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Best of 2011 for emerging artists: Results + Schedule

Deli Readers,

Here's summary of the progress of each one of our 11 regional Year End Polls for Emerging Artists. Due to high number of NYC submissions we organized that scene's results by genre.

BEST OF 2011 FOR EMERGING ARTISTS - LATEST NEWS:
01.23.2012 - AUSTIN READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.27.2012 - Austin Submission Results Announced  
01.23.2012 - LOS ANGELES READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.24.2012 - NYC FINAL RESULTS ARE IN!!!HERE
01.23.2012 - PORTLAND READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.23.2012 - SF BAY AREA READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.18.2012 - NASHVILLE READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.17.2012 - PHILLY READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.17.2012 - CHICAGO READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE 
01.17.2012 - Portland OR Submission Results Announced 
01.16.2012 - NEW ENGLAND READERS' + FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - HERE
01.12.2012 - DC AREA READERS' AND FANS' POLL LAUNCHED - VOTE HERE

*** See below for results full list and schedule ***

A big thank you to our sponsors for supporting our poll and providing prizes to the winners!

THE DELI'S YEAR END POLLS RESULTS AND SCHEDULE

AUSTIN
Submission Results + Readers Poll - Final Results: February
BOSTON + NEW ENGLAND
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
CHICAGO
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
DC AREA
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
LOS ANGELES
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
NASHVILLE
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
NEW YORK CITY
- Open Submission Results:
Alt Rock/Revival RockAlt Folk - Electronic - Folk/Folk Rock - Hip Hop/World/Other - Indie Pop/Lo-Fi - Indie Rock - Metal - Psych Rock/Dream Pop - Songwriters - SonicBids submissions.
- Readers Poll Results
- Final Results
PHILADELPHIA
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon
PORTLAND
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: early February
SAN FRANCISCO
Submission Results - Readers Poll - Final Results: coming soon

The Deli's Staff


Onslo -- Quartumdimensio ᴁdificium

Wow. Onslo’s Quartumdimensio ᴁdificium is a barrage of noise—but what fantastic noise it is!

It’s as though Karl Alverez and Bill Stevenson, the rhythm section of the Descendents and ALL, joined Weezer and started covering Frank Zappa tunes. This record is fast and hard with angular edges and bombastic choruses. Its 7 tracks clock in at well under 15 minutes so the only drawback is that it’s over so damn quick. With its mix of jazz and punk, prog and indie it’s hard to tell if these guys are serious or not but the sheer audacity of this combination of influences is some serious fun.

Stream or download Onslo’s Quartumdimensio ᴁdificium over at their bandcamp page or catch them live, opening for Grandchildren and Dinosaur Feathers at Church on April 11.--George Dow


RPM Challenge 2012

If this newly-arrived winter weather has got you down, don’t succumb to SAD—join the RPM challenge. RPM (Record Production Month) is an annual event established by The Wire (arts & culture magazine based out of Portsmouth, NH) in the month of February. The rules are that an individual (or group of individuals) must write and record an entire album’s-worth of material (ten songs or 35 minutes) in the month of February. All entries are compiled by a committee of volunteers and displayed at a special “listening party” (usually held in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas) where every entrant has a chance to have one song of theirs played for the public. All submissions must be either mailed or physically dropped-off at the RPM headquarters (on or before 12 noon, March 1, 2012. For more details and to sign-up visit rpmchallenge.com.--Daniel McMahon


In Like Lions -- Through Red & Blue

Making a solid record is like creating a “perfect storm” of music—all the instruments must be precisely aligned and in time, with the vocal performance cutting through and above the instruments, tying the whole project together. In Like Lions latest album, Through Red & Blue, harnesses all of those qualities to forge a truly impressive collection of pop songs. The record, set to drop this Valentine’s Day, is a unique combination of Top 40 pop sound, soul, and R&B, with a splash of rock n’ roll added for good measure.

The album opens with an ethereal, spacey instrumental that is highlighted by drums that sound like they are straight from a Fine Young Cannibals track. This piece flows perfectly into the next song, "Far Away," a soft rock number that showcases lead-singer Troy Ramey’s vocal abilities. Ramey’s vocals are the driving force behind the record, adding a dynamic and powerful element to each track.

"Honey" is the stand-out track on Through Red & Blue, complete with up-tempo guitar riffs and a hook so catchy you’ll be singing the words long after the song is over. I found myself drawing comparisons to the Counting Crows throughout the entire album, but “Honey” is one particular song where Ramey’s similarities to Adam Duritz are quite striking.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Through Red & Blue. In Like Lions have found the formula for making great pop songs and seem poised to make a huge impact on the Boston (and New England) music scene with this latest release. Check out the band’s Facebook page or inlikelions.com for more music and updates about the band and don’t forget to grab a copy of Through Red & Blue for you or a loved one this February 14th.--Daniel McMahon


Interview with The Suicide Dolls

Back in December, The Suicide Dolls won the deli's Band of the Month poll. However, due to the crazyness of the holidays, a hectic schedule, and an upcoming CD release, they forgot to hit "send" on the e-mail with their interview. After a few laughs and apologies, we here at the deli finally got things coordinated with the band and are happy to report that we are now ready for the fans to read their interview. Even better, next week on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Suicide Dolls will be releasing their latest album, Prayers in Parking Lots.

Tomorrow night, Saturday, Jan. 28, The Suicide Dolls will be performing at the Hygienic Art Rock Fix, which is being held at the Crocker House Ballroom in New London, CT. They go on at 10:15.

Click here to read the deli's interview with The Suicide Dolls.

--Chrissy Prisco

Photo credit: Adam Campos


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