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The Deli's SXSW Issue 2014 is online!

Read it digitally here.

P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!





Welles plays the Basement 6/28

 Welles is from a very small town in Arkansas called Ozark, which gives context for the nostalgia at the forefront of his song "Seventeen." It starts small, with Welles' voice accompanied by an acoustic guitar, but builds into a gritty, anything-goes rock chorus that feels like it represents the emotional conundrum of being a teenager. "I can see past your short hair / tellin' me that you don't care / he ain't here but he's somewhere / I'm all fucked up so I don't care" are some of my favorite lines in song to date. A little honesty goes a long way. Catch Welles live at the Basement 6/28. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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Beth White is sweetly soulful in 'Soul Evolution', plays Douglas Corner Cafe 6/22

 Beth White's record Soul Evolution is lush, sweet, and warm. "Work This Out" makes use of a tasteful horn section and showcases a gospel choir, and "If It Makes You Happy" is so delightfully serene that it made me smile. But easy-going songwriting and arrangement aside- White's voice is stunning. It's powerful but not in an intrusive way, and her vocal runs are nuanced and stretched so that you just want to hear more of them. White takes influence from Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse, but infuses a dose of sunshine. She plays the Douglas Corner Cafe tomorrow, 6/22. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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Roanoke plays 'Where I Roam' record release show at the Basement 6/23

 Roanoke is a delightful folk collective with a luscious new music video out called "Silent Films." The video incorporates double-exposed clips of the band and nostalgic scenes of highways and countrysides. "Imagine what we'd see in our own silent films" is sung in exquisite two-part harmony by Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley, two voices blending like lovers falling into each others' arms. Simply mesmerizing. Catch the group's release show for their new record Where I Roam next week at the Basement, 6/23. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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The Stray Birds "Nothing To Say About It Now" turns resignation into catharsis

 "Love has nothing to say about it now" sing Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven in unison, until de Vitry's voice vanishes into the distance with a repeated "nothing to say about it now..." The new Stray Birds' (de Vitry, Craven and Charlie Muench) single "Nothing To Say About It Now" creeps up from behind and pulls at your heartstrings unexpectedly. Somewhere between a crystal clear electric guitar that repeats the main vocal melody and a subtle acoustic guitar that drifts into the ether, this song completely stole my breath away. I'm surely not the only one eager to hear the band's new album Let It Pass, out 9/7. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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