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
Wednesday January 13
Dan’s Silverleaf – Matthew Logan Vasquez, Telegraph Canyon, Daniel Markham – 8 p.m.
Those of you that are familiar with Delta Spirit have probably already bought your tickets for this show. We don’t blame you. Frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez is currently playing solo shows and Denton’s lucky enough to be on the bill. We’re also fortunate to have our old friends Telegraph Canyon back in town, one of our favorite Ft. Worth folk bands. Get your tickets on Prekindle for $10.
RGRS – Obsidian Sword, Orcanaut, Mixed Mucosa – 9 p.m.
We’re no strangers of Obsidian Sword and Orcanaut, so we’re excited to see them back on the stages of Denton once again. This $1 show is going to be all you need to pick up your week, with heavy rock that is common to the Denton music scene.
Friday January 15
Dan’s Silverleaf – An Evening with The O’s – 10 p.m.
The O’s have been playing shows all over the Metroplex for years. Tonight, they’ll be sharing a night of music, though more intimate than usual for them. Opening the show is Denton’s own Cory Patrick Coleman, who recently released his latest album last month with much anticipation. This’ll be a great show to end your work week. Tickets are $10.
RGRS – Cats and Dogs Benefit – 8 p.m.
Rubber Gloves is hosting this event for the Denton Humane Society. There’s going to be a five-band lineup, featuring Brest Best, Lomelda, Bighand//Bigknife, Biographies, and Future Self. Come out and bring your donations, and the full proceeds will go toward the organizations spay and neuter program.
Saturday January 16
Zera Coffee Company – Denton Family Food Truck Event – 11 a.m.
Bring the family out for food, fun, and a little community bonding. Some of your favorite food trucks, like The Waffle Wagon and The Dumpling Bros., are coming out to support Zera Coffee Company on McKinney Ave. The event will go on until 5 p.m., then the party moves over to Eastside for beers and more fun.
The Bearded Monk – Petite Golden Sour Bottle Release – 2 p.m.
You beer nerds are in for a treat. The Collective Brewing Project is celebrating the release of their second bottled sour, the first release ever outside the brewery. Only 1140 bottles are being made, so make sure to pick some up before it’s too late. They’ll also have a range of other beers on tap, so you’re sure to get something to accommodate your palette.
SCRAP Denton – Fabric Banner Workshop – 4 p.m.
It’s time to get crafty, y’all. SCRAP, now located off Bell Ave., is hosting a project event, teaching crafters how to make fabric banners. They’re a great decoration for any event you might be throwing, full of color and movement. SCRAP will provide all the necessary supplies, all you need to do is sign up on their website.
Dan’s Silverleaf – Hares on the Mountain, Siberian Traps, Chinaski, The Fury – 10 p.m.
Hares on the Mountain traditionally does their locally famous happy hour shows, but this week we’re treated to a Saturday night event. Frontman George Neal will be pumping out the energy, and the group will be showcasing their traditional folk tunes, of course with that unique Hares twist. The Facebook event states this as “an eclectic type rock show,” and if we know anything about the Hares, this couldn’t be far from the truth.
Sunday January 17
RGRS – Run Forever, Looming, Hate Your Friends, Whimper – 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s Run Forever headlines this show at Rubber Gloves, just what you need to sign off for the weekend. If you want high energy rock, almost with a twinge of alternative reminiscent of the 90s, get your tickets now. The opening bands will be warming up the stage with a little more mellow sounds, Looming (from Illinois) and the other two both local Texas bands. $6 gets you in.