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Keeled Scales is a small vinyl record label run by two friends who love music.
Black Hole Kids: Easy Masks 12" Vinyl Now Out on Social Cancer
Electric cello swerves and jumps around beat boxing and electric piano in this Quirky Pop.
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Punks & Criminals: Label & Publicity Firm
Just Seeds Artists' Cooperative

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Austin Blood Alliance DIY
Started in Winter 2013 by a group of like-minded individuals with the goal of building a more cooperative DIY art and music scene in the Austin TX area. We host both music and art shows at various locations around our city. We typically host at DIY spots and houses. We host shows constantly so we aren't always available to help every band/musician/artist that needs a show put together. Please check out our facebook page, blog, or tumblr to get an idea of what type of shows we typically do. Email us or send us a facebook message (linked above) and we will let you know if we can help or not.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

GhostCat Lounge
A house that hosts shows once a month or more. We aim to host garage and punk bands that air on the side of melodic and upbeat, but are up for any genre if the right opportunity presents itself. We are flexible and will set up a show any weekend night if the right band emails us. We try to have nice relaxed parties with a solid crowd and good music. We need about three weeks to organize an event, but don't hesitate to email in case we have a bill to jump on, the more the merrier. ghostcatlounge at gmail dot com
Last Updated 26 June 2015


The Art Studio, Inc.
Non-profit art space founded in 1983, showcasing fresh local talent and teaching new musicians the ropes during our monthly Band Nites for over 20 years now. We have an all-ages show on the last Saturday of each month, and offer a little gas money to out of town bands. Any genre, as long as it's all original music.
Last Updated 11 July 2015

The LogOn Cafe
We book shows!! We are a coffee shop during the day and a live music venue at night. We thrive off live music and book every week. Any genre. We support independent and original music and do what we can to keep it alive. Look us up on Facebook (linked above) and leave a message or email me direct at
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Victoria House
Eight years experience booking and promoting various genres of music at multiple venues and small festivals in the area. Performance art welcome. Possibly meager pay, always a comfy place to crash. Thurs through Sunday only. Fun is our priority. Let's be friends!
Last Updated 11 July 2015


The cOoompound
We're a house venue in the middle of residential Northwest Dallas. In order to keep the neighbors from complaining, we only throw about a show a month, and only on Fridays and Saturdays (non-negotiable). We book bands of all genres, though I like for there to be a coherent theme amongst the bands on our bills. We pay our performers using donations collected at the door, and don't use show money to pay our rent or anything like that. However, due to the nature of our space & operations, I can't promise a guarantee necessarily but I can do everything in my power to make sure you're taken care of financially. Even if we can't host the show, I'm more than happy to get you in contact with other promoters, or point you in a proper direction. Though we only do shows on the weekends, we also have ample crash space & showers & a loving dog for any bands looking for a couch for the night. When emailing me, please include a date, a link to your music, and whether you'll need a place to crash & I'll do what I can to either host you or pass that info along to another party that may be able to do so. Please be patient, as I also work a full-time job & have my own music projects to manage (although if it has been > one week, please feel free to shoot me another email).
Last Updated 21 October 2015

Dallas Distortion Music
North Texas-bred & based cassette label, party throwers, and rock n' rollers.
Last Updated 04 July 2015

King Camel Productions
An independent booking a promotion company. Although I am located in Dallas I book regularly in all of Dallas, Ft Worth and Denton (sometimes Austin too). I've had everyone from true up and comers to Mac Demarco. Doesn't matter the size of the band, just matters if they truly care about their craft. I am artist centric.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Parade of Flesh
For booking shows in Dallas, sometimes Denton & Fort Worth. paradeof AT paradeofflesh DOT com
Last Updated 03 July 2015


Gatsby's Mansion
We are a house venue that can host shows, put up bands for a night, and supply at least one vegan meal during your stay (dinner or breakfast). Genres we are best capable of assisting: punk, emo, screamo, indie rock, math rock, grindcore, hardcore, black metal, psychadelic, and others.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

