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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monster Roundup: SXSW Edition

I love music festivals but I hate deciding what bands to see. It's just to much pressure I tells ya. Let me help you decide with some monster related bands:
OG Videogum commenter TV Party is a member of Ringo Deathstarr. I'm no music critic, so the only thing I'll say is that they remind me of the last hours of a really pleasant mushroom trip. Perhaps one where you are hanging out with some great friends, drinking tea or Guinness and the chair you are sitting on turns into a hippopotamus. Your grandma brings you snacks (I love my grandma, I don't know about you). They will be playing the following dates:
March 16th - Palm Door @ 3pm
- The Eastern @ 6:50pm
March 17th - Backspin Records In-Store 4pm
- Easty Bound Get Down - 8pm
March 18th -  Easy Tiger @ 11pm SXSW Showcase
March 19th -  Converntion Center @ 4:15pm Speed Sets
- Spiderhouse @ 7:30 free! w/Trail of Dead
March 20th - Cheer Up Charlie's @ 2pm
Here's a couple of their latest videos:

Stereogum will throw two parties:
Thursday March 17th
711 Red River Street (between 7th & 8th)
3:00 PM Veronica Falls
3:45 PM Liturgy
4:30 PM Soft Moon
5:15 PM Moon Duo
6:00 PM Human Eye
7:00 PM Slug Guts
7:45 PM Chelsea Wolfe
8:30 PM Anika DJ Set
9:15 PM Amen Dunes
10:45 PM Cult of Youth
11:30 PM Pop. 1280
12:15 AM TRUST
1:00 AM Zola Jesus

PureVolume House
Saturday at 11:30pm - March 20 at 4:00am  504 Trinity Street
Puro Instinct
Owen Pallett
Das Racist
Gold Panda
Open Bar
And you can also peep their 32 Must See Bands List for SXSW 2011

Poolboypip's lurker boyfriend Murderbot will be playing at:
03/17 KVRXplosion SXSW Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie's
03/18 Broken Teeth SXSW Showcase @ Loft718 3:15 PM
03/19 Reggie's Rock Club SXSW Showcase @ The Jackalope 12:00 PM
(all showcases are unofficial&free)

MOBFD's favorite rapper, Chet Haze, will be performing here at some point on Saturday at District 301. This will be Mr. Haze's second show ever and his first outside his University.

There will also be a monster brunch at Frank Restaurant on Saturday & you can keep track of the events with Doctor Girlfriend & Garbage Face's Twitters.

If I forgot anything please leave it in the comments.

Outside Stuff
ScottGum confirmed the date for the Videogum 3rd anniversary Celebration in New york. As you might know, someone started an official Gabe Delahaye site. There you can find links to his pre-gum blog and other stuff Gabe-related. If you've visited the site in the past you might know that Gabe wrote a novel & that you can download it for free. Werttrew uncovered Gabe talking to the New York Observer about it. Uncovered!

Gabe also has a Facebook fan-page started by DS3M. Speaking of Facebook, Grace6697 has started a very noble cause for the advancement of humanity and the preservation of mother earth, please join. Birdie Also has a fanpage. MOBFD facepage coming soonish.

If you live in NY, you might want to head over to Brooklyn and check out these honorary monsters every Wednesday.

For those monsters who miss Lindsay be sure to check out her Tumblr, also check her out on the twitter.
MOBFD Happenings

The chat is open at all times, but it is more likely full on Friday afternoons, Tuesdays (9pm ct)  & Sundays. sometimes it gets full at weird unpredictable times.  The monsters are very welcoming, don't be afraid to say hi.  During the daytime monsters are most likely present but not necessarily chatting. 

The Monster Podcast is getting ready to launch, send your submissions to PaperStreetSoap.

The March Madness monster Challenge is on. On.

Burgy Started a monster baseball fantasy league. Join soon, the draft is coming up.

Zac Little brings a taste of his blog to MOBFD and more.
Thisismynightmare organizes the Monster Fit Club. Check for it on Mondays 
Topknot will periodically bring us Legends of Note, an in-depth look at some rad bands, this edition brings us The Talking Heads, next time it's Radiohead.
Paper Street Soap bring you Monsters Through Time
Kirabira shows us how to get pretty.
Super joined our hullabaloo
Niamh teaches us how to dougie. 
Lengi teaches us how to draw
Nightmare also writes a column called I'd hit that and more
Mntsbeyondmnts brings you the official monster advice column, Dear Mountie.
Frank Lloyd Wrong keeps it gangsta with Freak Out and more.
Lawblog is bringing the Drama in Gums of Our Lives and more.
LBT's Generic Book Corner is a freaking joy to read. A freaking joy to read!
Concert Addict brings you her concert reviews, gif round-ups and more.
Cakeordeath is bringing you her experiences of living in the LA and running into celebrities & more.
Dusky Panther bring his Saturday Morning Cartoon showcase.
Lizzing takes care of all unanswered videogum tips in Just the Tip. Email her if you have some stuff you think she can use.
Duncan...huh.. is involved in the blog.
Godsauce brings street justice to the blog.
Ephcee brings the hammer down.
Doctor Girlfriend brings you Nerd Alert! 
Teacherman brings you the poems and more.BabyFriday brings her Safari Planet & more.
Superglue examines characters she hates in films she loves & more.
Fozzy The Chair gives us a peek into his McSweeney submissions.
Slothdrop brings us some pretty pictures to look at. 
Mr Adventurema & Bearrifying show us how to procrastinate.
Sarcastic Meow brings levity and gravitas to the blog. 

We have an online game list for Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Word With Friends for Istuff and the android version of Scrabble, Wordfeud that Skotchka mentioned. We also added a Steam group that Ben (waiting for the perfect gif) created.

The monster marketplace finally open, if you have an Ebay, Etsy or real store let me know and I'll add it. I finally recovered some of the content I had before, if you have something you want to add please email me and such.

If you have no idea what's going on be sure to check out Werttrew's Inside joke list.
Don't forget to check the Monsters' Ball stats as well as the complete WMOAT list.

We started a Kiva team! Like I said before, you don't have to give right now to join, you decide when and who to give to. 

If you are a monster and have stuff going on outside of Videogum send me an email & I'll try to post a link to it. If you have a personal Blog send a link to Werttrew or me and we'll happily ad you to the Blog/tumblr list. 
If you want to attend a meetup, check out the upcoming meetup schedule.  

If you want to be added to Werrtrew's videogum twitter list, send him a message.
If you have any submissions for Monster Roundup or MOBFD, be sure to send them to me. A delicious corpse style column is coming up where I want a lot of monsters to participate, let me know if you are interested. Also, be sure to check out our other casual contributors such as Gangy Dafs, Josh_is_Wrong, Anchor Management, Ghostdad, Dirty Space News, Facetaco, Xave, Philplusbert, Underwear Eyes, Pizza, Hipsterdad, DS3M etc. Sorry if I forgot you, I'm an idiot.


  1. TV PARTY IS IN RINGO DEATHSTARR????????????????? Whaaaaaaat and also, neeeeeeaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!

  2. Monsters Ball Stats is a dead link, cuh

  3. @ds3m fixed it, thanks.