Published on July 12th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #160 is out now! Download the PDF here Oxford, Water Valley, North Mississippi…

The Local Voice #160 is out now!

July 12 – 26, 2012

I Can Has The Local Voice?


The Local Voice #160 is out now! July 12 – 26, 2012


Food & Drink Specials + Entertainment
from Oxford’s Favorite Restaurants!




Oxford Blues Fest is July 20-21 Outdoors at Mary Buie Museum on University Avenue.

Headliners include Jody Williams, the last surviving member of Howlin’ Wolf’s band, Sam Mosely, and Ben Wiley Payton.


Summer Road Trip Series: “The All Important Memphis Road Trip,

by Sarah Reddick. Local Girls ride up to the biggest city in North Mississippi to check out some history and dine in style among Beerknurds.

“The Comely Pipe That Does Not Play,”

by Brandon Michael Williams. A  column exploring modern spirituality.


“Notes from the Local Yankee,”

by JoLynn Wells. Our favorite Yankee decides that Mississippi spells home.





Diarrhea Planet Plays Proud Larrys’ Saturday, July 21st.

Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, Tennessee.


Record of the Issue: Jimbo Mathus, Blue Light,

by Rebecca Long. Jimbo will perform live in-store on Friday, July 20th at 5pm, with exclusive vinyl-only copies of this new album.

Local Q&A:

“What’s the strangest band name ever?” by Sarah Reddick.



Notable Events in Mississippi History: A trivia of significant happenings in the ‘Ssipp. Can you answer them all?

Food & Drink Specials, Local Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia, and more cool stuff than you can shake a stick at!


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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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