Hey, DC, Baltimore, and Richmond readers! The Deli DC Area's Readers' Poll has officially concluded and we have our winners. Thanks to everyone for paticipating and voting and congrats to the victors!
First Place: Topping the list with 253 votes, Shumaun rocked their way to the top with a special blend of progressive and alt rock, producing and releasing a fantastic debut album last November. Reminiscent in equal parts of Rush and Breaking Benjamin, this quartet is topping the request chart for Rockfile Radio and are playing a ton of shows, so you literally can't miss them if you tried!
Second Place: Coming in at number two with 124 votes is Chantilly's own Dr. Robinson's Fiasco. This trio's sound mixes in element of alt and surf on a bed of pop rock, creating an exciting, feel-good musicality. Their latest single came out in May, so give it a listen below and catch one of their frequent performances in the area.
Third Place: Closing out the top three with 108 votes, the District's Thaylobleu proves that karma and hard work get results. Promoting and complimenting other local acts on social media and playing a handful of shows each month has built the goodwill they need to get their kickass tunes to the masses and dominate our poll. It's been a while since the funky jam rock group has put anything out, so fingers crossed for 2016. Keep it up, fellas!
These guys worked especially hard to promote the poll and they deserve some love, too, especially because the race was so close.
4. The Duskwhales -103 votes
5. Big Mama Shakes - 93 votes
6. Goldrush - 88 votes
If you're as much of a music nerd as I am and want to see the categorical breakdowns, check 'em here:
Alt Rock - Hardcore/Metal - Hip Hop/World - Electronic - Indie Pop - Indie Rock - Post Punk - Roots Music
Huge thanks to everyone who supported this special contest. The Deli Magazine loves each and every one of you and hope you found some delicious music from your local scenes. We hope you'll follow along for the year and see you next for another great annual poll! -Jonathan Goodwin