Interview by Morgan Gentry | Images by Marcus Junius Laws Local print maker, Brett Rees participated in 35 Denton 2015’s Print Fair that took place at the Greater Denton Art Council during the festival. If you missed it – fear not! You are still able to check out his exclusive prints and works below. In fact, if you are even able to purchase one, should that strike your fancy. We got to talk to Rees about his plans for future work, finding his artistic voice, and Denton’s involvement in the art community. Keep reading below for more!   How is […]

Energy teemed around the downtown Denton Square as the first series of bands and performers readied themselves for flocks of festival attendees. Staff writer Violet Ravotti was at Banter to check out the Singing Bowl Lady, Sandee Conroy, with Jeffery Barnes and it was an excellent way to warm up her senses and prepare for the sea of music 35 Denton weekend had to offer. The performance was very trance-like and the vibrations strongly resonated, we could feel the currents shifting in the air as Conroy spun the roller tip around the quartz crystal singing bowls. It was very compelling and the […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians playing the festival this year as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Interview by Kaela Sinclair KAELA SINCLAIR: It’s been a busy year for you! In 2014 you moved from Denton, TX to Seattle, WA, released your full-length record “Earth Underfoot,” released an album with your duo project, Ormonde, and went on tour with Sarah […]

Happy 35 Denton Weekend, everyone! We are thrilled to start our festival in just a few short hours. We have a lot of fun activities planned for you in addition to over 250 bands invading 13 different venues here in downtown Denton. This event is rain or shine, and the show will go on! We’ve compiled a couple of tips and tricks to help you get through your 35 Denton weekend, whether you are a seasoned vet or a newcomer. We are excited to see you! 1- Pick up your wristbands, or buy them at our registration set ups. Friday […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians playing the festival this year as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Words by Daniel Folmer || Images by Marcus Junius Laws Paul Slavens is a cornerstone of the local music complex – from running a Sunday night radio show on 91.7 KXT to prostituting his improvisational songs at a weekly gig at Dan’s, his […]

Two more days, three more videos. It’s not too late for you to be in the know. It is also not too late to grab you VIP or regular wristband! Mike Dillon Band – DVS Former Ten Hands member and all around badass, Mike Dillon returns to Denton. His New Orleans based band plays Sunday March 16 at 9:00pm at Dan’s Silverleaf. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home Seattle rock band Chastity Belt is headlining J&J’s Pizza on Sunday, March 15 at 11:00pm. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Keep Me Waiting Cymbals Eat Guitars is playing at 10:30pm on Saturday March […]

To sign to a local label or not to sign; that is the question. Join us on at Sweetwater Bar & Grill on Saturday March 14, 2015 between 1:00pm – 2:00pm for a discussion about the role of the record label in today’s music industry. Jamie-Paul Falcon will moderate this our Local Label Panel this coming Saturday. “This panel will be a discussion with some local Denton personalities who make it possible for bands to expand from just selling downloads, or getting little royalties from streaming services,” Falcon explains. “People know the music, they don’t know who’s putting the work […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians playing the festival this year as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Interview by Kaela Sinclair || Images by Shaina Sheaff The Hope Trust makes thinkers’ rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock ‘n’ roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn, Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens […]

Another day, another mixtape. Enjoy your daily dose of bands playing 35 Denton 2015, happening in just 3 days! If you have not gotten your wristbands yet, head over to PreKindle and do so! You don’t want to miss this year! Cheerleader – Sunshine Of Your Youth Cheerleader plays Sunday, March 15 at 10:30pm at The Labb in Denton! Low Cut Connie – Jump Into The Fire Philly rock band, Low Cut Connie will be headlining Dan’s Silverleaf on Saturday March 14 at 12:45am. Wax Witches – Social Introvert This will be our anthem on Monday. In the meantime, check […]

What is a VIP wristband? A wristband for very important people, aka you! Where can I buy one? You can buy single-day, 3-day, and Fast Track passes at Prekindle.com. What perks do I get out of purchasing a VIP wristband versus a regular wristband? So many! In addition to having access to all of our indoor venues and outdoor programming, VIP / Fast Track wristband holders can enjoy the following accommodations: Access to one reserved show on both Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15 Front of the line access at all venues Access to VIP Miller Lt Mobile Party […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians playing the festival this year as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Interview by Isaac Hoskins How did you get involved with the Wronglers? There is a festival every year out in San Francisco called the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  It is very high quality and it is free. The whole festival is funded by one person, Warren Hellman, […]

Words by Sara Button What happens when you engage four outspoken female musicians in a discussion about the importance of the female role in our music industry? Find out at Oak St. Draft House on Sunday March 15, 2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm for our first all female panel, Cherry Bombs: North Texas Queens of the Scene. Local artists Kaela Sinclair, Jessie Frye, Jaimeson Toon, and Amber Farris will share their perspective on our local music scene. Renowned radio personality, Mark Schectman will moderate this panel. “We have so many powerful and talented female role models in this scene, and I think […]

Words by Sara Button || Images by Thorpe Griner Live close to UNT? Need a ride to the festival? We’ve got you covered. Three of our favorite bars located close to the University of North Texas are teaming up with 35 Denton this year to help you get to the festival footprint! Lucky Lou’s will be running their bus in 30 minute intervals throughout the entire weekend during festival time, starting on Friday evening at 6:00pm. The bus will stop running at 11:00pm on Friday night and pick back up on Saturday & Sunday between 11:00am – 11:00pm. “We here at Lucky Lou’s […]

