About Rubber Gloves

Rubber Gloves is a cement factory turned live music venue, bar, and rehearsal studios.

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We opened our doors in April 1997 to simply renting rehearsal rooms for local bands in Denton. Following the closing of The Argo, Rubber Gloves stepped up to fill the need of a live music venue in the college town home to the University of North Texas. The first show was a benefit concert featuring Denton locals, The Sillies, in June 1997. Since then, we've hosted shows from all of Denton's finest, as well as the likes of (watch your toes!) Boris, Out Hud, Modest Mouse, Jonathan Richman, Melt Banana, Daniel Johnston, The Fucking Champs, Death Cab For Cutie, Devendra Banhart, The Mountain Goats, High on Fire, John Vanderslice, Lords, Danielson, Hot Water Music, Deerhoof, Royal Trux, The Blood Brothers, Jad Fair, anticon., Low, Les Savy Fav, Broadcast, The Sword, Papa M, Rilo Kiley, Hot Snakes, Of Montreal, At The Drive-In, Joanna Newsom, Alkaline Trio, Rainer Maria,...Trail Of Dead, Pedro the Lion, Wolves In The Throne Room, The Locust, HEALTH, Inspectah Deck, (Smog), TV On The Radio, The Black Heart Procession, Meat Puppets, Cursive, The Shins, Spoon, Jean Grae, Will Oldham, Xiu Xiu, Vic Chesnutt, The Walkmen, Lou Barlow, Prefuse 73, Vampire Weekend, Eric Bachman, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Iron & Wine, Calvin Johnson, Hella, Peter Buck, The Faint, Cat Power, My Morning Jacket, Animal Collective, Unwound, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Lightning Bolt, Bright Eyes, dälek, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fiery Furnaces, Ghostland Observatory (along with many, many others) including several shows on our outdoor stage before the city shut that option down. Today, Rubber Gloves is stronger than ever thanks to low cover charges, lack of attitude, and dedicated regulars that make the complex such a success.

Our full service bar offers those of legal drinking age the finest in well, call and premium liquors. The stage in our music room is 3 feet tall, 20 feet wide and 10 feet deep. Capacity at Rubber Gloves is 250 persons.

How to get here

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Directions from Fort Worth

Drive north on I-35W to Denton. Merge onto I-35E via exit number 85A toward Dallas. Take exit number 465B and turn left onto Fort Worth Drive/US-377 N. Turn right onto Eagle Drive/US-77. Turn left onto S Bell Ave. Turn right onto E Sycamore. Rubber Gloves is on the left side of the road beyond the railroad tracks.

Directions from Dallas

Drive north on I-35E to Denton. Merge onto Dallas Drive/US-77 N via exit number 464 toward Denton. Dallas Drive/US-77 N becomes S Bell Ave. Turn right onto E Sycamore. Rubber Gloves is on the left side of the road beyond the railroad tracks.

Booking info

Send us your shiz

Submit a link to your electronic presskit to Leslea Bootishaker via email (please, no attachments!).

Or, submit a physical demo or presskit via post. Please include the following in your package:

- a CD or cassette of your music
- contact information (name, phone number, email address)
- a list of other venues you have played
- whatever else you'd like us to know about your band

and mail your package to:

Leslea Bootishaker
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
411 East Sycamore Street
Denton, TX 76205

We receive a high volume of demos and presskits, and make every attempt to listen and respond to them all. For this reason, please allow us two to three weeks to listen to your demo or press kit, and please be patient when calling to check on your submission.

For more information, contact Leslea Bootishaker.

The Rehearsal Studios

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

We have 11 practice studios at Rubber Gloves that are rented out by the month. The studios are carpeted, heated and cooled.

Monthly studios range in price from $275-$375 per month, depending on size. Our smallest studio is 10' x 12' and our largest is 16' x 25'. The studios can be shared by more than one band.

We currently have no studios available for rent by the month. Call us at (940) 387-7781 or email us at info@rubberglovesdentontx.com to get on a waiting list for our next available studio.