Seattle Office of Film + Music

August 1, 2012, 8:26 am
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One Reel is a Seattle-based non-profit arts, cultural, and special events producer specializing in events that inform as well as entertain. The organization has developed events as diverse and successful as Family Fourth at Lake Union, Bumbershoot, Teatro ZinZanni “Dinner and Dreams,” and many, many more.  Right now, One Reel – alongside City of Music partners, including the Seattle Office of Film + Music, KEXP, Sub Pop, and more – is developing a program called City of Music Career Day. One Reel seeks one talented intern to work on the event from August 6, to early October. The intern will gain valuable insight and experience in event coordination, including planning, partner, sponsor and vendor cultivation, and on-site coordination. City of Music Career Day will take place on September 27 at the Rainier Room in Seattle Center.


Three Imaginary Girls
Three Imaginary Girls shares their top picks for making your Bumbershoot Saturday take tip-top shape. The site has established a list of some “can’t-miss acts and installations” and offers it up to readers. Wake up to Andrea Gibson at the Words & Ideas stage where Three Imaginary Girls reveres her poetic aptitude  and promises to have you “beside yourself at very sight and sound of it.” Step up to the Mainstage after lunch and rock out to Presidents of the United States of America. Watch the labor-day-weekend sun cross the horizon with catchy band Pickwick at the EMP Level 3 stage. Finally, keep the music jiving post-sunset with the rhythm and blues legend Mavis Staples at the Starbucks stage. With over ninety performances, this guide will be sure to help hone where you end up in the robust assemblage of activities there will be this Bumbershoot at Seattle Center.

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August 2, 2011, 12:20 pm
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Decibel Festival
Seattle’s own Decibel Festival, which takes place at the end of September, has grown over the last several years to become one of the biggest electronic music events in the world. With performances, workshops, multimedia art, and parties galore, it’s a prime opportunity for music industry folk and fans alike to mix and mingle. The Decibel folks have even partnered with Bumbershoot this year to curate an electronic stage. Decibel celebrates its 8th anniversary with headlining appearances by Moby, Amon Tobin (who is bringing his visually stunning ISAM multimedia installation), plus various showcases rife with local talent. Shows will take place at seven different venues around the city, including an outdoor event at Volunteer Park. Seattle artists and DJs performing at Decibel are:

Jon McMillion 214 Kid Hops Grym Demo John Glist DJAO Truckasaurus Introcut Ctr_Alt_Dlt CyanWave Beat Connection Eddie Hanssen Suntzu Sound Ill Cosby Sean Majors Flat Black Brian Lyons

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May 2, 2011, 10:24 am
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It may only be spring (even if the weather refuses to acknowledge the change in season), but Bumbershoot is already reaching out to fans anticipating the fall music and arts extraveganza taking place over Labor Day Weekend. The festival unveiled a campaign to reveal once artist a day in May, culminating in the announcement of the entire Bumbershoot lineup on June 1. The first act to be confirmed is Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, best known for his infectious #1 single “Black and Yellow”. Follow the Bumbershoot blog or Facebook page to get your daily dose of Bumbershoot artist news.

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Seattle PI
Western Washington University’s Pop Music Industry Conference–an annual event held at the school’s Bellingham campus which aims to help aspiring music professionals learn about the business side of music–kicks off tomorrow, March 5, with a keynote address from Seattle Music Commission chair, Ben London. The weekend-long Conference features all-day sessions covering four business tracks—Artist, Venue and Promoter, Music and Entertainment Media, and Talent Representation, but attendees can mix and match to their hearts’ content. Sessions are free to all, but package deals including a brunch and keynote address with Bumbershoot Programming Director Chris Porter and a Saturday night concert with performances from the Globes, Cataldo and B-ham faves Polecat, runs just $10 bucks. For the full scoop on the event or to register, follow the above link.

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February 8, 2011, 11:34 am
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Experience Music Project
This year will mark the tenth anniversary of Experience Music Project’s “Sound Off!” a youth only battle of the bands. Underage bands spanning from British Columbia down to Vancouver, Washington will be competing for glory and prizes that can help jump start their career, such as performances slots at Bumbershoot and Folklife festivals, radio play, music gear and a recording consultation. By simply entering the battle, bands will get the experience of playing in front of a raging crowd, illuminated in strobing lights on EMP’s Sky Church stage. Previous Sound Off! winners have used the competition as a platform to emerge into the local scene and attract some well deserved attention. The first of three semifinal rounds begin this Saturday, February 12 and the following rounds each Saturday thereafter, until the finals on March 5. Check out the link above to learn more about the competition, listen to a few songs by participating bands, drool over the prizes and get your tickets early.

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September 7, 2010, 11:21 am
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Rolling Stone
The highly anticipated Labor Day weekend fest, Bumbershoot is over, but you can relive all the magic via the internet on basically any site you check. Seattle Times writes about the festival’s 40 year history and how this year chalked up. Check out pics at Seattle Weekly was all abuzz about the various artists, including Jamie Lidell, Hole, Jenny and Johnny, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime and more. And The Stranger got insider previews, reviews, photos and more of the weekend fun. Nationally, check out the link above for Rolling Stone’s pictorial roundup. The general consensus of Bumbershoot 2010? Hole was surprisingly fantastic, Bob Dylan was unsurprisingly underwhelming and Wheedle’s Groove was worthy of its day by mayoral proclamation.

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