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.

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Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Jordan Fraker

Monday November 30

Oak St. Drafthouse – Help-Portrait: Denton Fundraiser at Oak Street – 6 p.m.
This Saturday, Help-Portrait: Denton is holding an event to help continue their mission to bring free family portraits to families in need. In order to help fund their event, Oak Street will be donating proceeds from the bar for the night. Come out and support the cause.

RGRS – Alleys, DIVORCE – $1

Hell yeah! A show for less than a tall boy? Count us in. Alleys, from Buffalo, and DIVORCE, from Pittsburgh, hits the Rubber Gloves stage with upbeat rock that hints to emo roots. It’s the best reason for you to leave your house on a Monday night.

Wednesday December 2

Mulberry Street Cantina – Tacos & Tequila – 7 p.m.
You’ve probably heard of a wine pairing, but how about a tequila pairing? In true Texas style, our local cantina is hosting this event with food provided by El Rudo, a new taco truck from right here in town. Jorge Raptis, the Don Julio Brand Ambassador, will be your host, walking you through the pairings and broadening your knowledge of tequila. Purchase your tickets for $25 on

Fry Street Charity Auction–7 p.m.
The Fry Street area bars are getting together on Wednesday to auction off your favorite bartenders, owners and other locals. There’ll be four auctions each hour at Riprocks, Lucky Lou’s, The Garage, Fry Street Public House. You’ll buy a lottery ball for $5 and they’ll draw in silent auction style — you win an hour of their time for anything you want. Proceeds from the event will go to help local charities.

Thursday December 3

Paschall Bar – Paschall’s Annual Prohibition Repeal Party – 4 p.m.
On December 5, 1933, Americans cracked open beers legally again after years of Prohibition. Paschall Bar is celebrating with a shindig in the spirit of the occasion — straight back to the era. So, come out in your ’20s or ’30s garb and show off your Charleston. Also, it’s FREE to get in!

Friday December 4

Denton Downtown Square – Denton Holiday Lighting Festival 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
For 27 years, Dentonites have come together to celebrate the lighting of the tree. Let’s keep the tradition alive, joining the community for music and food. Per usual, the local shops and bars will be giving out their own styles of wassail for the contest. The wassail contest will also be going on Saturday, too, so don’t worry if you can’t come out tonight. So bring the family out to spread a little holiday cheer.

Andy’s Bar – Northern National, Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke, Richard Gilbert – 9:30 p.m.
Having just released a new album in November, Northern National is visiting us from Dallas to headline this lineup of country/Americana artists. Opening are two acts from Denton; Richard Gilbert has been playing shows around town quite a bit and Levi Cobb just released an EP. After you’ve watched the tree lighting on the square, pop on in and catch the show for only four bucks.

Saturday December 5

Calhoun Middle School – Help-Portrait: Denton – 10 a.m.
Help-Portrait is an international collaboration of photographers and helpers to bring the gift of portraiture to families in need. In the spirit of the giving season, and just in time for the holidays, the Denton chapter will be holding an event at the Calhoun Middle School Gym. They’re still taking volunteers of all skills to help out, so visit them online to help out. 709 W. Congress St.

The Bearded Monk – Sycamore Street Fire Aid – 9 p.m.
A few weeks ago, a house burned down on Sycamore Street and left five young adults without a home. The Bearded Monk is hosting an event to help raise money for them to replace lost items. There will be a raffle and they’ll be accepting donations all night. If you haven’t already stopped by, this is a great time to make your first visit and pick up some craft beers.

Dan’s Silverleaf – Cory Patrick Coleman and Skagg Philips Album Release – 9 p.m.
There’s quite a bit of buzz about these two album releases. Both groups have been busy playing shows around town all year, so we’re excited to get some discography. Their friend Daniel Markham will be opening, so make sure you come out on time. Only $5 gets you in, but make sure to bring extra for the goods.


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