Record Store Day 2016 at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016 is this Saturday, April 16th at Easy Street Records! They’ve planned a whole day of exciting music releases and fun events to celebrate. To start things off, Easy Street will be selling the Special Edition of “The Sonics Live At Easy Street” and it’s ONLY available from them on Record Store Day! This limited run of 500 on jet black vinyl, will include the following:

* Custom-screened, hand-numbered outer sleeve
* Copy of signed set list
* Ticket for the event
* Download card good for two free bonus songs from the concert not included on the album
* Detailed liner notes by Easy Street president Matt Vaughan

 

Record Store Day 2016
Here’s a little more about the show where this record was recorded:

“The Sonics’ Record Store Day in-store last year was one of the biggest and most awesome events we’ve ever hosted, featuring guests such as Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), the Screaming Trees’ Mark Pickerel and Van Conner, Emily Nokes (Tacocat), Chris Ballew (Presidents Of The United States Of America, Caspar Babypants), Matt Lukin (Mudhoney), and many others (including original Sonics bassist Andy Parypa). We’ve heard the vinyl, and trust us, it sounds absolutely fantastic.”

Easy Street Record Store Day 2016 Events!

 

Greg Vandy Book Signing & Q&A – 3pm-6pm

Record Store Day 2016

Greg Vandy is host of KEXP’s “The Roadhouse” and the man behind the online magazine American Standard Time, which focuses on American roots music. Vandy’s latest project is a book titled 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The Pacific Northwest, which tells the story of how Woody Guthrie wrote all those songs in that little time – including classics like “Roll On Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty” – when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits of cheap hydroelectric power, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America’s great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the first American folk revival of the 1930’s was a response to hard times.

Vandy will participate in a live Q&A with Easy Street’s own Andy Nelson starting at 3pm on Record Store Day, followed by book signing until 6pm.

 

Easy Street Opens Pop-Up Shop At KEXP’s New Home On Record Store Day!

Record Store Day 2016

Easy Street will be opening a pop-up shop At KEXP’s New Home On Record Store Day! If you’re downtown on Saturday or Sunday this weekend, represent and support West Seattle by stopping by the Easy Street pop-up shop during the Grand Opening of KEXP’s new home at Seattle Center. “You can’t open on Record Store Day and not have records to buy,” says Easy Street owner Matt Vaughan. Stocked with an assortment of RSD exclusives plus new and old titles, the Easy Street pop-up will be open Saturday, April 16 from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Acapulco Lips Record Release In-Store – 7pm

Record Store Day 2016

Local band, the Acapulco Lips will be playing at a special Record Store Day in-store event starting at 7pm at Easy Street. Here’s a little more about the event:

“Acapulco Lips’ self-titled debut album (out 4/15) is also the debut of their Southwest Seattle-based label, Killroom Records, who say the local trio is “bound together by a studied adoration towards the loud, reckless, rebellious sonic traditions of psych, garage, soul, and surf rock…from transporting guitar jangles, assertively revved up percussion, boogie-friendly bass breakdowns, topped with disarmingly charming coos and aahs.” Come see them mix it all up at Easy Street, 7pm on RSD!”

 

Record Store Day 2016 at Easy Street Records

Saturday, April 16 / 4559 California Ave SW


April Art Walk Tonight

Please join us for April Art Walk, tonight (4/14) from 6 – 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more.

April Art Walk

This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:

Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Ila Medlin
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : The Biology and Botany of Art
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That FitsBrainstorm Prints
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse : Works by Ginny Gensler
4410 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Science+/-Art Group Exhibit
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by Tarsha Rockowitz
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose’s Antiques & GiftsJacob Smithers: “Environmental Still Life”
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

 

April Art Walk
Art by Brainstorm Prints

In Greater West Seattle:

Admiral Bird Cafe : Music by Travis Hartnett & Co
2600 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Work by Konstantin Reutov, Loren Lukens, & Warren Pope
4208 SW 100th St

Locöl Barley & Vine Works by Dervim Ozkan
7902 35th Ave SW

South Seattle College Art Gallery : Works by Allan C. Carandang & Bianca Wright
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Sandy Simpson
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Ellen Zrimsek
6026 California Ave SW

April Art Walk
Art by Loren Lukens

 

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Stephanie Hargrave.

