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 | Image by Mike Hawkins
Monday, August 31
Rubber Gloves – Roger Hoover – 8 p.m.
Chill out this Monday with this Americana-meets-rock artist. With two albums under his belt, he’s made his way to Denton—from Ohio—to grace the stage of Rubber Gloves. If you need a good reason to get out of the house tonight, we’ve just served it to you.
Tuesday, September 1
Industrial Street – Taste of Industrial Street – 5:30 p.m.
Back for its third year, the United Way of Denton of Denton County is hosting this event of music, food, drinks, and drawings. For 35 bucks, come out and sample food from the likes of Hootchies, Mellow Mushroom, Fuzzy’s Tacos, and more. Musical guest One Bad Habit will be on the stage.
Wednesday, September 2
RGRS – Art & Music Show – 8 p.m.
Back again is The Rubber Gloves Art & Music Show. This week enjoy rad art-for-sale with the musical pairings of Danny Diamonds & Stormy Durant (do not miss them), Tony Ferraro, Ryan Becker, & Alison O’Meara.
Dan’s Silverleaf – Joe Pat Hennen – 5 p.m.
Come out for this FREE happy hour show and enjoy good music, good atmosphere, and a chilly beverage. Hennen has been doing these happy hour shows with all sorts of local acts and they’re always a good time.
Harvest House – Sol Kitchen – 8 p.m.
Some may remember this group as Malignant Plano. If not, you’ve been missing out. This is no cover band; they have their own brand of funk that brings down the house with a full set. They’ll make you dance in true James Brown fashion. Thankfully this show is free, because you’ll want to sip sweet Courvoisier well into the night.
Thursday, September 3
Rockin Rodeo – Back Dat Ass Virgo Bash II Show – 9 p.m.
The event title pretty much says it all. Filling the stage of Rockin Rodeo this week is a long list of rap and hip-hop artists and DJs, including Fab Deuce, Fat Pimp, and DJ Spinn Mo. Get your tickets online for $8.
Andy’s Bar – The Rotation: FUNDAMENTAL. + Pine Martyn – 9 p.m.
Back to rock the stage of Andy’s is The Rotation, a FREE weekly event of jazz/soul/fusion. The group who pretty much started the whole thing, FUNDAMENTAL., is returning to fill the place up with some serious jazz fusion. Opening is Brandon Harris’s solo project Pine Martyn.
Harvest House – Chase Ryan, Jettison Crown, The Red Death – 8 p.m.
Harvest House is becoming quite the music venue, featuring acts local and afar. Tonight it’s a Denton specialty, showcasing three bands that will literally rock the stage. Chase Ryan is no stranger to the Harvest House stage, and he’ll be bringing that heavy folk rock he does so well to open. Stay to have your face rocked off by Jettison Crown and The Red Death. As with all events here, this one’s FREE.
Friday, September 4
Dan’s Silverleaf – Hell Texas, Danny Diamonds – 9 p.m.
With members from Reverend Horton Heat and New Bohemians, Hell Texas has quite a bit of talent behind them. Their sound is, appropriately, Texas Americana, and they’re soon to release an album. Come see them live as proof that you’ll need to get it. Denton’s own creative rocker, Danny Diamonds opens. $10 gets you in.
Andy’s Bar – Steve Grady, Josh Rennie-Hynes, Richard Gilbert – 9 p.m.
It’s singer-songwriter galore tonight at Andy’s, featuring three great musicians. Local Richard Gilbert’s album release party brought to you by everyone’s favorite local record label, I Love Math Records. While you’re there, say hi to Steve Grady & Josh Rennie-Hynes. It’s worth every bit of the $5 you’ll spend to get in.
Recycled Books – Labor Day/Back to School Sale – through Monday
Bibliophile (n): a person who loves or collects books. Here’s your chance, book nerds, to snag some serious literature. Everything under the roof is 20% off! Come and snag some books, records, DVDs, and CDs while it’s on. Store hours: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. everyday.
Harvest House – Jack Kerowax – 8 p.m.
Jack Kerowax is made up of some great talent, serving up a chill, pop-influenced Americana that’s very easy on the ears. And Harvest House is just the place to host them, with its beer garden ambiance and acoustical force. This’ll be a good show to chill out before the long weekend.
Saturday, September 5
Dan’s Silverleaf – Queen for a Day ft. Ginny Mac and Brian Harris – 8 p.m.
Aptly named “Queen for a Day,” Ginny Mac and Brain Harris will woo you this Saturday as a Queen cover band, and there’s no better duo to do it either. Both are quite the talent for this event. Entertainment indeed. Get this nostalgic flashback for $10.
DTO Clubhaüs – Art & Craft Beer – 2 p.m.
For 20 years, CCSD has gotten together for local brews in Houston and Denton. Come out for FREE food and beer, check out local art (Vile Victorian Leather and Denton Design Co., to name a few), and listen to some great music. They’ll be taking $10 donations at the door, and we highly recommend supporting this awesome group. Musical acts Tristan Thorndyke, Darwin Prophet & Chronus Mirror, and Hen and the Cocks.
Harvest House – Jah Born & The Beatitudes – 8 p.m.
Jah Born has been close friends with Erykah Badu since before Badu became the local legend she is now. His neo-soul sound (which he pretty much opened Dallas to) transformed Harvest House into a raging dance party last time he was on stage, and we expect no less out of this show.
Sunday, September 6
Harvest House – Harvest House Band – 4 p.m.
Remember how you have Monday off this week? There’s no better reason to come out and enjoy the funky soul of the Harvest House band this Sunday. Every week, they’ll be bringing back the funk between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. While you chill with your beer, food from the Coup de Taco grub, and yummy snow cone (go ahead, add a little booze to it). It’s FREE, so be sure to tip your bartenders, y’all.