Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony & Concert

Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony

The Houston Press Music Awards celebrate the local talent who make up the thriving, dynamic music community of Houston. Built on the broad based, diverse cultural foundation that music represents, the Houston Press Music Awards invite community involvement in the voting process. The final ballot created contains a wide range of categories - including Latin, folk, rock, country, alternative, and more! Winners will be announced at the Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 20th at Warehouse Live.

The Tontons

When a band's name is inspired by Star Wars you just don't expect the group behind it to be The Tontons – they're far too 'cool' for that. The Houston, TX rising kings (and queen) of indie rock are out to prove they can be both – creators of music that both pop fans and hipsters adore, and also loyal friends who truly love making music together and never shy away from experiences and vulnerabilities that shaped their beginnings. A culmination of years on the road, The Tontons are proud to release their forthcoming LP, Make Out King and Other Stories of Love on February 18th. The new album was produced and mixed by Dave Boyle (Black Joe Lewis, Okkervil River, Robert Plant) at Austin's ChurchHouse Studios and features 11-tracks of Asli Omar's old-soul vocals that heave the band's lyrics forward with empowering, sultry and emotional force. Flanking her is bassist Tom Nguyen, armed with a nimble rumble that forms the sturdy dermis of the band. Brothers Adam and Justin Martinez's titanic guitar-and-drum attack are the dance-ready glue. Omar's voice seems to melt like butter into the cracks of the Earth that the foursome create.

The Suffers


thelastplaceyoulook is an American rock band that formed in Houston, Texas. Their debut extended play, The Lies We Tell Ourselves, was released on 30 May 2006. This was followed up with the debut of their first full-length album See The Light Inside You, on 29 January 2009, which featured singles "Don't Make It So Easy" and "Band to Save Me". The band has also released a music video and single of "Do You Hear?" a cover of the Christmas song "Do You Hear What I Hear?".[1] In December 2013, they released their second extended play Rip It Out.

$10 - $15

Tickets Available at the Door

One Night Only! Thursday, August 7th
Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony with Concert following featuring The Tontons, The Suffers + More

Private Ceremony (Invite Only) – 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Ceremony Concert Open to the Public – 9:00pm

Who’s Going


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The Ballroom at Warehouse Live