35 Denton in Pictures: Fest bests

Photographer Ed Steele spends Saturday between DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival and 35 Denton.

Brave Combo performs on the DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Brave Combo performs on the DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Brave Combo. Saturday, March 9. Ed Steele.

Brave Combo. Saturday, March 9. Ed Steele.

Little Jack Melody packs A Creative Art Studio at an off-festival party on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Little Jack Melody packs A Creative Art Studio at an off-festival party on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Little Jack Melody at A Creative Art Studio on Oak Street on Saturday. 35 Denton music festival spins off a host of unofficial shows in Denton each spring. March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Little Jack Melody at A Creative Art Studio on Oak Street on Saturday. 35 Denton music festival spins off a host of unofficial shows in Denton each spring. March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Acid Baby Jesus plays at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Denton during a showcase at 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Acid Baby Jesus plays at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Denton during a showcase at 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Hell Shovel performed at Mellow Mushroom during a 35 Denton showcase on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Hell Shovel performed at Mellow Mushroom during a 35 Denton showcase on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton singer-songwriter Mary Walker. Showcase t Banter Bistro during 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton singer-songwriter Mary Walker. Showcase t Banter Bistro during 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton singer-songwriter Mary Walker performs at Banter Bistro at 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton singer-songwriter Mary Walker performs at Banter Bistro at 35 Denton. Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Lily Taylor performs at Banter Bistro during a 35 Denton showcase on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

Lily Taylor performs at Banter Bistro during a 35 Denton showcase on Saturday, March 9. Photo by Ed Steele.

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Solange: Better late than never

video by Britney Tabor

Solange: Better late than never

After a frantic re-shuffling of festival events due to extreme weather conditions on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 35 Denton moved neo-soul/R&B singer Solange to the Hive, a recently-acquired, 12,000 square-foot space on the corner of Bell Avenue and Mulberry Street. Previously, the singer was scheduled to appear on the 35 Denton mainstage.

35 Denton in Pictures: bright lights, little city (oh, and a whole different festival, too)

Justin from InstantFilmSociety.com experimented with some antique photography at 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Justin from InstantFilmSociety.com experimented with some antique photography at 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Photographer Ed Steele has burned out his pedometer this weekend shooting 35 Denton and DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival. You might have seen Steele and our other man on the scene, Courts Griner. For now, let your eyes bask in Steele’s visual poetry.

Modalita Salon indulged in some busking during 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Modalita Salon indulged in some busking during 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashley Gatta and the Free People gigged at DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashley Gatta and the Free People gigged at DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashley Gatta at DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashley Gatta at DentonRadio.com on the Square Festival on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Singer-songwriter Megan Stone performs at The Fine Arts Theatre on Elm Street in Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Singer-songwriter Megan Stone performs at The Fine Arts Theatre on Elm Street in Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Satan on stilts took a break from eternal damnation for -- what else? -- Brutal Juice at 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Satan on stilts took a break from eternal damnation for — what else? — Brutal Juice at 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

A baby strikes a pose at the vendor booths during 35 Denton. The festival was all ages at the main stage -- the festival welcomed strollers. Photo by Ed Steele.

A baby strikes a pose at the vendor booths during 35 Denton. The festival was all ages at the main stage — the festival welcomed strollers. Photo by Ed Steele.

Nothing says lovin' like a brick oven. Food trucks lined Hickory Street during 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Nothing says lovin’ like a brick oven. Food trucks lined Hickory Street during 35 Denton. Photo by Ed Steele.

Taylor Kimbro of Deep Throat at the main stage on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Taylor Kimbro of Deep Throat at the main stage on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Hula Hoops attracted photographers, the pros and the hobbyists, at the main stage on Friday. This hoop spinner used Sleep's music at the main stage as a tick track for his stunts. Photo by Ed Steele.

Hula Hoops attracted photographers, the pros and the hobbyists, at the main stage on Friday. This hoop spinner used Sleep’s music at the main stage as a tick track for his stunts. Photo by Ed Steele.

An Oklahoma wrestler pins Denton wrestler Bj Lewis during a fierce fight at the XCW Wrestling demonstration on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

An Oklahoma wrestler pins Denton wrestler Bj Lewis during a fierce fight at the XCW Wrestling demonstration on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton band Peoplodian plays at the Hive at 35 Denton on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Denton band Peoplodian plays at the Hive at 35 Denton on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

DefRain pulled the crowd close to the barricades at the Hive at 35 Denton on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

DefRain pulled the crowd close the the barricades at the Hive at 35 Denton on Friday, March 8. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashkey Cromeens of Def Rain. Photo by Ed Steele.

Ashley Cromeens of Def Rain. Photo by Ed Steele.

The Cannabinoids and Sarah Jaffe beat back the rain

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9. Photo by David Minton

It was a hot wet mess and The Cannabinoids — featuring onetime Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe — offered refuge with The  Hive’s tin roof for the rained on patrons of 35 Denton — dishing out mixes and beats that reenergized the drenched partygoers.

Hailing from big D, the Cannabinoids teamed up with Jaffe to create a remix off of her second album The Body Wins of “Glorified High.” Originally scheduled to perform on the main stage at 6 p.m., 35 Denton tweeted and updated its Facebook status to announce the show was moving to The Hive because of bad weather. After finally opening the Hive’s doors, the line that stretched to Hoochie’s Oyster House filed in and the group started its performance later than scheduled. Outside, fest patrons shuffled along in the slow-moving line  as the skies opened, soaking the unlucky hundreds still outside.

