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.
We're on the hunt for new faces to add to the Deli Nashville family! If you live in Nashville, have a talent for writing and at least 10 hours per week to throw away on the rock n' roll dream, then you're exactly who we're looking for.
You can do most of the work from home in your pajamas, and the jobs assigned will vary, including simple editing tasks, re-phrasing press releases about bands, posting live shows listings, working on The Deli's database, and some blogging. You will be able attend shows as a writer for The Deli, so being 21+ is by no means a requirement, but it will help you in reaping the full benefits of the internship.
If you're up for a very laid-back challenge, send your clips and writing samples along with a short summary about yourself to nveditor[at]thedelimagazine[dot]com, and good luck!
If you somehow missed all of the hype surrounding one of Nashville's biggest indie events, you may need to check your hearing and keep your ear a little closer to the ground so you aren't missing the coolest part about living your best life in Nashville, Tennessee. East Nashville Underground brought their A-game and a seemingly endless supply of free booze to The East Room on Friday and Saturday nights, selling out their weekend event for the first time in ENU history.
Though we could make it to only the Friday night show at the Underground (as we had a date with the mainstream over at The Ryman on Saturday night), East Nashville Underground's place in the Nashville indie community is undeniable. Highlighting independent bands just as heavily as the independent music community itself, Kristyn and Jared Corder have created an event that defines the romance of being involved in the local music scene in Music City. From new fans to OG Undergrounders to industry folk, it's safe to say that no venue in town housed as many sweaty hugs and eyeball kisses as The East Room did over the weekend.
On Friday, doors opened at 9 and the stage featured the likes of Cult Logic, Vinyl Thief, All Them Witches, Alanna Royale, Machines Are People Too, and Magnolia Sons. All of the bands were predictably stellar, and it was especially thrilling to finally catch Machines Are People Too live. Each set made trying to plan a bathroom break feel like the ultimate music fan's predicament, the easiest solution being just resolving to hold it and concentrating on dancing.
Though we all try our best to broaden the scope of this tight-knit music community that is on the precipice of incredible things at an amazing time, the Corders have created something that is simultaneously intimate and all-inclusive. From their understanding of how to run a solid music event as business owners to their clear love of music as fans themselves, the payoff is something we all benefit from with each passing season of East Nashville Underground. We attempted to live tweet the vibe from The East Room on Friday night, but it's difficult to capture that kind of energy in just 140 characters. But if you missed out on the chance to make it inside or didn't catch a hug from the guy who was giving them to, seriously, just everybody, mark your calendar; East Nashville Underground's doors will re-open on May 10th-11th, and we intend to see you there.
On yesterday's Presidents' Day edition of Steve Gorman Sports!, our very own local basketball team, the Nashville Pioneers, saddled up to the mic to talk about their team goals (aka "The Map Of Imminent Conquest"), giving 115%, and their upcoming games.
Hear Adrien Saporiti, Ben Elkins, and Joe Clemons talk shop right around the 15 minute mark here or hit the player below.
Bonnaroo just announced their lineup over on their YouTube channel and you now have everything you need to prepare for your trip to Manchester this year. 2013's lineup is light on the locals but heavy on the Macca and Wu Tang. If you missed the hour-long announcement, don't worry-- we've got you covered:
Mumford & Sons
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Of Monsters and Men
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!
Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests
Portugal. The Man
Sam Bush & Del McCoury
Matt & Kim
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
Noam Pikelny & Friends
Amadou & Mariam
Father John Misty
The Tallest Man On Earth
Walk The Moon
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
twenty | one | pilots
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
JEFF The Brotherhood
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Matthew E. White
The festival takes place from June 13th-16th. Get excited. We'll see you in the sweltering and unforgiving summer humidity.
We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging Nashville Artist is Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes! The band received high scores all around in our poll, with votes pouring in from jurors, Deli writers, and readers, which is something quite rare and conjures up a fully deserved win. Indie-rockers The Paranormals placed second followed by the Southern blues band Luella & the Sun who came in at third.
Please take a look at our chart of 50+ Nashville-area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals involved in local music. This includes promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts, who are listed below (thanks y’all). The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli Nashville contributors, readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.
BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
Luella & the Sun
The Young International
Fly Golden Eagle
Kopecky Family Band
The Kingston Springs
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
Kristen Cothron & the Darkside
Two Bit Charlie
Evan P. Donohue
The Lonely Biscuits
Max and the Wild Things
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions
It's a big weekend for music around town, so prime your liver and prepare to dance because Music City is living up to its name.
Tonight the gig to beat is East Nashville Underground, taking over The East Room yet again. Tonight's lineup is filled to the brim, featuring:
All Them Witches
Machines Are People Too (headliner)
Magnolia Sons (headliner)
DJ Rate (from Boom Bap)
Doors open at 9 pm. Get there early because this one will sell out!
On the other side of the river at The Stone Fox, Glossary are taking the stage with Telegraph Canyon. We recently had the chance to catch up with Glossary frontman Joey Kneiser and will give you the rundown on that next week, but seeing them live tonight would be a fantastic way to warm up to that.
More ENU! Still going strong at The East Room, the Undergrounders kick off their day show at 1 pm with a steady flow of beer, bands, and brunch. The daytime lineup runs until 8 pm and will feature:
The Static Trees
KS Rhoads (headliner)
Frances & The Foundation
And once the day show wraps up, the jams run right into the nighttime show. Doors are at 9 pm for the second half of Saturday at East Nashville Underground, and the show will run way past bedtime. Rounding out the winter ENU experience wil be:
James Wallace & The Naked Light (headliner)
MOON TAXI (headliner)
DJ That Guy! (Kory Schalm)
Depending on how loud you want to get, the local music scene is giving you some options for the death rattle of your weekend. The Exit/In has Western Medicine, along with Psychic Ills and Cloudland Canyon.
Western Medicine are up first, so show up early.
On the quieter (yet still bad ass) side of the rock spectrum, you can find Anna Haas in the 12th & Porter lounge in all of her fiery, redheaded glory, reminding us that being a singer/songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee isn't all cowboy boots and cover songs.
The Deli Nashville'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. Congrats to singer songwriter Anna Haas (pictured + video below) for being The Deli Readers' Best Nashville Artist of 2012!
Here's this poll's top 10 chart, full results can be found here.
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
The Young International
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 Nashville Artist of 2012.
It seems a bit redundant to announce the announcement date, but it's also still at least a little exciting. By way of a YouTube video featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Bonnaroo has announced February 19th as the date to save if you've been holding your breath for the announcement that will put all the rumors to rest. The whole ordeal, shortened to simply "B.L.A.M." (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon), begins at 11 am Nashville time over on the Bonnaroo365 YouTube channel.
From the sound of things, this is going to be a marathon event, featuring classic Bonnaroo performances from The White Stripes, Bon Iver, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and more. For the full rundown and a dose of Weird Al, hit play below and prepare yourself for February 19th.
If you're all dressed up with no place to go this weekend, we've got some suggestions for you...
Tonight, the Exit/In is hosting a sweaty roots rock show, highlighting two local acts and one out-of-towner. The Blackfoot Gypsies kick things off with a solid dose of rock swagger and are followed up by fellow Nashvillian, Joshua Black Wilkins and his gritty brand of whiskey folk. Headliner American Aquarium is set to take the stage around 11 pm. You can find the details for this one here.
If you'd like your Friday night activities to be a little more laid-back and bank account-friendly, the free show at the Basement is your jam. Further exemplifying that Nashville is a goldmine of musical talent, TORRES will be hosting her record release show. Sharing the stage with her is the erotically-named, immensely-talented BF/GF Sex and former Floridian, surf rock band Catfish. Get all the info on this show over this way.
Keeping the album release theme going, Sol Cat are heading to the Stone Fox to unveil their self-titled debut. After what felt like an eternity of teases and video premieres, the band are finally unveiling their LP. Joining them for the event are The Weeks and Junior Astronomers. Getcher tickets here.
If you plan to head to the Mercy Lounge on Saturday night, act fast. The venue is sure to fill up with Kopecky Family Band, RayLand Baxter, and indie rock Texans, The Eastern Sea, taking the stage together. All three acts spent 2012 catching a decent amount of heat and hype, so get your tickets early and expect an explosive and fun show.
Typically a quiet day for venues, Butterfly Boucher keeps the party going for one more night over at 3rd & Lindsley. Joe Pug joins her on the bill and, according to the Facebook event, the show will air live on Lightning 100.