Michael Zapruder wins Best Folk/Singer Songwriter Album award

Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope, the 2009 release from Michael Zapruder was recently awarded the Best Folk/Singer Songwriter album of 2009 by The Independent Music Awards.  Now in its 9th year, the Independent Music Awards has been recognizing self-released and independent music from around the globe. This is the 3rd full length album from Micheal since he earned notoriety in 1999 by releasing a new track every week throughout the year - the collection has been archived on The 52 Songs Project website. Fans can still vote for their favorite nominated 'People's Voice' Independent Music Awards artists here.


Dive bars and documentaries

Monday, February 8th at 8pm, Amoeba Music presents 2 music documentaries at a tucked away little venue on 37th and MLK in Oakland - Eli's Mile High Club. This hidden staple in the Bay Area became semi-famous in the 70's for being one of the few venues on the West Coast to exclusively feature local and national blues artists. The club struggled financially over the years, exchanged hands a few times and was resurrected in 2008. Today the bar has a divey feel, serves food until midnight and when the myriad of rock, punk, metal and experimental acts play a set, they're standing on the same small Oakland stage that has been graced by James Brown, Etta James and Jimmy McCracklin.

Monday night features documentaries on the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival and "My Fleeting House," a look at the music of Tim Buckley. The films are free and if you purchase a $5 food ticket you get food [duh] and a $5 Amoeba coupon.


Deli Best of Local Scenes 2009 Final Summary - don't miss these bands!

The Deli's Year End Polls for emerging artists are a great opportunity to catch up with all the most exciting up and coming bands that left a mark in the previous 12 months. Don't forget to check out these bands as they might hit it big in 2010 (if they haven't already!).


Also check out
Missions (2nd place overall)
Neon Indian (3rd place overall)
Black Joe Lewis (3rd place overall)
Austin Overall Chart - Austin Fans' Chart


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Hey Champ (2nd place overall)
Netherfriends (3rd place overall)
Chicago Overall Chart - Chicago Fans' Chart


Also check out:
Fitz & The Tantrums (2nd place overall)
Crash Kings (3rd place overall)
Light FM - (Fans' Poll Winners)
LA Overall Chart - LA Fans' Chart


Also check out:
Michael Bernier and the Uprising (2nd place overall)
Jesse Dee (3rd place overall)
McAlister Drive - (Fans' Poll Winners)
New England Overall Chart - New England Fans' Chart


Also check out:
Non Commissioned Officers (2nd place overall)
Protomen (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Nashville Overall Chart - Nashville Fans' Chart


Also check out:
Freelance Whales (2nd place overall)
Bear in Heaven (3rd place overall)
Midnight Spin (Fans' Poll winners)
NYC Overall Chart - NYC Fans' Chart


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(2nd place overall)
Free Energy (3rd place overall)
Levee Drivers
(Fans' Poll winners)
Philly Overall Chart - Philly Fans' Chart


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(2nd place overall)
Bodhi (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Portland Overall Chart - Portland Fans' Chart


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(2nd place overall)
Or, The Whale (3rd place overall and Fans' Poll winners)
Orchestra of Antlers (Fans' Poll winners)
SF Overall Chart - SF Fans' Chart


The Hundred Days "Out of Nowhere" video

The Hundred Days have released their first video, an acoustic version of the single "Out Of Nowhere." The video was directed by Angelo Ibanez and filmed at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz.

The Hundred Days play Bottom of the Hill tonight as part of the SF Winter Film & Music Festival with Please Do Not Fight, Luke Franks or the Federalists and Scene of Action. $10 8pm


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.