show highlights - House Jacks/Hookslide at the Fox
- This was a really fun show - I wanted to post a quick note with highlights,
and encourage others to post similar notes after shows you see. Help
inspire us to get out of our routines and into theater seats!
I haven't seen the Jacks perform in a while and had a fabulous time with
them. This was my favorite a capp performance since seeing Rockapella
several years ago. They sounded great and were funny at times to the level
of a very good comedy show. They improv'd "Eye of the Tiger" during some
hookslide push-ups (see below) and also had a whole section devoted to
stump-the-band style improv, taking suggestions from the audience. It's
stunning what they pulled off on the spot. Culminated in a hilarious
Grease/Thriller medley. Tristan, a founding member no longer with the
group, lives in RWC near the Fox, so he was in audience and joined the
group twice for some songs.
Hookslide did a fun set - Mayank's birthday was yesterday so they brought
cookies for the crowd, had balloons, and we even got a set of pushups from
him as part of a pledge to get workout pals in the audience to the show. I
haven't seen Hookslide before - enjoyed their performance - amazed by
bass/percussionist John, who is able to mix both beat and bass into one
sound. Where's there time to breathe?!
The Fox is a fairly new theater opened in downtown RWC and has a large
theater and a small (Little Fox) theater where this show happened - looks
to hold about 120 on two levels in a very intimate setting... full bar,
reasonable drinks. The venue is a huge relief to those of us on the
peninsula who feel stuck outside of the cultural scene that typically
centers around SF and Berkeley. The Fox finally has a mailing list to hear
about events - website is www.foxdream.com.
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At 11:03 AM 4/7/2004, deus_pater wrote:
>In my stupor (is that "stupour" in the UK?), I neglected to mention[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>some very important details about this show:
>Thursday, April 8, 8:00pm
>--- In email@example.com, "deus_pater" <deus_pater@y...>
> > The House Jacks kick off their San Francisco Bay Area weekend with
> > this 21+ show at the Little Fox Theater in Redwood City. For just
> > $12
> > in advance, you get a rockin' set by Hookslide, a jammin'
> > intermission, and a kickin' set by the House Jacks. It's all you
> > could ever ask for in a concert! Details:
> > Little Fox Theater
> > 2209 Broadway
> > Redwood City, CA
> > http://www.foxdream.com
> > TICKET PRICE: $12 adv./$14 door
> > Ticket and Info number is 650-369-4119 or 650-FOX-4119
> > Advance tickets also available at http://www.foxdream.com
> > The Little Fox Theater comes complete with a hot new sound system,
> > comfortable seating, individual climate control, and front and side
> > impact airbags -- the ultimate a cappella machine!
> > See you there!
> > Mayank
> > Hookslide