For three days, 35 Denton is taking over downtown L’il d to bring all kinds of fun and awesomeness to town. We’ve got a roving team of intrepid writers who are hitting the shows and sharing their highlights throughout the fest. Words by Ryan M. Creery Sunday was the final day of 35 Denton 2016, and what a day it was! From amazing local talent kicking things off at noon to surprisingly stunning performances (we’re lookin’ at you, Holly Macve) to watching locally-revered talent take the stage and crush it with the headliner, there was no shortage of awesomeness on Day 3. […]

For three days, 35 Denton is taking over downtown L’il d to bring all kinds of fun and awesomeness to town. We’ve got a roving team of intrepid writers who are hitting the shows and sharing their highlights throughout the fest. Words by Alise Gray Hella Zealous – Dan’s Silverleaf at 5:15 p.m. The savoring sounds of synth carried through the beloved venue as the crowd eagerly enjoyed the dancey-rhythmic melodies of Hella Zealous. Donning black suits and untied bowties, this handsome duo delivered a I-don’t-want-to-stop-dancing persona to the Dan’s stage. This attitude quickly engaged the crowd who wantingly began […]

For three days, 35 Denton is taking over downtown L’il d to bring all kinds of fun and awesomeness to town. We’ve got a roving team of intrepid writers who are hitting the shows and sharing their highlights throughout the fest. Words by Alise Gray Friday signaled the kickoff of 35 Denton 2016 — featuring 120 bands from all over the country and world and loads of other great daytime programming, including yoga classes, informational panels, poetry showcases and so, so much more. The Single Issues – PAAC at 7 p.m. As they joined the PAAC (GDAC forever!) stage, The Single Issues met […]

Words by Kat Hollon | Image by Jonathan Silverberg Happy Friday! Well, not just ANY Friday … amiright? You did it, gang. You made it. You survived. The wait is over. FESTIVAL WEEKEND HAS BEGUN! I made you a little weekend appetizer of music, from Spotify-available artists, to get you pumped up! These are some that I am looking forward to — my own little 35 Denton snack. But don’t let me sway you. This is not even close to covering the musical buffet you will have access to all weekend. Check the schedules. Make sure you know where to go to pick up your […]

Podcasts? Why the hell not! Project 35 is not only one of our newest media ventures, it is another way to expand your knowledge and appreciation for the music we (hope you) love, straight from the artists’ mouths. Join local hero Scott Porter as he interviews myriad local and touring artists, for your listening pleasure. Follow us on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes. Words by Christen Moynihan This week, the week of 35 Denton, our intrepid podcast host Scott Porter sits down with the dudes behind Do For It Records talk about how they got started, the challenges they face, their love […]

Words by Danielle Longueville If you’re feeling a little DIY during your perusing about of 35 Denton, our day-time programmers have the ultimate pit stop for you. Introducing the first of its kind for 35D: The Cigar Box Guitar Building Workshop. Cigar box guitars, a rare but amusing find these days, were born of innovation and creativity of poor musicians as early back as the 1800s who simply could not afford to purchase guitars. Instead, these ambitious musicians found common objects and turned them into vessels of music, so their songs could be heard. Today, they’re a great ‘round-the-house novelty […]

We love the way Denton comes alive during any of the numbers of festivals that call the downtown area home throughout the year. The lights. The crowds. The insane dance parties. We love it all. More than that, we’re inspired daily throughout the year by the people who make Denton what it is – you. And we’d love to see Denton through your eyes this weekend. For our 2016 fest, we’re asking festgoers to film what they love best about 35 Denton on their smartphones during the fest. From the artists on stage, to the friends and the memories made, to the […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly list of happenings in Denton. We want you to be connected to all of the best events happening in the area, all of the time. Period. Have an event you want featured? Email Jenn and she’ll add your event to the list. Words by Jennifer Fitzsimmons | Image by Mike Hawkins All Over Lil’ D | 35 Denton Music Festival | March 11 – 13 Before we talk about any other events happening this week let’s talk about the killer lineup, all the great vendors and venues participating, and the many folks making […]

