Seattle Office of Film + Music


SXSW KICKOFF PARTY FOR SEATTLE ARTISTS @ CROCODILE IS TODAY

SxSeattle
This evening starting at 5PM the Crocodile Café will host the annual concert event to support Seattle bands headed to Austin for SXSW. Performing artists include: D. Black, Wild Orchid Children, State of the Artist, Tea Cozies and perhaps a few surprises. In a display of true ingenuity, some of the bands have decided to raise money for the SXSW journey with a bazaar that will take place concurrently in the Crocodile back room. This flea market-meets-bake sale will feature handmade goodies, culinary treats, music lessons and apparel from some of the performing artists in addition to other local acts like Fatal Lucciauno, The Young Evils, Black Whales and Campfire Ok. Check out the SxSeattle website, Facebook page and Twitter via the link above to get tickets for the party and to join is in support of these talented local artists.

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THE CITY OF MUSIC RETURNS TO SXSW WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL SXSEATTLE PARTY

SxSeattle
The Seattle Party is back and bigger than ever for the 2011 SXSW Music Conference! On Friday, March 18, the SxSeattle committee presents an official all-day party packed with 16 amazing Seattle acts: MC Tilson, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fences, The Young Evils, Wild Orchid Children, The Globes, Black Whales, Campfire OK, MC Larry Mizell, Jr., Redwood Plan, Tea Cozies, Super Secret Surprise, Ravenna Woods, The Physics, Grieves w/Budo, D. Black, State of the Artist, Fatal Lucciauno and Sol. To learn more about SxSeattle or to RSVP, visit the above link. You can also become a fan of SxSeattle on Facebook or take the party to Twitter @SxSeattle.

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CHECK OUT THE KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES: “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”

KEXP
This week KEXP launched a new 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound.” They picked ten of Seattle’s hottest local acts and are doing short radio stories on them. These ten talented performers will be profiled in the coming weeks: Blue Scholars, D Black, Vitamin D, Jake One, Fresh Espresso, RA Scion, THEESatisfaction, Macklemore, Dyme Def, and Shabazz Palaces. In these episodes, producer Michele Myers sits down with each artist and asks them to tell stories, talk philosophy or just rap. Then in the editing room, they illuminate the most memorable points with their music. The first episode is on the duo Blue Scholars, made up of MC Geologic and DJ/Multi-instrumentalist Sabzi. They talk about how their music is based on storytelling, what the “Seattle Sound” is for hip-hop and also give props to local producer Vitamin D and his former band The Ghetto Children, the people who laid the foundation for today’s new hip-hop scene. The intro to each episode is a rundown of Sea-town’s hip-hop history, told by the “Mayor of Seattle Hip-Hop,” Jonathan Moore. To listen to the first episode, follow the link.

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DON’T MISS 12 BOOKS POETRY AND HIP HOP SALON TONIGHT

Night School
Tonight, April 26 starting at 8:00 pm at the Sorrento Hotel, Night School will bring together Seattle’s vibrant hip hop and poetry communities. Check out the free all ages night of poetry and hip hop with performances from poets Ruth Forman, Karen Finnyfrock, Rich Jensen, Kary Wayson, Jeremy Richards, Rachel Kessler, Trent Moorman, Storme Webber, and Tara Hardy; and MCs Larry Mizell of Mash Hall, Geologic of Blue Scholars, Gabriel Teodros, D. Black, Fatal Lucciauno, Hollis of Canary Sing, Tilson of The Saturday Knights.

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VOTE D. BLACK’S “YESTERDAY” VIDEO FOR BEST FRESHMAN VIDEO ON MTVU
January 11, 2010, 12:35 pm
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mtvU
Sportn’ Life’s own D. Black has his video (for the single from his album Ali’Yah) in the running for “Best Freshman Video” this week on mtvU. Check out the video below and click the link above to cast your vote.

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WATCH D. BLACK’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
December 2, 2009, 1:09 pm
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CELEBRATE GIVE ! AT THE CROCODILE THIS THURSDAY
November 30, 2009, 1:28 pm
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GIVE! Seattle
Seattle coffee roaster Caffe Vita in collaboration with 40+ Seattle artists, businesses and nonprofits (including the Seattle City of Music Initiative) has released GIVE, a downloadable music and video compendium to benefit Arts Corps, Seattle’s largest nonprofit arts educator, along with Ballard Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank, University District Food Bank and West Seattle Food Bank. You can also support GIVE! this Thursday, December 3rd by attending their benefit concert at the Crocodile. Performers include D. Black, Grand Archives, Tea Cozies and more.