Yes, there are plenty of shows to go to this week. You could throw a rock and there'd most likely be an anti-folk show going on where-ever it landed. We've combed through hundreds of events and hand-picked what we decided were the two or three best-looking shows to attend this weekend. Disagree? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, March 7
Buxton / Ralph White / Spooky Folk / Isaac Hoskins - Dan's Silverleaf | 9:30pm | 35 Denton wristband
Ralph White is a modern nod to the old, weird America of Harry Smith, and his live offerings can be pretty transcendent. Buxton being a rare, fully-capable band from Houston, anchors this show that's rounded out with hometown-heros Spooky Folk and one of our most underrated and nicest guys to boot, Isaac Hoskins.
Friday, March 8
Beer and Tacos with The Pink Antler | Oak Street Draft House | 5pm | $5 with wristband; $10 without wristband
Since We Denton Do It is taco-centric, we are sponsoring this fun little event at the always fun OSDH. Oh, and we love beer also so it's kind of a perfect match. This was all put together by our lovely and talented Alyssa Jarrell, who is also the food writer at Little D and the person behind The Pink Antler recipe and home blog.
The DIME Store Pre-Party and Pop-Up Show - The Dime Store | 6pm | free
Hang out with local artists and celebrate the opening of this easy born creation.
Baptist Generals Listening Party - Dan's Silverleaf | 2pm | wristband
Flemmons described this to me the other night as, "not a garage record."
Saturday, March 9
Denton: A City, a College, and a Creative Class - a 35 Denton Day Panel - Oak Street Draft House | 5pm | wristband
Moderated by city council member Kevin Roden, this promises to be a brainy and inspired discussion geared towards the type of folks who are interested in all things Denton.
The Earthwise 2nd Annual Local Food Festival | The Hive | 10am | Free
What better way to nurse your 35D hangover on Saturday morning than sampling artisan cheeses, honey, olive oil, and fresh produce that all come from nearby. Please tell me there will also be breakfast tacos and coffee and we're golden, y'all.
March Radness Alley Cat - UNT Language Building | 12pm | $5 to buy into the race
If you want to enter this bike race sponsored by the likes of Bullseye Bike Shop, Sprockets, Oak St. Drafthouse, and Pan Ector Industries, check into their Facebook page.
Sunday, March 10
Marnie Stern / The Coathangers / Daniel Francis Doyle / Eat Avery's Bones - Dan's Silverleaf | 9:30pm | wristband
How hip are you? If you don't get into Dan's Sunday night, you've got your answer. Shame on you in advance.
The Last Bison | Doug Burr | Somebody's Darling | The Treelines - Sweetwater Grill & Tavern | 9:30pm | wristband
Denton songwriting hero, Doug Burr emerges after having spent 2012 feverishly writing new material for his next record due later on in 2013. Although, this will be a set of new takes on old material (they've since added Dave Sims to the "duo" lineup), this promises to not disappoint.