Seattle Office of Film + Music


BENEFIT & COSTUME PARTY FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TONIGHT

Mars Bar/Cafe Venus
Tonight, October 30, Mars Bar/Café Venus is hosting a costume party/rock show titled: “Maiden, Priest & Metalween: A classic heavy metal themed Halloween benefit for Multiple Sclerosis.” It starts at 8:30 pm and has a sliding scale cover. Dress up and have some old school fun! Bands include At the Spine, Little Pieces (Herman Jolly), Spanish for 100, Post Adolescence, The High Divide, Chelsea Speed Party and DJ BrownOut.



PHOTOS FROM THE RISE OF GRUNGE
October 30, 2009, 10:26 am
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To celebrate the release of Michael Levine’s new Grunge retrospective (the aptly named Grunge), Rolling Stone Magazine is featuring a series of rare late eighties photos from the book. Check out the above link for the full photo series.



WATCH SNEAK PEAK OF UPCOMING KARP DOCUMENTARY
October 30, 2009, 10:23 am
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Monitor Mix
Carrie Brownstein writes, “KARP were one of the greatest bands to ever come out of Olympia, Wash. In fact, they were one of the great bands, period.” Here is a sneak preview of an upcoming documentary film currently in the works:

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NORTHWEST FILM FORUM SEEKING A WEBSITE MANAGER
October 30, 2009, 10:14 am
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum seeks a talented, independent person with experience in webpage development and back-end website management to write and engineer new webpages as well as to troubleshoot problems on the existing site. Work will be 2-10 hours per week in a creative, fast-paced, casual and hard-working environment. The position is unpaid, but job perks include unlimited free moving screenings at NWFF and $5 for every hour worked toward workshops and equipment rentals. Click the above link for more information.



WEIRD, WILD AND WONDERFUL: SEATTLE NIGHTCLUBS CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN
October 29, 2009, 12:36 pm
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Seattle Times
Don’t have an elaborate costume party planned for Saturday? Don’t fret; the Seattle Times has a guide to Halloween fun around Seattle. Times’ writer Jonathan Zwickel writes, “For the dark-n-artsy, a few real-deal Halloween spook shows happen around Seattle on All Hallows; these will end up being strange and unsettling and maybe a little scary. Several high-octane rock tributes play to those seeking a costumed, boozy goof.” Check out the above link for a full listing of events.



GOOGLE MAY CALL THE TUNE WITH ITS NEW MUSIC SEARCH FEATURE
October 29, 2009, 12:34 pm
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Google Inc. started out 13 years ago as a simple search engine, but it has grown into a behemoth that has shaken up dozens of industries, including computers and cell phones. On Wednesday, it jumped into the music industry. The Mountain View, Calif., Internet giant unveiled a music search feature that lets users play millions of songs for free with an option to buy or rent them from several online music stores. Although not a direct threat to Apple Inc.’s hugely popular iTunes store, the new feature is expected to bolster the music services that compete with iTunes. Read more at the above link.



EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT NIRVANA’S DEBUT, BLEACH, FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE
October 29, 2009, 12:34 pm
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Seattle Weekly
To celebrate Sub Pop’s rerelease of Nirvana’s debut album the Seattle Weekly has gathered interviews and first-hand accounts of Grunge’s baby steps. This includes pieces from Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic, the producer who recorded the album, Jack Endino and much more. For the full series, follow the above link.



LAKE REVIEWED BY PITCHFORK
October 29, 2009, 12:33 pm
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Pitchfork
Pitchfork praised the Olympia band’s sophomore album, Let’s Build a Roof, saying “Perhaps most impressive is how Let’s Build a Roof traverses so much ground without making a big deal about it.” To read the full review, check out the above link.



KEXP’S NEW METAL SHOW, SEEK AND DESTROY, STARTS SATURDAY
October 28, 2009, 12:58 pm
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Hannah Levin writes, “From the first day I was brought on board at KEXP just over two years ago, I’ve been a vocal (read: periodically obnoxious) advocate for an increase in our programming of hard rock and metal. KEXP has a de facto emphasis on independent artists, while hard rock and metal are historically perceived as the major label fodder of repetitive, mainstream radio programming. Because of those dovetailing factors, it can initially be difficult to see why it’s so important that we begin pulling harder stuff into the mix.” Levin and co-host Tanner Ellison will scour the globe for unearthed gemes in all of metal’s subgenres, from thrash and grindcore to death and black metal as well as re-examining the classics. Seek and Destroy will launch, fittingly, on Halloween from midnight until 2:00 am and continue every Saturday thereafter.



SEATTLE HIP HOP GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
October 28, 2009, 12:43 pm
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More proof that Seattle’s hiphop scene is in its moment, the CMJ’s hiphop chart holds three works that were produced by locals artists: The Blue Scholar’s Oof, which is at number 3; D.Black’s Ali’yah, which is at 4; and the Physics’ High Society, which is at 16. Last week, CMJ’s music festival had no less than four acts from the Seattle area: THEESatisfaction, D. Black, Grynch, and Champagne Champagne.