Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: excuseMesir

Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back.

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Rocks Off: When and where was your first gig in Houston, and how did it go?

excuseMesir: Our first gig was at Notsuoh on Feb. 16 [2012]. It was an awesome show because a lot of our friends came out and we also met a lot of cool new people that we have been friends with ever since.

RO: What Houston-area venues do you play most often?

eMs: We have played at Mango's, the Mink, and Walter's.

RO: How often do you play in the area?

We have been playing around two shows per month.

RO: Describe your sound in eight words or less.

eMs: Easy listening, would be jazz if had saxophone?

RO: How did you come up with your name?

eMs: Our original drummer, Matt Cloud, came up with the name.

RO: Where would you like yourself or your band to be in one year? Ten years? Forty?

eMs: In a year we would like to be touring the States. In ten years we would like to go on a world tour. In 40 years we would love to still be making music... and touring.

RO: What is one thing you'd like to do (as a musician) before you pack it in?

eMs: It would be awesome if we could have an entire crowd singing along with us at a show. That would make me feel pretty good.

Learn more about excuseMesir on Facebook and Bandcamp.

ExcuseMesir plays the Houston Press Music Awards showcase 6 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline.

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