2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 1
Rocks Off is sorry this took so long, but between sifting through dozens of categories with dozens of nominations apiece, and shuffling back and forth to the doctor's office thanks to an unfortunate spill last night, we've been working as fast as we possibly can.
Even so, we decided to split the nomination announcement into two parts; today's covers the multitude of genres that make up the local music scene. Individual nominations (e.g. Best Songwriter), instruments and recordings will be announced Monday at 10 a.m.
And we know there's been some talk that the nominations are pointless, that we're just picking our favorites. We can assure you that's not the case - several of the names to come were somewhat unfamiliar to us, and all we did was run a quick MySpace search to make sure the band/artist was still active. The only curatorial perogative we exercised was, because many artists were nominated in multiple categories (in fact, just about all of them), we placed each nominee in the category we felt most appropriate.
Feel free to disagree, but the people really have spoken. Now, we've all waited long enough. Ladies and gentlemen, the first half of your 2010 Houston Press Music Award nominees.
Kemo for Emo
The American Heist
The Failed Attempt
Spain Colored Orange
The Fox Derby
BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK
Scale the Summit
Tax the Wolf
A Dream Asleep
Giant Battle Monster
World's Most Dangerous
After Time Has Passed
Two Star Symphony
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