Seattle Office of Film + Music


SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES SEATTLE ARTISTS TO PERFORM

The Seattle Times
South by Southwest, known as “the annual spring break for the music industry,” will make its annual return next March in Austin, Texas. Artists from the Pacific Northwest will be among international sensations like Thee Oh Sees, Balkan Beat Box, and Talib Kweli. Several Seattle bands will be present at the festival, including Night Beats, Brite Futures, Craft Spells, Motopony, Say Hi and Grave Babies. The list is not final, and music predictions point to many more local bands making the trip down in the Spring.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOUND OFF! 2012

EMP
Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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DON’T MISS THE KEXP CONCERTS AT THE MURAL SERIES
August 11, 2010, 12:19 pm
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KEXP
KEXP and The Seattle Center are proud to present Concerts At The Mural, a summertime series of free outdoor music series curated by KEXP, on every Friday until August 27 from 6 – 8 pm (doors at 5), on the lawn of Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. Included in this series is the annual KEXP Barbeque, Saturday, August 14, 2 – 9 pm, at Seattle Center. Brought together by a shared commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. All Mural Concert Series and KEXP BBQ events are free to the public and all ages. This weekend’s fun includes a lineup featuring Brite Futures, State of the Artist and Noddy. For the full line up and other details, follow the link.

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SUMMER MUSIC NOT OVER YET

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
We know Capitol Hill Block Party is over, but don’t fret! There are still tons of opportunities for you to see live music (often for free!). Check out this listing of summer music festivals and discover events like the Concerts at the Mural presented by KEXP and Seattle Center, Monktail Creative Music Concern: Sounds Outside and BECU Zoo Tunes. The fests have locals playing such as Brite Futures, Victor Shade, The Head and the Heart, Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band and the Dusty 45s. The full exciting listing, follow the link.

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CHECK OUT INTERVIEW WITH VERA PROJECT CO-DIRECTOR
July 13, 2010, 11:07 am
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Seattle Weekly
Vera Project’s week-long fundraiser, “A Drink For the Kids” is a series of nights at bars in which a portion of drink proceeds go to Vera Project, capped off by a set from Brite Futures (formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head) at Neumos. Tonight, the drinking begins at West 5. Vera’s got all the details. To help fuel the excitement of the week, Nick Turner, co-director of Vera, spoke to Seattle Weekly about KEXP, vitaminwater, and why we won’t be drinking for the kids at Vera anytime soon. Check out the full interview at the link, and be sure to head over to Vera’s site for a full listing of the hosts of “A Drink For the Kids.”

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CHECK IT OUT: NATALIE PORTMAN’S SHAVED HEAD NOW BRITE FUTURES
June 17, 2010, 2:17 pm
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