March 14th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Toro y Moi, Sold Out: Spacetaker Gala and Empty Bowls Houston
Spring break is here! We’re going to celebrate by working. Most of the rest of you are in our boat. So pick up a paddle and let’s row on out of here. Mush! Loopsters!
If you happen to be on the prowl today, we advise you to get up to Austin for SXSW. A bunch of the Houston creative community is setting up shop right now at Republic Live (301 W 5th St., 78701) in preparation to showcase the talents of our city. We’ve sent a photographer to document the event, so be prepared for it. HoustonTXSW gets started at 4PM, so you still have time to make it if you haven’t hit the road for our capitol yet.
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Toro y Moi (w/ Cloud Nothings and Reading Rainbow)
One of the beneficial things with having SXSW right up the road from us is that Houston gets a lot of runoff from the event. Bands stop in on their way to Austin to showcase their talent. Fitzgerald’s is going to be one of the places to be to catch some of the SXSW excess. And, get this, most of the shows are going to be free!
Toro y Moi kicks off the party tonight playing with Cloud Nothings and Reading Rainbow (who have the best myspace URL ever).
Free shows this week: Parts & Labor | Ptreodactyl | Prince Rama | Amen Dunes | Sugar and Gold | Yip Deceiver (feat. Of Montreal members) | Sun Hotel | Small Black | Sun Airway | Eternal Summers | Teletextile | Say Hi | Blair | Yellow Ostrich | Starfucker | Casio Kids
Not free shows this week: Uh Huh Her w/ Diamond Under Fire $15 | Band of Heathens $16 | Kevin Devine w/ River City Extension and An Horse
Sold Out the Spacetaker Gala at Spring Street Studios
From Spacetaker: “Join the crowd of zombies, vampires, Bob Rosses, Thomas Kinkades, Arthur Murrays, Dan Browns, Snoop Doggs, Justin Biebers, and a whole host of other bloodthirsty sellouts at our campy horror-themed gala titled SOLD OUT, as we pay tribute to the “sellout” artists we love and love to hate.
This year’s gala honors Houston real estate developer and long-time Spacetaker supporter Jon Deal, whose newest project, Spring Street Studios, will provide the dramatic backdrop for our over-the-top display of food, drink, music, dance, theatre, and art.”
Empty Bowls Houston – At Lawndale Art Center Benefiting Houston Food Bank
From the Houston Food Bank: “For a minimum $25 donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup, bread and water, and then select a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston-area artists. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. All proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Join us in fighting hunger in Houston.
The event also features live music and live demonstration by a variety of artists throughout the day.”