Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for ALT ROCK

The entire universe often wonders what the difference is between Alt Rock and Indie Rock. Here at The Deli we call "Alt" that kind of Rock music that's inspired to a more classic concept of Rock'n'Roll or Pop-Rock, or any rock genre that was commercially successful before the aughts - think about bands reminiscent of anything from Led Zeppeling to Aerosmith, Weezer or Nirvana. While Indie Rock tends to be a little more experimental and dark, Alt Rock is (at least in our vocabulary) more traditional and a little more accessible - without being just "pop".

Total submissions in this category: 38

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.15):

1. Apollo Run - 7.66 (out of 10)
2. BLACK TAXI - 7.33

Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5):

Outernational, Late Cambrian, Viva Mayday, Wyldlife, Only Living Boy, Von Shakes, Raccoon Fighter, The Clox, Noble Hunter.

Jurors: Michelle Turner (Deli Nashville), Brandi Lukas (Deli Contributor), QD Tran (Deli Philly) 

The Deli's Staff


From the NYC Open Blog: Wyldlife works on new album + plays The Grand Victory 10.20

As we mourn the end of summer, let us not forget the good things about autumn... seasonal beer, the return of leather jackets, and the sun going down just a bit earlier, which means you can party through the night just a little bit longer! Wyldlife is four 70's-styled pop/garage rockers who swear by foot stomping, hard drinking, mic swinging, and all forms of delinquency. Currently working on a new album, they'll be playing their next show on October 20th, for the CMJ marathon, at Brooklyn's Grand Victory - come out, shout, and forget about the summertime blues, 'ya dig? (Posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building. 


Wyldlife releases new video + plays Union Hall with The So So Glos on 08.10

NYC punk-rockers Wyldlife just released a new video for their second single, "(She's Making Me) Nervous" (streaming below). In under two and a half minutes, it's got everything you could ask for: loitering, stealing, reckless driving, junk food, drinking, Bill Murray movies and of course...ROCK AND ROLL! Make sure you catch the guys with Awkward Girls and The So So Glos on August 10th at Union Hall for a night of loud music and heavy drinking... - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building.