2010 Houston Press Music Award Winners... All Of 'Em

Nick Gaitan, Local Musician of the Year/See a slideshow of some of the winners
Nick Gaitan, Local Musician of the Year/See a slideshow of some of the winners
Marco Torres

So the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards, ceremony and showcase, have come and gone - quite recently, really - and as you're reading this, Rocks Off is probably still working on our wrap-up of the show. Or asleep, but we doubt it. We've been having a little trouble with that lately.

Anyway, we'd like to thank all of you - thousands of you - who voted this year, and especially all of you who make up the audience for Houston's teeming crop of local musicians. We're sure you may not agree with one, two, some or even many of the names on this list - it is 44 categories long, after all.

Tell us about it. Tell us why. Our name may be on these awards, but they're really yours. So let's get to it.

BEST LP/CD Devin the Dude, Suite 420

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BEST EP/7" Grandfather Child, "Waiting for You"

BEST SONG Mike Stinson, "No One to Drink With"

LOCAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Nick Gaitan

BEST NEW ACT Tim Qualls

BEST MALE VOCALS Lee Alexander

BEST FEMALE VOCALS Ira Perez

BEST SONGWRITER Kristine Mills

BEST ROCK The Lotus Effect

BEST PUNK Skeleton Dick

BEST INDIE ROCK Wild Moccasins

BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK Tax the Wolf

BEST HARDCORE/NOISE Adream Asleep

BEST METAL Pinche Gringos

BEST INSTRUMENTAL/EXPERIMENTAL Two Star Symphony

BEST LATIN TRADITIONAL Mango Punch

BEST LATIN CONTEMPORARY Los Skarnales

BEST LATIN HIP-HOP Chingo Bling

BEST MAINSTREAM HIP-HOP Bun B

BEST UNDERGROUND HIP-HOP Fat Tony

BEST REGGAE/DUB Potbelly

BEST JAZZ Free Radicals

BEST R&B/FUNK/SOUL 2 Dollar Sound

BEST BLUES Little Joe Washington

BEST ZYDECO Zydeco Dots

BEST COUNTRY Robert Ellis & The Boys

BEST FOLK Flying Fish Sailors

BEST ROOTS-ROCK/AMERICANA Sideshow Tramps

BEST COVER/TRIBUTE BAND Beetle

BEST GUITARIST The Mighty Orq

BEST BASSIST Nick Gaitan, Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man

BEST DRUMMER Ash Hendley, World's Most Dangerous

BEST KEYBOARDS Jennifer Grassman

BEST MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENT Geoffrey Muller, Sideshow Tramps (musical saw/banjo)

BEST CLUB DJ GRRRL Parts

BEST PRODUCER DJ Red

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY Rod Ryan (94.5 The Buzz)

BEST RADIO STATION KPFT (90.1 FM)

BEST RADIO PROGRAM The Rod Ryan Show (KTBZ)

BEST RECORD STORE Cactus Music

BEST LOCAL LABEL Space City Records

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE Warehouse Live

BEST INSTRUMENT/EQUIPMENT STORE Guitar Center

BEST LOCAL TWITTER PERSONALITY (MUSIC) Slim Thug


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