Friday, February 29, 2008

melodica saturday photos


Sunday's will be up tomorrow, followed by the Prince Will benefit so stay tuned.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

pete freedman hates sally glass

can you believe he wrote another fucking article!

check this out

well.. feel free to check out fridays pics of melodica here

we'll have the rest this weekend.. or else sally is going the way of an observer music editor..

The Bank Job screening contest


Enter here to win two tickets to a screening of The Bank Job from Check here or here to find out more about the film. I've never heard of it but, hey, free movie.

Go See Be Kind Rewind

Look, I can't stand Jack Black most of the time, and I can't really say that I'm much of a Mos Def fan either. But man, Be Kind Rewind is a wonderful movie that is completely worthy of your time. Mos Def is acually fantastic in it, playing a perfect Gondry character while making you wonder why he hasn't done something like this before, while Jack Black actually manages to be fairly funny throughout most the movie's run time.

The film lacks the strange, psychedelic brush strokes and heavy subject matter of Gondry's two previous films, but it'll still make you tear up a little, which is awesome because it's a perfect date movie and girls like emotions and stuff. Seriously, don't believe the so-so reviews. It's completely worth it, and the original soundtrack is fantastic as well. One of the few times I can honestly say "I left the theater with a smile on my face" like all those lamos who review movies for a living.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Prince William Benefit Moved to Doublewide

The big benefit for Prince William featuring The Party, Cool Out, It's What We Get and Hawatha has been moved from Sloppyworld to Doublewide. Takes place tomorrow evening starting at 10, and you can bet it will be a good one.

Radio UTD Giving Away Justice Tickets Today

Tune in to Radio UTD today between 4 and 6 for your chance to win tickets to Justice's performance at Palladium on March 4th.

Punk's Not Dead

This kid looks like he's into shit on Epitaph or something.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New Current Leaves Album: Free Download

Click here to download the second and final Current Leaves album for free. We'll have more on this soon, including, like, the name of the album and stuff.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Melodica Gets Some Love from Pitchfork

We sent some info to Pitchfork's news department a few weeks ago concerning the Melodica Festival, and they finally posted a news story about it today. Of course, two of the bands they mentioned are no longer playing, but what can you do?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

new noods posted
Also the whole staff welcomes sally glass back from our headquarters in Israel! Mazal Tov!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ghosthustler Posts New Track

Ghosthustler have posted their excellent new track "Someone Else's Ride" on their Myspace page. We heard an early demo version of this song a few months back, and I have to say that this new one blows the other away. Yet another track from Ghosthustler that forces you to ask: how many ultra catchy dance singles can one band release in a row? And why don't more bands sound like ABC?

Mum, Stars of the Lid and Islands to play Granada

Mum will appear on April 28th, Stars of the Lid will appear on May 8th, and Islands will be playing on May 16th. Tickets are available here.

New Denton DIY Venue

In the place of the old 8th Continent venue at 731 Texas St. in Denton comes Wisconsin, a new DIY venue that promises to start holding regular shows at the once beloved spot where one of our WSJR shows got busted because dudes felt like they had to throw beer bottles at a train.

Anyway, their first show will take place on Thursday, March 13th and will feature STNNNG, Vampire Hands, Private Dance and Kaboom. We're sure you'll hear more about this soon.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Negativland at Sloppyworld on 420!

Which weirdo stoner put this show together? Here is some stuff about the band, and we'll have more details soon. Pretty cool considering I didn't even know these guys did stuff anymore.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Shiny Around the Edges: New Free Download

Check this link and download some brand new material from Shiny Around the Edges. The new full length is entitled "We Lost the Signal in the Hills," and we'll have a review up soon.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Metrognome Collective Presents Baby Dee

Metrognome Collective presents Baby Dee with The Theater Fire on Friday, February 22nd at Arts 5th Ave. in Ft. Worth. $10 cover.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Locals at SXSW

Not that I know everything, but we follow local music more closely than the average person, and of all the bands selected from Dallas proper thus far, I've heard of like half of them. Whatevs. The list so far:

Bowling For Soup
Brave Combo
Doug Burr
The Drams
Daniel Folmer
Robert Gomez
Record Hop
Stanton Meadowdale
Tree Wave
Ryan Cabrera
Black Tie Dynasty
Big Red Rooster
The Theater Fire
Glen Reynolds
Pleasant Grove
Play N Skillz
The New Frontiers
The Mullens
Joe Jonas
The Hourly Radio
Faux Fox
The Feds
Tum Tum (uh, what? says they are from Dallas)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

art show and benefit


DOORS @ 10:30



They will have special live performances from
Verbal Seed
Dow Jonez
Reflect June
Mic Most
Colby Savage
Philly Station
Cutty Onasis & Trav AP


Priest TD
DJ Nemeses
Rob Viktum
Tapa Mastah Steph
Quick Chris

PLUS they will have an art expo going on outside..


There will also be a BBOY Exhibition

5$ admission ALL AGES FROM 2pm-9pm

21 and up 9pm-2am....

All proceeds will go to the family of WILLIAM HUNNICUTT (Free Will)

holy fuck

Photos from Super Furry Animals and Cool Out from this past Monday are posted! I know you're so excited.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Opening at Studio 832

Saturday, Feb 9th. 6-9pm. The show is called Kamadeva and Psyche- I don't really know much about it, but you know, there's usually free wine and shit at these things.

Sidenote- The Jay Shinn exhibit at the Marty Walker Gallery closes this weekend. It is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

Mom Releases Little Brite in Japan, Launches Video Contest

CJ Davis sent us this email concerning Mom's Japanese record deal:

Mom has been offered a Japanese release of little brite, and we're asking interested video making folks out there to submit a video for the song "sleep whale," which is on Mom's first official release, Little Brite.

The video chosen will be considered for possible inclusion on a japanese release of said record. We're still working on the details of this release, but the interested label wants to release it this spring. So, time is tight. The deadline is Feb. 28th, and replies can be sent to or It would be really cool if someone from around here made the chosen video.

We'll get an MP3 of the track posted on here this evening.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Strange Boys to Record with Jay Reatard

Strange Boys just dropped me a line to let me know that they'll be traveling to Memphis next week to record an album with Jay Reatard. I've been jamming to Reatard's Blood Visions for a while now, and based on the work I've heard from both he and the Strange Boys, I'm expecting big things out of this one.