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april, 2019

20aprsatFeaturedWild Beats: The WD 5th Anniversary Party2:00 pm - 1:00 am (21) Event Type :One Day Music Festival

WIld Beats: The WD 5th Anniversary Party

Event Details

700 plus events, hundreds of The Savage Detectives copies sold, more than 20,000 gallons of booze served: The Wild Detectives turns 5!

The occasion requires a proper party, don’t you think? We’re thinking samba, pop, hip hop, punk, electro, acid rock, spoken word and much more. Same as every year, we’ll put together a multi-genre full day festival to say ‘thank you everyone’ quite loudly for all of the support we’ve gotten over these past 5 years. Hell yeah, thank you so very much Dallas, we love you!

Party starts at 2p. Free entry until 7.30pm, $15 cover fee after that (get here early if you’re on a budget).

You can also get your tickets in advance here.

And now, without further ado, let’s dive into who is celebrating with us our 5th birthday; some of the best music talent in Dallas + direct from Madrid, our good friend Tempranillo, who’ll close the night with yet another dance session of our mythical Bookstore Disco.


Sunshine Psychedelia

Acid Carousel was one of our favorite discoveries from last year. The Denton seven piece psych rock band will play an acoustic set on our backyard. More info on this Dallas Observer article.

Listen to Acid Carousel here.


Prog Pop

Pearl Earl is a psychedelic prog pop band from Denton, TX. The band was founded by singer and guitarist Ariel Hartley in 2014 with Bailey Chapman and Stefanie Lazcano, with Chelsey Danielle joining in 2017. They’ve had the opportunity to play with The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, and Tripping Daisy this year and are about to go on their 5th national tour this summer. Pearl Earl’s music has been described as ‘Pink Floyd in the sunlight’ and ‘Pentangle meets Josie and the Pussycats’.

Listen to Pearl Earl here.


Hip Hop

Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth – mainly drawing, painting and graphic design, she only recently began creating music. Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media only to be outdone by her most recent project SPCTRM. Released in 2016 to much anticipation and acclaim she coordinated a sold out release show celebrating the project even going as far as building her own stage setup for the show further proving that Sam is a force to be reckoned with on all levels.

You can listen to Sam Lao here.


Electro Space Pop

Electro-space pop duo Def Rain – singer/songwriter Ashley Cromeens and CJ Abe Lincoln – formed in 2011 in Denton, TX and quickly began to draw a buzz in the North Texas scene. Known for fog engulfed, laser saturated live shows, Def Rain quickly began captivating audiences, including the lead singer of The Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne. “We wanted to find a way to have a live show that was entertaining for the audience and for us, says Cromeens. Every show is a little different than the last, incorporating anything from backlight reactive jumpsuits to translucent ghost lamps.” “Def Rain’s sound is a mixture of genre-bending and blending, incorporating ethos of hip-hop alongside surf-rock poetry,” says THWRD magazine co-publisher, Lee Escobado. “Cromeens is as much interested in being ahead of the curve as she is in widening it.” Def Rain looks forward to their sophomore LP release as well as an EP to quickly follow.

You can listen to Def Rain here.



Passarinho is a large ensemble based in Denton, TX that specializes in performing samba, baião, maracatú, and other traditional Brazilian repertoire. We assure you, you’ll feel like your feet are animated by a life of their own.


Non Stop Hits

From the nights of Madrid we’re bringing our old friend and WD collaborator, Tempranillo to close Wild Beats in yet another mythic session of our legendary Bookstore Disco. He’ll walk us over some of the most exciting hits and electronic works of the past two decades, and you, my friend, will be dancing.

You can listen to Tempranillo here.


Special Guest

Melania-Luisa Marte is a nationally touring Afro-Latina poet and host from New York. She is a finalist of both the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam and the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Competition where she ranked 5th out of 96 poets. Her work can be found on platforms such as Write About Now, Slam Poetry Inc. and publications such as Ain’t I Latina, Dallas Morning News And People En Español. Marte is a speaker, host of a feminist monthly live talk show, “COMMU.N.I.T.Y” and a Teaching artist, facilitating writing and wellness workshops in both English and Spanish. She is also the founder of Melanin Goddess, a Dallas based feminist healing collective for women and femmes of color. She has performed and taught at cities across the country. Her debut collection of poetry, MELA, was released November of 2018. You can get in touch with her at


We’re turning 5, and this still feels like just the beginning. We’re looking forward to celebrate this with you.


See you soon!

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20 (Saturday) 2:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 1:00 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas