Some More HPMA Nominee MP3s And A Little Showcase Info

One week from tomorrow, the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards ballot goes live online, so hello this year's nominees, you're running out of time to send us your MP3s so we can post them and show the city (and the rest of the Interwebs) what you sound like. Please send them to

Rocks Off is also happy to announce that tomorrow we will bring you the complete schedule of this year's HPMA showcase, which is Saturday, August 7 at more than ten venues along Washington Avenue, including the Bud Light outdoor stage featuring special guests Matt & Kim and Jonathon Tyler & the Northern Lights. And for once, you won't have to worry about parking along Washington, because the Washington Wave will provide complimentary transportation to everyone who purchases a wristband.

Now, for todays crop of MP3s, Rocks Off is proud to bring you songs from The American Heist (Best Punk), Disfrutalo (Best Instrumental/Experimental), Espantapajaros (Best Latin Contemporary), The Failed Attempt (Best Punk), Chase Hamblin (Best Male Vocals) and Tax the Wolf (Best Progressive Rock). More soon, y'all... or so we hope. It's up to you, really.

Round 1: Tianna Hall, Kyle Hubbard, The Lotus Effect

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Round 2: Kennedy Bakery, Plump, Preemo, Rowe, Two Star Symphony, World's Most Dangerous

Round 3: 2 Dollar Sound, Driftwood, Fluff the Kat, Hollywood FLOSS, The Journey Agents

Round 4: Blaggards, DJ Red, Giant Battle Monster, Heidi Massin, The Live Lights, Weird Party

Round 5: Balaclavas, Glenna Bell, Giant Princess, Last Soul Descendents, Strange Days, the Trey Clark Band

And now, six more:

The American Heist, "Tequila"

The American Heist, "Twenty Two"
Disfrutalo, "Dirtbag Mother Truckers from Mars"
Disfrutalo, "Sabroso"
Espantapajaros, "Psicotropico"
Espantapajaros, "Where Do You Go"
The Failed Attempt, "Don't Wanna Believe"
The Failed Attempt, "Louie Slugville"
Chase Hamblin, "Bye Bye"
Chase Hamblin, "Never Let You Go"
Tax the Wolf, "184 Chromosomes"
Tax the Wolf, "Hold the Sun"

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