Weekly Roundup: 10 New Acts to Watch

Spotlight Jul 17th by Mike

Finding new music on a weekly basis can be daunting but that is why we are here! We threw together a selection of ten up and coming acts to be on the lookout for from across the globe that you can now find on DeliRadio (Play above). In this batch you'll find a score of fresh new indie from Portland to Cleveland. For those looking for Hip Hop, Folk, or something more electronically tinged we have you covered. This whole group has put out some new music, many of them for the first time, in the past year as well as have at least a few shows on the books. Check the full list below and tweet us your favorite.

Dear Boy
Smoke Screen
These Knees
The Pharmacy
The Parlour Suite
John Meeks
David Pollack
Mike Sempert

Tour Watch: of Montreal, Flashlights, JPNSGRLS

Spotlight Jul 14th by Mike

Flashlights, PAWS, Total Slacker [Listen]
9/4: Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
9/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/6: Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle
9/8: Washington, DC @ DC9 9/9: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9/10: Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
9/11: Atlanta, GA @ 529 9/12: Mobile, AL @ Alchemy Tavern
9/13: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
9/14: Houston, TX @ Rudyards
9/15: Austin, TX @ Red 7 9/16: Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
9/18: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
9/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
9/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
9/21: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
9/23: Fresno, CA @ Strummers
9/24: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
9/25: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
9/28: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/7: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/8: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10/9: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/10: Madison, WI @ Der Rathskellar at University
10/12: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle   

of Montreal with Pillar Point [Listen]   
10/01: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
10/02: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson
10/03: Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
10/04: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/05: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
10/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
10/07: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/08: Denver, CO @ The Bluebird
10/09: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/10: Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
10/11: Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
10/12: Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/13: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
10/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
10/19: Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight
10/21: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/22: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/23: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf
10/25: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West  

7/17: Vancouver, BC @ Astorinos
7/23: Red Deer, AB @ International Beer Haus & Stage
7/24: Calgary, ON @ Broken City
7/26: Edmonton, AB @ Taste of Edmonton
7/27: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
7/28: Moose Jaw, SK @ Java Express
7/30: Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
8/17: San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
8/18: San Jose, CA @ Caravan Lounge
8/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Molly Malone's
8/23: Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector

Weekly Roundup: 10 New Acts to Watch

Spotlight Jul 11th by Mike

Finding new music on a weekly basis can be daunting but that is why we are here! We threw together a selection of ten up and coming acts to be on the lookout for from across the globe that you can now find on DeliRadio (Play above). In this batch you'll find some aggressive rock from LA to Paris, bouncy pop from San Francisco, and post punk from Florida to name a few. This whole group has put out some new music, many of them for the first time, in the past year as well as have at least a few shows on the books. Check the full list below and tweet us your favorite.

Flashlights (Orlando, FL)
The Wans (Nashville, TN)
Æges (Los Angeles, CA)
WATERS (San Francisco, CA)
The Grape and the Grain (Kingston, NY)
Jessie Kilguss (Brooklyn, NY)
Jose & the Wastemen (Paris, FR)
Irene Diaz (Los Angeles, CA)
Fife & Drom (New York, NY)
Darling Waste (Cleveland, OH)

Weekly Roundup: 10 New Acts to Watch

Spotlight Jul 4th by Mike

Finding new music on a weekly basis can be daunting but that is why we are here! We threw together a selection of ten up and coming acts to be on the lookout for from across the US that you can now find on DeliRadio (Play above). In this fresh batch we discovered some modern reggae from Texas and Indie Folk from Florida. Fans of anyone from The Knife to Father John Misty to Darwin Deez will also be able to find someone new but familiar. This whole group has put out some new music, many of them for the first time, in the past year as well as have at least a few shows on the books. Check the full list below and tweet us your favorite.

The Little Books (Jacksonville, FL)
The Outer Vibe (Grand Rapids, MI)
Glass Spells (San Diego, CA)
Ben Cosgrove (Boston, MA)
SWF (Brooklyn, NY)
Goodnight Brother (Marlboro, NY)
Snuff Redux (Seattle, WA)
Cas Haley (Paris, TX)
Silverbird (Brooklyn, NY)
Kelli Frances Corrado (Seattle, WA)

Local Spotlight (Los Angeles): Jesse Thomas

 Los Angeles by way of Kentucky, indie songstress Jesse Thomas crafts music that will have you bouncing along until the next track sends you to tears. The wide range of stories she writes can pull you into a world of independence, then loneliness, joy, then to somewhere you have yet to experience all together. Despite the youthful energy that has continued into Thomas' freshly released sophomore album, Burn the Boats, you can't help but think she has been able to do what she does for longer than most of us were able to get our first word out or sit upright.

Her latest record was put on Red Parade and follows her 2012 debut War Dancer. Both of which, along with the 2010 Heartbreaker Sessions can be heard here (Play this post above). Thomas has recently wrapped up a cross country trip but has a handful of dates in line to start off July. Find those below and remember to hit that star on the app to make sure you don't miss when she add a new batch of dates which we will no doubt see soon enough.

June 1 - Bootleg, Carson CA

July 2 - The New Parish, Oakland CA

July 9 - Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati OH

August 12 - Jessup Cellars, Yountville CA

Bandsintown Release Artist Manager App

Our friends at tour tracking app Bandsintown have become even more artist friendly. Artists use the service to upload their show info which is them easily spread to their website, social media, and of course DeliRadio. The process of having to use a computer to login, create, and edit these event details can quickly become tricky when on the road in a van traveling high speeds across Nevada without wifi. Their solution is the Bandsintown Manager app. You can download the app for free in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play and. and check out the list of features below.

Key features

  • Create Facebook events for all upcoming shows and display them on a Tour Dates tab on your Facebook Page for fans to RSVP, comment and share.
  • Geo-targeted newsfeed posts that reach your Facebook and Twitter fans throughout your entire tour, from presale to opening night.
  • Manage multiple artists from a single mobile dashboard.

New exclusive features

  • Receive notifications to approve pending tour dates imported from a third party source.
  • Key insights and statistics about your fan Trackers that are easy to understand.
  • Artists can directly message fans who have RSVP’d to your show with targeted push notifications.
  • Browse concert photos and videos of a show posted by fans on Bandsintown and Instagram, and repost your favorites ones on Facebook and Twitter to increase engagement

Head over to Bandsintown to learn more.

Local Spotlight (San Francisco): Travis Hayes

Whether you can call yourself a local or you listen to the sounds of San Francisco from afar, it's hard to imagine the city by the bay ever slowing down in its ability to harbor great new talent. Northern California native Travis Hayes claims the first spot in our Bay Area spotlight. Removing the gap between his day job and music career, Hayes' work as a talent buyer and promoter has no doubt revealed a few truths about the live music world - and vice versa. Hayes will be releasing his debut album, Young Daze, on July 7th complete with ten new songs ripe with raw emotion but not without a wry sense of humor. You can pre-order the record now on his web store including a batch of exclusive vinyl and a few other items up for grabs.

 The singer-songwriter tightropes his way between rock and folk and can be seen performing live in full Johnny Cash regalia to prove it. This blend leans heavier on the rock side with "Bath Salts" which you can hear an early stream of from the link above. Some may hears cries of love and loss reminiscent of our great mid-nineties Emo forefathers, others may simply get lost in Hayes & Co.'s driving instrumentation that keeps a constant across the album without ever going stale. Personaly, I expect it to find an immediate spot on the soundtrack once they inevitably greenlight a Can't Hardly Wait remake.

 This is an album I suggest sealing yourself off from the world upon your first listen rather than risk any of it becoming lost in the background. Hayes voice has a way of making what seem to be personal stories into your own world for you to latch on to as your own. We asked the man himself how he think you will find the best listening experience; "Young Daze is probably the kind of record you want to listen to late at night, alone in your room, with a bottle of wine. Or flask of whiskey. Or both."

