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Win Tickets To Joan Shelley & Michael Hurley!

Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, singer/songwriter Joan Shelley's warm and mellifluous voice evokes both the deep south and west coast, drawing from both old-time country and '60s folk. Shelley's latest album, Over and Even, was widely praised, with NPR's Will Hermes calling it "one of the most beautiful releases of the year," while the L.A. Times describe how, "liquid arrangements drift beneath melodies, pulling them into darkened corners. With sublime phrasing and images." Joan Shelley and special guest Michael Hurley, whose outsider folk music "draws from the wealth of old American folk styles like country blues, bluegrass, and country," are both performing this Saturday at the Ballard Homestead. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Over And Even" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on Friday. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Bob Mould!

Win Tickets To Bob Mould!

Miss out on Bob Mould's performance at the KEXP New Home Celebration? Well, you're in luck, because the former Husker Du frontman is coming to rattle some eardrums at the Showbox May 10th! Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Patch The Sky" (the title of his latest album) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/9. Good luck!

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New Radiohead Single!

Here's the first preview of the new, as yet untitled, Radiohead album! The first single is called "Burn The Witch," and it's quite nice! What do you think?

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Frances Farmer Gets A Star!

Legendary Hollywood actress and West Seattle High School grad Frances Farmer may not be getting her revenge, but she is getting some long-overdue recognition thanks to a gold star plaque, similar to those on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, installed at the entrance of the Easy Street Cafe. On April 26th, Easy Street president Matt Vaughan dedicated the plaque, which was designed by Peder Nelson, vice president of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Welcome home, Frances!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Pokey LaFarge!

Enter To Win Tickets To Pokey LaFarge!

Roots musician Pokey LaFarge is coming to the Tractor on May 6th, and if you like REAL roots music, he is not to be missed! Between 2011-2013 Jack White's Third Man label released an album, an EP, and a 7" because of LaFarge's slavish devotion to and expert treatment of old-timey American music. His songs take listeners to another time, with hints of ragtime, western swing, blues, trad-jazz, Appalachian folk, big band, and beyond, all taking center stage. LaFarge's latest full-length, Something In The Water, is on Rounder Records, and Jon Dennis of UK publication The Guardian describes it as "a riverboat trip through the US midwest, recorded in Chicago and performed by musicians from the region. It’s a spirited attempt to keep American roots music – country blues, early jazz, ragtime and western swing – alive," and he adds that LaFarge is "blissfully unaffected by the music of the last 80 years." Enter to win tickets to Pokey's 5/6 show at the Tractor by e-mailing us with the subject line "Bad Girl" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/5. Good luck!

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