Category Archives: Community

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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Ball of Wax 34: November 30th at Conor Byrne

Ball of Wax Volume 34 Release Show Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals, Levi Fuller & the Library, GreenhornBluehorn, Colin J Nelson, Virgin of the Birds, Whole Halves Saturday, November 30, 8:30pm Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW 21+ / … Continue reading

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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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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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Album Review: Levi Fuller & the Library – Social Music EP

Levi Fuller & the Library – Social Music EP (2013, self-released) It’s been four years since our fearless leader Levi Fuller’s Colossal, a semi-cephalopodic collection of songs – many of which first appeared in a nascent form on Ball of … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33: 9/7 at Conor Byrne!

Ball of Wax Volume 33 Release Show The Luna Moth | Lowmen Markos Sun Tunnels | Michael Wohl Saturday, September 7th, 9pm Conor Byrne Pub 21+ / $7 (includes a free copy of Ball of Wax 33 CD) Ball of … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax at Northwest Folklife Festival

It’s spring in Seattle, and time once again for the annual orgy of free music and culture known far and wide as Northwest Folklife Festival! Ball of Wax is very proud to continue our association with the fine folks at … Continue reading

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Songs from Boston, for Boston

I spent the first twenty-five years of my life in Boston. I don’t have a lot to add to the ocean of ink and pixels that have already been spilled on the subject of the craziness that’s been going on … Continue reading

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New Records Coming from Corespondents and Gems!

So far this year has been a slow one for me, musically speaking; I haven’t really heard much that’s grabbed me and gotten me excited. Something tells me that’s all about to change, though, as two of my favorite groups … Continue reading

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