The Lion's Den
We have a large basement with moderate soundproofing and a PA system. Contact me on facebook (linked above) or I can be contacted easily at as well. We host multiple genres, whether it's hardcore, pop, hiphop, etc. We have a large living room and multiple couches for touring band(s) to stay on.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Macaroni Island
We are open to hosting shows for touring bands of pretty much any genre.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Mold Spores
A non-discriminatory, alcohol/drug-free home with a small garage to host musicians and a gallery for artists of all kinds to showcase their works. We are currently best suited for solo acts or smaller bands of all genres, ranging from drone and noise, to dream pop and vaporwave, to post-rock and folk (keep noise the level in mind for the smaller space and regard to neighbors), and our gallery space is suited for mostly any kind of visual art. Send us a link to your music/art and we'll let you know if we think we can host you, as well as find local acts to support you! Touring artists and musicians are welcome to stay overnight and we'll provide a dinner or breakfast (veg friendly), and will get to take any donations raised. Our services include (but are not limited to): Art shows, Small concerts, Conversation and Debate, After school care/ education, and Picnics. For questions or booking, contact us on facebook (linked above)!
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Moonshine Shack
We do all ranges of shows and serve vegan food and refreshments for most shows. The recordings are for donation. So if a band wants to do a show and a recording its a pretty stellar time (we usually do the recording the next day or something). We give donations to the bands usually. Most bands sell merch well at our house shows too. I record bands too.
Last Updated 04 July 2015

Fort Worth

1919 Hemphill
a collectively-run, all-volunteer, not-profit, warehouse space. We've been around since September 2002 surviving on (mostly small) donations to keep the doors open for our programs and services. These include maintaining a radical lending library, a 'free store', an alcohol and smoke-free all-ages d.i.y. performance arts space, a documentary film series, and a meeting place for community organizations.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Sparkle Motion Records
I (Alex) run a DIY distro label focused mostly on folk punk and punk-ish releases. I also book shows occasionally in the area (a couple times a month). If you fit into these genres, I may be able to help you with a DIY show. I usually cannot book when I am on the road with my band, Not Half Bad. If you do not fit into these genres, I probably cannot help you out. Please contact me through Facebook (linked above) or sparklemotionrecords [at] yahoo [dot] com.
Last Updated 03 July 2015

The Syndicate
My names Christopher and my friend Eric and I have been booking around Fort Worth and we know people in Denton. We have house venues, bars, and our local diy club that are willing to work with us. We help out as much as we can with our community, and follow a strict diy ethic! you can message us on facebook, call me 469-531-9604 or email me at If we are unable to find a show for you or your friends, we can most certinly hook you up with someone who may be able to.
Last Updated 03 July 2015


Super Happy Fun Land
experimental electronic music, underground jazz, and outsider art! always looking for unusual performers.
Last Updated 03 July 2015


Moldy Laundry Boys
We're a local punk rock band. We host diy shows at a local venue called the dugout. We want to bring down more tight touring punk rock/ska bands into town who are willing to return the favor when we tour, usually during the summer, and build like minded tour connections. We only book shows on Fridays and Saturdays because those days have the largest turn out, we provide the PA, and always provide at least a $100 gas money guarantee. Send us your contact info, links to music, and desired date at
Last Updated 03 July 2015


Kamiposi Art Gallery/Venue
Booking hip hop, jazz, noise, progressive, anything avant garde. Hip Hop artists contact Scott at All others contact Sherrill at
Last Updated 03 July 2015

San Antonio

A non-profit music blog and Youtube Channel featuring posts about artists from a variety of rock sub-genres from all across the globe. Additionally, ProperYarn aims to help local acts, touring artists, promoters, and others within the blossoming music community of San Antonio, Texas by assisting with event coordination, contributing to the sponsorship of shows, and more within a variety of bars and DIY spaces in town. More than willing to get anything going in the areas of psych, surf, garage, punk, mod, pop, doo wop, loofa, shoegaze, synth, new wave, and much more. For more information, send a shout to Ryan Smith at
Last Updated 03 July 2015

Std productions
Book all genres in DIY especially Punk/Folk/Metal.
Emailed them on 03 July 2015 to see if still active. - NEIL


Stout City
A fictional city found inside Victoria Texas. Victoria/Stout City is known as The Crossroads, and is a great place to stop between Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Our mission is to bring together like minded artists, writers, performers and musicians, to push their craft further, and to document/share their work by distributing it through our record label, print house, art shows, and music shows. We book bar and house shows, and we are known to have diverse lineups that feature live art, spoken word, and live music. We are a passionate and loving bunch, and we do our best to make the bands that come through feel like family. Contact Michael McClanahan at or Brea Danger at or Fritz Keen at or JT Cano at
Last Updated 03 July 2015

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