Weekend Update: 3/2 - 3/5
Well, Dentonites, March is officially here and there are a slew of events to captivate your creative heart and capture your love for the music this town possesses. So, if you don’t have standing plans, or if you’d like to add to your existing engagements, peep our list of a few events taking place around town.
Thursday, March 2
Danny Diamonds Album Release Show
Dan’s Silverleaf, 8 PM
Start your weekend off by delving into the depths of the manic songwriting style of Danny Diamonds and watch as Daniel Rush Folmer’s sonnets cover everything from self-destruction to the maniacal joys of love with his latest album Fruitvale Fire. Friday Mean and Sleepyhouse join the bill for this album release show. Tickets are $7 in advance via www.danssilverleaf.com and $10 at the door.
Starparty, Bourgeois Mystics
The Abbey Underground, 9 PM
Feel the funk and prepare to party at The Abbey Underground with Bourgeois Mystics, Austin’s premier “Basement Monkey-Bat Jazz, Future Funk experience,” who’ll be delivering distinct originals and unique covers through an array of genres sung in various languages. Coupling their clever composition and technical skill with metaphysical beats and grooves, the group inspired the dance phenomenon the Bourgeois Boogie. Denton’s own science fiction/disco narrative Starparty brings funk from the moon and disco from the stars. It’s only $5 to boogie, Denton. 21+.
Friday, March 3
Enclave Royale Poetry Slam
Agua Dulce Mexican Kitchen, 6 PM
The Artists Enclave of Denton County and 7Feathers Denton invite you to lend your ears to their event: Enclave Royale Poetry Slam. Hosted by Denton photographer and Founder of Lost Poet Lounge Ellie Gonzales, this event features a stellar lineup of talented wordsmiths. The audience will be asked to participate as judges, chosen at random, to help crown the 2017 Denton Poet Royale. Complimentary appetizers will be provided by Agua Dulce—yum! Oh, and there is a mention of CASH prizes via the event page—so win-win, right? $5.
First Friday: Reclaimed Opening Reception
SCRAP Denton, 6 PM
Join SCRAP Denton for their opening reception of Reclaimed. A collection of assemblages, Reclaimed features images from photo slides found at SCRAP. All of the work featured is made by Advanced Technology Complex—a professional training facility to prepare high school students for college and beyond—photography students. This event will showcase their artwork (which will be for sale), along with a free Make and Take Crafts section and complimentary refreshments. Come explore the craftwork of others while you get a little crafty yourself.
Sky Theatre, 8 PM
Settle into the weekend with a little psychedelia as the UNT Sky Planetarium swaps a night of stargazing for a laser-light show with Liquid Floyd. Featuring the music of Pink Floyd and Laser Ed’s psychedelic liquid violin, Liquid Floyd is a panoranimation/360 degree mental immersion of lasers, video projection, and more. Sounds trippy. Tickets are available via www.liquidfloyd.com —use promo code WALL for a discount. Who wants to get weird?
Somogyi, Tomkat, Wesley Jensen
Harvest House, 8 PM
Head to Harvest House for a night of live local music and prepare to swoon to the sonic stylings of Somogyi, Tomkat, and Wesley Jensen. Singer-songwriter Ashley Somogyi will showcase her ambient, electro-pop melodies along with heartfelt lyrics that’ll move you, while Tomkat brings their big, beautiful synth-pop sounds that’ll make you want to move (dance, shimmy, or shake). Wesley Jensen starts off the night by lyrically exploring personal grief, doubts, relationships, and more. Music begins at 8 PM. 21+. Free!
Pearl Earl, Nakamara
Taps & Caps, 9 PM
Lone Star Taps & Caps invites you to enter the portal and become a karaoke superstar. Denton’s own rainbow fuzz-pop trio Pearl Earl will showcase their psychedelic sounds. These lovely ladies will be joined by alternative/hip hop threesome Nakamara. We’re not sure if karaoke is actually an option, but we’re hoping a sing-along is in order. There is a $3 cover for those 18–20; $1 for 21+. Music starts around 9 PM.
Telemegasounds, Sunbuzzed, Trap Lord, Jordan LaChance
The Abbey Underground, 10 PM
Fridays are for getting freaky and staying freaky, right? Let your freak flag fly at The Abbey Underground as they’ll be featuring live music from Telemegasounds, Sunbuzzed, Trap Lord, and Jordan LaChance. This show is FREE! See you at !0 PM.
Saturday, March 4
The Monkberries, Silas Nello, LeQube, GOLDENJOY
BackYard On Bell, 8 PM
Scope out the yard while you sip on a cocktail or two as BackYard On Bell (BYOB) delivers a night of eclectic live music. Featuring music by the ambient electro-dance pop duo Goldenjoy, the indie rock group LeQube, and the solo stylings of alternative-folk singer Silas Nello. The Monkberries kick off the night with their alternative rock/funk/bluesy vibes. Of course, BYOB will have various food trucks on the lot as well as homemade pizza. Free.
Dan’s Silverleaf, 9 PM
Former-but-forever Dentonite Sarah Jaffe is set to sonically stun us with her dancey, pop-rock melodies in a two-day event at Dan’s Silverleaf. Jaffe may have strayed from her folk-singer roots, but she continues to wow us with her dreamy, unique sound with electro-pop beats that will keep you on your feet. Saturday’s show (9 PM) will feature the musical accompaniment of Nite, and Sunday’s show (5 PM) will feature a set by DJ Taylor Rea. Tickets are $17 and are available via http://danssilverleaf.com.
Sunday, March 5
Square Waves Presents: An Improvisational Music Ensemble Film Project
Courthouse Lawn, 3 PM
Square Waves invites you to their free event: An Improvisational Music Ensemble Project, a free and public musical film project. Have a beautiful singing voice? Have a camera? Have an acoustic or battery-powered instrument? Come sing, shoot, or strum! All participating filmmakers can submit their footage for the final cut, and all persons will be credited and tagged. The location is still TBA, so keep an eye on the event page.
Grow Funds to Grow Food
Andy’s Bar, 5 PM
Join 7Feathers and Wine Squared at Andy’s Bar for a night of hip hop/jazz/funk fusion, featuring music from The BoomBachs. In an effort to build and develop a sustainable gardening project with Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, 100% of the proceeds will benefit this fundraising undertaking by 7Feathers. There will be a raffle held for a chance to win prizes—massages, art, and more—from local businesses; $3 for one ticket and $5 for two. It’s only 10 bones, so come show your support!
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