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Doors Close, Doors Open: Invincible Boxing Lesson?

 

We are fast approaching All Hallow's Eve, which coincides neatly with the end of our poll; at this point, The Boxing Lesson is resting easy out front. If you're a fan of Death is Not a Joyride, Single Frame, The Lovely Sparrows, or When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, then take a moment away from the body-painting you've settled on as this year's costume, and vote!

But, when the lord closes a poll, he opens a blog: wanted to remind the bands out there that our Open Blog remains, well, open. Check it out here, and post up news, bios, what have you about your own band or a band that is near and dear to you (so long as they're Austin-based) using this form right here. We will quite often pull posts over to our main blog.

   

Some Days Are Aces: Ben Kweller & Pablove

 

A Mr. Ben Kweller will play the Pablove benefit tonight at Emo's; if there's a more unimpeachably good cause out there, I don't know of it. You want to hear some extraordinarily good music while feeling extraordinarily good about the money changing hands? Head on down.

Mr. Kweller recently returned to his home state of Texas, to the city of Austin, after a nine-year exile in New York. He released Changing Horses early this year to mucho acclaimo. Austin is happy to have him.

   

Who Promoted Major Major?

 

It's a matter of some debate whether they are Major Major or Major Major Major; we're also wondering if the name derives from the Catch-22 character - it must, yeah? - who was, in fact, Major Major Major Major. No matter how many times you say it, they'll be at Red 7 this Tuesday, accompanied by Wine & Revolution and the Seattle band Black Whales.

   

Midgetmen + Who Again? @ Stubb's

 Midgetmen

Following what we're calling the opening acts of Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill (they both show potential), Austin's own Midgetmen will take the stage at Stubb's this Saturday the 24th. You get in free with your ticket to Dino Jr./BTS. Some may call this an 'afterparty', but then again, some say "sofa" when they mean "couch". Some are just plain crazy.

   

Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe

 

Taking a cue from the old school Butthole Surfers' titling playbook (Independent Worm Saloon, Locust Abortion Technician), our recent poll winners Sad Accordions have released unto the masses their new track, Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe. If you've been paying attention, you know where they'll be tonight. If you've been napping, well, scroll down.