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DC Artists of the month

[coming soon]
DC Area Artists of the Month 2011

True Womanhood 1st Release in New Series

DC's True Womanhood have released the first song in their series REEL TOO REAL. Here's what Thomas had to say about it. "The song is called MINAJAH and it was inspired by the recent creation of the Moombahton dance craze, right here in DC.  We didn't use Ableton like everyone else because we are idiots and we thought we could make electronic music using live instruments patched through effects pedals.  Also, Stevie Wonder shook our hands the day we bought the synth that this song was played on and told us it was a good choice.  His magic apparently rubbed off.   (We are not kidding.  This is a true story.  His hands smell like sandalwood.)"

REEL TOO REAL by truewomanhood


The Death Set release "Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap" Video

The Death Set is a trio of crazy "almost kids" from Brooklyn, Sydney, Baltimore and Philly who seem interested in picking up where the Beastie Boys left off - at least in this song entitled after a handshake that Brooklyn bands like Ninjasonik and Cerebral Ballzy (featured in the instructional video here) apparently use to greet each other. The rest of the band repertoire is more electro-punk but as incendiary and fun.


Deli Emerging Artists 2010 Polls: Links to Open Submissions Results

We started publishing the results of the open submissions for our Best of NYC Emerging Artists 2010 Poll. As we received about 500 submissions we decided to organize the rating process by genre. As things are getting a little scattered around the site we though it might be useful to gather all the links to the various result blurbs in one place on top of our NYC site - here we go:


- ALT FOLK - results here
- ALT ROCK + REVIVAL ROCK - results here
- AVANT INDIE + ELECTRO ROCK - results here
- HIP HOP + OTHER DANCEY GENRES - results here
- INDIE POP + MELLOW CORE - results here
- INDIE ROCK + POST PUNK - results here
- MIXED ROOTSY GENRES - results here
- SINGER SONGWRITERS - results here
AUSTIN: Open Submissions - SonicBids
CHICAGO: Open Submissions - SonicBids
LOS ANGELES: Open Submissions - SonicBids
NASHVILLE: Open Submissions - SonicBids
NEW ENGLAND: Open Submissions - SonicBids
PHILADELPHIA: Open Submissions - SonicBids
: Coming Soon
SF BAY AREA: Open Submissions - SonicBids
WASHINGTON - BALTIMOREOpen Submissions - SonicBids

Readers' Polls are now happening, final charts should be ready towards late january - early February.

The Deli Staff


Best of DC/Baltimore Artist Submissions



The Chance gained the most votes for the DC/Baltimore based artists that submitted to be considered for our Best of DC/Baltimore Poll 2010. They will therefore access the next stage of our poll.  


The current alternative rock duo the Chance have been making regular treks up to NYC recording a new EP due to be released in the very near future.  This will be the followup to their previous release Dimensions that received awesome critic praise; “...this is an incredibly full and almost epic sound with a lot of ambience and intricate composition.” Matt Stabley, NBC4. “...an expansive sound that melds vocals that are both brooding and forceful...” Crispin Knott, Roll Magazine.“The four tracks on “Dimensions” are sonically challenging and equally fulfilling.” Robert Fulton, OnTap Magazine.

Categories: All Genres

Region: Washington DC + Baltimore

Jurors: Deli Austin and San Francisco Editors

Top 10 Artists From Open Submissions


2. Cobra Collective - NOMINATED FOR NEXT PHASE


4. Thee Lexington Arrows - NOMINATED FOR NEXT PHASE

5. Lara Supan

6. The Treading Lemmings

7. Stars and The Sea

8. Death by Sexy

9. Ihsan Bilal

10. Heather Renee


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