Seattle Office of Film + Music


INTERN AT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
January 29, 2010, 11:29 am
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum is looking for an administrative intern who will get to work on producing their annual fundraising gala, making it a great opportunity for someone interested in special event planning or fundraising. As NWFF has a salaried staff of eight running over 250 programs a year, interns will be expected to execute vital, hands-on tasks that intersect with every aspect of the organization. A passion for film is essential. Knowledge of film production or exhibition is encouraged, but not required. Candidates must have basic computer skills, be personable, self motivated, and excellent communicators, and able to complete tasks assigned. This is a non-paid, quarterly internship. The position requires a minimum three month commitment for 20 hours a week. Interns will have access to unlimited free movies at NWFF cinemas, space-available access to film production and editing gear, film workshops, and invitations to our film festivals and fabulous parties. For more information or to apply, follow the above link.

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PLAY AT SEATTLE’S NEW HARD ROCK CAFE
January 29, 2010, 11:28 am
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Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is looking for local talent to play one of Seattle’s newest live venue. The 400-person-capacity venue on the second level of the new Cafe is outfitted with video screens and a top-of-the-line concert sound and lighting system. Hard Rock’s tradition of showcasing iconic and emerging talent will continue on Seattle’s newest stage. Bands and solo acts are encouraged to submit materials for any of the three following opportunities: Nightly Live Music – the venue will host live music three to four nights per week with local, regional and national touring artists in the space; Monthly Residency Program – in which artists will play shows at Hard Rock every Tuesday for a month; and All Ages Sunday Matinee Shows – Parents will be able to bring their families and young adults under 21 can enjoy music. For more information, contact Amy Bauer at amy_bauer@hardrock.com



JIMI HENDRIX’S “VALLEYS OF NEPTUNE” PREMIERES ONLINE
January 29, 2010, 11:26 am
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Spinner
Jimi Hendrix’s “Valleys of Neptune,” one of the guitar great’s final recordings before his death in 1970 and the lead single off a compilation of the same name out March 9th, is streaming now on Spinner. “In the aftermath of ‘Electric Ladyland,’ he made a series of recordings with the original Experience,” co-producer, author and Experience Hendrix catalog director John McDermott tells Spinner. “When they effectively stopped working as a three-man recording unit, he brought in [bassist] Billy Cox — this album captures that transition. We don’t want to over-dramatize it. This is that missing period of time.”



APPLY TO PERFORM AT ETHNIC ARTS CONNECTION
January 28, 2010, 11:46 am
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Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Mark your calendar for a day of performances and networking on Wednesday, March 10 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavillion. Ethnic Arts Connection is a free one-day gathering introducing Northwest performing and visual artists working in culturally specific traditions to presenters from around the region. The event features juried 15-minute performances, visual art displays, booking opportunities and networking. The application deadline to perform or display artwork is Wednesday, February 3. Performance and visual artists are sought in a variety of ethnic and cultural artistic genres. Click the above link for more information the application form.



PITCHFORK REVIEWS BARTON CARROLL’S NEW RECORD “TOGETHER YOU AND I”
January 28, 2010, 11:45 am
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Pitchfork
Seattle singer/songwriter Barton Carroll has recently released his fourth solo album, Together You and I, which Pitchfork has given a glowing review to saying, “Barton Carroll is the kind of songwriter that gets taken for granted. In a modestly fragile tenor, he relates real stories instead of impressionistic poetry or woe-is-me folk confessions, full of acute observations and complex emotional developments. It’s literary in the sense that he has a strong grasp of character and voice, not in the sense that he favors big words or clever turns of phrase.” To read the full review, follow the above link.



VISQUEEN NEEDS EXTRAS FOR THEIR MUSIC VIDEO
January 27, 2010, 11:48 am
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Myspace
Visqueen are shooting a music video for their new album, Message to Garcia, and they need excited extras! The shoot is Saturday January 30th at 4PM on Capitol Hill. Food and drinks will be provided. If you can commit to being there from 4pm to around 9pm, please email hellovisqueen@gmail.com by noon on Saturday for directions and up-to-date information on the shoot.



PITCHFORK REVIEWS BOAT’S “SETTING THE PACES”
January 27, 2010, 11:46 am
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Pitchfork
Pitchfork gives BOAT’s latest album, Setting the Paces, an excellent review saying, “Guitars are brighter than before, shout-a-long choruses meaty enough to bite. The handclaps sound great, too.” To read David Bevan’s full review, click the above link.