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Do713 Presents: Top 2011 Houston Bands

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Here it is, folks, our first installment of what bands/musicians/rappers were most popular on Do713. How did we come to this conclusion? We looked at who had the most followers, the most votes and the most events.  Six of the musicians listed below were in at least two of those categories. But only one musician was in all three. Which do you think it was? Without further ado and in no particular order, below are the groups that you loved in 2011.  Click here for a playlist of your favs. Congrats to all!

Garage pop trio Young Girls

If you don’t know who  Robert Ellis is yet, you will.

Tax the Wolf received the 2010 Best Band Name award from the Houston Press, but that’s not all they’re good at.

Amazing indie-folk Buxton

Not only did the legendary  Bun B make our list, he’s also teaching “Religion and Hip-Hop Culture” at Rice University

Seems like only Houston could have produced a band like Indian Jewelry

Theatrical & epic  Roky Moon & BOLT

The most unique, The Tontons

G4 TV freestyler, Devin the Dude

World-touring, indie poppers  Wild Moccasins

Keep voting, following and liking events and encourage your circle to do the same! So…which one do you think ranked highly on all three categories?

Do713.com wins 2011 Houston Web Awards for Best Blog!

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The 2011 inaugural Houston Web Awards will honor Houstonians making large strides in our interactive community, which in turn, improves our beloved city. Hosted by The Houston Press and held at Momentum Audi this awards ceremony will be filled with a who’s who of Houston’s pioneering web gurus and is open to the public, although you must be at least 21 years old. One of Houston’s favorite rappers, Fat Tony, will perform. Food and beverage samplings will also be served from W Grill; H Town Grill; Ooh La La Desserts and more. Come out and enjoy great entertainment, great food and learn a bit more about your community! Click here to purchase tickets.

We at Do713.com are so thrilled and honored to be awarded the prize for Best Blog. Many thanks to our online users and followers on Twitter & Facebook. We’ll keep working hard to bring you the best source for happenings in and around Houston.  Click here for a complete list of the winners.

Tonight from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

2315 Richmond Ave.

#youwillbesorryyoumissedthis #leadersnotfollowers

Do713’s New Orleans Jazz Fest Contest Starts Tomorrow!

Do713 loves loves loves giving things away to our users and community (See yesterday’s post for a giveaway roundup). So it’s only fitting that we deliver you multiple chances to get the hottest ticket in town (out of town): The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Boasting a lineup that includes Arcade Fire, Jimmy Buffet, Wilco, Cyndi Lauper, Trombone Shorty, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, and hundreds more, this festival is one of the best in the nation.

Check the details/rules below, and then visit the Do713 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival page to find the questions.

Contest Details and Rules

Do713 wants to give you extra chances to win tickets to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, every WEEK.

Starting tomorrow, Do713 will be giving away an extra pair of Jazz Fest tickets every week via a trivia contest. At random times during the week a question will be posted on the Do713 New Orleans Jazz Festival page relating to the festival. Three questions will be posed per week. All you need to do is check the page for the questions and send an email to nojf@do713.com with the answers (emails must be received by Wednesday at 9pm to be entered for that week). You may enter as many times as you like. If you answer all three questions correctly, you’ll be immediately entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets. Ticket winner will win one pair of tickets good for any ONE day of the Festival. Contests will run Thursday through Wednesday until the week before Jazz Fest.

The best part is that we’re throwing in some extra goodies for you: concert tickets in Houston, food, Happy Hour tabs, and film tickets.

Don’t want to enter these weekly contests? That’s alright, you can still enter for a chance for you and a friend to attend Jazz Fest simply by RSVPing on the Do713 Jazz Festival page.

 

Do713’s Weekly Win Stuff Roundup

Do713 loves giving away free things: concert tickets, movie screenings, drink tabs. We give away around 5K in goods every month. And all you have to do is click “I Like” it to win. Here’s a roundup of some upcoming giveaways you might be interested in.

One Week Out:

Early Warnings:

Get on Do713’s new “Guestlist”

Introducing the Do713 Guestlist! That’s right. Do713 has partnered with some of the city’s top venues to score a limited number of Guestlist spots exclusively for Do713 Members, featuring the best shows and entertainment in Houston. And we’re giving them away like candy. You like candy, right? Here’s how it works:

1. Keep your eyes peeled for email, Facebook & Twitter announcements about Do713 Guestlist shows.

2. RSVP to the shows you want to see. And we recommend you hustle because the Guestlist spots are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

3. Presto! You’re on the Guestlist!

4. Show up and have a blast.

We’re kicking things off right with this first batch of Guestlist shows including David Allan Coe, Smile Empty Soul and Wu-Tang Clan. New shows will be announced on a regular basis so unless you’re dealing in ESP, consult the internets for any and all developments!

Drum Roll Please!

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We are happy to introduce two new organizations into the Do713 fold: Fresh Arts Coalition and Stubdog.

Fresh Arts Coalition is an umbrella group made up of 25 of Houston’s most innovative non-profit arts organizations.  Give them some love and check out their upcoming events, which can all be found on Do713.com

http://do713.com/FreshArtsCoalition

Stubdog also helps you decide “what to do tonight” by offering a simple ticket solution for Houston event attendees. Purchase tickets through Do713 link you can receive ticket discounts (most tickets are 1/2 price!!) using Stubdog’s simple ticketing solution.  http://do713.com/stubdog