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BIG NAME ACTORS - HORSESHOE TAVERN!

Their names might not be Depp, Hanks and Costner but they are still Big Name Actors! A power pop trio based in Toronto. They have some nice tunes. Catchy and simplistically sweet. They just recently re-mixed and re-mastered their EP "Morning Sun". It was free until a month ago so you're going to have to drop a few bucks for it now....it's clearly worth it. Might just have to skip your Starbucks today but I think you can handle that. Big Name Actors sound very 90's which is awesome. Singer/guitarist Hugh Wilson has some Craig Northey from the Odds in his voice...I feel a little bit of Gin Blossoms in there too but there's more of an edge to it still. My top gun picks from their "Morning Sun" EP are "Make It Shine" and "Name Your Price". The former for sure should be spinning on radio stations across the land. That doesn't matter though...they all can be spinning on your favorite device for just a few bucks. Go get "Morning Sun" from Big Name Actors and see them LIVE on Thursday at The Horseshoe Tavern with the Zoes, Womb and The Lipstick Junkies. - Kris Gies

 





WOMB - NEW TRACK - HORSESHOE THIS WEEK!

Womb...a 3 piece rock trio originally from the Ajax area and now based in Toronto. They say it nicely themselves "a group of musicians who keep it raw and full of swing." They play some pretty dirty rock but their tunes definitely have some swing and jazz influences running about. Lead singer/guitarist Ragwax is a jazz guy himself...often playing solo gigs all over Ontario when Womb isn't raising hell. Good news folks, they have a brand new album on the way later this year called "Situation Normal, All Fucked Up". They just released the first single and video from the upcoming album. The track is called "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright". It's a really groovy track...the verse parts will keep your head bobbing and toes tapping. It has a retro feel to it as well. Something that could be playing at the diner while your grabbing a milk shake with that new girl in town. Really digging Ragwax's vocals in this track too...kinda lazy singing with just enough rasp in the voice. These fellas will be lighting up the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern on Thursday February 11th along with Big Name Actors, The Lipstick Junkies and the Zoes. Have a listen to this new track from Womb.





All Them Witches are The Deli Nashville's Best Emerging Artist of 2015! 2nd Savoy Motel, 3rd REMMI!

Deli Readers,

Our Best of Nashville Poll for Emerging Artists has been - as usual - a lengthy and painstaking journey which took us through prairies of numbers, horizons filled with band names, and a dense, (mostly) joyous rain of music, but we have finally arrived at destination: we can announce the final results. This year we heave a very eclectic chart - at least for the top positions.

Once all the votes were tallied (you can find out more about our methods below), All Them Witches emerged as the clear winner. Winning the contest will earn them not only serious bragging rights, but also a nod in our SXSW print edition. We first covered All Them Witches way back in the long-forgotten year of 2013, and we're thrilled to see them getting some love from our jurors. Their 2015 Sweet Release EP is a journey and a half filled with long jams and tasty riffs that'll have you doing that weird air guitar impression people do where they wiggle their fingers in front of their nipples for a couple seconds. The band shows no signs of slowing down in 2016, having already announced an overseas tour as well as a handful of US festival appearances.

Coming in second are local 70's groove revivalists Savoy Motel, though to place them in a neat genre like that is a bit of a disservice. Their music is less of an old style in a modern context and more like an alternate universe, "what could have been" trip into uncanny valley. It's all kinds of groovy and catchy, but there's a certain unease that separates it from the pack. These guys don't have a lot of material online yet, but we encourage you to dig on what's available.

In third place is electro-pop songstress REMMI. Her recently released New America EP is up there with the best of what you'll hear on any top 40 station with its crisp production and sad-dancing overtones. 

Check out our poll's top 15 below, and don't forget to get even deeper, exploring all the finalists organized by genre:

ALT FOLK - ALT ROCK - AMERICANA - 
ELECTRONIC
 - INDIE POP -INDIE/PSYCH ROCK - 
REVIVAL ROCK
 - SINGER-SONGWRITER

BEST OF 2015 POLL FOR
EMERGING NNASHVILLE ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS - TOP 15 ******
 
ARTIST
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
All Them Witches
6.5
 
0.008
6.508
2
Savoy Motel
5.5
 
0.001
5.501
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3
REMMI
4.5
 
0.042
4.542
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4
The Gills
4.5
 
0.006
4.506
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5
Steelism
3.5
 
0.004
3.504
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6
The Nearly Deads
3
 
0.068
3.068
7
Twiggs
3
 
0.068
3.068
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Soft Bodies
3
 
0.052
3.052
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9
Cappa
3
 
0.022
3.022
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10
Organ Stills
3
 
0.016
3.016
11
Sheep Shifter
3
 
0.013
3.013
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12
Hot Tub Club
3
 
0.003
3.003
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13
Elliot Root
3
 
0.003
3.003
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14
The By Gods
3
 
0.002
3.002
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15
Step Sisters
 
3
0.002
3.002
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

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If you wonder how this chart came into existence, here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of 15+ Nashville scene expert (our jury) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each (3 points for the top choice, then 2 and 1). Then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music Nashville produced in the year 2015, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

Many Thanks to our Jurors: Ron Brice (3rd and Lindsley), Brendan Donohue (Pureform Media), Staff, (Lockeland Springsteen Music Blog), Staff (Grimey's), Jay Gregory (Sad Spaceman Promotions), Steve Cross (Concert Photographer), Jared & Kristen Corder (East Nashville Underground), Robert Bragdon (Break on a Cloud ), Andrew Minske (Show This ), Brian Waters (DJ/Lightning 100), Tyler Walker (Queens Art Collective), Michael Eades (We Own This Town), Stephen Tragdser (Nashville Scene), Wes Davenport (Mercy Lounge), Crying Wolf, Christopher Paxton (Event director), Mistaa Gattii ( ACME Feed & Seed), Jesse Baker (Exit/In), David Oakleaf (The Building). Many other jurors were asked to send us their preferences but chose not to do so.

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff





The Noise FM

The Noise FM have released a video for their latest single, a cover of "Next To You" by The Police. The video features an array of action figures from the '80's and '90's enjoying a stop motion concert by now WWE's Sting and "The Police". It then goes places you will have to watch to believe.

You can catch The Noise FM at Schubas on Feb. 26th.

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Shah Jahan

The Psych-Pop band Shah Jahan has announced that their single "Baby Blaise" (b/w "In Samsara") will be released by the local vinyl label TMB Limited. Preorders are available now with the limited 300 copy run shipping on March 1st.

You can catch Shah Jahan at Reggies Rock Club with Soddy Daisy, Rebel Soul Revival, Big Syn, and Arclight on Feb. 12th.

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