Karen Mason Blair Book Signing!
Saturday 11/16 - 5-9 PM
From backstage to the front row Karen Mason Blair was there to capture countless iconic moments during the Seattle grunge era and beyond. Finally, now you can enjoy a retrospective of her work in her book The Flannel Years, forward written by Krist Novoselic. A must-have for any grunge music lover, photography fan or book collector.
Come celebrate with us Saturday, November 16th from 5-9 pm. Karen will be signing copies of her book along with prints and other goodies!
Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method — Danny Clinch
We’ve been big fans of photographer/director Danny Clinch for a few years. He was gracious and helpful when we created the Pearl Jam pop-up here at the shop. All images had been supplied by Danny. He then went on to create the video for our girl Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, Song of the Year. Our whiz kid filmmaker Ryan Cory had a day off in NYC, we suggested he go see Danny in Asbury Park. Here it is! Enjoy.
Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers in the world. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive, and Still Moving. As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Dave Matthews Band.
Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival. Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.
Special Thanks to: Danny Clinch, Maria Barba-Clinch, Tina Kerekes, Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile, Matt Vaughan & Ryan Cory
Portland psych-rock pair Moon Duo, one part Wooden Shjips and one part Vive la Void. This year once more Moon Duo dazzles with their supernatural sound on their seventh studio album Stars Are The Light. Catch Moon Duo at Neumos, November 26th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MOON DUO” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/21. Good luck!
STG Presents Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Tour featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies at The Moore Theatre on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Tickets available here. This tour will be celebrating Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary, presenting three artists in a spectacular celebration of the label and jazz music today.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BLUE NOTE 80” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/19. Good luck!
Chelsea Wolfe's genre-bending sound travels between planes blending elements of gothic rock, doom metal, and folk music. On her newest album Birth Of Violence, Wolfe strips down to basics weaving songs with an acoustic guitar in hand. Catch Chelsea Wolfe at The Showbox, November 20th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CHELSEA WOLFE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/18. Good luck!
Alabama Shakes frontwomen and singer/songwriter Brittany Howard pushes the boundaries of her soul and sound with debut solo album Jaime. Catch Brittany Howard at The Moore, November 18th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BRITTANY HOWARD” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/14. Good luck!
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “NOAH GUNDERSEN” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/14. Good luck!
Geowulf are a band of two halves, two childhood friends from Australia's Sunshine Coast. Their sound is the perfect mix of blissed-out, beachy pop - the aural equivalent of driving along the coast on a heavenly summer's day. Their new album My Resignation is out now. Catch their show at Barboza, November 15th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “GEOWULF” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/13. Good luck!
Easy Street Cafe is looking to add a line cook to the kitchen team. Do you enjoy a fast-paced breakfast focused kitchen? Experienced preferred but not required, willing to train the right candidate.
This position is 3 days a week 8am - 4pm to start with room to grow, flexible schedule preferred. Great staff and fun environment.
Apply via Facebook or drop off a resume in the cafe.
Don't miss out on letting your voice be heard in this very important election. Tuesday, November 5th is the last day to get your ballots in weather you are mailing (no stamp needed!) or dropping off at an official ballot drop box. Ballots must be post marked by November 5th and ballot drop boxes close at 8 pm Nov. 5th!
There is a ballot drop box conveniently located across the street from Easy Street at 44th & SW Alaska. For more drop box locations and info check out this link!
Ahem, queue epic music...nice. Last year, the Seattle Public Library asked lawn chair NW music historian, West Seattle somebody oh and he’s also our boss, Matt Vaughan to be part of their monthly lecture circuit and to give a talk on the history of Easy Street, calling it “How I Got to Easy Street”, reviewed by NW Music Scene check out the article here.
The sold-out event was inspiring to a lot of youngsters and historians alike. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society has invited Matt to do it again. They are calling the event “Walk All Ways” Matt says, “It’s hard to talk about the shop without talking about the history of Northwest Music, this time I’m gonna try to talk just about Northwest Music and not about the shop, we’ll see what happens.” Legendary Seattle DJ John Maynard will interview Matt afterward. There will be time for discussion and mixing it up at the end of the event.
Feeling fancy? The event will be held at Salty’s on Alki this Saturday, Nov 2nd at 11 am, includes champagne brunch with an auction benefiting the SWHS to follow. To purchase tickets and more information check the link.
Los Angeles based duo KOLARS has a sound that is sometimes described as Desert Disco, Space Blues and Glamabilly. Their sound is electrifying in your ears as well as their live performance. Catch the buzz at The Tractor Tavern, November 8th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KOLARS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/6. Good luck!
Los Angeles punk quartet The Paranoyds channel revelry and revulsion into their debut album Carnage Bargain—a high energy blend of garage rock grit, new wave swagger, horror film soundtrack campiness, and other influences. Catch them as they crash land at Barboza, November 6th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE PARANOYDS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/4. Good luck!
Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “HOBO JOHNSON” please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick of their prize from us in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 11/1. Good luck!
Final Body Halloween In-Store Performance!
Thursday 10/31 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
Join us for a special Halloween in-store with Final Body and special guest!
Easy Streeter Scott Helgason lends the baritone vocals in Seattle post-punk band Final Body, their song Lose Health was recently featured as KEXP’s Song Of The Day. Final Body's debut album Nothyng evokes the sound of old-school goth with moody basslines and melancholy atmospheres perfect for an All Hallow’s Eve celebration! Come dance the monster mash with us, costumes encouraged but not mandatory.
For news and updates RSVP on Facebook!
Since 2011 songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mikal Cronin has released three full-length albums under his own name, alongside contributions to various recordings with artists such as Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff, Shannon & the Clams and many more. His new album Seeker is out 10/25 and he's playing a show at The Tractor Tavern, November 10th with Shannon Lay! Tickets here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MIKAL CRONIN” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/31. Good luck!
Enter by e-mailing us with the subject line “SPACE COWBOY” please include first & last name (bonus entry if you share a favorite Steve Miller fact or lyrics). Winner must be able to pick up their prize from us in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 10/31. Good luck!
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TACOCATOWEEN” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/28. Good luck!
FIX In-Store Performance!
Friday 10/25 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
The debut EP from Seattle artist FIX aka Emily Abrahamson is a solid six-song collection of dark electro-pop-grunge, choral-like synths and trip-hop beats, all interlaced with her introspective, breathy vocals and definitely worth a listen!
For news and updates RSVP on Facebook!
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CAT POWER” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/24. Good luck!
Debuting on the Kpop scene as a member of the group Girls Generation, Tiffany Young is back in Cali to focus on her solo career with the release of her new album Lips On Lips this year. Catch her at The Showbox, October 29th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TIFFANY YOUNG” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/24. Good luck!
Big Thief just released their newest album Two Hands, a completely new, fully-realized, 10-song album, will arrive just five months after their breakthrough U.F.O.F., one of the most acclaimed albums of 2019. Don't miss Big Thief at The Moore, October 26th. Tickets available here.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BIG THIEF” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/23. Good luck!
Liam Gallagher Album Signing at Easy Street Records!
Friday 10/18 - 6 PM
On October 18th, Liam Gallagher will be stopping by Easy Street Records at 6pm for a signing of his new solo album, Why Me? Why Not.
Day of Event Guidelines - Signing only the new album Why Me? Why Not, 1 item signed per person
Easy Street Records is hiring a Buyer and Vinyl Specialist
Continue reading for job descriptions and how to apply!
Dead Can Dance announced today that it will bring it's "A Celebration - Life & Works 1980-2020" tour to North America in the new year with a show at The Paramount, May 3rd, 2020. Tickets go on sale this Friday 10/11 and pre-sales happening on Wednesday, October 9th, 10 am PDT. Their latest album Dionysus is out now.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “DEAD CAN DANCE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/14. Good luck!
Joseph Arthur Acoustic In-Store Performance!
Friday 10/11 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
We are thrilled to have Joseph Arthur performing live at Easy Street on the release day of his new album Come Back World. Join us for a special acoustic performance and signing to follow.
Stop in and purchase Come Back World from us in-store for entry to the performance and signing. 1 CD/LP = 1 wristband. The new album is out 10/11!
Lisa Prank Record Release In-Store Performance!
Friday 10/4 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
Come celebrate the release of Lisa Prank's new album Perfect Love Song with a special in-store performance!
Perfect Love Song is an album that takes a soft-focus gaze at romance’s sharpest points and edges, both the exciting peaks and the scary cliffs. As Edwards was navigating a drawn out, Lifetime-movie level heartbreak, she found herself drifting back towards the home she had in her friendships. She moved back into her old room in storied Seattle punk house, Spruce House, sharing a door with Tacocat’s Bree McKenna (who’s also her bandmate, along with Julia Shapiro, in the supergroup Who Is She?). She’d knock and ask McKenna for feedback on songs, who wound up playing bass on the record.
Easy Street's Matt Vaughan and muralist Son Doung recently featured on King 5 Evening news. Watch them talk and dive into the history behind some of the best murals to hit Easy Street's walls over the years.
Dermot Kennedy just announced a big 33 city North American tour with a show at The Paramount, January 26th! Tickets go on sale FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 10am (PDT) at LiveNation.com and we have 3 pairs of tickets to giveaway. His debut album Without Fear comes out 10/4.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “DERMOT KENNEDY” please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up their tickets from our store in West Seattle. We'll draw 3 winners on 10/4. Good luck!
