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Tiny Tin Champs + New Poll + New Releases

In case you hadn't noticed that large crowd of multi-instrumentalists occupying our top banner, allow me to call your attention to our most recent poll winner The Tiny Tin Hearts. Huzzah, kudos, and all manner of seriously outdated congratulatory terms to them. Tiny Tin Hearts will be at Lambert's fine fancy BBQ this Saturday the 24th.

And, as usually tends to happen after a poll victory, we got us a new poll: Death Is Not a Joyride, Single Frame, The Boxing Lesson, The Lovely Sparrows, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth have all been nominated for your consideration.

In other developments, Luck, our CD of the month from Wiretree, drops today, and is joined by Fits, the new one from White Denim.

Peoplefood, Sad Accordions, Red Leaves will be up at 10, 11, and midnight, respectively, at the Mohawk this Wednesday. A trio of acclaimed Austin bands and Deli darlins.

So there. M. Ward never bought us a drink in Portland, so that's a drink he owes us. If he feels that either the fact that A) we don't know him or B) we never actually asked him for a drink is a legitimate excuse for this oversight, he obviously doesn't understand our system of ethics. Which I would be happy to explain to him. Over a drink. 

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Lucky You: Wiretree CD Release Party

 

Luck by Wiretree officially debuts on the 20th, but they're ready to celebrate with you this Saturday at - where else? - Lucky Lounge. Luck also happens to be our CD of the Month (review at lower right), so we, obviously, recommend that you check that one out.

In other local Saturday night goings on, New Roman Times & Stereo Is A Lie will occupy the newly reborn Ghost Room, which was the Ginger Man until the Ginger Man moved elsewhere.

The entire Deli Austin editorial staff will be off in Portland, and expecting M. Ward to stand for drinks.

Photo: Melanie Martinez

 

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Poll Heats Up: Tiny Tin Hearts vs. Quiet Company

 

Reaching the end of our early October poll, and it's definitely too close to call at this point. The Tiny Tin Hearts are making a late run at Quiet Company, and The Laughing (above, and also to be found tonight at Red 7) lurk not too far back (rope-a-dope strategy). They're also one of two poll bands dropping an album today: the Red 7 gig is a release party for The Laughing's LP Fever, and Rocket, from the Darling New Neighbors, goes national today. (Hand-crafted versions, the work of Adam Young and Jaime Cervantes, have been in the hippest hands in Austin since September.) You've got until midnight tonight (Thurs.) to get your vote in...

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White Rhino Gives it to Ghandi

 

We mixed it up a little for our new batch of questions with recent poll winner White Rhino, and hit them with all hypotheticals. The Rhino wasted no time and pulled no punches (they have a tour to get to). They'll be at the Mohawk this Friday the 16th, where you can ask 'em yourself why they have no patience for Ghandi. Then they're off to terrify the Southwest throughout October, and back for a Halloween gig at Creekside. Here are five straight shots of White Rhino:

1. If you could get one local guest star on your next album, who would you pick?

ERIKA BARTON FROM THE FACELESS WEREWOLVES. OWW!

2. Give up coffee or give up beer?

I DON'T NEED EITHER CAUSE WE'VE GOT WHISKY

3. You can travel back to 1955 and teach a local band one song: what do you teach them?

HOT FOR TEACHER.

4. Ghandi comes to you in a dream, and says, hey, explain your music to me, what’s the point of it. What do you say?

FUCK YOU GHANDI.

5. What’s the best thing you could possibly hear from someone who just saw one of your shows?

MY TWIN SISTER AND I WANT TO PARTY WITH YOU AFTER THE SHOW.

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After Parties are Fun Fun Fun

 

In addition to the Local Music is Sexy showcase happening November 6th, Fun Fun Fun has announced some of the late night goings on that will be attached to their thrice-named festival. It'll be thick with Austin bands, including the first two below, Octopus Project and Voxtrot, who will light up the Mohawk on Saturday night.

Saturday night:

MOHAWK OUTSIDE:
Voxtrot
Octopus Project
Twin Tigers

MOHAWK INSIDE:
The Coathangers
Jazzus Lizard (Jesus Lizard jazz tribute band!!!)
Walter Schriefeld band

RED 7
(10pm, $13)
Negative Approach
Christ On Parade
Trash Talk
Naw Dude
You People

CLUB DEVILLE
(10pm, $10)
Soul Clap dance party
w/ Djs Johnathan Toubin & Ian Svenonius
and live set by BROWNOUT!

BEAUTY BAR
(10pm $5 before Midnight / $10 after)
DJ Mel
The Cool Kids DJ SET

BEERLAND
(10pm, $10)
Jack Oblivian
John Paul Keith and the 145s
Lovvers (UK)
Fleshlights

ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE RITZ
(10:15pm)
Youth Brigade hosts "Let Them Know: The Story Behind Youth Brigade and byo Records" Screening
MC Chris hosts a midnight screening of "Gremilins"

Sunday night:

MOHAWK OUTSIDE:
($13, 9:30pm)
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead...
Dark Meat
An Albatross

MOHAWK INSIDE:
($13, 9:30pm)
AU
Free Moral Agents (featuring Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta)
Zechs Marquise (featuring Marcel Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta)

RED 7 WRECK ROOM:
(No cover, all ages, 10pm)
Karaoke Apocalypse
RnR and punk karaoke all night with a live band!

RED 7:
($10, 10pm)
Toys That Kill
the forgetters (Black Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil, Kevin of Against Me, Caroline of Bitchin')
Ghost Knife
Smalltown (Sweden)

BEAUTY BAR:
DJ Mixhell

BEERLAND:
($8, 10pm)
Easy Action
Black Tusk
Eagle Claw
and special guest!

ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE RITZ:
(10:15pm)
Mission of Burma hosts "Not A Photograph" Screening

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