Words by Kat Hollon Well y’all, not only is it Friday, but the countdown has begun … We are officially a week away from 35 Denton Fest 2016! ARE YOU FEELIN’ IT?! And most importantly, have you purchased your wristbands from PreKindle yet? Many of our hard-working 35 Denton artists have been dropping new music recently, so we wanted to give you the ssswweeeeeettttt round-up. They are available on a scattering of mediums, so here are some links to get you going: Charles Bradley | new singles! |  Spotify Big Ups | new album released today! | Spotify and Read Vanessa Peters | new album! […]

35 Denton is thrilled to present the video world premiere from the 2015 award winner for “Best Underground Southern Rapper,” Denton’s own, AV The Great. Get your wristbands via Prekindle now and don’t miss him live on our main stage March 13th at 7:30 PM! This is “Stay” featuring Tone Jonez, directed by DesignedByPlum. And while we have your attention, AV is a current nominee for “Slept On Male Artist of the Year” over at The SCM Awards. Voting is open now through March 4, 2016. Find AV The Great online: #NOFAKEHANDSHAKES Facebook SoundCloud YouTube

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly list of happenings in Denton. We want you to be connected to all of the best events happening in the area, all of the time. Period. Have an event you want featured? Email Jenn and she’ll add your event to the list. Words by: Jennifer Fitzsimmons | Image by: Hillary Head Tuesday, March 1st Luck at Trinity Groves | Rabbit Hole Brewing’s Award Winning Rapture Chili | March 1st – March 4th Did you miss the 2nd Annual North Texas Craft Beer Chili Challenge? Maybe you just need a second helpin’ of award winnin’ red. Well you’re […]

Dallas Guill spreads his time between graduate school at UNT, 35 Denton, Thin Line Film Fest, I Love Math Records, Friends With Benefits and other organizations in the North Texas area. He also serves on the Distinguished Lecture Series committee at UNT. Writer. Guitarist. Drummer. Avid Netflix viewer. Cat enthusiast. And now here is stuff he listens to: Jump into the Fire – LCD Soundsystem Every playlist, every mix CD, every anything will include a song from this band. So you can only imagine how excited I was to hear about their reunion this year. Jump into the Fire (a Harry Nilsson […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly list of happenings in Denton. We want you to be connected to all of the best events happening in the area, all of the time. Period. Have an event you want featured? Email Jenn and she’ll add your event to the list. Words by: Jennifer Fitzsimmons | Image by: Shaina Sheaff Monday, February 22nd Lucky Lou’s and other places with blenders. | National Margarita Day | All Dang Day Y’all. Margarita Monday on fleek! (Is that right?! Did I do that OK? I’m old.) It’s National Margarita Day! Some of your favorite spots […]

Charlie is the Director of Programming for 35 Denton and a really swell fella. You can generally find him working on some festival or event. Besides 35 Denton, he also devotes his time to I Love Math Records, Friends with Benefits and Best Little Brewfest in Texas. Charlie believes that the taco is the pinnacle of human invention and hopes that you will find him during the fest and share your recipes with him. He generally doesn’t care to write about himself in the third person, but has decided to let it slide this time. Bloodhound Gang – My Dad […]

Words by Christopher Swain Are you a visual artist? Do you want to be a part of 35 Denton Music Festival? We are looking for four local visual artists to showcase their artwork (e.g. paintings and drawings) at this year’s festival! As a way of giving back to the community and to promote the amazing art Denton has to offer, we are providing two 10’ x 10’ booths for displaying and selling your artwork. The visual artist booth spaces will include a tent and table to display your pieces. Two artists will have the opportunity to display their work on […]

Words: Danielle Longueville | Image: Jon Harper With 35 Denton merely weeks away, the hype over this year’s lineup is just too, too live. So live that we couldn’t wait to share with you our thoughts on some local favorites, who were kind enough to peep us a sample of their new tunes. This week, we bring you Bird Meets Winter with “Circus Days,” a local band with a lot of heart, a lot of talent and a keen hand at crafting ballads that connect with their audience on an emotional level we haven’t experienced in a good, long while. From first listen, the opening chords seem […]

