Houston Music

Top 10 Houston Breakout Acts Of 2010

These ten Houston artists opened our eyes and made us roll off the couch or out of the cubicle to go see them this year, health or sleep be damned. Craig's Hlist's two favorite things are sleeping and drinking, and thankfully these bands play where alcohol is served.

It's been a fun year so far and we are sure 2011 will be even better, with new albums from Buxton and Robert Ellis currently in the queue, along with the usual line of new seven-inches and split singles that are sure to be on our turntable. Craig's Hlist gets excited when we hear about bands going to into the studio to lay down some songs.

Also, we heard that Omar Afra and Pegstar are bringing the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top to Summerfest 2011. We can't reveal our source, other than to say he was high and wearing a fedora. Some of these we slept on in 2009 and didn't get a proper introduction to until this year, for which we apologize.

We are sure that we have missed a few of your favorites, about which we are sure you will berate us in the comments section below. Be gentle, for Craig's Hlist is a mere man, of man-boy as it were.

These are in no particular order, so all of you conspiracy theorists can go back to watching clips from the World Trade Center bombing.

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