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Denton pulls out all the stops for Oaktopia

The most common thing I've heard the last week was, "Oh, you're going to Oaktopia? I'm so jealous!" Sometimes, you just have to treat yo'self and Oaktopia 2016 truly was a treat. From a great kick-off Thursday night to the action-packed Friday and Saturdays of the festival, this is going to be one…

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Denton music scene gives off a 'peaceful easy feeling'

I have this vivid memory from my childhood. My mom had this really old Datsun hatchback. It was painted in just primer. The AC didn't work and there was a hole in the floorboard of the back seat, passenger side. If you lifted up the floor mat, you could see pavement whizzing by underneath the car…

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Thin Line: Day Three

I'm sitting in a Denton coffee house, Banter. It's mid-day Friday afternoon and all is quiet on the square. The first film is at 3:00pm, one my festival faves, Poverty, Inc. and I'm just killin' some time before heading back to Campus Theater. Looking around Banter at the photographs hanging on the…

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Thin Line: Midlake: Live in Denton, TX

Tonight. TONIGHT! It has finally arrived...opening night of the Thin Line Film Fest. I've got my vacay time approved, bags are packed and loaded; I am Denton bound the second the clock strikes 5:00pm! 4 straight days of films, photography and MUSIC....and ohhhh the music! I am a self-admitted music…

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Midlake Live from Denton at Thin Line

Undeniably, one of the most talented bands in recent years to call Denton home is Midlake. Upon viewing their fantastic performance in the documentary MIDLAKE – LIVE FROM DENTON, viewers are transported not only to an amazing concert but to the city of Denton itself. Striking and swirling visuals, a…

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Thin Line -- Midlake: Live in Denton, TX

Thin Line Film Festival is an integral part of the canvas of Denton. One thing that makes Thin Line so special is that it features international, regional and local documentaries. Midlake: Live in Denton, TX fits in the latter category and fits well. Midlake at Dan's Silverleaf. Image courtesy…

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The Midlake Sound

Some bands crumble after the leading man, the lynchpin of the group, moves on. For the members of Denton-born Midlake, though, circumstance brought about a new type of togetherness. Initially formed in 1999 as the funk-inspired “Cornbread All-Stars,” the band began transcending into a new type of…

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Live from Denton, Texas!

Original Independent Denton is my greatest passion. This is not breaking news to readers who regularly digest my weekly meanderings about the virtues of our city. Many of you have asked how it is that I don’t run out of things to say. Truly, there are so many unique aspects to this place that fodder…

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