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Dear Deli Readers,

We have finally reached the end of the road for The Deli’s Best Emerging New England Artists Poll. As usual, it’s been a lengthy, exhausting, painstaking journey through an abundance of numbers, band names, and some seriously rad tunes. Now, before we get to our list of this year’s Top Performers, we...

Mar 22, 2017

 DIY indie rockers The Water Cycle released their debut EP, other boys, last month.  An endearing, organic record, infused with catchy melodies and relatable lyrics, other boys is a surprisingly refreshing entrance for the Boston trio.  A strong...

Mar 14, 2017

 Rhode Island garage punkers, Gymshorts, are preparing for a showcase at this year's SXSW festival, bringing their loud, aggressive rock halfway across the country.  Familiar faces in Austin, the band's signature rasp has been heard by festival goers since 2015.  Raw and...

Mar 14, 2017

 SXSW 2017 is officially under way, so we figured we'd take the opportunity to showcase a few of the New England acts making their way to the mecca of Austin, TX. Connecticut rockers Ovlov are getting ready to bring their brand of fuzzy, lo-fi alt-rock to a horde of new fans in...

Mar 11, 2017

Deli Readers,

We've been publishing the yearly Austin issue of The Deli (coinciding with SXSW) since 2011, and it's our only print issue that's not exclusively focused on just NYC artists. 

After last year's fun, "...

Mar 11, 2017

 Taking home the Juror's prize for Best Emerging New England Punk/Metal Artist of 2016 is Boston punk quartet Choke Up.  Their latest, Black Coffee, Bad Habits, is 14 tracks of anthemic emo-hardcore that will have fans in the pit, screaming lyrics at the top of their lungs....

Mar 09, 2017