Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Cut Chemist, John Grant, and the David Mayfield Parade join 35 Conferette in Denton
John Grant recorded a solo album with Midlake as his backing band. Hey, they're local!
DENTON The little conference that could is turning into a big conference full of impressive acts. The 35 Conferette announced today, like it does on Tuesdays via Facebook, that John Grant, the former lead for Czars, and remixer Cut Chemist will join the list for the March 10-13 festival. Or maybe it's a party. Meeting of the minds? It's all those things.
We're also stoked that the David Mayfield Parade will play. The David Mayfield Parade is fronted by, well, David Mayfield, who played in the now-defunct former Fort Worth band Cadillac Sky.
We'll let the Conferette tell you more:
Denver-based singer-songwriter John Grant will make a stop in Denton betwixt U.S. and Europe tours, riding the waves produced by his debut solo album Queen of Denmark — which was recorded with Denton’s own Midlake as his backing band. Enjoying a joyous reception in the U.K., and even performing on Later with Jools Holland, the mercurial artist has risen from the ashes of the defunct Czars with his album full of “contemplative epics, works of slow-burn grandeur played on piano and woodwind, pitched somewhere close to perfection by Grant's aching baritone.” – The Independent
Credited as one of rap outfit Jurassic 5’s founding members, Cut Chemist has been present in the hip-hop community for over 20 years, and has collaborated with fellow mixtaper and remixer DJ Shadow. Currently crafting his sophomore album, the Chemist released two cross-genre tracks for free download on the eve of 2011 on his new Sound Cloud profile.
Seven groups join John Grant and Cut Chemist in today’s announcement:
- Matador’s haunting English psych-rock trio, Esben and the Witch
- Newgrass artist the David Mayfield Parade from Kent, Ohio
- New York’s darkly disturbing folk metal band O'Death
- Seattle’s soulful indie-folk group Ivan and Alyosha
- Baltimore-based electro-pop artist Adventure, ranging from chiptunes to disco theatrics, of Carpark Records
- Texas’ gritty roots blues one-man-phenomenon Possessed by Paul James
- Seattle transplant singer-songwriter Mansions
- Denton Square Donuts up for sale
- 35 Denton's pop-up venue The Hive will soon be a permanent live music spot
- Restaurant review: Michael's Kitchen makes mediocre meals unlikely to impress or offend
- Chef Tim Love brings fine dining to the Denton Square with Queenie's Steakhouse
- Denton's Bavarian beer house, Gerhard's, gets stamp of approval from German natives