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[NEW] HAPPY HOUR TONIGHT!
Wednesday July 30th, 5-7pm at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill
You are invited to the new Film, Music and Digital Media Happy Hour sponsored by the Seattle Mayor's Office of Film + Music, WashingtonFilmWorks, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy, and Washington Interactive Network.
Seattle has been a growing hub for film, music and digital media over the past several years, and it is vital for these three communities to interact for our city to continue to thrive. This Happy Hour offers just such an environment for people from these industries to socialize, network, and build a unified community.
These Happy Hour events will be held on the last Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7pm, and will be hosted by Sole Repair, located at 1001 East Pike Street on Capitol Hill (near the corner of 10th and Pike). Drink tickets and food will be available for this kick-off event. Must be at least 21 or older to attend. We hope to see you there!
FILM + MUSIC OFFICE SEEKING FALL INTERN
The Film + Music Office will be accepting applications until August 15th for an internship position that will start in September. The position is a six month commitment and requires at least 20 hours of work per week. Prior background in film or music is not required. Candidates must have strong communication and organizational/research skills, as well as being self-motivated. As an intern you will become a member of Film and Music team and be responsible for a host of ongoing duties as well as special projects. For more information about the position, visit the link above or contact our current interns at email@example.com.
INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES
SEATTLE TATTOO EXPO ADDS MUSIC STAGE
The 7th Annual Seattle Tattoo Expo is expanding and taking over Seattle Center August 8 - 10, 2008 with tattoos, music, art and more as part of a three-day exhibition and celebration of tattoo art and culture. New to this year's expo is an outdoor summer concert stage featuring artists such as Tiger Army, Loaded (featuring Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses), Vince Mira, Throw Rag, Viva Hate, DragStrip Riot, Nevermore, Nashville Pussy, Pleasure Elite, Witchburn, and more. Daily tattoo contests, art gallery exhibits, a kids entertainment village and much more round out the weekend's festivities..
SEATTLE COMPOSER MATEO MESSINA ANNOUNCES THEME FOR 2008 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BENEFIT CONCERT
Seattle native Mateo Messina has just released the name of his 11th symphony to benefit uncompensated care for Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Seattle. The 2008 symphony which will be held at Benaroya Hall on November 7th, 2008 is titled "An American Symphony". The symphony promises to intrigue and entertain its audience with unique "Americana" visuals as well as engrossing music and performances by well known artists in the entertainment industry. Last year's symphony featured Alice in Chains, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, as well as the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Girlchoir.
PUGET SOUNDS | DOCUMENTING MUSIC CULTURES CLOSE TO HOME
With Puget Sounds the UW Libraries Media Center aims to document the kaleidoscopic nature of music performed and produced in our corner of the Pacific Northwest. No style, genre, or music culture is being excluded. Everything from art rock to hip hop, folk revival to free jazz, classical to new age, freak folk to shockabilly, Latin American folk to Balkan funk is or will be represented in our Puget Sounds collection. To learn more or to have your recording become part of the collection, visit the link above.
SEATTLE'S LEADING FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTISTS TO TAKE THE MIC AT CITY HALL, AUG. 14
Skip the afternoon commute and kick back with the women of Seattle hip hop and spoken word at "Traffic Jam." Canary Sing hosts Julie C, with DJ B-Girl, 1st Quarter Storm and rising stars from Youth Speaks. Also enjoy free snacks from neighborhood restaurants including City Grind Coffee, Hidmo Eritrean Cusine, McCormick's Fish House and O'Asian Bistro. In case of rain, the "Traffic Jam" will be held inside City Hall lobby.
COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA AT DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents the 16-piece All-American Big Band, The Count Basie Orchestra for four nights, from August 21st through the 24th. Over the years, The Count Basie Orchestra has won 17 Grammy Awards, 2 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and 9 Downbeat Readers and Critics Poll Awards.
THE DUPLASS BROTHERS AT THE WARREN REPORT
Jay and Mark Duplass, directors of the SIFF screened comedy "Baghead," sit down with Warren Etheredge to discuss their film, working outside the studio system, and apocryphal Steven Spielberg stories.
THIS WEEK'S OUT TO LUNCH CONCERTS Thursday July 31st - Vicci Martinez at Occidental Square
Friday August 1st - Crooked Still at Occidental Square
Monday August 4th - Dudley Manlove at Starbucks Center Front Porch
Tuesday August 5th - Choklate at Harbor Steps
Wednesday August 6th - LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends at Harbor Steps
The Downtown Seattle Association and Metropolitan Improvement District are proud to host the 29th season of the 2008 Out To Lunch Concert Series presented by Starbucks and Safeco. The free concerts run weekdays from July 7th through August 22nd between noon and 1:30pm. Locations vary, so check the link above for locations closest to you!
