Music Recommendations: 7/8/13

July 8th, 2013 by Darin

I’ve had the opportunity to hear Possessed by Paul James play several times, twice with his stellar touring partner Delaney Davidson, but it’s never occurred to me to encourage others to seek these guys out. They put on another great show this holiday weekend at Dan’s Silverleaf—this time, I remembered to tell you about them.

The Night is a Disco

November 21st, 2012 by Darin

A while back, I read from Noise as a part of a mixed media experiment with Shiny Around the Edges. They’ve got a baller new album out: The Night is a Disco. It’s straight hypnogogia—experimental, ambient, and jazzy.

Dig it.

35 Denton, 2012

March 12th, 2012 by Darin

I (barely) survived another year at 35 Denton. Highlights included The Raincoats, Grandlake (Jason Lytle from Granddaddy merged with Midlake), Atlas Sound, Words and Music, lunch trucks, and the back porch at Dan’s Silverleaf.

Here’re some pictures.

Fig. 2: Big, blurry video screen thing. It is its own 18-wheeler trailer. Neat. It's got Mountain Goats on it in this pic.

Fig. 3: Crowd shot.

Fig. 4: Another crowd shot.

Beirut: “Venice”

February 14th, 2012 by Darin

I seem to recall having posted this, but I can’t find evidence of such. Anyway, it’s currently my favorite song. Just seems to sum up the zeitgeist quite nicely. (Damn, I even feel like I used that line.)

Whatever. Enjoy.

This Week in Musics

November 9th, 2011 by Darin

Youth Lagoon: “Montana”

This Week in Musics

June 18th, 2011 by Darin

Frightened Rabbit: “My Backwards Walk”

Lyrics Born: “Callin’ Out”

Heartless Bastards: “The Mountain” (Ignore the video’s lyrics (they’re mis-transcribed) and its stroke-inducing text-flash.)

Beth Orton: “Ooh, Child” (prepare to be destroyed)

Muslimgauze: “Saladin Mercy” (This fan-made video includes difficult-to-watch footage of Israeli bombs hammering the hell out of Gaza City.)

This Week in Musics

May 28th, 2011 by Darin

If you couldn’t already tell by all of the live music pictures, in addition to scotch, politics, and the economy, I’m also a big music fan. A recent conversation with some other enthusiasts re: music we were fairly certain the others hadn’t heard of inspired me to share a few links for some of what I’m into these days. The chilled-version. Enjoy.

(Blue Phantom)


(Tinariwen. Saharan Tuaregs on electric guitars. Badass.)


(Robert Henke)

(Lemon Jelly)

And that’s it for this week. We’ll do some more next time around.

Dim Locator

May 24th, 2011 by Darin

Fig. 1: Dim Locator. Dan's Silver Leaf. DTX

Record Hop

May 16th, 2011 by Darin

Fig. 1: Record Hop. Hailey's, Denton, TX

Elliott Brood

April 16th, 2011 by Darin

Fig. 1: Elliott Brood. Dan's Silver Leaf, Denton, Texas

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