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Thu

Apr 04

2019

THIN LINE: Filth Brings Experimental Music and Visceral Performances

Drummer, percussionist, part-time DJ and full-time vintage media junkie, Rob Buttrum keeps his weeks busy with his live performances and side projects. He will be busy next week performing at Thin Line Fest as Filth, his experimental and industrial music project. Buttrum has been in Denton for more than 15 years, and has been performing […]

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Wed

Mar 27

2019

THIN LINE: Community First Tells a Harrowing Tales of Hardship and Unity

Sitting outside of a parked RV, Andrea Jansen meticulously strokes magenta paint against a canvas. A flag reading “Home is where you park it” can be seen just outside her RV – a place she only recently began calling home. She does not pay rent; the artist exchanges her artistic labors for a place to […]

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Sun

Mar 17

2019

THIN LINE: The Must-See Music Performances

Every April, people travel to Denton to relish in Thin Line Fest’s musical entertainment, competitive photography and documentary films. If it’s your first year attending, it can be overwhelming to narrow down which performances you’d like to see. That’s where I come. So far, 18 bands are set to perform at this year’s festival. The […]

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Mon

Jan 14

2019

DBFF: Bluegrass Band Reclaims Their Roots in Superb “Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind”

Bluegrass probably isn’t the first type of music you associate with prestige. When you think of Grammy-winning tunes, you probably think of catchy melodies and poppy beats, not banjos, kazoos, fiddles and beatboxing. But don’t get it twisted: The Carolina Chocolate Drops earned every award they’ve ever won — and then some. “Don’t Get Trouble […]

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Wed

Jan 09

2019

DBFF: “16 Bars” Highlights Intimate Inmate Stories Through Undiscovered Musical Talent

Behind white walls and barred doors stands a man who is no stranger to performing. Without a beat or a musical instrument to back him up, he raps through a quick verse as the audience gives him hopeful gazes. It is clear that his lyrics have an impact on his audience, and with each word, […]

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