OXFORD TOWN – Our community has a vast supply of restaurants and bars that double as music venues. Guests are able to find breakfast, lunch, dinner and a plethora of drinks — not to mention, almost any musical genre. But … where’s a cool, laid back acoustic venue? Introducing Fiddler’s Loft — Water Valley’s newest musical project. Turn to Page 8 in Oxford Town No. 974 to see what’s going on in the Valley these days and learn about an exciting, new concert “barn” that’s featuring The Okratones (pictured here) as entertainment for its grand opening on April 12. (April 13, 2012, Page 8)
OXFORD TOWN – OT’s breakdown of Oxford Music Festival 2012 rolls on this week (Issue No. 962) as we spotlight the bands and acts set for Friday, Feb. 10, at the Malco Studio Cinema VIP Tent, Lyric Theater’s Electro Stage and Proud Larry’s on the Oxford Square. This week, our spotlight illuminates one of the most diverse music- and movie-oriented nights that Oxford has seen in quite some time. Featured bands include Silas Reed ’N Da Books, Kelley and The G-Men, Break-beat, The Minor Adjustments (pictured here), The Congress, Proud Larry’s headliner Shooting Out The Lights and others. Page 7 in this week’s issue has this week’s breakdown of OMF talent getting set to dazzle the L-O-U community in early-February. (January 19, 2012, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Music Festival organizers Daniel Morrow, Tim Burkhead (pictured here), Nathan Robbins and Caroline Hourin recently released the lineup for the 2012 version of one of Oxford’s favorite hometown festivals, Oxford Music Fest. Set to reload Feb. 9 at the Lyric Theater, Proud Larry’s and the Malco Studio Cinema, OMF is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to bring us another amazing weekend of music, movies and mayhem featuring tons of local talent. Oxford Town’s coverage begins on Page 7 in this week’s issue and continues until the last note is played on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Malco Studio Cinema. (January 5, 2012, Page 7, 9)
OXFORD TOWN – Musicians Shane Brown, Kelley Norris (pictured) and the One Mile South band take the stage tonight on the historic Oxford Square (in front of city hall and Neilsons) for a concert to benefit the recent storm victims in Lafayette County. The concert is being organized by Capt. James Prichard of the Oxford Fire Department. Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about how you can rock out and help our neighbors at the same time starting tonight (May 5) at 6 on the Square. (May 5, 2011, Page 16)
OXFORD TOWN – Alejandro Escovedo returns to Oxford next Tuesday (Sept. 14) for a Larry Brown tribute set and discussion at Off Square Books at 5 p.m. followed by a full concert at Proud Larry’s later that night. Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott talked to Escovedo about the shows, his new album titled “Street Songs of Love” and Oxford, one of his favorite cities in which to visit and perform. “Street Songs of Love” features “high powered vocal support” from legends such as Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and Bruce Springsteen. Pages 10 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jon Scott’s very special coverage of what will be a very special show at Proud Larry’s next Tuesday. (September 9, 2010, Page 10, 11)
SPECIAL EDITION — It’s that time again! Get the scoop on all the events planned for this weekend’s 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. Headliner Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are still slated to perform Saturday night. Between now and then, we’ll keep you updated on any changes to festival plans due to the threat of bad weather.