TONIGHT: Rat City Recon 2019

September 21st, 2019 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on TONIGHT: Rat City Recon 2019

At Southgate Roller Rink tonight, 6 pm-1:30 am, it’s this year’s Rat City Recon music festival! e=Eight bands are playing, including, from nearby West Seattleite, Brent Amaker and his new band DeathSquad (who provided the photo):

Read more about them here. Ticket info is here. RCR is a 21+ event.

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PHOTOS: Music in the street as HONK! Fest West returns to White Center

June 1st, 2019 Tracy Posted in Fun, Music, White Center news Comments Off on PHOTOS: Music in the street as HONK! Fest West returns to White Center

(WCN photos by Patrick Sand)

If you haven’t already been, don’t miss the chance – before 6 pm – to go have fun in the street with HONK! Fest West in downtown White Center. Four informal stages, all along 16th SW between Roxbury and 98th, including one in the Drunky Two Shoes parking lot.

The bands change every 20 minutes, so you can see and hear a lot even if you only have a little time to hang out.

See the schedule here.

It’s all free, run by volunteers, with funding from donations and sponsors, so buy some merch if you can, and bring some cash to toss in the bands’ hats (boxes, etc.).

If you miss it today, the third and final session of this year’s HONK! Fest West is tomorrow in Columbia City.

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HONK! Fest West 2019 is on! South Park tonight, White Center on Saturday

May 31st, 2019 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on HONK! Fest West 2019 is on! South Park tonight, White Center on Saturday

The Filthy FemCorps – photographed as HONK! Fest West got going in South Park tonight – are also on the music festival’s lineup for White Center tomorrow. We visited South Park in the early going; music continues there until 9 tonight. Hours for White Center on Saturday are 1-6 pm; 16th SW will be closed in the heart of downtown, Roxbury to 98th, with four stages, as the festival guide (PDF) shows. The band schedule is here. It’s free but the bands generally welcome tips, if you can bring some cash for that.

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White Center Jubilee Days 2019: The music lineup, with Radkey headlining!

May 31st, 2019 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days 2019: The music lineup, with Radkey headlining!

Just announced:

White Center Jubilee Days and Match + Gasoline present
WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2019 – July 17-21
Live Music on the Jubilee Days Main Stage – July 20, 2019
16th Ave SW between SW 98th & 100th Streets, All-Ages Area, Beer & Cocktail Garden!

ABOUT WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS MAIN STAGE
There’s not a lot we could do to top last year’s amazing main stage with the Fame Riot, but we believe we got close! It’s our great pleasure to present Radkey as the 2019 Jubilee Days Main Stage headliner, with a fantastic array of local and/or hyper-local musicians to support them.

Radkey hail from Missouri, share a label and have toured with our Fame Riot friends, and happen to be one of our all-time favorite bands. The timing of them being on tour at the right moment to get them up here for Jubilee Days has made our summer! The band is made up of three brothers who have been writing, recording, and touring since they were in their early teens, creating riff-heavy, super catchy, rock/punk earworms that stick in your head and your gut. We can’t wait for you to see them live!

Also featured on the main stage will be sonically charged sounds of Oceanwires; Guayaba’s unique, layered spin on the hip-hop narrative; the hooky, dark playfulness of Bad Saint; the blues-esque rock of the Black Chevys; and Roxbury Saints. They have a sax and a harmonica!

The Jubilee Days main stage will also feature an all-ages area, early happy hours in the beer & cocktail garden, and – of course! – great music. We’re looking forward to sharing a wonderful day of music and fun with the neighborhood at the 2019 Jubilee Days Main Stage.

MAIN STAGE LINEUP
Please see www.jubileedays.org/main-stage for more information about the bands, including links to their websites and/or social media pages. Set times and more info will be posted shortly.

JUBILEE DAYS MAIN STAGE – Saturday, July 20
RADKEY
OCEANWIRES
GUAYABA
BAD SAINT
THE BLACK CHEVYS
ROXBURY SAINTS

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SATURDAY: First of two White Center Library events looking at the history of hip-hop

October 5th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Arts, Music, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: First of two White Center Library events looking at the history of hip-hop

Tomorrow – Saturday, October 6th – brings the first of two White Center Library programs focusing on the history of hip-hop. 2-3 pm, you are invited to hear about “Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip-Hop in the Northwest.” Then on October 27th, also 2-3 pm, King Khazm of 206 Zulu will speak about “Hip-Hop and It Don’t Stop.” Both presentations are free and open to all; the WC Library is at 1409 SW 107th.

