake (pictured) for winning it! Thumbs up also to dissonance masters Disappearing People (ion second place) and to bronze medal winners indie pop high fivers French Cassettes who bring a wave of optimism to this truly out there top 3... but it's SF, baby! (Oh and there's no medal, really...)

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ SF Bay Area scene expert (our jury, list at the bottom) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music SF Bay Area produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING SF BAY AREA ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
W
OS
R
TOT
 
1
Down Dirty Shake
7
 
 
1.5
8.5
2
Disappearing People
6
1
 
0.003
7.003
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3
French Cassettes
3
 
3
0.051
6.051
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4
The Love Dimension
6
 
 
0.015
6.015
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5
Chasms
6
 
 
0.006
6.006
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6
8th Grader
3
1
 
0.052
4.052
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7
Meat Market
3
1
 
0.012
4.012
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8
JAM
2
 
2
0.004
4.004
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9
Everyone is Dirty
3
 
 
0.096
3.096
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10
Sea Dramas
 
 
3
0.045
3.045
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11

Twin Steps
2
1
 
0.037
3.037
12
Black Cobra Vipers
3
 
 
0.008
3.008
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13
Cellar Doors
3
 
 
0.005
3.005
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14
Happy Fangs
3
 
 
0.001
3.001
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15
Major Powers & The Lo-Fi...
 
 
1
2
3
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California Honeydrops
2
 
 
1
3
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Koruscant Weekend
2
1
 
0
3
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18
False Priest
1
 
1
0.091
2.091
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19
Range of Light Wilderness
2
 
 
0.046
2.046
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20
Miserable
2
 
 
0.011
2.011
21
Fuzz
2
 
 
0.009
2.009
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22
Fine Steps
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
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Warm Soda
2
 
 
0.007
2.007
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24
Gitter Wizard
2
 
 
0.005
2.005
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25
Cold Beat
1
1
 
0.004
2.004
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Asteroid #4
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
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The Family Crest
2
 
 
0.004
2.004
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There's Talk
1
1
 
0.004
2.004
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29
Blackbird Blackbird
2
 
 
0.003
2.003
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30
Art Elliot
 
 
1.5
0.024
1.524
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31
Devin Farney
 
 
1.5
0.018
1.518
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32
Agony Aunts
 
 
1
0.5
1.5
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Airs
1
 
 
0.5
1.5
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34
Owl Paws
 
 
1
0.092
1.092
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35
Down and Outlaws
1
 
 
0.082
1.082
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36
Seshen
1
 
 
0.069
1.069
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37
The She's
1
 
 
0.053
1.053
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38
Chris Klippel
 
 
1
0.035
1.035
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39
Fritz Montana
 
 
1
0.027
1.027
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Religious Girls
1
 
 
0.027
1.027
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41
Hot Lunch
1
 
 
0.025
1.025
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42
Electric Shepherd
1
 
 
0.016
1.016
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Spider Heart
1
 
 
0.016
1.016
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44
Psychic Jiu Jitsu
1
 
 
0.015
1.015
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Scraper
1
 
 
0.015
1.015
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46
Front Country
1
 
 
0.004
1.004
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47
Churches
1
 
 
0.003
1.003
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Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff

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Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony is The Deli Readers' Best SF Band of 2013!

San Fran Deli Readers,

The Deli's Best of SF 2013 Readers and Fans' Poll for Emerging Artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging SF Area bands and artists in our list of nominees.

Congrats to Oakland's opera-rock revivalists Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony (pictured and streaming) for being The Deli Readers' Best Emerging SF Artist of 2013!

Kudos also to Psych Rockers Down Dirty Shake and soul charmers The California Honeydrops who placed second and third respectively.

Here's this poll's top 10 chart for the readers' poll, full results can be found on the right hand side of this page.

BEST OF SF 2013 - READERS' POLL RESULTS
 
Artists
Reader Votes
 
1
Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony
575
2
Down Dirty Shake
328
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3
California Honeydrops
241
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4
Agony Aunts
180
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5
Airs
129
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6
Everyone is Dirty
96
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7
Owl Paws
92
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8
False Priest
91
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9
Down and Outlaws
82
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10
The Seshen
69
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MOST IMPORTANTLY THOUGH! Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging SF Artist of 2013.

The Deli's Staff

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Down Dirty Shake Alamoon Style Like Revelators Buzzmutt Play Uptown in Oakland - 1/10

Are you ready for a night of '60s influenced rock n' roll? If so, we've got an event in mind! This Friday, the Uptown in Oakland will host a show with the likes of Alamoon, Down Dirty Shake, Style Like Revelators and Buzzmutt. Here's the lowdown on the bands: Alamoon is a female-fronted psych rock project with lyrics that give nods to Jefferson Airplane, but with a contemporary twist. San Francisco based, Down Dirty Shake posesses a heavily influenced 60s soul and rock n' roll vibe. Style Like Revelators, a fuzzed-out blues rock outfit coming from the Central Valley, plays their own style of heavy-hitting, long-form compositions. And last, but certainly not least, Buzzmutt is a psych-tinged, noise rock band hailing from San Francisco.

They're all amazing bands with an awesome sound. If you're up for a night of vintage rock n' roll fun, let these bands be your guide for the night. You'll have a great time! -Erin Dage

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