May 26th, 2011

The Look Ahead: The Pleasants at The Mink, Gumbo Cook-Off at Volcano and Free Tickets to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

It’s a live music kind of week. It’s actually a live music kind of month. You Loopsters don’t seem to mind the focus, so we’ll keep trucking through all of that. Especially with Free Press Summer Fest right around the corner, we’re just gearing up. Speaking of:

The bunnies from the legendary Jermaine Rogers for the Summer Fest poster design have some moves. They’re telling you to pre-order your t-shirt. I would listen to them if I were you. In a twist of this being a small world, the animator for this video happens to be my neighbor. Check out his site

Let’s get into the happenings around town.

The Pleasants w/ The Wheel Workers and Dearspeak at The Mink

Where: The Mink [3718 Main St., 77002]
When: Saturday, May 28th | 9:00PM
How Much: 21+ $6 | Under $10
Scoop’d From: Paul

Listen to a song here by The Pleasants. I dare you to say it sounds anything but what their name implies. We’re most well acquainted with The Wheel Workers at The Loop Scoop, so that’s who we’d be going to see. It’s going to be a busy three-day weekend ahead. There’s always a place for live music though.

Memorial Day Eve Gumbo Cook-Off at Volcano

Where: West University [2349 Bissonnet St., 77005]
When: Sunday, May 29th | ALL DAY
How Much: $10
Scoop’d From: Paul

Seriously, you all must be at Under the Volcano on Sunday. For the third straight year I will be helping (read: drinking heavily) out a team of gumbo cook-offers. Friends, family, fourth-cousins… everyone needs to come out and support – and, most importantly, vote for “our” gumbo. The event is always a blast and benefits a great cause WELLSPRINGS. Enjoy some the gumbo by more than a dozen entrants and catch some live music from some zydeco bands rolling through town.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. w/ Generationals and Young Girls at Fitzgerald’s

Where: The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Thursday, May 26th | Doors at 8PM
How Much: $10 in Advance | $12 Day of Show
Scoop’d From: Paul

We’ve got some free tickets for this show at Fitzgerald’s. If you procrastinated buying them, well, you’re in luck today. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. hasn’t even released a full-length album yet, but their buzz is out of control. In fact, they got signed on for the Austin City Limits schedule based on the strength of two EPs. By the way, Young Girls are a Houston band. Mmmm, some local flavor.

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Jenny — Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:23 pm

love dale earnhardt jr. jr. should be a sick show!

Ginny — Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:27 pm

oooo i want so bad!! fingers crossed!! XX

Ginny — Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:27 pm

ooooo fingers crossed! XX

Suzanne Morgan — Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:55 pm

So excited to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. tonight!! I’d be even more excited if I could see them for free :)

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