The Biggest Loser, May be the Winner
Two Entertainment Options on Friday Worth Checking Out
By David H.
I have to be honest when I say that some things are just too good to pass up. Sometimes it’s a band who’s just hitting their stride, and sometimes it’s some bizarre performance art; that doesn’t come around too often. Then, there are times like this weekend, when it’s both, on the same night. Your mission, should you choose to take it; is deciding between seeing the Air Sex World Championships Tour, or Built To Spill; both gracing Houston on Friday, November 22.
I don’t know if there’s a stranger option for entertainment than the Air Sex World Championships. In what started out as a parody to the Air Guitar competition in Austin, the Air Sex Championships have become quite the affair. With spots on national television, the event, which you can sign up for and participate in; will be judged by local comedians and sex shop owners. You’ll have a chance to see your fellow Houstonians bring their A Game to a live audience, where you will more than likely choke with laughter. Taking place at Warehouse Live, the “sex” will be preceded by a stand up show featuring three of Houston’s funniest in Brian Zeolla, Nick Meriwether, and Theo Taylor. And, if this wasn’t enough, it’s a measly $10.00. With an 8:00 door time, and a 9:00 show time, you should do yourself a treat and sign up. The winner will have a shot to perform in front of a sold out crowd in New Orleans on December 7. I’m sure that you’ll do your mom proud by being crowned the king or queen of loneliness, or as you’ll describe to her: performance art.
Over in the Heights, at Fitzgerald’s; Built To Spill makes their way into town. Going on five years since their last release, hopefully their faithful fans in Houston will get to hear something new. Though, from what I’ve read, you’re more likely to hear a cover of Blue Oyster Cult than something new. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Doug Martsch as much as the next fan of jammed out dreaminess that Idaho band offers. I’d just like to see a new album rather than hear “Car” for the hundredth time. Complete with a new drummer and a new bassist, the band offers up your last chance before Thanksgiving to hear all of your favorites from their impressive back catalogue, in an intimate setting. The doors are at 8:00, and it’s quite the bargain at $18.00-$22.00 if you’ve always wished to see them live.
I am going to attempt to make both shows, as the allure of “air sex” is almost too good to pass up. Both are great options, but if the performances at Warehouse Live are half as entertaining as the Air Guitar shows, I’d make that where you’ll get the most “bang” for your buck. Literally.