Wednesday, May 4, 2011 , Updated 11:51 a.m., May 9, 2011
UPDATED: New website Dentoneer will replace Day Bow Bow
The site is started by Denton folks, for Denton folks.
If you follow the music blog Day Bow Bow, you may have noticed that posts went from almost daily in March to just two posts in April. They hinted in a post on March 25 that “we have some big plans in the works,” and this weekend, those big plans go into soft launch. Day Bow Bow will be re-purposed as Dentoneer, a news/opinion/culture blog that will focus, initially, on music.
The idea is to transition the former music blog into a “civic-minded” website that serves the people of Denton, said Andy Odom, one of four managing editors.
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The site launches quietly this weekend, and the team hosts their official launch party on May 15. Dentoneer will be helmed by five very in-the-know music folks: Chris Flemmons, who masterminded 35 Conferette and is in The Baptist Generals; Jamie-Paul Falcon and Jesseca Bagherpour, both of Day Bow Bow; Charlie Hunter, of I Love Math Records; and Odom, bassist in The Hope Trust and former Pegasus News freelance music writer. The idea for the blog was Flemmons', but the excitement sprang from discussions mostly during the 35 Conferette – which is ironic, given that most of the main contributors were very busy that weekend running the festival.
“There seems to be a lot of desire for there to be something that's targeted to a different demographic than who normally [reads] the standard newspaper,” Odom said when explaining Dentoneer. On Sunday's soft launch, you can expect mostly music coverage with a few added city stories, like Denton election information. The site is dedicated to under-40's Dentonites, those who “still live in Denton and want to make Denton their home,” Odom said.
The site will collaborate with other well-known Denton sites such as Bike Denton and Think Denton.
“We're not trying to compete and outdo [anyone],” Odom said. “We just want to be a good local source of information.”
UPDATE: The site is now live. The contributors have posted a "Track of the Day," a review of Wilco's performance in Denton (which was a popular show this weekend), plus Denton city council information and more.
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