Seattle Office of Film + Music


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



REVISIT CITY ARTS’ HIP-HOP SHOWCASE WITH THIS NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

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City Arts Magazine recently released a mini-documentary on a monumental Paramount show back in October. Hindsight has never looked as sharp as Seattle hip-hoppers Blue Scholars, Brother Ali, Macklemore, Fresh Espresso and Mash Hall do in this epic retrospective behind-the-scenes compilation of concert footage, interviews and venue montages. Watch the video to relive the glory, and those that missed the show can come as close as they ever will to time travel.
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CITY ARTS’ TOP 50 SEATTLE CULTUREMAKERS

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City Arts Magazine has published a list of Seattle’s top 50 Culture Makers, highlighting the people behind-the-scenes that “use their time and talents to lift [the region’s] artists up.” The list names eighteen local film and music stalwarts including Shannon Roach from the Vera Project, NFFTY’s Jesse Harris and Sub Pop’s Megan Jasper. Number one on their list? “You,” Seattle’s consumer of art. Congrats to everyone! We look forward to helping shape the City’s culture with you in the future!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF FENCES
September 29, 2010, 11:51 am
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Check out the new mini-doc following Chris Mansfield of Fences as he prepares for and performs at Bumbershoot 2010. Sponsored by EMP|SFM, the video includes him performing ‘Girls With Accents’ solo and reflecting on his influences, his writing and his relationship with Seattle.

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TOM PRICE
August 25, 2010, 11:57 am
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From his home in White Center, Tom Price gives City Arts Magazine a glimpse into the life of a musician diagnosed with Parkinson’s: how it affects the sound of his music, his performances and being a dad, and how he deals with it. He talks about his worst record ever and difficult photoshoots, browsing through his old 45’s with a story for each one. Check it out below.

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CITY ARTS MAGAZINE PROFILES DAVID RUSSO

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Seattle Director David Russo’s bizarre debut, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, won a standing ovation at Sundance, and in Aprilbecame one of twelve movies available to forty million viewers via Tribeca Films, the new indie enterprise run by ex-Sundance director Geoffrey Gilmore. “Long after I’d accepted the death of the film,” says Russo, “it somehow resurrected and seems to keep on going.” Now Russo is directing the 3-D IMAX film Mind Blast, about the Blue Man Group invading a human brain to make it work better. “I wrote it after six months of researching modern neuroscience, numerous workshops with the Blue Man Group, and with a bit of assistance from San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.” Russo is a former Seattle janitor, like the heroes of Dizzle, and thinks success after failure is best. “That’s a particularly cool path because it’s exactly what great art is all about — continuing to survive and inspire over the long haul. Dizzle got what it got without any media hype; it was all word of mouth. People telling people. I’m most proud of that.” Read the full article at the above link.

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CHECK OUT ‘THE SONG SHOW’ TONIGHT
April 21, 2010, 10:58 am
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See musicians forced out of their comfort zones at City Arts’ the Song Show, happening tonight at the Triple Door. The show offers a simple but unique concept: artists perform original music and City Arts editor Mark Baumgarten interrupts their sets in order to interview them live on stage. It’s a chance to hear new music and learn more about the music you already love … or will love by the end of the night. Headlining this week’s show are Seattle powerpop heroes The Lashes, who are reuniting for their first show in 2010. Matt Bishop, frontman for Hey Marseilles, will perform sans his usually large band, but he still brings genuine lyrics and a large heart. P Smoov breaks up the indie rock sounds with some hip-hop and Kristen Ward rounds off the mix with her rich voice and folk-inspired guitar. For more information and to see a video of The Lashes performing live, follow the above link.

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