Saturday's HPMA Showcase, Hour By Hour And Genre By Genre

One of the main ideas behind the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase - besides everyone having a good time, of course - is exposing local artists to thousands of potential new fans in one fell swoop. But those potential new fans have to be willing to take the bait, and with almost 60 performers up and down Washington Avenue Saturday afternoon and evening, that can be a little daunting.

Therefore, Rocks Off thought we'd help out by sorting all of Saturday's showcase artists into some fairly recognizable genres. Mind you, they're still pretty broad strokes - "Rock" includes rock en espanol and this year's two performing HPMA Cover/Tribute Band nominees, for example - but it's the best we could do. Dive in.


3 p.m.: Zydeco Dots (Bud Light Stage)

4 p.m.: Runaway Sun (Bud Light Stage)

4:35 p.m. The Snake Charmers (Sugarcane)


3:50 p.m.: Robert Ellis & the Boys (The Drake)

4:35 p.m. Mitch Jacobs Band (Rebels Honky Tonk)


11 p.m. Brian Stovall (Washington Grill)

12 a.m.: Grrrl Parts (Washington Grill)

1 a.m.: DJ Sun (Washington Grill)


2 p.m.: Tax the Wolf (Walter's on Washington)

2:55 p.m.: Satin Hooks (Sugarcane)

4:35 p.m. The Manichean (Walter's on Washington); The Tontons (Manor on Washington)

5:30 p.m.: Spain Colored Orange (Sugarcane)

9 p.m.: Matt & Kim (Bud Light Stage)


2 p.m.: Free Radicals (Taps House of Beer)

2:55 p.m.: Ellypseas (Taps House of Beer)

4:35 p.m.: Two Star Symphony (The Drake)


3:50 p.m.: Downfall 2012 (Pearl Bar)


2 p.m.: Henry Darragh Quintet (Manor on Washington)

2:55 p.m.: Kristine Mills (The Drake); Lee Alexander & Co. (Washington Avenue Drinkery); Chase Hamblin (Rebels Honky Tonk)

3:50 p.m.: James Caronna (Salt Bar)


2 p.m.: Kemo For Emo (Pearl Bar); Hell City Kings (Salt Bar)

2:55 p.m.: The American Heist (Walter's on Washington)

3:50 p.m.: Female Demand (Washington Avenue Drinkery); Something Fierce (Walter's on Washington)

5:30 p.m.: Los Skarnales (Taps House of Beer); A dream Asleep (Walter's on Washington)


2:55 p.m.: Preemo (Kobain)

3:50 p.m.: Coast (Kobain)

4:35 p.m.: Fat Tony (Pearl Bar); B L A C K I E (Salt Bar); Karina Nistal Band (Taps House of Beer)

5:30 p.m.: Guerilla Foco Clan (Manor on Washington); Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. (Washington Avenue Drinkery)

6 p.m.: Trae Tha Truth (Bud Light Stage)


2 p.m.: Ozeal (The Drake); 2 Dollar Sound (Kobain)

2:55 p.m.: Last Soul Descendents (Salt Bar)

3:50 p.m.: Plump (Sugarcane)


2 p.m.: Footpie (Sugarcane); Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans (Rebels Honky Tonk)

3:50 p.m. Idiginis (Taps House of Beer); D.R.U.M. (Rebels Honky Tonk)


2 p.m.: Yoko Mono (Washington Avenue Drinkery)

2:55 p.m.: CHangoMan (Pearl Bar); Spare Parts Band (Manor on Washington)

3:50 p.m.: Beetle (Manor on Washington)

4:35 p.m.: Espantapajaros (Kobain); Staci's Edge (Washington Avenue Drinkery)

5:30 p.m.: skyblue72 (Rebels Honky Tonk)

7:30 p.m.: Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights (Bud Light Stage)


5 p.m.: Sideshow Tramps (Bud Light Stage)

5:30 p.m.: The Octanes (The Drake); Buxton (Kobain); The Literary Greats (Salt Bar); The Umbrella Man (Pearl Bar)

Hope that helps... a little.

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