Thursday, September 8, 2011 , Updated 7:23 p.m., October 31, 2011
UPDATED: Hip New Year’s Eve concert in Denton
features won’t feature HEALTH and John Maus
DENTON When we last spoke with Denton musician Matthew Gray in mid-August, he promised more surprises from his his latest project, Denton County Proper, a booking and promotions company.
He'd already told us that John Oates of the Hall & Oates fame would perform at the inaugural, three-day event in November [UPDATE: Oates has since canceled]. But if that's not enough to shock and delight you, then get ready for what Gray has up his sleeve on New Year’s Eve.
Los Angeles experimental noise band HEALTH and '80s retro inspired solo artist John Maus – who is currently having a love affair with the synth – will headline the NYE show at The Warehouse in Denton (not to be mistaken with Fort Worth’s Wherehouse). Denton singer/songwriter Caleb Ian Campbell’s latest musical outlet, Coves, will open. More acts, both national and local, are expected to be announced soon.
[UPDATE: The New Year's Eve shows have been canceled. We'll bring you more information soon.]
Usually, Dallas has most of the hot ticket events as the clock strikes midnight (as evidence of the epic show featuring Girl Talk, Neon Indian, and more at Dallas Convention Center), but Gray hopes Denton will become a destination to ring in the New Year.
Click here to purchase tickets for Gray's NYE bash. It's a cheap $14.50; the show is 18 and up.
- Hidden Cove Park and Marina
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road
- Age limit: 12+ Free - $10
If the anticipation's killing you, Gray is also hosting a 10-band concert on September 24 featuring local bands Somebody’s Darling, The King Bucks, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, and more. Called Splash Bash, the event is at Marine Quest Hidden Cove on Lake Lewisville.
With each show that Denton Country Proper puts on, proceeds will go to a charity. Splash Bash benefits United Way of Denton.
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