Travis LaMothe Art Peña, bringing a cassette tape to you pretty soon.
It looks like the city of Dallas is putting its faith in the underground Dallas music scene. Arthur Peña, painter, teacher and champion of several local DIY projects, applied for a grant with the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to turn his Vice Palace brand, a roving music party, into something physical and tangible for the musicians who take part in it.
Such things haven't traditionally received that much support from the city, so it's no small surprise that the grant got approved. The idea, after all, is a little far-flung: Peña is to receive $5,000 from the city of Dallas to start a Vice Palace record label, and he'll be releasing music mostly on cassette tapes.More »