Monthly Archives: May 2012

God’s Favorite Beefcake – Witches Bones ‘n’ Whale Skin

We’re having a hard time in Seattle right now. Yesterday was a brutal, tragic day and we lost some wonderful people. I didn’t know Drew and Joe very well, but I played a show with them at the magical Cafe … Continue reading

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Album Review: Mike Dumovich – Acres

Mike Dumovich – Acres (2012, self-released) I’ve been writing this review in my head for weeks – listening to Acres, trying to think analytically and form coherent, descriptive thoughts, then getting sucked into the sonic world Mike Dumovich creates, critical … Continue reading

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Your Ball of Wax Guide to NW Folklife Festival

Yes, it’s that time again. Time to strap on your party hat (or your practical, sun-repelling hat) and bus down to Seattle Center for four free (donations strongly encouraged) days of excellent music and other cultural phenomena. Yes, I’m talking … Continue reading

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Everything Points Up!

One of the wonderful new surprises I got in the submission pile for the new Ball of Wax Dance Party CD (which you will be able to hear very, very soon, I promise) was a new project from the impossibly … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax DANCE PARTY! 6/2 at the Black Lodge

Details first. Here’s what we have cooked up for you: Ball of Wax Dance Party (Vol. 28 CD Release) Saturday, June 2nd, 8pm The Black Lodge w/OC Notes, Pufferfish, Poor Neighbors, Everything Points Up, Strong Like Woman, Foreign Friends, Bertolt … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax Showcase at Northwest Folklife 2012

Our friends at Northwest Folklife have announced the schedule for this year’s festival (Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28) and, as usual, it’s a doozy. There’s a mind-boggling number of wonderful artists representing a mind-boggling array of sounds and styles, and … Continue reading

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