Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Ball of Wax Spooooky Halloween Playlist

On my Hollow Earth Radio show yesterday, I predictably decided to play a set of all dark, scary, Halloweenish music, and I found myself playing a number of tracks from the Ball of Wax archives. So I figured today would … Continue reading

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Check Out This Song: Robert Deeble – “Undertow”

Long-time Ball of Wax friend Robert Deeble (heard on volumes 3, 4, 10, 15, and 24) has a new album, called Heart Like Feathers, coming out early next year. (See previous coverage here.) Because I’m super-awesome and donated to his … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Part 2: Gimaldin, Megas and Playing for Festivals

Iceland Airwaves is getting big coverage in Seattle this year. Listening in, you may have a few thoughts: 1) damn, that sounds like fun, and 2) isn’t it slightly unfair that hundreds of local bands can’t get coverage, while obscure … Continue reading

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Blog of Wax Legal Corner: Success!

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Ball of Wax 26: A Tribute to Harry Smith and the Anthology of American Folk Music, 11/25 at the Columbia City Theater

Ball of Wax 26: A Tribute to Harry Smith and the Anthology of American Folk Music Presented by American Standard Time, Ball of Wax, and Hearth Music Friday, November 25th, 8:00 p.m. The Columbia City Theater Kevin Murphy (The Moondoggies), … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Part 1: Find Great Icelandic Bands, Find Good Music Writing

October is Iceland Airwaves month. You’ve heard about it in Seattle, in part because KEXP is promoting it and broadcasting from Reykjavik, my old home. Airwaves used to have an enormous impact on my life: as the editor of the … Continue reading

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For All the Girls: “Phylicia”

Damien Fairchild (For All the Girls) seems to be possessed of a fickle (or perhaps incredibly generous?) heart and a talent for writing and producing bite-sized, breezy pop songs. He is recording an album of songs “for the girls I … Continue reading

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Northwest Folklife Festival Site Offers a Bounty of Streaming Audio

It feels like it just happened, but the 2011 NW Folklife Festival was more than four months ago, with a whole summer (such as it was) between then and now. With the days getting shorter and wetter, it seems like … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Jil Is Lucky

I had somehow come into contact with Roy Music, the label of the Paris band Jil Is Lucky, through booking gigs around Europe. The label manager put on a few gig nights in the City of Lights, and often prescribed … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Dappled Cities to Release 4th Album

I’ve often compared Dappled Cities to an Australian version of The Shins. I think it is about time a lot more people had a listen. For those not familiar with Australian ‘art rock’ band Dappled Cities, I will give you … Continue reading

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