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News from the Office of Film + Music 08/26/2009


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LOOKING FOR DAILY MEDIA BRIEFINGS? CHECK OUT OUR BLOG!
Seattle Film and Music Blog
The Office of Film + Music presents the Seattle Film and Music Blog, your new source for Seattle entertainment news and updates. Our blog covers the latest in local, national, and international news and videos about Seattle filmmakers, musicians, and digital media makers. Check it out!

OFFICE NEWS

HAPPY HOUR IS TODAY!
Office of Film + Music
Join us at the beautiful and spacious Barca lounge for the monthly Film, Music and Digital Happy Hour networking event. Happy Hour is today, Wednesday the 26th, and we hope to see you there! Barca will be open exclusively for this event from 5:00 - 7:00pm, and will provide happy hour food and drink specials, and is located at 1510 11th Ave between Pike Street and Pine Street on Capitol Hill.

INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

MUSIC-THEMED EMERALD CITY SEARCH BEGINS TODAY
Emerald City Search
The Emerald City Search launched today with its first clue posted in the Seattle Times! Now in its fourth year, the Emerald City Search is back, this time celebrating Seattle's rich and illustrious musical history. From classical composer Alan Hovhaness to jazz on Jackson Street, Hendrix to Fleet Foxes, and Sir Mix-a-Lot to Quincy Jones, our great city has touched nearly every musical genre. Clues will be printed in the Seattle Times for ten days or until the medallion is discovered somewhere within the city limits by Seattle's most clever explorer. The winner will claim more than $1,000 in prizes, including a family membership to the EMP|SFM and two platinum passes to Bumbershoot.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE INTERACTIVE MEDIA ECONOMIC UPDATE LUNCH
Power of Play
What does it mean to be the independent developer whose creativity and entrepreneurship feed the economic engine? What trends and innovations are coming our way despite the recession? These questions and more will be explored at "The Power of Play 2009," enterpriseSeattle's Washington Interactive Network's third annual Interactive Media Economic Update Lunch. Over 200 attendees are expected to participate including executives from the game industry, legislators, government officials, researchers, media and community leaders. The lunch will take place from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm on September 3 at the Bellevue Hyatt. Register online at the above link.

CHECK OUT KBCS 91.3 FM COMMUNITY RADIO'S NEW M-F SCHEDULE
KBCS
KBCS announces the launch of a new weekday program schedule which includes increased news and public affairs programming, more local voices, and more opportunities for community members to hone their radio craft - whether it's programming music, hosting, or telling stories about our communities. To see the new line-up, visit the KBCS website.

LITTLE DIZZLE TAKES BEST FEATURE AWARD AT DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL
Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Local director-writer David Russo's absurdist comedy The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle has garnered the prize for Best Feature at the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles. The 11-day festival wrapped last Saturday, August 22, after screening more than 200 films. The Office of Film + Music congratulates the Little Dizzle cast and crew!

FREE COMMUNITY CINEMA SCREENING OF D TOUR
Community Cinema Seattle
Follow Pat Spurgeon of Rogue Wave, who has big dreams to make it as an indie rock musician, in the new documentary, D Tour, at a free screening presented by ITVS Community Cinema Seattle. Just as Spurgeon's career is about to take off, he suffers an incredible setback when one of his kidneys begins to fail. The emotionally charged film features live performances by John Vanderslice, Nada Surf and Seattle rocker Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie). The screening will include a post-film discussion exploring options for health care reform with local physicians and organ donor program directors. The event is free, open to the public and takes place at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 12 at SIFF Cinema.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR "LANGUAGE FOR FILM"
The Warren Report
Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report wonders why is it so many folks who love movies or want to make them, possess only the most rudimentary vocabulary for critiquing and constructing film? On September 19, Etheredge will host a one-day intensive seminar, called "Language for Film," in which participants will examine the six major components of production - screenwriting, directing, shooting, acting, editing and composing - in order to better grasp the principles of film theory, challenges of filmmaking and the language to fully express one's impressions of others' efforts. Reservations are currently being accepted by purchasing a ticket via PayPal or sending check or money order to The Warren Report. For full details, visit the website above or contact Etheredge at warren@thewarrenreport.com.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY STIMULUS PROGRAM
Washington Technology Center
Washington Technology Center recently announced the launch of the Microfabrication Laboratory Access Program, a new stimulus program that will award short-term access to sophisticated MEMS fabrication equipment to help small companies in Washington develop job-growing, innovative commercial technologies. "We believe this program will help small companies more effectively leverage limited funding for technology development in the current economy," said Lee Cheatham, Ph.D., executive director of Washington Technology Center. Tours of the Microfabrication Laboratory will be held on August 28 and September 29, 2009. For more information on submitting proposals, click the above link.

THE DAY MY PARENTS BECAME COOL TOURS THE NORTHWEST
The Day My Parents Became Cool
After its Northwest premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, local filmmaker Steve Edmiston's short film The Day My Parents Became Cool, made with a cast of more than a hundred Puget Sound high school students, is now touring the greater Pacific Northwest. The film will screen as part of Bumbershoot's 1 Reel Film Festival, the Port Townsend Film Festival and the Tacoma Film Festival.

