Acoustic Distortion with Steve Jackson & Thad Bonduris

It's Springtime in Denton, the night before Easter and Banter Bistro off the Square basks in the sweet sounds of Acoustic Distortion. A late night crowd of fans, friends and family gather to listen to the creative output of a handful of well-seasoned musicians, comfortable in their places and happy … [Read more...]

Jazz at Banter – February 25

The UNT Jazz Studies program supplied entertainment at Banter Bistro of Denton again!  Andy LaViolette called up another stellar line up of  young talent from the College of Music's nationally known and world renowned jazz department. Tonight's line up featured Ally Hany on trumpet, Alex Hahn on … [Read more...]

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...]

Open Mic Night at Banter

Every Thursday night, Bonedoggie hosts and emcees Open Mic Night at Banter. Here we show the band Mockingbird Station who is joined by Bone Doggie singing backup. Every Thursday night brings 4 hours or more of music from any genre imaginable plus occasional readings of poetry or prose, comedy or … [Read more...]

Doug Raney Band

A variety of musicians populate the stage on a regular basis at Banter Bistro. Doug Raney and his band appear together and separately, playing their own sets, showing up at open mic night or sitting around the circle in sessions.  Always sharing their talents with whomever they find at Banter, the … [Read more...]