Words by Kat Hollon | Image by Jonathan Silverberg Happy Friday! Well, not just ANY Friday … amiright? You did it, gang. You made it. You survived. The wait is over. FESTIVAL WEEKEND HAS BEGUN! I made you a little weekend appetizer of music, from Spotify-available artists, to get you pumped up! These are some that I am looking forward to — my own little 35 Denton snack. But don’t let me sway you. This is not even close to covering the musical buffet you will have access to all weekend. Check the schedules. Make sure you know where to go to pick up your […]

Words by Kat Hollon Well y’all, not only is it Friday, but the countdown has begun … We are officially a week away from 35 Denton Fest 2016! ARE YOU FEELIN’ IT?! And most importantly, have you purchased your wristbands from PreKindle yet? Many of our hard-working 35 Denton artists have been dropping new music recently, so we wanted to give you the ssswweeeeeettttt round-up. They are available on a scattering of mediums, so here are some links to get you going: Charles Bradley | new singles! |  Spotify Big Ups | new album released today! | Spotify and Read Vanessa Peters | new album! […]

Dallas Guill spreads his time between graduate school at UNT, 35 Denton, Thin Line Film Fest, I Love Math Records, Friends With Benefits and other organizations in the North Texas area. He also serves on the Distinguished Lecture Series committee at UNT. Writer. Guitarist. Drummer. Avid Netflix viewer. Cat enthusiast. And now here is stuff he listens to: Jump into the Fire – LCD Soundsystem Every playlist, every mix CD, every anything will include a song from this band. So you can only imagine how excited I was to hear about their reunion this year. Jump into the Fire (a Harry Nilsson […]

Charlie is the Director of Programming for 35 Denton and a really swell fella. You can generally find him working on some festival or event. Besides 35 Denton, he also devotes his time to I Love Math Records, Friends with Benefits and Best Little Brewfest in Texas. Charlie believes that the taco is the pinnacle of human invention and hopes that you will find him during the fest and share your recipes with him. He generally doesn’t care to write about himself in the third person, but has decided to let it slide this time. Bloodhound Gang – My Dad […]

When Shaina isn’t doing something as the Creative Director for 35 Denton, she can usually be found sticking a camera in someone’s face, discussing which breed of cat is best with her 6-year-old or on the patio at Dan’s. A lifelong resident of Denton, she is passionate about connecting with and investing in her neighbors and spends a fair amount of time working with Help-Portrait: Denton and as co-owner of The Dentonite. Shaina doesn’t only listen to hip-hop (but has been a lot over the past six months) and wanted you to know that she doesn’t enjoy speaking in third […]

Christen, blog manager and unicorn wrangler by trade, is the HBIC of keeping the 35 Denton blog running smoothly. A Denton transplant originally from Wyoming, she especially enjoys happy hours on patios, being able to wear flip-flops nearly year-round and isn’t afraid to root for her beloved Red Sox even though she’s deep in Ranger country. In her non-35 life, she also manages The Broke-Ass Bride and helps Dentonites keep their sanity with their own weddings through Little Wedding Extras. She has an affinity for cats, high-fives and sparkles. Adele — Send My Love (To Your New Lover)** This is […]

Richard Oram hails from England, as is still a little unsure how he ended up in Denton in the first place, but is quite happy about it. He rocks the title of a Venue Coordinator for 35 Denton. He is currently too old to still be doing this kind of thing.  A random selection; it reflects, though, what I’ve been listening to: a lot of 60’s garage, some oldies and an occasional newie. 1. The Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster. The Rolling Stones at their brilliant, bluesy best. Brian Jones influence cannot be overstated. 2. Pink Floyd – Set […]

Kat is newnewnew this year to 35 Denton and came on board to help with … well, this, actually. She is in charge of creating and assembling Spotify playlists for the fest, and making sure the AWESOME 35 family gets to share their own musical tastes with you on the (mostly) weekly. Hobbies include hanging out with her two dogs, going to concerts, traveling, brunch and other painfully normal things. Disclaimer: Now that I’m not speaking in third person, I feel like I should say … I really struggled making my own list. Probably because it’s like my own little debut to everyone as […]

Scott Porter, a copywriter and podcast host for 35 Denton, lives in the bell tower of the Courthouse on the Square in beautiful downtown Denton, Texas. In addition to his work for 35, Porter helps out with the Day of the Dead Coffin Races, the Rock Lottery, and the Golden Jesus Chili Cookoff. Sometimes he’s in a band. In his spare time, he writes short autobiographical paragraphs for this page of this blog. Chelsea Wolfe: Iron Moon The aural equivalent of a hooded black robe. Perfect for those moments when you find yourself standing on the edge of a cliff, looking […]

Mindy is the Hospitality Director for 35 Denton. Along with working with 35 Denton, she works creatively with other festivals like Thin Line Fest and Best Little Brewfest in Texas and her and a few friends have a charity called Friends with Benefits • Denton. She does have a job, which some people don’t seem to believe, with an ad agency in Dallas. She fills her extra time (haha, free time, what’s that?) with whiskey, craft beer & friends, playing kickball and softball in city leagues and relaxing with her pup and boyfriend. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James […]

Nikki is the Creative Assistant of 35 Denton and she would be considered a sophomore, thankfully high school is not a thing. Personal Assistant in law by day, Creative Assistant in the evening, night, or early morning, professional dog sitter all the other hours of the day. Nikki has been in Denton for five years but mainly lives out of her car, as you can find at least 20 pairs of shoes or 10 outfits spilling out of her trunk at any given time. Red Bull fanatic, nature lover, devoted traveler, shoe collector, musically bi-polar, sports ball, and professional awkwardly sarcastic. […]

Christopher is the Vending Coordinator for 35 Denton and one of the newest additions to the team.  Despite hustling and bustling in Dallas as a financial process management analyst, Christopher spends most of his time  in Denton (former resident and UNT grad) with his ever so amazing girlfriend, Shaina. Hobbies include being a grammar Nazi (English major), beer enthusiast and connoisseur, naturaphile, disc golfer, mountain climber, professional cat juggler (not true)  and music lover.   Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Little Blu House As a starter, I felt the first song should be a band that has been on heavy rotation. […]

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