Weekend Update: March 18 - 20, 2016
The wake of St. Patty’s Day is upon us with this extremely music-heavy weekend. The best thing about this weekend is that you can throw a dart at any genre of music and then head to a show with said music on the bill. Country, punk, rap, folk, noise, classical, rock, psychedelic, and probably others we are missing will all be represented at clubs and house shows all weekend. Where will you be?
Friday, March 18
The Faps, Responsible Johnny, Kleaver, Cropdust
Andy’s Bar, 7 pm
Your (what seems like) monthly dose of punk music, in one venue. The Faps released a music video for their song ‘Slump Buster’ earlier this week, from their 2015 release Choking on the Full Length.
Bird Meets Winter Departures Release Show
Dan’s Silverleaf, 8 pm
Your nightly folk show can be caught at Dan’s Silverleaf this evening asBird Meets Winter releases their first studio album, Departures along with special guests Mtn. Air and Teem Up.
Rubber Gloves St Patty's Weekend Party with Dj JusTrill
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 9 pm
Get your St. Patty’s dance on at Rubber Gloves tonight. The cover is only $3 if you wear green, and you’ll be among the likings of AV the Great, Dj JusTrill, and Freemode - just to name a few. There will be dance music on from 12-2 and live music from 10-12.
A House Show
Jagoe House, 9 pm
Music starts at 9:30 pm, and if you’re not familiar with house show rules, you can find those typically on any of the event invites (linked above). Bands involved are: Sunrise Pilots, Mink Coats, Arenda Light, and Trai Bo’.
Saturday, March 19
Keep Denton Beautiful Downtown Clean-Up
Oak Street Draft House, 9 am
The annual Great American Clean-Up is upon us, and this year we are starting at Oak Street Draft House and will be cleaning from Bell to Carroll, and from Mulberry to McKinney. They’ll provide the gloves, trash-bags and other supplies including a complimentary beverage for your participation.
Bearded Monk, 6 pm
Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Bearded Monk. There will be live screen printing t-shirts from ND T-Shirt Company (as designed by Otter Illustrations), DSC Designs will have an exclusive, limited-edition glass for you to take home, too. There will be live music, raffles, and most importantly: craft beer.
Eleven Hundred Springs
Dan’s Silverleaf, 9 pm
Eleven Hundred Springs is a Texas country rock band from Dallas, and notably, one of the few remaining country outlaw bands. A rare treat for them to be in Denton at Dan’s Silverleaf, this show should hold promise to fantastic and legendary Texas country music.
Sunday, March 20
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: The Music of John Williams
Murchison Performing Arts Center, 6:30 pm
I know, this may be a little confusing for some -- but this is not Oak St/Denton Baller John Williams, this is the music-composer, John Williams. And, it’s sold out show. The selection list is pretty dang impressive, too. This is a one-of-a-kind experience!
Mercury Rev. with Josh T Pearson
Dan’s Silverleaf, 7 pm
Early shows are seriously one of our favorite things about Sunday nights and Dan’s Silverleaf. Oaktopia, the festival that is not sitting idly by, will host their first event of the year that brings Mercury Rev to Denton. Also joining the New York-based band will be Lift to Experience’s Josh T Pearson. Tickets can be purchased here.
Another House Show
Purple Palace, 8 pm
What is Purple Palace you ask? Well, it's the new home of the Casa De Fun Button folks. The lineup includes New York’s Yonatan Gat along with Animal Spirit, GOLDNEJOY, ORCANAUT, and ROAR SHACK. No underage drinking, but there will be $3 keg beers for sale. Bring cash to donate to the traveling bands, too.