For most music enthusiasts, March marks the annual descent to Austin, TX for South by Southwest (SXSW). But for those who haven't made it to the now corporate carnage, or choose not to go, Dallas offers the second best thing: Spillover Music Festival. Brought to you by the good people at Parade of Flesh, Spillover offers a day's worth of wonderfully diverse and talented musicians, all of whom spent the entire week cramming in shows for the masses. And by masses, I mean those who happen to be at the venue at the time. Fans? Maybe. Music lovers? Possibly. That's where SXSW and Spillover differ. The hundreds of people running back and forth between Club Dada and Three Links are pure music fans. Fist pumping, dancing, singing along, and flat out enjoying themselves, these are all things you saw in Deep Ellum on this blustery, cool Sunday in Dallas.
With its strongest lineup to date, Spillover showcased a plethora of great indie talent. From divorce pop of LA's Son of Stan to Deafheaven's post-metal, the day had something for everybody. With as much great music was scheduled in one day, I would love to see the festival spread out into two days. But that might prove difficult since many bands stay the entire week in Austin until SXSW's final day (Saturday). Regardless, John at PoF has done a stellar job in bringing fantastic talent to Dallas, many of which haven't played the DFW in quite some time; or at all, in some cases. Instead of boring you to death with ramblings about each performance at the festival, I'll simply show you some of the pictures I took and a couple videos as well; more videos will be added as they become available. Long story short, it was a great day. Best day in March and I cannot wait until next year. Photos and videos of the festival are below:
Har Mar Superstar
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Spillover Music Festival @ Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 4:00:00 PM Rating: