As announced from the stage at Warehouse Live earlier Wednesday evening, here are the 2012 Houston Press Music Award winners. Congratulations to all.
Free Radicals, The Freedom Fence
One Hunnidt, #keepit100
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.
Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage
Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>
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 >>
Scoremore presents a release party for up-and-coming local rapper Doughbeezy for his new CD Blue Magic at Warehouse Live tonight ($15). The album features Dough's collaboration with Killa Kyleon, "F*ck You," which should not be mistaken for the Cee-Lo song of the same partially censored name. Watch ... More >>
Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price, the elder statesman of Houston blues who continued performing well into his nineties, died overnight, according to a Facebook post by local blues musician Steve Krase of Steve Krase & the In Crowd.
Price was 97 and had been in a nursing home in north Houston. As ... More >>
Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.
Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny BrownI spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>
Photo by Brittanie SheyLittle Joe WashingtonIn the movie Adventures in Babysitting, Houston native bluesman Albert Collins inadvertently assists the getaway of young Elizabeth Shue (meow) and her charges from a gang of thugs, but only after she sings. Collins blocks the attackers with the sam ... More >>
Took us long enough, right? It's been so long since we've had the Houston Press Music Awards, which were last handed out the evening of August 11, 2010, that we almost forgot we were having them.
Not really. How could we? If our numbers are correct, in the two weeks this year's nomination b ... More >>
Rocks Off isn't sure what sort of currency a slogan like "Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits" would muster beyond the Pearly Gates - maybe, if he's really lucky, he'll get a chance to find out one day - but it works well enough for House of Blues' weekly gospel brunch, which debuts Sunday with 1 ... More >>