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 Andy Chandler, Pegasus News' Sarah Crisman, The Indie-Verse's Eric Landrum and The Local Edge's Mark Schectman and I will discuss with moderator Nico Martini of The Indie-Verse hwo we come across the local music we cover or something? Not a hundred percent sure, if I'm being honest. But it should be fun, maybe!
Most of all, I'm just stoked to get up to Denton, where the lines to get wristbands and everything are already forming. Maybe you are, too? If not, allow me to point you in the direction of a few preview pieces we've put together for the four-day event:
- Daniel Rodrigue's been hot on organizer Chris Flemmons' trail for the past weeks, getting the backstory of how this year's deal came together--and how it all actually fell apart just a couple days out.
I spoke with Wayne Coyne, frontman of the festival's headliners, The Flaming Lips, about the band's upcoming performance and the pressures of being festival circuit icons. Listen to the interview in full here, if you like.
- Lastly, here's a preview of 10 bands not to be missed over the next four days in Denton.
Oh, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates from the whole weekend. See you there...
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