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Bow & Spear

Bow & Spear

Bow & Spear are back with a new 12" called Bad At Fun. This is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 album Into, and below is the releases first single “Creeps”.

You can help the band celebrate the release at Reed’s Local on December 8th and you can preorder the album from What’s For Breakfast here.


Chicago Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2015 for emerging artists

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Chicago Year End Poll for Emerging Artists.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from Chicago: 56

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta (Cumbia) - 8.33 (out of 10)

2. Jamarcus (Jazz/Math) - 8.17

2. Radius (Trip Hop/Deep House) - 8.17

3. The Bribes (50's Revival) - 8

3. Burnside & Hooker (Americana) - 8

3. Bow & Spear (Post Hardcore) - 8

4. The Gold Web (80's Psych) - 7.67


Honorable Mentions (ranked 7.5):

Static In Verona, Warik, Gross Pointe, Tiny Fireflies, Cornstar Farmer's Market Pornstar, Evasive Backflip, Melkbelly, Death By Icon


WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote. Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote!

—The Deli Chicago Staff

Bow & Spear

Bow & Spear is a thunderous trio featuring John Bergman, David Ritter, and Megan Edgin. They are releasing a 12" LP on the 29th called Into. Their sound is aggressive is the most fun way possible and with fuzzed out noise. You can preorder the LP here.

You can catch Bow & Spear for a free show at Empty Bottle on July 20th with Sleep Kitty, Beat Drun Juel, and Beastii.


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