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Year End Best of Portland Readers' Poll - Final Top 10!

 Starry Saints
 C. Margolin & the Dregs
 Soft Tags
 Kelli Schaefer
 Mimicking Birds
 Y La Bamba
 Very International Love
The Deli Portland would like to thank all of the readers who went hog wild in the Readers Poll voting of your favorite emerging Portland artist for 2009. We had over 800 votes in just a little under two weeks, and after a neck-and-neck sprint on the final lap, garage-rock debutantes Bodhi emerged the victors! Congratulations to Bodhi (also a former Deli Portland band of the month in September 2009), and a special shout-out to ALL of the bands, fans, and readers who helped us with the voting!!!!

Stay tuned this Wednesday when we unveil our Deli Portland Best Emerging Artist of 2009 composite chart, which will name the overall Best Emerging Artist of 2009
. This chart combines the Readers Poll voting points, as well as points bestowed Portland bands by way of our Open Poll, as well as our Jury Votes from the end of 2009.

As always, make The Deli Portland your daily potion for local show previews, live reviews, album reviews, and whatever other gossip enters our surly, brow-beaten craniums.

- The Deli Portland Staff


Stephanie Schneiderman Takes Over Jimmy Mak's


Reinventing your sound is exciting, scary, adventurous, and a sign of a spectacular artist...that is, as long as it works. And yes, it did for Miss Stephanie Schneiderman.

Artists that evolve, break their personal mold and creative boundaries - that explore - are the elite musicians. Reinventing your sound is "risky business," according to Stephanie Schneiderman, but the risk factor is decimated when you have producer/beat-extraordinaire Keith Schreiner (Auditory Sculpture) on your team.

Stephanie's also kept her songwriting and voice, which smoothly floats over Keith's soothing trip-hop ambiance. It's sexy. It's relaxed. It's lovely.

The two bring their down-tempo, electro-beats and sensual vocal bliss along with James Beaton (Storm and the Balls) on keys to Jimmy Mak's on Saturday, January 23rd with Come Gather Around Us at 8:00 p.m. for $10.

And this girl is setting up and knocking down cocktail hours at Jimmy Mak's every first and third Thursdays starting in February through April. These shows will feature the keyboardist/singer Jade Vanacore, and Stephanie says, "I've been working on a more stripped down version of the trip-hop show involving beats, loops, keys, electric guitar and harmonies, so this residency will give me a chance to get really comfortable with all my new toys. Also, I'm going to try out a bunch of new songs!"

- Chris Young



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Rather than just a popularity contest, our charts are thought as a service to allow bands, live show promoters and also music fans to find new promising acts. In this DIY musical era, the Deli's Charts provide an easy and fun way for emerging artists to find like-minded bands to network with.

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The primary goal of The Deli is to expose local musical artists that have not yet reached a level of international fame: this is why all of our printed articles feature up and coming bands and singer-songwriters (while our websites also cover the most popular breakout bands) .

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Cervante Pope - Editor

The Deli Portland is maintained and curated by local lovely Cervante Pope, with occasional contributions from other Portland music lovers, cool dudes and dudettes in bands, and all around great people. 

She also now manages the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the Deli Portland, so mostly all posts can be attributed to her unless otherwise stated. 

Stay chill and enjoy all the music Portland has to offer!




Last Empire Unfurls Geek-Metal Flag at Satyricon Saturday


Last Thursday night, I had dinner at Bar Carlo with my good friend and her one-year-old son Lucian. As the adults sat perusing over the menu, Lucian took it upon himself to bang two knives against the table and crank his head up and down, as he sang a song at the top of his lungs that only he knew the words to. This might have been annoying to the staff and other patrons of the restaurant, but for me it was an enjoyable experience watching a very intelligent child express himself. I turned to my friend in the midst of the noise and said, “Your son is so metal.” And if you think about it, what I said to my friend was completely true. What is metal if not someone pounding on the drums, head banging and bellowing lyrics that you usually can’t understand?

It is generally the high energy, screaming and testosterone that makes us love metal, not necessarily the message behind the music. But many metal bands like Manowar, Iron Maiden and Portland's own Last Empire do have a message, and for Harry Potter nerds like myself, it is a message of heavenly geekiness.

Fantasy-metal purveyors Last Empire sing about unicorns, falcons and kings of the throne. Their sound has a definite old school '80s feel, but mixes in a new school style and swagger. The band has received nothing but great reviews, especially for the out-of-this-world vocals of singer Brian Allen; but they haven’t quite caught on the same way in the U.S. as they have in Europe. Portland is lucky to have access to such a talented band, so you listeners out there need to take advantage of it by seeing them play on Saturday, January 16th with an all-Oregon bill also featuring Portland's Goatsoldiers, Excruciator and Salem's Filth-Machine at Satyricon. 8:00 p.m. All ages. $8.

- Deanna Uutela


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