Monday, May 19, 2008

I just wanted to share a few pictures from last Monday's Bad Ass Jazz Night. These pictures really bring out why our Monday jazz scene is so special. The band sets up in the back of our small bar: there's no room for a band stand or stage, and sometimes it's hard to tell where the band ends and the audience begins.

We think that Shelley Carrol and his friends provide the single best night of jazz to be found anywhere in Dallas, Texas . . . or maybe all of Texas, for that matter. The secret? The music is kept raw and improvisational, the way jazz is meant to be. The musicians can jam, interact, and improvise.

Join us Monday nights at The Amsterdam Bar for Bad Ass Jazz Night. Get there by 9:00 PM if you want a seat.

Radiohead fans pack our patio!

Whew! It's been a month since I've last posted. It's funny how time runs away with you. I just wanted to share some pictures from yesterday afternoon. A huge crowd of Radiohead fans showed up before the concert to relax and have a few drinks instead of fighting the traffic. It was a great chance to get pictures of the crowd on our patio.

I'm always surprised at how many people--even including some of our regulars--who don't know about our great patio out back. Mike has been putting in a lot of work and has the patio looking better than ever. The patio is open every day, and can be booked for private parties and events.

As usual, we had a great crowd inside enjoying our typical Sunday afternoon.