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My picks: NX35 Thursday and Friday Schedules

February 25, 2010

We Austinites have heard nothing but SXSW talk for weeks now, but there is still that not-so-little Conferette happening to our north in just two weeks: the NX35 festival!  With SXSW getting bigger and crazier every year, I’m very excited about NX35.  They have great folks working behind the scenes, and hey, Texas is more than big enough to have several hubs of fantastic local music scenes.  And with NX35 scoring some of the biggest names and heralded indie acts as a run up to SXSW, it’s lucky for us that Denton is only a few hours away.

Seanningham and I will be hauling ourselves up there to soak up as much music as possible before SXSW starts, and I’ll be providing reviews of the bands as well as the festival.  Today and tomorrow, I’ll be posting my picks for bands you shouldn’t miss.  Remember, you can still buy a wristband and have access to all four days of the fest for just $65!  You’d pay that much to see just The Flaming Lips anyway…

Here’s a side-note about my picks.  You can see this with my Austin Events posts and you’ll see it with SXSW as well…I list only a few things happening each day because no one could possibly see everything that is going on at the same time.  I’m telling you what I would/will see myself in a variety of genres.  If you want to sort through the full calendar of events, you probably wouldn’t be coming to a blog post that says “My picks.”  Just sayin’.

Let it begin!!  Click the jump to see my picks, get links and see videos of the artists!

NX35: Thursday 3/11 Schedule

Andrew Tinker

Andrew is a local Denton-ite (Dentonian?  Denton-son?)…um, Andrew is a local musician from Denton who recently released his first solo album, It Takes the World.  He was also a founding member of weirdo-band The Polyphonic Spree.  He’ll be playing his blend of indie-pop-Americana at Banter.

Zlam Dunk

Zlam Dunk is a noise/dance band from San Marcos.  They make frequent appearances in Austin and will be touring in support of their EP recorded in Austin, We Are All Dead.  Catch them at The Boiler Room.


Sunnybrook is the creation of Paul North, a native of Denton who composes ambient experimental soundscapes.  Chill out at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios for this set.

Julianna Barwick

Don’t miss this talented lady from Brooklyn.  Julianna specializes in ethereal a’capella and experimental music that is really quite beautiful.  She’ll be at the Sweetwater Grill and Tavern.

Top Place to Stay Put on Thursday:

Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial Street

This eclectic line-up will feature songstress Carrie Rodriguez, Denton band RTB2, OK Sweetwater, and Jacob Metcalf from Dallas.  If you don’t want to move all night, park yourself here for an interesting array of artists all in one place.

NX 35: Friday 3/12 Schedule

Sleep Whale

In my opinion, one of the most buzz-worthy bands of NX35.  They’ll be rocking their electro-experimental sound at Andy’s Bar.

Summer of Glaciers

This band from San Francisco will be playing their sophisticated indie/shoegaze tunes from their new upcoming album Concentric at Banter.

The Rocketboys

The Rocketboys are a popular Austin indie band who’ve played the ACL festival, ME-TV and other major venues in town.  Catch them at Cold Fusion Lounge.

Fergus & Geronimo

Poppy-punky fun Denton band Fergus & Geronimo will play at Hailey’s.

Top Place to Stay Put on Friday:

The Boiler Room, 101 W. Hickory Street

This Friday evening event is sponsored by the Dallas Observer and has a very cool rock and electric-dance line-up featuring LA’s HEALTH, and 3 Denton bands, PVC Street Gang, Record Hop, and Dear Human.

Alright, there you have it!  Come back tomorrow for the all-important Saturday and Sunday line-ups.  See you then!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julie Glover permalink
    March 8, 2010 3:23 pm

    The official term is “Dentonite.” I’ll lokk forward to seeing you in Little D!


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