 

April Art Walk

Thursday, April 14th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle


Konzuk Trunk Show at Click! Design That Fits

Konzuk Trunk Show

Click! Design That Fits is proud to welcome artist Karen Konzuk for a special trunk on Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 5pm. Konzuk is a PNW-based jeweler working out of Vancouver, BC. She’s known for her modern, minimal designs featuring industrial materials like stainless steel and concrete, often juxtaposed with precious metals and diamonds.

Konzuk’s recent move from the fast-paced city to a remote coastal location provided a new venue for inspiration. Typically influenced by art, design and architecture, the designer found her attention drawn to something new – the landscape around her. The collection is about taking a moment to appreciate things like the stars in the night sky,” says Konzuk. Referencing recognizable modern sculpture and star systems, the collection utilizes concrete & diamond dust inlaid into stainless steel.

Konzuk Trunk Show

On April 16th, Click! will be holding a launch of Konzuk’s Stellar collection. Along with her other jewelry collections (which feature coal black concrete and ombre concrete spheres), she will be bringing her line of modern commitment rings. Click! is excited to share that they’ll have times available for people to sign up & meet with her for a ring consultation.

Expect a gorgeous spread of her full jewelry lines, and time to meet this one of a kind designer / maker.

 

Konzuk Trunk Show at Click! Design That Fits

Saturday, April 16 / 10am to 5pm / 4540 California Ave SW

School of Rock Clothing & Textile Drive

School of Rock Clothing & Textile Drive

School of Rock West Seattle is hosting a clothing and textile drive. Start your spring cleaning early and show your support for our local youth and our environment by simply clearing out your clutter. Donations will be accepted now until April 14th at the School or Rock, 4701 41st Ave SW Suite #120 in The Junction. Help them stuff the truck and raise funds for the Rock School Scholarship Fund! What kinds of donations are they looking for?

  • CLOTHING new/gently used
  • SHOES paired any kind/any condition
  • TOWELS bath, kitchen, rags
  • SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BEDSPREADS
  • BACKPACKS
  • CURTAINS/DRAPERY
  • PURSES
  • BELTS synthetic/leather
  • TABLECLOTHS and PLACEMATS
  • even STUFFED ANIMALS!

Please place your items in tied garbage bags. NO boxes or bins please. They CANNOT take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, hotel linen or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

 

School of Rock Clothing & Textile Drive
For questions or more information about how to donate please contact Phil Gustavson by email or by phone 206.294.3175

 

School of Rock Clothing & Textile Drive

Now through April 14th / 4701 41st Ave SW Suite #120


Community Artwork Dedication & Celebration

JuNO, The Junction Neighborhood Organization, and WSJA, The West Seattle Junction Association are having a dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of 10 Symbolic West Seattle Historic bronze panels by local artist Lezlie Jane. Join us on April 7th from 6-7pm, at Starbucks (on the SE corner of California Ave and SW Alaska Street) as we celebrate this important milestone in Junction history.

Community Artwork Dedication & Celebration

The bronze panels & glass artwork by Lezlie Jane, along with the metal artwork by Miguel Edwards, reflect the evolution of the community. The artwork and other building improvements were a result of six years of community involvement working with the current owner Equity Residential, the former developer Conner Homes, and the City of Seattle to make this a great building for The Junction. This building has been the active center of West Seattle since 1907 and we’re excited that this artwork will be featured so prominently in our neighborhood.

Lezlie Jane will share her story on the 10 historic bronze panels which are installed in alcoves of the brick columns around of the Junction 47 building Starbucks store. The bas-relief panels were hand carved in clay, cast in bronze, then finished with a custom patina. Each panel has art depicting past and present places that are unique to the Duwamish Peninsula and the history of West Seattle. These panels include:

  • Fir Lodge/The Log House Museum
  • Geographic Legacy/4.8 Miles of Beach
  • Duwamish/The First People/ DKH’ DUW”ABSH/Time immemorial
  • Old Mudhole/Colman Pool Lincoln Park
  • Alki Point/ 1868 Lighthouse
  • First Ferryboat/1888
  • Fauntleroy Creek/Longfellow Creek
  • City Views/Then and Now
  • Alaska Junction/1907
  • Station 32/ Seattle Fire Department

We hope you will join us in celebrating the installation of this artwork. Stop by to meet the artist, developer, city officials, and community volunteers who helped make it a reality and view the panels for the first time along with your fellow neighbors.

