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The Deli Launches Seattle Branch

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are proud to introduce you to our latest creature: The Deli Seattle! It was just about time!!!

The Deli's Staff

   

Deli NYC issue #26 is out! Read it online in pdf format!

Click on the cover image (or here) to get to the pdf file - it's The Deli's Best of NYC issue!

   

Lovett- SXSW Footage

 Here is some footage of the Lovett gang at SXSW as they took over the streets of Austin with a parade of musical awesomeness.

Here is another video from their live acoustic performance of "Heartattack" on the back porch of The Ghost Room. 

Lovett's debut album Highway Collections is available now.

   

SXSW4Japan: One-Eyed Doll, Sahara Smith...Hanson!

Hanson isn't normally a band we devote much coverage to, given that they're A) not Austin-based, and B) not exactly indie; but we have to admit one of the more inspiring acts from SXSW this year was none other than the Hanson bros., who threw together a livestream telethon and ended up raising over $100,000 through sxsw4japan. Locals found ways to pitch in too, from simply putting out a donation jar during shows (as we saw Sahara Smith do at the Frog ML showcase) to posting original songs for download and donating all proceeds (as Kimberley Freeman and One-Eyed Doll (above) did with their "Water Song", which you can find right here). 

So - amidst concerns that SX might be turning Austin into Ft. Lauderdale, good to remember a little Austin always shows through. Bad news continues to roll in from Japan; if there are other benefit efforts from local bands still under way, please let us know & we'll use this little platform to boost awareness. 

 

 

   

Pinetop Perkins, RIP

Amidst the quiet post-SX recovery the news came through that the great Pinetop Perkins died in his home in Austin. Perkins won multiple grammys for his blues piano work, and played with many of the blues greats throughout his 97 years. He called Austin home for the last seven of those years, and continued to play gigs, including one at Antone's less than a month ago. He will be remembered with a special blues tribute tonight at Antone's, lineup TBD.