Every year, in the early months, The Deli polls several local "scenemakers" to ask their opinion about the best emerging Chicago based artists that got them excited in the previous year. We therefore list these artists on our local homepage, in a Readers' Poll whose results contribute in deciding The Deli Chicago's Artist of the Year.
In an effort to give you more time to check out all the nominated bands, this year we have decided to stretch the readers' polls a little, and, instead of posting a huge list of artists all at once, we will activate one genre-related poll every five days or so.
We see our yearly polls as a fun way to engage our readers and the artists involved, and we hope they will get both to discover new local bands deserving of attention.
The Folks at The Deli
P.S. To group all artists in these categories we had to "stretch" things a little for a few ones that didn't precisely fit any of the wide musical umbrellas most other bands belonged to - we hope we can be forgiven for that.