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A quick look outside your local scene: The other Deli Best of 2009 Polls

Rockers, Folkers and Poppers of all ages, sexes and hair colors,

The Deli's regional Year End Best of Polls for emerging artists are finally over and it's time to have a quick look at what's going on outside your local scene. Here's a recap of the winners of our nine polls with links to overall charts and readers' polls results:

AUSTIN - Winner: Stereo Is a Lie
Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

CHICAGO - Winner: I Fight Dragons

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

LOS ANGELES - Winner: Local Natives

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NASHVILLE - Winner: Those Darlins

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart

NEW ENGLAND- Winner: Mean Creek

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

NYC - Winner: Talk Normal

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- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PORTLAND - Winner: Explode into Colors

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

PHILLY - Winner: Reading Rainbow

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- Readers Chart - list of jurors

SF BAY AREA - Winner: Girls

Overall Chart
- Readers Chart - list of jurors

The Deli's Staff

   

Texas Times Three: Buttercup, Whitman & Quiet Company @ Stubb's 1/28


Buttercup "I am a Tiger"

Jose Jones Films | MySpace Video

 Three Texas bands lined up for the first 2010 Austin 360 concert this Thursday at Stubb's - Buttercup, from San Antonio, featured above with their vid for I Am A Tiger, and our own hometown bands Whitman and Quiet Company. And there is much rejoicing. 

   

From Open Blog: Zlam Dunk Brings You Teen Wolf

Did you ever watch Teen Wolf? You did? Remember that part when no one liked Scott, and then he turned into a wolf, and he was the bomb all of a sudden? And then he rode on top of that truck? Yeah, that was awesome. We're like that in some ways. We like the 80's, boogie boards, having a good times, smooth synth jams, and crowd surfing. We put out an EP last year, and we're recording new stuff in February. We'll be at SXSW and we play around Texas, although we just did our first east coast tour in January. If you ever get the itch to watch Teen Wolf 2, don't, and come see us play instead. We'll do our best to make sure you're having a good time. And maybe afterwards we can go watch Teen Wolf.

(this post taken from Zlam Dunk's post on our DIY Open Blog, check out other Open Blog posts in the Deli Kitchen)

   

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

 

Thanks are overdue to our wise and wonderful expert jury, who helped to determine the results of our Year End Emerging Artists Poll. These are some of the people who know, love & support Austin bands: 

Will Evans (Emo's), Austin Powell (Chronicle), Daysha (Earthbird Music), John Laird (Side One Track One), Lawrence Boone (Covert Curiosity), Mike (The Peen Scene), John Kunz (Waterloo Records), Tiffany Diane (Austin is Burning), and Tyler Groover (TwoGroove).

We also solicited votes from our own writing staff, including Tolly Moseley, Resalin Rago, Ellen Green, and Mitchell Mazurek. 

Thanks also to all the bands who participated to our poll either by submitting to the open contest or be simply being selected, and thanks to all the fans and Deli readers that animated our fans' poll. Looking forward to the bands of 2010...

 

   

Medium Head Boy

Big local band happenings afoot today - not the least of which is the live performance by Spoon scheduled for 4 pm in the Waterloo parking lot downtown. Waterloo will be giving priority guaranteed admission until 3 pm along with any purchase of Transference, so, basically, you'd get album + live show for price of album. For the post-cosmic cowboy generation I'd say this is a landmark Austin musical event. (The cosmic cowboys had their fun, and benefitted Haiti, at the Austin Music Hall last night.) 

Also heard news today of the official release date for a band that has topped many local lists and made our own top ten: The White White Lights will release their debut Medium Head Boy (on Indierect Records) February 27th. And they'll be playing the Independent along with The Sour Notes on Jan 30th (that's Saturday).