Bully

Nashville's punk rockers Bully playing Mercy Lounge this week!

After releasing their debut in 2015, Bully have earned a national audience with their raw garage punk sound. Their sophomore album Losing released just a few months ago on Sub Pop Records, and they're out on tour to support the record. Luckily for us in Nashville, they're playing Mercy Lounge for three days straight! While the Friday (Dec. 15) show with Daddy Issues and Butthole is sold out, you can still catch them Thursday (Dec. 14) with Adia Victoria and Western Medication, or on Saturday (Dec. 16) with Pujol and Sad Baxter. Check the links for tickets, and watch their video for "Feel the Same" below!

   

Bully, "Feels Like"

If you've been searching for a summer '15 soundtrack, look no further. Nashville-based alt-garage rockers Bully have turned their raw rock 'n' roll angst into a debut album that will punch you right through the speakers then let you cry on its flannel-clad shoulder.

Front-woman Alicia Bognanno sings her guts out to lyrics like "Invisible handcuffs locked on me/ Been praying for my period all week" that give razor-sharp insight into the struggles of a soft-grunge twenty-something.The tracks range from upbeat and optimistic to grungy and thrashing to heavy and cerebrating, fleshing out the album with honesty and resolve.
 
Check out the full debut album "Feels Like" below, and catch Bully at The Stone Fox this Friday. -Caroline Bowman
 
 

   

Bully, "I Remember"

True to their name, Bully seems pretty adept at delivering a suprise gut punch that leaves ya doubled over and stunned. They did that to the blogosphere last fall with their self-titled EP, and they're doing it again with this brand-new single "I Remember." Viciously cathartic, it is just under two minutes of Alicia Bognanno unloading painful little details of a past relationship amid gut-thumping bass and blown out guitar. Bully is about to give a good portion of the United States a round of sonic wedgies on their spring tour with JEFF the Brotherhood (full rundown of dates here.) Make it easy on yourself, and just go limp when it happens. -Terra James-Jura

 

   

Best of 2013 Poll for Emerging Nashville Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Nashville Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to phenomenal punks Diarrhea Planet (pictured) for winning it, and to lo-fi riot grrrl Bully and mellow folksters Great Peacock for placing 2nd and third - we are very happy with this top 3, more gems are hidden in the list below, theough, check it out!

Here's 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, list at the bottom) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, 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 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2013 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
Diarrhea Planet
11
 
0.009
11.009
2
Bully
9
 
0.002
9.002
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3
Great Peacock
6
 
0.002
6.002
icon
4
Steelism
4
 
0.008
4.008
icon
5
El El
4
 
0.002
4.002
icon
6
Dave Pahanish
3
 
0.044
3.044
icon
7
Sol Cat
 
3
0.009
3.009
icon
8
The Delta Saints
3
 
0.007
3.007
icon
9
Leroy Powll and the Messengers
3
 
0.004
3.004
icon
 
Nudity
3
 
0.004
3.004
icon

11

Guide
3
 
0.001
3.001
12
The Daily Howl
1
 
2
3
icon
 
George Shingleton
2
 
1
3
icon
 
Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders
3
 
0
3
icon
15 
Jeffrey James
 
1
1.5
2.5
icon
 
ForeverAndNever
2
 
0.5
2.5
icon
 
The Oak Creek Band
2
 
0.5
2.5
icon
18
Armon Jay
 
2
0.052
2.052
icon
19
Sherbert
2
 
0.009
2.009
icon
20
Heavy Sole
2
 
0.004
2.004
 
Plastic Vision
 
2
0.004
2.004
icon
22
Act of Impalement
2
 
0.003
2.003
icon
 
Blackfoot Gypsies
2
 
0.003
2.003
icon
24
Blank Range
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
25
Adia Victoria
2
 
0
2
icon
 
Richie
2
 
0
2
icon
27
Wild Cub
2
 
0
2
icon
28
Moseley
1
 
0.037
1.037
icon
29
Calligan
 
1
0.018
1.018
icon
30 
The Wooly Mamas
1
 
0.011
1.011
icon
31
The Golden Sounds
1
 
0.007
1.007
icon
 
The Prophet Nathan
 
1
0.007
1.007
icon
33
Mindset Defect
1
 
0.006
1.006
icon
34
Charlie & The Foxtrots
 
1
0.004
1.004
icon
35
Buffalo Clover
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
 
Tristen
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
37
Clear Plastic Masks
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
 
Joe Robinson
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
39
Leagues
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
 
Wick-it the Instigator
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
41
Anchor Thieves
1
 
0
1
icon
 
Brandon Calhoun
1
 
0
1
icon
 
Profane Command
1
 
0
1
icon
 
Weekend Babes
1
 
0
1
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

 

List of Juror’s: Grimey's staff (Doyle Davis, Anna Lundy, Josh Walker), Elise Tyler (Stone Fox) Patrick Rodgers (Nashville Scene), Jesse Willoughby (ASCAP), Brendan Donahue (Pureform Media), WRVU Vanderbilt Radio Staff (Logan Wilke, Jillian Stein, Neal Cotter), Jared Corder (East Nashville Underground), Christopher Paxton (Lightning 100, Live on the Green), Jesse Baker (Marathon Music Works/Exit Inn), Steve Cross (DJ/Photographer), Jazzi Bennet (Owl Farm), Terra James-Jura (The Deli Nashville), Dave Pahanish (songwriter), Wells Adams (the615) David Oakleaf (The Building), Benji Brown (Benji Brown Booking)

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

The Deli's Staff

   

Bully Releases Debut EP

Bully released their self-titled debut 7-inch vinyl EP on the 1st of October. It’s a fun four songs, heavy with guitar fuzz and crystalline vocals provided by Alicia Bognanno. This is what may have resulted if Kim Deal wandered into Pavement’s garage during a jam session. They’ve been busy around town, recently opening for Those Darlins at Mercy Lounge this past Friday. They’re making it all too easy to get sweaty palms around their virgin vinyl by offering it with every ticket purchased to their show this Friday, Oct. 11th at the Stone Fox with PUJOL and Study Hall. –Terra James-Jura