Rocks Off Invites You To The HPMA Showcase

Rocks Off and the Houston Press are having a little party on Washington Avenue tomorrow afternoon called the Houston Press Music Awards showcase. We may have mentioned it before. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you.

Click here to vote in this year's awards and showcase wristband info - bear in mind they go up to $20 from $15 tomorrow morning - or watch Rocks Off's Twitter and Facebook pages all afternoon for your chance to win some. The halls at HP headquarters are cluttered with all sorts of HPMA swag, and Rocks Off has been dodging U-Hauls all morning every time we've stepped out into the parking lot for a smoke.

So we guess it's really happening. We're excited about it - with almost 60 nominees, HPMA alumni and special guests Matt & Kim, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights and Trae Tha Truth, it'll be hard for anyone to find something they don't like. Won't you please join us?

While we're at it, Rocks Off thought we'd post one more round of HPMA nominee MP3s, and review the ones we already have. First, our previous collections:

Round 1: Tianna Hall, Kyle Hubbard, The Lotus Effect

Round 2: Kennedy Bakery, Plump, Preemo, Rowe, Two Star Symphony, World's Most Dangerous

Round 3: 2 Dollar Sound, Driftwood, Fluff the Kat, Hollywood FLOSS, The Journey Agents

Round 4: Blaggards, DJ Red, Giant Battle Monster, Heidi Massin, The Live Lights, Weird Party

Round 5: Balaclavas, Glenna Bell, Giant Princess, Last Soul Descendents, Strange Days, the Trey Clark Band

Round 6: Chase Hamblin, Disfrutalo, Espantapajaros, Tax the Wolf, The American Heist, The Failed Attempt

Round 7: A Dream Asleep, Matt Harlan, Krunkquistadors, the Octanes, Skeleton Dick, Spare Parts, Staci's Edge

Round 8: After Time Has Passed, Dead P.A., Footpie, Ira Perez, Spain Colored Orange, J. Sylvester

And now, one more round of 2010 HPMA nominees:

Hell City Kings, "Never Let Go"
Kemo For Emo, "Track Record"
Mike Stinson, "No One To Drink With"
The Snake Charmers, "Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"
The Snake Charmers, "Big Love"

Tim Qualls, "Imagination"
Tim Qualls, "This Land Is Our Land"
Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, "I've Found My Weakness In You"
Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, "Neptune's In the Bayou"
The Manichean, "Lacerus"
The Manichean, "The Manichean"
Kris Krunk, "Colbert Report (remix)"
Kris Krunk, "That Tree (remix)"

See you on Washington!

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