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    Made in Denton serves as Arts & Jazz Fest fundraiser, connects community through love for music

Made in Denton serves as Arts & Jazz Fest fundraiser, connects community through love for music

Red lights illuminate the stage as the upbeat guitar riffs of Canadian guitarist Redd Volkaert fill the space. Members from across the Denton community gathered around Dan’s Silverleaf take in the Friday night atmosphere and entertainment. The Made in Denton Music Event, a three-day fundraiser for this October’s Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, opened its first night with performances from Volkaert, Minnesota-based singer Mary Cutrufello and local folk-rock artist Levi

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    Trans Pride Fest celebrates transgender community through music and dancing

Trans Pride Fest celebrates transgender community through music and dancing

As music blares over the speakers, a large group of people donned in colorful eye makeup, bright jewelry, LGBTQ+ flags and patches surround a stage in front of the University Union. On the lawn around them, booths were inhabited by organizations from both on and off-campus, local artists, outreach groups and first aid. People were gathered on the South Lawn for Trans Pride Fest, the combined effort of organizations Don’t

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    27th annual Redbud Festival aims to plant seeds of environmental awareness

27th annual Redbud Festival aims to plant seeds of environmental awareness

A crowd gathers around the yard of the Denton Civic Center as models strut across the stage dressed in their elaborate creations. The audience cheers as each designer flaunt their new look: a plastic bottle train, a scrap fabric sleeve and a hula hoop-hoop skirt. These sustainable designs made their debut at the 10th Thistle Creative Reuse Runway, just one of several festivities available at the annual Redbud Festival held

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    Legalize Fest supports marijuana decriminalization, cannabis community

Legalize Fest supports marijuana decriminalization, cannabis community

Electric music fills the ground of Killer’s Tacos as members of local rock band Blue Feel are illuminated by lights of blue, red and green. While attendees gather around the stage, others venture outside to visit members of the Denton art community at numerous vendor booths. As the night continues, artists and audiences alike gather to celebrate another mutual collective — the local cannabis community.  “To host a 4/20 festival

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    UPC’s North by North Texas music festival returns in person for first time since 2019

UPC’s North by North Texas music festival returns in person for first time since 2019

With the sun creeping toward the horizon, a crowd gathers around a stage erected in Library Mall, moments later media arts freshman Micah Talley takes the stage, bursting into her rendition of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings.” The crowd erupts into song, echoing the lyrics back to her. The North by North Texas music festival, organized by the University Program Council, took place on April 1 and featured student musicians such

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    Thin Line Festival returns to in-person format after two year hiatus

Thin Line Festival returns to in-person format after two year hiatus

Denton’s 15th annual Thin Line Film and Music Festival took place from March 23 through March 27, featuring local music acts and films from across the globe.  The festival, which moved online due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, was in a hybrid configuration for film screenings this year, combining in-person and online options to offer more flexibility to attendees. Musical performances were held at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, Harvest

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    SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Festival closes with music at Lady Bird Lake, ‘Atlanta’ season 3 premiere

SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Festival closes with music at Lady Bird Lake, ‘Atlanta’ season 3 premiere

Since today marks the week anniversary of the end of South by Southwest 2022, the North Texas Daily has compiled a gallery of photos from one of the final days of the festival. On Saturday, March 19, SXSW attendees walked over to The Stage at Lady Bird Lake, where they treated themselves to freebies from companies SugarBee Apple, Schweppes and Splash Blast. Attendees then took a ride on Samsung’s “Selfie-Go-Round,”

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    SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Thursday and Friday bring art exhibitions, poster expo and Texas premiere

SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Thursday and Friday bring art exhibitions, poster expo and Texas premiere

AUSTIN, Texas – Days seven and eight of South by Southwest included a variety of art, music and film to appeal to the interests of different festivalgoers. Thursday brought the North Texas Daily to an interview with the music group Tribe Mafia, managed by UNT alumni Zulia Barrios with performers Carlos “Dashawn Daniels” Moore and former UNT student Chinasa Broxton. In a sit-down interview with Editor-in-Chief Maria Lawson, the group discussed

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    SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Wednesday of SXSW week puts on expo, podcast recording, domes and local artist

SXSW 2022: GALLERY: Wednesday of SXSW week puts on expo, podcast recording, domes and local artist

AUSTIN, Texas — Wednesday marked the sixth day of the Austin festival South by Southwest, with festivities including a creative expo, podcast recording, performance from a Denton duo and the Wisdome Austin Immersive Experience among other events across Downtown Austin. The last day of the Creative Industries Expo brought attendees to the Austin Convention Center, which became home to exhibitors ranging from a Worldview mock spaceship to interactive, dance-along arcade

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    SXSW 2022: Denton twins-gone-musicians perform at SXSW

SXSW 2022: Denton twins-gone-musicians perform at SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas — A pair of two similar-looking, mullet-having 23-year-old men — one of whom has red hair — step on stage at Valhalla during South by Southwest. As they plug in their instruments and gear up to perform, a red light beams on the stage. Jake Derting (shredder of drums) and Matt Derting (bassist, vocalist and noise maker) make up the Denton-based duo known as the Venus Twins, and yes,

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