2015 has been quite possibly one of the most tumultuous years we’ve seen in a long time. From a variety of changes — some bad, some good — to unprecedented moments in history that have opened some pretty awesome doors, we have to admit 2015 has definitely kept us on our toes. Here at 35 Denton, we decided to take a moment and reflect on the good, the stuff that makes us and our readers the happiest: That sweet combination of love and music. This year, we managed to witness that perfect mélange in an increasingly popular fashion: engagements at music festivals. Contributor […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Interview by Anthony Najera || Images by Marcus Junius Laws Heath Robinson is a local videographer in Denton, TX who has volunteered his time, passion, and energy towards our creative messages for several years. We are beyond grateful for his talents and assistance, and we recently got to talk to him about his work with 35 Denton, why he is excited about the festival, and how he thinks it ties to our community. Staff writer and local videographer Anthony Najera shares his interview below. ANTHONY NAJERA: It’s great to see you involved with 35 Denton for another year. In 2013 you […]

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 Markham || Images by Marcus Junius Laws DANIEL MARKHAM: I think it’s interesting that you put just as much, if not more, focus into the visual side of your music than just the songs themselves (videos, photography, etc.). What is it that motivates you to be so […]

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 Rush Folmer || Images by Shaina Sheaff Daniel Markham is one of the premier songwriters in Denton. His gruff and grimy style of rock and roll sits in contrast with his angelic voice and heartfelt lyricism. His new collaboration with Denton mega-boss Tony Ferraro, Smoke Paint, is another […]

Interview by Morgan Gentry Being recognized alongside trip-hop’s newest faces, FKA Twigs, Little Dragon, and Wild Belle, we think Shaprece is on to something big. With her unconventional band and heartfelt melodies, this Seattle-based musician is someone you should get familiar with very soon. Staff writer Morgan Gentry recently got to dig a little deeper in to the dreamy wave-lengths of 35 Denton 2015 musician, Shaprece. Keep reading for more.. MORGAN GENTRY: The Molting EP was such a surprising and refreshing blend of sounds and influences, did it come together smoothly? How did you all form your sound for this EP? Shaprece: […]

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 […]

Interview by Sara Button || Images by Thorpe Griner On Thursday January 22, the Greater Denton Arts Council celebrated and welcomed their new Executive Director, Tracy Bays-Boothe. We had the opportunity of talking with Tracy to find out more about what she does with the organization and community as a whole and are excited to share this intriguing interview with you. Read below for more information.   SARA BUTTON : Congratulations on your new position as the Executive Director over the Greater Denton Arts Council! That is exciting news! What are some of your immediate and long term goals within your new position? […]

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