San Francisco based singer/songwriter, Jeff Campbell has been named one of the top 10 finalists in the 2013 Guitart Center Singer/Songwriter Competition. Campbell was chosen along with the other finalists by Grammy Award winning producer, John Shanks, who has produced 67 #1 albums, and will produce a four track EP for the winner of the competition. As a finalist, Jeff has already won a Martin acoustic/electric guitar and a standard Telecaster, amoung other great tools and resources. Shanks will name the winner of the competition after watching Jeff and the other finalists perform live at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on March 2nd. Check out the video that got Campbell the top honors in the competition.
This year The Deli will present in full force in Austin during the unmentionable Live Music Fest. We were asked to help book a small room in Downtown West, and this idea became our first Deli Hangover Hideout!!! Check out this outstanding lineup of (mostly) singer songwriters and acoustic bands.
Kacey Johansing, an accomplished singer/songwriter based in San Francisco, has released her sophomore LP, Grand Estates. Her feminine and melodious new album is the follow up to her 2010 debut album, Many Seasons, and deals with the subject matter of loss. Grand Estates is dedicated to Kacey's loved ones that she lost during the recording of the album. Kacey is also playing a string of shows in March between San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival and Austin's SXSW Fest.
NOISE POP FESTIVAL - MARCH 2nd 2013 @ The Great American Music Hall - All Ages - Doors open at 7 pm
San Francisco based experimental garage rock band, Petejota has released their debut EP, Hunting for Pleasure. This band's music is unqiuely interesting and almost embodies math rock components due to their experimental and strangly syncopated music. This fuzzed out Bay Area music project can also fall in sync with SF's psych rock scene as the music is touched with reverb and a bit of passion. Give Hunting for Pleasure a listen if you're looking to hear music that's abstract and creative.
San Francisco based instrumental post rock band Form and Fate have emerged from a long live performance hybernation to play the DNA Lounge on March 6th. After a two year hiatus, Form and Fate will be sharing a bill with Boston based art rock, nugaze metal band, Junius, Death Valley High and Silver Snakes. Do your best not to miss this show. For ticket information, click here:
Having uprooted from Maine and made their way west to San Francisco (a city the band call “a place full of creativity”), Guy Fox have been unveiling their own brand of vivid indie pop to a new audience of receptive Californians. Powered by tidy guitar lines and pretty piano chords, the band’s lush and joyous arrangements are punctuated by trumpets, trombones plus other assorted treats. See them at Rickshaw Shop with Ash Reiter, tonight (02.22) - Dean Van Nguyen
We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging SF Bay Area Band is... DRMS!
This young and talented female fronted indie pop quartet won a really tight race mostly because of a combined jury vote. Americana fiddlers and Readers' Poll winners The Brothers Comatose secured second place (just 0.023 points away) also thanks to 2 point gathered from the jury. Kudos also to intriguing songwriter Lauren O'Connell and surf pop masters Ash Reiter who tied on 3rd.
Please take a look at our chart of 40+ SF Bay area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals directly involved in the local music scene, including promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts. The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli SF readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.
BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
Major Powers & the Lo-Fi...
Trails and Ways
Elephant & Castle
Big Long Now
Veil Veil Varnish
A White Hunter
Coo Coo Birds
Steer the Stars
Eddie Roberts' The West Coast...
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions
The Deli SF's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees.
Congratulations to americana/newgrass group The Brothers Comatose (pictured and video streaming) for being The Deli Readers' Best Emerging SF Artist of 2012!
Here's this poll's top 10 chart, full results can be found here.
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 2012.
Like contemporaries The Black Keys, The Steepwater Band, and The Black Angels, SF’s The Stone Foxes summon the days of hard-driven blues-rock.
Their full-length album Small Fires, set to release February 12th, is suffused with fuzzy guitar riffs, heavy, seductive vocals and dark, simple choruses. Their single “Everybody Knows” alludes to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” weaving a sinister theme into a hard-hitting, disconsolate song. Small Fires delivers as pure a dose of rock as can be found today—gritty, spacious, and to-the-point.
Check them out at Amoeba Records on the 12th or in Oakland at the New Parish Music Hall on the 13th. - Tina Aita
On February 26, Noise Pop returns for its 21st year to bring us independent music, film, and art. There’ll be some incredible emerging—and not so emerging—musicians playing this year, but there’s only room for one preview per blog entry. Here’s the first:
Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Mahgeetah, and LA’s Harriet rock the festival on February 27 at Brick & Mortar. The lineup is a smart gradient from Mahgeetah and Harriet’s rootsy, Wilco-esqe airs, through Social Studies’ pared-down dark pop, to Ramona Falls’ heavily-layered experimental pop.
Doors open at 7:00, and tickets are $12 in advance/$14 at the door. While you tap your foot impatiently, take a look at this interview with Mahgeetah.