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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SPORTN’ LIFE RECORDS GOES DIGITAL
February 10, 2011, 11:58 am
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Sportn’ Life
Seattle independent hip hop record label Sportn’ Life is going green, and therefore going digital. Sportn’ Life Records boasts local artists such as Damian Black, Fatal Lucciauno, Spac3man and Marissa and has been leading the way for independent hip hop for nine years. The label’s entire digital catalog will be on sale for the next 30 days, with all Sportn’ Life albums offered for just $3.99 each and a few freebies. All major releases will include digital booklets. When the album is purchased on iTunes, listeners receive the digital booklet with liner notes, photos, and more. In some cases, albums will be digi bundled with video; including music videos, interviews and behind the scenes footage. “Our fans are consuming music in different ways – mostly in digital format – and our digital campaign is Sportn’ Life’s way of responding to that shift by giving listeners what they want,” says DeVon Manier, the label owner and president. Check out the label’s webpage above and download some discount albums and support local musicians in the process.

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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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SEATTLE WEEKLY HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR 206 HIP HOP IN 2010
January 7, 2010, 12:30 pm
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Seattle Weekly
After a year of positive local press and sold out shows, Seattle hip hop looks to be on the verge of breaking out of the Northwest. The Seattle Weekly tackles what might happen next, “If you were at the Go! Machine shows and saw Macklemore’s impassioned delivery or Fatal Lucciauno convert pacifistic hipsters with his street sounds, then you’re probably wondering: What will it take for this scene to earn a country-wide audience on a par with those of, say, Atlanta or St. Louis? After all, we’ve got the producers, the recording studios, the MCs, the venues, an endless supply of traveling acts, and a solid local and regional fan base on which to build.” To read the rest of the profile please follow the above link.



GIVE IT UP FOR ‘GIVE,’ A DOWNLOADABLE BENEFIT COMPILATION FEATURING AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF SEATTLE BANDS

Seattle Times
There’s zero downside to “GIVE,” a downloadable benefit compilation of 30 genre-spanning songs by Seattle musicians. At $7, you’re paying less than a quarter per song. Every cent of that $7 goes toward local hunger relief and arts education. Each of the songs — most of them exclusive — is good. “GIVE” is the sort of big city/small pond collaboration that could only happen in Seattle. Every facet — music, engineering, graphic design, server space, organization, promotion, etc. — was donated. From the sponsors to the bands, “GIVE” demonstrates the Seattle music community is all things to all people, if the people are willing to dig a little. Bands include Fleet Foxes, the Moondoggies, Visqueen, the Saturday Knights, the Maldives, Grand Archives, Cave Singers, Gabriel Mintz, Arthur & Yu, Talbot Tagora, Hey Marseilles, Pearly Gate Music, Tea Cozies, Fatal Lucciauno, Fresh Espresso, Josh Morrison, Sera Cahoone, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. “GIVE” is available for download today, November 17th.



PARTIAL REVERB FESTIVAL 2009 LINE-UP: WALLPAPER, THEE SATISFACTION, THE MALDIVES, AND MORE

Seattle Weeklyreverb fest
The Seattle Weekly’s fifth annual all-local music festival takes place Saturday, October 3 in Ballard again this year, and while they can’t reveal all the line-up details now — everything will be finalized after Bumbershoot– the already announced line-up includes THEE Satisfaction, Fatal Lucciauno, GMK, Fresh Espresso, The Maldives, Recess Monkey, Grynch, the Tea Cozies and more.