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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 218 with Ballard Vox

    WOTS Version 218 with Ballard Vox

    On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we are talking with Ballard Vox. Melissa Wax, Collene McCarter, and Andy Perkovich join us to talk about all things Ballard Vox and more. We start off with what they are looking forward to from upcoming shows and music releases as well as getting things back to normal with Ballard Vox and a full concert calendar. We also get nerdy on photo gear while finding out their personal goals with photography and music journalism. They give us a taste of what life was like for them during the pandemic, what they learned about themselves and how it effected Ballard Vox. We also get into the relevance of the MP3, or lack there of, and much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. The conversation with Melissa, Collene, and Andy starts at 10:00 Featured Music: "Somewhere" by Monsterwatch "Yada Yada Yada" by Emergency Contact off Everything's Fine Learn More Here: https://www.ballardvox.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts. (Web audio player does not work in Google Crome) Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links: Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/ Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/ Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    WOTS Version 217 with Patrick Galactic LIVE!

    WOTS Version 217 with Patrick Galactic LIVE!

    On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we at talking with Patrick Galactic. Patrick was gracious enough to be my first ever Livestream YouTube broadcast of the podcast and it was a blast so stoked how it turned out. Patrick and I talked about Weird at Night, how it's going how it started what are its plans for the future. We also talked about what it's like being a livestreamer. Patrick also shared with us his evolution as a performer and what has changed for him because of Weird at Night and the Pandemic. We also talked about the state of music and the industry as it relates to the Seattle and North West music community. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Featured Music:"Handjob from Heaven" - By Ryan Bryan Learn More Here:https://www.twitch.tv/WEIRDatNIGHT/https://rybry.bandcamp.com/track/handjobs-from-heaven You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts.  Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links: Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/ Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/ Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    WOTS Version 216 with Slender Dan

    WOTS Version 216 with Slender Dan

    On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we talk with Slender Dan. Heather Dickson and Patrick Ahern make up the band Slender Dan. We start of the conversation talking about coffee, growing plants and cooking, and we learn Patrick can microwave anything! They tell us about how they have been living and creating during the pandemic and how it informed their art both emotionally and practically. Heather and Patrick tell us how they see Sender Dan as a creative project and how making videos for the music is an important part of that. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Slender Dan as much as I did. A short 15 min conversation with Katrina Kope starts at 5min the conversation with Slender Dan starts at 20min Featured Music: "Well Accomplished Man" by Slender Dan of The Waking Life EP "Cycle" by Slender Dan off The Waking Life EP Learn more here: https://www.instagram.com/slenderdanofficial/ https://linktr.ee/slenderdan You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts.  Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links: Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/ Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/ Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb

    WOTS Version 215 with Carrie Akre

    WOTS Version 215 with Carrie Akre

    On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we talk with Carrie Akre. We start off the podcast talking about podcast philosophies. Then Carrie gives us a deep dive into becoming a life coach. Why she started it, what she wants from it, and what it has been like so far. Mixed into the conversation we learn about Carrie's life as a musician and where she is now in her musical journey. We close out the podcast with a few lightening round questions, what carrie does to past the time, like what books she is reading, and more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.  Featured Music: "Runaround" by Goodness off Goodness "Wrestle It Out (feat Danny Newcomb)" by Carrie Akre off Passage Learn more here: http://www.betweenpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/akrecarrie/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts. Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links: Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/ Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/ Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb

    WOTS Version 214 with Nate Louis

    WOTS Version 214 with Nate Louis

    On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we talk with Nate Louis.  It was great having another podcaster on WOTS. Nate broke down why he started his podcast Raised on Rhythm, and what he wants to get out of it. We talked about his band Blade Palace and some of the strategies they are implementing to create music and content during the pandemic. I asked Nate about what he feels about the Seattle music community, having started his podcasts and performed music in it. Nate and I also talk about our experiences being rideshare drivers. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. The conversation with Nate starts at 9:39 Featured Music:"Tone Deaf" by Blade Palace off Disconnect"Massive Soul Overhall" by Asterhouse off Soul Vs. Skin Learn more here:https://www.facebook.com/RaisedonRhythm/https://www.facebook.com/bladepalace You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts.  Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    WOTS Version 213 with Dan Ray

    WOTS Version 213 with Dan Ray

    On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we talk with Dan Ray of Dan's Tunes. Dan tells us all about her music journalism website "Dan's Tunes". Before we get into that conversation I asked Dan about her relationship with social media and which platform she is most likely to doom scroll on. We also talked about how the pandemic and the fight for social justice during 2020 effected the content on Dan's Tunes as well as her personal life. Dan also gave us some suggestions, and tips on what musicians can do for their music from the perspective of a music journalist. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. The conversation with Dan starts at 6:00 Featured Music: "Louder (Black & Proud)" by Marshall Law Band off 12th & Pine "B.Y.O.G." by David's Van off Intervention Learn More Here: https://danstunesseattle.com/ You can find, subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. You can also find it on Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts.  Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

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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