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From Oaktopia to Oktoberfest

September 23, 2015

… and beyond

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr Joseph Pinson

September got us up and running. Now that Fall officially is upon us, we have so many things to do, people to see and music events to experience, we have no excuses for sitting in front of the TV, watching the world unfold as pixels.

Tonight! Tuesday, Sept. 22:

  • Bubba Hernandez & Friends (Jimmy Tunnell, Robert Hokamp, Alan Emert) at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S.
    Bubba Hernandez

    Bubba Hernandez

    Elm, 7 pm – FREE

  • Open Mic at Muddy Jakes, 222 W. Hickory, from 8 pm to Midnight – FREE

Wednesday, Sept. 23:

  • Traditional Irish music with County Rexford at the Abbey Inn, 100 Hickory, from 7:30 to 9:45 pm – no cover
  • Bassist Jeffry Eckels presents A Vocal Jazz Showcase with Hale
    Hale Baskin at the Whitehouse

    Hale Baskin at the Whitehouse

    Baskin, The Whitehouse, the corner of Bryan and Scripture, from 8:00 to 10:30 pm – no cover. Also, guitarist Gerhard Kraus (new to the area from Germany), and Lupe Barrera on drums.

  • University of North Texas Seven O’Clock & Six O’Clock Lab Bands at Gateway Center, at 9 pm – $5

Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • Oak Trio (jazz) at UNT on the Square, 109 N Elm St., at 7 pm, followed by the Brandon Moore Quartet at 8 pm – FREE

Friday-Sunday: Sept. 25 – 27:oaktopia-2015-12

Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • Andy’s Bar, 122 N. Locust, hosts “the Rotation” – this week it’s Fusion with Anti-Trojan Horse Wesley Case, 10 pm –
    Keith Karns Messengers Quintet, a tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers at Andy's Bar.

    Keith Karns Messengers Quintet, a tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers at Andy’s Bar.

    followed by Brandon Harris at Midnight.

  • Judy Chamberlain Cabaret Jazz at Zippers Hideaway, 3333 N Fitzhugh, Dallas, 9 pm – 1 am.

Judy Chamberlain is a singer who’s always a pleasure to hear. In part, because her astonishing repertoire makes every performance a fascinating journey through a century of song. But even more so because she brings such care, authenticity and musicality to everything she touches. The International Review of Music

Friday, Sept. 25:

International Computer Music Conference begins at UNT – a complete schedule of events is at:

Sunday, Sept. 27:

Funky Knuckles/Sidewalk Chalk/Melissa McMillan, Show: 8:00pm | Price: $10.00

Dallas-based Funky Knuckles.

Dallas-based Funky Knuckles.

Melissa McMillan is a jazz/R&B vocalist and songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY.
Sidewalk Chalk is an eight-man band steeped in Hip-Hop, funk, jazz, soul.

… WhileFunky Knuckles influences, including Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, and God’s Property, are present in their sound, the Knuckles have created a very distinctive, genuine, and exhilarating identity that clearly draws on ideals that are both visceral and sophisticated.”  — Brian DonohoeA recording of impeccable taste and skill
Monday, Sept. 28:
Late Night Jazz with the Daniel Matthews Quintet at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 pm to Midnight.
Tuesday, Sept. 29:
  • Bonnie & Nick Norris play the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm, 7 pm – FREE

    Nick & Bonnie Norris. Photo by Tammi Paul Photography.

    Nick & Bonnie Norris. Photo by Tammi Paul Photography.

I’ll be writing up a special post about the Oktoberfest weekend events and activities. My shameless promotion is – Oktoberfest on Walnut, Friday, Oct. 2 from 5-11 pm.
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