Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Our Stage at the Melodica Festival

So Wanz Dover and company just made the official announcement concerning this year's Melodica Festival, which will take place on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd at several venues in Expo Park. First, take a look at the full line up (click here), which includes highlights Silver Apples, Spectrum and Mike Simonetti, among others. Next, check the line up we organized for the We Shot J.R. Stage at the Amsterdam on Saturday the 23rd:

Finally Punk (feat. Kate Hall of Mika Miko)
Tree Wave
Medio Mutante
Yellow Fever
Cry Blood Apache
Zanzibar Snails

Special thanks to both Wanz and John Freeman for getting all the money together to make this happen.

We'll have more on the festival very soon.

84 Comments:

Anonymous bryce isbell said...

amazing.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

posted the sunday night performance of violent squid on the crazy jeff show on the VS albums blog check it out if you want.

tystamp.blogspot.com

just scroll down the bottom.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous anonagon said...

Looking forward to that shit.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to

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2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey PHORELADELIAH, fuck off with the self promotion asshole.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um..no?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or wait...no.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wait, just once more because I can, "no"

because isn't that the point of a comment/message board? or is it to whineeeee like a baqby about self promotion?

and...no.

well, ok, i'm done now.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen, little boy. someday you'll be 21. you'll sit in a bar and order a beer like any other grownup. you'll think back to this comment thread and how you responded. and you'll feel embarrassed. it happened to all of us. with a little work, you might get ahead of the curve and feel stupid as early as next week. I'm rootin' for ya.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous didn\'t realize i was a minor still... said...

Is this what those big 'grownups' say in response to a little boy?

"Listen, little boy. someday you'll be 21. you'll sit in a bar and order a beer like any other grownup. you'll think back to this comment thread and how you responded. and you'll feel embarrassed. it happened to all of us. with a little work, you might get ahead of the curve and feel stupid as early as next week. I'm rootin' for ya."

I'm not embarrassed at all actually and I'm completely aware I'm being immature. I really just don't care. Why do you so much?

Root hard, I'm gonna need it!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous bryce isbell said...

how many stages are there?

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it crack anyone else up that The Frenz are listed 4th on the entire flier?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:33

yes, it does crack me up. but, wanz did set up the festival, so he can put himself where he wants to.

but it is pretty silly.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, yeah... it's obvious that he can put himself where he wants to. It's also obvious that the man has no sense of modesty. Like I said... just cracks me up.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

I did not do that on purpose. I am sure some of you would rather I not even play my own festival. I kind of started at the top of the list and just started typing. I reeally don't think realize how ridiculous you sound on here sometimes. This festival will be a good thing for DFW. Promoting unity in a music community that desperately needs it. Is it really necessary to bust my chops even when I am trying to help. c'mon.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more importantly. it's good for promoting wanz.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous meg boner said...

sounds like a great festival! congrats and I can't wait to come up there for it!

north texas needs some yellow fever, too!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, yeah... it's obvious that he can put himself where he wants to. It's also obvious that the man has no sense of modesty. Like I said... just cracks me up.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Wanz said...

I am plenty humble about my craft. I am an extreme music geek and proud of it. If you are not a huge fan of your own music then you are probably doing something wrong. If you have such strong opinions about me why noy drop the anonymous schtick. get in my face and tell me what your problem is. Considering I spend all of my free time with my girlfiend or band/crewmates I am pretty sure you don't know much about me, my music or my personality. Get off of the internet and trying meeting people the old fashioned way. By talking to them.

grow up.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Elderidge \"Meat\" Cleaver said...

I am not trying to promote myself. I am trying to promote something positive in this city. I will never be accepted by some of the jerks that post in these comment section for reasons that have nothing to do with my actual music. You don't know me or my motives.

I know I have a lot of friends that read this shit. It would be nice if you could maybe stick up for me once in a blue moon.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Elderidge \"Meat\" Cleaver said...

I am not trying to promote myself. I am trying to promote something positive in this city. I will never be accepted by some of the jerks that post in these comment section for reasons that have nothing to do with my actual music. You don't know me or my motives.

I know I have a lot of friends that read this shit. It would be nice if you could maybe stick up for me once in a blue moon.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous streisand said...

Do you really think wanz sat and thought about what the order was going to be on the flyer? Not his style.

Excellent lineup by the way! Glad to see violent squid is playing sunday.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so did the anonymous douche bag who can count to four see how far down the list the war wizards were? just checking.

solid lineup, I can't wait for this!

-xenos

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Wanz. Don't listen to the negative jerk comments on here.
I'm sure most people appreciate what you've done with this and could care less if you put your bands name first on the poster.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

this is going to be the best two consecutive days of continuous musical saturation dallas has seen in a long time, if ever. and there will be plenty to choose from, so if you don't want to see indie rock, you can see dance music. if you dont want that, there will be noise, etc., but the best will be for people who want to take in a big variety. thanks wanz!
ps don't forget there will be a very cool all ages show the day afetr featuring some of the melodica artists, but also some bands that were not featured on the main fest...

