Jeff Schattle on the Basement Reunion Shows and the Next Great Dallas Rock Band

Jeff Schattle has been working and/or watching live music in Dallas for a solid 27 years. From historic spots he worked like Dallas Music Complex, Bronco Bowl, Deep Ellum Live, The Basement, Bomb Factory, Lakewood Theater and more, Jeff Schattle has worked, and born witness to, the evolution of Dallas' local metal and rock scene, starting in the early half of the 90's and rolling into the present. He's been especially passionate about carrying the flag of legendary rock club The Basement, whose history is an ode to great many Dallas bands that went on to at least tour as national acts, if not make a half decent buck in the rock racket.

Schattle is also on the tail end of a tough battle with Pancreatitis, and even had to ring in 2014 from a hospital bed. He seems on the mend today though, as we check in with him about live rock in Dallas, past and present.

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Alan Ayo