This is the 2011 Awards as seen fit by your Houston Concert Photographer Examiner. There is no scientific voting, no corporate you know what, and the criteria comes down to this:
To be considered for an award, you must have been covered in my lodeplus.com column in 2011 and be local. Doesn’t matter the musical genre…
From that point on, it is at my sole discretion to award the…award. So if you are happy about it, please share your happiness by clicking share and/or leaving a comment. If you do not like the winner (or loser,) please just be a grown up and keep it to yourself. The award has been given and that will not change. Thanks!
Giving out an award should be easy… I wish every band, venue, CD, etc. that I covered in 2011 could win in some category. So with that being said, let’s get right on with the winners. And a few losers… Yeah, I have to go there…
2011’s Most Anticipated Return was… ERASETHEVIRUS!
Frontman Chris Navasatis promised Houston that ETV would return and they did like a brand new shiny penny!
2011’s Best CD from a Houston area band that I reviewed…MAGAZINE!
It’s a CD that you will listen to over and over again…
2011’s Musician Who Successfully Reinvented Himself… CHRIS J. HARDY!
Hardy is an inspiration to follow your heart. He is a cool guy who is very talented.
2011’s AMBITION Award goes to: THE SCARS HEAL IN TIME!
This band is made up of the hardest working females in the industry.
2011’s Best Venue Award is SCOUT BAR!
Thank you for going smoke free!
2011’s Most Professional Award… SIX GUN SOUND!
SGS is made up of three men who are have music in their blood and they were so easy to interview. Their follow up and good attitudes are not seen much today.
2011’s Biggest Influence in The Music Scene… PUNK STAR INDUSTRIES!
PSI has been in on some of the area’s best shows with the best bands and some of those shows have benefitted local charities.
2011’s R.I.P. award… THE DRIVE!
One of my favorite photo shoots…
2011’s You Get Your Money’s Worth Going To Their Show goes to THE HECTIC!
This band is consistent onstage and even have a sushi roll named after them.
2011’s Band That Makes You Forget Your Worries… FOOTPIE!
Charlie and the boys can make any venue a party.
2011’s Band That Made Me Look Twice… RAINCHILD!
This band reminds me of old school rock. Like the 70’s…
2011’s Live Band Award goes to… FOREVER FALLS!
I will never forget how this band owned House of Blues when opening for Apocalyptica. The place went wild…
2011’s Most Fun Band… It’s a tie: RAT RANCH and BIG RICHARD!
BOTH are awesome bands.
2011’s Band to be watched in 2012: I.D.R.!
They just released their debut CD. Go check them out.
2011 Worst Mix Up of A Press Pass: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
2011’s Worst Security: The Kings of Leon’s security sucked. (Local show, not local band I know.)
2011’s Worst Venue: BFE! No air conditioning and band booking issues. Not cool.
If I missed your band in 2011, be sure to contact me in 2012. There are so many local musical acts who deserve recognition and my awards only touched the surface…
Please remember to be safe and responsible this new year’s eve…
Agree or disagree? Free speech is king here.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
All photos were taken by Rhonda Meredith Photography (Houston, TX) who maintains the copyright – unless noted otherwise. In any case, expressed written permission must be granted before these photos may be reproduced for any reason.
If you liked what you read, then please click on the subscribe button. Your email will never be used for spamming purposes or shared.
As always, thank you for reading!