The TEXAS BUZZ MUSIC AWARDS

Scout Bar & 94,5 the Buzz presents

The TEXAS BUZZ MUSIC AWARDS

Downfall 2012, Born From Ruins, Black Queen Speaks

Sun, December 29, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

FREE

This event is 18 and over

Downfall 2012
Downfall 2012
Downfall 2012 has shared the stage with Hed(pe), The Hunger, Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, The Damned Things, Fair to Midland, Dirty Wormz, and numerous other national acts. The band has won metal band of the year from Houston’s Radio station 94.5, and has been nominated for multiple categories yearly from The Houston Press Music Awards.

The first single off of "Every Man for Himself", “Divinity”, is currently in rotation across the US and Canada, on FM, satellite,college and internet radio stations with the video for "Divinity" set to drop mid March 2013.

With a ferocious live show, growing radio airplay and Issue 2 slated for release April of 2013, Danny Gil, Boo Rogers and Casey Bowen have the take-over underway.
Born From Ruins
Born From Ruins
Born From Ruins is an Aggressive Hard Rock band out of Houston, TX. We all came together randomly with one thing in common, we wanted to play some fucking music! With over 50 years of combined music experience (all of us in our mid to late twenties) BFR came together in Feb of 2009 and we have been lucky enough to have a growing fan base since day one.

In summer of 2011, we released our first EP entitled "Daddy's Little Whore" which is now available on iTunes as well as Amazon and Spotify. Our influences in the industry are bands such as Deftones, Sevendust, Between the Buried and Me, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engaged, Ill Nino, Tool, and many others.

Sticking to only one guitarist, bassist, vocalist and drummer, we have a clear refreshing sound that you don't get much of these days, with some bands having up to 7-8 members. Fittingly enough, each of our members had been in bands that had just ceased on it's own or crashed and burned, so Born From Ruins we already were....
Black Queen Speaks
Black Queen Speaks
As this year comes to a close next month, Black Queen Speaks is just taking off! BQS had the amazing opportunity to play with some of rock’s biggest bands in 2012 at some of Houston’s coolest venues. These opportunities to play with nationally recognized acts started when BQS was asked to open for the American rock supergroup The Gracious Few in January 2011, featuring guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey from the band Live, along with lead vocalist Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox at Warehouse Live.

We kicked things off in March at House of Blues (HOB) opening for the Bret Michaels Band, which was a great return to the hair metal that made the '80s so rad. Also this spring, BQS played alongside Evan’s Blue at the Hard Rock Café, which was an awesome show for anyone lucky enough to be there.

In June, BQS partnered up with Mancuso Harley-Davidson Central and played their Thursday Live Music Night outside in the Texas heat with hundreds of bikers ready to rock to some great music. We will be back at it with Mancuso later next spring when they get their Live Music Nights fired up again, so plan to come out for Harleys, hot dogs and even hotter women! Also this past summer, Black Queen Speaks shared the bill with The Cult at House of Blues, which was quickly turning into our second home here in Houston.

Moving into the fall, BQS played with Houston’s own The 71’s at Fitzgerald’s during their CD release party, which was a great chance to showcase some of our city’s top talent. Around this same time, we played at the House of Brews event at HOB, helping to promote the awesome microbrew labels in our area. Then, in September, Black Queen Speaks played their biggest show yet, opening for Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and Foxy Shazam at the House of Blues. BQS was one of only 20 bands across the country hand-picked by the guitar god himself to share the bill. This might be the greatest honor yet for us as a band, and we were happy to put on one of our greatest shows yet!

Coming off the high of Slash in September, BQS took off for India, where we headlined one of the largest rock music festivals in the country, Synchronicity Fest. The experience was amazing, especially rocking out for the thousands of screaming fans and the unique opportunity to play with other international bands on the rise. Definitely a trip that will not be forgotten.

Just recently, Black Queen Speaks was back at the House of Blues again, opening for another great band of the '80s metal scene: Great White. We saw a lot of our old fans from Mancuso and converted a shit ton of new ones.

Despite all our amazing shows and growing success during this past year, BQS is even more excited about everything to come in the 2013. Just for starters, look for us at Houston’s Beer Fest in June, Exposed Music Festival in the summer and plenty of great shows between now and then around the city.
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/