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Why Gem Club Doesn’t Want You to be Happy

September 1, 2014
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“Instead of worrying about being happy, we should concern ourselves with being whole.” — Hugh Mackay I first came across Mackay’s quote early this year in a Huffington Post article titled “The 9 Essential Habits of Mentally Strong People,” and it’s been taped to my desk ever since. In a culture so narrowly focused on discovering the key to everlasting happiness (Thanks a lot, Pharrell), it’s hard to imagine that…

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Bonfire Music is Back

July 15, 2014
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Bonfire Music is back and ready to book musicians for our new series: The Barnyard Sessions. If you’re ready to get funky with us, shoot us an email at jacobscottmoses@gmail.com. Thanks!

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A Temporary Farewell

July 25, 2013
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  Today we announce a temporary break for Bonfire Music. Due to a relocation for Jacob, the gray button-up lad, currently writing in 3rd person, Bonfire Music is pressing the pause button for the remainder of 2013. Jacob’s parents simply don’t have room for our beloved little orange couch. But rest assured, upon Jacob’s move back to Denton in early 2014, Bonfire Music will pick up right where it left…

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Bonfire Music Presents: A Little Orange Couch Session with The BoomBachs

July 9, 2013
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The BoomBachs Ah, the joys of jazz influenced hip-hop, or as The BoomBachs so eloquently put it, “Space Gospel.” Mastering their craft as music students at The University of North Texas, The BoomBachs, consisting of: authoritative lyricist, AD (who supposedly has mad game on the hardwood), guitarist Connor Veteto, trumpeter Marcus Wheat, upright bassist Eric Daino, and Will Huebner with his militaristic side drum; the quintet delivers a sound compelling…

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Denton Loves America, too.

June 27, 2013
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Denton is a community, about community. There’s community in our local coffee shops; where regulars sip on house brews no matter the circumstances. There’s community in our universities, where sour results on the scoreboard never stop the student body from throwing up their mighty claws or pioneer-like axes. There’s community in our music scene; where, as many Denton musicians have put it, is a nurturing family. Through the efforts of…

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Bonfire Music Presents: A Little Orange Couch Session with Alexa Cruse

June 20, 2013
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  Our latest session was much more than a night of music and Alaskan IPA’s, a generous donation from our immensely talented videographer, Mr.Travis Montgomery. It was a night of rekindling friendships with old friends and giving out daps and pounds to new ones. As a former attendant of Fellowship Church, I spent my early years of high school singing along to Daniel Goodenough (dope wingtip oxfords) and Alexa Cruse…

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Bonfire Music Presents: A Little Orange Couch Session with Zach Balch

June 3, 2013
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Zach Balch  Every year after the branding battle sweat baths of South By Southwest where undiscovered groups from around the world showcase their talents on sidewalks and Yeezy sponsored events, NPR conjures up a “Best of SXSW” list; displaying 100+ bands that made an impression on NPR music minds such as Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. In 2012, singer-songwriter Ben Howard lured in the softhearted with his track “Old Pine,”…

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