Seattle Office of Film + Music


CELEBRATE GIVE ! AT THE CROCODILE THIS THURSDAY
November 30, 2009, 1:28 pm
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GIVE! Seattle
Seattle coffee roaster Caffe Vita in collaboration with 40+ Seattle artists, businesses and nonprofits (including the Seattle City of Music Initiative) has released GIVE, a downloadable music and video compendium to benefit Arts Corps, Seattle’s largest nonprofit arts educator, along with Ballard Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank, University District Food Bank and West Seattle Food Bank. You can also support GIVE! this Thursday, December 3rd by attending their benefit concert at the Crocodile. Performers include D. Black, Grand Archives, Tea Cozies and more.

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KUOW PROFILES HIP-HOP IN WASHINGTON’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
November 30, 2009, 1:16 pm
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KUOW
During Thanksgiving, families all over gather in their houses to share a meal. At the Duwamish Longhouse south of Seattle, tribal members gathered last week to celebrate a different form of Thanksgiving. Traditional Native storytellers came to hear Indian youth tell tales in their own language. Language that embraced new forms from rap and hip–hop to spoken word poetry. The forms varied. But as the storytellers discovered, the stories came from the same place — a deep sense of community. Generation gaps are universal across time and cultures. And like families of all nations, the Native American community fears it’s losing touch with its young members. To read the full profile, follow the above link.



NEW SEATTLE METROPOLITAN ISSUE COVERS 75 YEARS OF SEATTLE MOVIES
November 25, 2009, 11:51 am
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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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JOIN WOMEN IN FILM SEATTLE FOR HOLIDAY PARTY
November 25, 2009, 11:48 am
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Women in Film Seattle
Women in Film Seattle will host their holiday party and membership drive on Tuesday, December 8 at Spitfire. This is a change from the previously announced date of Dec. 1. At the event, hear holiday music, drink and eat treats, have your picture taken with Santa, buy a raffle ticket and win a great prize, and chat with friends old and new. The party starts at 7:00 pm. Click the above link for more information.



INITIAL FLURRY OF SXSW BANDS INCLUDES STRONG SEATTLE SHOWING

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.



DAVE GROHL ON NIRVANA’S HISTORIC READING PERFORMANCE
November 25, 2009, 11:35 am
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NME
The Nirvana drummer was recently interviewed about the bans’ performance at the Reading festival which has just been released on DVD. “We rehearsed [for Reading] once, the night before, and it wasn’t good,”said Grohl. “I really thought, ‘This will be a disaster, this will be the end of our career for sure.’” For the full interview, please follow the above link.



BEST AMBIANCE LABEL PROFILED BY THE SEATTLE WEEKLY
November 24, 2009, 11:07 am
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Seattle Weekly
Sub Pop’s newest off-shoot, Best Ambiance, is a partnership with KEXP DJ Jon Kertzer which hopes to bring world music to a broader American audience. The Seattle Weekly profiled the label and interviewed Mr. Kertzer about the viability of a world music label. “Basically I think a lot of music has been getting down to more specialized niches,” explained Kertzer, “there’s less of a big mass center as their used to be.”