November 29th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Buxton at the Duck, Hinds at Lawndale, Short Film Slam, Walter De Maria and The Jelly Returns

Things keep on trucking along. It’s easy to ignore what’s right in front of you when Christmas is looming. You won’t have any time then, so why not take advantage of it all now. How about a Buxton concert, art lecture, or short films viewing?

Buxton at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

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Where: Upper Kirby [2000 Lyons Ave., 77020]
When: Tuesday, November 29th | 7:30PM
How much: $15 in Advance; $16 at the Door
Scoop’d from: Houston Press

Buxton is ready to take you on board their bandwagon tonight at Mucky Duck. Just recently, when we asked what Houston bands we needed to be checking out, Andy N told us Buxton was the obvious choice. We happen to have already been on the fan-train. But nonetheless it’s good to know that you readers are trying to point us in the right direction.

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Lawndale Art Center Presents Stuart Hinds

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Where: Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main St., 77002]
When: Thursday, December 1st | 6:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Here

In recent years, overtone singing has become more widely known and appreciated. Overtone singing can be heard in pop music, movie soundtracks, and even prime time television commercials. This rise in popularity is largely due to successful tours and recordings by musicians representing the two major styles: Tibetan Buddhist chant and Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing. In the West, an increasing number of musicians are employing the techniques in their work. All these styles have in common an essentially dronebased musical texture with an unchanging fundamental pitch and a melody of overtone. Stuart Hinds is overtone singing. Furthermore, can you create two melodies simultaneously?

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HFC and SWAMP Present: “First Thursdays” Winter Film Slam

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Where: The Fairview – Montrose [5200 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Thursday, November 28th | 6:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“Join Houston Film Commission & SWAMP on Thursday December 1st at The Fairview (315 Fairview in Montrose) for our 7th short film Film Slam…now with anonymous questionnaire feedback! You Bring it, We Screen It, Receive Written Feedback! It’s been a pleasant surprise discovering budding and talented filmmakers from every point of this ginormous city.

Bring your 12 minute or under short film and have it screened with friends and others in the filmmaker audience.”

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Myke Venable on “Walter De Maria: Trilogies”

Where: Montrose — The Menil Collection [1515 Sul Ross, 77006]
When: Sunday, December 4th | 3:00PM
How much: Free?
Scoop’d from: Japan American Society of HoustonFacebook

“Houston artist Myke Venable was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1966 and received his B.F.A. and M.A. from Lamar University. He has worked in New York City and Brooklyn. Myke Venable’s work deals with various-size painted canvases mixed with multiple color combinations. These groupings form a melody similar to that of a stream of musical notes.”

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The Jelly Returns for December to Caroline Collective

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Where: The Museum District — Caroline Collective [4820 Caroline St., 77004]
When: Friday, December 9th | 7:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Paul

“The Jelly (free coworking day) returns December 9th! Jellies are casual coworking events where people come together to work for the day. We provide chairs, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

On the second Friday of every month we’ll waive the drop-in fee for coworking, so bring a friend or come by and make a few! A little change in scenery and socialization might be just the cure for your home-office blues, or perhaps it’s the catalyst in your next creative breakthrough. You’ll have to see it to find out.

Towards the end of the day things will slowly shift into the weekly office happy hour!”

— The Loop Scoop

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