HPMA: We Have Some Winners: Geoffrey Muller, D.R.U.M., Speakerboxx, Wild Moccasins, Los Pistoleros
Groovy, groovy acoustic reggae from Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans, featuring Sideshow Tramps' Geoffrey Muller, plus Pat Kelly banging on a couple of 4X4s. Singing about people watching "that old devil box." We guess if they're watching on Channel 39, it's OK. For tonight.
So far, our host Johnny Bravo of Jack FM gets a conditional fail for trying a little too hard to be funny. Cool Metallica tee though.
Best Miscellaneous Instrument: Geoffrey Muller, Sideshow/Mesmer, for that inimitable saw. "Thank you, this is very nice. I appreciate it."
Best World Music: D.R.U.M. They made the newest member, Frank Zwee, accept the award. Nice, sincere speech.
Best DJ Night: Speakerboxx is not two words, but it did win. And it ends tonight. We're guessing it's going to be a pretty popular post-HPMA destination. And we really had no idea Squincy Jones looked like he was about 18 years old.
Best Local EP/7-inch: The presenter (from Momentum Audi/Volkswagen, we think) was visibly uncomfortable announcing nominee Homopolice's Assfucker. Luckily, Wild Moccasins won. Seriously, are these guys ever not having fun?
Best Latin Traditional: Los Pistoleros de Tejas.Best entrance music too - Hammer's "U Can't Touch This."