Despite arriving late due to another job, photographer/videographer Austin Miller shot some great photos at Saturday's Houston Press Music Awards showcase - just like all the other lensmen of Team Rocks Off - and managed to capture some video footage (somehow) as well. It's mostly of the outdoor-stage activities, but there's some nice footage of 2010 Underground Rap nominee Fat Tony, who's performing at tonight's HPMA ceremony, as well. We also threw in one Andre Navarro posted on Vimeo earlier this week.
Rocks Off is also proud to premiere a brand-new track from 2010 Roots-Rock/Americana nominees Buxton, "Boy of 9." This version is a demo from the one the quartet is planning for its still-under-construction third LP. They checked in yesterday and said it was about 80 percent done and might be out by January - "but don't hold me to that." Fair enough.
Rocks Off figured since practically half our staff managed to wind up at Buxton's showcase Saturday, they would be an appropriate choice to soundtrack the video. Thanks to them for the song, and Miller's colleague Anderson Castro of Robot Design Studio for the spiffy editing job.
Joining Fat Tony at tonights HPMA ceremony are performers Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, Lee Alexander, Los Skarnales, Tax the Wolf and Grandfather Child. - we have already heard that two of the above names will be performing in some sort of collaborative effort. We also hope you will be joining us tonight.
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Doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m. The event is F.R.E.E. Enjoy the video and the song, and we've got some more awards-related tomfoolery coming up in a little while.