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HPMA: We Ain't Done Yet: Winners Roky Moon & BOLT, Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys, Kam, Bun B and Spain Colored Orange

Ben Wesley is killing with a song that, according to his good buddy Cornbreadd, he wrote two days ago. It just keeps building and building on itself, spreading its wings rather than collapsing under its own weight. Wesley started out with a guitar and a bass strapped to him, hunched over a keyboard. He ended with nothing, screaming into the mic like a madman. Brilliant."I

Best New Act: Roky Moon & BOLT. A moonage daydream come true for the best glam-rock band Houston has ever seen (maybe). Rocks Off No. 2: "Why is Jeoaf up there?" Rocks Off: "Because he's the drummer, dumbass."

Best Country: Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys. Suddenly we feel a little groggy. Are our pupils dilated?

Best R&B/Funk/Soul: Kam: She moves incredibly fast for someone with a broken leg. "I want to give a shout-out to everyone I play with." We could be here all night.

Best Local CD/LP: Bun B, UGK for Life. Bun B was here last year. Oh well. UGK for life, for real.

Best Indie Rock: Spain Colored Orange. The old dudes school the H-poppers. Makes sense. At the showcase Sunday, they were more like Spain Colored Orgasm. Leaving for their Boondocks gig as soon as they get off stage. See you there, guys.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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