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so why call it melodica? why not something different?

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares what the fuck it's called, it's awesome.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanzica?

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it wouldn't be dallas without all the haters. just appreciate.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous John Freeman said...

Not to sound like a fucking hippie or anything, but in regards to all the above comments concerning the order of names on the flier and all that other stuff: "THE MUSIC IS ALL THAT MATTERS!" That is the bottom line. It's a MUSIC festival. MUSIC!!!!! Isn't that enough? Enjoy yourselves, please? Thanks.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous John Freeman said...

Not to sound like a fucking hippie or anything, but in regards to all the above comments concerning the order of names on the flier and all that other stuff: "THE MUSIC IS ALL THAT MATTERS!" That is the bottom line. It's a MUSIC festival. MUSIC!!!!! Isn't that enough? Enjoy yourselves, please? Thanks.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous andrew michael said...

The argument about the local artistic community lacking potency is a constructed misperception perpetuated by the local culture of self-effacement, which is a product of perception-conditioning that the ethnocentrism of other metropolitan cities places upon us due to their fabricated monopoly of art and culture.

Locals tend to unfortunately focus on the negative which negates the reality. The reality being there is plenty of opportunity here to create, the main obstacle is not logistical, legal, economic or cultural (though these are indeed real-obstacles, they are probably actually less of a concern here compared to NYC and other coastal cities) it is the lack of belief by the local creative community in one another and in our environment.

The reality also being the quality, quantity and diversity of artists in the area is very high. Compared to other cities where artists gain instant credibility simply based on their address is to me a bloated product of the commodification of identity and art, which often results in formulaic corporate servitude. The myth of art and success that this paradigm suggests is completely reflective of archaic 20th century economic models.

Just looking at the extensive lineup I would say the creative class in our metropolis is healthy. Especially (if I am wrong please correct me) since this festival is transpiring without any corporate or "official" record industry sponsorship.

Nice job Wanz.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanz can do whatever the fuck he wants.

6:55 PM  
Blogger red sean said...

andrew hit the nail on the head in my opinion. i like a lot of the music emerging from these parts lately, and i really only see it getting better as time goes on. this festival will hopefully propel that even further and faster. good job to everyone that's involved with it.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a member of this "creative class" or whatever for the past decade or so, i'm quite excited about many things going on around here musically. even if its not totally my taste, alot of the younger folks seem very dedicated to creating as a way of life... not a bunch of four year rebels playing weak rock so they can have stories for their children proving they werent always boring shits.
the good stuff on this fest is really fucking good. you should have no reason not to go

7:23 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

john freeman is a fucking hippie

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so wanz is the one to thank for a healthy music scene?

what has he produced in the past 10 years to make it that way?

he put together a nice lineup, but don't thank him for how the scene is right now.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aaron gonzalez' mustache is responsible

8:03 PM  
Anonymous andrew michael said...

i wasn't implying that wanz is responsible for the state of local art

i was merely complimenting him on his melodica venture

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blY cruD apachE

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you someone who has something to offer or are you full of hot air?

generally if your busy producing something you don't have a lot of free time to just rag on stuff.

obviously theirs a lot of people on this blog with nothing but free time on their hands.

get busy !!

Thank the bands that are playing and the clubs that are participating and do yourself a favor go see the shows so you can contribute and maybe figure out what the fuck your going to do!!

losers!!

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yyaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:54 your comments are self-fulfilling

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck all you white idiots!!!!

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Light Bright Highway!!! Awesome.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't go to Melodica. I'm going to see Baby Dee in Fort Worth.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

george bush hates black people

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally something to look forward to in Dallas, thanks a bunch.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous FlappersinNylons said...

Come the fuck on people, racism is never called for. Grow up.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's obvious this discussion is over.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous atchley, alex said...

I agree with Wanz. If you're modest about your own music, then fuck off. I mean, you don't have to be a douche about being confident, just be confident period. I really hate it when bands say that their music sucks. I really really do.

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12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So looking forward to this!!!!! Crazy diverse lineup that will definitely keep things interesting. Quit hating you hypocrites because you know you're all going to be there regardless of your unfounded opinions

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Matthewmatics said...

yeah,, Wanz totally sucks for putting this together, I mean come on, what an asshole for taking the time to book the events as well as get a hold of all the venues/bands/ what a dick

I guess I'll go, but you can guarantee I'll be totally miserable

-mtcs

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanz doesn't suck for putting it together. That was fairly decent of him. He sucks for putting his name in big fucking lights at the top of the bill.

