Operating outside the mainstream can be a tough business. Just ask Chad Withers and Brendan Carroll, who are losing the west Denton space of their independent media store/music venue Strawberry Fields. They plan to move their subversive books, CDs, LPs, DVDs and other acronyms to the former offices of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on E. Sycamore. What they won’t be bringing is the live music that’s become a regular part of the local D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) scene.
University of North Texas trombonist hits the road: Sara Jacovino of UNT’s celebrated One O’Clock Lab Band has landed a gig touring Germany and France with Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra. Sara also recently won two Downbeat magazine student-music awards.
Singer-songwriter slows down to care for her dog: South Side on Lamar fixture Kristy Kruger — she may have poured you a cup or favored you with a tune at Opening Bell Coffee — has suspended her 50-state tour and new album while her cocker spaniel Mojo, and her wallet, recover from an accident. Opening Bell hosts a benefit for Mojo on May 17.