Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE AREA’S ‘BEST NEW MUSIC’ 2013
February 28, 2013, 3:55 pm
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CITY ARTS

ImageCity Arts Magazine recently took a look at some of the best music that’s coming out of the Seattle area this year. Lemolo took their number one spot, and a big playlist with all of their highlighted bands is included after the jump. Here’s the full list of their Best New Music for 2013, with links to articles about the bands:

Best New Music 2013

1. Lemolo

2. Reignwolf

3. Deep Sea Diver

4. Kid Smpl

5. Kingdom Crumbs

6. La Luz

7. Rose Windows

8. THEESatisfaction

9. Wimps

10. Kithkin

Take a look and a listen at these bands.  Happy Listening Seattleites!

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FEBRUARY IS “SEATTLE WOMEN WHO ROCK MONTH”
February 20, 2013, 12:54 pm
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At the beginning of this month, Mayor McGinn proclaimed February “Seattle Women Who Rock Month,” recognizing the work of the female musicians who were such a large part of the Seattle grunge music scene. The Mayor’s proclamation recognized that these women have been overshadowed by male-dominated bands and music retrospectives, in addition to their role in making Seattle’s music a part of a cultural phenomenon.

The proclamation came on the heels of the release of “These Streets,” a theatrical play and history project centered around women in the grunge era. These Streets runs at ACT Theatre through March 10, and tickets can be found here.

A blog post from KEXP takes a look at the Seattle women who contributed to Seattle’s music scene in the 1980’s and 1990’s including Goodness, The Gits, Fastbacks, 7 Year Bitch, and Bikini Kill.

KEXP also has posted a big collection of videos from women who rock, check them out!

Happy Women Who Rock Month, Seattle!



MOHAI’s “History is _____” Short Film Competition is Accepting Entries Through March 31
February 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
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MOHAI’S “HISTORY IS ____” COMPETITIONmohaifilm

The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is currently accepting submissions for their Third Annual History is____ short film competition! The theme of the film is up to you: the filmmaker. Submissions from 2012 included themes like “History is Basketball” and “History is Mystery.” The competition is all about creativity and sharing your view of what history is. Here is MOHAI’s playlist of the 2012 short films for those who are curious.

The Rules and FAQ page has the rules that you need to know in order to craft your film. Submissions are being accepted through March 31!