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Ball of Wax 50 Songs: The Foghorns – “40 Watt Light”

The Foghorns are back (not that they ever really go away, bless ’em) with “40 Watt Light,” a tune whose warm, smoky swing belies the cold, bitter lyrical content. We seem to have here a portrait of a man trapped … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 50 Is Nigh! 12/15 at LoFi

Ball of Wax 50 Release Show Friday, December 15, 9pm LoFi Performance Gallery 429 Eastlake Ave. E. with The Foghorns, Screens, Visceral Candy, The Laughing Group, and Jenni Potts $8 advance/$10 door (includes a copy of Ball of Wax 50 … Continue reading

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Get On With It: Going Home with the Foghorns

The Foghorns – . . . on a Dog’s Ass Sometime (2017, Knick Knack Records) The older you get, the more the memories pile up. The Foghorns’ new album . . . on a Dog’s Ass Sometime (a companion piece … 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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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: The Foghorns – Get On With It

Our old pals The Foghorns have allowed me to share a track from their next album for this volume of Ball of Wax. “Get On With It”* is a peppy little barn-burner of a tune injected with what seems to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46: December 2, Conor Byrne Pub

So, I guess we’re still doing this. Life goes on, healing power of music, all that? I don’t know, but I think it will feel good to stand in a room of good people and hear some good music. Join … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 45 Songs: gemmules / Julia Massey / Foghorns

gemmules‘ “Olympic” is the perfect last sixty-two seconds of a late ’80s alternative gem . . . without Bono’s singing over the top. Ball of Wax Volume 45 (One Minute Singles II) by gemmules Julia Massey‘s “To Us Too” shows … 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 43 Songs: The Foghorns – Like an Old Trans Am

Ball of Wax staples the Foghorns return with “Like an Old Trans Am,” a track off their upcoming LP, a companion to last year’s The Sun’s Gotta Shine. “Trans Am” is the Foghorns at their most wistful, defeated and wise. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: The Foghorns – The Meaning of Life

For “The Meaning of Life,” the Foghorns have assumed their most unassuming permutation – just Bart Cameron, his voice and an acoustic guitar.  The result is, not surprisingly, stark, moving, and foreboding in a Midwestern Old Testament kind of way. … Continue reading

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