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Stageside Blogging: Bun B, Black Math and More

We're slightly behind due to some wireless interference, so let's get to it. Tontons (above) showed a serious Portishead bent during their performance, even though they weren't all that happy with it. "That sounded terrible," sighed guitarist Tom Nguyen. "Did you hear all that feedback?" To hear them tell it, Mighty Orq hogged all the sound-check time. (I thought it sounded just fine.)

Even though the presenter mispronounced the duo's name as "UKG," Bun B was all class accepting the Mainstream Hip-Hop Award. "UGK for life," he said. "R.I.P. Pimp C."

"I'm proud to be part of the Houston music scene," he continued. "We gonna take that title from Austin - Houston's gonna be the live music capital." Until then, Bun has found some unlikely new friends in Black Math Experiment, during whose performance (below) he nodded his head like he was back in the studio recording a new solo banger.

Congratulations to Fondue Monks (Best Soul/Funk/R&B), DJ Red (Best DJ) and Flamin' Hellcats (Best Roots Rock). Flying Fish Sailors took Traditional Folk, and here come Los Skarnales again for Best Rock en Espanol (my new favorite category). A little earlier, I caught up with Skarnales' Felipe Galvan (seen below with his family) to explain his previous "we're not punk rock" comment.

"There's a lot of bands that play punk rock, but they don't have the balls and don't have the attitude [we do]," he said. Fair enough. This just in: D.R.U.M. just won best world music. Anybody surprised? Apparently the singer's mom is not well, so thoughts and prayers out to her.

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