February 7 – Le Not So Hot Klub at Banter

First Tuesdays at Banter bring some of Denton's favorite talent to the stage. Following Mr. Joe comes the music lover's delight, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton.  Greatly missing their founder, Andy Cooper who is on the mend from a serious health setback, the gypsy jazz torch is kept burning by fellow … [Read more...]

February 7 – Mr. Joe at Banter

Dixieland Jazz in North Texas, brought to you by Mr Joe (Pinson) and a corp of veterans of the Southern tradition usually associated with New Orleans.  On a balmy February evening such as tonight, that is just where you might imagine you were if you were sitting in the crowd at Banter Bistro just … [Read more...]

Bluegrass at Banter – February 4

Saturday night in Texas brings tunes to Banter from the American heartland. Tonight, a new bluegrass band staffed by not-so-new veterans of the bluegrass scene in Denton.  Up the Creek is made up of Ray Williams on mandolin, Gary Washmon on fiddle, Jack Ryan on guitar and Matt Riley on bass.  These … [Read more...]

Jazz at Banter – February 4

UNT's Jazz program offers a mother lode of talent from the young at heart, energetic musicians excited to play and Banter offers a stage for them to showcase their best assets. Andy LaViolette lined up another package of stunning music for jazz lovers to savor. Tonights music is provided by a … [Read more...]

Irish Session at Banter – January 27

The Harp and Drum session of Celtic tunes met this afternoon at three pm.  Only three musicians appeared but mustered up two hours of Irish and American jigs, reels, waltzes and hornpipes. Today could be coined as a "Tuberville Reenactment".   Steve Horn played mandolin, Leon Peek played guitar … [Read more...]

Jazz at Banter – January 28

Andy LaViolette arranged for another evening of delight for Banter jazz lovers.  Tonights line-up was a quintet featuring Kevin Swaim on trumpet and flugelhorn, Carl Lundgren on trombone, Chris Reardon on tenor sax, with Austin Byrd on keyboard, Preston Haining on bass and Doran Ritz on drums.  The … [Read more...]

Bob Ralph

Bob Ralph runs sound most nights when music is highlighted.  When the controls are set, you can see Bob checking the balance from all corners of the bistro. While his ears are at work balancing the EQs, his eyes and hands are at work using his digital camera to document the evening's events, the … [Read more...]

On the Menu

Banter Bistro off the Square in Denton, Texas features gourmet, organic cuisine and a wide assortment of beverages. We offer an assortment of coffees and teas and proudly feature beer and wine from local and regional vintners and micro-brewers.  Come taste our specialty soups dujour, our array of … [Read more...]

St. Arnold’s Brewery

Located in Houston, the Saint Arnold Brewing Company is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. Saint Arnold brews world class beers and delivers them as fresh as possible, giving  them the reputation of being one of the best beers in Texas. Fans of Saint Arnold's are  people who appreciate great, … [Read more...]

Dancing the night away.

The young at heart kick up their heals when Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton swings at Banter every 1st Tuesday of the month.  Many know how to dance in a tight spot while space is limited due to the size of the crowd. This doesn't put any sort of damper on the fun and enthusiasm felt by the dancers as … [Read more...]