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QTY takes their classic indie rock to SXSW

Last Monday, School Night! held a free show at Baby’s All Right with Active Bird Community as a headliner. You never know what to expect from opening acts, but this time we were in for a pleasant surprise. QTY is a couple playing music reminiscent of classics such as Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, but with a sonic attitude closer to the Jesus and Mary Chain. Their song "Rodeo," which seems to tackle the couple's relationship, delivers plenty of rock'n'roll attitude, strong songwriting, and a satisfyingly bright distorted guitar sound. If you are traveling to Austin for SXSW in two weeks, you'll have an opportunity to catch these guys live at Maggie Mae's on March 17th.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





MOGO Fest Pick 1: The Fur Coats, KING WHO and Enjoy Things at Alberta Street Pub

 In just its second year, MOGO Fest is beginning to make a name for itself in Portland's fairly large market of music festivals big and small. For the next two days, cleverly curated shows will be taking place around town spanning genres from jazz to psych and indie rock, so we'll be picking out a couple shows at the top of our list. Be sure to check out ALL of MOGO Fest's happenings over at their website, since there's something for everyone!

Our first choice is curated by Rola Music, who has taken care of booking all the indie and pop styles for the fest. Soulful r&b psych will be coming from our readers' poll winners for Best of 2017 The Fur Coats. This is their second to last show before they leave on their European tour, so they'll be sharing some new songs as they prep for the road.

Playing with them is the dreamy sludgepop of KING WHO (formally Us Lights), fit with brooding synths and layered soundscapes that help the mind escape. Along with the high energy heaviness of Enjoy Things and this show is surely something to enjoy.

This 21+ show starts at 9pm at Alberta Street Pub, with tickets running $7 a piece.





Best of Nashville Roots Acts: Tyler Childers and New Suede

Our Best of Nashville 2017 poll began last week with the Roots category and, after you-the-people cast your vote, we have the results to share with you!

Overall Poll winner (Jurors vote + Readers' vote): Tyler Childers

Readers' Poll Winner (Readers' Vote only): New Suede

Tyler Childers offers classic country folk songs that fit the modern context. His lyrics are imaginative and descriptive of elements of life in the country. With blue-grass oriented instrumentation including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, his style brings early Avett Brothers to mind. His songs blend the modern indie-folk impulse with the root elements of the bluegrass and country. Where his vocal tendencies and lyrics use the popular style of the alternative country/folk genre in its current form, the instrumentation and song structures harken back to truly rural country roots of his origins in a rural Kentucky coal mining town. 

New Suede is an act that's mastered the art of origin digging. "Taxi," the single they've released ahead of their new album, is a number heavily influenced by classic R&B and Jazz elements but molded into the form of an indie rock experiment with similarities to psychedelic/jazz/indie outfits like Homeshake or Mild High Club. The makeup of their work so far consists of groovy, easy rocking that dabbles in enough dissonance to keep us on our toes. Be on the lookout for their album, Ocean Drops, coming out on March 11th. 

The full list of nominees can be found under the streaming tracks. 

 

Here is the list of all the finalists in the Nashville Roots category and their readers' poll results: 

 

 Aubrey Peeples
  1%   3 votes
 Bird Cloud
  0%   1 vote
 Blackfoot Gypsies
  0%   0 votes
 Jillette Johnson
  0%   0 votes
 Molly Parden
  0%   1 vote
 Moon Taxi
  2%   7 votes
 New Suede
  95%   266 votes
 Panfish
  0%   1 vote
 Poly
  0%   0 votes
 Strange Rivals
  0%   0 votes
 Sisterhood
  0%   0 votes
 Tyler Childers
  0%   0 votes
 




Glass Tactics release debut EP "Tactics" + play Pianos on 03.17

Not many people will promptly associate Craigslist with rock'n'roll, but it's not rare to hear of musicians finding each other in the free online classifieds' Musicians section. That's what brought together NYC Indie quartet, Glass Tactics. In February they released their three track debut EP “Tactics,” a record that, with its catchy hooks and laid back choruses, captures the essence of a classic power pop track. On their Facebook page, they describe their shows as “joyous, finger-bleeding” which seems like half of one good reason to see them on March 17th at Pianos. - Jocelyn Huggler

This artist submitted music for coverage here.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best guitar rock songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





The Deli's Best Emerging Philly Alt Rock Artist: Curtis Cooper!

We are nearing the end of this year's Deli Philly Best Emerging Artists Poll. After compiling the jurors', readers'/fans' and writers' votes for the Alt Rock category, congrats go out to Curtis Cooper! The Philly songwriter caught our attention towards the end of 2015, and then truly emerged on the local music scene last year with the release of his debut Laughing In Line. The album begins in a more radio-friendly manner, but as you delve deeper into the cuts, it becomes apparent that gifted artist has a much more diverse musical palette that we predict will only expand as time goes on. BTW: We absolutely flipped over the video of his powerful performance of the previously unreleased single "2016," which you can view below.  

 

And coming in a very close race for second and third are the good time boys of Mumblr and the pot-lovin', rockin' ladies of Marge. We'll also be back very soon with our final Readers'/Fans' Poll for the categories of Hip Hop/Funk/Electronica, so stay tuned! 

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