Year End Recap 2012

The year of our Lord Two Thousand Twelve comes to a close next week with our first New Year’s Eve show featuring BIG FREEDIA and more! I hope to see all my friends there. Holla at me if times are tough and you still want to go.

First of all, thank you to everyone who comes to shows and supports what we do. This was fairly evident by all the wonderful press we’ve received this year and surprisingly winning “Best Talent Buyer” in the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards in November; that will definitely be added to my email signature. 2012 was amazing, yet extremely tough since Parade of Flesh isn’t my full time gig but feels like it sometimes. Thanks to Christine and Patrick for their help this year on promotion and production. Our overall attendance per show was the highest we’ve had since our inception, which is crucial to bringing more quality acts through town. By coming to our shows, you prove to bands, agents and managers that Dallas is “worth” stopping for on tour.

Now 2013, next year, next week… We  will continue to bring you quality concerts and hopefully the forthcoming SPILLOVER will encourage us to do more special events throughout the year. We are currently looking for help all year for video archiving, day of show promo and even sponsorship for selected events, please inquire via email paradeof@paradeofflesh.com

2012 Summary:
Shows: 102
Bands played: 350+
Bands canceled: 2 (Gaza, Nachtmystium)

Packed House &/or favorite shows we booked in 2012:
Jan: Thou, The body, True widow at the bowling alley at sons of Hermann hall
Feb: King Khan & the Shrines, Jacuzzi Boys, The 1969s at Sons of Hermann Hall
Feb: Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra at Club Dada
Mar: Leslie & the Lys at Bryan Street Tavern
Mar: Bro Fest 2012 at Club Dada & La Grange (OFF!, Coathangers, Bass Drum of Death etc).
Apr: Real Estate, Twerps, Lonesome Ghost at Club Dada
Apr: La Dispute at Rubber Gloves
Apr: Rotting Out & Power Trip at Queen City Hall
May: Mark Sultan & the Black Dotz at City Tavern
June: Dragged Into Sunlight, Cough, Baring Teeth, Touche Amore at La Grange
Jun: Lower Dens & No Joy at Club Dada
Jul: King Tuff & Natural Child at City Tavern
Aug: Coathangers, JAILL, Sealion at Bryan Street
Aug: Agalloch, Taurus, Pinkish Black at La Grange
Sep: Rob Delaney & Janelle James at Sons of Hermann Hall
Sep: POF stage at Riot Fest (Firewater, Yells At Eels, Power Trip, Kill The Client, Big Fiction)
Oct: Jeff the Brotherhood & Diarrhea Planet at Club Dada
Nov: Converge, Torche, Kveterlak, Enabler at Club Dada
Nov: Earth at Bryan St.
Nov: Title Fight, Power Trip, Pianos Become the Teeth, Single Mothers at Club Dada
Nov: Ceremony & Titus Andronicus at Tapatio
Dec: Trash Talk & Power Trip at Tapatio