Ryan Thomas Becker was David Byrne. At least for a few days he was. Seems Becker was fronting a Talking Heads tribute band this past weekend at the Kessler, part of a three city mini-tour he and the rest of the ensemble had undertaken. "About a year and a half ago, I was contacted by a percussioni ... 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 >>
All photos by Danny HurleySee the rest in the slide show.Last night on Twitter, the hashtag "heart shaped pizza" was trending nationwide for Valentine's Day. Over here in Dallas, as Pete Freedman teased in his recent cover story, Bucks Burnett celebrated Valentine's Day by opening an eight-track ... 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.
Several Friends of Unfair Park have sent me today's Paste piece on Big Bucks Burnett's Eight Track Museum in Deep Ellum. So let me note: Pete posted the details concerning the Official Grand Opening on DC9 yesterday. Takes place Valentine's Day, with The O's and the Tom Tom Club in attendance. Inclu ... More >>
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 >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
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