January 19th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Robert Blake, Bootie Brown and Bang Bang Boom

We’re dissolving two of our favorite columns, Your Regular Scoop of Houston and Procrastinator’s Plan, and giving them a new look this year. Gone is the single serving of events in Houston. Here is a five-times-a-week battery of things to do. We will publish a few events every morning. If we’ve missed something let us know with an email to contact@theloopscoop.com or tweet at us @TheLoopScoop.

Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary of State, talks on Administration’s Policies

Where: Rice University [Baker Hall's Kelly International Conference Facility]
When: Wednesday, January 19th at 7:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Rice News and Media Relations

South and Central Asia aren’t anything like South Central. Well, maybe they are. I don’t know yet because I haven’t heard Robert Blake discuss the policies of the Obama administration on the region. It’s sure to be an informative talk no matter your political affiliation.

The Pharcyde at Groundhall

Where: Groundhall (the old Engine Room) [1515 Pease St., 77002]
When: Friday, January 21st at 8PM
How much: $18 in advance; $20 at the door
Scoop’d from: All the damn facebook messages I keep getting from The Pharcyde…

Speaking of South Central, one of the pioneer alternative hip hop groups is coming to Houston straight out of South Central LA. We all remember “Passin’ Me By” and “Drop” (as well as the above video “Runnin’”). There’s a reason for that. It’s been 19 years since The Pharcyde released their first album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, which is heralded as one of the best and most influential of the 90’s. Time to find out what all the commotion was about.


Untouchable Thursday at Nouveau Antique Art Bar with Bang Bang Boom

Where: Nouveau Antique Art Bar [2913 Main St.]
When: Thursday, January 20th from 8PM to 11PM
How much: Don’t cost a thing, but be a doll or gent and slip ‘em some cash.
Scoop’d from: Nouveau Antique Art Bar’s GesichtBuch

Nouveau Antique Art Bar already has the old time feel. On Thursday’s they’re taking it one step further with the addition of Bang Bang Boom (Andrew Karnavas, Nick Gaitan, Bart Maloney, and Rajiv Grover) playing that sweet, sweet music from the 40’s and 50’s. It doesn’t stop there—they encourage any and all to don those gowns and three-piece suits. Why not?

— The Loop Scoop


alanis — Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:10 am

yeah! Pharcyde! But they’re not playing at rice u. Instead at the old engine room.

Paul — Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:10 pm

That’s what I meant… damn copy paste…

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