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Ball of Wax 47: Resist! 2/26 at the Sunset

Ball of Wax 47 Release Show: Songs of Resistance and Rebuilding Sunday, February 26, 7pm doors The Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW $8 [tickets] – entry includes a BoW 47 CD All profits to the NW Immigrant Rights Project … Continue reading

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Wisconsinites against Fascism: Benefit for Planned Parenthood

As we all know by now, per the machinations of the electoral collage, the presidential election swung because of the collective voting decisions of Michigan, my home state of Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, the birth place of many of Ball of Wax‘s most … Continue reading

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On Cadillacs and Confusing Winters: Storm the Palace Travels to Seattle from the United Kingdom

Ebullient praise. I am able to contribute less and less frequently to Levi Fuller’s amazing project due to life, rent, etc; however, there are moments when you discover a great band or record, and you realize that you can at … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Ju. – El Sentido de la Vida

Madrid’s Ju. (pronounced, I assume, like the English word ‘who,’ but I could be mistaken) is the newest international addition to the Ball of Wax coterie, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have them. The band first came to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Unai Azkune – Coming Home

Spanish songwriter Unai Azkune returns to Ball of Wax with “Coming Home,” a stark, sublime folk mediation not unlike “Bálsamo de Tigre,” which appeared on Volume 34. Featuring only voice, acoustic guitar and some delay, “Coming Home” is spooky and timeless; the … Continue reading

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Wesafari Returns for One Night

Long-time readers and listeners probably know that Wesafari was one of my favorite bands – and were some of my favorite people – in Seattle for the first decade-plus of this century. Somehow it’s been over four years since they … Continue reading

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10 years, 40 musicians, One CD: Ball of Wax Turns Ten!

Ball of Wax Volume 40/10th anniversary celebration weekend: Saturday, June 20, Conor Byrne Pub 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle The Great Um, Sam Russell and the Screen Soul Explosion, Eggshells, Virgin of the Birds, Screens, and special guests Doors 9pm … Continue reading

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The Edinburgh Waxers: Storm the Palace

I’m still reeling from the experience of watching 40 random musicians from Seattle come together in draw-from-a-hat collections to become bands and produce music. Levi Fuller demonstrated, in 24 hours, that the only thing keeping Seattle from being a massive … Continue reading

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Album Review: Meursault – The Organ Grinder’s Monkey

Meursault – The Organ Grinder’s Monkey (Song, By Toad Records, 2014) Back in January, Scottish band Meursault did a Kickstarter to raise money for travel to the USA for SXSW and a two week tour of the East Coast. Despite a goal … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Crush – Future Blimps

The Crush – Future Blimps (self-released, 2014) Power pop trio the Crush first appeared on the Seattle scene sometime in 2013. They had the energy, enthusiasm, Kinks covers and cool guitars (Rickenbacker 360 and Danelectro Longhorn bass!!!) to quickly gain … Continue reading

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