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John Freeman

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    DFW's The Hack and Slashers: "What's More Rock than Rock and Roll? Rock and Roleplay."

    Metal has always had a natural fit with fantastical landscapes that look like they were crafted by the hand of Frank Frazetta. The Fort Worth metal group The Hack and Slashers, however, don't live in a world that looks perfectly suited for a custom painted van in the '80s or the cover of an early R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Some of DFW's Best Venue Managers Recall Their Favorite Bygone Venues

    It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    The Dutch Treats' Last Dallas Show--Maybe Ever--Is the Day After Tomorrow, People

    John Freeman, the mastermind behind The Dooms U.K., Telethon, Sloppyworld and too many other contributions to Dallas’ music and art history to list, is bidding adieu to the Big D at the end of August. His Dutch Treats, however, will say goodbye to the city about a month before then. The Dutch Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008
  • Music

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Looking For Funds, John Freeman Puts Sloppyworld PA System Up For Sale

    This is not the Sloppyworld sound system. This is just a tribute. John Freeman's had himself a rough 2008 so far, between opening Sloppyworld, perhaps closing Sloppyworld, definitely closing Sloppyworld and trying to scrounge up the money to pay Sloppyworld's leftover bills. Now, just four months b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    John Freeman's Parting Gift to "The Scene" Before He Mo's Down NYC

    Courtesy Uncle Sloppy As Pete points out over on DC9, some of us 'round these parts got a classified-ad missive yesterday from one John Freeman -- you know, the Dutch Treat behind the shuttered Sloppyworld. Well, Uncle Sloppy is headed to NYC to work on a rock opera with one Corn Mo, but before he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Observer Writer Jesse Hughey Named Clubs Editor

    In case you missed his posting, Friday was Rich Lopez’s last day as the Dallas Observer’s clubs editor. Now that he is raking in the big bucks as a freelance writer and bookstore clerk, I have the formidable task of taking over for him. That means club owners, music booking agents, promoters, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Sloppyworld still accepting donations

    If you’re an e-friend of John Freeman--or his defunct DIY venue--chances are you recently received a bulletin item letting you know that you can still donate toward Sloppyworld’s outstanding legal fees. We spoke to the Dutch Treat today, and he clarified (again) that Sloppyworld will not reope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    A Future For Sloppyworld? Sorry, Folks.

    Well, John Freeman, the man behind the recently shut-down-by-the-city Sloppyworld, has some more news about his experimental DIY venue in Exposition Park: "Basically, what the deal is," Freeman says, "is Sloppyworld is officially closed." There are a number of factors behind Freeman's decision. Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    John Freeman: Born to Rock Opera

    Over on DC9 at Night, music editor Pete Freedman chats with John Freeman about the fate and state of Sloppyworld, which was shut down by the city earlier this month because the venue does not yet have its certificate of occupancy. Turns out, Sloppyworld's a thing of the past, as the Dutch Treat's go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Negativland Still a Positive

    For those following, but not too closely, the saga of the shuttered Sloppyworld, last night the mighty John Freeman posted word on Unfair Park that the highly anticipated Negativland show originally scheduled for the Expo Park venue has a new home. Says the Dutch Treat, Negativland will now perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    Sloppyworld Closes

    Oh snaps. This just came out over the MySpace bulletin board a few minutes ago (which would be just a tad after 11 p.m.) all caps and all. John Freeman over at Sloppyworld says that this promising venue is closed down. At least for now: SLOPPYWORLD SHUT DOWN BY THE MAN TONIGHT RIGHT BEFORE THE BAN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    Sloppyworld is Illegal

    View Larger Map Early this morning over on DC9, Rich Lopez posted word that John Freeman has closed down the newish yet already beloved Sloppyworld -- only because, well, five Dallas police officers and an assistant city attorney made him. See, Freeman -- the genius behind Dooms U.K., Dutch Treat ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Sizing Up Sloppyworld

    Finding hope for Dallas' live music scene among Sloppyworld's DIY clutter

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Amsterdam Bar, Not Damned

    Brian Harkin Local music fixture John Freeman, at bottom far right, was among the 100 or so folks who attended today's City Plan Commission hearing. So, at least one bar's safe for the moment: The Amsterdam Bar, among a handful still left on the City Plan Commission's to-do list this long afternoon ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Pick a Winner

    Rock Lottery celebrates its 10th anniversary, and it's still so Good/Bad

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Darin Archer, R.I.P.

    Dallas loses another young talent

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Red Velvet Deception

    Saturday, December 16, at Dan's Silverleaf, Denton

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Shalom, Jerome

    Since Dallas Morning News management refused to publish book critic Jerome Weeks' farewell column last week--he was among the 111 who took the paper's buyout, about which we can find little else to say at this late date--it has been posted today on Critical Mass, billed as "the blog of the national ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    John Freeman and the Dutch Treats

    Thursday, December 29, at Dan's Silverleaf

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Hunchback

    April 24

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Give a Little

    Area benefits look to raise money for cats, kids and a music man, too

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Across the Bar

    New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Across the Bar

    X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?

  • Music

    June 29, 2000
  • Calendar

    May 18, 2000
  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Scene, heard

    All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't

  • Music

    February 24, 2000
  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Earl Harvin shows; Sugarbomb signs; Dooms U.K. get the Details; Plus more

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Bad mouthing good bods; Keeping up with the Buck Joneses; the Broose is loose; Tim DeLaughter speaks; And much more

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Nothing's shocking

    Danger is John Freeman's middle name

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Drew Phelps finally gets Round To It; The Meat Helmets decay away

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Stars Forever for less

    Making music on someone else's dime

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Jet is in labor on the WWW; Notes from KNTU's underground; Return of the Children of the Corn Mo; Prescription: Mark Ridlin; Rotating drum stools

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Candy corn

    Or: What do cake walks, the Backstreet Boys, and Jon Cunningham have in common?

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999
  • Music

    December 31, 1998

    Homewardsounds

    Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?

  • Calendar

    December 31, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Out of time

    Matthew Duncan made an amazing record. Then he had no idea what to do with it.

  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998
  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Heavy mettle

    Bless 'em, Dooms U.K. make art for Art Rock's sake

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Out of a Trance

    Trance Syndicate--Texas' best label--closes its doors, leaving Bedhead without a home

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    December 21, 1995

    Grading on a curve

    This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?

  • Music

    July 27, 1995

    Off the record

    After seven wacky years, 14 Records prepares to close its doors

  • Music

    March 2, 1995

    Uncle Whopelo?

    Slobberbone is the dumbest name for the best new band in town

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