Filed under: Music | Tags: grand hallway, noise for the needy, The Maldives, tiny vipers, Visqueen
Noise for the Needy, a five-day non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits, has announced its official lineup. The lineup is a who’s who of Seattle’s indie rock bands including Visqueen, The Maldives, Final Spins, Friday Mile, Tiny Vipers and Grand Hallway; with some national indie acts like The Album Leaf and John Vanderslice; and handful of Portlanders including Horse Feathers and Portland Cello Project. The shows will benefit Teen Feed this year, which is an organization that serves over 11,000 meals each year to over 600 homeless youth in the Seattle area. The festival is scheduled for June 10-13 at various venues in the Seattle area. Check out the full lineup at the above link.
Reel Grrls, the illustrious Seattle organization dedicated to fostering the filmmaking potential of young girls, has announced that applications are open for three summer internships. You can apply for internships in Design & Marketing, Program/Tech, and Development/Auction. The deadline to apply is May 14th. For a full description of these opportunities and how to apply, follow the link.
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Longtime Tacoma band The Ventures have been given honors by none other than the Emperor of Japan himself. Members received “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” medal for “their contribution to the development and enrichment of music culture in Japan, as well as to the promotion of cordial relations between Japan and the United States.” The Consulate-General of Japan noted that it’s the first time the Japanese government has decorated anyone from the foreign pop music genre. Akira Takeda, a spokesman for the consulate, said the group has a very wide fan base in Japan, and despite their age still manage to tour their twice a year. Don Wilson, of Sammamish is the only surviving original Venture. Takeda said the Consulate is planning on holding a ceremony for the band in late June to accompany a to-be-announced performance at Seattle-area venue. The Tacoma band, maybe most famous for “Walk, Don’t Run” and often categorized as surf rock, formed in 1958. They visited Japan for the first time in 1962 as an opening act and have toured their nearly every year for a total of over 2,400 performances. The band also has several songs dedicated specifically to Japan.
The Vera Project
The Booking and Promotions Intern assists The Vera Project’s Booking Manager with all aspects of booking and promotions. This position provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with an integral part of Vera’s programming operations. The booking and promotions assistant will poster once a week for upcoming shows. They also will work on new and interesting ways of promoting, and stay on top of the promotions which already keep Vera in the public’s eye. Promoting shows is very important to Vera and will be an integral part of this position. Priority for this internship will go to someone 16 to 24 years of age. If you would like to apply please submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 6 at 5:00 pm.
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City of Seattle Design Commission
Have you noticed how many lots have been left empty or partially developed due to the stalled economy? These vacant project sites are all around Seattle. Unattractive and unbecoming of our city, we pass by them every day: empty holes, barren plains of gravel, voids in the city fabric. How can we convert these eyesores to opportunities? The Seattle Design Commission wants your ideas for Holding Patterns, interim uses for stalled project sites. They are seeking concepts to transform the following types of stalled project sites around the city: holes in the ground, surface lots and ongoing construction above or below street level. The Design Commission is welcoming any and all ideas. Artists, designers, non-profits, businesses, developers, students, astronauts, everyone is invited to contribute ideas. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Email submissions to valerie.Kinast@seattle.gov no later than Monday, May 24. Submission guidelines can be found at the above link.