Now that the winners of the 2013 Houston Web Awards are out of the bag, we'd like to take a minute to point out why we're so darn enamored with our music-centric winners.
From the Wild Moccasins and their retro-hip Facebook vibe to Shea Serrano's utterly ridiculous Twitter feed, these guys provide entertainment that is essential to our daily work-avoiding tactics. So for that, we thank you.
These tweeting, uploading, witty sons-of-guns are darn worthy of our Web Awards, and we're showing you why below. Prepare to be in awe of their skills.
Best Musician Facebook: Wild Moccasins
Do you like bananas decorated with cutesy faces and filtered-to-the-hilt photos of old? Well we've got the Facebook feed for you. Wild Moccasins, local indie pop staples, have an eye-catching and up-to-date Facebook feed that is surprisingly not overwhelming, cheesy, or, worst of all, neglected. They manage to keep followers in the loop on what's happening with the band without venturing into timeline-spam territory, and their pictures are enviably artsy and awfully cute, to boot.
Best Musician Twitter: @BunBTrillOG
Bun B, one half of the rap duo UGK, has himself one seriously great Twitter feed, and it's not quite what you'd expect. It's not the train wreck, in-your-face type of tweet that makes Bun B's Twitter the place to be, but the toned down, thinking man's verbiage that makes him worth the follow. Any man who can shut down the Paula Deen conversation in 140 characters has got to be some sort of Twitter mastermind.
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Best Online Archive: Bruce Kessler's RockInHouston.com
If you've never been to Bruce Kessler's Rock In Houston website-slash-photo archive, you need to go. Now. It's essential for rock snob and fairweather fan alike, with a database of Houston concert photographs that stem from 1965 to 2005, taken by Kessler and company during his years shooting shows. He's amassed a massive collective that includes works from the late Larry Tent and James Townshend, and the site includes photos from some of the greatest shows our city has ever been host to. Think The Doors and Bob Dylan, for starters. Now go, run. Or just see below, where we've included some examples, and then go.
Funniest Twitter Account: @sheaserrano
Although Mr. Serrano isn't being recognized under a category that's technically music, we still get to claim him since he's a former member of Rocks Off and, well, we're selfish. Since his days of writing listicles and concert reviews, Serrano has only continued to make a name for himself, both in the Twitter universe and otherwise. His Twitter feed epically hilarious, chronicling his adventures in parenting Boy A and Boy B, along with his musings on life, which are anything but ordinary.