One of Ballard’s busiest music venues is kicking their 25th anniversary this weekend. Tractor Tavern, which opened in 1994 in the middle of Ballard Ave, is hosting two shows this weekend as part of their anniversary: tonight’s will be the The Paperboys with Tonye Aganaba, and tomorrow night (Saturday) The Paperboys will play again, but accompanied […]
Big trucks are parked along Ballard Ave today for a Korean movie that’s being shot here in Ballard. In the movie, titled “The Late Autumn,” (although IMDB has the title as “Full Autumn”) the main female character, Tang Wei, comes to town for her mother’s funeral. It’s here that she meets Hyun Bin. “Like a […]
If you missed Mike McCready’s performance at the Tractor Tavern earlier this year, you’re in luck. He’s playing again Tuesday night. The lead guitarist for Pearl Jam is teaming up with Shadow ’86, a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, to raise money for Treehouse, an organization that helps foster children. Tickets are $15. Doors open at […]
Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists in 2002. As an avid music fan, he believed in the power of music to bring people together. His friends started an annual music fest a few years ago called FODfest (FOD stands for “Friends of Danny.”) The annual three-week concert tour is organized by […]
The longest-running rockabilly festival in the country, the 21st annual KEXP Rockabilly Ball runs this Thursday through Saturday at the Tractor Tavern. The long lineup of bands includes Slim Sandy, The Royal Deuces, The Black Crabs… and there’s even a car show. More info here. Here’s the The Mezcal Brothers playing at last year’s ball […]
Remember that Craigslist post from the musician who’s been trying unsuccessfully to play at the Tractor for years? The one who’s trying to pay other bands to allow him to open for them there? The Ballard News Tribune interviewed him. And no, nobody has taken him up on his offer.
This guy says he’s been trying to play at The Tractor Tavern for the last two and a half years, but they won’t book him. So now he’s taking a new approach, according to this Craigslist posting: he’ll pay any band that’s booked at The Tractor to bring him on as the opening act.
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.”