April 18th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Fitz and the Tantrums, Shot in the Dark, I’ll Take Manhattan and Haute Wheels Houston

We hope you had as full, healthy and fun weekend as we did. We covered a lot of ground… Too much if you consult our sleeping patterns. It may be time to sit back and relax today, but we can’t do that to you. It just wouldn’t be right.

If we’re missing something email at contact@theloopscoop.com or leave a comment. We’ll be happy to add your special event to our list tomorrow or the next day or even the next day after that.

Fitz and the Tantrums at House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
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Where: Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues [1204 Caroline St., 77002]
When: Tonight, Monday, April 18st | Doors at 8:00PM
How Much: $18 General Admission
Scoop’d From: Sarah

For the last year and change, I’ve been obsessed with acts like Kings Go Forth, Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Tonight, I’ll add another band to that list of Motown revival soul music of which I can’t get enough: Fitz and the Tantrums. I’ll have my fingers crossed that HOB gives me press/photo access so I can share it with you, but on the off chance that I don’t get it, you should buy your ticket and meet me out there tonight.

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Shot in the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photographers Showcase
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Where: The Green Room at Warehouse Live [813 St. Emmanuel St., 77003]
When: Thursday, April 21st | Doors at 7:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Marco

Food trucks. Cash bar. A couple tracks from each of the musicians displayed in the concert photographs from Houston Press you’re there to see. If it wasn’t meatloaf night at my house, I’d be there in a heart beat. Let’s face it, we’ve had some big acts roll through town, luckily Houston’s had the photography muscle to capture the bulk of those shows. If you’re not into photography, don’t fret—it’s images of music. Popular music. If you don’t like pop, go for the people watching and cheap food.

Photographers include: Jay Lee, Mark C. Austin, Marco Torres, Groovehouse, Jim Bricker, Marc Brubaker, Jody Perry, Jason Wolter, Craig Hlavaty, Larami Serrano, Matthew Keever and Kendra Berglund.

[Above photo by Paul and not included in the coming exhibit... Oh well]

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I’ll Take Manhattan: The Music of Rodgers and Hart
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Where: Midtown – Ensemble Theatre  [3535 Main Street, 77004]
When: Monday, May 2nd at 7:30PM
How Much: $25
Scoop’d From: Facebook

If not May 2nd, you can catch this production May 9th or 16th at 7:30PM as well. From Bayou City Concert Musicals, catch the “music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Lorenz Hart with I’ll Take Manhattan: The Music of Rodgers & Hart. Rodgers and Hart songs, with their beautiful melodies and sophisticated lyrics, were truly the soundtrack of America in the 1920s to the 1940s.”

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Haute Wheels Houston: A Food Truck Festival
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Where: HCC – West Loop Center  [5601 West Loop South Freeway, 77081]
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th
How Much: $16 – includes drink ticket(s)
Scoop’d From: AllisonHiromi via HoustonFoodie via WineFoodBeer

Saying that there has been a food truck Rennaisance lately in Houston would be a bit of an understatement. Every time we turn a corner, there’s another kitchen on wheels parked and slinging grub. Well, the inevitable has happened: Someone actually saw the opportunity to organize the vehicular vendors. Not only that, several of our favorite Houston bands have been signed on to play some live tunes at the festival.

— The Loop Scoop

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