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We didn't choose the name "Best of NYC Fest" randomly...

Between December 2008 and January 2009 The Deli organized a poll - The Best of NYC 2008 Poll - involving our writers, readers, and a selected jury of NYC music promoters, bloggers, and other "scene makers".

The results (a list of 65 NYC based artists) can be found here. This fest was organized to give extra exposure to the artists who were included in that list. All these bands are featured in the Spring 2009 issue of The Deli, out NOW!

We wish we could have booked all of them!

The Deli's Staff

P.S. For the first time readers... The Deli is a magazine and website exclusively focused on the NYC music scene, meaning the artists and the bands that live and play in the Big Apple. We focus in particular on emerging artists.

Festival Schedule

Sunday 05.10 - [BUY TIX!]
- The Bell House -
sponsored by

10.00 Chairlift
9.00 Takka Takka
8.10 Angel Deradoorian
7.20 The Secret Life of Sofia
6.30 The Gay Blades

Friday 05.08 - [BUY TIX!]
- The Bell House -
12.00 Crystal Stilts
11.00 Blank Dogs
10.00 Religious Knives
9.00 Dinowalrus

Saturday 05.09 - [BUY TIX!]
- Joe's Pub -
9.30 The Lisps' FUTURITY
FUTURITY is an original indie-rock musical by Brooklyn band The Lisps. A theatrically staged song cycle, FUTURITY fuses traditional Americana, found text, experimental music, and The Lispsí own brand of quirky co-ed pop.

Wednesday 05.06
- Southpaw -
11.10 Lowry
10.30 Elizabeth & the Catapult
9.40 The King Left
8.50 April Smith
8.10 KaiserCartel
7.30 Mia Riddle