Monthly Archives: November 2011

Drew Christie: Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith

Last Friday’s Ball of Wax 26/Tribute to Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music show was a blast. Huge thanks to all the great artists who played, to Greg Vandy (American Standard Time) and Devon Leger (Hearth Music), to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Tito Ramsey – Hi Lo EP

Tito Ramsey – Hi Lo EP (2011, self-released) I always find it fascinating when an artist chooses to make a stark stylistic change, making a sharp left turn in genre, feel, or instrumentation all at once rather than the usual … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 26 Available for Streaming and Pre-order!

In just a week and a half we’ll be celebrating the release of Ball of Wax Volume 26: A Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music with a wing-ding of a show at the Columbia City Theater. (And boy, … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Every year the college radio stations of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada gather their music directors together to concoct a compilation showcasing the local talent. Everybody Dance Now is in its 6th year, with 93.3 CFMU FM & INDI 101 FM proving that … Continue reading

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Back in MY Day: Andy Rooney

Bah! Kids today don’t know who Andy Rooney was, but several generations of Americans, including my own, grew up watching him complain about things every Sunday at the end of 60 Minutes. His name became synonymous with the word “curmudgeon,” … Continue reading

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Appetite

A new (to me) artist has crossed my radar, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Appetite is the Sacramento-based project of one Teddy Briggs, who appears to have been obsessively making music since picking up the drums at the age … Continue reading

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Just Because: The Way It Is – “Fell in Love with a Carbomber”

Just because I was listening to this song last night with some friends and was reminded – as I am every time I hear it – of just how goddamn good it is, and how great a songwriter Michael Sanchez … Continue reading

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