Published on May 31st, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #157 is out now! Entertainment, Food, & Drink specials for Oxford, Ole Miss, North Mississippi

The Local Voice #157 is out now! May 31-June 14, 2012

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



Church Keys Opening Up Mississippi Rock ’N’ Roll at Proud Larrys’ Saturday 6/9 Their debut album, Shake Back Shimmy, was recorded in Oxford. by Rebecca Long.

Joseph Arthur Live at Proud Larrys’ Saturday 6/2

Goddamn Gallows is bringing Punk Zydeco to Two Stick on Thursday, May 31. Fancy some “twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly”?

Record of the Issue: Cat Stevens, Saturnight. by Sarah Reddick.



“A Broad Abroad: Local Girl Visits The U.K.” by Sarah Reddick. TLV adventurer and O.G. Sarah Reddick traveled to the UK in March of this year. What sort of shenanigans could possibly happen in Edinburgh? Read “Part 2: The Sheep Pasture.”



The Christian Agnostic. “The Art of Doubt,” by Brandon Michael Williams. A new column exploring modern spirituality.

WTF News. “Long-Anticipated Zombie Apocalypse Begins,” by Grendel von Sasquatch. Face-eating zombie killed in Miami. Are they coming for you, Barbara?

Notes From the Visiting Yankee: “10 Random Things That Live in My Car,” by JoLynn Wells.

Top Dogs: Oxford Ranks High in PetSafe Dog Park Contest. Vote for Oxford to win loot for the pooches.



“Ole Miss Baseball Takes on TCU, Texas A&M, Dayton in NCAA

Regional Tournament in College Station, Texas.” by Red Cup Rebellion.



Local Artist Lowdown: Anne Scott Barrett tells us her influences and deepest secrets (maybe). by Rebecca Long.

Taxi Driver Confessions: Shawn Snow of Oxford Taxi. by Rebecca Long.

Who’s Your Farmer?  Luke Heiskell of Woodson Ridge Farms. by Winter Harden. photos by Sarah Reddick and Nature Humphries.

Know Your Bartender: Mike Jaure of Rooster’s Blues House. by Rebecca Long.

Cook of the House: Maury Leslie of Two Stick Sushi. by Rebecca Long.

Michael John Namorato a.k.a. “Judas Cooter” ties the knot to Rachel Rogers Namorato a.k.a. “Barbie Cooter” on May 26, 2012. by Newt Cooter Rayburn.

Local Q&A: “What random stuff is in your car right now?” by Sarah Reddick.



Food & Drink Specials, Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia, and MORE!!

The Local Voice #158 is out now! Download the FREE PDF here Oxford, Ole Miss, Mississippi!
The Local Voice #156 is out now in North Mississippi!

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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