That magical time is upon us once again, hipsters. Our favorite time of the year: festival season. It all starts Thursday with the Best Ever Fest Ever (or Best Fest No Pants), 35 Denton. 150+ national and local bands in sweet, clean Denton, America. There are a lot of bands on this lineup that you've probably never heard of, but that's ok. You like to be adventurous. Basically, just get out there and see all of the bands and #FestSoHard.
Watch this quick 35 Denton preview from Nightcap News on The CW33.
Here are a few suggestions to write down in your Moleskine.
*LocalEdgeWave bands in bold.
Tony Ferraro & The Satans of Soft Rock (9:30p), Quaker City Night Hawks (10:30p), RTB2 (11:30p), John Wesley Coleman (12:30a)
This lineup is so strong, you'd be just fine posting up at Andy's all night long. But don't do that. It's not fair to the rest of the festival.
Spooky Folk (10:30p)
Fans of The Local Edge are already well aware of how great these dudes are. Indie folk pop at its finest. Here's a video of that one time I threw a SXSW day party on a trailer.
Track Meet (9:30p)
Denton's newest and biggest venue will play host to a huge pants party on night one of the fest. Track Meet are the dudes responsible for the Slime Rave I attended last year after helping drink an entire bottle of whiskey out of a trunk. I'm hoping this showcase is just one big Slime Rave.
Jamaican Queens (11:30p)
Electro pop from Detroit.
Indie funk soul sideproject from the drummer of such bands as Of Montreal, Born Ruffians and Caribou. Real solid jams.
The Dallas surf punks are set to release some new material this year that I'm sure they'll be previewing at this show.
The Blurries (11:30p)
These dudes have melodies for days, and they don't play very often. What the world needs now is more jangle-core.
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Mind Spiders (11:30p)
These Denton punks released one of my favorite albums of last year. Don't miss their set.
Senor Fin (11:30p)
If you like Built to Spill, you'll like Senor Fin.
Savage and the Big Beat (12:30a)
Theatrical indie rock is the perfect way to end most evenings.