OK! We're starting fresh with new help and stuff. I'm excited!
So it's a few days late, but it's here: the April Bad Scenery event calendar. Print these out and plaster them up wherever you think people would be interested: record stores, coffee shops, restaurants, venues, etc. Thanks to Phil for making this!
To download the PDF version of this, click here.
Gutterth Records has just released their 4th compilation of bands that they've worked with recently. A lot of the tracks are new or unreleased and most of the bands are from the North Texas area. Gutterth always puts on great shows in Denton and Michael Briggs also runs Macaroni Island which is a really great show space and place to record bands. Check it out here: LINK
So every month, someone is going to make a calendar of events for the North Texas area. If you want to help out, you can print it out here and pass it out! Do your part: DIY only works if we all pitch in!
Put them up at record stores, restaurants, music stores, venues or anywhere else that people would be interested in sharing these! If you want to make a calendar in the future, send me a message through the contact link above.
Father Figure just got finished recording with Michael Briggs at Macaroni Island! Check out the new shit here: http://fatherfiguretx.bandcamp.com/album/jumping-off-a-building
For a free download, go to http://dfwdiy.com/downloads and use the code FF2013
I have 200 40-minute tapes I wanna make into a DFW DIY comp. here's now it's gonna work:
I'm going to make a free tape compilation of bands that are A) still a band and not broken up B) from the north texas area and C) a band that primarily DIY shows (you know who you are and what I mean). If you want in, send me an E-Mail (al AT 1919hemphill DOT org) and I will give you a link to upload a lossless audio file (wav, flac, aac, you know like Bandcamp). Once I get enough of them I am going to piece everything together and make the compilation. It will be really simple (a tape with a cover and a rubber band around it) and it will include a download code cuz why not. Let me know if you want in!
So we've been putting out a few releases lately. Not saying DFW DIY is a label or anything, but I've been helping bands by duplicating tapes and doing download codes and stuff. Here are the last two:
Collick is probably my favorite band in DFW right now. They have a sound that's hard to describe. It's kinda like Husker Du, if they were super pissed off and listened to nothing but hardcore. It's like if Born Against started a band that sounded like their cover of Screeching Weasel's Janelle. It makes me feel cool and smart just listening to it. It makes you want to sing along, talk about music and fight all at the same time. This is probably the worst description ever written for anything. Anyway, if you bought a tape and you wanna use your download code, do it here.
Not Half Bad (FW), Special Guest (FW), Mean and Ugly (Denton) and downpour. (Arlington) share about 5 minutes of music each on this tape. Catchy as fuck pop punk on one side and brutal, punishing hardcore on the other. You can pick it up for $3 at any of these bands shows. If you bought one and you have a download code, use it here.
So I've been neglecting the shit out of this site and it has a ton of potential. I'm currently working on helping organize a booking collective for North Texas DIY shows and get some shit going on here to make it a one-stop-shop for North Texas DIY. I want to open it up more and relinquish control some to make it more democratic and cool and fun and have something that people will actually check the site for. If you want to help, send me a message through the contact form. I am super fucking serious about this!
It's me Rick. Al made this website and I've been updating the shows. But you know what? That's about really all we wanna do on a weekly basis.
What we need from you is SUBMISSIONS of any local happenings. Shows and events are easy. What I would like is local record reviews, complaints, cool skate spots, local conspiracy theories, pictures. Whatever! I'm losing my Redbull high which means I'm slowly losing my willingness to stay awake. So SUBMIT!
Just trying this out. Check out band pages at:
SPECIAL GUEST: http://dfwdiy.com/specialguest
PROGNOSIS NEGATIVE: http://dfwdiy.com/prognosisnegative
GENIUS PARTY: http://dfwdiy.com/geniusparty