Filed under: Film, Music | Tags: Death Star Hip-Hop, Guiness World Record, Kultur Shock, reel grrls, Rushden & Diamonds, Spawn Atomic, The Staxx Brothers, walk, zomBcon, zombies
Start practicing your best “walking dead” impression now. The 3rd annual Red, White and Dead walk takes place in less than two weeks. This year Seattle is reclaiming the Guinness World Record for the largest zombie walk, this time from New Jersey. While cavorting in your best undead duds, catch performances all afternoon and evening from local musicians like Death Star Hip-Hop, Rushden & Diamonds, Spawn Atomic, The Staxx Brothers, and Kultur Shock. Part of the event’s proceeds will also benefit Reel Grrls, an organization that mentors young female filmmakers.
Filed under: Digital Media, Film, Music | Tags: Belltown, Digital Media, Film, happy hour, Music, networking, spitfire
Seattle Office of Film + Music
Seattle has been a growing hub for film, music and digital media over the past several years, and it is vital for these three communities to interact for our city to continue to thrive. The monthly Happy Hour offers just such an environment for people from these industries to socialize, network and build a unified community. Join us for Happy Hour tonight from 5:00 – 7:00 at Spitfire in Belltown. See you there, Seattle!
Filed under: Digital Media | Tags: creativity, innovation, media, Pearl Jam, seattle, Seattle Interactive Conference, SIC, sxsw, technology, Washington State Convention Center
KING 5 News
Organizers are following in the pioneering footsteps of Austin’s SXSW music, film and interactive conference with the announcement of the first-ever Seattle Interactive Conference. Scheduled to take place in November at the Washington State Convention Center, the event will be a two-day affair aimed at bringing together the most innovative minds in technology, creativity and business into one place. Expect rousing keynote speakers, informative panels, lively debates, citywide networking events, and plenty of parties. In a nod to true Seattle culture, there will also be a “Battle of the Geek Bands” to honor hometown heroes Pearl Jam on their 20th anniversary as a band.
Filed under: Digital Media, Film, Music | Tags: AIA, art, Artist Trust, Arts Innovator Award, award, funding, grant
The largest award available to Washington State artists of all disciplines is Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award (AIA). Two artists will receive $25,000 each for their display of originating new works, experimenting with fresh ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their fields. This is the first year that the AIA, previously a nomination-only process, is accepting open applications. So if you are a Washington State artist over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in any degree program, get your application in by July 25.
Lots of media outlets will remind you when a show is coming up, but rarely do they keep track of when tickets are going on sale. Seattlest is introducing a new feature that aggregates all of the tickets going on sale for future shows. A service like this helps immensely when considering those coveted Fleet Foxes tickets for the band’s September show or iconic 80’s band Erasure performing at the Neptune Theater in October.
Filed under: Music | Tags: busker, busking, Carly Calbero, pike place market, Rolling Stone, seattle, street musician
Think American Idol, but replace the earnest pop star wannabes with multi-talented buskers. That is the premise of Rolling Stone‘s Street to Stage contest, which puts eight street musicians from across the country against one another for a chance to perform at the Rolling Stone Rock Room in Austin, TX during what the magazine calls “one of the biggest music festivals in the nation” (we think they mean SXSW). Among the eight talented performers chosen, Carly Calbero is representing for the Emerald City. Those who frequent Pike Place Market or any summer festival has probably heard Carly’s guitar skills and powerful voice wow passersby. She’s also competing against six other local street performers in Battle of the Buskers. Visit the Rolling Stone website to read about Carly, see some of her live performances, submit your own photos or videos of her, and (of course) vote.
Season four of the hit vampire series True Blood hits HBO next week. For fans who just can’t wait that long, the Cinerama will be hosting a free sneak preview of the new season, hosted by HBO and Xfinity. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and attendees will get to see the first two episodes of True Blood in their entirety before they air, all on the Cinerama’s state-of-the-art projection system. Click the link above to RSVP to the event. Invitations will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.