If you’re in Oxford this weekend, whether as a local or for the game against UT Martin, be sure to take some time to check out some of the great acts performing on the Square. Whether you’re looking for a comedic singer with a country rock flair, a duo well-known to Oxford’s music scene, or an up-and-coming group straight out of Gulfport, the Square has something for you this weekend.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday night is Unknown Hinson at Proud Larry’s. Unknown Hinson is a comic onstage persona matched only by his mastery over the guitar, always proving himself to be an uproarious figure in every show he performs.
For a description of Unknown Hinson, perhaps the best place to start is his website.
“Looking somewhat like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly.”
Hinson is also noteworthy for voicing Early Cuyler on the animated Adult Swim show Squidbillies since 2005. Proud Larry’s doors will open at 8 p.m. tonight, and the show starts at 9 p.m.
After a full day of college football, the music continues on Saturday night. Tate and George are performing at Proud Larry’s starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Both are best known as members of the Oxford-based country rock band Kudzu Kings. They’ve performed alongside other acts such as Widespread Panic, of which McConnell is a former member.
Having already played at both Proud Larry’s and the Lyric in the past, these two are no stranger to Oxford, and that tone of familiarity can be heard in their homegrown southern sound.
If you’re looking for a different venue with a different sound, then be sure to visit the Round Table on Saturday night at 9 p.m. to catch Magnolia Bayou. Hailing from Gulfport, Magnolia Bayou is a blues/rock band with the kind of style that Oxford concert frequenters are bound to enjoy.
According to the band’s Facebook page, “In two short years they have been nominated in five separate categories for the MS Music Awards, including a write up in Hattiesburg, MS based DIME magazine, given radio play in the Netherlands and were interviewed by Ireland Based Bourban FM for a documentary about Music in the Southeastern US.”
No matter what music act in Oxford you might choose to see this weekend, they’re all sure to be nothing short of a good time.
Zach Hollingsworth is an intern for HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.