Dear Deli Readers,
Every year, in the early months, The Deli polls several local music enthusiasts/experts to ask their opinion about the best emerging Portland-based artists that got them excited in the previous twelve months. We, therefore, list these artists on our local homepage, in a Readers' Poll, whose results contribute in deciding The Deli Portland's Artist of the Year.
In an effort to give you more time to check out all the nominated bands, this year we have decided to stretch the readers' polls a little, and instead of posting a huge list of artists all at once, we will activate one genre-related poll every five days or so.
You may have noticed that we started last week with bands in the Indie Pop category (that poll is now closed but you can still find it here)! You can find the poll at the top right of our homepage, and you can cast your vote HERE.
We see our yearly polls as a fun way to engage our readers and the artists involved, and we hope that they will get both to discovery new local acts who deserve attention.
The Folks at The Deli
P.S. To group all artists in these categories, we had to "stretch" things a little for a few of the artists that didn't precisely fit any of the wide musical umbrellas most other acts fell under - we hope that we can be forgiven for that.