The Soft White Sixties

SF Bay Area Best of 2015 Readers' Poll Results! 1. Heartwatch, 2. Annie Girl and the Flight 3. Emily Afton 4. Lost Dog Found

The Deli Magazine Reader's Poll Results are completed! Congratulations to the winners, especially the amazing Heartwatch who came in first, stealing the hearts of The Deli Mag Bay Area Readers! We wish all the bands the best of luck in their endeavors!


Annie Girl and the Flight

Emily Afton

Lost Dog Found

And a huge shout out to our honorable mentions!

Kendra McKinley
Keyan Keihani
Night Shapes
Debbie Neigher
The Soft White Sixties

You can see all the nominated artists organized by genre here:


The Deli's Staff



Outside Lands Festival Suggestions for Day Two - 8/9-8/11

Even with huge festivals like Outside Lands, there’s still a large amount of local acts that get lost in the shuffle of this fest's rock star studded line-up’s and the immense number of bands in general. While great underground local bands may be hard to pick out, it isn’t impossible. That’s why we here at The Deli Magazine San Francisco have put together a list of the 12 bands that are currently representing and residing in the Bay Area, and are making amazing music.

Here's our local underground choice for Day Two at the Outside Lands Festival:

Social Studies | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 2 @ Twin Peaks Stage – 12:45 to 1:25 - Social Studies is a band with a blend of 60s flower pop type sound with strong vocals. Their most recent Daytrotter session of their song “Live For Today” features a catchy sound with enough vocal power from Natalia Rogovin to mesmerize you throughout their performance.

The Mother Hips | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 2 @ Panhandle Stage – 6:05 to 6:50 - The Mother Hips have a psychedelic garage type sound (although a little more rock n’ roll than anything) with just enough melody to differentiate from the large amounts of lo-fi acts that have been showing up within the last couple of years. They just released their album, “Behind Beyond”, which features the track “Jefferson Army”, which has a slow beginning with a perfectly executed build into their signature psychedelic rock n’ roll sound. Electric guitar riffs and all.

Dub Gabriel | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 2 @ The Dome by Heineken Stage – 12 to 1:30 - Dub Gabriel creates a balanced ground between reggae vocals and sounds with heavy dubstep beats and rhythm. His most recent release titled “Raggabass Resistance” blends heavy reggae vocals with a large amount of synth, drums, and bass.

The Soft White Sixties | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 2 @ Land’s End Stage – 1:00 to 1:50 - The Soft White Sixties have a rock n’ roll feel that features distorted bass, heavy guitar licks, and even vocals with heavy effects. Their song, “Queen of the Press Club”, has a classic rock feel - with shredding guitars and heavy distortion everywhere. And I mean everywhere.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down | SAN FRANCISCO | Day 2 @ Sutro Stage – 4:40 to 5:30 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down has a familiar indie rock sound with distinct vocals provided by lead singer Thao Nguyen. Their song, “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)” features a banjo riff, a bumping rhythm section, and even refined back-up vocals. - Victor Casillas Valle