Posts Tagged ‘open mic’

Open Mic Night @ Poor David’s Pub

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Last night was Open Mic Night at Poor David’s Pub in South Dallas – a weekly Wednesday occasion hosted by Mr. Troll of Dallas Area Open Mic Nights. I knew it was going to be a good night when I walked in and heard Weezer’s Blue Album was playing in its entirety while the crowd waited. It got even better when Mr. Troll personally welcomed and introduced himself to me. He kicked off the show with three of his own original songs, then introduced the rest of the performers, one of which was Poor David himself!


Play guitar? Like to sing? Wanna perform? Just show up next Wednesday and drop your name in the bucket. Judging by last night’s performances, you’ll be in good company. Plus, they have cameras set up so you can purchase a YouTube-ready video of your performance afterward. And if you don’t fancy performing, but want something fun and cheap to do on a Wednesday night, I’d highly recommend stopping in for some good drinks and free entertainment.

Mad Swirl Open Mic at Absinthe Lounge 3.6.13

Posted by    |    March 5th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

When: March 6 @ 8 p.m. 

Where: Absinthe Lounge        


It’s maddening to think of how much undiscovered talent is out there. Thankfully, Dallas-based Mad Swirl is paying attention! Their monthly Open Mic takes place the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. sharp where they “will swirl it up madly in the live way” in South Side’s Absinthe Lounge. The goal is to provide a showcase for artists in this “mad, mad world.” We’re talking all kinds of artists; from poets and musicians, to actors and Elvis impersonators. All mad talented of course.

Catch this month’s featured performer, Gayle Bell, tomorrow night. Get there early to get one of the 17 spots on their lineup for the night or just take in all the swirled up madness. It’s bound to be great.

Start (or End) Your Day at Opening Bell Coffee

Posted by    |    July 5th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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Located in the basement of the very cool South Side on Lamar, Opening Bell Coffee is your ideal eclectic, hip destination for caffeine and comfort. Its cozy and welcoming surroundings provide perfect tranquility for reading the paper, utilizing the free Wi-Fi or for simply enjoying an excellent cup of coffee.


There are plenty of unique coffee creations such as their Coffee Cooler, a milkshake that can kick start your day. Opening Bell also has the non-coffee lovers covered with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.