Seattle Office of Film + Music


ARTZONE FEATURES LOCAL BAND, SAY HI
September 28, 2009, 12:14 pm
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Seattle Channel
This week Artzone with Nancy Guppy features an exclusive performance from Say Hi frontman, Eric Elbogen. Check out the above link for the full episode.



“LIVE FROM KPLU” CELEBRATES NEW HOME
September 25, 2009, 12:52 pm
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KPLU
On January 25, 2008, Pacific Public Media officially broke ground for the Martin J. Neeb Center on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, named in honor of KPLU’s long-time general manager, Martin Neeb, who retired in 2006. In early 2009, the station’s administrative staff moved in; at the end of June, KPLU morning Midday Jazz host Dick Stein flipped “the big red switch” for the first time in the station’s brand-new, state-of-the-art on-air studios. This October, it’s your turn to set foot inside the new Neeb Center, which is home not only to 88.5 KPLU “NPR News and All That Jazz” and Pacific Public Media’s all-jazz webstream, Jazz24, but also includes PLU’s Office of Development. “Live from KPLU” will feature special programming hosted by KPLU’s Dick Stein and Nick Morrison, free live performances by trumpeter Lance Buller and vocalist Stephanie Porter, and PLU Jazz Professor David Deacon-Joyner, building tours, refreshments, and the dedication ceremony.



ART ZONE PROFILES LOCAL FILM AND MUSIC ARTISTS
September 25, 2009, 12:51 pm
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Seattle Channelbazan
Art Zone is back with a brand new season of great arts programming that highlights local talent. On the latest episode, Art Zone chats up fast rising TV and film star, Joel McHale (“Community”, The Informant!) and persuaded local Barsuk artist, David Bazan, to play a few tunes from his new record.



DECIBEL FEST: ELECTRIC CIRCUS
September 24, 2009, 11:02 am
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Seattle Weeklydecibel-sightbelow
On an early evening in late August, Sean Horton, the co-founder of the six-year-old Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media–aka Decibel Fest–walks into Neumos, stops about 15 feet back from the stage, and begins explaining how he’ll turn this currently barren space into a multimedia Rubik’s Cube. The once local, now global electronic fest runs Sept. 24–27. On opening night, a combination of LED lights and stretched white fabric will turn Neumos into an emerald mini-city. Since its inception in 2003, after Horton returned from Montreal’s Mutek festival obsessed with starting something similar in Seattle, one of the Fest’s key concerns has been pairing the aural and the visual. Along with a commitment to stimulating ears and eyes simultaneously, the event always focuses on subgenre-spanning underground dance music. Everything from breakbeat and electro to deep house, IDM, dub-step, and beyond will get thrown at festival-goers from a wide swath of electronic-music artists who often aren’t as recognizable as their subgenres of choice. With such a cosmopolitan, eclectic schedule, the Decibel Festival is not only the Northwest’s premiere showcase for underground electronic music, but en route to becoming one of the best in North America, next to Montreal’s Mutek and Detroit’s DEMF/Movement.



A FRIENDLY FEAST OF FILM IN PORT TOWNSEND

Seattle Times
The Port Townsend Film festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, begins today. Special guests include Cloris Leachman, who will be interviewed by Turner Classic Movie’s Robert Osbourne after a screening of The Last Picture Show. Several Read Seattle Times movie blogger Moira Macdonald’s favorite memories of the festival at the above link.



LOCAL WOMAN HIRED AS JENNIFER ANISTON’S BODY DOUBLE FOR “LOVE HAPPENS”
September 24, 2009, 10:59 am
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A Covington woman looks so much like Jennifer Aniston she was hired as her body double in Aniston’s new movie “Love Happens,” which is set in Seattle.

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PEARL JAM ON TRACK TO TOP BILLBOARD 200
September 24, 2009, 10:56 am
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Billboard
Pearl Jam is on course to nab its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 13 years. Industry prognosticators suggest the band’s new Backspacer, released on Sunday (Sept. 20), could sell anywhere between 175,000 to 200,000 copies by week’s end. That sales figure should easily place it ahead of the competition on next week’s Billboard 200 chart.