Concerts

Requiem for Rubber Gloves

  • Josh Baish with his two daughters on the final day of Rubber Gloves.
  • Problem Dogg, known for being shut down at almost every show they perform at, enjoyed an uninterrupted set with nearly 40 members performing on stage.
  • Problem Dogg at Rubber Gloves.
  • Problem Dogg at Rubber Gloves.
  • Problem Dogg dominates the stage.
  • Fans arrived prior to doors opening and tailgated until the late hours of the evening.
  • Tailgating in Rubber Gloves back parking lot.
  • Codetalkers at Rubber Gloves.
  • Local music fans pose for the camera.
  • Many fans of Rubber Gloves offered to have their portraits taken in front of the mural on the side.
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  • Mural Mug Shot at Rubber Gloves
  • "My mom's going to love seeing this."
  • Rubber Gloves Mural Head Shot
  • "I really hope they keep this mural up."
  • Did you know that if you had a Rubber Gloves tattoo you were granted free admission to the venue for life?
  • Sara poses in front of the mural at Gloves.
  • WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE
  • Darcy poses for a Mural Mug Shot.
  • Ryan Williams of The Baptist Generals poses for a mural mugshot.
  • "DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE"
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  • A guest of Gloves catches a cool breeze by the side entrance.
  • Robert Slusarski, former owner of The Flying Tomato, was present most of the weekend.
  • Musician Justin Weed smiles for the camera.
  • "In 2001, I came to Rubber Gloves to jam with some co-workers who had a rehearsal space.  Little did I know that Gloves would carve a path of relationships into my life.  My closest friends and musical brethren all began at RGRS" said local musician Jerry Davis.
  • Wally of 35 Denton smiles in front of the Gloves mural.
  • Stickers, graffiti, and memorabilia of all kinds cover the walls at RGRS.
  • Another mural mugshot
  • Fishboy drew records numbers at RGRS on Saturday.
  • Garrett Gravley, In-House Talent Buyer at RGRS, poses for the camera.
  • Matt of Eat Avery's Bones was to be part of the Problem Dogg show on Friday via cell phone, but wasn't able to attend due to technical difficulties.
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  • With so many in attendance, does this look like a music venue that should be closing to you?
  • More stickers of bands and local businesses.
  • Music fans packed the main stage all weekend.
  • Feeling hungry? Late night bbq was on hand in the back of RGRS.
  • Years and years of stickers on the walls.
  • Baish's daughter smiles for the camera.
  • Do you know any of these bands?
  • Local DJs provided excellent mixes in-between band sets.
  • Friends discuss local music.
  • Spooky Folk drew a massive crowd at RGRS.
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  • Dallas Guill and Charlie Hunter enjoy Spooky Folk with dozens of other fans.
  • Spooky Folk at RGRS
  • "Do you want to see our ass tattoos?"
  • Spooky Folk.
  • Stickers, stickers everywhere.
  • This is not the arcade some might remember growing up.
  • The men's room at Rubber Gloves is for the courageous or those who really, really have to "go."
  • Game Over at Rubber Gloves.
  • Brent Best relaxes with friends during a short break.
  • Local Artist John takes one last drag.
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  • We're jealous of Dallas' Rubber Gloves t-shirt, which sold out quickly after the closing was announced.
  • A thoughtful gaze.
  • Hugs and smiles.
  • "Brent Best is a national treasure" said more than one fan this weekend.
  • A winning smile.
  • Local screen printing company Pan Ector was on hand Saturday to make high-quality t-shirts while you wait.
  • A Pan Ector press.
  • 35 Denton Founder Chris Flemmings wearing cool shades and a Spooky Folk shirt in front of the Rubber Gloves mural wall.
  • KJ Jones of 35 Denton wearing one of those coveted RGRS t-shirts.
  • The music is about to begin, for one last time.
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  • Pleasant Grove was the second to last band to perform at Rubber Gloves.
  • Is it just me, or does the crowd keep getting bigger and bigger?
  • Pleasant Grove at RGRS.
  • Massive crowd on Sunday night at RGRS.
  • It's hard to believe this place is gone.
  • As the weekend drew closer to the end, thoughtful gazes into the distance became increasingly more common.
  • Local businessmen Monte Jensen poses with his sombrero.
  • The back garage rehearsal room was a place to chill and relax.
  • Mounted on the wall is an actual railway crossing arm littered with band stickers. The story goes that when the arm was being replaced Gloves employees asked if they could have the old arm and were allowed to keep it.
  • Just another music rehearsal studio and venue, or the central space time nexus for music? You decide.
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  • With all three days of shows sold out, many just visited outside RGRS and reminisced about old times.
  • This is Denton, this is music.
  • So many band stickers.
  • Eric Pulido spins fresh beats.
  • After the beer ran out Sunday night, cheap tequila and high dollar shots were all that was left at the bar.
  • When asked for his title at 35 Denton, Andy Knapik replied "Can you say I'm 'Nic's Bitch?' Will they let you put that?"
  • "Don't take our picture." Sorry guys, too late!
  • Taylor of DEEP Throat and friend Daphne.
  • Evan Stone, ladies and gentlemen.
  • The crowd for Lift to Experience was one of the largest ever seen at Rubber Gloves.
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  • Lift to Experience was the last band to perform on Sunday night.
  • Fans enjoy the music of Lift to Experience on the final night of Rubber Gloves.
  • Lift to Experience.
  • Rubber Gloves final show.
  • Somber faces on the last night of Rubber Gloves.
  • More somber faces on the last night of Rubber Gloves.
  • With the venue packed from wall to wall, a piggyback is actually a smart idea.
  • Bradley Santulli watches the last show at Rubber Gloves.
  • Gloves regular Ira can't smile for the camera knowing the venue's end is near.
  • Ryan Williams of The Baptist Generals running sound at Rubber Gloves.
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  • Friends enjoying conversation and drinks at Rubber Gloves.
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Ed Steele
Josh Baish with his two daughters on the final day of Rubber Gloves.
Local music fans packed a sold-out three day musical weekend at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio and enjoyed thirty-seven bands and inexpensive drinks. Denton music photographer Ed Steele was on hand to capture the fans, bands, tears, and scorpion tattoos which were to be found in abundance.