April 27th, 2011
The Look Ahead: The Last Whiskey Wednesday, Fresh Arts Spring Forward, Noah’s Kitchen Chili Cook-Off and More Live Music
We’re here and we’re surviving. Only a couple more days left before we call it a week. Oh, happy day.
We don’t need to tell you (but we do), there’s a lot going on. So much so, in fact, that we need your help gathering all the information. If we’re missing something email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
Robert Ellis and the Boys: The LAST Whiskey Wednesday
We all knew this day was coming. Robert Ellis has been playing free shows every Wednesday at Fitzgerald’s for a few months now and it was only a matter of time before the Houston songsmith would have to try on a new pair of boots. Tonight is the final “Whiskey Wednesday” at Fitzgerald’s. We highly recommend you check out Robert Ellis and the Boys and throw back a few shots of whiskey to mark his departure. It will only be a matter of time before Ellis starts “big-timing” you and me. Remember where you came from, buddy.
Spring Forward! a First Look from Fresh Arts and Canopy
From the flyer: “Canopy, and the 25 progressive arts organizations of the Fresh Arts Coalition invite you to an exclusive sneak peek at the cutting edge of what will dazzle you next. Enjoy seasonal libations and original light bites on the covered Canopy patio!”
We would list out all the organizations that will be providing previews of their upcoming performances and exhibits, but it’s best that you check them out for yourself.
It’s spring. That means that it’s also cook-off season. We couldn’t be more delighted. And, you know what? Most of these cook-offs will benefit fantastic causes. This weekend’s “benefactee” is Noah’s Kitchen who “provide the less fortunate with food, gently used clothing, and the resources that will help them in finding medical help, shelter, employment, and eventually housing- getting them off the streets.”
There will be food and cooking teams and judges and good times to be had. Hopefully you will be there to take it all in. It will all be held this Saturday, April 30th at Washington’s newest bar, Hughes Hanger (taking over the location once held by Washington Grill).
Spain Colored Orange, Mobley, The Sour Notes, Day Sailor and Disfrutalo! at Fitzgerald’s
We caught Mobley [pictured above] at the Spring Forward Music Festival not so long ago and walked away impressed by the energy they played with in front of no more than fifteen people. That takes guts. We signed up for their email list and here we are now.
Elaine Greer will be playing an acoustic set at Cactus Music earlier on Saturday, April 30th with Jared Boulanger of The Sour Notes. So, basically what I’m telling you is that it’s going to be a day full of music. All the bands are local – Spain Colored Orange, Day Sailor and Disfrutalo! (Houston); Mobley and The Sour Notes (Austin) – So get out there and support some great Texas-grown pop music.