The Out to Lunch Concert Series continues this week with the following artists:
TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR THE WEEK OF 7/21 - 7/27
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).
- Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
- The Saturday Knights - Mingle
- Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
- Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - Glistening Pleasure
- Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
- The Dutchess and the Duke - She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke
- Common Market - Black Patch War
- Neko Case - Virginian
- Pearl Jam - Live at Easy Street
- Sera Cahoone - Only as the Day is Long
SEATTLE FILMMAKER'S "MADE IN CHINA" ON CABLE MONDAY
Seattle filmmaker John Helde's documentary "Made in China," which explores his father's boyhood in China, will have its broadcast premiere at 8 p.m. Monday on the Documentary Channel.
FOOTAGE OF SUB POP FOUNDERS PAVITT & PONEMAN FROM EMP'S ORAL HISTORY
See a few video excerpts from the Sub Pop Oral History that was hosted on July 10th at EMP, featuring Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman.
ONCE NAKED FOR NIRVANA, NOW A TEEN SPIRIT
Imagine if millions of people had seen you naked before you were old enough to say "embarrassing." That's the story of Spencer Elden, whom you may know as the little baby floating towards a dollar bill on the cover of Nirvana's 1991 album, Nevermind. Nearly 17 years later, amid hating school and playing water polo, Elden is still struggling to make sense of his (very) public image.
BLOW YR DOME
The Stranger interviews Julian Grefe of Pink Skull about his diverse musical tastes and how they have informed his electronic compositions.
EARSHOT JAZZ FEST DATES ANNOUNCED
Earshot Jazz has announced the dates of its fall festival: Oct. 17-Nov. 8 in venues all over the city. Over 50 performances are planned; the lineup will be posted as it's booked at www.earshot.org. A few of the highlights are already set including saxophonist and flute player James Moody, pianist Cecil Taylor at Town Hall, and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane at the Triple Door. Local jazz lights Wayne Horvitz, Julian Priester and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra will make appearances, as will the Garfield and Roosevelt high school bands.
NWSG SITS DOWN WITH EXECS FROM HEYDAY, DONNERS' CO.
On Friday, August 8th, Northwest Screenwriters Guild President Aadip Desai will sit down for a candid conversation and Q&A with executives, Abby Ex at HeyDay Films and Dan Nguyen the Creative Exec at The Donners' Company. On Saturday, Abby and Dan will hear pitches from Compendium Members only.
TWO LEGENDARY E'S FOR EXCELLENCE AT JAZZ ALLEY
Jazz greats Eartha Kitt and Ernestine Anderson are back at Seattle's Jazz Alley, displaying timeless talent with their blues and jazz tunes.
THE LOCAL MUSIC SHOW AT SUB POP RECORDS
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sub Pop Records, host John Richards heads to the world headquarters of this iconic Seattle record label. John interviews co-founder Jonathan Poneman, and shows Sub Pop videos old and new -- including Mudhoney, Seaweed and Iron & Wine.
UMOJAFEST 2008 THIS WEEKEND
A community tradition for over five decades, the annual African-American community celebration, Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival & Parade will be held August 1-3, 2008 in Judkins Park in Seattle's historic central district. The parade march, always a family favorite, will be held Saturday, August 2nd, starting at noon. The parade will also feature floats, drill teams, dance troupes, community organizations and more. In addition, the community stage will feature live jazz, soul, reggae, blues, spoken word, DJ's and more.
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT OPENS ON A CHARMING, BLISSFUL NOTE
Toby Saks, founding music director of the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, is always looking for works by well-known composers who have had minimal or no exposure at the festival. On Friday night Beethoven's charming Trio for clarinet, cello and piano (Op. 11) fit that bill. The trio was served by three excellent musicians: Sean Osborn, clarinet; Bion Tsang, cello; and Alon Goldstein, piano. Not only do they have able-bodied techniques, they possess keen musical instincts, a strong sense of ensemble and plenty of verve. Although the piano is the key instrument, there was never any hint of lack of balance among the three.
CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY IN REVIEW
Seattle Sound has an extensive photo gallery and review of last weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party.
WILL 3-D SPORTSCASTING SAVE THE MOVIE THEATER?
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave a presentation to the FCC about the future of digital media, and his number one point was that people will be able to go to a movie theater and watch a major sporting event in 3-D. Meanwhile, Pace Technologies has been developing live-action 3-D cameras chiefly for Hollywood. Pace cameras were used to shoot Journey to the Center of the Earth, and right now are shooting James Cameron's upcoming 3-D movie, Avatar. As it turns out, the cameras can also shoot live events in 3-D.
SEATTLE MOVES UP LIST OF TOP U.S. TOURIST DESTINATIONS
Seattle moved up to No. 18 on the list of the top 20 U.S. tourist destinations in 2007, according to a study released Monday. The city was ranked 20th the previous year.