March 22nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Houston Twestivaling, Antigua’s Moving and Das Racist Hip Hopping

Oh me, oh my… It’s looking like a good week to plan some events. Grab the ones you love (and kind of like) and get ready for Houston’s best to be thrown at you. Surely, we’ve missed some items and we’ll continue to without your help. If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at contact@theloopscoop.com.

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Twestival 2011 Supporting Neighborhood Centers Inc

Where: Bellaire – Baker Ripley Campus [6500 Rookin St., 77074]
When: Thursday, March 24th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: $10 for entry; $10 for door prize tickets
Scoop’d from: @twesth and facebook

You don’t have to go to give. Donate to the cause. The Houston Twestival 2011 raises funds for Neighborhood Centers Inc which provides “community-based initiatives, providing classes and activities to educate youth and families through six community centers, focusing on youth development, health & wellness, financial strength and more.”

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If you do go, you’re going to be in for a hefty treat. Tyagaraja (pictured above), Benjamin Wesley, Gretchen Schmaltz and Luke Lukas will be taking the stage to provide artful ambiance. There will be a variety of other entertainment. But, most importantly, The Loop Scoop will be there handing out t-shirts, stickers and kissing babies. That’s right. Come for your official “Keep Houston Corporate” t-shirt. BLAMMO!

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Antigua No More; Pearland Coffee Roasters Will Rise

Where: Deep in the heart of Pearland
When: Closes Sunday, March 27th; Re-Opens Friday, April 1st
How much: Expensive (for them) move, but probably to save rent
Scoop’d from: facebook

Antigua Coffee House has a very loyal following. That’s part of the reason that they crushed a Loopster favorite, Big Top in the H-Town Showdown. Well, when April comes around, the fans of the Pearland coffee spot are going to have to switch allegiances. With a new location [insert new address] they will also be taking on a “new” name. They’re doing all they can to stay on our radar and doing a damn good job of it.

Lunaface and 29-95 Present: Das Racist

Where: Fitzgerald’s – Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77008]
When: Tuesday, March 22nd; Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $18
Scoop’d from: Watching Tony Bourdain

Racist or not, Das Racist is hilarious. They make their statement using off-beat lyrics, if they’re even making a statement at all. They claim that “we say things that on the surface can seem pretty dumb but it’s a mask on some Paul Laurence Dunbar shit for actual discontent with a lot of shit in the world.” But it doesn’t really matter whether that strikes you or not. Go to the show for the quirky rhymes, syncopated beats and raucous atmosphere if you’re a newcomer. Go back to the music to deconstruct the lyrics later on, after you can’t get it out of your head the next morning.

If the Brooklyn duo isn’t your thing, get to Fitzgerald’s early for three Houston artists opening the show. You should have already listened to us and picked up Fat Tony’s album RABDARGAB. Keep your eyes, and especially your ears, out for MUHAMMADALi and Simple Success as well.

— The Loop Scoop

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