Friday February 1, First Friday @ Banter Bistro
6pm – Alex Blair – awesome jazz vocalist with Austin Byrd on keys!
8pm – The Future Eyes
“The Future Eyes were formed in 2011 as four friends came together to put a live sound to the extensive catalog of Denton based singer/songwriter Kelbe Schrank (pronounced, “shronk”), including two previous self-produced albums. The result has been an entirely new true collaborative effort, with Schrank still the primary songwriter, but with new found energy and a dynamic genre-bending sound; an amalgam of indie rock and folk with veins of blues and funk streaking through. With the bold beats and rich harmonies of James Grisham, evocative bass lines of John Oliviera and soaring guitar crescendos of Jason Cook, The Future Eyes leave contrails across the minds of listeners.”
10pm – Ellie Meyer – “Ellie Meyer is an up and coming artist into the music scene, with vocals and song lyrics that will make you want to listen for more. All of her songs are based on life experiences and inspirations that either Ellie, herself, or those around her have experienced”, DentonRadio.com
Also we have an art exhibit of sketches by local artist Bryan Kelly. The show represents one year of daily sketches by Denton based illustrator Bryan Kelly. This collection includes all 365 sketches posted between February 10th 2011 and February 10th 2012. These sketches were initially posted, with captions, on his website, bryankellyillustrations.com and on his facebook account also called Bryan Kelly Illustrations. Bryan continues to post sketches five times a week, Monday through Friday. The Friday sketch is presented as a full color illustration.
Momentum gathers for First Friday Denton this fall, as we wholeheartedly welcome Oxide Gallery, Denton Square Donuts and Circa 77 to their newfound place among many other First Friday Denton participants!
• Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St., will be open until 11 p.m. The shop is also home to the brand-new Imagine Gallery.
• Circa 77 Vintage, 225 W. Oak St., will be open until 8 p.m.
• Banter Bistro, 219, W. Oak St., will have jazz with Seth Walker from 6 to 8 p.m. and then Contingency Clause from 8 to 10 p.m.
And be sure to visit Oxide Gallery in its new location at 211 N. Cedar St. Oxide Gallery recently relocated from its original spot at 501 W. Hickory St. and reopened on Cedar Street, just off the Historic Denton County Square. Oxide Gallery will have extended hours this First Friday.
The updated map with pins for participants comes out this afternoon, and we could have some last minute posts with details from other participants, and we will have permanent listings for all the new participants by October’s First Friday Denton event.
– First Friday Denton, and www.firstfridaydenton.com are the first and original event and source for all information on the only perpetual monthly event in Denton that brings together arts, artisans, businesses and patrons for a night of conspicuous fun and socializing. –
There are two new participants in the First Friday Denton event as of this writing and they are the well known coffee house Banter, located on 219 W. Oak Street and Amyx Fine Jewelry, at 222 W. Hickory in the same courtyard as Vigne.
Amyx, Banter and Recycled Books are listed on the “Businesses” page.
Recycled Books at the corner of Oak and Locust, has been an anchor in an everchanging sea of businesses on the Historic Square in Downtown Denton. They are certainly a business that sells art – in the form of books and music. It’s a great place to find a quiet corner and read or look at photography books. They have the most extensive collection of photography books to be found in the area.