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HOUSTON WHATEVER FEST ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS

Houston Whatever Festival

#HWF2015 Line Up Will Rock EaDo This November!  Houston Whatever Fest, the City’s most eclectic two-day music, comedy and art street festival, announced the schedule of performers for Saturday and Sunday.  The second annual event will take place in the heart of the East End of downtown with over 90 acts performing on 5 stages on November 21 & 22

Individual general admission passes are now available for $35.  Two-day general admission passes start at $55 and VIP weekend passes are also available. To purchase tickets, click here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

MUSIC

Ghostland Observatory, GWAR, Lil Flip, The Atari’s, The Front Bottoms, Born of Osiris, B L A C K I E, Fat Tony, Battlecross, Family of the Year, Def Perception, Ape Drums, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Vockah Redu, The Smith Street Band, Auto Fellatio Dreams, DJ Damon Allen, DJ Lacey Youngblood, DJ Fredster, Gio Chamba, We Were Wolves, Night Drive, Guilla, Satellite D’Homme, Second Lovers, MNYMS                       

COMEDY

T.J. Miller, Doug Benson/Doug Loves Movies, Ian Abramson, Caleb Synan, Chris Cubas, Billy D. Washington, The Underwear Show, Chris Trew, Mathew Broussard, Andy Huggins, Dusti Rhodes, Andrew Youngblood, Dale Cheesman, Warren Wright, Stephen Brandau, Albert Deleon, Joe Bates, Nia De Bose, Bob Morissey, Justin Blandford, Zach Dickson, Kristen Lindner, Scotty Peterson, Zach Eaton.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 MUSIC

Metric, Saint Motel, Heartless Bastards, GZA, Grupo Fantasma, Shock G, Knox Hamilton, Elvis Depressedly, Kaleo, Catch Fever, To Whom It May, The Suspects, Black Kite, birdmagic, Dead To The World, Say Girl Say, The Dead Rabbits, Seldom, Brand New Hearts, Waterparks, Bang Bangz, K Dot, Sunrise And Ammunition

COMEDY

Brooks Wheelan, Ari Shaffir, 7 Minutes In Purgatory, Randy Liedtke, Dan St. Germain, Joe Pettis, Air Sex Show, Chase Durousseau, Bob Biggerstaff, Gabe Bravo, John Nguyen, Ku Egenti, Ashton Womack, Nick Meriwether, Brian Zeiolla, Victor Tran, Reed Becker, Chet Ranger, Zahid Dewji, Barry Laminack, Greg Deal, Rich Williams, Russel Simek 

General admission individual day passes are $35 in advance.  Two-day general admission passes start at $55. VIP Weekend Passes are also available.  Prices increase at the gates.  Click Here to purchase today!  For more information details on performers, festival attractions and more, please visit www.houstonwhateverfest.com

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FACE AWARDS ANNOUNCES RWB VODKA, L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT AS TITLE SPONSORS FOR 2015 AWARD SHOW

(HOUSTON, TX) —The F.A.C.E. Awards (First Achievers in Community Excellence) announced today that Houston based RWB Vodka, and L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles will sponsors the 2015 award show to be held in Montrose on Monday, December 7, 2015 at South Beach the nightclub.

The 2015 F.A.C.E. Awards will be hosted by Houston award winning Lauren Kelly of Mix96.5FM and Sarah Pepper of Houston’s HOT 97.5 FM.

New to the award show this year is the “RWB Pre Award Show | L’Auberge Casino Red Carpet Arrival Ceremony” hosted by Chad Pitt of MIX 96.5FM and Wendy Taylor of American Idol.

 “Each year our presenters grow and this year is no exception” the shows director Lance Wilcox says. “We will announce our presenters and entertainers in early November before the nominees are announced.” Wilcox explainded.

“RWB Vodka is delighted to take part in the 2015 F.A.C.E. Awards,” said Aristocrat Group Corp. CEO Robert Federowicz. “This is a prestigious and worthy event that honors significant achievement. We support such excellence and want to thank and recognize the many volunteers, activists, business leaders and everyone else who have come together to advance the community and make this a true success.”

The award show this year takes a new turn in its four-year history. The venue is much larger. The red carpet show is new. Two jumbo screens will allow for video, the lighting and the sound will provide for more energy.

The F.A.C.E. Awards nominees will be announced on November 5, 2015 and the community will start voting the following day. The winners of those awards will not be announced until the live ceremony.

Steve Grand “All American Boy” Gets Houston Ready

Steve Grand “All American Boy” Gets Houston Ready

(Houston, Texas) Steve Grand caught the attention of the world when his music video for the country-inspired “All-American Boy” hit viral gold in 2013. The song became a smash, viral hit, thanks in part to the self-produced and self-financed video, which went from zero to a million views on YouTube in a matter of days, all without the help of a label, a manager, or an agent.

The imagery was pure Americana—campfires, American flags, country roads, whiskey, and hunky, shirtless men. But there was a twist. The song and video (now with close to 4 million views and counting) both depict a situation familiar to many people—an unrequited crush of someone out of reach, that burning desire for someone you can never have.

It’s a universal truth, but Steve’s story was even more affecting, because he was telling that story from the perspective of a gay man who had a crush on a straight man. It’s not something that has ever been depicted in music quite so overtly.  Grand gained views and fans overnight and after it was discovered that he had previously been an aspiring model with sexy underwear shots in his portfolio it only propelled his career.

Grand later mounted a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album, All American Boy. It was the third most-funded music project ever in Kickstarter history, bringing in $327,000. While it’s become more common for celebrities to come out casually, without the fanfare or announcements on covers of magazines, Steve says it’s just as important as ever.

“While people say this is no big deal anymore, who cares? You know who cares? The kids who are still really struggling with this. The kids who feel like they would still rather be dead than live life as a gay person.”

“I’m thinking about them all the time when I’m doing these things because deep down we all just want to be loved, we want to experience love, we want to give love, we want to take in love, and we want to feel valued and understood.” He knew that gambit for “All American Boy” would work: no one had ever seen or heard anything quite like it before.

“What made the story impactful was the  apparent dichotomy  of a same-sex love story set against a very Americana backdrop—old cars, whiskey, American flags, and friends by a campfire.”

The weekend of October 2, Grand will come to Houston to perform live as part of the Diana Foundation’s Country Dinner Weekend. Recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States, the Dianas were founded in 1953 with the mission of raising and distributing funds to organizations serving the gay community.

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