Seattle Office of Film + Music


Record Store Day: April 21
April 16, 2012, 1:13 pm
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Easy Street Records
Employees at Seattle’s East Street Records are counting down the days until Record Store Day (only 5 left) on their website by previewing all the exclusive releases that will be available for one day only, Saturday, April 21. Get out and support your local record store!



NEW SHABAZZ PALACES ALBUM STREAMING ON NPR
June 21, 2011, 2:01 pm
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NPR Music
The highly anticipated new album from Shabazz Palaces Black Up releases on June 28, but haven’t you waited long enough Seattle? Once again, NPR Music has got your back and Black Up is streaming free as part of their exclusive First Listen program. As you queue up the album, make sure you have plenty of time and space to dedicate to the intergalactic grooves and danceable rhythms of Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces. The lyrical stylings of Ishmael Butler are infectious and profound, but can pack a fierce punch and parental advisory is suggested. Be sure to catch Shabazz at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records for a free and all-ages album release party in-store performance on June 28.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EASY STREET!
October 22, 2010, 12:34 pm
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Seattle Weekly
Easy Street Records is turning 22 this month, and to celebrate their birthday, the venerable record store is hosting a free Whalebones show. It’s an all-ages show at their West Seattle location beginning tomorrow, October 23 at 8 pm. Additionally, all merchandise (new and used) will be 22% off today and tomorrow. So head over to Easy Street Records, purchase an album or two and catch some free music from Whalebones. Happy Birthday!

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THREE SEATTLE RECORD STORES ON ROLLING STONE’S TOP 25
September 16, 2010, 10:34 am
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Rolling Stone
Three of Seattle’s finest record stores appear on Rolling Stone’s list of The Best Record Stores in the USA: Top 25 Spots for Unique Vinyl and CDs. The list profiles Easy Street Records(#5), Sonic Boom Records (#16) and Jive Time Records (#21). The article describes Easy Street: “the second store opened in Lower Queen Anne, near the Space Needle, and there was no further question as to which of Seattle’s CD stores was best. Beyond the DVD wall, the impressive array of magazines and books, generous number of box sets, and thorough metal selection, the LQA’s secret weapon is a neatly arranged, dauntingly thorough vinyl selection where you’re as likely to find cool disco rarities as the new limited-edition Beck 7-inch.” About Sonic Boom they write, “Sonic Boom has enough space for in-store performances and an array of new titles, indie and major, and while the vibe skews toward the former, there’s little snobbery to be found either there or in the recently relocated Capitol Hill location.” Finally, their description of Jive Time, “Located in Seattle’s charming Fremont district, Jive Time is a modest-seeming local store whose holdings belie its size. There are bigger vinyl specialists in town, but few offer the kinds of bargains you’ll find here — the $3 bins (four records for $10) are full of good stuff, and the more collector-oriented sections feature lots of terrific vintage R&B, including an enviable selection of P-Funk titles.” Congratulations to the stores and their abundant fans. Follow the link to read the full article and to see who else placed on the list.

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ENTER TO WIN DECIBEL FESTIVAL TICKETS AND A FREE STAY AT THE WARWICK HOTEL FROM EASY STREET RECORDS
September 9, 2009, 3:15 pm
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If you think Bumbershoot was the last great local music fest of the year, think again. The Decibel Festival is one of the world’s premier electronic music and arts events, featuring over 100 of the top electronic, ambient, underground dance, and experimental acts. The fest is happening September 24-27, in a number of different venues. The social networking site Whrrl.com has put together a sweet package that’s yours for the taking – just use Whrrl to tell them why you want to attend the fest, and you will be entered to win one free all-access pass, plus three free nights at the Warwick Hotel downtown!



REMASTERED ‘TEN’ LISTENING PARTY AT EASY STREET
March 24, 2009, 10:12 am
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Easy Street Records in West Seattle is the place you’ll want to be tonight: There will be free pizza and soda plus cheap beer on sale all night as we play live and Rare Pearl Jam songs from the Ten era! Everyone who comes will be entered to win tons of fabulous prizes including Pearl Jam T-shirts, an autographed Gorge box set, Ten Club memberships, and a few more surprises!