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 January 18

Andy’s Bar – Gitmo Music Presents: Open Mic Night at Andy’s – 8 p.m.

Cure your case of the Mondays by singing your heart out at Andy’s Bar, a cornerstone of Denton. Doors open at 8 p.m. Signup to sing at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m. 21+ only. Free!

Wednesday January 20

RGRS – Obnox, X_X, Bukkake Moms, Thin Skin – 9 p.m.

Wind down your Wednesday by getting rowdy at Rubber Gloves. Obnox is a solo project of Lamont “Bin” Thomas, a staple of the Ohio North Coast’s rock scene — most notably as the drummer for This Moment in Black History. Joining the stage is X_X from Cleveland and Denton’s own Bukkake Moms and Thin Skin. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $10/$12 and available on ticketfly.com.

J&J’S Pizza on the Square – Savannah’s Birthday featuring Bighand//Bigknife, Funeral Horse and Glasir – 9 p.m.

Come celebrate Savannah Sherer’s birthday with the heavy rock sounds of Denton’s Bighand//Bigknife and Houston’s Funeral Horse. Glasir brings post-metal sounds from Dallas. Bring $5 for the touring band, and let’s eat pizza!

Thursday January 21

RGRS – Wee-Beasties, Lil’ Mike and Funny Bone, Fun Button – 9 p.m.

Hosted by The Infamous Richard Haskins, this event has promised to be “the greatest show on earth,” and we’re nothing but ready! Denton’s own Wee-Beasties bring pure punk to the stage. Joining them is the Oklahoma rap duo Lil’ Mike and Funny Bone and Denton post-punk band Fun Button. Forget that the weekend is still another day away and join the circus. This is an all-ages show. $5/$7.

Location TBD – Gay Cum Daddies, Super Thief, Sexual Jeremy, Jesus Chris + The Beetles – 9 p.m.

According to the Facebook event page, this show was originally to take place at J&J’s Pizza, but it looks like it may be held at 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth. Either way, we hope this riotous bill finds a place to play so we can enjoy the unruly sounds of this punk-fueled bill. Keep checking the event page for details!

Friday January 22

Dan’s Silver Leaf – Pageantry, Bosque Brown, Tallows – 9 p.m.

Denton’s own Pageantry brings dreamy-pop sounds from the deep south to the stage. Joining them is Bosque Brown aka Marla Lee Miller from Fort Worth, delivering the perfect complement to the overall serene sound. Tallows opens. All ages. Tickets available on prekindle.com. $10.

Spinster Records – The Spectacle, Huffer and Hoof – 8 p.m.

Free show! Free beer! Do It For Records bring the heavy sounds of The Spectacle as well as Huffer and Hoof to Spinster Records for a special in-store show. So, to all you metalheads — head to Oak Cliff and let’s do Friday right. See spinsterrecords.com for details.

Gatsby’s Mansion – Stand Up Comedy Night – 8 p.m.

If you’re in need of a little comic relief, head over to Gatsby’s Mansion for a night of laughs. Confirmed comics include: Matt Jones, Leslea Bootyshaker, Bill Curley, Slam Dunk, Dalton Pruitt and many more! Peep the Facebook event page for more details and to request an address to this super-secret location.

RGRS – Wonderbitch, She Banshee, Bad Beats, Bad James – 9 p.m.

From the musical town of Bloomington, Indiana, Wonderbitch is known for their moody English foundation, incorporating the sounds of Texas psychedelia and early 80’s pop. Joining the stage is Denton’s own She Banshee, Bad Beats and Bad James. If you’re looking for a nostalgic sound to release your long-week-blues to, Rubber Gloves is the place to be (though, isn’t it always?). All ages. Tickets are $5/$7.

Saturday January 23

Dan’s Silver Leaf – Sarah Jaffe featuring Ronnie Heart – 9 p.m.

If you’re planning on going to this show, you’ve more than likely already bought your tickets. But, if you haven’t, you can catch Denton’s own singer-songwriter Jaffe at Dan’s both Saturday and Sunday night. Jaffe’s self-released first EP Even Born Again was recognized by Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer. Since signing with Kirtland Records in 2009, Jaffe has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, toured with Norah Jones and Lou Barlow and delivered uncredited vocals to Eminem’s Bad Guy. Ronnie Heart joins the stage on Saturday and Doug Burr on Sunday. Tickets are $17 in advance on prekindle.com and $22 at the door. 21+ only. Doors at 4 p.m. Show starts at 9.

RGRS – Danny Diamonds (CD Release), Abacaba, The Speedlights – 9 p.m.

Join Rubber Gloves for the Danny Diamonds CD Release Show, an invasion of Daniel Rush Folmer’s mind. His lifelong involvement in music, which includes the Dallas-based schizo-rock group The pAper chAse, has led him to skillfully craft this expressive project. Abacaba and The Speedlights join the stage. Hosted by I Love Math Records. All ages. $5/$7.

Twisted Bodies Pilates Yoga Presents: Twisted Twerkshop with Kayla HypnoticBooty Marie – 11 a.m.

Get twisted and twerk-it-out with Kayla HypnoticBooty Marie. In this workshop, Kayla promises to teach the basics of isolations, figure 8s and poppin’ and droppin’. And though we’re unsure of what all those moves are, we’re excited to find out. Get to twerk and reserve your tickets at twistedbodies.com. Class begins at 11 a.m.

The Bearded Monk – First Annual Stout and Shout – 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Drink great beer while you help promote a few local businesses and give back to the community at the same time! Enjoy a night of rare stouts, artwork by Otter Illustrations and local music by Trotline and PurlSnapShirts. While you’re sipping and seeing, simply give a “shout-out” on social media to one of the local businesses they’re promoting (check out details on their Facebook event page) by using #stoutandshout. For every check-in or hashtag, The Bearded Monk will donate $1 to the Denton Community Center. Tickets are available via their website or Facebook event page.

Sunday January 24

RGRS – BUHU, Dome Dwellers – 9 p.m.

BUHU brings their synth sounds to the stage at Rubber Gloves. This Austin-based Experimental Indie Rock band dares you to “take the red pill and see what Wonderland has to offer.” Well, we’re not sure about which pill to take, but if you’re looking to get lost in a sea of fantastical sounds, this is your show. Denton’s own Dome Dwellers joins the stage. Tickets are $5/$7.

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