Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Second Lovers
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.
Rocks Off: When and where was your first gig in Houston, and how did it go?
Second Lovers: As our current lineup, at Big Top for the Main Street Block Party and we were at capacity. A remarkable feeling, we'd say.
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RO: What Houston-area venues do you play most often?
SL: We usually play at Fitzgerald's or Mango's.
RO: How often do you play in the area?
SL: We try not to play so many venue gigs, mainly festivals. When we dooo have an actual show, we try to go all out and make our fans wanting more.
RO: Describe your sound in eight words or less.
SL: Whiskey-sippin' heartbreakers usually comes close to it. Americana-folk-rock would do us justice, though.
RO: How did you come up with your name?
SL: It's from a Townes Van Zandt song. It sums us up quite well.
RO: Where would you like yourself or your band to be in one year? Ten years? Forty?
SL: Doing what we already do, just on a larger scale. We've had a great year so far and are working hard to make it even better. Ten years? Forty? Still alive, haha.
RO: What is one thing you'd like to do (as a musician) before you pack it in?
SL: Lube it up and make it last.
The Second Lovers play the HPMA showcase 6 p.m. Sunday, August 5, at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, 1201 San Jacinto.
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