JOIN LOCAL NONPROFITS FOR AN EVENING OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
The Triple Door
After the Film, Music and Digital Happy Hour tonight at Barca, head over to the Triple Door for "Cocktails for Cause," an evening of social networking and awareness building with the Sustainable Style Foundation and The Film School. Happy Hour drink specials last until 9:00 pm and the party will continue after the event with 125, Seattle's premier Mid/Down Tempo electronic night, featuring Snap and Jeff McIlwain a.k.a. Lusine from 9:00 pm until close at the Triple Door's Musiciquarium Lounge.

NEXSTAR PRODUCTIONS HOSTS SEATTLE MUSIC REVIVAL
Seattle Music Revival
Nexstar Productions is a grassroots group of musicians and artists promoting and supporting Seattle's music scene and is currently slating the headliners for the Seattle Music Revival, an event to take place on September 27 at Heaven Nightclub. Seattle musicians are encouraged to join. Nexstar is also scouting new talent that reflects Seattle's distinct sound and vibe. A studio recording package of three songs to one band/artist will be awarded at the show. For more information, contact Tyler Fitzpatrick at talentscout@peoplepc.com.

FREE MUSIC THIS WEEK AROUND TOWN
In these tough economic times, nothing works better than a day full of sunshine and free music. Check out the free summer music events this week brought to you by the City of Seattle, your local neighborhood and local businesses in and around Seattle.

August 26th
Easy Street In Store Performance
7:00 pm
Jay Reatard
Queen Anne Store

August 27th
Seattle Presents: Concerts at City Hall
Noon - 1:30 pm
Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe
City Hall

August 27th
Sonic Boom In Store Performance
7:00 pm
Jay Reatard
Ballard Store

August 28th
South Lake Union Summer Concerts at 2200
11:45 am
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Upper Plaza at 2200

August 28th
Out to Lunch Concert Series
Noon - 1:30 pm
Pat Wright & The Goodfoot Band
Bank of America Plaza

August 29th
Sonic Boom In Store Performance
4:00 pm
Maldives
Ballard Store

September 2nd
Out to Lunch Concert Series
Noon - 1:30 pm
Jovino Santos Neto
Waterfront Park

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR THE WEEK OF 8/17 - 8/23
Office of Film + Music
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).

  1. Cave Singers "Welcome Joy"
  2. Modest Mouse "No One's First and You're Next"
  3. Fresh Espresso "Glamour"
  4. Nurses "Apple's Acre"/li>
  5. Maldives "Tequila/Someday"
  6. Yacht "See Mystery Lights"
  7. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
  8. Pearl Jam "Live At Easy Street"
  9. Six Organs of Admittance "Luminous Light"
  10. Zoe Muth "Zoe Muth & Lost High Rollers"

MEDIA DIGEST

INTERVIEW: LYNN SHELTON, LOVER OF LOCAL MUSIC, DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE
Seattle Times
In a dark room in the back of Easy Street Records in lower Queen Anne, local director Lynn Shelton (Humpday) explained what exactly she's up to with $5 Cover, the series she's currently directing for MTV that stars local musicians. It'll be out next year. She hopes to finish filming and editing by Thanksgiving. Intended for release on the internet, and then possibly TV, the series will be 12 episodes, each six- to eight-minutes long, comprised of vignettes and performances. Collectively, the episodes present a single weekend in a borderline echelon of Seattle's music scene where collaboration is rampant and concerts are intimate.

IVAR'S SIGN HOISTED OUT OF PUGET SOUND
Seattle Times
Is it a commercial? Or is it a collectible? A painted metal Ivar's sign, advertising a cup of chowder for 75 cents, was hoisted out of Puget Sound last Friday. Ivar's President Bob Donegan says that Seattle author Paul Dorpat is writing a book about Ivar Haglund. In his research, Dorpat found maps of Puget Sound that indicated various locations of possible underwater billboards. Donegan acknowledged rumors of Haglund being a forward thinker and believed submarines to be a viable mode of travel.

TRACTOR TAVERN TURNS 15
Ballard News Tribune
This month, one of Ballard's most venerable music venues hits the 15-year mark. The Tractor Tavern on Ballard Avenue is the kind of venue that seems timeless. It may as well have been around for 30 years. Its country-western decor belies the fact that over the years, the Tractor has played host to a wide range of the best music the city, and the world, has to offer. The Tractor will celebrate its 15th anniversary with three shows headlined by local country-rock band the Maldives. The anniversary celebration kicks off Aug. 27 with North Twin and 17th Chapter opening for the Maldives. The Moondoggies and Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers open Aug. 28. The Maldives, Shim, Thee Emergency and Pickwick close out the three-night festivities Aug. 29. Note: Friday's show is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Thursday and Saturday shows.

TRACTOR TAVERN KEEPS ON TRUCKIN' 15 YEARS LATER AND WITH AN ALT-COUNTRY FEEL
Seattle Times
There is a tractor in the Tractor Tavern. It hangs above the far wall as you walk into the Ballard Avenue haunt, rust-colored and soft-edged, easy to miss in the low light and swirl of music and conversation. This tractor - a 5- by 8-foot oil painting by local artist and longtime Tractor bartender Dan Amell - could be considered the tractor, because, 15 years ago this month, it gave a name to what's now one of the longest-lived music venues in Seattle. "The Tractor is probably the most generous venue in town to the artists playing there," says Jason Dodson, whose country-rock group the Maldives is the Tractor's unofficial house band. "It's a privilege to be a part of that, a part of Dan Cowan's dream. And madness."