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The Deli's Year End Best: Submissions Closed, 2nd phase starts in January

Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweethearts in Bands,

As usual, The Deli's Year End Poll (for emerging artists) will assign the cover of our Spring Issue 2010. The polling process is as complex as rocket science (if you want to try and get your head around it be our guest and go here).

The submissions for the open contest that will select minimum 3 artists for the next phase is now closed. We are currently receiving the jurors' votes. The next phase will be the readers' vote, which will start on January 3.

All the bands that submitted to our open contest were also added to our chart system for indie artists - which will get them some exposure in the future.

Here we are taking a little bit of a holiday break - we'll still have some content up in the next few days, but not as much. We will see you back in early January - in the meantime Happy Holidays to you all!!

The Deli's Staff


The Deli's Year End Best of Portland '09 Poll! Sponsors + Prizes

Musical peoples from Portland and beyond.

A few weeks are left before the end of 2009, and the time has come for our end of year musical "summary". Yes, you got that right: The Deli's "Best of (emerging) Portland 2009 Poll" is upon us!

This year we'll have an overall chart including the votes from Jury, Writers and Readers, and a Readers' charts including only the readers' votes. There will be prizes in vouchers, software and studio time for all the top artists in both charts.

We have a lot to tell you about this, but as this poll couldn't happen without sponsors, we'll start by listing them all, and by thanking them for being part of this.

Instructions about the poll coming soon!




iZotope Amplitube Fender Sampletron T-Racks
providing a total of 18 audio plug in for the pool of prizes(9 iZotope, 9 IK Multimedia)

If your company is interested in sponsoring or contributing to the pool of prizes for "The Deli Year End Best of Poll" it's not too late! Just contact us here.

The Deli Staff


Free Christmas Showcase at Doug Fir! I Can Lick Any SOB in the House Returns! Not the same show!

Michael Dean Damron

And on Christmas? You betcha. In Music We Trust is sponsoring this holiday hullabaloo at Doug Fir's cozy cabin cave, featuring a little of everything to sate your yuletide pangs.

Tunes by Miriam's Well, Jon Davidson and Russell Stafford, and the incomparable Michael Dean Damron promise to unravel the stress knots of the holidays, and kick-start the finale of 2009 in style.

Show at 9:00 p.m. (doors at 8). FREE. Tell 'em Large Marge sentcha.

In other Mike D news, it was announced this week that one of Portland's all-time dirtiest, debaucherous, downright powerful cow-punk bands ever - I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House - will be reuniting come March, 2010. Here's the statement from the band:

Hey ya'll,

Well, it's official.

On March 5th, come join us at Dante's for our first time on stage together in over three years. We're going to be playing a long set to fit in all of our favorite songs. It's going to be a night that you won't want to miss!

We'll have T-shirts available. If things go as planned, we will also have a new CD available containing songs that we had recorded, but not yet released. We're all excited that you'll finally get to hear them.

We haven't hammered out all of the details for the night yet, so check in with us before the show.

Come check us out on Facebook and leave a comment with the top three SOB songs you want to hear at the show, and a favorite SOB moment if you have one!

Mike D, Jon, Dave, Flap, and Mole

This is incredible news. Now you know.

- Ryan J. Prado


Bodhi Plays FREE Show Tomorrow Night at Berbati's!


If you haven’t seen Bodhi live before, now is your chance. The trio just announced a last minute show at Berbati’s Pan tomorrow, December 14th, and the price is a whopping zero dollars and zero cents (so you basically have no excuse not to go).

With the recent(ish) arrival of a debut album, the at times garage-style, at others rockabilly threesome will have plenty of material (and hopefully some new stuff) to aurally appease us. If a free show isn’t tempting enough, let me dangle $1 Pabsts as an incentive. Oh, and did I mention Bodhi was crowned winner of The Deli’s Band of the Month Poll in September? If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.

Show starts at 10 p.m. (doors at 9 p.m.) FREE!

-Katrina Nattress


Brock's Glacial Pace Recordings to Release Mimicking Birds' Debut Album

Mimicking Birds

The sounds of winter just got a little more minimalist.

Portland shoegaze (no ocular evidence thus far has proven this allocation false) trio Mimicking Birds will be releasing their self-titled debut album on Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace Recordings on February 9th, after spending most of 2009 either hunkered down in Brock's Glacial Pace home studio, opening for Modest Mouse on a mondo U.S. tour, or touring again with Blind Pilot. They've been very busy, and their deeds do not go unnoticed.

Mimicking Birds started out as a solo project for Lacy under the moniker Neight, but has since recruited the efforts of childhood friends Tim Skellenger on guitar, and Aaron Hanson on drums.

The band recently enjoyed some huge shows opening for Modest Mouse during MusicFest NW 2009, and have slowly, but steadily ascended the stairwell of northwestern taste-making.

There's a sneak peek of Mimicking Birds' tracks on the Glacial Pace Web site, including "Burning Stars," a lovely, sweeping ballad espousing a more focused detail to resonance, as well as sonic aural aesthetics. It's a slightly folkier take on the group's ethereal soundscapes, and it's a great sign that this album could be the soundtrack to your winter malaise.

Thumbs WAY up to "The Loop" while we're at it. The quality of the recording, and the looping, repeated acoustic riffing of OG Bird Nate Lacy make for a disarming listen.

- Ryan J. Prado


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