The Nightmare is no mas

The short-lived Dallas venue, The Nightmare is no more; they abruptly are closing their doors on Nov. 30th.  I am very excited about the bad news because it encourages me to be more creative in where I place shows. Also I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with The Nightmare, although the identity of the club was never established in it’s short time. While it was run smoother since taking over the nightmarish Lounge on Elm St.; essential things were not done (such as logos, signage, advertising, consistent promotion, free shows and weeklies) to help build up a bar’s name.

Parade of Flesh shows will be moved accordingly; heavier stuff to Phoenix Project, small shows to The Cavern and larger stuff to Club Dada and Sons of Hermann Hall; as well as a few mixed use spaces that I have planned this winter (i.e. Unstoppable Death Machines/XRY on Jan 18th).  I will also be using Rubber Gloves on/off, from March onward, but that was already set up before hearing this news.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah, John forgot to mention that the MAIN reason the club shut down was that 80% of the shows he put there were unpromoted, overpriced crap.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Haha! Douchbag! At least Parade of Flesh gives you an option to go to a show that would normally skip Dallas. Your complaint carries no weight.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

  4. ryang
    Posted November 25, 2010 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    that was quick.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted November 25, 2010 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    6:09 has a hard time reading. john DID say things were NOT being promoted. someone sounds bitter and angry.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Rubber Gloves, it’s about time!

  7. Mookey Blaylock
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    this sucks. Dallas needs more venues.