Bun B, Deer Tick Come Aboard BestFest Lineup

Rhode Island rockers Deer Tick do so wish they were from Houston. They have a deep-seated ZZ Top fetish that manifested itself in a cover of "Cheap Sunglasses" at SXSW a couple of years back, nearly causing a couple of members of Team Rocks Off to grow beards on the spot.

Now Rocks Off is proud to say that we are granting Deer Tick their wish (temporarily) - they will be joining Cake and Buxton at the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest September 24 and 25. The Midtown "superblock" should give Deer Tick plenty of space to do what they do best: Melt faces.

"No show we have ever seen has felt phoned-in or mundane," our own Craig Hlavaty wrote the last time the Ticks came down our way, October 2010 at House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room.

We also have someone else for you: Legendary UGK rapper/comparative religion professor Bun B. You may have heard of him, or perhaps seen him in concert recently. Keep Midtown trill, y'all.

Don't forget early-bird weekend passes for BestFest go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at houstonbestfest.com. We're not done yet, either. Many more BestFest artist announcements in the days and weeks to come, along with vendors and further details about the first-year festival.

And yes, those of you who may be wondering, most of those artists will be local.

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