Thursday, April 28, 2011

Color Matchup

Kate from Bower Bird and I worked together on this one. Using a photograph from my tornado shelter series, she pulled the colors out. Love what you picked Kate!

*Timely...Our hearts go out to those that were affected by the tornados over the last two days throughout the South

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Design Sponge visits Oxford

                  Yesterday on Design Sponge... 
                   A City Guide of Oxford. Enjoy!


Wednesday: Weekly Picks 4/27th- 5/3rd

Weekly picks coming up in the area....There are a lot of great things going down, all around Double Decker


VOX PRESS Artists Series  VOX PRESS Artists Series presents an "Evening with Ann Fisher-Wirth and Beth Ann Fennelly" tonight at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Doors open at 7. The event will feature readings and public discussion of the life and works of the two poets. Wine, absinthe and dinner will be served for a small donation.

There's a John Prine tribute 
tonight, Wednesday, the 27th
at the Blind Pig with 
Cary Hudson, Aaron Hall, Drew Russell, 
Jay Lang, The Minor Adjustments, 
The Spears Brothers and Drew Russell.

On Thursday, April 28th, from 4-6PM there will 
be an artist's reception for Sarah Story's 
BFA Thesis Exhibition called Quintessence at
Gallery 130 in Meek Hall, on campus.  

A new show is opening at Southside Gallery on Thursday,the 28th
featuring new work by 
Andrew Blanchard, Charlie Buckley and Allan Innman
6:30PM- 8:30PM

Bass Drum Of Death at Proud Larry's
Woodsman and Tjutjuna are opening up. 
Doors at 9PM
$10 at the door

Colour Revolt are playing at The Hi-Tone on Friday for 
an after party for The Beale Street Music Festival. Doors at 10. 

Bowerbird will have a pop-up shop during Double Decker at Amelia
Lots of very clever and amazing new works by these lovely local artists. 

Maker's Market is also setting up during Double Decker, inside The Lyric, for what I'm sure will be the biggest MM yet. They will have reading, music and lots of great crafts. The Red Star Bar will also be open, serving drinks. Come in and cool off for awhile. FREE event.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scene Beat: Indie Rock Cribs with Lucero

Today's post is all about the (former) home of Memphis band Lucero
The whole band used to live together in a big loft, in Memphis. While they have all moved apart into their own homes, their fondness for the loft is apparent as the address is the title of their most recent record, 1372 Overton Park

Sitting above a church and a dollar store, in a corner building, the Lucero loft played host to many house shows over the years and always had a revolving door of roommates, with about seven bedrooms and a stage in the living room, you never really knew what you were going to get when you climbed the stairs to the loft.
Here, Roy Berry, drummer for Lucero, takes us on a tour of their indie rock crib....

entryway/Roy on the stage/kitchen/living room/Roy in the kitchen/ Roy's bedroom

All photos were taken by Afterschool Oxford, 
In Memphis, TN, 2007. 

*Please do not use without permission. Thank you. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Afterschool Oxford is throwing a party...

pintrest party that is!! I have been busy pinning lately and here is all you'll need for an awesome party. 

                           The decor:

The bar:
Make this your signature drink for the evening... Make one drink really well. Maybe make a pitcher of strawberry lemonade for the non-drinkers. 

My own recipe for lemonade:
One large pitcher of water
Four lemons, sliced
One quart of strawberries, sliced
Sugar to taste

Put the slices of lemons, strawberries, and sugar in the water. Stir. 
Leave in the fridge for at least four hours. 
This can be made a day before. 
Add ice and serve. 
*I like to serve them in small mason jars with the lids on, so guests can just grab one from an ice bucket.
*Strawberries can be replaced with peaches, raspberries or blueberries

The Menu:


*Follow me here on Pinterest

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I. Can. Not. Stop. Listening. To. This. Song.

Local Oxford band, Young Buffalo do a cover of Broken Social Scene that I am loving so much right now.
Check it out here, via, I Like Nice Things.

Check out the Broken Social Scene version while you're at it.


Wednesday: Weekly Picks 4/20th- 4/26th

Here's my weekly picks...

Tonight, at The Red Star Bar, in The Lyric Theatre,
Cats Purring
Winter Sports are opening up for
Soft Healer (from Austin, TX) and Hatchet Wound (from Austin,TX).
Doors are at 8PM. 

On Friday, the 22nd, it's the fourth Friday of the month, so that means--Spring into Poetry! open mic at 
Bozarts, 413 Main Street in Water Valley, 6 to 8 pm. 
Poetry, cookies, wine, coffee, art draped walls, a very cool local foods store two doors down, all in all, a happening little event.

Bring your own poems or bring your favorites to share-- whatever. Just come on down. 

Monday, the 25th, Young Buffalo is opening for The Whigs
at The Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis.
Doors at 9PM

On Tuesday, the 26th, The Oxford Art Crawl is from 7PM-9PM. 
Pick up the double decker bus and let it take you all around to each stop. 
This is a free event with food and beverages served at each location. 
Park near any one of the locations on the crawl:
Gallery 130
The Powerhouse
University Museum
Southside Gallery
Frame Up Gallery
Holli's Sweet Tooth
Faulkner's Alley

*Also, Green Week is still going on... be sure to get involved where you can.

