Monthly Archives: January 2011

NEO

Once upon a time, there was this band called Eureka Farm. And then (in the way of bands) there was no more Eureka Farm. But one half of Eureka Farm formed another band, named, simply: Neo. I loved Eureka Farm. … Continue reading

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Living, Breathing String Quartet: OdeonQuartet at the Chapel Tonight

If your New Year’s Resolution wasn’t to see a live string quartet performance, it probably should have been. Oh, how often I’ve heard someone proclaim that they ‘love’ string quartets. An adoration that’s usually sprung from the genius arranging of … Continue reading

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Songs about Books

I was recently fortunate enough to receive a grant from the CityArtist program of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.  This grant will go towards a project that I came up with that I am calling … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 23 release show: 2/16/11 at the Sunset

Ball of Wax Volume 23 Release show with Man Rockwell, Sip’s Odyssey, Fox and the Law, Seth Howard, The Bore Tide Wednesday, February 16th, 9:30 p.m. The Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. NW $7 (includes a free copy of the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Wesafari – Sea Survivors

Wesafari – Sea Survivors (2010, self-released) How does one write objectively about an album that one has been anticipating for several years, created by one’s friends (and in which one even makes a tiny cameo appearance)? One starts, I suppose, … Continue reading

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Introduction

Well gosh. So far this has been a year of people asking me to do stuff that is awesome. At some point I’m going to have to say “no.” But right now, I’m just saying yes. To everything. So I … Continue reading

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Back in MY Day: Lo-Fi

[Editor’s note: From time to time we will be featuring the work of Indie Rooney, a music aficionado who’s been around the record store a few times and has plenty to say about the contemporary music world. This is his … Continue reading

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Check out This Song: Christina Antipa – “Lithium”

Hey, check out this song! It’s longtime BoW friend Christina Antipa playing a song that might be familiar to you, called “Lithium.” Christina Antipa – Lithium I really wish I could include cover songs on Ball of Wax. Sadly, it’s … Continue reading

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Album Review: Vinca Minor – Isolation

Vinca Minor – Isolation (2010, Second Shimmy) Vinca Minor’s Isolation is the latest project and release from Ball of Wax contributor and all-around prolific local artist Matt Menovcik. You might know him such diverse acts as Ms. Led, Roxy and Clark, … Continue reading

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Frog Eyes Live at the Vera Project

On Sunday, October 10th of this past year a friend and I went to see the mighty Frog Eyes play the Vera Project along with a smattering of 30 or so other, mostly underage, folks. My decidedly overage (and tastefully … Continue reading

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