Indie Rock

Whitney "No Woman"

Whitney released the first single from their forthcoming debut album last week. The album will be released this Spring via Secretly Canadian. Whitney is fronted by Julien Ehrlich, formerly of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Max Kakacek, formerly of Smith Westerns.

Come out to the benefit for Danny Moore

Last Friday, Portland resident and friend to many of us Danny Moore was struck by a car off of MLK and NE Jarrett St. The assailant eventually turned himself in, but Danny was still left with two broken legs among other injuries, not to mention a mountain of medical debt. Because us Portlanders take care of our own, a benefit show to aid Danny is being held this Monday, January 25th, at Dig A Pony. Playing the benefit will be Dyslexics The, a solo set by the Woolen Men's Lawton Browning and tunes spun by DJ Bad Wizard. The 21+ event runs from 9pm-1am, with all proceeds of course going to fund Danny's recovery. Come on out and help a friend in need!

-Cervante Pope

PREMIERE: The Century - "Here's to Nothing"

The Century's Losers EP came out just late last year, and as their second EP, it's already on it's way to maintaining their position as indelible contenders in Portland's rock n' roll scene. Today, they're dropping the lead track on the EP, "Here's to Nothing." It delightfully plays with both the lo-fi distortion of classic garage rock and the catchy, sing-a-long aspects of a good pop song. Let "Here's to Nothing" serve as the anthem to the apathetic soul in all of us. Listen below!

-Cervante Pope

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

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Honorable Mentions (ranked 7.5):

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

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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

UZi gets down and dirty on debut EP

“Excuse me,” the disgusted-looking girl on the cover seems to be saying, “but who the fuck do you think you are?” Disgust is the word of the day when it comes to describing Sc’UZI, debut EP from local boys UZi. They’re disgusted, they’re mad, and they’re ready to have a good time with it—all while being as loud and raucous as they can. That said, these guys didn’t get so caught up in a feeling that they forgot to put on that final layer of polish. This a sleek effort, and the perfect vibe to keep your spirits up on a snowy day like today.

Check out the stream below, pick up a tape, and blast it 'til the neighbors complain. --Austin Phy

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