Vol. 7, No. 10
August 7, 2013                                                                                       View our photos on flickr Like us on Facebook Visit our blog Follow us on Twitter
CITY NEWS
 MAKING A LIVING MAKING FILM

THE OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC IS HIRING INTERNS 

The Office of Economic Development and Office of Film + Music are looking for interns for a six month internship. Interns participate in a variety of activities for OED & OFM, including marketing, communication, and outreach tasks supporting the City's economic development mission.  The program runs for six months, from September 3, 2013-March 1, 2014, with ideally a week of training starting August 26. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 8.

INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

THE RECORDING ACADEMY IS HIRING A MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter is accepting applications for a Membership Manager. This position works to cultivate and engage the PNW Recording Academy membership base to truly reflect the depth and diversity of our PNW music community. It's a fun job for someone with great communication skills, great organizational/strategic skills, and passion for the local music industry.

NFFTY ANNOUNCES FILM OF THE WEEK AND VIMEO CHANNELS 

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) has announced that each week, the organization will post a new short film from past festivals for the public to enjoy, and will also highlight alumni directors and their film careers after the age of 23. Both campaigns will be showcased on two new Vimeo channels and feature high definition playback of the selections. NFFTY is the largest youth film festival in the world, screening films by the top directors 22 and under. They encourage and acknowledge the accomplishments of young artists and showcase their extraordinary talents and the compelling stories they tell. 

VOTIV IS LOOKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR 

Votiv, a Seattle-based multi-faceted music and entertainment company is currently looking for an executive coordinator to join their staff and assist with a variety of tasks/projects. This position will have a wide scope of responsibilities ranging from office management, general administrative duties and acting as personal assistant to the CEO. Applicants must love music and film and be willing to work within a constantly evolving and dynamic environment.

DEEP SEA DIVER & CHASTITY BELT HEADLINING THIS WEEK'S CONCERT AT MURAL 

KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present "Concerts at the Mural," a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer's sultriest weekends. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP's favorite artists. This week's line up includes Cloud Cult, Deep Sea Diver, and Chastity Belt.

THE DAILY FLASH AND THE PAPERBOYS HEADLINE THIS WEEK'S 'OUT TO LUNCH'

DOWNTOWN SEATTLE

The Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series provides an eclectic soundtrack to lunch-goers downtown, featured in various parks and venues throughout downtown and open to the public. The series is an effort put on by the Metropolitan Improvement District in cooperation with the Downtown Seattle Association, taking place every Wednesday and Friday from noon until 1:30 p.m. This Wednesday head over to Columbia Center to catch Seattle's original alternative band The Daily Flash perform and on Friday check out the beautiful view from the Harbor Steps while listening to bluegrass wonders, The Paperboys.

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 7/29

OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC 

Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom Records (Ballard) and Easy Street Records (West Seattle).

1.  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

2.  Rose Windows - Sun Dogs 

3.  Pickwick - Can't Talk Medicine

4.  Sadistik - Flowers For My Father

5.  Mad Season - Above

6.  Shelby Earl - Swift Arrows

7.  Alice in Chains - Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

8.  Blake - Junko

9.  Caspar Babypants - I Found You

10. Alela Diane - About Farewell

HELP "KICKSTART" SEATTLE FILM AND MUSIC PROJECTS 
Kickstarter is an online "crowd-funding" resource that helps musicians, filmmakers and producers of artistic projects reach out to friends and fans for financial support. Kickstarter allows artists the opportunity to give back to funders with special rewards, such as an exclusive album pre-release, a producer credit in a film, or even getting to meet the artist in person. Seattle is a hotbed for film and music projects, and you can be a pivotal part of the production process by backing a project and spreading the word. Current Seattle-based Kickstarter projects are listed below, in order of imminence, from soonest-ending project to furthest out. Click on the Kickstarter buttons to check out these local projects and discover even more happening around Seattle.

  

ROCKETMEN THE WEBSERIES - August 10 (2 days)

(Webseries) A deranged serial adventure following several blue collar workers who happen to be rocketmen.

 

CLOUD PERSON ALBUM: MONOCHROME PLACES - August 15 (7 Days) 

(Music) The six person, full-on rock band needs help covering the costs to replicate CDs for their new album Monochrome Places, pay for original artwork, and promotional materials.

  

CHASE & TRINITY MUSIC VIDEO PROJECT - August 17 (9 days)

(Music Video) Chase & Trinity need to pay creative videographers to make music videos to promote their new album.

  

CASTAWAY WITH PURPOSE - August 18 (11 days)

(Film) A feature documentary on the incredible journey of Erden Eurc, who circumnavigated the glob under his own power by boot, bike, and boat.

 

THE DEVIL WALKS IN SALEM - August 21 (13 days)

(Film) A narrative film short inspired by the Salem witch trials.

  

WE MAKE SEATTLE (A SHORT FILM) - August 26 (19 days)

(Film)A short film about why Seattle is the greatest city in the world for entrepreneurs, creators and makers of all kinds.

 

DWARVEN DELVE - August 29 (22 days)

(Interactive) An action puzzle crawl in which players lead a band of dwarves through dungeons they create on the fly.

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA: LAYIN IT DOWN - August 30 (23 Days)

(Music) Arthur Migliazza is looking to pay for studio time for his new album Layin It Down, to include solo piano numbers, some piano-guitar duets, and more.