*And if you or someone you know would like to participate in this year's World's Largest Crappie Festival in Water Valley, which is Saturday, May 7th, visit the  Water Valley Main Street website. Discover ways you can help.  If you do arts and crafts or food or know someone who does, feel free to get involved...  

*There's a slew of cool stuff going on at the University Museum right now as well... 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday: No Scene Beat Today

Hey there! I have a big project that I'm working on today, so no Scene Beat post today. Sorry! I'll be back next week with a great interview and a guest mix tape. 

I'll be back tomorrow with Weekly Picks. 
There are a lot to share with you... 

Have a good day!! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday: Weekly Picks 4/13- 4/22

Green Week kicks off in Oxford this week and the theme is Go Local... by way of going green rerooting the community. There are events scheduled everyday of the week, so you are sure to find something going on to get involved with. So this week's picks carry over until Earth Day, on the 22nd. 

Mandolin Orange, a bluegrass duo from Chapel Hill are playing a free set at Snackbar tonight, the 13th. They are also having a two year anniversary party on Friday, the 15th, with drink specials and live music. 

Here's a complete list of all the green week events. This is a great week to support local businesses. Get away from shopping on-line and get out and walk around the town, head to a Farmer's Market (Oxford, Taylor and Water Valley all have great ones in the area), or catch a movie Main Squeeze, outside. It's a great week to get involved and be outside. 

Colour Revolt is playing in Starkville on Thursday, the 14th. There has been a venue change, so follow Colour Revolt or the Amelia twitter for an update. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday: Scene Beat- Record Store Day 2011

Record Store Day is coming up on this Saturday, April 16th. This is the day when local record stores get all the glory over sites like itunes and Amazon.
It's also the day that all over the country, bands and musicians play intimate in-stores and rare vinyl releases come out.
Click here for the list of all the in-store performances and 
vinyl releases. My husband and I hope to order a bunch of new records from Insound on Saturday. Since we can't visit a record store here in Oxford, we would still like to support vinyl sites like Insound. 
I would love to hear about the in-stores you might see or the records you hope to buy. 

I wish we still had a record store in Oxford. Off Square Books has filled this position as best they can by selling some vinyl and cds. They also had Lou Barlow do an in-store last year which was pretty fantastic, but a full fledged record store would be wonderful! 

On another note, one of my all time favorite bands ever, Archers of Loaf, is getting back together and doing a tour. I've seen them play three times... each show would still find its way to my top 20 shows of all time. They are a wonderful band, but live is where you feel all of their energy. AH-MAZZZE-ING!

Coming in the next few weeks... Lots of Scene Beat giveaways. 
Stay tuned! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Coming Up In April at Amelia

Double Decker Music and Art Festival is just around the corner.... The perfect time for a fun pop-up shop at Amelia!! 
Saturday, the 30th of April, the ladies of Bower Bird will be here for the day and with them comes FUN!!!
From 9am until 6pm, in front of Amelia. Should it rain, you can find them in the lobby of The Lyric, connecting through the Amelia front door. Amelia will also be open for Double Decker from 9am until 6pm on Saturday. 
More fun events happening around here this month...

*Saturday, April the 9th, Maker's Market will be set up from 10am- 5pm. Check out the local made art, watch Troll 2 and have a drink. 
In the front of Amelia and The Lyric as well as inside The Lyric lobby. 
The Red Star Bar will be serving drinks. 

*Getting married soon? Want to have a vintage style wedding, but don't want to hunt for the goods nor even know where to start? Ask about the wedding rentals at Amelia. Everything from vintage bottles for table settings to Polaroid cameras for the guest book. Preview of goods will be available at The Fringe Art Show, April 26th, from 7pm- 9pm, where Amelia is a fringe location for the art crawl. 

That's April folks. See you around I hope!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday: Weekly Picks 4/6- 4/12

Weekly picks of things going on in the area... 
I will be at all of these...can't wait for this week of picks...

Out in Water Valley, Coulter Fussell and Megan Kingery Patton are celebrating the grand opening of their studio, Yalo Studio and Gallery
Several artists from around the South will be showing in the grand opening event. 
Reception is on Friday, April 8th, from 6-10pm at 303 Main St. 
Kenny Brown will follow with a performance at White Star Tavern. 

Colour Revolt and Sanders Bohlke are coming to The Lyric Theatre on Saturday, April 9th. 
Both bands have separately sold out Proud Larry's in the past, so get here early or buy tickets in advance. 
This is going to be a wonderful show with several former Oxford residents coming home to play their favorite town. 
Sidenote...This is the first time these two bands have played together at The Lyric!! Super fun times!! 

Local writer, Michael Bible will be signing his first novella Cowboy Maloney's Electric City at Square Books at 5:00 on Tuesday, April 12th. Come support this great local writer.