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


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.


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 Huzzah, kudos, and all manner of seriously outdated congratulatory terms to them.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. 


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