Blogs is WatchingThe Cool Out network has been the spot for Northwest Hip Hop. This short film interviews luminaries in the scene, all of whom laud Cool Out for its instrumentality in getting local hip hop where it is today.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams featured Music National Service and MusicianCorps on a piece last night called “Making music, with a mission.” Music National Service (MNS) is a national nonprofit that supports music as a strategy for public good. MNS recently launched a domestic “musical Peace Corps” called MusicianCorps in five cities: Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, San Francisco and Seattle. Twenty MusicianCorps Fellows serve full-time in public schools, parks and recreation centers, children’s and veteran’s hospitals, public housing communities and elsewhere in return for a living stipend, health benefits and professional development. Also be sure to watch NBC’s web-extra which offers more from students and MusicianCorps Fellows in their own words. To check out the on-air version of the program, follow the above link.
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Seattle’s THEESatisfaction is headed out on the “Black Weirdo” tour. “Bad March” is an acappella THEESatisfaction song/video about “marching forward, marching toward…” The group’s tour fundraising webpage says THEESatisfaction hopes to spread “queer expression, black consciousness, and gender harmony within & outside United States. Be sure to check out THEESatisfaction at the Seattle Party at SXSW, Saturday March 20, 3:50 on the Inside Stage at Beauty Bar.
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Be sure to check out Grand Hallway at the Seattle Party at SXSW, Saturday March 20, 1:30 on the Inside Stage at Beauty Bar.
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Digital Photo Pro Magazine
Seattle-based photographer Chase Jarvis has been profiled in this month’s issue of Digital Photo Pro magazine as “Master of the New Media.” Jarvis, they write, is the “consummate photographer, bringing a pure love for the medium and an energy-fueled gusto to the world of commercial photography,” the article boasts. “Chase Jarvis has mastered what it takes to be a digital photographer, from an aggressive online presence to plain old technical know-how in realizing a project’s concept from beginning to end. What’s more, he has become a major commercial photographer while staying true to his roots as an independent artist, and he’s accomplished all of this with a considerable lack of hubris.” His success in the commercial world of photography also has allowed him to pursue his own interests on the side, including “Songs For Eating and Drinking,” in which he invites musicians to a feast of sorts put together with his friend Michael Hebb. Past guests have included members of Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Pedro the Lion, Throw Me the Statue, Macklemore and others. Jarvis directs the evening and takes stills and video for posting to the website. Read more about Jarvis at the above link.
SPIN magazine praised the Seattle sing-songwriter saying “boisterously reserved, Jason Webley is an everlasting battle that is a Gemini. Remnants of this escape him on and off stage. Growing up musically in Seattle, a city sprawling with music history, Webley managed to avoid it all and still come out as one of today’s best ambassadors. One thing still holds true, Seattle musicians don’t go looking for the music scene, even in their own city. It comes to them.” For the full profile and interview, follow the above link.
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The December issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine will hit the stands this weekend and it’s all about Seattle movies! “The world knows we’re a movie-loving city,” Steve Wieckling writes, “but Seattle has a criminally unheralded history as a movie making city, too.” In the issue, the editors’ curated celluloid history tells the tale of how Seattle grew up on-screen and they choose 11 films that defined Seattle’s cinematic persona from Tugboat Annie to Humpday. The issue also features “the movie Seattle saved.” Click the above link to find out more and be sure to pick up a copy this weekend when it hits newsstands!
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South by Southwest
The world renowned Austin festival just released their initial slate of bands which includes several local favorites. Announced Seattle bands include The Intelligence, Ivan & Alyosha, Past Lives, Smoosh, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, and Trespassers William. For a complete list of bands follow the above link.
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As Mike McGinn transitions into the office of Seattle’s Mayor, he is inviting us all to be involved in this civic process by answering three questions.
1. How do we build the strongest possible team to achieve the policy objectives and values set forth by the campaign (grass roots community involvement, transparency and neighborhood focus)
2. How do we build public trust in the new administration?
3. What do you view as the incoming administration and the city’s greatest challenge – what should we do first out of the gate?
These questions are intentionally open ended. Please feel free to focus your answers on the film and music or any other issues that are of particular importance to you. Great City has put together a form where you can enter your answers. This page also links you to a video of Mayor-Elect McGinn talking about the transition. Note: Forms must be completed by Sunday, November 22 at 6pm.