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Social Studies downloads from Daytrotter

Last week Daytrotter released four free downloads from San Francisco's Social Studies. The collection in includes an exclusive track, "Mad Decent", a cover of The Grass Roots song "Lets Live for Today" as well as tracks from their upcoming album, Wind-Up Wooden Heart and their previous album This Is The World's Biggest Hammer.

   

Beatbeat Whisper play the Underground Farmers Market

Indie folk duo Beatbeat Whisper play a free show Thursday January 28th [thats tonight] at the SF Underground Farmers Market. 199 Capp St. at 17th, San Francisco. 5-11pm

Farmers markets start to darn early sometimes. Finally, someone came up with the idea to have one, not just at night but, at night combined with other evening activities like drinking and listening to live music. Behold the SF Underground Farmers Market where for hefty fee of nada you can graze and purchase wild mushroom spreads, pies, acorn fudge and sarasparilla while listening to a live band.

   

A quick look outside your local scene: The other Deli Best of 2009 Polls

Rockers, Folkers and Poppers of all ages, sexes and hair colors,

The Deli's regional Year End Best of Polls for emerging artists are finally over and it's time to have a quick look at what's going on outside your local scene. Here's a recap of the winners of our nine polls with links to overall charts and readers' polls results:

AUSTIN - Winner: Stereo Is a Lie
Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

CHICAGO - Winner: I Fight Dragons

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

LOS ANGELES - Winner: Local Natives

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NASHVILLE - Winner: Those Darlins

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NEW ENGLAND- Winner: Mean Creek

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

NYC - Winner: Talk Normal

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PORTLAND - Winner: Explode into Colors

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PHILLY - Winner: Reading Rainbow

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

SF BAY AREA - Winner: Girls

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

The Deli's Staff

   

Congratulations to the winners of our Best Emerging Bay Area Artist of 2009!

We're happy to be finally closing the book on 2009 and wanted to take a moment to congratulate the winners of our Best Emerging Artist of 2009.

First, the Readers Poll where San Francisco's Orchestra of Antlers (in the picture) reached the top spot in a heated race with Oakland's Grand Lake. Both bands made major waves in the Bay Area music scene throughout 2009 and since the bands were only 2% apart in the total number of votes, we decided to split the banner up top to recognize everyone's hard work. You can catch Orchestra of Antlers at the Retox Lounge on January 30 and Grand Lake on February 2nd at Thee Parkside as part of SF Winterfest. In third place was Bay Area Hip Hop artists Le Vice who played the West Beach Music & Arts Festival last year along side Ben Harper and Ozomatli. Thier debut release is due in March and they play El Rio on March 11th. See the full Top 10 of our Readers Poll here.

The top winner in our overall Best Emerging Artist of 2009 was San Francisco's Girls. The band seemed to blow up in the second half of the year and their debut release Album, was widely reviewed and talked about on music sites throughout the country. Girls will be playing the Great American Music Hall on February 14th. The second spot went to another band with a lot of buzz last year, Oakland's Man/Miracle. Their LP The Shape of Things quickly sold through the first pressing and is expected to be re-released this year on Third Culture Records. Man/Miracle are playing a FREE show tonight at The Speakeasy [604 56th St., Oakland] and at Bottom of the Hill with Rogue Wave on February 24th. The third spot went to a a staple in the Bay Area music scene, Or, the Whale. This year saw them recording for Daytrotter and their self titled second release made a couple "Best Of" lists for 2009. Or, the Whale's next local show is in March at The Independent. You can see the full list of nominees and their standings here.

A big thanks goes out to all of the readers that voted, The Deli staff that helped compile and vote on the nominees an the local bloggers, engineers and musicians who acted as jurors to help deliberate over a years worth of fantastic Bay Area music! Our jurors this year were: John Flores [owner of Studio SQ] Christian Cunningham [The Bay Bridged], Nate Seltenrich [East Bay Express], Anna Gazdowicz [Stranger Dance] , John Vanderslice [musician and owner of Tiny Telephone], Mark Taylor [KQED], Ted Leibowitz [Bagel Radio] and Peter Arko [Ears of the Beholder].

The Deli SF is looking forward to lots of amazing music from Bay Area artists in 2010!

-Nicole Leigh

   

Best of SF Bay Area - Girls are the Best Emerging SF Artist of 2009!

 
Artists
J
W+OC
R
TOT
 
1
Girls
9
1
0.015
10.015
2
Man/Miracle
5
1
0.011
6.011
3
Or, the Whale
6
0
0.004
6.004
4
Sleepy Sun
4
1
0.007
5.007
5
French Miami
3
1
0.006
4.006
6
Birds & Batteries
3
1
0.002
4.002
7
Grand Lake
2
0
2
4
8
Orchestra of Antlers
0
0.5
3
3.5
9
The Downer Party
3
0
0.054
3.054
10
The Dodos
3
0
0.003
3.003
11
Honeycomb
2
0
0.032
2.032
12
TV Mike and the Scarecrows
2
0
0.023
2.023
13
Citay
2
0
0.002
2.002
14
Brilliant Colors
2
0
0.001
2.001
 
The Fresh & Onlys
2
0
0.001
2.001
16
Le Vice
1
0
1
2
17
James & Evander

0

1.75
0.003
1.753
18
The Music Lovers
0.5
1
0
1.5
19
A B & the Sea
1
0
0.13
1.13
20
Leopold & His Friction
1
0
0.079
1.079
21
Michael Zapruder
1
0
0.054
1.054
22
Butterfly Bones
1
0
0.018
1.018
23
The Mumlers
1
0
0.008
1.008
24
Wallpaper
1
0
0.007
1.007
25
Baby Dino
0.5
0
0.068
0.568
Legend: "J" = Jurors vote - "W+OC" = Writers vote +
Open Contest Points - "R" = Readers vote