It’s been four years since the Demigs have had new music to push. And now? Boy, does the band have some new music. The indie rock four-piece unveils its long-awaited double album Saturday night at Dan’s Silverleaf.
These boots are made for dancing. The hotly awaited Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony Awards in 2013 including best musical, made its North Texas debut, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, earlier this week and will return Oct. 27 to play Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
Denton filmmakers Susan Carol Davis and Jennifer Batchelder are ready for at least one question about the short film, “Retno’s Refusal,” set to premiere on Sunday night at Thin Line, a documentary film, music and photography festival that opened in Denton Wednesday night.
Since its release in 2012, E.L. James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey has grabbed hold of taboos and brought the masses into a new world of sexual visibility. With the film adaptation hitting screens tonight, local business owners and readers reflect on the impact of the erotic novel series.
Mishka Shubaly documents his wasted years in his third full-length album, Coward’s Path . Released last week on In Music We Trust, Shubaly’s latest is a meditation on a misspent chance. The album includes 12 tracks of drinking songs, snapshots from a life careening out of control — tunes about death, darkness, failure and the cold comfort of oblivion. All of them were plucked from a time Shubaly spent opening for Doug Stanhope — an unforeseen perk after his 2007 release How to Make a Bad Situation Worse came out and won the love of critics, but not the masses. By 2008, Shubaly was bogged down in booze, drugs and chaos. He got sober in 2009. Coward’s Path was recorded after Shubaly met rock bottom with his head and his heart. He’ll perform at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday with JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, which includes Brian Breckinridge, Clint Werth, Matthew Solomon and Alex Smelser. Doors open at 9 p.m., and cover is $6, $8 for ages 20 and younger. Rubber Gloves is at 411 E. Sycamore St.
Big Edie and Little Edie seemed like they had everything going for them. Big Edie — Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale — lived a gracious life with her husband, Phelan, and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale. Big Edie had pedigree as the aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She had a beautiful home designed at the end of the 19th century by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe. And Phelan was the scion of an Alabama speaker of the House.
When University of North Texas art faculty member Ana M. Lopez took her first tour of the work submitted to “Materials: Hard & Soft,” she said she was looking for one thing: quality. That means the educator — who is also a metalsmith who makes her own art for the market — was looking for beautiful art made by sound hands.
Learning about music doesn’t have to be torture at the keyboard, with piano lessons looming. The University of North Texas College of Music has a longstanding childhood music program that teaches newborns to age 7 how to “speak music,” and it’s literally fun and games. Register soon, because space is limited.
Oklahoma-born Stoney LaRue said his latest album, Aviator, is a “Bob Dylan meets Tom Petty” affair. The record, which dropped last Halloween, is a walk from bare-bones Americana to rock without a care. Produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin), Aviator is LaRue’s debut with eOne Nashville label. He plays tonight at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, with Brandon Jenkins and Zac Wilkerson. Tickets cost $15-$25, and doors open at 8 p.m.