The Oasis Open Stage

Image: Rich Lowenberg, Jeff Kahl, Jason Lapidus, Animal, Dave Edie The Oasis Open Stage used to happen every Tuesday at Oasis. This was its official web site, now kept for historical reasons. It was an electric open stage. It has been missed.

Oct 13, 2004

Last night, I announced a new host lineup. Here are the new hosts:

Jason Lapidus was already a busy guy, and then he decided to get married! We'll still miss having him around. For now, at least, we'll have to get by without him.

Oct 7, 2004

Sorry to anyone who found Oasis closed this past Tuesday. Due to a communication mixup, I didn't hear about it until the Monday before. We'll be back in action next week on October 12.

June 27, 2004

Aaron Bentley continues his stint as host at the open stage this week. Jason Lapidus has a family birthday to celebrate. We miss ya, Jason!

May 9, 2004

Ilia Avroutine is stepping in as house band bass player until Jason's back. Thanks, Ilia!

May 3, 2004

The inmates are running the asylum. Until mid-June, Jason Lapidus will be taking time off. And I'm hosting the show. Expect even more excitement, as I (that's Aaron) attempt to do sound and hosting at the same time. No, I haven't deposed him. As far as I know, Jason's in perfect health.

The Oasis back room is undergoing renovations, but the show must go on. All the work is being done during the daytime, so it's not expected to affect us. I'm looking forward to the end result.

Quick Summary

The Venue and Open Stage

Image: The Oasis sound board The Oasis back room is pretty big, which lets a lot of things happen there that you couldn't do at a typical open stage. There's a stage big enough for a full band. The sound board's separate from the stage, so the person on sound can tweak the sound until it sounds good in the room. This is essential when a larger group performs, but it's also good for individual performers. Since Oasis has two rooms, you don't get people talking over the music-- people who don't want to listen stay out front.

Is it a jam or an open stage? That depends on the night. It's always an open stage, but if people want to use their set for jamming, so much the better. We've got a house band with drummer and bass player, so if you want an instant three-piece, just bring chords for the bass player. We sometimes jam at the end of the night, too.

Want to let other people know about the Oasis Open stage? You rock! Tell them about this web site, or here's a flyer (PDF, 1.44 MB) you can print up.

The Crew

Image: "Albert Anyone": Jeff Kahl, Aaron Bentley, Jamie Tanner Here are some of the people involved:

See you there! -- Aaron