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 Eric Piddy
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Monday December 7
Lucky Locks Beauty Bar – Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – 4 p.m.
It’s time to treat yo’self! Lucky Locks Beauty Bar is opening up on Austin Street next to Little D Guitars and today they’re opening their doors. They’ll be specializing in blowouts and the best extensions in town. Come to the ribbon cutting and bring a nonperishable food item and they’ll donate $1 for every one collected.
Wednesday December 9
Hailey’s Club – Jackson & Hagen Christmas Party/Rick Hagen Fundraiser – 5 p.m.
Come out and support Rick Hagen, a Republican candidate running for State Representative. Jackson & Hagen will be celebrating their annual Christmas Bash and raising funds for Hagen’s campaign. Did we mention there’ll be an oyster eating contest?
Oak St. Drafthouse – Ugly Sweater Social Run – 7 p.m.
Every Wednesday, OSDH hosts their evening Social Runs, but this week it gets festive. Throw your favorite ugly sweater (by now you probably have several) over your running clothes and come out for a run. Ugliest sweater will win a prize and for the first 50 runners that bring two nonperishable items gets a FREE Sam Adams pint.
Thursday December 10
East Side – December Monthly Membership Mixer – 5 p.m.
Denton Main Street Association is holding a little fete for local business owners to meet and talk business-owner talk. There will be mini bites to snack on and stupid-awesome drink specials. Not a Denton MSA member? You’re welcome, too! Come out and meet your fellow shop owners and enjoy the drink special prices with them.
Dan’s Silverleaf – Cozy Hawks, Shadows of Jets, Friday Mean – 9 p.m.
Friday Mean opens up this show — headed by Spiderweb Salon’s Conor Wallace. Cozy Hawks always puts on a good show, so we’re pretty ramped up for this one. It’s a big night of celebration for local Denton music, so don’t miss it. Get yer tickets at prekindle.com for five bucks.
Friday December 11
Denton Downtown Square – Denton Santa Rampage! – 6:30 p.m.
Santa’s coming to town, y’all and it’s about to get crazy. Don your Santa gear and meet the other Santa’s for the pre-gaming potluck. You’ll need the nourishment for the walking you’ll be doing. It’s all fun and games, but all for a good cause. Burners Without Borders is collecting nonperishable food items for the Denton Community Food Center, so bring your generous heart. Just a tip from us: Bring cash!
Harvest House – Skinny Cooks – 8 p.m.
This duo from Dallas is about to bring it, kids. Their sound? Think funk, think psych-jam, think a little R&B — the kinda music you want to dance REAL close to. Get in for $2, but make sure you get in early. Shows at Harvest House tend to book really fast.
RGRS – #FuckSchoolFriday – 9 p.m.
It’s the end of yet another semester, you little brainiacs. Time to celebrate those As and Bs with a serious flip off. Nine of DFW’s hottest hip-hop acts are coming together for a seriously outrageous show. Wild Bill headlines and he’s buying shots for the first 100 people that walk through the door. All it takes is $4 to get in.
Saturday December 12
Rabbit Hole Brewery – First Anniversary of our First Anniversary – 11 a.m.
This brewery out of Justin is celebrating their second year of brewing with their It’s A #HoleNewYear party. There are a lot of reasons to go: 12 beers on tap (not to mention specialty ones that you’ll never get otherwise), commemorative pint glass, barbecue, music, and other drinks provided by brewers all over. VIP tickets have already sold out, but early bird tickets are still available for purchase.
Denton Downtown Square – Denton Rugby Ugly Christmas Crawl – 6 p.m.
Did you know Denton has a rugby team? Come out and meet them this Saturday for their ugly garb crawl. They’ll be meeting on the square and hitting the bars afterward. Follow them on Facebook to stay on top of all their meets and games, too.
Hailey’s Club – The End of ’80s Night – 8 p.m.
Hailey’s closes its doors and with it closes the legendary event that is ’80s night. Since it opening over 10 years ago, they’ve hosted this all-ages dance party event and we at 35 Denton are certainly going to miss it. DJ Yeahdef will be spinning ’80s hits all night for the last time, so come out and raise a glass to good memories. Per usual, it’s FREE.
Trees Dallas – DDFW Master of the Mic Finale – 7 p.m.
Come out to Trees, in Deep Ellum, to watch local hip-hop artists compete to become the Master of the Mic. Two of our own Dentonites have made it to the final round, so let’s show up and represent. They’ll be performing for celebrity judges Erykah Badu, Christopher “Tip Toe” Williams and Dorrough Music. Tickets start at $20.