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Oakdale House

Oakdale House Highland Square//Downtown Akron
Akron D.I.Y. venue//Akron D.I.O. growth space

Operating as usual

05/11/2022
Sadhu - Motivation / Stone Cold

Sadhu always puts on such a great performance! Performing two unreleased songs for us, she always brings her best! Check her out here at the Hip Hop and R&B show we had earlier this year!

Make sure y’all pick something up from Garbage Kids Vegan tomorrow!
04/21/2022

Make sure y’all pick something up from Garbage Kids Vegan tomorrow!

Official menu for Oakdale House Festival

03/29/2022
Eighty-Sixed Kid

Eighty Sixed Kid closed out the acoustic night a while back! Always nice to have him around, Danny is such a good spirit! Check him out soon! I should have the first video from that rap show as well as a big announcement for y'all soon!

03/02/2022
Lila Jean - Vast Glory

Lila Jean played one of her first shows with us, and she was phenomenal! She has such a smooth delivery, and you can tell she's put a lot of effort into her craft, check her out here!

03/01/2022
Apres Vous - In Betweens

Apres Vous was eloquent, they have such a composed purposeful delivery. We have been blessed with so many talented acts recently! We have a big announcement for yall soon! 4/22 mark your calendars!

02/23/2022
Melody Rae - Summersaults

Here is the first video of the acoustic show we had in November! Here's Melody Rae she opened up to us with a nice soulful take on loss, family, and remembering what's important

02/22/2022
Church of Starry Wisdom

Church of Starry Wisdom is always such a unique ethereal rollercoaster! We always appreciate them stopping by! Check them out here, and if you're not hip don't sleep on them, they're one of our favorite bands here in Akron!

02/17/2022
Party Over Bearing

Back in Septemeber we had Party Over Bearing open up the night at Oakdale with their first performance ever! Which was sick! Check em out here, I will have the rest of these videos up soon

09/02/2021
King Buu - 'New Skin'

King Buu Bringing the Interdimensional riffs here at the first show back at Oakdale House! Huge shoutout to Sweetwater and Akron Music Awards for the new PA system!

02/24/2021
Chanelle Kazadi

Hey Y'all! It's been a while, but I finally got around to editing some of the remaining Oakdale House VIdeos. Right here we have Chanelle Kazadi performing at the last show that we had here before covid, and she brought the HEAT! Stoked to see y'all again! Stay safe and wear a mask!

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11/10/2020

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Skeleton Drive
10/21/2020

Skeleton Drive

This Sunday, I will be streaming live from Oakdale House, along with the wonderful band, Angel Drive.
Big thanks to Black Squirrel Radio for hosting! Looking forward to this a lot! 🖤

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08/17/2020
Alternative Attic

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Freedom Summer is not over yet! Here we have Free Black! take the floor here at Oakdale House!

Hey! Look whats happenin in the neighborhood!
08/11/2020

Hey! Look whats happenin in the neighborhood!

HEY! Let's hear it for our CouchRokr bands! Floco Torres @HR3: Beats, Drums & Music Time Cat Hayden Gilbert and The Ruckus @Benny Lava and The Guavas @Alomar Zach & the Bright Lights Detention Live THE BIZARROS Stems The Beyonderers Acid Cats Red Rose Panic! You all rock. So hard. Thank you for being a part of this!

We also want to say a special thanks to the local businesses that opened their doors to let us record the sets! Oakdale House Square Records Yoga Squared Annabell's Bar & Lounge Zen Space by Yoga Squared and Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Photos and Video by Alternative Attic

05/13/2020

And now, Jordan Hamilton everybody

05/12/2020
Sadhu

So here is the first of the rap videos from the last show before quarantine! Sorry it took so long everybody, your man was lacking, but right here we have, Sahu holding it down here at Oakdale! This night was so much fun! We are stoked to be able to have shows again someday, but until then enjoy this here, we will have the rest for y'all shortly!

04/23/2020
Christian Prieman

Hey y'all hope the global pandemic is treating you well! So we are finally breaking our hiatus of not releasing videos because the overall weight of the world was just a bit too much, and we are doing it with none other than Christian Prieman! Christian is such a beautiful soul, it was seriously such a pleasure getting to meet them! We will have the videos from all the other performers

Y’all we will have a whole new sounds for you next time you swing through! Granted none of us know exactly when that is....
04/10/2020

Y’all we will have a whole new sounds for you next time you swing through! Granted none of us know exactly when that is... none the less it will happen, and when it does it will be dank! HUGE thank you to Christopher Butler, Akron Music Awards, and the cool people Sweetwater! Everything will be put to good use! Y’all stay home, stay safe, wash your hands, and everything will be back to normal before you know it!

04/03/2020
Melody Rae - 'One Sunny Morning'

Melody Rae swung by for The Tiny Desk Event we had. Melody brought the feels this time around. Check her out here, and wash your damn hands!
xoxoxoxo

03/12/2020
Alternative Attic

Alternative Attic

No one can control the room like King Buu! They are one of the most entertaining bands in the area, and if you aren't hip you're doing yourself a disservice!

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03/08/2020
The Devil Strip

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We're hosting three gigs this week.

Tonight: Christian Prieman/ Quitr/ Death By Wax// Alomar

Thursday: Jordan Hamilton // Chanelle Kazadi // Murky Waters

Saturday: The Bakers Basement//The Roof//Indre

Hope we see some new faces!

xoxoxoxoxox

"We didn’t have a name for it, because we didn’t know what we were doing — we were just having parties with our friends who played music," says Kenny Averiett, who has lived in and operated Oakdale House for about six years. "I wanted to have music, but I didn’t want to just use a CD player, so I said ‘hey, could you guys play music? It turned out fantastic.”

