Add yet another coat of suntan lotion on your pasty ass and get ready for another outdoor Houston music festival. The Texas Heat Music Festival is descending on Jones Plaza downtown for a weekend residency over the Fourth Of July weekend. The event, set for July 4 and 5, is a two-day smorgasbord of electro, DJs and a handful of Houston's best indie acts. The line-up is headlined by members of New York's The Rapture performing a DJ set, electro-maven RJD2 and Los Angeles hip-hop duo People Under The Stairs. As per any Houston dance-related event, expect our own GRRRL Parts and Ceeplus to be rounding out the festivities. As for the indie-rock acts, THMF has Houston Press Music Awards nominees Roky Moon & Bolt, Benjamin Wesley and Spain Colored Orange. Roky Moon's other band, American Sharks, will also be playing the festival, making the bearded glammer a busy boy that weekend.
Peekaboo Theory, who won this weekend's Battle Of The Sam, a battle of the bands showcase out at Sam Houston Race Park, is also set to perform that weekend. The band beat out bands like Glass Intrepid, Fulton Read and Runaway Sun in a close competition. Judge's for the Saturday-night throwdown included the inimitable Outlaw Dave, Rocks Off's own Craig Hlavaty and Theresa from the 94.5 The Buzz's "Rod Ryan Show."
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Tickets for the festival are set at $15 per day, with a weekend pass running $25. And if you are feeling fancy, a VIP section is available with swag, food and booze. Those passes begin at $50 a day, or $85 for a weekend of pampering away from the general population.