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Hosted by theZim & Arock, they take a non exclusive look at the culture of the Seattle and NW music scene. Get a past and present look from the perspective of musicians, bookers, club owners, fans and more.

Word On the Street theZim

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    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

Hosted by theZim & Arock, they take a non exclusive look at the culture of the Seattle and NW music scene. Get a past and present look from the perspective of musicians, bookers, club owners, fans and more.

    WOTS Version 201 with Kate Tucker

    WOTS Version 201 with Kate Tucker

    On this version of Word On the Street we are talking with Kate Tucker. I am super excited to get the chance to meet and talk with Kate about a bunch of her artistic endeavors. We talked about how the pandemic has affected her, we learned that she practices meditation and this has helped her when she has been forced to be alone during the pandemic. She also told us about her new set of music "Singles Club" which she is donating proceeds to United Way for Covid Relief.  Kate also shared her experience documenting the story of Walter Delbridge through a film and publishing his poems. Also how reflecting on Black Lives Matter has informed this project. I also asked Kate why she prefers Apple Music over Spotify. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. * The conversation with Kate starts at 10:00 Featured music: "A Little Bit of Love" by Kate Tucker "love Somebody" by Kate Tucker Learn more here: https://www.katetucker.net/ https://www.instagram.com/katetuckermusic/ Singles Club videos You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    WOTS Version 200 with Payge Turner

    WOTS Version 200 with Payge Turner

    On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we have a conversation with Payge Turner. Payge and I talk about life as a creative during a pandemic and how she has been processing and expressing during it. We also talk about Black Lives Matter, Payge gives us her thoughts on it and what she feels is important about it. Payge also tells us about her experience as a musician regarding topics such as social media, Spotify, and live streaming during the pandemic. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. * The conversation with Payge starts at 9:49 Featured music:"Matter" by Payge Turner off Sleep Walker"Gave My Love" by Payge Turner off Sleep Walker Learn more here: https://www.paygeturnermusic.com/https://www.instagram.com/paygeturnermusic/Sessions in Place interview and live performance https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=962364190852843 You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    WOTS Version 199 with Dark Smith

    WOTS Version 199 with Dark Smith

    On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we are joined by Dark Smith. Lia, Ashe, and Danny of the band take a moment over zoom to share their experiences with me. I started off by asking them what they do to decompress from the pressure and stress of the world especially considering the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. They then shared some thoughts on how they have been handling the pandemic, and what has happened to their creative process because of it.  We also had an extensive conversations around Black Lives Matter and the CHOP and how this moment has affected them. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. * The conversation with Dark Smith starts at 9:45 Featured music:"Killer Whale" by Dark Smith off Degressive"Take A Picture It'll Last Forever" by Dark Smith off Degressive Learn more here:https://www.facebook.com/darksmithband/https://darksmith.bandcamp.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.  Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    WOTS Version 198 with Tekla Waterfield

    WOTS Version 198 with Tekla Waterfield

    On this Word On the Street podcast we talk again with Tekla Waterfield.  It was great to catch up with Tekla, she talks to me about how she has been processing the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. We talked about how the pandemic has informed some of her choices for expressing artistically.  She also told me her experience with Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) and some of the things she noticed while there. I also asked Tekla how some of these topics have informed her as an artist, and if there is a struggle with the content and expressing message.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. *The conversation with Tekla starts at 10:00 Featured music: "Alright" by Tekla Waterfield "Let There Be" by Tekla Waterfield "Alright" video version  Learn more here: https://www.teklawaterfield.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man

    WOTS Version 197 with Velvet Jupiter

    WOTS Version 197 with Velvet Jupiter

    On this Word On the Street podcast we talk with the band Velvet Jupiter. Dave Cook, Michael Knapp, Jon Heintz, and Miles Hubbard talk about the way they have been handling the pandemic and how they have maintained being a band during it. We talked about their new EP and their plans to put out more music. They also shared their thoughts around the best ways to put out music, including the success they have found on Bandcamp. I also asked for their reflections on the Black Lives Matter protests and CHOP in Seattle. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. *The conversation with Velvet Jupiter starts at 9:56 Featured music: "Dirty Water" by Velvet Jupiter off Velvet Jupiter "Doom" by Velvet Jupiter off Velvet Jupiter Learn more here: https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    WOTS Version 196 with Hillary Fretland

    WOTS Version 196 with Hillary Fretland

    On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we talk with Hillary Fretland. Hillary and I had a great conversation about thoughts around Black Lives Matters, the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it's like being a musician during this time. She told me about her album release video production, what went into it and how it has informed future live streaming ideas. We also talk about how she feels connected the the Seattle music community, and how she feels supported as a person and as a musician. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. * The conversation with Hillary starts at 10:00 Featured Music: "Fourth of July" by Fretland off Fretland "I Still Care" by Fretland off Fretland Learn more here: https://www.fretlandtheband.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

popbites ,

Unique documentation of the Seattle music scene

The variety of people interviewed provides a broad documentation of the scene like I haven't seen anyone else do before. theZim leads a conversation as a peer and his insights are as interesting as the guests'

Gopppl ,

Informative & entertaining local music podcast!

I've been listening to Alex's podcast for a few months now and gotta say it's become my "go to" selection. I have about 10 others that I subscribe to but I find Alex's coverage of the Seattle local music scene is unparalleled. His demeanor makes him approachable and his interviewing style is surprisingly insightful. It's obvious that he "talks the talk and walks the walk". I just wish there were more people as passionate about covering this niche. I'm really into local music and have found a lot of cool bands to follow just by listening to WOTS.

iansides ,

Perfect for Seattle scene nerds

If you're like me and love today's Seattle music scene, this podcast is for you. Super in depth interviews that dive into the motivations and stories behind today's greatest music, all in a lighthearted tone that's a fun listen. Keep it up Zim!

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