Seattle Office of Film + Music


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.



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.



Seattle Bands at SXSW
January 22, 2009, 11:05 am
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Sound on the Sound:
SXSW released the complete official list of bands headed to this year’s music conference. Held annually in the streets and bars of Austin, Texas, SXSW brings the entire industry together into one place for five plus packed days of drinking, socializing and networking. A few of Seattle’s local brothers and sisters will be in attendance, among them J. Tillman, Grand Archives, and the newly signed Telekinesis! A close look also finds that Seattle rock legends the Sonics will also be taking the stage once again for this year’s conference.