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Year End Best of Philly Final Results: Reading Rainbow Rules!!!

 
 ARTISTS
J
W+OC
R
TOT
 
1
Reading Rainbow
14
 
0.007
14.007
2
Grandchildren
6
3
0.043
9.043
3
Free Energy
7
1
0.012
8.012
4
Kurt Vile
5
2
0.010
7.010
5
Drink Up Buttercup
6
1
0.003
7.003
6
Prowler
4
2.5
0.032
6.532
7
Cold Cave
1
4
0.011
5.011
8
Orbit to Leslie
2
2.75
0.022
4.772
9
Levee Drivers
 
1.5
3
4.5*
10
Woe
2
 
2.246
4.246
11
The Extraordinaires
3
 
1.206
4.206
12
Dangerous Ponies
3
1
0.107
4.107
13
An American Chinese
2
2
0.020
4.020
14
Gang
4
 
0.013
4.013
15
Brown Recluse
4
 
0.005
4.005
16
Swift Technique
3
 
0.086
3.086
 17
Pink Skull
3
 
 0.000
 3
18
Make A Rising
2
 
0.015
2.015
19
Busses
2
 
0.009
2.009
20
Gemini Wolf
2
 
0.008
2.008
21
East Hundred
2
 
0.006
2.006
22
Birdie Busch
2
 
0.005
2.005
23
Sweatheart
2
 
0.004
2.004
24
I-Be4Eva
2
 
0.001
2.001
 25
Conversation with Enemies
1
 
0.193
1.193
26
Kevin James Devine
1
 
0.107
1.107
27
Tough Shits
1
 
0.008
1.008
28
Amanda Blank
1
 
0.007
1.007
29
Oh! Pears
1
 
0.006
1.006
30
Hot Guts
1
 
0.004
1.004
31
Gondola
1
 
0.000
1
32
The Circadian Rhythms
 
0.5
0.016
0.516
Legend: "J" = Jurors vote - "W+OC" = Writers vote +
Open Contest Points - "R" = Readers vote
 
   

We’re Still Here for Ya

 

 
Sorry Open Bloggers, we know that we keep using this excuse because it’s true. The poll hit some of our lives like a shit storm. We just checked our Open Blog mailbox so your blogs, videos, genitals…oops I mean pics and anything else you’d like the world to know about you are finally up (double sorries and my bads to any shows that had passed). We promise to check our box better in the future (that’s what she said). That being said there is a slew of new acts at our Open Blog for you to check out or write one yourself and submit it here. We look forward to learning more about you! - The Deli Staff

 

 
 
   

Winner of The Deli’s Best Local Record Label: Punk Rock Payroll!

 

 
It was certainly a tight race this year, but we are happy to announce that Punk Rock Payroll are the winners of our Best Local Record Label Poll which was voted on by our selected jury. They managed to edge out Siltbreeze Records by one vote, but we certainly believe that Siltbreeze deserves kudos for their years of continuous work with such interesting artists. However, this moment is about the high-quality work that Punk Rock Payroll is churning out from their headquarters in South Philly. Frede and Misty Zimmer’s adventurous spirit led by their belief in the things that they are passionate about has led them to the top of our list, and it doesn’t hurt that we love artists on their roster like The Extraordinaires and Dangerous Ponies. Congrats for seeing art in everything that you do! punkrockpayroll.com/ - The Deli Staff
   

Levar Mother Fucking Burton Would Be Proud of Reading Rainbow!



When I tell people that Reading Rainbow are one of my favorite new bands from Philly, they often ask me to describe what they sound like. In Reading Rainbow’s case, I can’t find the appropriate comparisons. I can’t say if you like Jesus & Mary Chain then you’ll like Reading Rainbow. But I will. Can’t say that they're My Bloody Valentine meets The Ronettes meets Bo Diddley meets Velvet Underground is right on either, but it sort of is. My point here being that while Reading Rainbow may conjure up your own personal touchstones, they are uniquely creating their own reverb nation with lo-fi sharpness, indulgent psychedelia and to-the-point noise pop melodies. Last year Reading Rainbow’s Sarah and Rob made a great record called Mystical Participationthat you owe to yourself to buy and vibe out to. myspace.com/levarmotherfuckingburton - Bruce Warren, WXPN/Some Velvet Blog

   

Grandchildren Definitely Running Up Strongly

 

 
Mark my words - if the rock gods are just, then Grandchildren will be HUGE! No one on the local scene impressed me more in 2009. I was instantly drawn in with my first listen of tracks from their debut full length Cold Warrior, a project by Aleks Martray three years in the making. He changed what might have been your average acoustic singer-songwriter material into something accessibly drenched with layers of the most interesting sounds coming out of our local music scene. He also performed a Herculean task of bringing together a group of Danger Danger Gallery talented misfits into a six-piece mind-blowingly dynamic live band. With Cold Warrior scheduled to be released this spring on Green Owl which was responsible for 2009’s critically acclaimed Warm Heart of Africa by The Very Best and is owned by Benjamin Bronfman, M.I.A.’s baby daddy and son of former Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr., the stars seem to be aligning correctly for this crew of West Philly’s finest. myspace.com/grandchildren - Q.D. Tran