Seattle Office of Film + Music


GET READY FOR BUMBERSHOOT WITH PREVIEWS FROM LOCAL MEDIA

The weather promises to be gorgeous, which is fortunate for those heading out to Seattle Center for the annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. For three days, attendees will immerse themselves in music, theater, comedy, dance, visual art and literature. With such a wide scope of acts on the schedule, it’s helpful to turn to our local media for pointers on what not to miss at Bumbershoot this year. The Stranger has an exhaustive guide to the festival with great features on headliners Hall & Oates, metal-influenced rockers Red Fang, soul legend Dennis Coffey and more. Local blog Sound on the Sound picked out the must-see sets by Seattle artists, plus the top five acts editor Abbey Simmons won’t be missing. The culture mavens at Seattle Met Magazine give their top recommendations in each category for all three days at Bumbershoot, as does the savvy staff over at Seattle Weekly. If you’re tired of reading, Q13 FOX has an interview with SSG Music founder Nikki Benson on her Bumbershoot favorites. Whatever you choose to see this weekend, don’t forget to check out the wealth of local talent present in all areas of Bumbershoot this year.

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SOUND ON THE SOUND DEBUTS VIDEO SERIES SPOTLIGHTING CREATIVE PROCESS OF LOCAL ARTISTS
August 1, 2011, 12:28 pm
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Sound On the Sound
It’s not often that music fans get the chance to learn about how an artist created the concept of an album or where he/she found inspiration for a song. Sound On the Sound seeks to shed light on this topic with a new video series called “Written Here,” where artists and bands will be interviewed in locations or spaces that inspired the creation of their music. The first subject of “Written Here” is singer/songwriter Bryan John Appleby, who recently released his debut album titled Fire On the Vine. Appleby was filmed in his then-living quarters (a “quirky basement apartment”) and discussed the unexpected muses that inspired the songs for Fire On the Vine.

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FREE BLACK WHALES SHOW TONIGHT AT THE HIGH DIVE PRESENTED BY THE RUMBLE
May 2, 2011, 12:54 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Listen up all you music loving and/or strapped for cash Seattleites. Tonight the RUMBLE presents another FREE show at Fremont’s The High Dive as part of their monthly showcase series. Seattle’s Black Whales will be headlining the show to “rattle your bones” with garage-psyche-folk rock brilliance. Openers include Deep Sea Diver and The Fling hailing from Southern California. Get out of the rain and into the rays of these bright and sunny bands playing tonight at The High Dive. Click on the link above to check out the Sound on the Sound blog for more details on the show and the performing bands.

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FREE SHOW TONIGHT AT THE HIGH DIVE PRESENTED BY THE RUMBLE
April 4, 2011, 1:23 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Listen up all you music loving and/or strapped for cash Seattleites. Tonight the RUMBLE presents another FREE show, this time at Fremont’s The High Dive, moving to bigger venue for their monthly showcase series. Headlined by previously featured Seattle band Seapony, who have been galloping up waves after being signed to Sub Pop sister label Hardly Art. Supported by California’s Vanaprasta, the show is guaranteed to be the indie-noise-fuzz-pop event of the month and definitely worth your dime. Check out the link to the Sound on the Sound blog to learn more about the event and listen to one of Seapony’s shimmering songs.

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ANOTHER SEATTLEITE BRINGS HOME A 2011 GRAMMY
February 17, 2011, 2:44 pm
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Sound on the Sound
In our previous Grammy post we forgot to recognize Seattle local Kory Kruckenberg who won a Grammy for “Best Engineered Album, Classical.” Although we will not admit to fallibility, we will say that we left out one of Seattle’s most beloved music makers and masterers. Kory is a Seattle sound engineer and musician who plays bass for Pablo Trucker and is also Pickwick’s vibraphone master. Kory has worked with Seattle bands and musicians in the lab to churn out some amazing tunes such as The Maldives’ Listen to the Thunder, Avians Alight, Pickwick, J. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music. Congratulations on the award and keep up the good work. Check out the Sound on the Sound article on Kory’s achievements in the Seattle music scene.

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LAND OF PINES PERFORM “VIRGIN BIRTH” AT HOPE LODGE
February 15, 2011, 2:47 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Local quintet Land of Pines is making the Evergreen State proud these days, playing a plethora of local shows and grabbing a lot of ears in the process. Sound on the Sound raves about the group calling them “the best new young local band in years.” Check out their live performance of “Virgin Birth” at Hope Lodge in the video cube down yonder. You can catch the band live in living color Saturday, February 26 at EMP’s Sound Off! semi-finals. Good luck to Land of Pines and all the other youth bands playing in the Sound Off! battle of the bands.

LAND OF PINES PERFORM “VIRGIN BIRTH” AT HOPE LODGE, posted with vodpod

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PICKWICK PERFORMS “LIVE FROM THE BASEMENT” IN NEW VIDEO
February 3, 2011, 4:40 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Scope out the first release from a new Sound on the Sound video series, featuring local songsters Pickwick in an intimate “basement” set. The series hopes to capture local bands in their favorite practice spaces/rehearsal spots so as to glean some up-close-and-personal insight into how their sound is crafted. Have a look below, and follow the above link for more on Sound on the Sound’s vid sessions.

PICKWICK PERFORMS “LIVE FROM THE BASEMENT” IN N…, posted with vodpod

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