For more information on JuNO please visit their facebook page.

 

Community Artwork Dedication & Celebration

Thursday, April 7th / 6-7pm / 4233 SW Alaska St

 


Business Wellness Series at HomeStreet Bank

Business Wellness Series at HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet Bank is excited to announce its Business Wellness Series“How To Double Your Sales” featuring Barney Cohen from Business 360 NW. This event is happening Wednesday, April 6, at 6pm at the West Seattle Branch of HomeStreet Bank. Here’s a little more about the event:

“There is only one way to grow your business. You have to sell more of your product or service. And the best way to get more sales is to do more marketing. This presentation will cover the different ways to increase sales with your existing customers as well as finding new ones. It will explore the role marketing plays in increasing your sales. There are basically eight steps of a sale. We will walk through each of the steps so you can determine where to focus your time and resources to successfully grow your sales.”

Barney Cohen has more than 40 years of experience in starting and operating businesses. From a single record store, he built one of the largest wholesalers of prerecorded music in the world. Once Valley Media reached $900 million in sales, he decided to take the company public. He now helps small and medium sized businesses manage their growth and take their companies to the next level. He teaches business tune-up classes, delivers presentations and workshops on specific business topics, and does business consulting.

Business Wellness Series at HomeStreet Bank

Barney has an undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and an Executive MBA from Harvard University. He is the past president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM).

Please RSVP to attend this event by emailing or by calling (206) 933-3091.

 

Business Wellness Series at HomeStreet Bank

Wednesday, April 6, at 6pm / 4022 SW Alaska St.


Dream Dinners Spring Freezer Sale

Dream Dinners Spring Freezer Sale Dream Dinners Spring Freezer Sale

Dream Dinners of West Seattle’s Spring Freezer Sale is just around the corner! This week on Tuesday, March 29 (4:30 pm – 7:00 pm) and Wednesday, March 30th (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) you can choose from popular classic recipes, as well as some new favorites. You’ll find ready assembled dinners, sides, breads and desserts—ready to go—at budget-friendly prices. There’s no minimum purchase and all items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Orders over $200 will receive 10% off! This fabulous sale only happens twice a year, so mark you calendar and join them – you won’t want to miss it!

To check out their Spring Freezer Sale dinners, veggies, sides, desserts and breakfast, items go to their Facebook page to take a peek.

 

Dream Dinners Spring Freezer Sale

Tuesday, March 29 & Wednesday, March 30 / 4701 41st Ave SW Suite 110


Belgian and Sour Beer Week at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction is celebrating their 2nd Annual Belgian and Sour Beer Week! From Saturday, March 26th (starting at 11am) through Sunday, April 3rd they’ll be devoting many of their taps to Trappist, Belgian, Belgian-style, and sour beers. Plus there are no corkage fees for all Belgian, Belgian-Style, and Sour beers for the duration of the fest.

Belgian and Sour Beer Week at The Beer Junction

On Saturday, March 26th they’ll also be enjoying one of the world’s most respected beers and the “first Brett beer to land on US shores”…ORVAL! Enjoy glass pours of Orval for just $6.99. In addition, the first 50 people to drink a bottle in house get to keep the authentic Orval goblet glass. Around 3-4PM, representatives from Orval’s importer and distributor (Merchant Du Vin and Odom) will be on hand to tell you the history of this amazing beer and raffle off some Orval swag. Last but not least, a portion of the proceeds from Orval Day will be donated to MAP International. Orval is not only one of the highest rated beers in the world, but is often listed by brewers and beer industry folks as one of their favorite all-time beers. If you’ve never had one, now’s the time to try it!

