J&J's to Close Basement For Good

Updated on 8/10/16 at 10:39 a.m.

Scratch the renovation talk, J&J's Pizza just announced on Facebook that they will no longer be open after the last shows next weekend. The venue owners have lost access to the basement due to decisions made by the building owner's management. The last show will take place on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 (they decided to keep it open an additional day! Praise the pizza gods!)

Earlier this Summer the establishment announced they would be closing for renovations through the end of the year, with hopes of bringing a downstairs bathroom and a little more space inside the renowned basement venue. 

J&J's Basement, the sweaty but charming armpit of a venue, only holds 49 people and was home to the first annual Denton Comedy Fest last weekend and has hosted shows since the early '90s.

In addition to losing Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios earlier this year, this news hits especially hard to the underground music scene that lives within Denton. 

You can still make your way downstairs now through this Sunday. As they say, grab a slice & a Schlitz. Denton is changing

There will still be pizza. Upstairs is remaining as is, just the basement is going away. ;(

The Dirty Ol' Basement has announced their final weeks worth of shows, including adding a Sunday all day show to keep the spirit alive one more night!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Music starts at 9pm
Kim Nall
Tony Ferraro
Daniel Markham

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Music starts at 8:00pm
Ashleigh Stone
Tombstone Glen
Warren Jackson Hearne
Cory Mann

Friday, August 12, 2016
$5 cover, doors at 6:00pm / bands at 7:00pm
A Sounding Sea
The Optimist
Fever Youth
The God Awful Truth
Earth Falls Before Me
Tooth & Nail
Tucked Loose
Black Sea

Saturday, August 13, 2016
$5 suggested donation, music starts a 9:30pm
9:30pm - Triangulum
10:30pm - Amanda Newton
11:30pm - Chris Flemmons
12:00am - JWC solo set

Sunday, August 14, 2016
All day event. Bands, spoken word, and comedy start at 3pm and scheduled through roughly 10:00pm. Time permitting there will be one final open mic night from 10:30pm - midnight. 
3:00pm - Mother Tongues
3:30pm - She Banshee
4:00pm - Mink Coats
4:30pm - Character
5:00pm - E. Third Comedy Showcase (Hosted by John Brown)
Featuring Josh Johnson, Taylor Higginbotham, Joe Coffee, Alex Gaskin, Brett Peveteaux, Dacey Tyson
5:50pm - Sunbuzzed
6:30pm - Future Self
7:15pm - Spiderweb Salon
Featuring Bess Whitby, Brad Santulli, Caitlin Pryor, Christopher Taylor, Cole Dalton, Courtney Marie, Makayla Price, Rachel Renea, Sebastian Paramo, Walker Smart
8:00pm - Biographies
8:45pm - Friday Mean
9:30pm - Delmore Pilcrow
Chris Watts -Jesse Thompson -Jesse Perry -Warren Jackson -Matt Farmer & Joey McClellan