Ballard Jazz Festival gets underway

While the biggest events kick off on Friday, the Ballard Jazz Festival officially begins tonight (Wednesday) with “The Brotherhood of the Drum” at the Sunset Tavern. It’s billed as “two days of bands led by Seattle’s finest drummers,” so stop on by. Matt Jorgensen, who’s playing Thursday night, says he’ll have an “undisclosed guest.” (Last […]

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Big event at Sonic Boom

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. […]

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This weekend in music

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), […]

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Local music this weekend

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 […]

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Moisture Festival, a spring rite, celebrating 5 years

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.

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Jesse Sykes at the Tractor

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.”

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Events in the neighborhood this weekend

– 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 […]

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