Hot Punk City / Hot Pop City History and Archives

David Ensminger and friends first gathered underground pop, jittery punk, and lo-fi naive rock forces under the banner Hot Pop City in 1999 to highlight both local and touring talent at a time when music angst seemed increasingly cliche and the Internet had emerged as the bottom line. Though it only lasted two years, it is a cultural moment worth revisiting, for it stirs up a sense of community, fun, and discussion. Thus, 1999 marks the ten-year reunion, and these are some past highlights.

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Danny and the Nightmares at Hot Punk City II

Danny and the Nightmares at Hot Pop City II

Daniel Johnston at Hot Pop City II

Daniel Johnston at Hot Pop City II

Flyer for 1999 events.

Flyer for 1999 events.

Houston Press ad layout.

Houston Press ad layout.

Partial poster for 2000 events.

Partial poster for 2000 events.

Gig poster for 2000 events.

Gig poster for 2000 events.

Gig poster for 1999 events.

Gig poster for 1999 events.

Gig poster for 1999 events.

Gig poster for 1999 events.

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Hot Pop City II newspaper ad

Hot Pop City II newspaper ad

Hot Pop City II preview in Houston Press

Hot Pop City II preview in Houston Press

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