35 Denton and Breakaway Fest Announce Returns and Rigor Mortis' Latest Is Ready To Stream.
As if the 50-or-so music festivals going down in North Texas this year weren't enough, just know that this number will go up by at least one next year when 35 Denton makes its triumphant return in 2015 after taking a year off to reorganize.
Don't believe us? Take this Saturday's early pre-sale party at Hailey's as concrete evidence that, come this March, the fest will, in fact, go down. At the day-long party, which will cost $10 to attend, a dozen bands will perform, a Denton emcee battle will go down, Brutal Juice's Craig Welch will host a dance competition and tickets to next year's fest will go on sale for just $35. Also, this Saturday only, tickets will also be available on the fest's website for $45.
Another fest making its return this fall is the Breakaway Musical Festival. Unlike last year's Toyota Stadium-held edition of the fest that featured a diverse array of performers (see: Juicy J, Wu-Tang Clan, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Empire of the Sun and Explosions in the Sky, among others), this year's version at the South Side Ballroom will be headlined by Canadian electronic acts Adventure Club and DVBBS. Tickets to that October 11 show will go on sale here starting this Friday, August 29.
And lest you think next month's Index Fest had finished adding bands to its already-stacked, 90-band affair, well, think again: No Bragging Rights, Knuckle Puck and To the Wind were all added to the fest earlier this week.
Speaking of big shows: George Strait's last concert ever set records earlier this summer when the “King of Country Music” packed nearly 105,000 people into AT&T Stadium and, next month, a 20-track live album recorded at that star-studded concert will be released on MCA Nashville. Check out the complete track listing and the special guests Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium disc will feature right here.
Other upcoming releases worth mentioning include the long-time-coming debut full-length from melancholy Dallas quintet Bethan, which will earn its release just days before the band's October 11 show at Three Links. Like Sarah Jaffe's just-released third LP, Bethan's upcoming Time Gone By LP was recorded at Denton's Redwood Studios with Midlake's McKenzie Smith at the helm.
Speaking of Jaffe: Dallas' current It Girl released a video for her “Lover Girl” single late last week. Peep it below:
Meanwhile, Denton “danger folk” outfit Hares on the Mountain released a new four-song EP featuring covers of classic folk tunes during its regular Sunday happy hour showcase at Dan's Silverleaf. Stream it below and/or pick up a physical copy on most Sunday afternoons at Dan's.
While you're at it, you can also preview a couple tracks from the upcoming Rigor Mortis album here. The fourth and final album from the thrash legends — the band's first release in 23 years — will be self-released on October 7.
And, finally, the upcoming fall season of AT&T Patio Sessions was released this past week. The new season of free live local music offerings will start at the new, later hour of 6:30 p.m., beginning with September 4th's Rodney Parker and Tyler Rougeux lineup. Check out the rest of this season's performers here.
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