A local band is busting out of obscurity and onto the Oxford music scene. The Busty Petites, a band that recently played multiple shows at Proud Larry’s, will give their biggest performance to date Friday, Nov. 30 when they open for CBDB, an American progressive rock band from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
Watering holes on and off of the Square have prepared their staffs for the Double Decker Festival.
Imagine something you find absolutely breathtaking. Something you could stare at or watch for hours and still be just as enamored as you were the first time you saw it.
Oxford drivers beware. According to Double Decker officials, most roads on the Square will be closed all day Saturday, and towing is scheduled to start around 4 a.m.
Square businesses expect a large, revenue-generating crowd, and Sadie Wilson from University Sporting Goods said all employees will help with the big weekend.
As the spring season begins to bloom, the days get ever rainier, and the air is filled with the despair-ridden cries of allergy-stricken individuals, Oxford’s iconic Double Decker Festival draws near. The town’s festival set for April 27-28 draws thousands annually who shop for art and listen live music.
The Double Decker Music and Arts Festival set for April 27-28 is a must do in Oxford. When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s a reminder of how special the small town is.
If you are an Oxford resident, and you visit the Square often searching for a parking space, you may or may not be a fan of the parking meters.
Oxford has had nothing short of an incredible musical history. From the days of bluesmen, such as R. L. Burnside or Holly Springs’ Junior Kimbrough, to the punk music community of the 1990s with bands such as The Cooters.
The increasing relevance of the Oxford Music Scene cannot be denied when a Jazz band from over four hours away looks to come here for work, and a freelance artist free to go literally anywhere choses to spend time here. Perhaps the next Michael Stipe is sitting in an Ole Miss EDHE class this very moment.
Raised in St. Louis, Peyton Dixon never imaged his music hobby would become a source of income. From making music videos with friends to performing on stage at multiple events, his love for music started at age 14.
It’s a Thursday evening in Oxford. The air is warm. There’s a light breeze flowing down Van Buren Avenue as a crowd files into the tiny doorway of Off Square Books to participate in the timeless tradition of the “Thacker Mountain Live Radio Hour.”
A “Flowerchile” from Newton County has blossoming music career in Oxford. Newton County native Kristen Walker, better known by her social media and artist name, Flowerchile, dropped her first single “Hey, Clyde” on Valentine’s Day.
A University of Mississippi senior has been named editor of the local music website “Auxford Wave.” Jonas Baker will lead the Oxford-based website that covers music.
Have you ever heard of Brixton? Prime Minister John Major once described the community as a “grey, sullen wasteland, robbing people of their self respect.” It has virtually no green space, was twice ravaged by race riots, and remains one of the most crime-ridden area’s of London. Graffiti lines the roads that policemen speed down almost incessantly.
I have always been eager to perform. Since childhood, I loved being on a stage and making others smile. It is a feeling of great accomplishment to know I could be responsible for making others smile, laugh, and feel deep emotion through my work as a performer.
Mississippi native and Third Coast representative Justin Scott, better known as Big K.R.I.T, dropped his anticipated, independent album, 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time.
Chauncey Taylor Oxford stories Local rapper and Ole Miss sophomore Jordan Browder (aka Blasian Junkie) has been gaining attention in Mississippi. He is a member of the Jackson-based rap group “601 Dream […]
How does a 5’11, 158 lb. business major from the University of Richmond gain respect from the likes of everyone from Snoop Dogg to your nerdy neighbor across the street? By impeccably blending legitimate hip-hop bars, improv comedy, and sports into one and calling it Lil Dicky.
You’ve heard of the “Velvet Ditch,” a nickname some have given the town Oxford because it’s such a comfortable place to live, and few want to leave.
Centrally located between Tupelo and Corinth in the northeast corner of Mississippi, the quiet town of Booneville boasts a population of just under 9,000 residents. The Prentiss County seat appears to many as a pass-by town with little going on, but Market 105 aims to change that in the near future.