NW musician Mark Pickerel eulogizes The Cars’ Ric Ocasek(1944-2019)
It was the summer of '78. As I was waving goodbye to elementary school and anxious to dive into junior high, my sister Joanne made a mix tape of her favorite new artists, including Van Halen, The Knack, The Cars, Sugar Hill Gang and more. I loved it all.
I was already flirting with growing my hair out when I heard the words, "Let them brush your rock and roll hair, let the good times roll". It was all the further instruction I needed. Ric Ocasek and The Cars epitomized style and cool, so it wasn't long before I tried to adopt their look with whatever crude gear I had at my disposal. My older twin sisters were all too happy to help out, loaning me accessories from their own wardrobes, styling and ratting my hair, offering fashion tips and teaching me how to dance.
It was a pivotal time in my life, and what better soundtrack to a summer that saw me change out of my last pair of flares and into my first pegged-straight leg jeans(probably the same pair, only now majorly modified and re-purposed for my new lifestyle).
The Cars seemed to appeal to everyone, so it wasn't uncommon to hear them on KISW alongside Van Halen, AC/DC and Boston(from their home turf), then hear them over on KJET in between The Go-Gos and Devo.
Erin Bowman In-Store Performance!
Thursday 9/12 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
LA based, New Jersey native singer/songwriter Erin Bowman is on the threshold of something incredibly exciting. The release of her debut EP Apartment 101 arrives with an impressive list of achievements in place. Her first song, Problem, was added to Sirius XM 20 on 20, and in 2 weeks it was a Top 5 requested song. Her second song, King Boy, quickly became a Top 5 most played song on the 20 on 20 channel.
Erin has performed live on Good Morning America and Radio Disney Music Awards, and now she's ready to release Apartment 101, a lyrically driven, heart on her sleeve, completely open and honest debut 8 track EP. Apartment 101 is out this November but you can get your hands on it early at the show!
If you are enjoying the West Seattle Art Walk stop by for a free, all-ages show!
Jack West Record Release In-Store Performance!
Friday 9/6 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
Hailing from Rochester, NY, fourteen-year-old Jack West conjures memories of Kurt Cobain with his lanky, shoulder-length hair and piercing gaze. He’s performed with Eddie Vedder before 30,000 at a concert in Nashville and collaborated with renowned Seattle producer Barrett Jones (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Jawbox) at his famed Laundry Room Studio on West’s debut, eight-song offering, For the Record.
Stay in the know about this event and RSVP on Facebook!
Carrie Akre CD Release In-Store Performance!
Saturday 8/31 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!
Carrie Akre is best known for her work with Seattle bands Hammerbox and Goodness. Carrie has contributed vocals to bands The Rockfords (which included Pearl Jam's Mike McCready), The VIPs with the late Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens, Esther Kang and released three independent solo albums.
Her fourth album titled Passage marks Carrie’s first new album since 2008. And as she’s shaped and honed her writing skills over the years, she considers this album to be some of the best work she’s ever done. While life has pulled her in one direction or another, it’s clear that not only does this new album celebrate her renewed focus on creating great music but, she’s back and there’s only more exciting things to come.
Noah Gundersen Record Release In-Store!
Friday 8/23 - 7 PM - Free Show + All-Ages!
Noah Gundersen is set to release his fourth full-length solo album, Lover, on August 23rd. Recorded over two years at Seattle’s The Crumb studio with longtime collaborator, producer/engineer Andy D. Park (Death Cab For Cutie, K. Flay, Pedro The Lion), Lover sees Gundersen continuing to veer towards an increasingly intimate and intense creative approach, wedding intricate beats and warm natural instrumentation to a series of stark, almost dreamlike, new songs. Rich with patience and grace, songs like “Older” and “Out of Time” reveal a remarkably gifted songwriter-artist in the midst of confrontation with life’s toughest truths, somehow emerging with even greater self-awareness and understanding.
Pre-order or purchase the new album "Lover" in-store for priority entry into the performance + signing. *Space is limited, first come, first served. See below for details. BUYING ONE CD OR LP WILL GET YOU ONE WRISTBAND.
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Come on down this Friday, August 23rd from 10am - 2pm! We'll be celebrating the release of Tanya Tucker's new album in 17 years with a country queens themed brunch. Her new album titled While I'm Livin' was produced by our very own Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
We will be spinning a special Country Queens playlist along with Tanya's new record, enter to win a signed copy of her new album (all weekend long!), enjoy a special Tanya Tucker TNT Omelette in the cafe, and take home a free poster when you pick up the new album in-store (while supplies last).
Congrats to the champs! 13 years in the Industrial Softball League Seattle and they finally got their hands on the big trophy. Props to Hillside Bar team for being such formidable opponents all these years and again on Sunday. Thanks for everyone who came out to support the ISL this season. For more info check them out on Twitter @ISLSeattle.