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Dance for the Dying

Ticket Giveaway: Crash Boom Bang @ 9:30 Club 2/9


It's a quadruple showcase of locals this Saturday at the 9:30 Club, with NoVa's pop rockers Crash Boom Bang headlining and unveiling their new music video for the track "Save Me." Also joining them are DC electro hip-hop act ELIM, the unique soul infused dance project from DC's Adam E., and DC's Best of 2012 Emerging Artists submission winner Dance For the Dying.

And 9:30 Club wants to make sure you are there to dance your ass off to some killer local music. All you have to do is email us by 12 noon on Friday 2/8 and let us know what your favorite song is from any of the artists hitting that stage. Please include your first and last name for guest list requirements. The winner will be emailed back to confirm. Don't wanna risk missing out? There's still time to buy tickets before they sell out here! (photo by Jessica Edwards.)

Deli Best of DC/Baltimore 2012 SUBMISSION Results!


The results are in from the Open Submissions stage for our DC/Baltimore Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon.

Thanks to all the amazing bands and artists who submitted this year. It was an overwhelming response, which just goes to show how awesome our DC/Baltimore scene remains to be.

Total Submissions from the DC Area: 44

Qualified to the final phase of the Best of DC/Baltimore Poll (having scored above 7):

1. Dance for the Dying 8.5 (out of 10)

2. Masked Superstar 8.33

3. M.H. & His Orchestra  7.66

4. Brooks Long  7.66

5. The WeatherVanes 7.33 

6. Ghost Hotel 7.16

7. Alex Vans 7.16

8. Pleasure Curses 7.16

9. The Young Rapids 7.00

10. Mission South 7.00

11. Sun Club 7.00


Honorable Mentions:


Jurors: Chrissy Prisco (Deli New England), Brianne Turner (Deli Nasville), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC).

Dance for the Dying Tops Best of DC/Baltimore Open Submissions


Dance for the Dying describe their sound as "songs you could roller skate to on laser night." The DC based quartet combine the pop sensibility of 80's and 90's into heavy synths ending with a dance-rock outcome, as heard on their 2 EP's (S/T and Puzzles for the Traveler,) and their track "Echo" that was one of the Top 10 Songs of 2011 via DC 101's "Local Lix" program.


Dance for the Dying, The Silver Liners, We Were Pirates, Tomio 4/20 Rock & Roll Hotel

If local indie pop/rock and post-punk is what you crave on 4/20, then get ready to get your ears' munchies on at the Rock & Roll Hotel this Friday. The quadruple line-up features Dance for the Dying, who are about to set out on tour in May (this is their last hometown headliner before taking off.) The Silver Liners will be there too, who are currently in the studio working on new material. Also check out We Were Pirates who've recently released their second album Change. And Tomio will be kicking it all off, who are expecting their debut EP to be out this Fall.

It's all going down 4/20 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Doors at 8 PM, $10.


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