I walked across the Square a few nights ago after leaving the Bolivar Art Show at Simone Lounge. I passed a drum circle on the Courthouse stairs while on my way to Jupiter House for a smoothie. Inside Jupiter was a jazz quartet playing near the front; tucked into the corner. I’d only walked two hundred feet and seen three musical acts. Denton is bubbling over with music and sometimes all you can do is try to soak it up.
In an effort to capture some of the music in Denton a group of musicians and filmmakers have banded together to make a series of gastronomic interviews and musical performances. They describe themselves on their Tumblr page:
“Every week we would like to invite a local band into our house. In our home, we’ll make a meal for them, have a conversation, and document them playing some of their music. This isn’t a private show, though: it’s a house show that anyone can attend at any time they’d like. This is a discussion that everyone can be a part of. It’s a discussion that, at a time like this, is a small, good thing.”
The series A Small, Good Thing began just a few weeks ago with the first episode featuring the band Sacco and Vanzetti. In fact the members of the band produce the show and the interviews are led by Sam Coronado. Musicians interviewing musicians; how Meta! The second episode features Savage and the Big Beat and Pet Hospital for the third. The newest episode features Achtone, who sit down for a meal of Tikki Masala and rock out a few new songs.
A Small, Good Thing Episode 4: Achtöne! from A Small Good Thing on Vimeo.