Weekend Update: 4/6 - 4/9
Hurrah, the weekend is here! Now that you’ve gotten your second wind, it’s time to party. Do so at a silent auction, a laser or music show, or a crawfish boil. Whether you choose to do one, the others, or something else, Denton has plenty of events to keep your feet moving, your thirst quenched, and your heart full. Find your weekend adventure with the help of our little list.
Thursday, April 6
The Moths, Fairy Lights, Miranda Kennedy, Tim Knighton
The Abbey Underground, 9 PM
Start the weekend early by seeking out live local music at The Abbey Underground. This bill will feature performances by Tim Knighton, Miranda Kennedy, Fairy Lights, and headlining act The Moths. Music starts around 10 PM. Free.
Denver Invasion Show
Andy’s Bar, 8 PM
Andy’s Bar invites you to watch two Denton bands and two Denver bands face off in a battle of strings and fury with their Denver Invasion Show. Starting off the night is Denton alt-rock band Jared and The Jewelers, followed by Denver’s garage rock bands Ned Gar the Explosion and Colfax Speed Queen. Denton band Puddin Taine brings the night to a close with their groove-ridden funk. Battle begins at 8 PM.
Friday, April 7
Artists Enclave presents EGGS-ibition 2
Agua Dulce, 6 PM
Join the Artists Enclave of Denton County for their silent auction EGGS-ibition 2. Local artists, businesses, and community leaders have handcrafted over 35 one-of-a-kind eggs to auction off in an effort to raise funds for the Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation—whose mission is to provide financial help to Denton High School alumni, faculty, and staff in times of medical or other crises. Raffle tickets for door prizes will be available at the door. Come show your support for this local foundation and have an egg-cellent Friday night. Free admittance.
The Return of Richard Haskins
Killer’s Tacos, 7 PM
Celebrate the return of one of Denton’s most notorious—you know, The Dentonite’s new head honcho—Richard Haskins. Promising to be a spectacle, this exclusive showcase will be headlined by none other than the Richard Haskins Band. This will be Haskins’ first live performance since his arrest at the 2016 35 Denton festival. Joining the bill is Fort Worth’s indie/surf-rock band Animal Spirit and East Dallas’ acoustic sweetheart Cortlynn Blakenbaker. Denton County Council District 4 candidate Amanda Dawn Servis will emcee the event. Tacos and treble? See you there, Denton.
Criminal Birds, Quiet Company, Pearl Earl
Dan’s Silverleaf, 8 PM
Find yourself at one of Denton’s finest watering holes and get in touch with your inner indie-self. Longtime ATX indie power-pop group Quiet Company takes the Dan’s Silverleaf stage, along with Denton’s own indie/psych-rock group Criminal Birds and rainbow-fuzz power foursome Pearl Earl. Tickets are $10 and are available via www.prekindle.com. This all-ages show starts at 8 PM.
Pink Floyd Laser Show
Sky Theater, 8 PM
End the week by treating yourself to a little psychedelic eye candy with the Pink Floyd Laser Show. This full dome laser show at the Sky Theater Planetarium will feature the music of Pink Floyd while LaZer Ed psychs your senses with his liquid violin. Tickets are $20 and are available via www.liquidfloyd.com. (You can save $ by entering promo code MACHINE at checkout.) Two shows will take place on Friday evening, one at 8 PM and one at 9:30 PM.
Saturday, April 8
New WAVES hosted by Kundalini
Denton, 9 PM
Settle into your Saturday in total Denton fashion with—you may have guessed—a house show. Hosted by Kundalini, this show will feature live performances by local rap and hip hop artists J3’s Journal, Lil Durt, Yung Stavia, and more. Set times have yet to be announced, but we do know performances will start around 9:30 PM. Food and cocktails will be provided at this free, all-ages event. (Daaaannnngg, okay!) See event page for address.
Wren, Glaze, Walking Misery
Gatsby’s Mansion, 9 PM
Sometimes, Saturdays call for shoegaze and house shows. And sometimes, house shows put on A Shoegaze Extravaganza. Featuring performances by Wren, Glaze, and Walking Misery, this stellar lineup will showcase the purity of this sub-genre’s sound. Free, but donations for the bands are appreciated. Music starts at 9 PM.
Taps & Caps, 9 PM
Join Lone Star Taps & Caps for an evening of live music. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Whetherman—who has been referred to as a traveling troubadour—will serenade us with his folky Americana melodies. His singer-songwriter skills will be accompanied by Denton’s own experimental violinist Leoncarlo. There is a $3 cover charge for those 18–20 and $1 for those 21+. Come enjoy a few craft brews and live tunes. 9 PM.
Sunday, April 9
East Side Crawfish Boil
East Side, 1 PM
Join East Side for their second annual Crawfish Boil. This year, they’ll be selling crawfish by the pound—$8 per pound or $5 per pound + fixins—with all (crawfish) proceeds benefiting the Denton Kiwanis Club Children’s Clinic. This year, they hope to raise $10k, six thousand over last year’s $4k. Rahr and Sons, Western Son Vodka, and Lone Star are sponsoring the event, so you’ll have plenty of tasty alcoholic beverages to help wash down your meal(s). Don’t forget to slip on your boots, so you can kick up some dirt while dancing to the twangy sounds of Denton honky tonkers, Raised Right Men. Crawfish and cocktails in the name of the community? You can count us in!
Denton City Council Candidates Forum
Dan’s Silverleaf, 5:30 PM
Join the Denton Drilling Awareness Group aka Frack Free Denton, a nonprofit organization dedicated to banning hydraulic fracturing in Denton, at Dan’s Silverleaf for a City Council candidate forum. This event will be held to discuss the issues of energy, environment, and local control. Bring your questions for the candidates and your money for the cocktails. Free.
Ten Foot Beast, Orcanaut, Trap Lord
Andy’s Bar, 8 PM
End your weekend with a bang and join Andy’s Bar for a night of heavy progressive music. Denton’s own Orcanaut and Trap Lord are set to take the stage, along with Austin’s Ten Foot Beast. According to the event page another band may be on board, so keep your eyes peeled. $5. 21+.
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