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 Jonathan Silverberg
Monday September 14
The White House – Monday Maker Meetup – 7 p.m.
Creatives coming together tonight for this collective meetup. Get the 411 on all the crafters happenings in Denton. If you’re looking to meet people with the same knack for making things as you do, you should definitely make it.
Tuesday September 15
Dan’s Silverleaf – Nice Up Crew – Happy Hour
Need a Tuesday happy hour remedy? Come and listen to the smooth sounds of the Nice Up Crew DJs. They’ll saunter you into the evening for FREE while you take in the iconic ambience of Dan’s. Invite your friends and turn it into a dance party!
Wednesday September 16
Dan’s Silverleaf – E.C. Jacobs and The Green Hour Residency – 8 p.m.
If you need a good reason to get out, check out this FREE show at Dan’s and sip a Lone Star tall boy. Your ears will thank you and so will your wallet.
Thursday September 17
Three Links – Jenny Hval, Briana Marela, Lily Taylor – 8 p.m.
If her name doesn’t give it away, Jenny Hval hails from Norway and has earned quite an acclaim in Europe. She’s taken her experimental electro-rock sound on a mad-dash tour, and we’re glad she’s making it to Dallas. 35 Denton friend Lily Taylor is opening this show.
Dallas Central Library – Vinyl Sale – 6:30 p.m.
Vinyl collectors: Listen up. We know Dallas is far away, but this is worth the train ride. Dallas Central Library is getting rid of about 6,000 records from their massive 38,000 record collection. Prices will be around $2 per vinyl and the assortment will be anything from jazz to pop. Stay for a bit and grab a drink from the cash bar and enjoy the DJ, too.
Friday September 18
The Jagoe House – Predopia #1 – 9:00 p.m.
The Jagoe House has returned this month with their notorious shows. Tonight, they’ll be hosting a Predopia event. Come get your Oaktopia tickets early before they’re all snagged. There’s gonna be a long band line-up, so make sure to show up and catch them all.
Audacity Brew House – GRANATUM Part 3: Short Films + Music + Fashion – 7:15 p.m.
Come out to Audacity for this unique visual and audio event, featuring a wide variety of creative media. The experience begins with music by Jesse Gage, followed by a music video pre-show and a line-up of short films. During intermission, check out Katie Mont’s new clothing line, 1124.
The White House – DDM: Who & The Suntans, William Austin Clay, Dripping Wet – 8 p.m.
For only $5, you’ll get quite a listening experience with this lineup. You’ve got everything from experimental electronics to super-fun and dancey pop. Get there on time, ‘cause you won’t want to miss a beat.
Dan’s Silverleaf – Starhead, Swandiver, Audrey Lapraik – 9 p.m.
Starhead questions their sound as “spooky Texas gypsy folk-rock?” We dig it. They’ll be joined this Friday by fellow local acts Swandiver and Audrey Lapraik. Both openers carry an indie-folk sound that we Dentonites are generally pretty fond of. $7 gets you in.
Saturday September 19
Dan’s Silverleaf – Baptist Generals with Bosque Brown – 9 p.m.
There’s no better place to see Baptist Generals (in Denton) than Dan’s Silverleaf. It’s pretty much like home. They’ve been playing indie rock in our humble little town for over 15 years and we have yet to hear anything bad from them. Get your tickets in advance and save $5. Fun Fact: Chris Flemmons founded this festival! (We bet you already knew that).
Predopia @ Casa de Fun Button – 6 p.m.
Not to be confused with the Predipia #1 event (not sure how two Denton events that are not affiliated have the same name, in the same week – but, whatever!) This massive lineup of head-thrashing bands (PS there are 10 bands on the list so far) is going to be worth the brain-cell loss. Plus, enjoy it all for FREE. Oaktopia will be there doing ticket pre-sales—trust us, you’ll want to go. Where to find your car in the morning: 904 Duncan St.
Sunday September 20
Backyard Market at Eastside – Arts & Craft Beer – 2 p.m.
Enjoy this smorgasbord of local goods with a beer in hand. The list of goods ranges from candles and home goods to jewelry and bags. Food trucks will be out to make you’re your bellies are full, too. Come out before 7 to catch it all.
Cedar Springs Road – Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade – 2 p.m.
There’s a lot to celebrate this year for the LGBT community. Come out to the “Gayborhood” donning your rainbow paraphernalia and enjoy the floats, the bevy of drag queens, and the merriment. After the parade, browse vendor stands and enjoy live music in the park.
Dan’s Silverleaf – Hare’s on the Mountain – 5 p.m.
Denton’s favorite happy hour show is back. Toss back a few while George Neal and his bandits blast your earholes and eyeballs with a memorable show, full of revamped traditional folk songs and lot’s of audience participation. Livers beware.
RGRS – Sheer Mag, Glue, Sin Motivo, Cat People – 8 p.m.
Garage punk and power pop describe Sheer Mag, a Philadelphia-based band that’s making their first show in Denton. They’re loud and dancey, so get ready for some beer-spilling fun. Joining them is Austin’s hardcore Glue, and Denton’s rockers Cat People and Sin Motivo. Get your tickets in advance for $8.