Filed under: Music | Tags: cakes and tapes, columbia city theater, feral children, Iceland airwaves, KEXP, ocean age, yuni in taxco
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After representing Seattle during Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavík last October, Yuni in Taxco has been in the lab working on a new record. With a title as random as the band’s name, their new album Sanpaku will drop Feb. 18 on Cakes and Tapes Records, a Portuguese netlabel that allows free downloads of all music. Don’t miss the release party happening the same day at Columbia City Theater with opening slots filled by Feral Children and Ocean Age. Tickets are 10 bucks and can be purchased at the link above. If you forgot what a summer day in Seattle looks like, check out the KEXP presented video below of the band doing their thing at Seattle Center’s Mural stage, immersed in rays of sun mind you.
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Filed under: Music | Tags: fleet foxes, KEXP, moore theater, Sub Pop Records
If you also made the unforgivable error of not tuning in to KEXP this morning to hear the new Fleet Foxes single, the always dependable interweb has got our back. Links and streams of the new title track “Helplessness Blues” have spread like wildfire all over the net and have started a flurry of hype for one of the most beloved Seattle bands to date. Sub Pop will release the band’s sophomore album on May 3 and that same night you can see the boys grace the stage of the most fitting venue in town for such rich folk brilliance, the Moore Theater. The list of their upcoming tour dates is expansive in space and compressed in time, hitting a myriad of major US and European cities in a single month. Hopefully the Foxes have had time to hibernate this winter and will be ready for the rigors of the road. If you haven’t heard the song yet, or if you just can’t get enough, utilize the link above to transport to the band’s site and check out the funky album art as well.
Five Star Films and a Seattle-based crew are using Kickstarter.com to raise funds for an intimate documentary chronicling the life and iconic work of local photography great, Jini Dellaccio. Get on it quick: The campaign will come to a close this Monday, January 31, to mark Dellaccio’s 94th birthday. “Jini Dellaccio defined a generation of rock ‘n’ roll and her work still inspires photographers and musicians alike. Now you have an opportunity to help share this incredible story,” says project producer Karen Whitehead on the Kickstarter site. Follow the link above to see an amazing video outlining the project and to make a donation! Happy (early) Birthday, Jini!
S x Seattle
On March 3rd the Crocodile Café will host an extraordinary event to support Seattle bands headed to Austin for SXSW. Performing artists include: D. Black, Wild Orchid Children, State of the Artists, Tea Cozies and perhaps a few surprises. In a display of veritable ingenuity some of the bands have decided to raise money for the SXSW journey with a bazaar transpiring concurrently in the Crocodile back room. This impromptu flea market meets bake sale with have some of the performing artists plus local acts Fatal Lucciauno, The Young Evils, Black Whales and Campfire Ok hawking handmade goods, crafts, arts, culinary treats, music lessons and clothing in carnival fashion. Check out the SxSeattle website, Facebook page and Twitter on the link above to get tickets for the party and stay connected to the South by Northwest scene.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Seattle City of Music, Seattle Music Commission
Seattle Music Commission
New in 2011: As part of its commitment to community engagement and outreach, the Seattle Music Commission (SMC) will share a recap of each regular monthly meeting. At last Wednesday’s general meeting, the Commission discussed the ongoing work of its three subcommittees: Policy + Planning, Youth + Community and Branding + Communication. The Policy + Planning Committee is currently focusing its energies on exploring opportunities to partner with the Port of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport to facilitate a uniquely “Seattle” musical experience for visitors and natives alike. The Youth + Community Committee is seeking out ways to support and expand upon existing youth and community career development programs and events throughout the city, including possibilities for music industry career fairs and internship programs. The Branding + Communications Committee is working to develop an innovative and inclusive community-driven website focused on telling the story of Seattle’s rich musical history across genres. The Commission would love to hear from you regarding these or any of the projects listed in its workplan, which is available at the above link. You can contact the Commission via email@example.com.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Free First Tuesdays, Paul G. Allen Foundation, Rick Stevenson, thefilmschool
Founded in 2004 by prestigious filmmakers Jacob Jacobsen, Tom Skerrit and Rick Stevenson and screenwriter Stewart Stern, TheFilmSchool has since been an integral resource for Seattle citizens’ film education. TheFilmSchool is dedicated to their mission of elevating the art of cinematic storytelling through intensive training in screenwriting and directing. The school hosts insightful workshops and lectures with film industry experts and heroes, the majority of which are free and open to the public. These events will continue to flourish thanks to The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for awarding them a $50,000 grant to ensure programs like Free First Tuesdays at Roy Street Coffee, the Speaker Series and the Caught in the ACT script reading series held at ACT Theatre keep coming on strong. Click the link above for more details on the donation, as well as info on TheFilmSchool.
Seattle musicians are gearing up for this year’s South by Southwest music and film festival going down in Austin Texas mid-March. Some bands will be on the official lineup while others will take a DIY approach to getting heard. One thing is for certain and that is they will all be stepping their game up and giving the best performances they can. Expect killer shows on and off venue and many surprises. Local Seattle rap unit State of the Artist are planning on writing new material on their tour leading up to SXSW where they plan on sharing it with eager festival ears. The boys are documenting this mecca to Austin and all the on the road bumps and joys they encounter while working on material and tearing up the West Coast in the process. Check out the first installment of South by Northwest below, linkage to the bands site above.
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