Monthly Archives: February 2012

[glocal scene] Give Me Something Beautiful

A recent trip to Montreal brought me into contact with a fantastic band with a grand name – Give Me Something Beautiful. Currently in the studio recording their first full length, Give Me Something Beautiful have a selection of EPs … Continue reading

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Man, Manifesto, Waitress: Sam Russell at Columbia City Theater

It’s not that I want Seattle to change. But one day I’m listening to a damn good alt bluegrass band called Creeping Time at Conor Byrne when a herky jerky hirsute man jumps onto stage and belts out the beginning … Continue reading

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Back in MY Day: Nice Guys

Bah! Oh how cute! How adorable! Such a nice boy. Look at him playing that guitar, so talented! Double-Bah! If that’s how your Jewish mother reacts to your music, you’re doing it wrong! Time was, if you were in a … Continue reading

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The Singer Songwriter Showcase

How do you cleanse your musical palate, feed it something fresh and stimulating, free of cheep gimmick, empty flash, genre tunnel-vision? Ball of Wax, of course! Yes, good answer. Allow me to introduce another favorite of mine, The Singer Songwriter … Continue reading

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Listen to (and Order) Ball of Wax 27 Now!

In case you didn’t know, we’re celebrating the release of Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly Volume 27 this Thursday at the Sunset, with Alicia Amiri, Kevin Barrans and Friends, The Music of Grayface, Oh Lo Lo, and Sun Tunnels. It’s … Continue reading

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Musical Valentines from For All the Girls and Slow Skate

Happy Valentine’s Day (also known as my mom’s birthday)! There are a couple of items I would have felt remiss not to post today. Today is the official release date of For All the Girls’ self-titled debut. For All the … Continue reading

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The Bats Pajamas: “Sarai”

The Bats Pajamas are a band from Toronto that I’m pleased to welcome to the Ball of Wax fold for Volume 27. You might say their song “Sarai” is not the usual BoW fodder, but its brash, aggressive strangeness could … Continue reading

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Check Out This Song: oh lo lo – “Laundromat”

I’m listening to my playlist for the new volume of Ball of Wax. Surprise surprise, it’s awesome. As a little taste, here’s the first song, oh lo lo‘s “Laundromat”: I’m very excited to present oh lo lo to the world … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Albuquerque, NM

As a ‘treat’ for Blog of Wax turning 1 year old, I have decided to write a post that will take a year to read. Below is a tale from the Glocal Scene team’s journey to Albuquerque, NM. I hope … Continue reading

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