HOUSTON — It might have been freezing, but the music at the 2016 Houston Press Music Awards was hot Thursday night! Grego talks to attendee at the event, which was hosted by Ky Meyers at 8th Wonder Brewery in East Downtown.
Here's a list of the night's winners and nominees:
Winner: The Suffers
Nominees: Gio Chamba & Trippy Cholo; Only Beast; Jody Seabody & the Whirls; Snooty Garbagemen; Young Mammals; and Wild Moccasins.
READER'S CHOICE AWARD
Winner: Blaze X Black
Nominees: Kyle Hubbard; Kimi Kent; Paulina Sjoberg; Sherita Perez; Positive Disturbance; Scubadiver; and Soul Creatures.
BAND FOR DRINKING
Winner: Poor Dumb Bastards
Nominees: Baron Von Bomblast; Blaggards; Dead Rabbits; Mike Stinson Band; Blackgrass Gospel; and Sauce Twinz.
BAND FOR DANCING
Winner: Catch Fever
Nominees: Children of Pop; Deep Cuts; the Escatones; The Fab 5; Mikey & the Drags; Phantom Royals; and Umbrella Man.
Winner: We are Wolves
Nominees: Blood of an Outlaw; Cop Warmth; Funeral Horse; Oceans of Slumber; PLXTX; and Venomous Maximus.
SEXY TIME MUSIC
Nominees: Bang Bangz; Dollie Barnes; Jack Freeman; Nick Greer; Chase Hamblin & the Roustabouts: JERK; MNYNMS.
Winner: Dirty & Nasty
Nominees: Days N Daze; Giant Kitt; Lyric Michelle; the Real McCoys; the Wheel Workers.
Winner: Say Girl Say
Nominees: Ak'Chamel; Fiddle Witch & the Demons of Doom; Handsomebeast; Illicit Relationship; and Rusted Shut.
MORE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Winner: Space Villains*
Nominees: Black Kite; Guilla; Nathan Quick; Alex Riddle; Satanic Overloads of Rock & Roll; Thrill; and Whit.
Winner: Los Skarnales
Nominees: 30FootFALL; Flamin' Hellcats; deadhorse; Free Radicals; Rick Lee & the Night Owls; Trudy Lynn; and the Suspects.
Winner: Ashley Toman
Nominees: Colonial Blue; El Lago; Frog Hair; Ingrid; Mark Drew; Secret Sands; and Vodi
Winner: B L A C K I E
Nominees: Chase DeMaster; Maxo Kream; Muzak John; Pfaff Pffenberg; The Wiggins; and Twisted Wires.
Winner: Lyric Michelle
Nominees: Brian Is Ze (BiZ); Adam Bricks; Doughbeezy; DeLorean; Richard Kimball (Distant Worker); Criag Kinsey; and Propain.
Winner: Kam Franklin
Nominees: Kristal Cherelle; Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber); Lee-Lonn; Nathan Quick; Vockah Redu; Stephanie Rice (Colonial Blue).
Winner: Genesis Blu
Nominees: Doeman; Fat Tony; Le$; PyreXX; Slim Thug; Paul Wall; Z-Ro.
Winner: Gracie Chavez
Nominees: Damon Allen; Big Reeks; Josh Dupont; Flash Gordon Parks: Ill Faded; Mr. Rogers; and Riddler.
Winner: Jose "Chapy" Luna
Nominees: Peter Bernick (Only Beast); Jordan Donald; Sandy Ewen; Steve Krase; and Roberto Rodriguez
Winner: A Fistful of Soul
Nominees: Bombon; Classic Numbers; Saves the Tuesday; Tejas Got Soul; Vinyl Ranch; and Waxaholic Thursdays
Winner: Day for Night
Nominees: Free Press Summer Fest; Houston Whatever Fest; Madness On Main/Yes, Indeed!; Praia Urbana; and Something Wicked.
Winner: The Nightingale Room
Nominees: House of Blues; McGonigel's Mucky Duck; Revention Music Center; Rudyard's; Walters Downtown; Warehouse Live; and White Oak Music Hall.
Winner: Bassman PEP
Nominees: John Baldwin (Walters/Satellite); Cactus Music (in-stores); Havin' a Ball Productions; Nameless Sound; Pegstar; -ScoreMore; Punk Rock Stacy (Rudyard's)
Winner: Miguel Flaco
Nominees: Adam Goode; Wesley Mitchell; mobsolete; Dennis Polk; and Kyler Sharp.
Winner: Paige Balinski (posthumous award)
"Paige Balinski’s friends nominated her for this award before it ever existed, by way of their poignant recollections following her untimely passing after the 23-year-old “superfan” was killed by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling in June. The many members of Houston’s close-knit punk community who knew Paige also knew her presence and vivacity couldn’t be replaced, but with this win, many voters felt it could be honored," the Houston Press wrote.
Nominees: Clint Broussard; David Garrick; Jeremy Hart; Daniel Jackson; Wyles Lechoir.
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