Gramps The Vamp

Gramps The Vamp "Rendezvous"

Gramps The Vamp have released the lead single, "Rendezvous", from their forthcoming LP, Keeper of the Void, which is set to be released on October 23rd. This is the first new music from the unique Jazz group since their 2016 album, The Cave of 10,000 Eyes. The new single is an homage to the classic spy movie themes of '50's and '60's, and comes complete with a Dominick Gray directed video.

   

Gramps the Vamp @ Lincoln Hall

Gramps the Vamp are preparing to release their sophomore album, The Cave of 10,000 Eyes, on October 18th. The band recently released a video for the album's title track directed by Alaric S. Rocha.

You can help Gramps the Vamp celebrate the release on October 30th at Lincoln Hall with North By North and Terrible Spaceship.

   

Best of Chicago 2014 Poll - FINAL RESULTS! 1. Zaramela, 2. The Way Down Wanderers, 3. Gramps the Vamp

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Chicago Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to funk collective Zaramela (pictured and streaming) for winning the poll and - with it - a blurb with picture in The Deli's upcoming SXSW issue, they'll actually be going to Austin to play!

Thumbs up to wicked old timey quintet The Way Down Wanderers, who earned second place thanks to their win in the Readers' Poll, and avant-funk group Gramps the Vamp, winners of the Open Submissions. Lots of funk in this year's Chicago's top 3!

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of Chicago scene expert (our jury) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtelties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music Chicago produced in the year 2013, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2014 POLL FOR EMERGING CHICAGO ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST
 
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
Zaramela  
4.5
 
0.063
4.563
2
The Way Down Wanderers  
2
 
2
4
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3
Gramps the Vamp  
 
3
0.5
3.5
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4
Bailiff  
3
 
0.078
3.078
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5
Gia Margaret  
3
 
0.025
3.025
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6
Bleach Party  
3
 
0.009
3.009
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7
Marrow  
3
 
0.008
3.008
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8
PM Buys  
3
 
0.006
3.006
icon
9
Sarah Marie Young  
3
 
0.004
3.004
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10
The Kickback  
3
 
0.004
3.004
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11
Daniel Knox  
3
 
0.003
3.003
12
Hollows  
3
 
0.003
3.003
icon
13
Evasive Backflip  
3
 
0.002
3.002
icon
14
Last False Hope  
3
 
0.001
3.001
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15
J Fernandez  
3
 
0
3
icon
16
Twin Peaks  
3
 
0
3
icon
17
Secret Colours  
 
2
0.5
2.5
18
Werewolves At Hour 30  
1
 
1.5
2.5
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19
Hand Practices  
2
 
0.085
2.085
icon
20
Joyeux  
2
 
0.042
2.042
icon
21
Danna Devore  
2
 
0.041
2.041
icon
22
Tijuana Hercules  
2
 
0.018
2.018
23
The Orwells  
2
 
0.006
2.006
icon
24
Al Scorch  
2
 
0.004
2.004
icon
25
Sidewalk Chalk  
2
 
0.004
2.004
icon
26
Kellen & Me  
2
 
0.003
2.003
icon
27
Angela James  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
28
Exit Ghost  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
29
Forgotten Species  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
30
Lou Shields  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
31
Nick Astro  
2
 
0.002
2.002
icon
32
Matchess  
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
33
Ne-Hi  
2
 
0.001
2.001
icon
34
Burnside & Hooker  
1
 
1
2
icon
35
Flesh Panthers  
2
 
0
2
icon
36
Hide  
2
 
0
2
icon
37
Ryley Walker  
2
 
0
2
icon
38
Sunjacket  
 
1.5
0.003
1.503
icon
39
American Wolf  
1
 
0.067
1.067
icon
40
LWKY  
 
1
0.048
1.048
icon
41
Smoker  
 
1
0.039
1.039
icon
42
Dylan Wright  
1
 
0.018
1.018
icon
43
Velociopter  
1
 
0.011
1.011
icon
44
Z  
1
 
0.009
1.009
icon
45
Dial In  
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
46
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound  
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
47
Rock Falls  
1
 
0.003
1.003
icon
48
Saba  
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
49
Today's hits  
1
 
0.001
1.001
icon
50
Purrple  
 
1
0
1
icon
Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Swizzle Steve (Swizzle Steve Presents), Jim Kopeny (Chicagoist), Eric Muhlberger (Sofar Sounds Chicago), Brendan Losch (Music Blogger), Bill Valenta (djbv.net), Brandon Wetherbee (youmethemeverybody.com), Mike (Rooftop Sessions), Michael Johnston (Audiotree), Alyssa Welch (Midwest Action), Elle Quintana (Reggies Rock), Eric Schelkopf (The Total Scene), Casey Meehan (Chicago Mixtape), Mark Tanno (Culture junkie. Music addict), Coleman Brice (Cole's Chicago), Christen Thomas (Empty Bottle).

The Deli's Staff

   

Gramps The Vamp at Schubas

Gramps The Vamp is releasing their fantastic self-titled debut EP on vinyl. The "doom funk" filled EP was released digitally back in September and has been receiving well due praise ever since.

You can picked up the vinyl at the release event at Schubas on Feb 3rd and catch the funk in person along with performances by What It Do and Velvet Jimis.