Your 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Artists

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It's here, the lineup for the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 5.

We are still finalizing the roster of venues, but it is a triangle between House of Blues, Warehouse Live and Phul Court, the outdoor venue and food-truck gathering spot at 1311 Leeland, with a few more places to be added.

Remember, while supplies last, we've got a half-off/two-for-one deal on both GA tickets (regular price $10) and the VIP "Big Shot Ticket" package (now for $25). Get 'em while you can.

Vote here. Bands below.

Alkari | Another Run | Bang Bangz | Beetle | Brompton | Caretta Bell | Chango Man | Chase Hamblin | D.R.U.M. | David G. Cortes | Doughbeezy | Downfall 2012 | Electric Attitude | Espantapajaros | excuseMEsir | Female Demand | Floorbound | Free Radicals | Glasnost | Grievous Angels | H.I.S.D. | Justin Van Sant | La Sien | Leah White | Little Joe Washington | Los Skarnales | Matt Harlan | Maximus | Mike Stinson | Miss Leslie | Nathan Quick | Nick Greer | Otenki | Potbelly | Second Lovers | Skeleton Dick | Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws | Steve Krase & the In Crowd | The Abyss | The Journey Agents | The Mighty Orq | The Niceguys | The Suffers | thelastplaceyoulook | Thurogood Wordsmith | Tianna Hall | The Trimms | Venomous Maximus | Vince King | Zydeco Dots


Tickets are on sale now. Watch for a schedule and a full list of venues soon.


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Location Info

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Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Ben's Beans

1302 Dallas, Houston, TX

Category: General

Phul Court Sports Bar

1311 Leeland, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Reserve 101

1201 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music


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Niki Sims
Niki Sims

Our band was nominated in 5 categories and didn't make the showcase. Hmm

Red
Red

It's suppose to be random, but it's also a concert with sponsors and overhead.  It makes sense that HP would select bands with the most draw and maybe pepper in some randoms.  It's no coincidence that the same names on the list are the same bands and artists you see playing around town at popular venues.       

Peet
Peet

I would also imagine that there are a number of acts that don't really play shows, but had enough friends vote to get them nominated. In those cases I would imagine HP would sift out inactive performers.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

I agree with you in theory.  It probably is an advantage to play.  It's a shame that everyone who wants to play doesn't get to. I'm sure it's a tough process for HP to decide who plays, or maybe it is just random, or maybe they try to get acts that haven't played it before first dibs.  Who knows? Do you have the complete list of bands that are nominated but not on the showcases?  I don't want to compile that list myself... You can never know the answer to how many of the nominated acts couldn't play because they're on tour or didn't want to play for one reason or another.  My band considers ourselves fortunate and happy to be invited to play.

Cry Baby
Cry Baby

It is illogical that artists who were nominated and able to play the showcase are not invited to the showcase. To be fair, if the purpose of the showcase is to feature nominated artists, yet not all of the artists nominated are present, should they not receive the same opportunity as the artists who will appear in the showcase? Realizing that there are logistical issues with housing over 100 nominees, it seems that a clear and distinct advantage is given to the artists who will perform at the showcase. 

Houston Press
Houston Press

Derrick Churchwell not everyone makes the list, maybe next year; Dayna Lock you're right! It should be "All of 'the' bands"...unless you're meaning ALL bands everywhere, which is just silly.

Dayna Lock
Dayna Lock

How can you say ALL of the bands? There are quite a few missing?

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