 Having already found his way in front of Bay Area crowds from Neck of the Woods and Bottom of the Hill to The Chapel and The Fillmore there are more chances to catch him on the way with this release. Friday, July 11th, marks the official San Francisco release show at Bottom of the Hill with a second the following week in LA at Hotel Cafe. Currently, only lucky Californians will find Hayes headed their way soon. Dates below:

July 11 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco

July 17 - Shell Cafe, Pismo Beach

July 18 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

July 19 - Gold Spike, Las Vegas

July 20 - Sycamore Den, San Diego

Weekly Roundup: 10 New Acts to Watch

Spotlight Jun 27th by Mike

Finding new music on a weekly basis can be daunting but that is why we are here! We threw together a selection of ten up and coming acts to be on the lookout for from across the globe that you can now find on DeliRadio (Play above). It is a fairly eclectic mix featuring a worthy dose of folk from Nashville, Tennessee to Kjellerup, Denmark. Two diverse soulful projects make the cut; one electronically tinged which is part of a style that has been seen be reckoned with in the past year alone and one more classic on the rock borders featuring a large backing band. There is some fresh Americana that is ripe to be heard backing any of primetime television's most dramatic and some sunny pop from San Diego to make you yearn for a day of slow motion beach running. This whole group has put out some new music, many of them for the first time, in the past year as well as have a set of live dates active. Check the full list below and tweet us your favorite.

Colony House (Nashville, TN)
Moonrise Nation (Chicago, IL)
Feelgood (San Diego, CA)
Sarah West (Kjellerup, Denmark)
Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line (Nashville, TN)
Ghost and Gale (San Francisco, CA)
Honeybucket (Cleveland, OH)
Easy Bear (Santa Barbara, CA)
QWILL and the Soul Review (Boston, MA)
Matt Stansberry and the Romance (Oklahoma City, OK)



On the Road: Rubblebucket

Spotlight Jun 24th by Mike

Haven't witnessed Rubblebucket live yet? Haven't yet discovered the Elaine dance inducing pop five piece? Do you live in any major US city? You are in luck. Rubblebucket will be headed your way soon as tickets for their upcoming cross country tour go on sale today.

Brooklyn based may not be the most accurate as it seems the ensemble and their horn filled party have been living out of a van since I first heard their name a few years ago. Admittely, I had not become a devout listener until about a year ago after catching them at High Sierra Music Fest but that is all it took. Throughout most of their set it was hard to decide whether the audience or band was tipping the scales of fun in their favor. It did not help given band members were often playing from within the crowd and vice versa. Chaulking up the overwhelming summer festival heat to my new musical infatuation their next Bay Area appearance made it clear that this is simple how Rubblebucket puts on a party every sinlge time. For a small peek, check out their network debut on Jimmy Kimmel.

With a new album, Survival Sounds, out August 26th the band has opened up the pre-order gates to include custom backpacks, vinyl bundles, recipes, and a lot more. You can browse your options HERE. Currently in Europe they will return stateside right in line with the new release. Joining forces on the run will be Body Language and Royal Canoe on separate legs of the tour alongside Landlady and 2001 in select cities. You can find their full list of dates below.


9/10: Providence, RI @ Fete^
9/11: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall^
9/12: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre^
9/13: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt^
9/14: Albany, NY @ The Hollow^
9/16: Fairfield, CT @ Stage One*
9/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
9/19: Washington, DC @ U Street*
9/20: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre*
9/21: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre*
9/24: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
9/25: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*
9/26: Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
9/27: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig*
9/28: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street*
10/1: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap Room*
10/3: Denver, CO @ Bluebird*
10/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room*
10/6: Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
10/7: Bozeman, MT @ The Zebra*
10/8: Missoula, MT @ The Badlander*
10/10: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey#
11/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Media Club%
10/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir#
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre#
10/17: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah#
10/18: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room&
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad&
10/23: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/24: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
10/25: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada&
10/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar&
10/28: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House&
10/29: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
11/6: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground#
11/7: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground#
11/9: Boston, MA @ Paradise#

