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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 221 with Aline & Wes

    WOTS Version 221 with Aline & Wes

    On today's Word On the Street Podcast we are joined by Aline & Wes. It was great getting to know Aline & Wes, they told us all about their band, how it formed, and the music they play. We also got to know how Wes is balancing being a new father and a musician. Aline told us about her interview project asking other artist about how they cope with anxiety and depression. We got to know the plans for Aline and Wes and what they would like to do with the band, from more recordings to touring. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Featured Music: "My Super Power Is Love" By Aline & Wes "Whoa" by Aline & Wes off Armageddon of Love Learn More Here: https://www.alineandwes.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) New EP by theZim: Now All No Wall 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 220 with Blazinspace

    WOTS Version 220 with Blazinspace

    Today on the Word On the Street Podcast we talk with Blazinspace! It was great getting to know Blazinspace, we started off with some get to know you questions such as favorite movie, food, drinks, etc.  Then we got into Blazinspace's connection to the Seattle music community.  We talk on such things as their roll with Weird At Night and also doing live projections at local shows.  Blazinspace also told us how they got into movie making and what brought them to Seattle. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Featured Music: "10,000 Generations" by Khu.éex’  "$ue B!rd" by Terry Monstrosity off NOTFORPLAY2 Learn More Here: https://www.seeblazinspace.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)   Zim's New EP - Now All No Wall EP Release Show  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/ Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/ Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    WOTS Version 219 with KJ Sawka - LIVE

    WOTS Version 219 with KJ Sawka - LIVE

    On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we talk with my good friend and former band mate KJ Sawka. KJ and I got together for the second livestream version of the podcast! I love doing this as a livestream!  It did not take us long to get into a great philosophical conversation about what kind of mindset you need to have for success in music. KJ shared a lot about his philosophy and work ethic and how it came about. I also asked KJ to tell us about his experience being a part of the Seattle music community and what he has learned now that he does not live inside of it anymore. KJ also told us about his plans with Blake Lewis and their band The Private Language. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. The conversation with KJ starts at 9:00 Featured Music: "The Wind" by All Fires & KJ Sawka "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by The Private Language Learn More Here: https://www.sawkashop.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 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

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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