Of all North Texas' music festivals, 35 Denton is unique. The magnitude alone is singular -- this year's installment featured several hundred bands. And when the festival's creative director (Kyle LaValley), talent buyer (Natalie Davila) and primary financial backer (Little Guys Movers) left their p ... More >>
Chris Flemmons spent 10 years working on his city rather than his band, The Baptist Generals. They’re both better for it.
The Baptist Generals' long-awaited Jackleg Devotional To The Heart is here. You can buy it on a number of media including colorful vinyl. Mine's translucent pink -- not sure if that's how they all are or not. Either way, we strongly advise you to track it down. It's really good. The band, six highly ... More >>
The thing about the Baptist Generals is that they are one of the most inventive local bands for a thousand miles in any direction. Truly. Listen to 2003's No Silver/No Gold for some sort of example, and then listen to these two tracks off of Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, due to be released at the ... More >>
Rubber Gloves 15th Anniversary Rubber Gloves Saturday, May 19 Ah, Rubber Gloves. I've been going to shows there since 2000, and it still has the most disgusting bathroom in all the land. But it's also home to some of my favorite memories, from the packed chaos of a Riverboat Gamblers show to the in ... More >>
Saturday, May 19, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
35 Denton starts this evening, and we've got you covered on picks. (Oh, and other stuff, too.) We talked with festival founder Chris Flemmons about finally making that next Baptist Generals album. Related: This DC9 interview exploring 35's sea change. Plus: Check out interviews from the Raincoat ... More >>
In early January, 35 Denton festival founder Chris Flemmons addressed about 30 folks who showed up for the opening party for 35 Denton's new office. The spot is in a renovated old Gulf Oil service station on the corner of N. Locust and W. McKinney, less than a minute walk from Denton's historic town ... More >>
Remember when this sucker was called NX35? Well, time to bust out yet another bucket of white paint...For the third time in its four-year history, Denton's four-day, pre-South by Southwest music festival will have a new name in 2012.A press release sent out this morning confirms that, after chang ... More >>
In a few weeks time, established Denton songwriter and Baptist Generals frontman Chris Flemmons will kick off his third annual Denton music festival, now known as the 35 Conferette. Twelve years ago, though, Flemmons was just a newcomer in the Denton music scene -- even if it didn't take long for ... More >>
NX35 is dead.After months of hints, rumors and premature tweets, the Denton-based music festival has formally announced its name change to 35 Conferette.The festival, which started in Austin as a day-party to celebrate and showcase Denton bands during SXSW, became a North Texas institution three ... More >>
The folks behind Denton's NX35 Conferette are staying pretty mum in these very early times leading up to the third year of their fest, which, yes, we know for a fact, straight from organizer Chris Flemmons' mouth in one of the few on-record discussions we've been able to procure, will indeed be ... More >>
Right about... well, right now, actually, the very first event of the second annual NX35 Conferette is underway--a discussion about the DFW art scene and its future. As for me? Well, I'm hitting the road right now to head up to the conferette's second event this weekend, a panel in which TXA 21's ... More >>
Just last week, Daniel Rodrigue caught up with NX35 festival organizer Chris Flemmons to see how things were going as preparations for year two of the pre-SXSW fest began.Today, some news to report on that front: On its festival blog, NX35 has just announced the keynote speaker for its 2010 go-'r ... More >>
The weekend's finally here, boo-yah, and it's a deceptively crowded one music-wise, actually. You should already know about the weekend shows we've already discussed here and in the print edition, but, in case you forgot, well, let's recap. Well, now that I think of it, pretty much every show we've ... More >>
Noah W. Bailey The Baptist Generals' Chris Flemmons at the Sub Pop Showcase.Band: Baptist GeneralsWhere: Sub Pop Showcase at Radio RoomWhat It Was Like: If you're ever seen the Baptist Generals play one of their "rug shows" then you know what a special experience these all-acoustic sets can b ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueAs promised, our photos from the show, in all the high-contrast, white-striped, goodness that has got to be Polaroid, are up in this slideshow.It was quite the show, too. Monotonix's three members led the Hailey's crowd all around the venue, from the stage, to the floor, to the sound ... More >>
BAND: Sabra Laval VENUE: J&J's Pizza TIME: 8 p.m.As previously discussed, the dark, smoke-filled "Old Dirty Basement" of J&J's is the perfect place to hear the jazzy, ghostly-folk sounds of Sabra Laval. Her warm, smoky vocals harmonized perfectly with pedal steel, guitar, upright bass ... More >>
BAND(s): Spooky Folk and The Baptist GeneralsVENUE: The Hydrant Café TIME: 9:30 & 10:30 p.m. Having already raved about the living-room-vibe of The Hydrant's upstairs room, I'll leave that alone--other than mentioning that, as far as intimate performance spaces in Denton (not including DIY hous ... More >>
NX35 founder and Baptist General Chris Flemmons, interviewed in Gutterth's latest podcast. Gutterth Productions just put up its second podcast, this time turning its focus to the NX35 festival--perhaps you've heard of it? Along with songs from Gutterth-affiliated bands performing at the festival (Ne ... More >>
Over at NX35.com, which is, fittingly, the home page for the inaugural Denton debut of the former North by 35 South by Southwest day party--but on a much larger scale--the festival's organizers have released the performance and speaker schedules for its four-day jaunt around the Denton Square. Noth ... More >>
The "official" "deadline" for bands to submit their application to play NX35 came and went last Thursday, and, according to the festival's mastermind, Chris Flemmons, the first-year conferette managed to spread the word and nab enough submissions to fulfill their contractual obligations with Son ... More >>
Since 2005, NX35 events have showcased Denton bands at the massive South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Not this year, though. Chris Flemmons' brainchild is staying squarely in the 940 this March, with four days of music planned for 12 venues in the four-block area surrounding the Courthouse ... More >>
Friday, February 9, at the Granada Theater
Saturday, May 20, at J&J's Pizza
First Fry Street, then Frequency Down...what's next to suffer in Denton?
Celebrated indie-rock dive the Double Wide announced its closure on Monday. Or did it?
Local musicians play Cupid, offer sexy song suggestions for V-Day
Festivals abound this spring; enter our caption contest and win...something
Monday, November 29, at Rubber Gloves
Sub Pop set to release Baptist Generals disc
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals