By Christina Mlynski
Denton Live Jan-June 2012
Mike Seman changes out a battered pair of New Balance sneakers for cleaner ones. Then he pulls out a pair of black-framed shades, replacing his scholarly glasses. But as Mike leaves Hickory Hall to grab a cup of joe from Big Mike’s Coffee across the street from the University of North Texas, he makes the biggest transformation yet – from cultural geographer and economics professor to musician and behind-the-scenes orchestrator at 35 Denton, the city’s love fest with the indie music scene. “I’m the reversed Mister Rogers,” he says, shrugging off his zipped-up university demeanor for the cheekier attitude of a musician.