Music Not To Miss – Yes in Denton Texas

| January 5, 2012

Sometimes the beginning of the year is the best time in the Denton music scene. Take the Centro-Matic / Telegraph Canyon / Spooky Folk show next week at Dan’s Silverleaf here in Denton.

Here’s a little taste of Will Johnson solo –

Centro-Matic is a Denton band that has more musician cred. than a band like the Old 97’s who shunned their Denton roots for the “Dallas Band Old 97’s” title a long time ago. So be it. Dallas can have ’em, but nobody’s taking our Centro-Matic-Will Johnson-South San Gabriel band – no matter what.
“By some counts, the number of Centro-matic or related releases is in the hundreds at this point; three EPs, a soundtrack cut and a cassingle were released while you read this-each one a surprise and revelation. But none more so than the album now in your possession: Candidate Waltz, what Will Johnson (songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist) calls the band’s “meat-and-potatoes pop record.” Johnson, the accidental solo artist who formed around him a band that’s hung tight and together for 15 years (and: Happy Anniversary!), wrote the songs on bass, in his warm Central Texas in mid-summer. He wonders: Can’t you tell? It sounds shirtless and sweaty.”

January 13 brings Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to Dan’s Silverleaf –

“Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are an American rock & roll band based out of Paia, HI and Southern Calfornia. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (Vocals/Guitar), Anthony LoGerfo (Drums), Tato Melgar (Percussion) and Corey McCormick (Bass). The band’s name represents a pledge made by the group to always be real to who they are both musically and individually and for better or worse. POTR released their debut record “Promise of the Real” in December of 2010 and have toured extensively throughout 2011 in support of the album. This year the band will play 250 shows and have appeared at Farm Aid and on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The Life and Times / Cush / Calhoun are at Dan’s January 19th. Holy smoke, have a listen to The life and Times’ “My Last Hostage” —


Category: Culture on the Skids, Music

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