Rocks Off asked the writers we had covering Sunday's HPMA showcase downtown to pick out one or two of their favorites among the 50 or so performers.
SLIDESHOW: HPMA Showcase - The Bands
SLIDESHOW: HPMA Showcase - The Crowds
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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.
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At last... we've nailed down the lineup for this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5. The venues are grouped into three clusters around downtown - Houston Pavilions, Warehouse Live and Phul Court - and some sort of transportation between the three (taxi or shuttle) will be av ... More >>
It's here, the lineup for the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 5.
We are still finalizing the roster of venues, but it is a triangle between House of Blues, Warehouse Live and Phul Court, the outdoor venue and food-truck gathering spot at 1311 Leeland, with a few more plac ... More >>
It's only been seven months and change since the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards, but that was enough time for more than 7,000 local music fans to nominate their favorites in some 40 categories, a figure well north of 200 talented Houston artists.
So let's get to it. Here are your ... More >>
Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots, Sunderland: Fri., Aug. 19. Warehouse Live.
Breathe Carolina, Chiodos, I See Stars: Thu., July 28. Warehouse Live.
Craig Kinsey, Sara Van Buskirk, Benjamin Wesley: Fri., June 10. Heights Live.
The Damned Things: Wed., Aug. 17. House of Blues.
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Photos by Matthew KeeverCadreCadre, Brave Combo, Brains for Dinner
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Photos courtesy of Nathan QuickWhere There Is Sound at AvantGarden
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Photos and video by Matthew Keever
In the back corner of Fioza Café, self-proclaimed "folksy-bluesy-rock" artist Nathan Quick belts his heart out to a group of barely 20 people, not all of whom are listening. Quick's raspy moan echoes through the mostly empty shop and all but drowns out the espr ... More >>