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Alternative Attic
03/06/2020
Alternative Attic

Alternative Attic

Samantha Grace made a certified bop, and luckily enough we were able to see it during The Fancy Wine and Cheese night! It's always so great to work with Samantha! Keep your eyes peeled for another one of her videos later this month!

03/04/2020
Empty Coats

empty coats swung by last week, and it was super chill! Check them out here, and swing by this Sunday for Christian Prieman/ Quitr/ Death By Wax// Alomar!

02/28/2020
Tiny Hueman

The hits just keep on coming today! Now we have the homies in Tiny Hueman rocking out from the show Tuesday! Check them out!

02/28/2020
So Nectar

So Nectar played their first show last week, and from what we saw their set was #ALLBANGERS!

02/25/2020
The Wakemen

The Wakemen have such a fun and unique sound to them! This time around they slowed things down for us, and the result was great vibes! Tonight we have Past Life//Tiny Hueman//Empty Coats//So Nectar!

02/24/2020
River Diver

River Diver stopped by and stole out hearts last Thursday! Check them out shredding right here, and stop by tomorrow for Past Life//Tiny Hueman//Empty Coats//So Nectar!

02/20/2020
Alomar

Alomar out here doing the dang thing!

Come through to River Diver//Simple Simon//The Wakemen tonight!

xoxoxoxo

02/17/2020
Evelyn Gray

Evelyn Gray put on such a beautiful and unique experience! Check them out here, and swing by Thursday for River Diver//Simple Simon/The Wakemen

02/16/2020
Ruby - Mountain Soul Music

Ruby - Mountain Soul Music stopped by the house last week, and they were such a great experience! Check em out her, and stop out for River Diver//Simple Simon/The Wakemen l8r this week!

02/15/2020
Wes Martian

Wes Martian put on an amazing performance for us last Tuesday. It's heart felt, raw, and was a great way to start off the night! We care about you so much, Wes

02/14/2020
Reagan Hintz

So for Valentine's Day we have 2 fire acts for y'all! Reagan Hintz tells us about her trials and tribulations of love, and it really pulls on the heart strings. Buy yourself some flowers today, you deserve it! xoxoxo

02/14/2020
Moon Cactus

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Official menu for Oakdale House Festival
Live music is back after more than a year of silence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Akron DIY venue Oakdale House hosted its first event back in August. On WKSU's Shuffle, your backstage pass to Northeast Ohio’s music scene, we catch up with Kenny Averiett who co-operates the house show venue. He weighs in on the present state of the local DIY scene and its future. Listen to WKSU Shuffle wherever you get your podcasts or at wksu.org/shuffle.
Here's the final upload of Oakdale House's first show back! It's none other than the limousine riding, rolex wearing sons of a gun in Curtains! Always a blast to have them play, we should have the first video of the second show back up sometime next week!
Here's Slime Time Live at Oakdale House when GHOST SLIME closed out the show last month! Totally brought the energy! We always love having them perform
Dr. Riffs melted all of our collective face off at the first show back Oakdale House! Fronted by our very own sound guy, AJ Hazmat! The dude rips as an audio engineer, and shreds as a guitarist!
King Buu Bringing the Interdimensional riffs here at the first show back at Oakdale House!
Time Cat turned it up to 11 with this performance! Such a good time, hanging out with them over at Oakdale House
Freedom Summer is not over yet! Here we have Free Black! take the floor here at Oakdale House!
CouchRokr Day is finally here! We have about 5 hours of tunage for you to enjoy featuring 12 local bands! Check out the lineup: 1. Acid Cats 2. Zach 3. Floco Torres 4. THE BIZARROS 5. Benny Lava and the Guavas 6. Stems 7. Alomar 8. Detention Live 9. Hayden Gilbert and The Ruckus 10. The Beyonderers 11. Time Cat 12. Red Rose Panic We want to say a special Thank you to Alternative Attic for making this happen for ALL of us. They spent about 700,00 hours creating this magic and we couldn't be more grateful. We also want to give a shout out and thanks to Elizabeth Tipton creating such an awesome promo video for us this year, too! Thank you, Elizabeth! We also want to say a special thanks to the local businesses that opened their doors to let us record the sets! Oakdale House, Square Records, Yoga Squared, Annabell's Bar & Lounge, @Zen Space by Yoga Squared and Mustard Seed Market & Cafe It takes money and love and support and high fives and goodwill to make festivals happen, even virtual ones and this virtual CouchRokr couldn't have happened without the support from Akron Community Foundation, Fairlawn School of Music & Hudson School of Music, Platform Beer Co., Yoga Squared, Alternative Attic and a friendly neighborhood resident who loves to dance! If you love PorchRokr (and CouchRokr) please consider a donation to Highland Square Neighborhood Association. Money donated goes back into our neighborhood with other festivals and initiatives. Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/HighlandSquare Enjoy your day, friends! Let the dancing, singing, and rocking commence!
Y'all! We're trying to do double duty this weekend. Saturday is the Women's March at Grace Park, and we could use some more hands on deck. Message us if you want to help us at the Oakdale House (247 Oakdale) around 8-9am or just meet us at the march. Then we're doing our usual times for Sunday noon at Oakdale and 3pm at Grace Park. Don't forget to remember trans women and women held captive by the prison industrial complex too! SOLIDARITY FOREVER
Hey y'all! Just a reminder that we're getting down with our bad selves on SATURDAY 12noon. Cook at Oakdale House (247 Oakdale) and serve at 2pm at Grace Park. Message us any comments, questions, or details for donation drop offs. Get with it y'all!
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