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For All the Girls: “Yvonne”

The fickle-hearted playboy of Provo, Damien Fairchild (aka For All the Girls), seems to have a pretty good thing going: a seemingly endless line of girls to fall for, a knack for writing succinct pop songs about them, and a … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Old Man River Japan Appeal

Australian band Old Man River embarked on a heart-warming project earlier this year to offer disaster-stricken Japan some good tidings in the wake of their devastating earthquake. An old Japanese tradition states that whomever folds a thousand origami paper cranes … Continue reading

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Drew Christie: Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith

Last Friday’s Ball of Wax 26/Tribute to Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music show was a blast. Huge thanks to all the great artists who played, to Greg Vandy (American Standard Time) and Devon Leger (Hearth Music), to the … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Part 2: Gimaldin, Megas and Playing for Festivals

Iceland Airwaves is getting big coverage in Seattle this year. Listening in, you may have a few thoughts: 1) damn, that sounds like fun, and 2) isn’t it slightly unfair that hundreds of local bands can’t get coverage, while obscure … Continue reading

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For All the Girls: “Phylicia”

Damien Fairchild (For All the Girls) seems to be possessed of a fickle (or perhaps incredibly generous?) heart and a talent for writing and producing bite-sized, breezy pop songs. He is recording an album of songs “for the girls I … Continue reading

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We are all Absolutely Kosher

Last week, venerable Bay Area label Absolutely Kosher announced that they would cease releasing new music this fall due to financial hardship and the inability to find a model that makes running an independent label viable. While not a mega-indie … Continue reading

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Tango Alpha Tango at Comet Tavern Tonight–Slow Skate Should Assist in the Forceful Adoption of Portland’s Bluesy Up-and-comers

The rivalry between Portland and Seattle is unmentioned on this blog. I won’t give it voice here. I’ll just say, we locals get a bit tired of bands from the city with the NBA team. I won’t explain it, because … Continue reading

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Oh Ho! oh lo lo

New band alert! Long-time listeners to Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly (and I do mean looooong time) might remember a singer-songwriter known as Kelli Hanson and her song “Risk Free” from Volume 2. Kelli released a fine album called Lullaby … Continue reading

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Lonesome Shack: “Sexual Release”

Why haven’t I talked about Lonesome Shack here before?I have no excuse. Despite the fact that they don’t have the correct number of members, according to Indie Rooney, the local duo of Ben Todd and Kristian Garrard have been crafting … Continue reading

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Cock and Swan: “Comfort Zone 2”

Hey, it’s new music from the wonderful Cock & Swan, presented, in the manner of our times, along with a series of moving images. Steel wool! Fire! Synthesizers! All with a brand new, delightful dose of sound from Cock & … Continue reading

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