His band is a bad knock-off of the fall.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

to 1:35pm

We have one song that patys tribute to one of my favorite bands and burners. Give me a break. Our sound is pretty diverse and everything I am into can be heard through out all of the material. The new updated flyer has The Frenz listed farther down the list to appease assholes like you.

I think it's pretty obvious that you are the one that sucks since the only thing can contribute is insults. Go do something productive.

FUCK OFF!!!

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:35 must have come up with a case of aspergers, because he cannot detect sarcasm.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well if i led to the change of the flyer. then i did do something productive.

i love managing.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how everyone bitches about how terrible the local music 'scene' is, when if you look at the flyer, most of this awesome show, is made up of bands from this area.

Good job Wanz!

At least while they're bitching, we can create.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god wanz did this festival. it's a perfect response to the lame wall of sound rosters. this is going to kick so much ass.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous FlappersinNylons said...

You are ungrateful cocks.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is We Shot Jr also doing a stage on Friday the 22nd @ Amsterdam Bar? I just got off the phone with the owner and he'd like to know who's playing there on Friday night? If We Shot Jr isn't doing that night too, does anyone have the information?

Thanks!

Oh and the lineup is amazing, Wanz.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

while there is no denying the quality of wall of sound's rosters (although i would argue melodica will be more diverse genre-wise), it does nothing to promote the well-being of venues in the area, or a sense of community among the local musicians and clubowners. not to mention the corporate sponsorship. there's a big coors light logo on their site for fuck's sake.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Wanz said...

weshotjr showcase is on the 23rd. The details on all of that plus tickets will roll out over the next few days. I am meeting with all of the venues to go over final details this weekend. Stay Tuned.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a few ideas. put your own music festival together and organize the names alphabetically, if you're that concerned about diplomacy or whatever shit you are on. when it all is over and done with, the last thing anyone is going to be thinking about is a fucking poster that was passed around on myspace.

if you are unhappy with the "scene." do something to make it better like mwanz is doing. (a scene implies unity, we all need to try to work on that)

if you're going to be a music snob or elitist...know what the hell you are talking about.

if you want dallas to be better, make it better. which i am sure is all wmanz and the other organizers are trying to do

music is supposed to inspire and unite. and many of us seem to have forgotten, we are a part of an underground. we are all misfits, nerds, and the like. so get off your high horses.

go to shows (and not just for the photo op and the fashion show. act like you want to be there)

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 5:21

most people just sit around an complain all day.

generally people that don't do anything nit pic at the unimportant and get wrapped up in drama.

if you spent more time on your art or music you might have something worth sharing.

I've always been succesfull mainly because i put 100% into what i do , unfortunatly most people don't.

so, get yourself a healthy attitude and a good work ethic and start making something of yourself.

don't worry about the scene .

finish your beer and get back in the lab.

cheers .

e.ruiz(artclub)

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:21: "music is supposed to inspire and unite. and many of us seem to have forgotten, we are a part of an underground. we are all misfits, nerds, and the like. so get off your high horses."

music is not supposed to do anything. so get off you fucking high horse. art is what the artist wants it to be. please take your romanticism and stick it up your ass.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

additudes like 10:09am is exactly what makes DFW suck. This town could use a little romanticism over this type of shitty attitude.

Take your cynicism and stick it way far up your own ass. People like you have ruined this town long enough. Step aside and let something positive come through.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

positivity alone is NOT enough, the music also has to not suck. that's what's wrong with you idealists. I'll take a good band or artist with a shitty attitude over anything else, any day. If you take a closer look at your record collection, you'd realize you also support this sentiment, whether you like it or not.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Yeah, unfortunately you are partially right. Most of my favorite musicians were raging assholes. Torture creates talent.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with both 1009 and 1058. i'm conflicted.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we all know what happens to those tortured artists and musicians.

who cares when your dead right?

wrong

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that pretty much every act playing this shindig is actually good seems pretty positive to me. And quite possibly a first for these parts.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sub Oslo!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous falkon ean said...

What, no falkon. Thanks to Wanz and John for a superb lineup.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." -Conan

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"atchley, alex says.. 12:54 PM

I agree with Wanz. If you're modest about your own music, then fuck off. I mean, you don't have to be a douche about being confident, just be confident period. I really hate it when bands say that their music sucks. I really really do."

Shut up, dip-shit. Saying that your music sucks doesn't make you modest. That's just another form of dip-shittery. On the other end of the spectrum from the kind of dip-shit that you are.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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The Lost Generation
The Falcon Project
The Wild Bull
The Black Arm Band
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9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it hurt to be that fucking stupid 9:33?

You truly are a waste of sperm and eggs.

Go skate into an AIDS tree.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

should have had a yeti reunion

10:06 AM  
Anonymous shawn said...

the last show i saw from great tyrant new years eve rivaled some of the yeti shows. They get better every time i see them.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous t said...

looks like a great bill!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Tyrant does indeed rule the earth.

6:06 PM  

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