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Poll Draws to a Close...

Our current Artist of the Month poll will be wrapping up soon (midnight tonight), and this one has been a scorcher! Sad Accordions, New Roman Times, and SuperLiteBike have brought out the fans by the truckload; it’s good to see Austin showing love for these hardworkin’ locals. You’ve got about 12 hours remaining to get your vote in…

…and here, for your edification, is a quick summary of our nominees’ whereabouts for the immediate future: Low Line Caller will be on the Fun Fun Fun Fest Yellow Stage on November 7th; New Roman Times (pictured above) are in the Ghost Room (where you once found the Ginger Man) October 17th;Sad Accordions will hit the Mohawk along with Peoplefood on October 21st;SuperLiteBike will be at Momo’s on October 9th; and The Black and White Years - whose album Nursery Myths dropped 9/15 - are sitting in your apartment RIGHT NOW. No, not really: but they’ll be at the Mohawk 10/28.



Bob Schneider: Lovely Creatures

…just popping in here to say that Bob Schneider (pictured above doing his best Billy Crudup) will be releasing his new album Lovely Creatures now-ish. Today.


Austin Music Blogaround

Not to get too meta on you, but we spent the morning having a quick look around at some of Austin’s finer music blogs, and here’s what we found:

First of all, several sharp people are letting you know about ACL afterparties, among them the incomparable Austin Eavesdropper, The Peen Scene(extensive!), and Mr. Michael Barnes at Austin 360. Check ‘em out.

Covert Curiosity picked up our considerable slack and reported recently on the local Austin bands headed to CMJ: “Local bands who will make the trip to represent Austin include The Frontier Brothers, Pompeii, Reckless Kelly,Ringo Deathstarr, Suzanna Choffel, My Education, Bird Peterson, The Great Nostalgic, Moth!Fight!, Corto Maltese, Billy Harvey, Wolfgang Gartner,Loxsly, Alpha Rev, The Story Of, Ume, VEGA, and The Black & White Years.” (You’ll have to link to CC and scroll down for the full post.)

Ultra8201 posted up the full upcoming ACL TV schedule, which will include local luminaries like Okkervil River, Band of Heathens, Steve Earle, and some singer/songwriter dude named ‘Willie Nelson’.

Mr. TwoGroove was busy this past week putting together the Rob Dickinson show at Mixx, but also found time to post about the Texas band Johnny’s Body.

Side One Track One put up music from the new Monument to No One(released 9/23) and also from The White White Lights.

There is more! There is more! But we have to generate our own, too! Have a look around; link link; the rivers run high.



While We Slept: Octopus Project, The Mercers, Lions

Every once in a while a couple of things slip through the cracks here…Monday morning seems a good time to rectify that situation.

So: Peek-A-Boo is reissuing the first two Octopus Project records,Identification Parade and One Ten Hundred Thousand Million; those guys are studio-ensconced at the moment and working on the next one. Up above (below our favorite sleeping German punk) is the Mercers’ live set from KUT. And your hometown big game band Lions will in the upcoming issue of Spin…and speaking of Spin, more to come soon on the Local Music is Sexy show.



Monument to No One CD Release Party 9/26

Monument to No One offers a piercing, psychedelic space rock counterbalanced with ambient mysticism and gritty grunge chops. Heavily influenced by the mid-90’s space rock of Hum and Failure, Monument To No One combines the psychedelic guitar arrangements reminiscent of the early Smashing Pumpkins with the edgy melodic grooves of grunge-era arena rock. Self-titled CD is now available. CD release show is Saturday 9/26/09 @ Trailer Space Records in Austin, TX. Knights (7pm), Falcon Buddies (8pm), MTNO (9pm). Free. BYOB.

(This post came ambling over from The Deli Austin’s Open Blog - post your band’s entries, videos, and Mp3s here.)


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