You can't really write a column about behind-the-scenes people in the Dallas music scene and not include Bucks Burnett. We are big fans of Bucks, and he's been featured in the Observer numerous times. Hell, one of the last times we tried to interview him, we kept getting interrupted by calls from th ... More >>
Last Monday night, on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum, a first not only for Dallas but for the world: A museum dedicated to eight-track tapes celebrated its grand opening. Go figure, right?Maybe it's not so weird, though: Sure, the grand opening of the Eight-Track Museum, the vision of one Bucks Bu ... More >>
talking heads - 78 dallas from das ubuibi on Vimeo.Given Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz's Valentine's Day-trip to the Eight-Track Museum's grand opening, the timing's certainly good: Only yesterday, someone posted to Vimeo about 28 minutes' worth of footage from the Talking Heads' '78 trip through t ... More >>
Not too much happening on the local music dial tonight. Just one note of significance, really. But it's of some pretty big significance, as you no doubt already know, if you've read the cover story in this week's print edition.
Turns out the Christmas Day opening of Bucks Burnett's Eight-Track Museum at 2630 E. Commerce St. in Deep Ellum was just a soft one. The grand opening, we now know, will take place on another holiday -- Valentine's Day, which, in case you've somehow forgotten, takes place on Monday, February 14.A ... More >>
In case you missed it, over on DC9 earlier this week I posted my interview with Chris Frantz, the Talking Head whose Tom Tom Club will release a live album on Big Bucks Burnett's eight-track-only Cloud 8 imprint early next year. Frantz and wife Tina Weymouth will attend the release, to be held at ... More >>
Over the weekend, on his Facebook page, Big Bucks Burnett debuted the new logo for his Eight Track Museum in Deep Ellum -- that's it at right. And on Wednesday come even more details -- as in, where, exactly, that sucker's being planted. But until then, let's revisit Burnett's record label ... More >>
Mark BowmanBig Bucks, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in Austin in 1996It was but one week ago today that James "Big Bucks" Burnett announced he was, at long last, opening his Eight Track Museum on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum on Christmas Day, but of course. At the same time he announced his new ... More >>