^ Body Language + 2001 support
* Body Language supports
# Royal Canoe supports
% co-headline with Royal Canoe
& Landlady supports


Artist of the Week: The Dead Daisies

Spotlight Jun 22nd by Mike

Despite the moniker, The Dead Daisies are raging forth with life. The six piece rock outfit, which has included an additional rotating cast of players, boast a resume of past seats with INXS, Guns 'N Roses, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, and Ozzy Osbourne...to name a few. However, the formation of the group is still fresh and following their debut release almost a year ago their forthcoming EP "Face I Love" hits August 5th with the title track being released this week on June 24th. What you hear from the title track alone sets the immediate tone for the new batch of what can only be the musical equivalent to a Sylvester Stallone movie. All I can see in the back of my mind is pyrotechnics.

Experience; Check. New Music; Check. Tour? The Dead Daisies are hitting the US by force this summer starting in July. In what appears to be the only way they handle matters, this will not just be a casual supporting run, it's going to be above and beyond. Covering the majority of the Midwest and East Coast you will be able to catch them at your friendly neighborhood arena with a few other acts you may recognize. July partners them up with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd and in August with KISS & Def Leppard. Head HERE for the full schedule. We chatted with Richard Fortus (guitar) on what the day to day rockstar life has in store for the band in the coming months:

DR: You all go a step beyond the average rock crew with each member bringing volumes of experience to the table. How does all of this translate into the refined result your audiences witness?

RF: I think that because we've all been through the craziness, we've learned how to avoid those pitfalls and focus on the more enjoyable and positive aspects of making music!

DR: Could you elaborate on some of those aspects?

RF: Avoiding unnecessary drama.  You learn to pick your battles and how to not sweat the small stuff. Not being too precious with songs. It's only Rock n' Roll and it should be fun. I think you learn to lead with your gut. Your head often times just gets in the way! Keeping forward momentum is also essential.

DR: With your choice of theatrics to take to the masses every time, have you discovered anything that just overwhelms your crowd?

RF: If you mean my own personal "theatrics", I guess I make certain movements or whatever. It's never something that I really think about. It's nothing I stood in front of a mirror practicing. I am only trying to get into a certain place. I am trying to lose myself and get out of my head. It doesn't happen all of the time, but when everything aligns, it can be pretty magical (at least for me). 

DR: Of course, it should be all about getting in that perfect zone. Would you say this has evolved for you over time? Is there any factor that really pushes you into that place?

RF: That's a good question. Ultimately, it's still a mystery to me. However, I have learned that some things [that] help. I know that being conscious of what I eat and drink on show days is crucial. Also, how close to show time I eat is a big thing for me. I can't eat for 5 or 6 hours prior to a show. The energy of the crowd has a lot to do with it too.

DR: With all the years of touring under your collective belts is there anything that still surprises you or catches you off guard while on the road?

RF: I'm still always amazed that people can be so passionate about my music. I don't know why, but it always surprises me when I feel someone is sincerely in to what I'm doing. I still am just blown away by that.

DR: On the other side of the spectrum can you give us a insider look on any constants that exist in this world from how you listen to music, must have food, ways to avoid cabin fever...

RF: One constant for me is that I wake up every morning missing my two daughters. It's really hard for me to be away from them. I always dedicate a good portion of my day to staying fit. Body, mind, and soul. 

DR: How do you keep the momentum pushing forward through all of this?

RF: I always keep looking up to where I want to be, as opposed to looking at what I have already accomplished.

DR: These upcoming tours will be an amazing ride. Are their any firsts within all of this?

RF: We are a fairly new band, so we can't really do much with our production at this point.  We are focusing on writing new music and developing our repertoire.  As far as the venues, not really anything new. I think I've played almost all of these venues before.

DR: I don't want to warn fans too much, but what should the masses be preparing to witness on this run?

RF: We are a straight up, kick ass, rock band. One the likes of which the world hasn't seen for a while! I think that the fans of the legendary bands that we are supporting this summer will be very pleasantly surprised by us.