Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: excuseMesir
Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back.
Warning: Do not look directly at excuseMesir.
Photos courtesy of excuseMesir
Rocks Off: When and where was your first gig in Houston, and how did it go?
excuseMesir: Our first gig was at Notsuoh on Feb. 16 . It was an awesome show because a lot of our friends came out and we also met a lot of cool new people that we have been friends with ever since.
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RO: What Houston-area venues do you play most often?
eMs: We have played at Mango's, the Mink, and Walter's.
RO: How often do you play in the area?
We have been playing around two shows per month.
RO: Describe your sound in eight words or less.
eMs: Easy listening, would be jazz if had saxophone?
RO: How did you come up with your name?
eMs: Our original drummer, Matt Cloud, came up with the name.
RO: Where would you like yourself or your band to be in one year? Ten years? Forty?
eMs: In a year we would like to be touring the States. In ten years we would like to go on a world tour. In 40 years we would love to still be making music... and touring.
RO: What is one thing you'd like to do (as a musician) before you pack it in?
eMs: It would be awesome if we could have an entire crowd singing along with us at a show. That would make me feel pretty good.
ExcuseMesir plays the Houston Press Music Awards showcase 6 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline.
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