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RAT CITY RECON 2018: Get ready to rock September 15th

August 9th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news 2 Comments »

Just announced!

Rat City Recon, Monumental Undertaking, and Match + Gasoline present
RAT CITY RECON 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 4 pm-1:30 am
Southgate Roller Rink* | Drunky Two Shoes BBQ* | Full Tilt Ice Cream** | Mac’s Triangle Pub*

— $20 advance tickets come with a Recon souvenir and $5 off a Recon t-shirt at the event
— *21+, valid I.D. required; **all-ages
www.ratcityrecon.com

ZEKE, SANDRIDER, AND FREE SHOWS AT RECON 2018!

The 6th iteration of Rat City Recon is upping the ante! Epic Seattle rockers Zeke and the stoner-sludge of Sandrider will headline a horde of outstanding Northwest/West Coast bands rotating between four venues and six stages on the main drag in White Center. Additionally, the late afternoon shows at Drunky Two Shoes BBQ, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and Mac’s Triangle Pub will be free. Tickets will be required for entry to Southgate Roller Rink.

White Center is ready to rock for Recon 2018 – in addition to the Recon stages, the neighborhood is full of a wide variety of bars and restaurants for all types of food and fun.

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MUSIC: New Thunderpussy video ‘Speed Queen’ shot in White Center

November 28th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news 1 Comment »

The Seattle band Thunderpussy is out with the video for their new single “Speed Queen” – shot in White Center – Drunky’s Two Shoes BBQ, to be precise.

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VIDEO: Pianos in the Parks, visiting White Center

July 29th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Music, Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center news Comments Off on VIDEO: Pianos in the Parks, visiting White Center

At Steve Cox Memorial Park today, the Pianos in the Parks series is visiting for the day, with guest performers. Still ahead this afternoon:

1:00 pm — Mercer Island Center for the Arts presents Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle

2:30 pm — Random Acts of Art Song with Seattle Art Song Society

4:00 pm — Shenandoah Davis

UPDATE: We’ve added a short video clip above – the piano will be by the shelter on the east side of the park until 6:15, with the aforementioned schedule events, but otherwise available for open play. (added) Here’s a closer look at the piano:

The art is by Eric Kolbe.

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TONIGHT: Rat City Recon at Southgate Roller Rink

September 17th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news 1 Comment »

Good thing it’s not an outdoor music festival this time around! 6 pm tonight (Saturday, September 17th), the party starts:

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11 bands set for Rat City Recon 2016 at Southgate Roller Rink

August 30th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Fun, Music, southgate, White Center news 2 Comments »

Just out of the WCN inbox – the lineup for this year’s Rat City Recon, a music-and-more festival planned for September 17th at Southgate Roller Rink:

If you wanna rock, you gotta roll down to White Center for the 4th Edition of RAT CITY RECON! All the Recon action will be happening at Southgate Roller Rink. Eleven bands on three stages.

Rat City Recon and Monumental Undertaking present

RAT CITY RECON 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 6 pm-2am

Southgate Roller Rink, 9646 17th Ave SW

$10 at the door, or advance will call tickets available (here)

21+, valid I.D. required

THE BANDS:

Pink Parts
ex-Licks
Githyanki
Tough Times
Slow Elk
The Grindylow
Rat City Ruckus
Glose
Wild Powwers
Stallion
Heiress

Beer & cider available in beer garden outside and indoors at the bar; event is 21+, VALID I.D. REQUIRED!

