Spillover Is Coming Back In A Big Way, and Fort Worth's Wherehouse Gets Ready To Say Goodbye.

As we mentioned in last week's column, it's currently festival announcement season in Dallas.

For further proof of this fact, we'd like to offer up the recent announcement that Parade of Flesh's Spillover Fest will return to Deep Ellum on Sunday, March 22. And judging from the few details released so far, the festival's eighth annual offering looks to be the biggest one yet. To wit: This year, there will be an outdoor stage located near the intersection of Main and Good Latimer in Deep Ellum, where festival headliners Liars will perform. According to the fest's press release, the performance will mark the band's first Dallas show since 2008. Not too shabby, considering that this year's festival will also retain the indoor stages it used at both Dada and Three Links last time around. Look for more bands to be announced early next month. For now, head here to buy $33 early bird tickets or $55 VIP tickets.

Similarly, we now know that Homegrown's first lineup announce will come next month. According to the fests organizers, you can expect to learn the first batch of performers on January 15.

Also in January, Goodnight Ned keys man Jonas Martin will release his first solo LP, called Chokeberry Jam. As such, the GoodBAMMSho folks recently sat down with Martin at the Lakewood Landing to discuss, among other things, the title of the record and, uh, erectile dysfunction. You can find that clip below. It's a bit of a lengthy watch, sure, but should you stick around until the end, you'll also find Martin and Co.'s first “live” performance.

That album will earn its official release as part of a January 10 bill at The Prophet Bar that'll also feature performances from Oil Boom and Wesley Geiger.

That same night, Adult Swim's Black Dynamite will air an hour-long musical special that'll tackle issues of police brutality and include special guests Erykah Badu, Tyler, the Creator, Tim Blake Nelson and J.B. Smoove. Said Carl Jones, who co-wrote and directed the special: “As a comedy writer, I feel it's my job to make people laugh while using constructive social criticism to evoke thought and inspire dialogue.”

Yet another bit of mid-January news involves Fort Worth venue The Where House, which will be closing following a January 16 show with Telegraph Canyon, Patriot and a few other yet-to-be-announced acts. After that, owner Casey Smith says he'll be selling all of the venue's art and some miscellaneous equipment. Smith also said via his Facebook page: “I love everyone for helping this last so long! I would love to keep doing it but I cannot continue in this building, so come say yer goodbyes!”

Sticking on the bittersweet front, Madonna's upcoming 13th studio album, Rebel Heart has leaked well ahead of its planned March release. In response, Her Madgesty called the leaks of these reported unfinished demo versions of her album a form of “rape” and “terrorism.” She then officially released six of the album's tracks via iTunes. Sadly, none of these pre-released tracks were the Symbolyc One-produced “Joan of Arc.” Guess we'll have to keep waiting, lest we be accused of terrorism, too.

Moving on, Wiving recorded a new song called, “Secret Garden,” which the band says is dedicated to recently deceased former Denton musician Gray Gideon. Also, says the band, it's just begun working on its debut album. In the meantime, you can check out the new song below.

Other bands in the studio include War Party, which is currently wrapping up its next LP with producer Jordan “Son of Stan” Richardson. The Fort Worth-based producer is set to follow that one up when he begins working on Sealion's next record in January. Also, we hear, Rania Khoury will begin recording demos for her next album in January as well.

Speaking of demos, Sean Kirkpatrick and Nan Little Kirkpatrick recently posted the first pair of demos from their Little Beards project to their SoundCloud page, one of which you can find below.

It's just the start of what's sure to be a busy 2015 for Sean, as he tells us his other outfit, Nervous Curtains will not only be releasing its third LP, but its 30-minute instrumental Bloodbeat soundtrack, which the band played as a live score to the '80s horror flick at the Alamo Drafthouse back in September. Also coming down the pipe, he says, will be a non-album single called “LowDefender,” and a remix EP, in addition to some music videos and stints on the road.

Elsewhere: Complex named Kendrick Lamar's guest verse on Blue, the Misfit's “Drugs on the Schoolyard” single as one of the emcee's best of the year; Finnish music blog One Chord to Another named Daniel Markham's Pretty Bitchin' its No. 3 album of 2014; a woman who knew Dimebag Darrell way back when penned a piece for Salon about the rocker's teenage years; and the first 100 people in the door at this Saturday's Somebody's Darling/Goodnight Ned/Dead Flowers show at Trees will receive free copies of all three bands' new LPs.

Spillover 2014 cover photo by Jeremy Hughes. Got a tip for White Noise? Email us!

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