Seattle Office of Film + Music


PICTURE PERFECT: 2010 MUSIC WRAP-UP

Crosscut
With the arrival of 2011, now is the time to reflect back upon 2010’s busy and exciting music scene. The Crosscut article above discusses highlights from all arenas of Seattle’s music community; bands, record labels, festivals, the Music Commission and Nightlife Initiative and theaters are all covered. Looking back at City Arts’ inaugural music festival, Shabazz Palaces’ contract with Sub Pop, the Hard Rock Café’s arrival in Seattle, we remember that 2010 was a fantastic year in local music. Other publications offer their insights of the year’s musical successes and failures: see an “Incomplete History of Seattle Music in 2010” here, listen to music experts Josh Powell, Dana Bos and Larry Mizell Jr. discuss 2010’s tunes here and download Seattle Times’ Andrew Matson’s Seattle pop music mixtape, A Very Good Year, 2010 here. Here’s to hoping 2011 is just a fantastic!

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CITY ARTS FEST ROUNDUP
October 25, 2010, 11:47 am
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After an amazing first run, the inaugural City Arts Fest has come to a close. But thanks to the almighty blogosphere, you can still relive some of the magic from last weekend. Of course the City Arts Blog is abuzz with festival reviews as well as a live photo slideshow and day-by-day recaps. Seattle Met posted highlights from the “Seattle 100” event as well as a slideshow from the festival ‘s Hip-Hop showcase, which featured local artists Macklemore and the Blue Scholars. Seattlest also has concert galleries, including this one from the Gogol Bordello show at Showbox and plenty of reviewer commentary. If you missed any of the past week’s excitement, make sure to check everything out!

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BLUE SCHOLARS INTERVIEW WITH TONE
October 20, 2010, 11:02 am
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The Stranger
Blue Scholars’ members Sabzi and Geo interviewed below, discussing their forthcoming album Cinetropolis. They also discuss compromise, cinema and integrity. Check it out below, and catch them at the Paramount Theatre tonight as part of the City Arts Festival!

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BLUE SCHOLARS INTERVIEW WITH TONE, posted with vodpod

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“SEATTLE 100” ON DISPLAY AT CITY ARTS FEST
October 19, 2010, 11:41 am
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Blog4Culture
Author and renowned Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis is showcasing his newly-released book project, Seattle 100: Portrait of a City, as part of the highly-anticipated City Arts Fest! The book, which profiles 100 of Seattle’s most influential artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and much more, will be transformed into a fine art exhibition this Friday-Saturday, October 22 and 23. From the looks of this Blog4Culture promo with Jarvis, the show will indeed paint a stunning portrait of our city. Check it out, and follow the link for more details!

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“SEATTLE 100” – CHASE JARVIS, posted with vodpod

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GEAR UP FOR CITY ARTS FEST THIS WEEK
October 18, 2010, 10:14 am
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The Seattle Times
The inaugural City Arts Fest, which is part of the City of Music Festival, is happening this week. Beginning Wednesday, October 20 and continuing on through Saturday, October 23, the festival includes concerts (by both local and nationally-known bands), readings, dance events, drama performances and more. City Arts Festival will be playing at several venues throughout the city, including SIFF Cinema, the Triple Door, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle Art Museum and many more. Look for Seattle favorites Blue Scholars, Fresh Espresso, Macklemore, The Maldives, People Eating People, The Head and the Heart and photographer Chase Jarvis, all of whom will contribute to this exciting event. Follow the link above for more information about the festival and how to purchase tickets.

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CITY ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JAM-PACKED LINEUP
August 4, 2010, 11:35 am
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City Arts Festival
Get excited for the inaugural City Arts Festival, happening October 20-23. Festival audiences can experience rare performances and collaborations among artists, including local and national musicians, as well as film premieres, touchstone dance performances, flash mob food courts, photography exhibits, intimate conversations with leading thinkers, artist interviews and more. Larger national acts in the festival include Belle and Sebastian, She and Him, Big Boi and Gogol Bordello, and the event features tons of local acts including Blue Scholars, Blitzen Trapper, Seattle Opera, Macklemore, Chase Jarvis, Head Like A Kite, Maldives and many more. Follow the link for more information about this exciting festival and for details about getting tickets.

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