35 Denton is thrilled to announce Charles Bradley – The Screaming Eagle of Soul – as a main-stage headliner for 2016. Bradley brings his incendiary showmanship and effortless style to the Best Ever Fest Ever on the eve of the April 1st release of Changes, his new album on Dunham Records. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires are joined by a who’s who of local, regional, national, and global talent. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires (Gainesville, FL), Reagan James (Burleson, TX), Keytari (Denton, TX), Jas Patrick (Nashville, TN), KÜKEN (Weisenhof, Germany), Son of Stan (Los Angeles, CA), My Gold Mask (Chicago, IL), […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly list of happenings in Denton. We want you to be connected to all of the best events happening in the area, all of the time. Period. Have an event you want featured? Email Jenn and she’ll add your event to the list Words by Jennifer Fitzsimmons Monday, February 15 Andy’s Bar – Gitmo Music Presents: Open Mic Night at Andy’s – 9 p.m. to Midnight Come witness the glory that is Open Mic Night at Andy’s hosted by Mz Bossy & La. DJ Ju$t Trill will be spinning between acts. 21 and up, […]

When Shaina isn’t doing something as the Creative Director for 35 Denton, she can usually be found sticking a camera in someone’s face, discussing which breed of cat is best with her 6-year-old or on the patio at Dan’s. A lifelong resident of Denton, she is passionate about connecting with and investing in her neighbors and spends a fair amount of time working with Help-Portrait: Denton and as co-owner of The Dentonite. Shaina doesn’t only listen to hip-hop (but has been a lot over the past six months) and wanted you to know that she doesn’t enjoy speaking in third […]

Words by Emily White | Image by Shaina Sheaff Denton Problems: Sometimes there’s so much music badassery on any given night that usual music venues cannot contain the throng of artistry available to the hungry music masses. Fortunately, Denton audiences have solved this potential disparity by cultivating the do-it-yourself house show into its own unique aesthetic. Sofar Sounds knows Denton is on top of its house show game, and wants to join with 35 Denton to treat 10 guests with a FastTrack wristband to a special event. This event will be held in a private setting during the festival. Here’s […]

Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Jennifer Fitzsimmons | Image by Thorpe Griner Monday, February 8 Oak St. Drafthouse – Emby Alexander, Ugly Children, William Austin Clay, My Unexpected Pleasure – 8 p.m. […]

Check out the current 35 Denton Music Festival 2016 lineup.   CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES BIZ MARKIE *~~ (Denton, TX) Acid Dad (New York, NY) AMFMS (Annapolis, MD) AV the Great (Denton, TX) Bad Beats (Denton, TX) Big Ups (New York, NY) Birds of Night (Denton, TX) Black Pussy (Portland, OR) Brothertiger (Brooklyn, NY) Calliope Musicals (Austin, TX) Class Actress (New York, NY) Chris Welch (Denton, TX) Chrome Pony (Nashville, TN) Coastgaard (Brooklyn, NY) Daniel Markham (Denton, TX) Danny Diamonds (Denton, TX) The Demigs (Denton, TX) Dirty Dishes (New York, NY) Dixie Witch (Denton, TX) Electric Six (Detroit, MI) […]

What is 35 Denton? 35 Denton is a walkable 3-day music festival nestled in the heart of downtown Denton, Texas. Our programming includes an eclectic mix of new artists on the cusp of mainstream as well as legendary performers; a mix of local DFW as well as national touring acts. What bands are playing? There are so many bands! There will be more than 120 confirmed acts total. For our current lineup, click here. Can my band play at 35 Denton? At this time artist submissions have been closed and all confirmed acts have been contacted. Please be sure to […]

Christen, blog manager and unicorn wrangler by trade, is the HBIC of keeping the 35 Denton blog running smoothly. A Denton transplant originally from Wyoming, she especially enjoys happy hours on patios, being able to wear flip-flops nearly year-round and isn’t afraid to root for her beloved Red Sox even though she’s deep in Ranger country. In her non-35 life, she also manages The Broke-Ass Bride and helps Dentonites keep their sanity with their own weddings through Little Wedding Extras. She has an affinity for cats, high-fives and sparkles. Adele — Send My Love (To Your New Lover)** This is […]

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