Pets are like family. Really, they can be better than family; They don't complain about your haircut, career goals or new girlfriend. For these 10 Dallas-Fort Worth musicians, their pets are everything: sources of inspiration, a friend when it gets lonely and most importantly, an ear to their music. ... More >>
We're changing it up here a bit, guys. For the past several months you've seen two blog posts outta me each week, breaking up the area's best concerts into two separate blog posts: Freakin' Weekday and Freakin' Weekend. Starting today, you'll get just one: Freakin' Week; which is a go-to guide for w ... More >>
The festival now known as 35 Denton first set up its permanent residence in the city five years ago. More than 20 musicians from the area have played all four previous incarnations and will be back again this year. We asked a few of them to share their thoughts on the festival and its growth.
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The Appleseed Cast -- spacious, noisy post-rock mainstays from Lawrence, Kansas -- have just announced a house tour of the area, and it includes a stop at Macaroni Island in Denton. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Capacity is 65, so hop to it.
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At 16, Michael Briggs was a Deep Ellum kid hanging with the late-night, all-ages coffee crowd at old favorite Insomnia Café. Briggs has come a long way for the cause since then, running a great local music podcast called The Violitionist Sessions, which has spotlighted over 100 artists from our own ... More >>
Since the release of their highly-praised second album, Denton's Dreaming, experimental trio Shiny Around the Edges have been working on their third full-length, The Night Is a Disco, which takes the band's bass-heavy sound in a new direction. Two of the three brains behind the outfit are husband an ... More >>
Def Rain, Cool Womb, Know Nothing Party, Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce
Sunday, October 7
About 30 bodies huddled in the converted garage at 2311 Houston Place on Sunday night for Macaroni Island's second house show. With its concrete floors, track lighting and egg-crate foam paddi ... More >>
After an amicable boot to the curb by his former roommate -- newly engaged Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios owner Josh Baish -- Gutterth Records' Michael Briggs found himself needing a new place to live in less than a month. A quick Facebook post is all it took before a friend suggested 2311 Houston ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music.
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Michael BriggsJohn CongletonJohn Congleton is a name you've long associated with his roles as a producer and as the leader of The Paper Chase. But be ready to hear more from his new band, The Nighty Nite, in the coming months.As the band, which also features Jason Garner of the final Paper Chase ... More >>
Back in January, we told you about the launch of Gutterth Productions' latest venture, a sort-of Daytrotter Lite project called Violitionist Sessions, albeit one with video content, too, and more of a North Texas bent. The site started strong, too, with 18 or so mostly local sessions already posted ... More >>
Yesterday, man-about-local-music Michael Briggs dropped me a line to give me the heads up on his latest venture -- just another in a long line that already includes show booking and promotion, podcasting, running a record label and releasing awesome Denton-centric compilation albums, all under hi ... More >>
The Gutterth Records mascotThere's a relatively short list of record labels in town, and Gutterth Records might be the shrewdest: Yesterday, the home to Daniel Folmer, The Timeline Post, Ryan Thomas Becker and others, made every release it's ever put out up as a free stream over at the newly crea ... More >>