Austin has seen its profile swell, leaving some artists disenchanted by commercialism and high rents. The cooler kids have decamped to Denton, a sub-cultural oasis.
Denton, TX (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
NX35 (North by 35) a music conference is hosting over 130 Texas, national and international bands from March 12th to the 15th in Denton, Texas. Day programming includes speakers, panels, Q&As, trade show and market place. Denton, Texas, recently named Paste Magazine's Best Music Scene 2008, has a growing international reputation as an independent music community. More than sixty Denton acts will showcase a diversity of styles and will be joined by national and International touring bands. In keeping with the economic times, and in rebellion of blotted ticket prices, NX35 is an affordable conference with a large variety of content.
The Conference nighttime programming takes place at nine participating indoor music venues all within the walk able 4-block area surrounding the Denton Courtyard Square. The Denton Civic Center is hosting a music related trade show and market place, day programming, and the University of North Texas stage promoting music from their world renowned Collage of Music. NX35 venues are relatively small, offering an intimate room to see acts that would normally play in much larger setting.
Denton has left a footprint all over every type of music in a historical way. Some of those who have worked on their craft in Denton include: Don Henley, Bob Dorough, Roy Orbison, Pat Boone, Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Meat Loaf. More recent acts to emerge from Denton, like Norah Jones, Bowling for Soup, Midlike and the Eli Young Band, cover a varied musical spectrum.
The national and international music community is taking notice to what many independent music fans have known for years. "For Denton, like Nashville, Memphis, Seattle or Portland before it, is fast becoming an American musical heartland where something is happening" said Jude Roger of the Guardian. Dave Sims in his December article declaring Denton Paste Magazine's Best Music Scene of 2008 said "Denton, Texas is simply the paradigm of a healthy music community". Lionel Beehner in his 2008 New York Times article said "Austin has seen its profile swell, leaving some artists disenchanted by commercialism and high rents. The cooler kids have decamped to Denton, a sub-cultural oasis."
To get additional information on NX35 Denton Music Conference being held March 12th to the 15th contact Chad Nichols at (940) 453-8063 or visit NX35.com.