The Baptist Generals' long-awaited Jackleg Devotional To The Heart is here. You can buy it on a number of mediums 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 high ... More >>
The Baptist Generals' Jackleg Devotional to the Heart comes out in a little less than a month via Sub Pop. It will be the Denton band's first record in ten years and it is exactly as masterful as you'd expect. Want proof? "Fly Candy Harvest," the video for which you can see for the first time right ... More >>
It's no accident that the name 35 Denton finally settled on features its hometown's name so prominently. The organizers of the festival want nothing so much as to champion Denton, and to that end they have created a gathering place for not just musicians, but fans and businesses from around DFW. We ... 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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Speaking from his home in Austin, Matthew Hines, comes across as one of those likeable nerds everyone knew in high school. As leader of the indie rock outfit The Eastern Sea, Hines has turned that nerdy charm into three compelling albums, especially 2012's Plague.
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This weekend, the NFC and AFC Championship rounds will pit such heavyweights as the Baltimore Ravens against the Peyton Mannings, The Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Blinding Highlights against the Atlanta Falcons and a game I won't mention for obvious reasons. We're h ... More >>
Over the course of 14 albums and countless cassette-only releases, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats has become one of the best (and busiest) singer/songwriters around. While his songs can be depressing and dark, Darnielle's sense of exploration is simply remarkable. Whether it's writing about me ... More >>
Revolutionary Pants Fundraiser with Yells at Eels
Monday, December 3, at Texas Theatre, $25
Revolutionary Pants, a local DIY organization which focuses on creative urban development and city planning in Dallas, is hosting a fundraiser to fund the cost of filing for 501(c)3 non-profit status, and its ... More >>
Nas, Lauryn Hill
Palladium Ballroom, October 29, $54
Having seen Nasty Nas at SXSW this year, working an entire Austin City Limits stage solo for an hour while he performed Illamtic, this double-header looks to be one of the more solid Palladium shows this fall. The appearance of Ms. Hill is already ... More >>
Hey, remember when it rained? Good times. The sock-soaking, ceaseless rain (not exactly complaining). No matter, 35 Denton soldiered on in cold wetness followed by much less cold wetness; Girls played the Granada; and Vanilla Ice sprayed water on people at Zouk. As he does.
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Portland's Nurses sound as odd as their moniker. Dracula, the band's 2011 effort and second Dead Oceans LP, upped the ante considerably over former releases with its focus and poise. In anticipation of tonight's opening slot for Steven Malkmus & the Jicks at the Granada Theater, keyboardist and voca ... More >>
Denton's own Jessie Frye tackles the latest installment of 35 Denton's cover series with perhaps the most Texas-referential one yet, reinterpreting the Mountain Goats' "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton," off 2002's Emperor Jones LP, All Hail West Texas. Gone is John Darnielle's small-town st ... More >>
Are you ready to fly your flannel flag? Built to Spill, Boise, Idaho's second finest export, were just added to the 35 Denton roster. It's shaping up to be a pretty eclectic one, too -- they join Houston baller Bun B, dub duo Peaking Lights, UK post punks the Raincoats, the Mountain Goats, T ... More >>
In this week's paper, Annie Zaleski extols the virtues of the Toronto-based Rural Alberta Advantage, comparing the three-piece to everyone from Yo La Tengo to The Mountain Goats and Arcade Fire to Neutral Milk Hotel. Heady company indeed. Continues my esteemed colleague from St. Louis:As might be e ... More >>
I don't know the story behind The Mountain Goats' song "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" (hear it in the above clip). I wish I did--for fairly obvious, curious reasons. But, far as I can tell, we've never covered it. And a cursory Google search isn't turning up any other reasonings, so... ... More >>