Seattle Office of Film + Music

Concerts at the Mural Start this Weekend at Seattle Center
August 2, 2012, 12:03 pm
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KEXP 90.3FM and the Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural, a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer’s sultriest weekends. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four free admission all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene. Concerts at the Mural are a Seattle music tradition, with local artists from across all genres performing at this year’s series, including Fresh Espresso (8/24), Absolute Monarchs (8/17), Brad (8/10), Fly Moon Royalty (8/3), and many, many more. Come early to get your seats, enjoy the beer/wine garden and visit our sponsor booths.


NPR Music
Longtime music writer and KEXP DJ Hannah Levine helped NPR Music compile an extensive list of bands from the Pacific Northwest that favor heavier, doom-laden sounds. The result is a compelling audio mix of songs that highlights a burgeoning music scene. Bands like Absolute Monarchs, Lesbian, Black Breath, He Whose Ox is Gored, Red Fang and more are at the forefront of a heavy metal revival. There are also nods to founding fathers of the moevement (like the Melvins and Sleep) as well as recent notable acts (such as These Arms Are Snakes, Akimbo, and Triumph of Lethargy). It’s a thoughtful primer to the darker side of rock in the Northwest.

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City Arts
City Arts Magazine asked 42 bloggers, publicists, bookers, directors and label owners to determine Seattle’s best musical discoveries in 2010. The article includes the poll results and the rationale behind them, as well as a transparent breakdown of who voted for whom. SXSW-bound sensations The Head and the Heart topped the big list, which also included Campfire OK, My Goodness, Ravenna Woods, Beat Connection, Absolute Monarchs, Curtains for You, Fences, The Young Evils and Shabazz Palaces. Congratulations to all the bands who were recognized, and also the Seattle music community for rallying around these new local acts. Hit the link above to see the list in all of its splendor, and take a peek at the ballots while you’re at it to see individual rankings.

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