Belgian and Sour Beer Week Opening Lineup

  1. Avery – Beast Grand Cru 2012 vintage!
  2. Ballast Point – Sour Wench
  3. Black Raven – Bourbon Aged La Mort
  4. Chimay – Grande Reserve (Blue Label)
  5. Deschutes – NOT The Stoic
  6. Deschutes – THE Stoic
  7. Dogfish Head – Oak Aged Noble Rot
  8. Firestone – Bretta Weisse
  9. Holy Mountain – Galaxy Saison
  10. Lagunitas – Aunt Sally
  11. Logsdon – Cerasus
  12. Logsdon – NW Sour Conversion
  13. Lost Abbey – Cuvee Tomme 2014 Vintage
  14. Ommegang – Rosetta
  15. Pike – Wood Aged Tandem
  16. The Bruery – Rueuze Gueuze
  17. The Bruery – Tart of Darkness 2014 vintage
  18. Trinity – Seven Day Sour
  19. Trinity – Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta Black & Wild
  20. Trinity – Le Capitaine Golden Saison Regal
  21. Trinity – Menacing Kumquat
  22. Trinity – Red Swingline Sour IPA

 

Belgian and Sour Beer Week at The Beer Junction

Saturday, March 26th through Sunday, April 3rd /


Spring Treats in The Junction

Spring is almost here! With longer days comes the promise of the warmer, sunnier days ahead. Our Junction businesses are saying farewell to winter and celebrating this new season with some great spring treats:

At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, the peeps are back and they’ve brought a bad bunny too! Stop by Hotwire through the end of March to sample their fun spring drinks made all the sweeter by adding a peep marshmallow treat to the top. We suggest ordering yourself one of their delicious mochas. Fair warning though, choosing between their Honey,Chocolate & Lavender Mocha, their Raspberry and Mexican Chocolate Mocha, and the oh so cute Peepermint Mocha is nearly impossible! Better bring a friend… You can also enjoy their Bad Bunny Blend coffee through the end of March. Bad Bunny is a blend of Sumatran and Ethiopian beans. Look for notes of cedar and chocolate in this flavor profile, finished with blueberry and jasmine. Delicious!

Spring Treats

Cupcake Royale is bringing the “Luck O’the Irish” to The Junction. Today, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day themed cupcake like their Irish Car Bomb – a chocolate cake baked with Jive Espresso Stout from 2Beers Brewery, filled with Jameson Whiskey buttercream, topped with whipped Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting.  Or maybe you’re more in the mood for their Grasshopper Cupcake – moist chocolate cake topped with a refreshing Seely’s peppermint buttercream frosting and dunked in warm house-made chocolate. Also available in Gluten Free! Cupcake Royale also has St. Patrick’s Day babycakes for a festive three-bite treat that everyone can enjoy. Come in soon though! The Irish Car Bomb is only available through the end of today, and the Grasshopper through the end of March.

Spring Treats

Are you planning a spring party or having a family get-together for Easter? Make sure to stock up on treats and breads at Bakery Nouveau for a truly memorable event. They have brioche rolls, hot cross buns, and of course, a range of confections for kids of any age like traditional chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs.

 

Spring Treats in The Junction

Various Locations through March


March Art Walk Tonight

March Art Walk
Please join us for March Art Walk, tonight (3/10) from 6 – 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more. This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:

Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Faith Montgomery
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : Stephanie Hargrave- Encaustic Painter and Marie Tornow- Ceramicist
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits :
4540 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse : Works by Sarah Ghanooni
4410 California Ave SW

Junction True Value
4747 44th Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Jordan Christianson – S/ HEROS: Side A 
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by Michelle Salazar
4735 42nd Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

 

March Art Walk
Painting by Blake Liliane Hellman

 

In Greater West Seattle:

Locöl Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW

Parliament Tavern : Photographic Works by Dawndra Budd
4210 SW Admiral Way

South Seattle College Art Gallery : The Art of Music Exhibition
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Jesse Link
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Blake Liliane Hellman
6026 California Ave SW
Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Susan Cole.

March Art Walk

Thursday, March 10th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle