Chux Beta
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Chux Beta

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The best kept secret in music


"Hackell Hears the Who"

"This Band is good, I'm Shawn Hackell and I approve this message" --Shawn Hackell/ Guitarist/Vocals -- Filter/God Guns N' Glory - The Akron Zip

"What's New with Hometown?"

"These guys play guitar like they're sitting down" - Mike Polmedei/Founder Hometown Records - Hometown Records Newsletter

"Smells Like Bar Pittsburgh"

"This is the worst Nirvana coverband I've ever heard" - Bouncer/Bar Pittsburgh - Bar Pittsburgh


"Syndication"- 2001 independent
"Surfs Down"- 2002 independent
"Divisible By 3"- 2003 Hometown Records
"Rome Is Burning"- 2004 independent
"The Never Was"- 2005 Master Beta Records

*Songs from "Syndication" appeared on college radio stations WYEP and WPTS in Pittsburgh.

*Songs from "Divisible By 3" appeared on 2004 Emerging Artists disc from Hometown Records. Airplay on WXDX local music show in Pittsburgh.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Chux Beta was born over 10 years ago in the "Home of the Whopper" , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Singer/guitarist Ryan Dunn along with high-school friends, guitarist JT "Ace" Bendel , drummer Richard Murray and a bass player who didnt have a penis, started playing music together as 15 year olds. The inspiration, unfortunately came from Ryans older brother's band, who sounded like boys kissing boys. The bands sound started off rough but as they grew together, they started to develop a unique sound as well as an identity. Around 2001, Chux Beta started to pick up steam. Ryan and JT became very prolific songwriters, Rich started to morph into a modern day Meg White and the nameless bass player started to learn to shave without cutting himself. The bands live shows began to stink less. Energy and life that had never existed within this group still didn't. Chux Beta continued to write and record new music through late 2004, when that guy who played bass started writing the broadway musical "New Orleans and Me: A Love Story". The band continued working and writing as a 3 piece but the original sound was not there. Ryan, Rich and JT turned to the guy who's band tricked them into believing Pittsburgh had a viable music scene in the first place, bass guitarist Jim Dunn. The new lineup gelled up like those Dr. Scholl's gel pads. In the summer of 2005, the band went to Ohio to record an EP with Eddie Money. Eddie was busy, so he sent Alan Parsons. The music made in those sessions became "The Never Was" , an EP that that costs five dollars at their shows and on their website. The 4 members have been hard at work in the last few months. Over 40 songs are written and plans are to start a triple album rock opera. The band is very much influenced by Jack Black, Bruce Willis, Marty Jannety and sometimes MC Eight. Chux Beta in all honesty is a group of guys who love playing music for music's sake, embrace playing music for people and sometimes masturbate in their practice space, but definitley not at the same time. O.K. , that's a lie. You wont see a more passionate, intense, brutally honest show anywhere. O.K, that's a lie, too. Chux Beta will play for free.