 

DIANA: A SHORT FILM - September 3 (26 days)

(Film) Two travellers search the world for their missing friend and invoke powerful magics to bring her back to life.

 

POLLY O'KEARY AND THE RHYTHM METHOD NEW ALBUM - September 5 (28 days)

(Music) After a four-year hiatus, the multi award-winning Seattle blues band is back and ready to record.

 

WHY KICKSTARTER AND NOT INDIEGOGO?

MEDIA DIGEST

CAN KICKSTARTER SAVE THE MOVIE BUSINESS?

ROLLING STONE

Many people involved in the film industry are turning towards crowdfunding to bankroll their productions, and as of late, several high-profile names are doing the same. Both Zach Braff and James Franco have launched ambitious projects through crowdfunding, because an independently funded project will come without the intrusive influence and demands of Hollywood studios. "I do think one day people will be able to get equity in a project like my movie," says Zach. "They'll be able to invest in a movie like a stock. It's not legal yet. But anyone watching this knows that's where it's going."

CROCODILE, NEUMOS DEVELOPER BACK ON CAPITOL HILL WITH NEW PROJECT

DJC

The developer of Neumos and the Crocodile Café are at it again, renovating the old Central Agency Building on Capitol Hill. Jerry Everard's latest venture is set to capitalize on many similar developments in the area that bring together shopping, eating, and socializing. The Pike/Pine area is in the midst of an economic boom, like other areas of Capitol Hill have had in the past. Everard sees this boom as positive energy for the community, because business owners want the neighborhood to succeed, and are willing to support local projects.

TWO LOCALLY-MADE FILMS MAKE THE NETFLIX TOP 2013 RELEASES

Locally Made films Fat Kid Rules the World and Safety Not Guaranteed rank among the top 10 best new releases on Netflix. The films were directorial debuts by actor Matthew Lillard and Colin Trevorrow, respectively, and received assistance through the Washington Filmworks film competativeness program.

BARSUK ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY FESTIVAL

Over Barsuk's 15-year history the label has helped push the American indie rock movement in a more tender, introspective direction. 2013 not only marks the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of Barsuk Records, but the tenth anniversaries of Death Cab for Cutie's masterpiece Transatlanticism, indie rock cornerstone When I Pretend To Fall by The Long Winters, and Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter's acclaimed debut Reckless Burning. Nada Surf, The Long Winters, Menomena, and Maps and Atlases are just a few of the names set to perform over the four day festival in early November.

AN EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Since 2000, the amount of revenue created from selling or streaming music in America has been cut in half, from $14.3 billion to $7 billion, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. With so many changes in the way that consumers, producers, and distributors interact with one another, it can be difficult pin pointing a source of who and what is to blame for such a disparity. This lengthy piece by Pando Daily embarks on a trip through recent music history as they try and figure out how the industry got here, where it's headed, and whether today's industry slump is a disruptive dip or the new normal.

PEARL JAM & DAVE MATTHEW BAND AMONG TOP 50 BEST CURRENT LIVE ACTS 

ROLLING STONE

A list of heavy hitters in the music industry came together to list the top 50 best live acts that are touring right now. Pearl Jam rang in a number 24. "They are one of the only rock bands of their level that is capable of completely turning their set list inside out on a night-by-night basis," says Late Night With Jimmy Fallon booker and Pearl Jam Twenty author Jonathan Cohen. 

WALKING PAPERS DRAWS HUGE CROWD FOR IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

In celebration of their much anticipated self-titled debut album, local band Walking Papers performed a seven song set at Easy Street Records in West Seattle on Monday night. They rocked a crowd of a few hundred that spilled out of the record shop and onto the nearby streets. Walking Papers came together a little over a year ago, when guitarist Jeff Angell of Missionary Position and drummer Barrett Martin of Mad Season had a jam session, liked the results, and brought in Missionary Position keyboardist Ben Anderson and Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan. 

THE HEAD AND THE HEART DEBUT FIRST SONG OFF NEW ALBUM

Seattle folk act The Head And The Heart will release its much anticipated second album Let's Be Still this October, and now there's a preview of the album with lead single "Shake." The band performed their new song which blends the voices of all three vocalists, Jonathan Russell, Josiah Johnson, and Charity Rose Thielen live on Jimmy Fallon this week. Let's Be Still is the band's first proper album since landing at Sub Pop, the Seattle label remastered and expanded the band's self-titled debut after signing them in 2010. 

BUSKERS ARE THRIVING IN SEATTLE

The buskers of Seattle are a colorful cast, some are professional musicians, others have 9-to-5 jobs, and a number of them are even homeless. Whether they are young or old, these  musicians set off onto the streets every day to grace Seattle's ear, all you have to do is take off your headphones to hear them. From back alley ways to large crowds, buskers in Seattle have been an unsung but important element of the local music scene.  Over the years they have fought through the legal system to gain more access to performance, and won. Although they may not all be pitch perfect, Seattle has certainly produced a few good ones, including Brandi Carlile.

FREE CONCERT AT MAGNUSON PARK FOR OBLITERIDE

OBLITERIDE

Obliterate, a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center is holding a free concert for participants and the community at Magnuson Park this Saturday. Local bands like The Nowhere Men, and Dj's will contribute to the festivies. Parking is limited at Magnuson Park and people are encouraged to take a free shuttle from the University of Washington E1 parking lot.

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