Food vendors – Sweet Lou’s Wings, more TBA

If you want to roller skate: $4 skate rental fee or bring your own; everyone skates at their own risk

Public transportation/ride share: Metro buses 60, 120, and 128; Car2Go home area ends one block north of Southgate Roller Rink at SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the venue

Recon 2016 is sponsored by: Full Tilt Ice Cream, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Match+Gasoline LLC, Noble Barton, Proletariat Pizza, Rat City Bikes, Rat City Records, Southgate Roller Rink, Zippy’s Giant Burgers

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VIDEO: Last Sunday’s jazz tribute to Richard Hugo in White Center

October 17th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Arts, history, Music, White Center news Comments Off on VIDEO: Last Sunday’s jazz tribute to Richard Hugo in White Center

Earlier this week, we featured the documentary that was shown during last Sunday night’s Richard Hugo tribute at the White Center Fieldhouse. Tonight, courtesy of executive director Clay Eals from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society – which presented the tribute – we have the performance itself, music composed by Wayne Horvitz as well as Hugo’s poetry. The backstory’s on this page of the SWSHS website.

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WHITE CENTER WEEKEND: Live music @ WC Eagles on Friday

October 1st, 2015 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center Eagles, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER WEEKEND: Live music @ WC Eagles on Friday

No plans for Friday night yet? From the White Center Eagles:

If you are a Fleetwood Mac fan, we have a special evening planned for you! Solstice (and Friends) are appearing at the White Center Eagles this Friday night, October 2nd, from 7 PM to 11 PM. They are a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Their repertoire also includes a great selection of rock and blues. We have a large dance floor. Dinner from 5 PM to 7 PM. Please join us for a night of awesome music and dancing. Eagles and signed-in guests only!

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Return of Rat City Recon: One-night music festival back, on August 29th

August 19th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Return of Rat City Recon: One-night music festival back, on August 29th

In case you haven’t heard – Rat City Recon is back for 2015, a dozen bands on four White Center stages the night of Saturday, August 29th. From the Facebook event page for RCR:

In addition to the venues we’ve used in previous years (Mac’s Triangle Pub, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Company Bar), we are excited to announce the addition of an outdoor main stage behind Company Bar to the event. All venues are free admission, but we are requiring a wristband to enter the outdoor area. Wristbands are $5 and are available for purchase at each venue and as part of our VIP preorder package. …

Here is the schedule:

Full Tilt Ice Cream (all ages):

Perfect Bombs (7:15)
Manson’s Girls (8:00)
CFA (8:45)

Mac’s Triangle Pub:

Swampy Draws (7:30)
Post/Boredom (8:15)
Nasalrod (9:00)

Company Main Stage (outdoor):

Lb! (7:45)
Dryland (8:30)
Blood Drugs (9:15)

Company Bar (after party):

Old Iron (10:30)
Glose (11:30)
Mirror Gloss (12:30)
POSTS

More on Facebook here.

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‘Pianos in the Parks’ to include Steve Cox Memorial Park again this year

July 16th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Arts, Music, Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center news Comments Off on ‘Pianos in the Parks’ to include Steve Cox Memorial Park again this year

(ADDED: Piano you’ll see at Steve Cox Park; photo courtesy PitP)

Just announced: Where you’ll find “Pianos in the Parks” around the region this summer. Twenty-two of the “one-of-a-kind, artist-designed upright and grand pianos” are on their way to parks in Western Washington, including one at White Center’s Steve Cox Memorial Park. Once the pianos get to their destinations (starting later today), they’re available for free public use through August 16th; then they’ll be auctioned. Bidding will start soon at pianosintheparks.com; that’s also where you will be able to enter a contest by making a video of yourself and/or your band performing with one of the pianos – if you make one with the Steve Cox Park piano, let us know!

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Rat City Recon music festival this Saturday

August 19th, 2014 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Rat City Recon music festival this Saturday

No need to leave the area this weekend, with events like this: Three venues, one night, 10 bands, so far. Here’s the plan, according to the Rat City Recon Facebook event page:

It’s that time, everybody! Rat City Recon is happening on August 23rd! Our music festival will feature 10 bands at 3 venues in downtown White Center. Here is our lineup:

Mac’s Triangle Pub:

Blanco Bronco
7-Year Old Blind Girl
Mico de Noche

Full Tilt:

Gems
Joseph Giant
Darci Carlson

Company Bar:

Burien
Drunk Dad
Don Peyote
Erasehorse

Rat City Recon is a free event. Pre-order for our exclusive t-shirt is available at each of the venues. $20 will guarantee you a shirt in your size and a wristband good for happy hour drinks at each venue all night. Stay tuned for set times. See you in Rat City!

