Live Reviews

Stencil: Chop Suey, Seattle [Live, 08.26.2008]

As a Seattle venue, I respect Chop Suey. Their shows begin at decent hours—something aging individuals like myself appreciate. The bill for this rainy August evening included three artists, opening with Stencil, a band I was unfamiliar with. (The other two artists included my good Austin friends The Lovely Sparrows—stay tuned for an interview next… Continue reading Stencil: Chop Suey, Seattle [Live, 08.26.2008]

Live Reviews

Virgin Of The Birds: Sunset Tavern, Seattle [Live, 08.21.2008]

Each Ball Of Wax compilation has a theme behind it and this one is the thirteenth quarterly comp that Seattle artist Levi Fuller has done. What Fuller does is concoct a theme (at least on some… several have no theme other than being “music to enjoy”) then gather a mass of (usually) local Pacific Northwest… Continue reading Virgin Of The Birds: Sunset Tavern, Seattle [Live, 08.21.2008]

Live Reviews

Smile Brigade: Sunset Tavern, Seattle [Live, 08.21.2008]

August 21, the night of the fourteenth Ball Of Wax CD release party. I dropped by Sunset Tavern here in Ballard at about 8:30, just in time to see Levi Fuller, the mastermind behind this quarterly compilation series, play his song from the album. But a highlight of the evening would come when I discovered… Continue reading Smile Brigade: Sunset Tavern, Seattle [Live, 08.21.2008]