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 Jordan Fraker

Monday November 16

Keep Denton Warm – Giving HOPE Inc. and Friends with Benefits

Starting today, Giving HOPE Inc. and Friends with Benefits are taking donations of gently used articles of clothing to give to those in need. Let’s get together and help support all those in our community to stay warm this winter. Until December 16th, you can drop off your donations to any of the following locations: Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, The Chestnut Tree, Harvest House, Weinberger’s, The Bearded Monk, Earthwise Gardens, The LABB, Velo Republic, and Paschall Bar.

Oak St. Drafthouse – Giving HOPE Fundraiser – 6 P.M.

To celebrate National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Oak St. is sponsoring an evening of beer and cocktails to show support. Come out and grab a drink with your friends and a portion of sales goes to help those in need.

Dan’s Silverleaf – Paul Slavens and Friends – 8 P.M.

You might be familiar with Paul Slavens for a lot of reasons—his radio show on KXT (SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC), his band waaaaaay back in the day, or maybe his weekly shows at Dan’s. He’s been around Denton for a very long time, performing on pretty much every stage we’ve got. Come out to this FREE show and see why he’s been so successful, you won’t be disappointed.

Andy’s Bar – Gitmo Presents: Open Mic Night – 8 P.M.

Want to show off your musical talents? Come out to this FREE event at Andy’s Bar, happening every third Monday of the month. MzBozzy and special guest La Bell will be hosting. Sign up starts at 9 P.M. with comedians opening first, then musicians at 10 P.M. Denton’s got some serious skillz, so we’re pretty stoked to see it.


Tuesday November 17

Denton Downtown Square – Star Wars on the Courthouse Lawn – 7 P.M.

“Luuuuuuuke, I am you father.” Gather with your fellow Dentonites for this showing of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Come out in costume and get your picture taken in the Star Wars themed photobooth (plus, a little birdie told us there might be some free candy from Atomic Candy in it for you). This is the last showing for the year, so don’t miss it!

The LABB – Tuesday Night Song Swap – 10 P.M.

You might ask yourself, What the hell is a song swap? Four musicians get together on stage each playing a song written by one of their fellow stagemates. They continue down the line pretty much until they run out of songs. It’s a really fun performance to watch. LABB will be doing Song Swaps every Tuesday, featuring $2 wells and domestics all night long. Drink up!


Wednesday November 18

Mulberry Street Cantina – Giving HOPE Fundraiser – 3 P.M.

Another installment of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, this time hosted by Mulberry Street Cantina. A percentage of the sales for the day will be given to Giving HOPE Inc. to help support those less fortunate. And if you want to get an early start on holiday decorating, order your poinsettias from them for $25.


Thursday November 19

Voertman’s Gallery – Raw Pressure: P.A.N.T.S. – 6 P.M.

The funny acronym is the Printmaking Association of North Texas Students. They’re getting the works of 18 artists together to showcase the concept of raw pressure, illuminating how this one thing is a common unity to all. Stop by until 9 P.M. for FREE pizza and music by Dome Dwellers and NOIDS.

Oak St. Drafthouse – Star Wars Night – 7 P.M.

With all the buzz about the new Star Wars movie, it’s no wonder so many places are doing screenings of the previous films. But seriously, this one’s gonna be really kickass. OSDH is showing Star Wars: Shattered Empire. There’s gonna be a costume contest, comic giveaways, and even a commemorative pint glass with the purchase of any beer. If you’re a true Star Wars fanatic, you really won’t want to miss out.


Friday November 20

Andy’s Bar – tomcat, Jungle Ruckus, WaterGunWaterGunSkyAttack – 9 P.M.

You guys, we’re super pumped about this full-on Denton line-up. Each is its own brand of modern—a great example of why Denton has gotten its renown as a music hub. tomkat is headlining and you really won’t want to miss their take on modern pop. Katrina’s vocals are smooth and beautiful, the perfect complement to her bandmate’s extraordinary talent. $6 cover, and totally worth it.

Denton Downtown Square – 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance – 7 P.M.

The Denton chapters of OUTreach and PFLAG will be coming together to remember those who’ve passed because of their gender non-conformity or perceived gender non-conformity. They’re also looking for anyone who’d like to perform through poetry, music, or art, so if you’d like to participate, contact


Saturday November 21

Trees – Monumental Music Experience w/ Savoy – 7 p.m.

Get your electronic pants on for a monumental evening in Deep Ellum. Boulder electronic rock trio Savoy takes the stage to serenade y’all with their blend of rock ‘n’ roll into techno, dance and bass music. Immerse yourself with their signature and renowned laser light show. Dance yo face off, yo!

Hinkle Field/Lucky Lou’s – 35 Denton vs. Oaktopia Festibowl – 2 P.M.

We at 35 Denton are pretty stoked about getting on the field with the Oaktopia kids for a little friendly competition. Come and watch us (WIN) for FREE—we’ll be the ones in blue (they’re in red)—at Hinkle Field or join us at Lucky Lou’s for some pre-gaming beverages. The Single Issues will be playing at halftime, and after the game we’ll be pub crawling all over Denton. Come and show your spirit!

RGRS – Attic Ted, Gay Cum Daddies, Lauren Belmore & Darcy Neal, Psychic Killers – 9 P.M.

For only $5, this is quite a line-up. It’s pretty much just going to be a crazy dance party, with a lot of experimental sounds and upbeat tempos. Headlining is San Marcos’s Attic Ted, a performance you definitely don’t want to miss.


Sunday November 22

Eastside Bar – Arts & Craft Beer – 1 P.M.

Closing out the Backyard Market season, Arts & Craft Beer is doing their final round-up of local arts and crafts booths. Until 5 P.M., you can browse all sorts of goodies—a great time to get some of your Christmas shopping done early. As always, this is a kid-friendly and pet friendly event (and it’s FREE!).

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