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Major Major Major


Another two-piece pop punk-esque band. Wait, are there really several two-piece pop punky bands - no. MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR somehow manages to not only record but play a tight set. Upbeat hooks are paired with semi-disturbing lyrics of scream queens, surviving life and overall rowdiness. Front man, Adrian Sebastian exercises every part of the stage, with an occasional stumble into Andrew Torrey’s drum set, always having the crowd moving and thinking. If you feel like dressing up and getting down, you can catch their set for RawPaw’s Rawlloween show on October 31st at Cheer Up Charlie’s. -Halie Davis



Borrisokane & Oscillations Records Aim to Make Your Scene Dreams Come True

Austin electro-pop group, Borrisokane, is in the process of curating a project that hopes to bring together our local music scene in an ambitious and, frankly, really darn cool way. They’re calling it the Versus Project: six Texas bands will cover a Borrisokane song and in addition contribute something new of their own. Borrisokane will return in kind, rounding out the total to 24 songs, with 12 covers and 6 new tracks from the host band. Look forward to tracks from MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR, Knifight, Yum, Pageantry, Young Tongue (formerly The Baker Family) and Home by Hovercraft.

The whole package will be split onto six disks and put into a lovely box-set with artwork from Shawn Magill. There’s a Kickstarter set up, and you have until early March to help it happen. If the campaign is successful, the full project will be released on Earth Day, April 22nd, through the homegrown Oscillation Records. Too much good music is being promised for us to let this go by the way-side! And now, for a taste of what’s (hopefully) to come; check out Borrisokane’s “Sinking Catalina” covered by Young Tongue (The Baker Family) below!  --Written by Marie Meyers

Attendance Records Album Release Party and Benefit, 8/8/13 @ Mohawk

Keeping the arts alive in our public schools one collaborative album at a time, Attendance Records connects students and teachers with local artists, writers, and musicians. At the end of the program the 9th and 10th grade students have their poems, short stories, artwork, and lyrics published in an installation or recorded by a local band and pressed onto vinyl. This year they worked with local bands, Marmalakes and Belaire, to produce the album which they'll be debuting tomorrow night at Mohawk! 

Come out and support arts education. Loaded with sponsors and tons of awesome local bands, all you have to do is show up and enjoy the event to help keep music alive in our public schools. Doors open at 7:00pm. $5 for the 21+ crowd and $7 for minors to get in. All ages welcome! --Written by Charise Sowells

Deli Best of Austin 2012 - Submission Results!

We've tallied the results for the Open Submissions stage of our Austin Year End Poll. Deli Editors from other scenes ranked all of the submissions, and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers/Fans Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon.

Thanks to all the acts who submitted their artistry to us. Our open submissions pool was truly a celebration of Austin&rsquos musical talent and diversity.

Total submissions from the Austin Scene: 27

1. The Vliets- 7.16
3. hhhhhh- 7
6. Borrisokane- 6.8
Honorable Mentions:
Language Room (Power Pop), MEGABIG (Alt Rock), Dangeresque (Garage), Black Books (Dream Pop), Yuma (Indie Pop).

Jurors: Q.D. Tran (Deli Philadelphia), Brandi Lukas (Deli Philadelphia), Paolo De Gregorio (Deli NYC).

The Deli Staff

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR Ties in 2nd Place With Two Other Bands in Our Open Submissions

When listening to MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR, an image crosses the mind of driving down a breezy back-road highway, lined with antique stores and mom/pop-shop mechanics, on the way to the beach with friends. With Galveston 200 miles away, quality time with MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR’s ambient indie rock sounds like a solid plan for the next warmest day. - Brandi Lukas


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