Crowd at 35 Denton. Image by James Coreas.
Crowd at 35 Denton. Image by James Coreas.

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 James Coreas

Tuesday October 27

Dan’s Silverleaf – Low Cut Connie, Mtn Air – 8 p.m.

Low Cut Connie is reviving the art of musical performance. Experiencing their live show is like seeing the rebirth of Little Richard. Expect high energy, hair thrashing, and a whole lotta dancing. Their songs are catchy and brilliant—you’ll find yourself singing along pretty quickly. And don’t miss Mtn Air opening, they’re an appropriate intro to the night.

Oak St. Drafthouse – Pumpkin Carving Contest – 6 p.m.

Show off your artistic talent at Oak Street’s annual pumpkin carving contest. First, Second, and Third place prizes will be given away, ranging from bar tabs to merch. They’ll be providing all the carving tools you’ll need, and only 30 pumpkins will be offered, so come early to claim yours.

Wednesday October 28

Oak St. Drafthouse – Denton Zombie Costume Social Run, by Altra Running – 7 p.m.

Every Wednesday, Oak St. Drafthouse hosts a Social Run, a way to get in your cardio and hang out a bit. This Wednesday, dress up as a zombie and enter to win a pair of Altra Running Shoes. A second way to win a pair is to try out some of their running shoes. Stay after and get a pumpkin beer —‘tis the season.

Cool Beans Bar & Grill – Pumpkin Carving Contest – 8 p.m.

Here’s another chance to test your carving skills. For each participant, they’ll be giving out a Lone Star and shot. Since limited pumpkins will be handed out, be sure to get there early to sign up. After the contest is over (judging starts at 10), stay and enjoy the drink specials.

Thursday October 29

House of Blues – Jessie Frye Album Release, Son of Stan, Buffalo Black – 7 p.m.

We’re big fans of Jessie Frye, so it’s no wonder we’re super stoked for her new album release. For $11, you’ll get to also see openers Son of Stan and Buffalo Black. Son of Stan is a crazy-fun indie rock band, and the whole show will start with Buffalo Black, a hip-hop act. Be sure to pick up some merch, you’ll regret not doing so.

Friday October 30

Midway Mart – Tic-Tac-Toe Event – 5:30

Our favorite local station for great craft brews is hosting an event to support Friends with Benefits. Stop by to play and your completed sheet will go into a raffle to win a free pass to Oaktopia or 35 Denton festivals. A portion of the proceeds will go toward starting a music scholarship for a local student.

Andy’s Bar – I Love Math Records Presents: Kim Nall, Relic, Lower Third – 9 p.m.

Don your frightful and sexy costume for this show. There’s gonna be a costume contest—a local music prize package for the winner. And make sure you’re ready for some sweet tunes, you’re in for a musical delight with the lovely Kim Nall, and rhythm-makers Relic and Lower Third.

Dan’s Silver Leaf – Spiderweb Salon – 7 p.m.

Head to Dan’s for an evening of poetry, performance, music, mystery and charity. Claire Morales, The Demigs and Skagg Phillips will serenade you while a number of writers and performers woo you with words. Don your fave animal mask or dress as a mythical beast. $5 at the door, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Denton Animal Support Foundation.

Saturday October 31

Denton Community Market – Spooky Market! – 9 a.m.

There’s a lot going on around town Halloween night, but here’s what you should be doing during the day. Bring the kids for trick-or-treating, bring the pups for a costume contest, bring your adventurous side for a Halloween Treasure Hunt.

Dan’s Silverleaf – B-53s, Swandiver, Superbrowls – 10 p.m.

Celebrate your Halloween night with these local cover acts. You’ll hear familiar tunes from The Violent Femmes, Misfits, and the B-52’s. This show was a huge hit last year, with tons of boozin’, dancin’, and shout-out singin’. You can purchase your tickets in advance on Prekindle, it’s a $10 cover.

RGRS – Terminator 2, Visceral Cuts, Geistheistler, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs – $5

For you lovers of blood and gore, this is the Halloween event for you. Come thrash out to some rare, special acts, including Terminator 2 and Geistheistler. Visceral Cuts will be performing in sync to “spine-tingling cinema.” The only thing scarier is going to be the drunk text messages you’ll be sending after all those Lone Stars.

Harvest House – Dark Side of Vinyl – 9 p.m.

Gracing the Harvest House stage this Halloween are two cover acts. First, Vinyl will be doing a full set covering Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, an unusually appropriate soundtrack for the spooky holiday. Following them is a special set by The Carz. Stay until the end for the costume contest at Midnight!

The Foundry Bar, Dallas – The Coathangers, The Birth Defects – 8 p.m.

If you’re already familiar with these groups, you’ll understand why we’re promoting a show in Dallas. Not only will it be a super fun night, it’s FREE. You can purchase your tickets in advance, too, to guarantee admission. Be careful if you’re driving — you might want to find a place to crash just to be safe.

Sunday November 1

Paschall Bar – Suit & Tie Sunday – 8 p.m.

Fight off your Halloween hangover with a little hair of the dog. Pull out your fanciest attire and come out to sip some cocktails and listen to a little live jazz. It’s a fun, FREE event that’ll be a great way to help ease into your week. Consider it a nightcap before bed.

RGRS – We Love Gloves: A Day of Clean Up – 11 a.m.

For years, Rubber Gloves has been hosting some of the greatest music acts in Denton. Come show your support on Sunday by helping with a little clean up. Bring your gloves and do a little yardwork, pick up litter, and get the outside lookin’ good. Afterwards, you’ll get a wristband for free booze and a little celebratory happy hour with the crew.

It’ll make all the sweating worth it.

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