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New England Editor: Dan McMahon

 

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What is The Deli?
The Deli Magazine is an independently owned website run by musicians and music writers, covering local music scenes (thus far: AustinNew EnglandChicagoDC AreaKansas CityLos AngelesNashville, New York CityPhiladelphia, PortlandSF Bay Area, and Toronto). The Deli also publishes a quarterly printed publication exclusively focused on the bands and the artists that are part of the NYC and LA music scenes.

Mission Statement
The primary goal of The Deli is to expose local musical artists that have not yet reached a level of international fame: this is why all of our printed articles feature up and coming bands and singer-songwriters (while our websites also cover the most popular breakout bands) .

The secondary goal is to inform and advise the local community of musicians on any other matter related to making music, from recording it to promoting it and performing it. You will find this kind of information in our Delicious Audio Blog and Listings section.

CD Submission Policy
The Deli New England only reviews music from artists based in the New England Area.

At this time we only accept digital submission through our CD Submission System here.

For added exposure, you can post mp3s and a blurb about your band on the local Open Blog [this feature will be back soon].


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE DELI NEW ENGLAND'S EDITORIAL STAFF? SEND YOUR RESUME WITH SAMPLES OF YOUR MUSIC WRITING TO OUR LOCAL EDITOR.

 
 

 

 

 





The Deli's Year End Best of New England '09 Poll! Sponsors + Prizes

Musical peoples from New England 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) New England 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. There will be 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

iZotope Amplitube Fender Sampletron T-Racks

providing a total of 18 audio plug in for the pool of prizes(9 iZotope, 9 IK Multimedia)

If your company is interested in sponsoring or contributing to the pool of prizes for "The Deli Year End Best of Poll" it's not too late! Just contact us here.

The Deli Staff
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The Swaggerin Growlers, Have Nots, Star Fucking Hipsters - 12.12.09 - Middle East Up

 

I caught my first punk show of the winter season this Saturday at the Middle East upstairs at one in the afternoon. Who knew you could do that? I couldn’t remember a show I’d ever been to that had started before 7 PM. Except for the time I saw Raffi, live (incidentally, one of the better performances I’ve ever seen. Even if it was only because I was a four-year-old with a funnel cake watching a Unibomber-lookalike play three chords).

The first act of the night was a Boston five-person folk-punk outfit The Swaggerin’ Growlers. The SGs came out with some real elephant-crushing energy that hardly relented during the course of their set and it wasn’t just one member of the group holding it all up. Whether it was lead vocalist Johnny Swagger contorting his body into some mean Hendrix-style lean-backs (which I’ve never, ever seen someone do at a punk show) or Fiddler/Tin Whistler/Accordionist Annie Growler getting mean on her tin whistle or even just the between-song banter, you could definitely tell that the SGs were there to have some goddamn fun up on that stage. Their fast folk-punk tunes in 4/4 time (with the exception of a 3/4 musical break where the lead singer shouted “WALTZ TIME!!!”), kept the crowd swinging and moshing through most of their set.

--Read the whole review by Dan Schneider HERE

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Interview with The Points North

 

Photo by Graham Marley

Chris North Alspach, Regina Peterson and Dylan Clark make up Boston's The Points North. They just released� I Saw Across The Sound, which is self-described as "vocal harmonies, flute melodies, and bass drum thumps carry the listener through twelve New England ghost-country folk songs, and was released Oct 1st on vinyl, cassette and digital download from Grinding Tapes Recordings."

They have a few dates coming up. Jan 6th @ the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA, Jan 7th @ The Rabbit Hole in Fitchburg, MA and Jan 9th @ Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls, MA .

This is an interview with Chris North Alspach.

The Deli: You all were raised in central MA, and the austerity and tonality of your music seems to draw on more intimate, close-to-the-earth musical traditions. At times, one feels transported into a farmhouse living room in the winter, with a warm fire accompanying the singalong. How has New England played a role in shaping the music you make?

Chris North Alspach:
I appreciate the way you've interpreted our music and I'm glad tosay we've played a few shows in quiet farmhouses with warm firesand friends singing along. They've been very special times as wereally connect with the space. We all grew up in Central Mass. in post-agricultural communities and, after moving away, found that theaesthetic of that place really dominated our creative output. After ending a previous folk music project two years ago Regina and I worked hard learning the Irish flute and octave mandolin and solidifying ourvocal styles. It was all part of an effort to create the peaceful,cold and beautiful sounds that would convey the landscapes weexperienced as children, and the feelings they triggered. We typicallyplay rock venues whether it's a basement or a bar, and part of whatmotivates us to write and perform this style is to be a bridge betweenlisteners in those environments and the world outside.

--Read the whole interview by Bill Braun HERE

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