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BANDS: Submit Your Music for The Year End Best of Chicago 2009

Three nominees for our Year End Best of Chicago Poll will be chosen through an Open Contest (the others from a jury of local "scene makers").

Submit your music for The Deli's Best of Chicago Year End Poll
HERE by 12.23.2009. 

To be eligible your band needs to have music available online and have played live at least once in 2009 (and not to be signed to a major). By submitting, you will also add your band to our chart system, which will get you some exposure in the future.

The process we have implemented to choose the Best Emerging Chicago Artist of 2009 is a little complicated - if you are interested in knowing how it works please go here.

The Deli's Staff


The Deli's Year End Best of Chicago 2009 Poll Begins! Sponsors and Prizes

Musical peoples from Chicago and beyond,

A few weeks are left before the end of 2009, and the time has come for our end of year musical "summary". Yes, you got that right: The Deli's "Best of (emerging) Chicago 2009 Poll" is upon us!

This year we'll have an overall chart including the votes from Jury, Writers and Readers, and a Readers' charts including only the readers' votes.There will be other prizes in vouchers, software and studio time for all the top artists in both charts.

We have a lot to tell you about this, but as this poll couldn't happen without sponsors, we'll start by listing them all, and by thanking them for being part of this.

 Instructions about the poll coming soon!


BMI Shure


iZotope Amplitube Fender Sampletron T-Racks
providing a total of 18 audio plug in for the pool of prizes (9 iZotope, 9 IK Multimedia) 

Recording Studios
   Custom Band Tees
providing free recording for the pool of prizes

  Knack Mastering
providing free mastered songs for the pool of prizes 

If your company is interested in sponsoring "The Deli Year End Best of Poll" it's not too late! Just contact us here.

The Deli Staff



Top 15 Chicago Songs of the Year: No. 9

The ninth entry on our Top 15 Chicago tracks of 2009 countdown is a fun song and video from the dynamic duo of Yea Big & Kid Static. The track "Bots" comes from their sophomore release The Future's Looking Grim.


IFD’s Christmas Tune

The Christmas tunes just keep rolling in from Chicago’s best, and what would Christmas be with the sounds of NES controllers and video games in the background. That’s right I am talking about our favorite comic book geeks and dragon fighters. I Fight Dragons has pull off a Nintendo charged cover of Fountains of Wayne’s song “Alien For Christmas”. I don’t know what else they would have covered, but a Christmas song about aliens.


Last Christmas

Daniel Knox has the type of voice that makes you believe what he is saying. I truly believe he wants me to have a merry little Christmas (listen to that cover here). I am sure you will feel the same. Listen to his cover of “Last Christmas” below. The song appears on the free Holiday album from Tight Ship Records.

Daniel has two shows scheduled in January. Monday, Jan 4th, he'll be back at the Hungry Brain for a You, Me, Them, Everybody event with special guests from the Classical Revolution Chicago outfit performing pieces for 2 flutes, bassoon and piano. Then he'll join Can.Ky.Ree and Singing in the Abbey (album release) at the Hideout on Thursday, Jan 14th.


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