March Little d After Dark
Monthly entertainment guide of the Denton Record-Chronicle.
The year 2008 was, in many ways, a watershed year for both Denton rock music and the national hip-hop scene. The rise of “hip-hopreneurs” prompted Forbesto create its yearly “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list and note that “rap’s focus has shifted from beef to cake — making money, that is.” But as hip-hop’s profile increased nationally at a seemingly exponential rate, and even as the Denton rock scene received a great deal of exposure with a flagship music festival now entering maturity, the city’s equally eclectichip-hop community has been growing and developing a voice of its own, and is only just now beginning to be noticed. Story by Dave Sims COVER STORY MARCH 2012 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7 Courtesy photo PublisherBill Patterson Managing EditorDawn Cobb 940-566-6879 | firstname.lastname@example.org Features Editor Lucinda Breeding 940-566-6877 email@example.com Advertising Director Sandra Hammond 940-566-6820 firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Manager Shawn Reneau 940-566-6843 email@example.com Classified Display Julie Hammond 940-566-6819 firstname.lastname@example.org Contributing WritersCody Robinson, Alyssa Jarrell, Megan Radke, Dave Sims, Rachel Watts PhotographerDavid Minton DesignerRachel McReynolds On the coverBun B. Courtesy photo. The contents of this free publication are copy- righted by Denton Publishing Co., 2012, a sub- sidiary of A.H. Belo Corp. (www.ahbelo.com, NYSE symbol: AHC), with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without permission, of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited. Little d After Darkis published monthly by Denton Publishing Company, 314 E. Hickory St. opening shot >> 2 gooddates >> 4 editor’s note >> 5 the alchemist A bonny wee glass of Irish coffee. >> 6 try this at home Homemade stompbox from an old cigar box. >> 7 sketchy stuff >> 15 flavor junkie Cardo’s Farm Project gives us some steady beets. >> 16 bargain bytes >> 18 >> keyes unlocked Houston native Eric Keyesmade his way to Denton in the early ’90s to study music at the University of North Texas. It’s clear that music has been the constant in his life from a very young age, and whether he developed his unique take on sound on his own or at UNT, Keyes certainly plays on his own terms. their mighty pen If anyone still thinks of Baruch the Scribe as the folky, twangle-dangle group of kids from next door, they’ve got it all wrong. The group’s newest album, Intentions— scheduled for release March 2 at Dan’s Silverleaf — is all grown up. >> 13 THE ELEMENTS FEATURES Courtesy photo/Eric Keyes