35 Denton is thrilled to present the video world premiere from the 2015 award winner for “Best Underground Southern Rapper,” Denton’s own, AV The Great. Get your wristbands via Prekindle now and don’t miss him live on our main stage March 13th at 7:30 PM! This is “Stay” featuring Tone Jonez, directed by DesignedByPlum. And while we have your attention, AV is a current nominee for “Slept On Male Artist of the Year” over at The SCM Awards. Voting is open now through March 4, 2016. Find AV The Great online: #NOFAKEHANDSHAKES Facebook SoundCloud YouTube

35 Denton is thrilled to announce Charles Bradley – The Screaming Eagle of Soul – as a main-stage headliner for 2016. Bradley brings his incendiary showmanship and effortless style to the Best Ever Fest Ever on the eve of the April 1st release of Changes, his new album on Dunham Records. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires are joined by a who’s who of local, regional, national, and global talent. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires (Gainesville, FL), Reagan James (Burleson, TX), Keytari (Denton, TX), Jas Patrick (Nashville, TN), KÜKEN (Weisenhof, Germany), Son of Stan (Los Angeles, CA), My Gold Mask (Chicago, IL), […]

35 Denton is pysched to announce the legendary Biz Markie as a main stage headliner for 2016. Biz does it all. He’s a rapper, a beat boxer, a singer, an actor, an icon. Joining him on the streets of beautiful Downtown Denton in March: ecstatic Detroit freakout rockers Electric Six, ethereal electro popper Class Actress, and so many more. The all killer/no filler list is below, but we’ve still got another announcement on the way! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates! Biz Markie (Baltimore, MD), Electric Six (Detroit, MI), Class Actress (New York, NY), Vaadat Charigim […]

“After Dark” performed by Eliot Sumner | Video by JON COLLINS AND ARTLAB3000 | Crew:  Ira and Sue Little, Lance Martin, and Marcus Junius Laws | Produced by Shaina Sheaff For three days, the streets of historic Downtown Denton will come alive with the genre-bending sounds of musicians from all over the world — and just down the street. Tickets are available now, including a limited number of exclusive line-jumping FastTrack passes. Get yours today! Here’s your first look at the ever-evolving 2016 lineup. There are tons more to come. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for breaking news and fun. Eliot Sumner (London, […]

“Big Bad Wolf” performed by Jessie Frye | courtesy of METALEDGE RECORDS | Video by Jon Collins and ARTLAB3000 | Produced by Shaina Sheaff Are you ready? Our first announcement for 35 Denton 2016 is coming soon! The party returns to Denton on March 11-13, 2016, to take over and rock the town like nobody’s business. There will be music. There will be fun. And of course there will be beer. Because #duh. With some amazing acts already set and more on the way, we know this is going to be a fest to out-rock, out-fun, out-awesome any other. Put your party pants […]

Sounds of 35 is our bi-weekly series where we highlight our amazing staff and their individual music picks. The complete compilation can be found on 35 Denton’s Spotify account. Faith is 35 Denton’s Social Media Manager whenever she’s not at home drinking Evan Williams by herself with her cat, Kendrick Lameow. She used to like lambs a lot but now is kind of indifferent about them. She also has an OK-ish sense of humor. You can help her out with her follower/following ratio on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (username: lambloverfe). To hear more of what Faith is listening to, follow her on Spotify. URL […]

Podcasts? Why the hell not! Project 35 is not only one of our newest media ventures, it is another way to expand your knowledge and appreciation for the music we (hope you) love, straight from the artists’ mouths. Join local hero Scott Porter as he interviews myriad local and touring artists, for your listening pleasure. Follow us on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes. Words by Christen Moynihan This week on Project 35, Scott sits down with massage therapist, world traveler and intrepid photographer Rambo. As the official photographer for Leon Bridges, Rambo has built quite a following beyond the borders of […]

Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Danielle Longueville & Christopher Swain  | Image by Jordan Fraker Monday, October 19 GDAC – Karma Yoga: Monday Nights at the GDAC – 6:00 p.m. Monday nights at the GDAC are about to be real zen, y’all. Starting this week, Karma Yoga will be moving from the lawn on the Square over to the Greater Denton Arts Council Building on the corner of Hickory Street and Bell Avenue. This class will move forward as a suggested $5 donation class, with proceeds going to […]

Happy #TBT, y’all! Travel back in time with us and check out one of our favorite performances that took place during 35 Denton 2013 as part of the Redwood Sessions. Danny Diamonds has been helping to shape the local music scene for years, and this performance of “Buffalo Man” during our private VIP party still leaves us wanting to hear more. Check out Danny’s music on Bandcamp and keep up with where’s he’s playing over on Facebook!

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. Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round! Words by Ryan Creery | Image by Thorpe Griner Wednesday, October 14 RGRS – Psychic Killers, Pleasure Principle, BVTHHOUSE – 9:00 p.m. Get a little dark […]

Podcasts? Why the hell not! Project 35 is not only one of our newest media ventures, it is another way to expand your knowledge and appreciation for the music we (hope you) love, straight from the artists’ mouths. Join local hero Scott Porter as he interviews a myriad of local and touring artists, for your listening pleasure. On Project 35 this week, Scott talks with Lee May and Jon Biggs (formerly of Holy Diver/STEW and Bizzaro Kids) of new band Hella Zealous about playing their first show together after three years, lasers, all of the potential band names that didn’t make the […]

