April 19th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Foals at Fitzgerald’s, The Best and the Brightest, and Lights Out Houston

Houston, we have Monday under our belt. For most of us, we have a three day weekend ahead. That’s cause for celebration, right? I love me some short weeks.

Let’s get to the stuff happening around town. If we’re missing something email at contact@theloopscoop.com or leave a comment.

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Foals w/ Freelance Whales and The Naked and Famous at Fitzgerald’s
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Where: The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Tonight, Tuesday, April 19th | Doors at 8:00PM
How Much: $15 General Admission
Scoop’d From: Love of Foals

There are a couple of “out-of-place” things that we do on The Loop Scoop. One of them is our annual Bestus Prospectus: Albums of the Year (read: 2009 and 2010). Sure, we shoe-horn in a BP on Local Music as well, but do we really have cause to consider ourselves music critics? To that, good sirs and madams, I say “of course, because it’s the internet.”

Foals made our list of the top ten last year, sliding into the #8 spot of our (read: Paul’s) favorite albums. The Oxford-based band will be making their second trip to Houston in as many years. Tonight, they will be complemented by the Freelance Whales and their dreamy, orchestral rock-ish sound along with The Naked and Famous who dabble in that special brand of Passion Pit electro-rock, but with female lead singers (though, they sound pretty much the same).

[Check out videos from each band at the bottom of this post]

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The Best and the Brightest – Sneak Preview at Landmark River Oaks Theatre
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Where: River Oaks [2009 West Gray, 77019]
When: Thursday, April 21st | 7:30PM
How Much: $10 General Admission
Scoop’d From: One of our Facebook “like”rs

Is that Doogie Howser? And Shooter McGavin is in the trailer? The “I’m a PC” guy too?! Wow, sign me up for this movie choc’ full of actors I will only recognize from their characters played long ago. I’m nostalgic like that (also read: I’m lazy like that).

All kidding aside, Neil Patrick Harris is a national treasure. So are Christopher McDonald and John Hodgman. Don’t even get me started on Amy Sedaris. Actually, do get me started on her, but introduce me first. That would just be awkward.

On Thursday night, you should be making plans to see the sneak preview of The Best and the Brightest. As our commenter on facebook noted, “We need a big turnout to keep attracting filmmakers to Houston as an advance market. Won’t be in theaters ’til summer. Looks hilarious!”

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Lights Out Houston: Reducing Non-Essential Electricity
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Where: Houston-wide
When: Thursday, April 21st | 10:00PM
How Much: Free: Go Green
Scoop’d From: @ScarletThreadFT

In the name of energy conservation I will end writing this post now and turn off my monitor. That is all.

The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood”

Freelance Whales – “Hannah”

Foals – “Miami”

— The Loop Scoop

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