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Big Feelings to open Hey Lover premiere show TONIGHT

Say you're interested in checking out what's happening in new music across the nation, then you can turn on any Top 40 station and be incredibly disappointed. Yet, if you are interested in what's really going on in music, then look no further than a few blocks away from wherever you are in town - at Portland's underground music scene. Our city is notorious for its eclectic scene and it's still true that the average Joe (or Jolene) can go out on a Tuesday night and find an act that's definitely worth seeing for $5 or less. Surprisingly, this really does still happen in PDX despite the number of amazing venues shutting their doors due to rent hikes, condos popping up all over town, and food carts closing down in place of new high rise construction.

If you are looking for a little taste of what PDX was like before it turned into condo-central, then check out the Portland based band, Big Feelings. Their upbeat and lo-fi sound is reminiscent of Camera Obscura, Beat Happening, Magnetic Fields, etc. They're opening up Hey Lover's video premiere show (along with White Glove) Thursday, February 11th, at The Know. The band's creations are a result of candid, "living room" style collaboration that have been going on for what seems like years. Having three writers who collaborate effortlessly is what gives this group the ability to put each story through their own DIY filter; resulting in music that emphasizes simplicity and the kind of lo-fi grooves that really set the tone for an evening of hanging with your buds and slamming some Old Germans in one of Portland's hole-in-the-wall dive bars. You can check out Big Feelings' newest single, "Making Faces," below and be sure to get out and see these guys (and gal) tonight at the Know!

-D.T. Barkness





Mr. Bones' share new single, "12"

We're fans of Mr. Bones at the Deli. Who wouldn't be? We covered their debut cassette back in February of last year and the first single they shared from their upcoming sophomore effort, due one year after their debut at the end of February. Bites is dropping on the 26th on Good Cheer Records, with the first track off it, "12," premiering on Paste a few days ago. "12" is reminiscent of alternative indie rock from the late 90's mixed with their already addictive lo-fi fuzz pop. It's either a song about love or a song about confusion, but either way, it's a song to be enjoyed. Listen below.

-Cervante Pope

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Cat Hoch is The Deli Portland's Best Emerging Artist of 2015! 2nd The Domestics 3rd Golden Hour

Deli Readers,

Our Best of Portland Poll for Emerging Artists has been - as usual - a lengthy and painstaking journey which took us through prairies of numbers, horizons filled with band names, and a dense, (mostly) joyous rain of music. We have finally reached our destination and we can announce the final results!

All of us at the Deli would like to congratulate Cat Hoch for becoming The Deli Portland's Best Emerging Artist of 2015! It doesn't come as much of a surprise, though, as Cat's indelible musical footprint even landed her the opening spot for Ride's performance in Portland last year. She's talented, as is her supporting band, and she'll without a doubt keep dishing out incredible, dreamy psychedelia for the enjoyment of the masses.

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The Domestics - after winning this same poll last year, when their full length debut album hadn't been released yet - ring in our #2 slot, with their fun and loveable rock-pop. They've got a mass appeal and an easy to enjoy sound, so much so that it landed them on last year's PDX Pop Now! festial compilation album, along with our top spotter Cat Hoch (and a performance at the fest along with our 3rd place winner). 

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Round out our top 3 is DIY/post punk trio Golden Hour, comprised of wonderfully endearing ladies who produce songs that are just as captivating. Almost out of nowhere, Golden Hour sprung up on the scene, dominating every show they've played so far with a charming humbleness. The Don't Be Cute LP came out in February of last year and we're hoping to get another release from these lovelies soon.

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Check out our poll's top 15 below, and don't forget to get even deeper, exploring all the finalists organized by genre:

ALT-ROCK/METAL | ELECTRONIC | INDIE-POP | INDIE-ROCK | PSYCH | PUNK/GARAGE | ROOTS

                BEST OF 2015 POLL FOR EMERGING Portland ARTISTS
                                      ****** FINAL RESULTS - TOP 15 ******

 
ARTIST
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
Cat Hoch
6.5
 
0.036
6.536
2
The Domestics
6.5
 
0.005
6.505
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3
Golden Hour
6.5
 
0.004
6.504
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4
Fur Coats
5.5
 
0.016
5.516
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5
Chanti Darling
5.5
 
0.014
5.514
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6
Moon by You
4.5
 
0.064
4.564
7
Blowout
4.5
 
0.015
4.515
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 8 
Coco Columbia
3
 
1
4
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9
Dirty Revival
3
 
0.125
3.125
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10
Rod
3
 
0.055
3.055
11
Leo Islo
3
 
0.054
3.054
12
Muscle and Marrow
3
 
0.02
3.02
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13
Sioux Falls
3
 
0.018
3.018
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14
Boone Howard
3
 
0.015
3.015
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15
Ah God
3
 
0.015
3.015
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

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If you wonder how this chart came into existence, here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ Portland scene expert (our jury) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each (3 points for the top choice, then 2 and 1). Then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music Portland produced in the year 2015, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

Many Thanks to our Jurors: Aaron Sharpsteen (SSG Music), Ana Ammann (Publisher for Oregon Music News), Annie Ostrowski (Riot Act Media), Chad Davis (music video director), Duffy Rongiiland (Gnar Tapes), Heather Hanson (Portland Radio Project), Hunter Skowron (Dazzleship Records), Jeni Wren Stottrup (Portland Mercury), Linneas Boland-Godbey (Vortex Mag), Mac Pogue (Impose Magazine), Meagan Ruyle (PDX Pop Now!), Noelle Magia (CD Baby), Rob Cullivan (Portland Tribune), Todd Walberg (show photographer), Tony Prato (Bunk Bar), Travis Leipzig (Noise & Color), Yousef Hatlani (Faces on the Radio).

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff





Goth Babe wastes no time on new EP, performs at 5 Spot this Friday (02.12)

Wasted Time, the new EP by Goth Babe, is a fast-paced fuzz bomb brimming with the kind of youthful urgency that you can only feel when you have all the time in the world and you're afraid of blowing it. The Bandcamp page mentions that these songs were written by leading man Griffin Washburn in his dorm room at local band incubator MTSU, and it shows in all the best ways. You can hear that Washburn is all about that Nashville garage sound but not yet entrenched in it, and that gives the five crunchy nuggets on this EP a fresh perspective while still keeping a tight focus.

Stream the EP below and check out Goth Babe at the 5 Spot this Friday, February 12. -Austin Phy

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Jamarcus

Jamarcus has released a unique project called A ≠ E. Through seven experimental track, Jamarcus tells his version of the Adam & Eve story. He uses an array of instruments and a heavy dose of feedback.

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