Either way, the festival seems to consistently get things right on the music end. This year is no different. The mere opportunity to see The Jesus & Mary Chain perform in the metroplex for the first time in over a decade is reason enough to spend the money on the wristband. Other out of towners on the lineup include The Hood Internet, Best Coast, The Raincoats, Peaking Lights, Built to Spill, and Designer Drugs (just to name a few).
But you didn't come here to read about the out of towners, right? You know that The Ghost is almost exclusively fixated on local musics. So here's a look at thirteen of the finest local acts playing this year's 35 Denton Festival. In fact, consider this a potential schedule, as all these acts are at different times. Note that lineup times provided may change, but as of this moment, the set times are accurate.
Standard playlist disclaimer: any artists, record labels, etc. who do not wish to be on the playlist for any reason whatsoever, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly remove the track. And if you'd actually like to be on the playlist, you can use the same email address to email me your mp3's. If I like the song, then odds are it'll wind up on a playlist.
- "The Man with the Golden Snack", Old Snack
Performing at 9:30 PM Thursday night at The Labb.
- "Wither", True Widow
Performing at 11:30 PM Thursday night at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.
- "Gambling Preacher and His Daughter", Whiskey Folk Ramblers
Performing at 6:00 PM Friday evening at Main Stage #1.
- "Knockout Rose", Bad Design
Performing at 10:15 PM Friday night at J&J's Pizza.
- "I Got This Fever/O Ye Devastator", Doug Burr
Performing at 11:30 Friday night at Dan's Silverleaf.
- "Buy You", Spookeasy
Performing at 9:30 PM Saturday night at Banter.
- "Forever Today", Soviet
Performing at 10:30 PM Saturday night at Denton Square Donuts.
- "America's Son", Air Review
Performing at 12:45 AM Saturday night at Dan's Silverleaf.
- "Sexy Weekend", Leg Sweeper
Performing at 3:30 PM Sunday afternoon at Main Stage #2.
- "Cut the Lights", Manned Missiles
Performing at 9:30 PM Sunday night at Mellow Mushroom.
- "Red Palomino", The Demigs
Performing at 10:30 PM Sunday night at Denton Square Donuts.
- "Like a Charm", Here Holy Spain
Performing at 11:30 PM Sunday night at Abbey Underground.
- "Remember You", The O's
Performing at 12:30 AM Sunday night at Sweetwater.
And that's just a small sampling of the quality local music featured at 35 Denton. My apologies to A.M. Ramblers, Backwater Opera, The Blurries, The Burning Hotels, Damaged Good$, Fox and the Bird, The Hope Trust, The House Harkonnen, Jessie Frye, Museum Creatures, The Phuss, RTB2, Sealion, Shaolin Death Squad, Shiny Around the Edges, Sore Losers, and all the many other fine acts that I could not fit into the playlist.