Texas Buzz: 94.5 FM Hands Out 2011 Local Music Awards

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The voting members of the Texas Buzz have spoken, and we have the results.

For those unfamiliar with the showcase, Houston's 94.5 The Buzz gives the spotlight to local artists Sunday evenings beginning at 9 p.m., and the program is called The Texas Buzz. Concurrently, Scout Bar in Clear Lake hosts a free show, showcasing many of the artists who are getting airplay. The show is always free, and it happens every week.

If you ever find yourself with nothing to do on a Sunday night, we suggest you make a trip down to Scout Bar in Clear Lake for a night of entertainment. The drive really isn't that bad, especially in the evenings when traffic has cleared. And though we've mentioned it before, it warrants repeating: You can smoke inside.

New and old names fill this year's list of winners. The ever-present From Guts to Glory came away with a win, the hardworking metal enthusiasts in Born From Ruins did too (though we would hardly call them an indie band), and thelastplaceyoulook finished 2011 with a win as well. It's been quite the year (perhaps the best yet) for tlpyl who, in the past two months, have played Buzz Fest, opened for Chevelle and won a few of our own music awards, too.

"It's been pretty crazy," drummer Mikey Garcia said. "Hopefully next year will be even more crazy."

Here's a list of the winners.

Band of the Year - thelastplaceyoulook Best Live Performance - Saturate Rock Band of the Year - From Guts to Glory Best New Band - Lost Element Best Punk/Hardcore/Indie Band - Born From Ruins Metal Band of the Year - Downfall 2012 Best Alternative Band - Adelaine Best Vocalist - Dustin Condon of Rain Child Best Drummer - Casey Bowen of Downfall 2012 Best Bass Guitarist - Brett Cardiff - IDR/South Best Guitarist - Tim Huston of The Hunger/Another Day

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.