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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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Sam Russell and the Harborrats release Born to Hurt single

Seattle-via-Kenosha, Wisconsin anachronistic troubadour Sam Russell just released a new single and it’s fantastic. The anthemic “Born to Hurt” feels like a defining statement for Russell, an artist with a body of work spans a live EP with his ace … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 45 Songs: Territory & Hombre/Sam Russell & the Harborrats

[Given the “One Minute Singles” theme of Ball of Wax 45, we here at the Blog of Wax have decided to embrace the spirit of brevity in our track reviews, which will come two at a time and one sentence … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 45: One Minute Singles, Friday, 9/2 at the Sunset!

Ball of Wax 45: One Minute Singles Release Show! Featuring Sam Russell & the Harborrats (celebrating 10 years!) / The Foghorns / Levi Fuller & the Library / Terwilliger Curves / Seth Howard / Natalie Quist / Luminous Craft Friday, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 40 Songs: Masonic Mouth Sounds – Leap Year Baby (Like *@#% Ain’t Happened)

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … 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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This Murder Won’t Hurt You, Baby – Sam Russell on the Foghorns

[The Foghorns‘ new album The Sun’s Gotta Shine comes out today. Our friend Sam Russell has a few things to say about it. -ed] I tend to assume that wherever a person was born, wherever they are from, they have … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 35 Songs: Sam Russell – “The Arena”

[It’s time once again to share with you, track by track, the songs from the upcoming volume of Ball of Wax. BoW 35 is devoted to the love song, and will be released Friday, February 14th at Lo Fi. Join … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 34 Songs: Sam Russell with the Harborrats – “The Lexington Waltz”

Beloved Ball of Wax veteran Sam Russell and his Harborrats contribute a real beauty of a country waltz to volume 34 with “The Lexington Waltz.” Everything is in its right place – from the warm, upfront vocals to the sad … Continue reading

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