Ballardite Blog has the scoop on “Record Store Day” at the Ballard Sonic Boom store today (Saturday). Four bands will play: Vinnie Blackshadow, Aqueduct, Mono in VCF (pictured) and The Moondoggies. They’ll be selling Cupcake Royale yummies with proceeds going to the Vera Project. And 10 percent of all record sales will go to Music4Life. […]
Tractor Tavern Friday: Southern Culture on the Skids, Marshall Scott Warner Saturday: Southern Culture on the Skids, Marshall Scott Warner, The Black Crabs (Saturday is sold out!) Sunday: Dysfunction Junction, Big Bluegrass, Moses High Dive Friday: Midstokke, Western Airial, Riverbend Saturday: The Valley, Iceage Cobra, The DTs Sunday: “Special mystery band,” Heavy Hearts (CD release), […]
It’s a busy weekend in Ballard. First, Sunset Bowl closes its doors on Sunday night, so pay your last respects while you can. Plus, there’s the Ballard Art Walk on Saturday. The Ballardite blog has a preview here. And here’s the concert lineup at the “big three” neighborhood music venues this weekend. As always, add […]
You could certainly argue that Ballard and Fremont offer up Seattle’s best live music scene. And for that reason, we’re going to start posting a music calendar every week. If you have recommendations, please leave ’em in comments below. Tractor Tavern Friday: Billy Joe & the Dusty 45s (pictured), North Twin, Kristen Ward Saturday: The […]
We admit, we’re not the hippest kids in Ballard. So when we heard that this unmarked space at 608 65th St. is some kind of semi-secret music venue, we were intrigued. Some call it “The Space.” Others, “608 Club.” Turns out, it’s the home studio of Estradasphere, a band of “multi-instrumentalists” whose innovative style bridges […]
The Moisture Festival’s Comedy-Variete show is returning to Hale’s Palladium (also known as Hale’s keg warehouse) March 27-April 13. Get your tickets now, this thing sells out fast. If you haven’t been, it’s a vaudeville-esque romp of highly entertaining and sometimes bizarre performances. Each artist gets 3-15 minutes on the stage and is accompanied by a house band. Audience interaction is expected. For those of you wanting a more “mature” show, check out the burlesque shows April 3-6 at ACT – A Contemporary Theatre. The show reportedly moved there because Hale’s ownership didn’t like the risque nature of those performances.
Honk Fest West took over Ballard Ave. last night, and this is what one My Ballard reader had to say about it all: “I’ve lived on Ballard Ave for 5 years. I’ve seen, heard and put up with just about everything and I wouldn’t trade living here for the world but this is the WORST! […]
It’s called Honk Fest West, a “radical marching band festival” that promises to overflow the streets of Ballard tonight and this weekend with “the lively sound of horn players and drummers.” Bands have come in from five states and Canada for the event. Ballard’s Connor Byrne’s Pub, Mr. Spots Chai House, New York Fashion Academy […]
This Friday night, Seattle’s own Jesse Sykes will be playing a “last-minute acoustic show” at the Tractor Tavern. “If you don’t know Jesse Sykes, you should,” blogs Charles in Seattlest. “Along with Neko Case, we can’t think of a local-grown voice that we like better than Jesse’s.”
Sonic Boom Records is consolidating by closing down its shops on Fremont Ave. in Fremont. “This is not due to downloading or file sharing nor is it due to declining business,” explains the press release. “The change is due to market forces such as increasing rent and major neighborhood changes.” Sonic Boom says that it […]
– The Fremont Art walk is tonight, Friday, 6-9 p.m. Full program here. – Also in Fremont, High Dive is hosting a fundraiser show for Arts Corps, Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Grayskul, Tullycraft, Grieves, Half Acre Day, Branden Daniel and Everyone Gets Laid will perform. – The Phinney Neighborhood Association is going hog wild […]
Quite a few of the scheduled shows at the now-closed Crocodile are moving to the High Dive in Fremont. Details here. It’ll be interesting to see if this is just temporary or if we’ll start seeing more shows in our neck of the woods.