Five Reasons the Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony Was Awesome
You know, I think we may have missed a category during Tuesday's Houston Press Music Awards ceremony, because we really should have given ourselves the award for "best awards party throwers ever." I mean, where else are you going to find Willie D, The Hates and Justin Van Sant hanging out together near a giant shot block that pours ice-cold vodka down your throat? Nowhere, that's where.
Photos by Marco Torres HPMA presenter/Hall of Fame inductee Willie D and host Theresa of 94.5 The Buzz
If you missed the festivities, the rest of this blog may sting a little bit, because it was really kind of borderline amazing. See, when we say awards ceremony, what we really mean is a mash-up of awards, live performances, and ridiculous antics, all of which were happening in abundance at Warehouse Live Tuesday night.
So if you skipped out, you might seriously contemplate going next year because it's just too sweet to pass up. I'll make it easy for you and spell out this year's awesomeness so you'll know why you'll want to make sure your ass is there next year. I'll do so in a list, of course. It's kind of our thing.
5. There was an icy shot block, flowing with vodka and magic.
Does that even need an explanation? Vodka flowed like an icy river down that thing, and I'm pretty sure I saw tiny unicorns prancing across it. Sheer magic.
4. We hooked you up with a burger bus right outside the venue.
Hall of Fame inductees Los Skarnales get loose
Bernie's Burger Bus goes hand and hand with beer and local music, dudes. We cover all bases.
3. Our local music scene kicked ass and took names.
The Suffers raising the roof
There was an amazing performance by The Suffers, who as most of you know are kind of the greatest thing since sliced bread. Kam Franklin blew the roof off of the building, and we'll probably have a massive bill from Warehouse Live for that, because those vocals were utterly insane last night.
Born Again Virgins, Fat Tony, Justin Van Sant, and Featherface also helped further the roof damage by continuing to blow it off the building. We're sorry, Warehouse Live, but it was well worth it.