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Deli Best of SF 2011 -- Open Submissions Results

Deli Best of SF 2011 -- Open Submissions Results

Our Deli jurors just finished rating all the Bay Area artists that submitted to be considered for our Year End Best of SF Poll for Emerging Artists - and here are the results for you to check out! The artists in this list will qualify for the next phase of the poll, and will be added to the bands nominated by our jury of local scenemakers.

P.S. If you are interested in understanding how our Year End Poll for Emerging Artists works, please go here.


1. Excuses For Skipping

No excuse necessary for rocking out to Excuses For Skipping's space age, new wave sound. When they're not banging out the tunes, you'll find this foursome kicking it in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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2. The Stone Foxes

Feel-good folk and blues from brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, and Aaron Mort.

3. Jhameel

The prolific Oakland-based pop purveyor bring the dance party wherever he goes. Jhameel is truly DIY, playing each and every instrument himself and producing his own music.

4. McCabe & Mrs. Miller

A collaboration between Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven/Monks of Doom) and Alison Faith Levy (The Loud Family/The Sippy Cups), McCabe & Mrs. Miller bring together blues, folk, and country in memorable duets about longing, regret, and desire.

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5. Mist Giant

SF's resident experimental electro, the trio's 2011 debut EP Human Tree put them on the map.

6. The Hypnotist Collectors

Part of the Bay's growing jangle scene, The Hypnotist Collectors play retro, rootsy rock n' roll with an Oakland edge.

7. Metal Mother

Led by Oakland's Tara Tati,  Metal Mother proves the Bay can do dark wave and do it well (take that LA!).

8. moonbell

Don't dare capitalize the first letter of moonbell or its figurine EP, released this year to praise from local and national press for its droned-out dream pop sound.

9. The Family Crest

A seven-piece, orchestral indie rock band, The Family Crest extends to more than 250 members participating in recordings, live performances, and media projects.

--Whitney Phaneuf & Deli Staff

Published: January 11, 2012 |

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