Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies Record Release at KFN Jan. 7

If you’re looking for a good blend of acoustic fueled music and indie songwriting, then look know further. Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. a Philly newcomer and Pittsburgh native, went from playing sparsely attended shows during 2004 to constructing pop music ballads with a chamber ensemble of multi-instrumentalists and gaining rave reviews in 2007/2008. And now with his band of Arch Enemies, he aims to take it a step further with tonight’s record release show. They’ll be joined by The Bee Team with their quirky storytelling and acoustic pop appeal as well as TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, whose Hinterlands EP was one of my favorites last year and whose star shines brighter with each show. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, Free, 21+ (Photo by Sarah Cass) - Bill McThrill

The Deli in WXPN's All About the Music Blog!


Oh, smiles all around here at The Deli - thanks to WXPN for the kind words on their All About the Music Blog and support! “One of our favorite local music blogs writing about local music is The Deli.” Word - nice peeps! - The Deli Staff



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Best of Philly Open Contest Results

Happy 2010 Philly folks! Where does the time go? We really needed that end of the year break. Well, it wasn’t that much of a break because we’ve been working hard behind the scenes getting things ready for our Best of Philly Poll. We just finished collecting the nominations from our knowledgeable and attractive panel of jurors. If you’d like to learn more about our voting process, please check out the rules here. While we are organizing the list of nominees, we wanted to announce the winners of our Open Contest. For those unaware, this Open Contest is the part of our Best of Philly Poll that nominates artists through an open submission system - while the majority of our finalists are freely selected by a jury of local bloggers, promoters and scenemakers.

We’d like to thank all the artists who participated in our Open Contest. This was not an easy decision to make for The Deli writers, which is a testament to our amazing music scene. We are happy to announce that Grandchildren, Orbit to Leslie, Levee Drivers, Prowler and The Circadian Rhythms have been selected to join our jurors’ list of nominees, and special congratulations to Grandchildren who were the overall winners of our Open Contest! (Photo by Tiffany Yoon)
Nominated for the Next Phase:
1. Grandchildren – 9.1
2. Orbit to Leslie – 8.5
3. Levee Drivers – 8.2
4. Prowler – 8.1
5. The Circadian Rhythms – 8.1
Keep an eye on our poll over to the right, as it will soon be populated with all the bands nominated for our bigger Best of Philly Poll.
- The Deli Staff




Extended Weekend Warrior, December 31 - January 3

We extended our Weekend Warrior to include New Year’s Eve because after all it is New Year’s Eve, and honestly, we are all going to be too banged up to do shit tomorrow! We hope that you will be the same. We wanted to thank everybody for all your positive words, energy and support. Philly’s indie music scene had a great 2009, but stay tuned because we are confident that 2010 will have plenty more for us to talk about. Just a heads up about things that we have planned for January. Look out for The Deli’s Best of Philly Poll coming out after this weekend (we think that you will be very surprised who our juror of local scene-makers have nominated), and cast your vote for your favorite local artists! We’ll also have a sweet new layout for our page! Besides covering for you what we feel are some of the most interesting local acts, we will also be presenting them live in concert for your aural enjoyment. We’ll be presenting Orbit to Leslie’s CD Release Party on Friday, Jan 15th at Johnny Brenda’s with Aderbat, Grimace Federation and Power Animal. We’ll also be hanging on Thursday, Jan. 21st at Kung Fu Necktie with Ape School, New Motels, The Circadian Rhythms and Brooklyn’s Savior Adore. And starting Friday, Jan. 29th, The Bellvue Hotel has asked us to put on live concert showcases called “The Deli’s Lunchtime Escape” at noon every last Friday of the month for all you music lovers who need a break from your 9-to-5 in Center City. All this is just January, folks! We are really looking forward to 2010, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There is plenty of partying to be done tonight. But if you’re thing happens to be futuristic dance parties, then Dave P and R5’s 2010: A Making Time Odyssey FREAK OUT at The Barbary might the place to find that hot hipster chick/dude that you’d like to risk catching swine flu from at midnight. Go ahead and live dangerous! Happy New Year! The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 9pm, 21+
More NYE and weekend events…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) THURS DJ Elton Jawn (Brian from Papertrigger) and DJ Jawn Ritter (Chris from Pattern Is Movement)
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) THURS The Sounds of the Kaleidoscope and The Company Corvette
The Khyber (56 S 2nd St.) THURS Philadelphia Slick and Mechanical Minds, FRI Blood Diner 2
Tritone (1508 South St.) THURS West Philadelphia Orchestra
World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) THURS (Upstairs) Slo-mo and The Donuts, FRI (Downstairs) Peek-A-Boo Revue, SAT (Upstairs) Conservative Man, Sky Ship, Eat Your Birthday Cake, (Downstairs) Wyldlyfe and Boy Wonder
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Party Photographers