“Cheers” Jaffe announced, toasting the cheering crowd midway in the set. The audience toasted right back at Jaffe. Then the whole venue suddenly came to life as the group began its remix of Jaffe’s “Glorified High” from her latest critical success, The Body Wins. The stage went dark, and then green and white lights suddenly enveloped the moment, as the music pulsated through the venue. Smells of marijuana started to drift above the crowd. Working in collaboration, The Cannabinoids and Sarah Jaffe countered last
night’s stormy weather trying to keep both the audience and music going – making clear that rain was not going to end the set or 35 Denton party. Although up against noisy rain on the Hive roof,  the group performed well, dropping beats that clearly reinvigorated these hot, wet audience members.

The show did expose the Hive’s acoustical shortcomings. Filling the 12,000-square-foot warehouse to the back of the room, the exterior shook from the loud speakers. A.Dd+ gave a surprise appearance on stage for a brief minute stunning the
crowd.

“Show some love to Sarah Jaffe!” echoed from the stage toward the end of the Cannabinoid’s set, after Jaffe and A.Dd+ finished up. The Cannabinoids gave off shout outs to Jaffe, Killer Mike, 35 Denton and other acts performing.

Wanna know more about the Cannabinoids? Go here. For more about Jaffe, go here.

–  Aaron Claycomb

35 Denton in Pictures: David’s Saturday Recap, Part 1

Photographer David Minton fights the long lines and torrential weather to capture the Mainstage and local heroes.

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Sarah Jaffe performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Paris Pershun of A.Dd+ on Main Stage Two at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Paris Pershun of A.Dd+ on Main Stage Two at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ on Main Stage Two at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ on Main Stage Two at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

The crowd from the main festival area shows up to The Hive for The Cannabinoids featuring Sarah Jaffe show which was moved due to severe thunderstorms at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

The crowd from the main festival area shows up to The Hive for The Cannabinoids featuring Sarah Jaffe show which was moved due to severe thunderstorms at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A.Dd+ performs with The Cannabinoids at The Hive during 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Music fans peer out a foggy window at The Hive for signs that the rain has slowed. Several shows were moved to The Hive from the main stagesw dur to severe thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Music fans peer out a foggy window at The Hive for signs that the rain has slowed. Several shows were moved to The Hive from the main stagesw dur to severe thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon at 35 Denton, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

35 Denton in Pictures: David’s Friday Recap

Photographer David Minton’s review of the weekend thus far, starting with Friday, March 8.

People start to dance as French one-man-band King Automatic plays at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

People start to dance as French one-man-band King Automatic plays at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A customer uses a video camera mounted on a stick high above everyone's heads to shoot King Automatic at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

A customer uses a video camera mounted on a stick high above everyone’s heads to shoot King Automatic at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

French one-man-band King Automatic plays at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

French one-man-band King Automatic plays at Mellow Mushroom during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Audience menbers stand on chairs and benches and avoid the rafters to see over those in front as Ghost Wave plays in the steamy basement at J&J's Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Audience menbers stand on chairs and benches and avoid the rafters to see over those in front as Ghost Wave plays in the steamy basement at J&J’s Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Dripping sweat soaks the shirt of Ghost Waves's Matt Paul during their set in the hot and steamy basement at J&J's Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Dripping sweat soaks the shirt of Ghost Waves’s Matt Paul during their set in the hot and steamy basement at J&J’s Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Ghost Wave plays to a packed and sweaty crowd at J&J's Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Ghost Wave plays to a packed and sweaty crowd at J&J’s Pizza during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Backs lean up against a window as others sit outside at at-capacity Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Friday night during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Backs lean up against a window as others sit outside at at-capacity Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Friday night during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Due to an at-capacity crowd early in the night, many people hung out outside Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Friday night during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Due to an at-capacity crowd early in the night, many people hung out outside Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Friday night during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Hungry festival-goers line up at the food trucks after the bands on the main stages finish at 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

Hungry festival-goers line up at the food trucks after the bands on the main stages finish at 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

So Far Safari at Burguesa Burger during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

So Far Safari at Burguesa Burger during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

So Far Safari at Burguesa Burger during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

So Far Safari at Burguesa Burger during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

An open door letting the cool air in reveals a glimpse of Hares on the Mountain playing at Dan's Silverleaf during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

An open door letting the cool air in reveals a glimpse of Hares on the Mountain playing at Dan’s Silverleaf during 35 Denton, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

35 Denton in Pictures: Denton’s DJ hero and rising Dallas hip hop

Photographer Will Milne captures two highly anticipated Mainstage acts on the Saturday line-up before the downpour.

Yeah Def at 35 Denton's Mainstage - Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

Yeah Def at 35 Denton’s Mainstage – Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

Yeah Def at 35 Denton's Mainstage - Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

Yeah Def at 35 Denton’s Mainstage – Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

A.Dd+ at 35 Denton's Mainstage - Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

A.Dd+ at 35 Denton’s Mainstage – Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

A.Dd+ at 35 Denton's Mainstage - Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne

A.Dd+ at 35 Denton’s Mainstage – Saturday, March 9. Photo by Will Milne