Okay, so it's not exactly the Grammys or the Oscars, but we've got several major local music awards showcases coming up. The first goes down this Friday at Granada Theater. It's Quick's Big Thing awards ceremony, and it's their second year in action. Rap group Play-N-Skillz will headline the event, with Dove Hunter, Damaged Good$, DJ Sober, and Mount Righteous on the bill as well. And let us not forget the duo deathmatch, pitting The O's, RTB2, and Smile Smile up against one another. Things have already gotten plenty ugly in this war of words, and there's bound to be more mud slung onstage (in good fun of course). Cover is a mere $5, and the proceeds go towards the North Texas Volunteer Exchange.
If you'd rather go for free, however, that can be arranged. Hunter Hauk from Quick has been kind enough to give me two pairs of tickets to give away. Here's what you have to do: name one song by duo deathmatch artist The O's that features the letter "O" somewhere in its song title. The first two people to email me a correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The second show is the Fort Worth Weekly 2009 Music Awards Festival. Voting will go until midnight, June 28th. If you want to vote, click here to do so. The winners shall be announced in the July 15th edition of Fort Worth Weekly.
Finally, Dallas Observer has just released the official list of nominees. Voting hasn't started yet, but you can click here to read the list. There are plenty of great acts nominated this year, including Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, The O's, Dove Hunter, Doug Burr, and RTB2, just to name a couple. Oh, and scroll on down to the Best Music Advocate category. You should recognize a familiar name. The 21st annual Dallas Observer Music Awards winners will be announced Tuesday, July 22 at Granada Theater. Hope to see everyone there!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Caroline Schupp and Jeff Kaufman Jr., who have each one a pair of tickets to Friday's Quick Big Thing music showcase at Granada Theater. Remember, you can still buy tickets for a mere $5.