Spin Magazine choose this picture of Cat and Stasia of rap duo Thee Satisfaction performing some of their spacey sci-fi sounds at KEXP as one of the ten best live pictures of the week. Also in last week’s Top 10 Best Live Pics are Mudhoney, Alice in Chains and People Eating People. Check them all out by following the above link.
Los Angeles Times
education campaign that would herald the economic benefits of the film industry to Los Angeles – while thanking local residents for putting up with the occasional inconvenience of crews in their neighborhood. The details are still being worked out, but the marketing blitz, expected to be unveiled by April, would likely feature ads on billboards and bus benches, as well public service announcements on radio and TV, and even in local movie theaters. Expect to see production trucks plastered with banners trumpeting how many jobs were created on a given show. The state’s share of U.S. feature film production plunged to 31% in 2008, down from 66% in 2003, according to the California Film Commission. And only 57% of all TV pilots were shot in L.A. in 2009, down from 81% in 2004, according to FilmL.A.
The Lonely Forest are the first band to sign to Chris Walla’s new imprint label, Trans. (Which is an imprint on Atlantic.) “I’ve been lucky enough to make records with tons of phenomenal bands, and I’ve considered [starting a label] a number of different times,” Walla says. “I don’t know—is it oversimplified to say it’s them and it just makes sense? This wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for the Lonely Forest. They’re a phenomenal band. I’ve been following my nose for so many years, doing the things that felt like the right thing to do. And this time the answer was yes.” In addition to this very exciting news, The Lonely Forest will also be playing the Seattle Party at SXSW this year. To read more about The Lonely Forest and Chris Walla, follow the above link.
The Seattle Times
Join the $5 Cover: Seattle cast and crew at SIFF Cinema on March 1 for a screening of all episodes of the series, a few B-sides and mini-documentaries. “What local director Lynn Shelton’s done with “$5 Cover,” her upcoming webisodic series about Seattle music made for MTV.com, is elevate barely-known starving artists to hero status, augmenting reality like a telescope to a star,” says Andrew Matson of The Seattle Times. SIFF will be selling a handful of tickets to this cast, crew, guest and press screening. Office of Film + Music director James Keblas will introduce director Lynn Shelton at the screening. The screening will begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a special $5 Cover show at the Tractor Tavern at 9:00 pm. Check the above link for more information.
Filed under: Music | Tags: hollow earth radio, magma festival, seattle music
Hollow Earth Radio (HER) is curating its popular 3rd Annual Magma Festival next month, and will feature the online radio station’s signature hyper-eclecticism of local earthed and unearthed acts. The festival is spread out over the four weekends of March and across several different locations including The Vera Project, Fremont Abbey, Healthy Times Fun Club, 20/20 Cycle and others. Click the above link for the lineup and check out the festival trailer below:
Seattle Weekly has begun doing a music series called Music on the Ferry. It’s a showcase of local musicians performing acoustics sets with a backdrop of the Puget Sound. Already the series has featured The Dutchess & The Duke, the Moondoggies and Crying Shame. The latest installment has catchy Seattle pop quartet, M Bison, ditching their keyboard and electric guitars for a melodic, a stand-up bass and an acoustic guitar. Check out their performance below and click here to see more performances from the series:
Filed under: Film | Tags: community cinema seattle, dirt! the movie, independent lens, kcts 9, siff cinema, william bryan logan
Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema Seattle for a sneak preview and discussion of Dirt! The Movie, a film for the upcoming season of Independent Lens, airing on KCTS 9 in April 2010. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth,” find out how industrial farming, mining and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. The screening will take place on Saturday, March 6 at noon at SIFF Cinema.