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 Ryan M. Creery
Tuesday August 11
Dan’s Silverleaf – Carry Illinois, Giancarlo, Blake Vaughn – 9 p.m.
Carry Illinois, from Austin, is gonna bring some truth to the stage for you. Some of their set will be just dancey enough bop around a bit; the rest is lyrically heartbreaking and will leave you serenading your emotions. Be sure to come early enough to see local musician Leoncarlo, who recently did a TEDtalk—his music is truly an experience.
Wednesday August 12
Paschall Bar – Abi Hour, Leukemia & Lymphoma Fundraiser – 4 p.m.
Come to Paschall tonight and sip some beverages in memory of Denton friend, Abigail Mattson. The more you drink the more it pays off: 10% of all the sales until close are going to help support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Dan’s Silverleaf – The Mighty Orq – 8 p.m.
The guys from this Houston act are a rock group to be reckoned with. Having toured all over the world, they’ve shared their melodic vocals and head-thrashing bass lines in venues of all shapes and sizes. Come check them out for a truly unique sound experience.
Thursday August 13
Dan’s Silverleaf – Melissa Ratley – 8 p.m.
Spend some time swingin’ to some country music at Dan’s tonight. Melissa is going to be performing some new pieces alongside some of her classics, and if you’re really into it, she’ll have merch for you to purchase. Bring your cowboy boots, y’all. Kody West opens up.
Rockin Rodeo – Saliva, Pulled Nerve, New Voodoo – 7 p.m.
If you want to catch this intense metal line-up, be sure to get your tickets early. I’m guessing most of us have heard of Saliva and know the dedicated fanbase they’ve carried over their years of performing. General admission is $15. Be sure to get there early.
Andy’s Bar – The Rotation: Robert Hokamp Trio + The BoomBachs – 8 p.m.
Every Thursday, Andy’s Bar is doing The Rotation, a FREE show dedicated to jazz, blues, funk, and fusion performances. This week they’re bringing us some island vibes with an infusion of jazz and Hawaiian sounds by the Robert Hokamp Trio. It’s the closest you’ll get to an ocean if you haven’t already booked a ticket.
Friday August 14
Dan’s Silverleaf – Criminal Birds, The Days, Bashe – 8 p.m.
For only $5 you get to join The Days as they celebrate their first album release at Dan’s with Denton friends Criminal Birds and Bashe. Expect a fusion of older rock sounds, which could even be said for Criminal Bird as well—there’s definitely some 70s influence. Bashe brings a nice modern twist to the mix for a well-rounded show.
Saturday August 15
Harvest House – Hope Trust w/ Danny Diamonds, feat. Tony Ferraro & The Satans of Soft Rock – 9 p.m.
The Hope Trust headlines this smorgasbord of awesome Denton talent, having just released an album this year. If you want some really good, shake-your-ass kind of rock to dance to, you’re gonna want to be at Harvest House on Saturday night.
Andy’s Bar – MADALINE ft. The Shax, The Faps, Couch Weed – 9 p.m.
You guys remember ska? You know, that reggae-infused punk/rock style of music that was incredibly popular in the 90’s (thanks, No Doubt—sort of). Well, Madaline has taken that genre and given it a face-lift, sliding further to the punk end of the scale. Joining them for the evening is The Faps and Couch Weed. It’s gonna be a wild night with a lot of sound, y’all.
Sunday August 16
Dan’s Silverleaf – An Afternoon with Malcolm Holcombe – 5 p.m.
When it comes to folk music, Holcombe’s got it in the bag. This year marks 20 years in the industry, and to commemorate his work he’s released The RCA Sessions—a CD/DVD compilation of some of his best works. Want to hear folk music done right? Yeah, just come to the show.