Monthly Archives: October 2013

Friendship Commanders Cover the Ramones for a Good Cause

Our friends Friendship Commanders (you might remember their tune “Bad to See You” from BoW 33) have released a spooky new single just in time for Halloween, presenting their rendition of everyone’s favorite Ramones song from an ’80s horror movie … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Foghorns – The Big F EP

The Foghorns – The Big F (self-released, 2013) Seattle-area staples and Ball of Wax abettors the Foghorns began selling the Big F EP from the merch table at their recent Conor Byrne show with Levi Fuller & the Library and … Continue reading

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Marc Laurick’s Thesis on Album-oriented Rock: tourbillons

Marc Laurick – tourbillons (2013, self-released) Marc Laurick is part of the rhythm section for a growing number of Seattle-based musicians– something like a contemporary Leland Sklar of The Section. I can’t think of how many songwriters he’s sat in … Continue reading

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Comets Flame Out: Empathy Loses to Nostalgia in Seattle as We Lose a Landmark and a Big Piece of our Humanity

Transplants to Seattle, at least normal transplants, (people who like conversation with humans and not conversation with mountain trails or, I’ll say it, bored baristas pointing at tip jars) get miserable quick. My wife and I moved to the Capitol … Continue reading

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