It all made sense at the time, and to hear Melodica Festival founder Wanz Dover tell it, it still does. The annual festival had been left homeless when The Argo finally closed down after threatening to for months, so Dover decided to relocate to Austin. He had already planned on making the move anyway, eventually turning Melodica into a traveling festival along the lines of Terrastock, spreading its message in a new location every year. And Austin seemed like the perfect place to start, the only other place that would welcome a festival that features, as Dover says, "post-rock, drum-and-bass, electro-acoustic, psych-rock, noise, ambient, psychedelic folk, psychedelic garage, prog-rock, fusion, free jazz, free improvisation, doom-metal, experimental hip-hop, jungle, No Wave,... More >>>
Melodica Festival founder Wanz Dover, far left, will perform at this year's installment with two of his bands, The Falcon Project (pictured here) and The Wild Bull.