Beings that I am a Denton resident and amazing national acts usually pass us by for one of our larger neighbors, I'm more than happy to promote cool bands when they come my way. This week, for example, two such acts will be gracing little ol' Denton with their bigger-than-life presence.
First up, The Ettes headline tonight (so clear those calenders) at Rubbergloves. This stripped-down Nashville trio is opening for Juliette Lewis on her national tour, composed a few tunes for the upcoming Drew Barrymore roller-derby flick and brings the sexy with a sultry sound (imagine a fuzzed out, slow tempo version of early 90's girly rock).
Also, look for Charilift to pack out Hailey's with hipsters and college kids alike on Saturday night. After providing the backing track to an iPod Nano commercial (the mark of true underground success), this Brooklyn-based band has exploded in 2009 with various late night show appearances, a collaboration with Marc Jacobs, a VMA nomination and a fall tour with Phoenix and TV On The Radio.
So, take that Big D! Denton may not have big glowy buildings and murderous roadways, but occasionally we do attract the attention of notable musicians (and their booking agents). If only it were a bit more frequently....