Austin based band, Bee Caves join us for our sophomore video releases from the 2015 Redwood Sessions. The band takes to the studio to perform their hits “Animals with Religion,” “Running Home to You,” and “Heaven and the Come Down” for the group of festival attendees at Denton’s Redwood Studios private VIP party during 35 Denton. Front man Reed Calhoun’s dramatic singing and Americana/folk energy can be felt even in these videos – seeing them live is a treat, and we suggest you treat yo’ self. This is the second release of many videos we have in store for you, […]

Podcasts? Why the hell not! Project 35 is not only one of our newest media ventures, it is another way to expand your knowledge and appreciation for the music we (hope you) love, straight from the artists’ mouths. Join local hero Scott Porter as he interviews a myriad of local and touring artists, for your listening pleasure.   Recorded at Denton Music Workshop during 35 Denton, our second episode of Project 35 features an interview with 35 Denton Founder and Baptist Generals frontman, Chris Flemmons. Join Chris and Scott as they discuss the history of 35 Denton, the struggles of […]

Podcasts? Why the hell not! Project 35 is not only one of our newest media ventures, it is another way to expand your knowledge and appreciation for the music we (hope you) love, straight from the artists’ mouths. Join local hero Scott Porter as he interviews a myriad of local and touring artists, for your listening pleasure. Heather & Lars Larsen of Denton band Wiving share their thoughts on community, connections, and challenges with us today on our first episode of Project 35. The two discuss not only their love, but their children’s love, for some of some family favorite […]

Who doesn’t like a second chance? We sure as hell do, and we cannot wait to tell you all about it next to Sammy’s locker after 3rd period. Join the fine people at 35 Denton, along with some of our favorite bands, for our Second Chance Prom event happening on October 10, 2015 at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios here in Denton, Texas. Come fancy, dance all night, leave happy. We’ll have a photobooth to capture your best prom poses before announcing the Second Chance Prom Queen & King. As if that wasn’t, like, cool enough – there will be other […]

While we’re excited to announce the return of the Redwood Sessions, we’re even more excited to kick off the 2015 video series with an intimate performance by longtime local favorites, A.M. Ramblers! If you were lucky enough to make the private parties at Denton’s Redwood Studios during 35 Denton, you saw how special these performances are. Of course, any time you mix good people, good food, good drinks, good music, and good puppy dogs, only good things come from it. We can’t wait to show you the others, so make sure you sit back and relive the magic of A.M. […]

  Denton means something special to all of us and we loved pouring through the nearly 400 images submitted via Instagram using the #MYDENTONTX hashtag. It was hard to pick just one photo that accurately summed up the Denton experience and lifestyle, but we did it! We are thrilled to announce that Zach Ashcraft’s (@zach_ashcraft) image was selected as the grand prize winner and he will receive the first three day wristband to 35 Denton 2016, as well as an instant film package from Denton Camera Exchange! Because we couldn’t get enough of the other photos submitted, we had to pick two […]

We are officially less than two weeks way from crazy festival fun! Kicking off this weeks Sounds of 35 playlist is our Director of Volunteers, Dallas Guill. Us v Them – LCD Soundsystem Anyone that’s ever met me as had to listen to me talk about LCD Soundsystem at some point. I keep their entire catalog in my car’s CD player at all times (luckily it holds six at once.) All three times I ever saw them live, they opened with this song. One by one, the members would come on stage and start playing their parts until James Murphy steps out and starts singing. […]

You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here, folks! Rounding up 2015, we are thrilled to announce local Denton acts A.M. Ramblers, Daniel Markham, Jessie Frye, Hares on the Mountain, Stu Brootal, Skagg Philips, Boxcar Bandits, The Hope Trust, RTB2, Biographies, Fab Deuce, Marathons and Unicorns, and others to the 35 Denton lineup. Denton legends Mike Dillon and Carl Finch’s twenty years in the making project comes home for the first time as well. Joining the Zombies and Jimmie Dale Gilmore this year are local Denton headliners Slobberbone, Ten Hands, and Brutal Juice. National and international touring acts include […]

BACK TO THE MUSIC 3: 35 DENTON 2015 from 35 Denton on Vimeo. We’re excited to welcome Native Texan Jimmie Dale Gilmore to the 35 Denton 2015 lineup! Gilmore entered the music scene in the 70s with The Flatlanders, alongside Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. Their debut album became a landmark hit over the decades, establishing the trio as pioneers of what would be known as “alternative country.” Now, over 40 years later, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has eight acclaimed solo records, as well as a number of collaborations with musicians that span across a variety of sounds. He’s firmly established […]

Interview by Shaina Sheaff Seattle-natives Ayron Jones and The Way haven’t stopped since releasing their debut album in 2013. Fresh off a West Coast tour, Ayron talked to Shaina Sheaff about how his roots have influenced his unique sound, what it’s been like working with Sir Mix-A-Lot, how he’s adjusting to all the attention and buzz his music has been receiving, and what the future has in store. SHAINA SHEAFF: Tell me about yourself. When did you start playing music? Ayron Jones: I’ve been playing music my whole life. I picked up a guitar when I was 13, so I’ve been playing now for […]

The weekend is almost over which means we are all about to start working for said weekend again, right? Wouldn’t it be great if weekends were Thursday-Monday and regular work weeks were Tuesday-Wednesday? One can dream. Here to help you adjust from your weekend is our Blog Editor and Vendor Coordinator, Sara Button with a very eclectic mix of her current favorite tunes.   You Were Right – Built to Spill The year Built to Spill played 35 Denton I was unfortunately pretty sick at the time and was not able to catch their show – as disappointed as I […]

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