Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Names They Are A-Changin’

As previously mentioned, the Ball of Wax 24 release show this Wednesday at the Sunset features five artists (myself included) who date back to the first year of Ball of Wax. And that is true, although all five names might … Continue reading

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Three Great Women Voices Live in Seattle Tonight

Seattle is more balanced than most cities, but you still don’t see that many woman singers at the clubs in town on an average night. Tonight we have two very very good local singers at two different clubs, to say … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Beast Reality

I love a band with intensity and ‘balls’. The latter is not a well-defined term, and can no doubt be argued to mean many a thing; ‘balls’ here means courageous. I don’t wish to get into the etymological origins of … Continue reading

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Discover the Magic of Multiples

Brooklyn-based the Magic of Multiples (heard on Ball of Wax Volumes 19, 23, and the forthcoming 24) is one Alex Drum, a lo fi classicist in possession of the indisputable formula for fuzzy, charming bedroom pop.  The goodness found all … Continue reading

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2011 Folklife Lineup Announced!

The good people at NW Folklife Festival have finally drawn back the curtain on their 2011 Festival lineup, and as I expected it would be, it’s a doozy. Here are the artists I know and am psyched about (not counting … Continue reading

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