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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The Not-Its at Full Tilt – and a new ice-cream flavor – next Saturday

October 3rd, 2010 Tracy Posted in Full Tilt Ice Cream, Music, White Center news Comments Off on The Not-Its at Full Tilt – and a new ice-cream flavor – next Saturday

That’s the “kindie-rock” band The Not-Its playing Cupcake Royale in West Seattle back in May – they’ve played Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center before, and that’s where they’re going to be performing this Saturday, noon-2 pm, as part of a benefit for Northwest Folklife – Full Tilt is releasing a special flavor for the occasion, Clusters of Folk. Don’t miss it – the ice cream OR the music; here’s the Facebook invite.

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Free Father’s Day concert in White Center!

June 3rd, 2010 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Free Father’s Day concert in White Center!

Mark your calendar! From the e-mailbox:

They honk, they squawk and they are back in their hometown in time to give Father’s Day a new sound. Fresh off the heels of a national tour, internationally acclaimed alt-jazz sextet, Reptet, will be performing six new compositions, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 20, at Big Al’s Brewery Tasting Room at 9832 14th Ave SW, White Center. The show is outdoors, appropriate for all ages, free, and open to the public. Funding for composing the six songs and the performance was provided in part by a grant from 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency. The compositions will be released on the group’s third CD in the fall.

Seattle-based Reptet is an atypical modern jazz sextet consisting of bass, drums and horns. These six dynamic multi-instrumentalists are Samantha Boshnack (trumpet, slide trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn), Nelson Bell (trombone, euphonium, tuba), Izaak Mills (tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute), Chris Credit (baritone sax, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet), Tim Carey (electric & upright bass), John Ewing (drums & percussion). They play all original, kid-friendly music that challenges the discerning fan, while entertaining the casual listener. Reptet gained international recognition with their 2006 release, Do This! (Monktail Records), which was a 2006 Independent Music Awards finalist for Best Jazz Record of the Year, was chosen top jazz CD of 2006 by Jazziz Magazine’s Alex Gelfand, and made the top ten lists of many other writers and critics across the globe. They gained further recognition by winning two Earshot Jazz 2007 Golden Ear Awards – Best Outside Jazz Group and Best Live Performance (as part of the Monktail Raymond Scott Project). In 2008 they released their second full length CD, Chicken or Beef?, which further solidified their presence on the American music scene. Their most recent release is a red vinyl 45 RPM single/digital download entitled Agendacide.

In organizing the show, West Seattle resident and Reptet drummer, John Ewing, was looking for a way to give back to the community he calls home. Knowing that 4Culture is always on the look out to enable special events in underserved neighborhoods, he applied for a grant with White Center in mind. The idea for a Father’s Day performance was a natural because his 5-year-old son attends preschool in White Center. This has made the neighborhood a backdrop for both the development of his son and their relationship.

Big Al’s Tasting Room offers an outdoor, all-ages venue that encourages patrons to bring whatever prepared food they like, or take advantage of the two public grills on site – you can even bring along the family pooch. It has worked with other local businesses and agencies, to help transform a once neglected and economically challenged area of the county into a burgeoning artist’s community that takes pride in having one of the area’s greatest concentrations of cultural diversity and community pride.

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Music next Saturday at Full Tilt Ice Cream

January 10th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Full Tilt Ice Cream, Fun, Music, White Center news Comments Off on Music next Saturday at Full Tilt Ice Cream

Full Tilt Ice Cream proprietor Justin just sent this out via Twitter – next Saturday’s live music slate at the White Center flagship of his growing chain (location #3 in the University District just opened last week).

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Followup: Thanks for the musical instruments donated for White Center Heights kids!

October 15th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Music, White Center news Comments Off on Followup: Thanks for the musical instruments donated for White Center Heights kids!

Two weeks ago, we brought you Eliza Junkerman‘s request for musical instruments to be donated to White Center Heights Elementary. Tonight, a followup – she says the donation drive was a success!

We have had an amazing turnout and some extremely generous people from West Seattle, White Center and beyond.

I just wanted to give you a quick recap of what we have collected so far (or have set a time to pick up):

26 recorders
1 flute
1 piccolo
2 oboes
1 Cello
4 guitars
1 set of Congo drums
1 Clarinet
1 Alto Saxophone
1 Violin
1 Trombone

This is really way more than we could have ever expected! Thank you to everyone who helped – spreading the word, donating, and just supporting!!

White Center Heights will be holding an Assembly to honor the donors and talk about what encompasses a community, on October 30th from 1:20-1:55. All donors are invited to attend!!

Thank you so much for your help!

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Blues Night at Cafe Rozella as Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys Rock on Saturday at 7 p.m.

October 7th, 2009 Ricardo Posted in Arts, cafe rozella, Fun, Music, white center Comments Off on Blues Night at Cafe Rozella as Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys Rock on Saturday at 7 p.m.

surf monkeys

Chris Stevens Surf Monkeys

Rock Cafe Rozella

Saturday October 10th

7pm-10pm

Admission is FREE

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Help White Center Heights Elementary make beautiful music

October 5th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Education, How to Help, Music, White Center news 1 Comment »

Eliza e-mailed to say she’s organizing a music-instrument-donation drive for White Center Heights Elementary – her mom works there and, as Eliza puts it, the school “just got a really amazing music teacher” but has more students interested in taking the music class than they have instruments. Eliza explains, “The school doesn’t have the budget to buy new instruments and the parents can’t afford to rent them or buy them for the kids.” So, she says, “If you have any old/used/formerly loved instruments you could donate that would be so much appreciated!! I will pick them up, I will come to you, I would just like to get these kids a chance to learn a skill they might otherwise miss out on. Please feel free to email me at egjunkerman@yahoo.com or give me a call, 206.818.7376.”

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Happening Tonight: Correo Aereo Plays Cafe Rozella

September 19th, 2009 Ricardo Posted in Arts, cafe rozella, Fun, Music, white center Comments Off on Happening Tonight: Correo Aereo Plays Cafe Rozella

Head on over to Cafe Rozella for some beautiful music.  Correo Aereo rarely plays and this is an opportunity to hear some excellent Latin American music.  DSCF1324

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Alma Villegas to Perform at Cafe Rozella – Friday 7 p.m. FREE

August 26th, 2009 Ricardo Posted in cafe rozella, Fun, Music, west seattle, white center Comments Off on Alma Villegas to Perform at Cafe Rozella – Friday 7 p.m. FREE

Café Rozella

Warmly Presents

“Alma Villegas”


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“We always enjoy playing at

this lovely cozy Café Rozella


in the heart of White Center. “

August 28th

7pm-10pm

Cafe Rozella
9434 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA  98106
(206) 763-5805

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