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The Bribes

The Bribes Play Hyde Street Studios Eclectic Tuesday - 8/2

The Bribes are to play Hyde Street Studios' Eclectic Tuesday on August 2nd from 7pm - 11pm!

The Bribes is the project of Chicago-born, San Francisco-based musician Philip Toscano. Toscano has relocated The Bribes to the Bay after releasing three records and headlining nearly every mid-sized and DIY venue on the northwest side. He is currently performing solo under the name The Bribes and collaborating with Jameson Irish Whisky as a part of the "Spirit of the Neighborhood" campaign.

The band's latest recording, "Dust Tapes," released in May 2016, is an ambitious bite-sized rock opera ‚Äčintended ‚Äčto portray a series of dreams about mortality through a melodically accessible sonic landscape. The result is a cohesive, dark-but-danceable record infused with pop rock hooks and 1950s/60s rock and roll sensibilities.


The Bribes

The Bribes have released a new EP, Dust Tapes, based on a series of dreams that singer/songwriter Philip Toscano was having in which he died. It may seem like a somber project, but the spirit and sound the ep is more upbeat and catchy then you might imagine.


Chicago Best of 2015 Readers' Poll Results! 1. Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, 2. Burnside & Hooker

The results for our Artist of the Year Readers' poll are in! We'd like to thank everyone who voted in support of their favorite artists, and congratulations to everyone who made the poll this year!

1. Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta (pictured above) was the fan favorite this year and for good reason. 2015 saw the Cumbia Jam band conquer SXSW and release a thrilling debut album, Dos Santos.


2. Burnside & Hooker was a close second in the reader's poll but had no less of an impressive year. 2015 saw this blues and jazz influenced Americana band release, All The Way To The Devil, their sophomore album after a sucessful Indiegogo campaign.


3. Andrew Sa & His Organic Sound released their debut concept EP, For Tonight, on December 1st, and their beautiful sound nearly avoids classification. This collective of talented musicians prides itself on simple and authentic music and that is clearly garnishing them a termendous amount of support.


4. Jude Shuma is at the forefront of a Psychedelic revival in Chicago and 2015 saw him release his debut EP, Insomnium on Tiny Meow Records.


5. The Bribes round out this year's Top 5 in the Reader's Poll with their refreshing vintage rock sound. The Logan Square band released their latest album, Nobody Got Anywhere, in 2015.


Again, congrats to everyone who was included! Our nominees went out of their way to promote the poll, and they certainly deserve your attention.

Thanks to everyone who shared and voted, and remember to keep an eye on the Deli year-round for all the freshest coverage on new music coming from Chicago!

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


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