Chris Flemmons spent 10 years working on his city rather than his band, The Baptist Generals. They’re both better for it.
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 >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
Work is miles away; the real world is even further. It is festival season. We begin at Hailey's in Denton. Terminator 2 kicks off the official portion of 35 Denton with a flexing of enormous sound. My everything shakes involuntarily, and it is perfect. --Kiernan Maletsky Before there was a note fro ... 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. See a ... 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 >>
Around one in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, young ladies and gentlemen walk into Dan's Silverleaf dressed elegantly in black suits and formal dresses. All of the windows and doors are covered by dark blankets and sheets. Avoiding the dancers, Warren Jackson Hearne walks into the bar fresh fr ... More >>
The Angelus, Le Leek Electrique, Clint Niosi Dan's Silvereaf Saturday, July 7 The Angelus, Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique, and Clint Niosi complemented each other handsomely on Saturday night, building a perfect crescendo from the reflective intelli-folk of Niosi, to the jazzed-up Eas ... More >>
Denton label and all-around art/music enthusiasts Gutterth put together a furiously energetic noise show last night at Rubber Gloves. Brent Best of Slobberbone fame and Batey Ray of popular Denton punk trio The Swedish Teens were drink-slinging behind the bar, handling the packed house with an antit ... More >>
Denton's Boxcar Bandits have been playing their warped version of Americana for just over half a decade. In that time, they've played countless shows and produced two albums: 2008's Smells Like Grass and the recently released Live at Dan's Silverleaf. And while live efforts are often perfunctory p ... More >>
We here at DC9 listen to you, dear readers. Your comments and views are near and dear to our black little hearts. And, after our last facial hair post got a ton of responses, we've figured out what you want. You want more beards. We'll, we're here to give them to you.Are beards sexy? Our informa ... More >>
YouTube, we link.When Dust Congress frontman Nick Foreman lost hockey -- the thing that drew him to Denton in the first place -- he found music. And only after staring down his troubles performing solo did he find his bandmates -- first Jeff Barnard and Ryan Williams, then James Kerr and T ... More >>
Daniel Folmer, Dust Congress, Glen Farris, and Sabra Laval J&J's Pizza, Denton October 17, 2009 Better than: watching OU-TX fans yell at one another on the parking lot that was I-35E. Danny FulgencioDust Congress' Nick Foreman. And a cello. For more of Danny Fulgencio's shots from Saturday ni ... 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 >>
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