A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Rhymin’ N Stealin’ – The Original Beastie Boys Tribute Band at House of Blues Houston. For $9, you get standing-room general admission for Friday, April 5, at 9 p.m. (up to a $17.33 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Rockin’ the house with what the Dallas Observer calls “spot-on depictions and impossibly fun offerings,” local goodtime instigators Rhymin' N Stealin' keep the spirit of the iconic group alive with their fastidious duplication of a Beastie Boys concert. From selling out their inaugural performance to charming B-Boys and B-Girls across the land, the improve-comedians-turned-MCs replicate Ad-Rock's nasally sneer, Mike D's less nasally sneer, and the dearly departed MCA's throaty shout as they plow through a set of old-school hits laced with party-time bombast and charming comic similes. The trio encourages further noise making from the crowd with zany costume changes, live scratch sets from Mix Master G, and more energy than two sweater factories briskly rubbed together.
House of Blues Houston
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.