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OCTOBER 2012 VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2

Photo by David Minton

Bone Doggie can’t keep the hint of irony out of his rasping voice when he names the date he and the Hickory Street Hellraisers were born into the personae they now enjoy. “I can tell you exactly when the band we have now came to be,” he says, pausing to exhale a long drag from his e-cigarette. “It was at Denton’s Day of the Dead last year.” Makes sense. Story by Lucinda Breeding

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good dates

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editor’s note

F E AT U R E S >>

THE ELEMENTS

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the alchemist If you’ve never had a

something for himself Will Johnson is a staple among

Texas musicians, having long played in and toured with his share of rock

Jägerbomb, you’re in for a vaguely

bands across the state, including his group, Denton-based favorite

licorice-flavored trip down memory lane.

Centro-matic. And because of this, making time for his own solo record

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releases can be challenging, Johnson says.

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work the room Head to the

get on the list Spune Productions wears many hats these days:

rockin’-est country venue this side of the

booking agency, artist developer, record label and promoter. Whether

Mississippi.

music lovers are out to see a favorite big-name artist at the Palladium

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Courtesy photo/Matt Pence

flavor junkie Oatmeal chocolate-

the Dallas-Fort Worth-based company is likely behind the show. On >>

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b-side beat

Ballroom or hoping to discover a new indie favorite at a local festival, Oct. 5 and 6, Spune will play host to the first Index Festival.

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arranger and trombone player David Pierce unveiled both his undying

all hallow’s fun Nearly four years ago, Denton decided to cele-

affection (get it?) for Halloween and Cirque du Horror. This year,

brate Halloween good and proper. That’s when Denton composer,

the show’s bigger and better than ever.

Publisher Bill Patterson Managing Editor Dawn Cobb

Advertising Director Sandra Hammond

940-566-6879 | dcobb@dentonrc.com

Advertising Manager Shawn Reneau

Features Editor Lucinda Breeding

940-566-6843 | sreneau@dentonrc.com

940-566-6877 | cbreeding@dentonrc.com

Classified Display Julie Hammond

940-566-6820 | shammond@dentonrc.com

940-566-6819 |jhammond@dentonrc.com

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chip creme pies with bourbon milk? After you’ve done your homework, dear.

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Contributing Writers Alyssa Jarrell, Megan Radke, Rachel Watts Designer Rachel McReynolds Photographers David Minton, Ed Steele, Chris Newby On the cover Photo by David Minton

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October Little d After Dark 2012  

Monthly entertainment magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

October Little d After Dark 2012  

Monthly entertainment magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.