A few suggestions for the Houston Press Music Awards per me - Ramon Medina. Note just becasue I don't pick someone doesn't mean I don't like them, I may simply not have heard of them.
Best New Act -Sharks and Sailors
Best Punk - Fatal Flying Guilloteens [Hey where is Somethign Fierce???]
Best Alternative Rock - We're in this category and normally it's an honor to be nominated but given that Lonestar Pornstar is in this category I'm not so sure. Also what the fuck is Alternative Rock? Oh well, hey if it gets us into the party and free booze - I ain't gonna bitch too much. : )
Best Traditional Rock - Whatever-the-fuck this category means. I'm going with Bright Men of Learning for what it's worth. The do a nice Pavement Jr. thing.
Best Metal - Crap this is a tough one. Bowel, Gods Temple of Faily Deliverance and Whorehound all rock. My randomizer says....Bowel. Sorry GTOFD and Whorehound the 16 sided die did not smile on you today.
Best Indie Rock - Crap another hard one. Bring Back the Guns, Dizzy Pilot and The Jonx are all great but I'm gonna go with the Jonx.
Best National Rock - Why ZZ Top of course! Even if they fucked up all their early albums with drum triggers.
Best Experimental / Avant Garde - "One of these things just doesn't belong here come on can you tell me which one..." Man, how did Satin Hooks get in here? I mean even they have to be saying "What the fuck are we doign here?!" But it's a tough call between Rotten Piece and A Pink Cloud. 18 sided dice! what say thee? Rotten Piece it is! Somewhere in Houston Dom curses his sfortuna.
Best Folk/Acoustic - ahh an easy one...The Medicine Show
Best Jazz - Drop Trio
Local Musician of the Year - Jana Hunter (woo 3 easy ones in a row)
Best Female Vocalist - Gina Miller (The Kimonos) Hey they are playing with us at Rudz on the 15th of July.
Album of the Year - Write in time! Babel Fishh - The Use of of, Something Fierce - Come for the Bastards, Jana Hunter - Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom, The Ka-nives - Get Duped!, and that's just off the top of my head....
Best Concert Venue/Best Rock Venue - Hell Rudz or the Proletariat. We love both so I split mine up.
Best Record Store - Sound Exchange fool!
Best Blues Venue - Ettas!
Of course as usual great bands like the Dimes, The Red and White, Powers of Light and Darkness, Georgia's Horse, and John Muzak (to name only a few) are utterly ignored. But thems is the shakes. Reguardless July 30th should be fun.
Oh and here is the link to the music awards...