Posts Tagged ‘Eskimo Joe's’

Fiawna Forté performing “Boat Song” at Eskimo Joe’s

September 19, 2010

VIDEO UPDATE: Flatland Travelers take on the snow

February 8, 2010

The Flatland Travelers won the Wakarusa Winter Classic in Stillwater. If you’re headed to Wakarusa this summer then make sure to say hello to some Stillwater talent.

Although Chris Bell sometimes plays a guitar the size of a newborn baby, his desire for bigger things is still evident.

Bell and guitarist Sam Naifeh are in the Stillwater-native band Flatland Travelers. The duo took a break before touring last week to brave the icy streets of Stillwater to play a couple acoustic songs for “on.”

The country jam band will switch to electric this evening because they will be joined by bandmates Ryan Linden and Dylan Cahwee to compete at Eskimo Joes in the Wakarusa Winter Classic. Several local bands will play starting at 10 p.m. in hopes of winning one time slot in the Wakarusa music festival this June in Arkansas.

Voting will take place Monday at the show.

Naifeh said playing Wakarusa opens a lot of doors for newer bands after gracing a stage at the festival.

VIDEO UPDATE: Geronimo! crashes the Duck Street Apartments

January 27, 2010

Chicago-based band Geronimo! stopped in Stillwater (an action every touring band should do) to play a song inside the Duck Street Apartments, across from Eskimo Joes.

If anything deserved a noise complaint, it would have been this. My apartment was so thoroughly rocked that my sock drawer hasn’t spoken to me in weeks and all the Pop Tarts magically toasted themselves.


Good luck to Geronimo! on the completion of its tour.

shot “on.” no. two – Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights “Devil’s Basement”

November 5, 2009

There isn’t a basement in Eskimo Joe’s, but Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights brought its own.

The Dallas-based rock outfit played “Devil’s Basement” from its upcoming album “Pardon Me“ outside of Joe’s right after a sound check.

Photo Editor Zach Gray filmed the sultry, folk tune in one shot.

“on.” episode four – The Uglysuit

September 8, 2009

It was a short walk to the Edmon Low Library from Eskimo Joe’s, but the climb to the top of the library was a more strenuous trek. The Uglysuit, an OKC sextet, was in Stillwater on an August evening for a show.

Library employees couldn’t help but stare as The Uglysuit, five members strong at the time, climbed into the east-wing elevator.

The band’s family members and friends crunched inside the elevator too. It was a tight fit, but it was a good day because no one surpassed the 2,000-pound weight limit.

Andrew Arterbery, Edmon Low Library security guard and the first guest of “on.”, led the band upstairs to the roof access.

The room leading to the roof is painted sky blue and is filled with dust, a dated piano organs and a computer half the size of a refrigerator. The computer plays the bells heard on campus. The Uglysuit filled the silence between bells with two new songs.

It might be breaking the rules to make noise in the library, but a little noise never hurt anyone.

  • INTERVIEW with The Uglysuit (from left is Dustin Maynord, Colin Bray, Kyle Mayfield, Jonathan Martin and Israel Hindman)
  • SONG ONE – “Pen and Self”
  • SONG TWO – “1902, Deep Ocean”

CONCERT REVIEW: Sherree Chamberlain plays at Eskimo Joe’s

August 30, 2009
The only thing more pleasant than the weather Saturday evening was the soft, full sound of Sherree Chamberlain and her band. The group played outdoors in the Eskimo Joe’s parking lot. The OSU almuna was featured in The Daily O’Collegian last week. Read to see why it’s a good thing when Sherree makes a visit to Stillwater. Here is an interesting fact. Members of Sufjan Stevens’ back-up band accompany Sherree on her debut album.
photo by Hayley Wood

photo by Hayley Wood

photo by Hayley Wood

photo by Hayley Wood