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Mudhoney in White Center: Band, fans scream for ice cream @ Full Tilt

December 12th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Full Tilt Ice Cream, Music, White Center news Comments Off on Mudhoney in White Center: Band, fans scream for ice cream @ Full Tilt

Maybe you’ve been in Full Tilt Ice Cream‘s White Center shop with a wall-to-wall crowd on a sizzling summer day? Multiply that size of crowd times five or so – and that’s what filled the shop Wednesday night, with plenty of crowd spillover out front, for Mudhoney, whose members arrived via … crosswalk:

Full Tilt proprietor Justin Cline told us the shop filled to capacity way before showtime:

Back inside, this had all started as an ice-cream launch party, for new Full Tilt flavor Mudhoney, and yes, there was scooping going on:

But the spectre of grunge-rock legends at centerstage next to the counter, less than a week after sharing the KeyArena bill with Pearl Jam, was the main course. Now that the band’s played on, go check out the ice cream.

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Cultivate’s third annual Open Microphone event in White Center tonight

July 26th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Arts, Music, White Center news Comments Off on Cultivate’s third annual Open Microphone event in White Center tonight

Happening tonight at Greenbridge Plaza! Here’s the announcement:

This Friday, July 26th, Cultivate will be hosting our 3rd annual Outdoor White Center Open Mic.

The open mic will be a joint effort by Cultivate, The White Center CDA, The YES Foundation and Dub Sea Coffee and other community members. It’s an open mic but more of a concert feel with established local artist showcasing their talents for the White Center Community.

It’s a fun free event for families to enjoy in our wonderful community of White Center. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase local talent and celebrate the community of White Center.

The event will be on July 26th at 7 pm, Greenbridge Plaza – 9010 8th Ave SW.

For more info, here’s the Facebook event page.

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Rat City Records and Relics: Grand-opening day/night!

February 2nd, 2013 Tracy Posted in Businesses, Music, White Center news 5 Comments »

In the heart of downtown White Center, Joe is playing guitar – in honor of a brand-new music store, run by his son:

Inside, behind the counter, here’s Joe’s son Brian, who just opened Rat City Records and Relics today at 9632 16th SW and is having a grand-opening celebration till 9 tonight. As noted in our original report two weeks ago, the relics include music memorabilia and old guitars:

You can find RCRR on Facebook, here.

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Rat City Recon music festival brings ‘7 killer bands’ to White Center on August 18th

August 3rd, 2012 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Rat City Recon music festival brings ‘7 killer bands’ to White Center on August 18th

‘7 killer bands, 3 great venues’ is how the announcement late Thursday night on Facebook describes the upcoming Rat City Recon music festival. Those venues are Company Bar (9608 16th SW), Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th SW), and Mac’s Triangle Pub (9454 Delridge Way SW). The music will run approximately 6 pm-1 am, and the announcement includes this lineup:

6:00 No World (Triangle Pub)
7:00 Vanguard (Full Tilt Ice Cream)
8:00 Skerik Trio (Triangle Pub)
9:00 Screens (Company Bar)
10:00 Tacos! (Full Tilt Ice Cream)
11:00 Perfect Bombs (Company Bar)
12:00 Diminished Men (Company Bar)

It’s free – but: “A suggested donation of $5 will get you a wrist band that is good for happy hour drink prices at each venue all night. Exclusive, limited edition t-shirt and wrist band bundles are available for pre-purchase at: brownpapertickets.com/event/264989

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Live music at Dubsea Coffee today, 1-3 pm

January 8th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Live music at Dubsea Coffee today, 1-3 pm

From Dubsea Coffee proprietor Sibelle – here’s who’s playing at her shop, 1-3 pm today:

AMORISTS AT LARGE

Starting in September of 2007, Amorists At Large is an acoustic act from Apple Valley, California, consisting of Gabriel Lopez on guitar and vocals, and Kyle Berryman on percussion and vocals. The amorists are fueled by nothing more than passion, and their love for music. They have a background of hardcore, and experimental sounds from an acoustic guitar, fused with a pair of voices that harmonize powerful words telling stories from the forgotten corners of the heart, explaining all parts of love. The parts we wish to forget and the others we never will.

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