With four days remaining between now and festival time, we really want to jam pack your playlists with tunes from artists you can expect to see at 35 Denton 2015. If you haven’t gotten your wristbands yet, you better get over to PreKindle now! Snow Wite – Luv U Like Limeade Snow Wite is playing at LSA on Saturday night at 8:30pm. Boy + Kite – Think In Stereo Austin based Boy + Kite will be at Dan’s Silverleaf on Saturday night at 12:00am and at Redwood Studios earlier that day at 3:00pm. If you want to check out Boy […]

Happy International Women’s Day, friends! Less than a week away from festival time! Here to influence your Sunday morning tunes is our Director of Hospitality and general badass woman, Mindy Arendt with her eclectic playlist.   Fix Up, Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal You can’t help but bounce to this catchy London rapper. This is one of those songs that comes on and roll the windows down (no matter the weather) and turn it up as loud as I can. Yes, car dancing happens. Regulate – Warren G, Nate Dogg This song has stuck with me since I was a kid, being […]

Words by Morgan Gentry || Images by James Coreas Denton-based punk powerhouse Unmarked Graves had their sophomore album release show for “Dirty Mind” on February 11, 2015 and boy.. was it rowdy. While the acts before them were more along the indie rock spectrum, Unmarked Graves gave so much energy and angst that I’m not even sure I was ready for the hardcore, in-your-face experience. As the seven members took to the stage, it was clear they weren’t your average punk rock band. Singers Richard Haskins and Alexandra Tayra delve right into the raw energythat they’re known for. From yelling at the […]

Happy FRYEDAY, y’all! We are officially one week away from showtime – 250 + bands, 12 venues, 2 outdoor stages… one week away! Can you believe it? Here to curate our Fryeday playlist is local musician, Jessie Frye. Playlist: Space Out “We are taking it down a notch this week, folks. I love listening to ambient music when I want to get into a different mind frame. Really haunting piano scores and dreamy beat driven soundscapes are perfect for stepping away from the norm. I really loved our snow days and am looking forward to jumping into spring. I’ve been […]

Interview by Anthony Najera Local artist Katie Reese has a multifaceted talent that scopes beyond her amazing eye for video work. This year she worked on our second announcement video, linked below. This isn’t her first rodeo, folks. Reese has been a volunteer for the festival in the past and talks to local videographer and staff writer Anthony Najera about her editing skills, involvement in music, and much more!   ANTHONY NAJERA: It’s great to see more great visual artists involved with the festival. How did you start getting involved with 35 Denton? Katie Reese: I first volunteered to photograph for the festival in […]

Bands on Bands is a recurring feature on the 35 Denton blog that will highlight musician interviews written by none other than our own local musicians. Throughout this series we aspire to help you learn more about some of your favorite musicians playing the festival this year as well as introduce you to new and upcoming acts. Words by Ariel Hartley || Images by Shaina Sheaff ARIEL HARTLEY: You participated in Rock Lottery this year, how wasyour experience and how do you think it benefits the Denton community? Kaela Sinclair: I did! It was an honor to be asked to participate this year. Rock […]

In two weeks from now we will all be stumbling back in to work from our lunch breaks, thankful for the sweet sounds of 35 Denton ringing in our ears. Until then enjoy this stellar (dare I say, interstellar?) mixtape today from some of our favorite North Texas musicians. Def Rain – Fear The engaging sounds of Def Rain have been called one of the best North Texas experimental and noise acts, and this video is nothing short of an aesthetically and resonantly beautiful piece of work. STARPARTY – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover) Because, who doesn’t love other musicians playing […]

Words by Danielle Longueville & Morgan Gentry || Images by Thorpe Griner Nothing goes together better than a slice of pizza and a cold brew. Home to the best homemade marinara this side of the Mississippi, J&J’s Pizza resides as a revered fixture of local favorite eateries for the last twenty years. Step through the glass-paned storefront covered in local music posters, and become part of Denton’s rich history. This local pizza joint provides Denton with fresh ingredients from local produce and in-house meat choices, whether you order the New York-style hand tossed pizza or Chicago deep dish. Your senses are immediately […]

Eleven days until showtime! We have so many amazing artists to share with you before our first band hits the stage on Friday March 13. Enjoy the video trio below! Music Bear Tony Banks – Old School Love Let the sweet beats of Music Bear Tony Banks transform your Monday into an erotic, fun, and pleasurable day. Wait for the basketball court choreography! Caleb Hawley – Bada Boom, Bada Bing Caleb Hawley’s soulful sound reigns from Harlem, and we couldn’t be more excited to hear him play at 35 Denton! Bonus points if you can name the video game at :30. Princess Eud & […]

Its FRYEDAY! This time next week we will all be lacing up our converse and hittin’ the town for the start of 35 Denton 2015! Are you excited?! We sure are! To spread our excitement, local musician Jessie Frye is sharing her weekly playlist below. Enjoy! Playlist: Night Owl “I have always been a night owl. I was homeschooled so I spent a lot of my years staying up really late listening to music. The night time just feels more creative, doesn’t it? This week for our Fryeday Playlist I have picked out a collection of songs that are moody […]

It’s almost the weekend, guys! That means we are officially two weeks away from the start of 35 Denton! Have you purchased your wristbands yet? You can get one-day or three-day wristbands over at PreKindle! Jamaican Queens – Can’t Say No To Annie The Jamaican Queens are no strangers to the stages of 35 Denton. You can check out their Redwood Session from 2013 here. Meatbodies – Rotten This heavy-groove band from Los Angeles will get your morning started off right. This video definitely hit hard in the trippy-grunge genre (is that a thing?). LAZY – Riot Room Strobe warning! The Kansas […]

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