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HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Born Again Virgins, "Rock-and-mo-ther-fu-cking-roll"

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In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and ticket information at HPMusicAwards.com, and watch Twitter (@hprocksoff) every day until the showcase for your chance to win tickets.

To which member are we speaking? What are you nominated for? Actually, the whole band! We have been nominated for Best Traditional Rock.

Please list all of your regular band members and what instruments they play. James Red, vocals and monkey stunts; Ryan Ottea drums and chem-trails; Bryan Wayne, bass guitar and booze; Adria LeCrone, guitars and killing dudes' dreams.

Describe yourself or your band in four to seven words. Rock-and-mo-ther-fu-cking-roll.

Who is your single biggest musical influence and why? ZZ Top.

What recordings (if any) do you have readily available? We have two tracks on facebook.com/bornagainvirgins.

Have you ever been HPMA-nominated before? When and what for? We are HPMA Virgins!

Where and how often do you perform (publicly) around Houston? Lately, two to three times a month.

What is the next step for you and/or your band? Record a motherfucking rock and roll record.

Finish this sentence: "Houston music is..." Rising from the dead as we like to say, born again!

Born Again Virgins' HPMA showcase spot is 5 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at Dirt Bar, 1209 Caroline. See more about the band at facebook.com/bornagainvirgins.

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