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The Deli's Best of Austin Year End Poll

Musical peoples from Austin and beyond.

A few weeks are left before the end of 2009, and the time has come for our end of year musical "summary". Yes, you got that right: The Deli's "Best of (emerging) Austin 2009" Poll is upon us!

This year we are going to try to involve everybody on different levels: the readers, our jury of selected scene makers, our writers and - of course - the emerging local artists. The process we have implemented to choose the Best emerging Austin Artist of 2009 is a little complicated - if you are interested in knowing how it works please go here.

We'll just tell you that there will be prizes for the winners, such as: Deli promotion, free studio time, audio software + more!

But as we know most readers' attention span is limited, so we prefer to keep things simple on the homepage: in the next two entries under here you'll find what you can do if you want to be involved.

Have fun, and may the best music triumph!
[May also some people NOT get mad at us for some reason... it happens every year during the year end poll!!!]

The Deli Staff

P.S. Oh and if new posts here at The Deli Austin will be a little slow in the next few weeks, it's because our Austin Editor Tom just had twin girls!!! Double congrats Tom from all the Deli staff!


BANDS: Submit Your Music For The Best Emerging Austin Artist Of 2009

Three nominees for our Year End Best of Austin Poll will be chosen through an Open Contest (the other from a jury of local "scene makers"). Submit your music for The Deli's Best of Austin Year End Poll HERE by 12.17.2009. By submitting, you will also add your band to our chart system - which will get you some exposure in the future. To be eligible your band needs to have music available online and have played live at least once in 2009 (and not to be signed to a major).

The Deli's Staff


DELI READERS: let us know your favorite emerging Austin Bands of 2009

Let us know what you think is the best emerging artist of 2009 with a comment (click on "Add New Comment" under this blog entry), we want to hear the voice of the people!!! Besides, your comments may impress our writers who will have to choose the 3 nominees coming from the open contest above...

The Deli Staff


DJs Throw Down: It's a Melee, Red 7 12/6

Dj Orion

The busy folks of Learning Secrets will be the subject of our upcoming, and sadly final, installment of our DJ Education series (all written by the incomparable Tolly Moseley). Before we get to that, though, they're putting together another DJ Melee - what is a DJ Melee? Glad you asked. Here, in their words, because we're running low on our own words, is how it works:

"The DJ's select from the hottest record stores in town and are each given only five minutes to pick up 30 pieces of vinyl to use in a thirty minute set at a series of DJ Melee parties thrown at Austin's best clubs.  All vinyl goes straight into a locked box until show time, and local industry judges have the final vote on the DJ's mixing skills and music knowledge."

High pressure produces diamonds, is the idea here...check out their next event this Sunday at Red 7, with DJs Cauze One, Bigface, Manny & Orion (above).



Lymbic Systym announces tour dates + free mp3

Living about 1700 miles apart (namely in Austin and Brooklyn) doesn't prevent brothers Jared and Michael Bell from conjuring up beautiful instrumental music. Ah, the miracles of inspiration (and of the internet)! Apparently though, also the good old telephone played a role in Lymbic Systym's latest CD called "Shutter Release". After touring with acclaimed bands like Broken Social Scene, The Books, Crystal Castles, the band is about to embark on a west coast tour, scheduled for early January. Definitely a good time to spend a few days in San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Tucson and Austin... The band also released a free download of the song "Bedroom Anthem" - check it out here.


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