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Dear Santa: Christmas Wishes For Houston's Music Scene

Editor's Pick: Dear Santa, I would like everyone involved with music in Houston - the musicians, the press, clubowners, promoters, fans, etc. - to take themselves a little less seriously next year. I know music is some people's whole lives, and that some people are even lucky enough to make a living at it, but in general I think everyone in the scene just needs to relax. Rocks Off had to report on way too many petty feuds this year, and a few things that went a little beyond petty; we may have even started a couple of them. Above all else; music is supposed to be fun, so let's all try to remember that next year.

Marc Brubaker: Aside from shamelessly self-involved desires - a release from my band, and for my Houston music archival site to become populated with an abundance of information - I'd really like to see some proper releases from a litany of bands in this town. Some of them are new, and some of them have just never put out an album, EP, 7", even a damn cassette, for hipster-god's sake.

What's on this list? Weird Party, Frank Freeman, Finnegan, The Busy Kids, Ancient Cat Society, Josiah Gabriel, Brandon West & the Black Hats, and a whole heap more. So let's get to it, Houston. Get in the studio or bust out that four-track and put out some music, already.

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