Seattle Office of Film + Music


The Music of Film: Q&A with Joshua Morrison and Jeramy Koepping
May 3, 2012, 11:10 am
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City Arts Magazine
Jeramy Koepping is best known as the founding guitarist and producer behind chamber-pop group Grand Hallway. His friend Joshua Morrison, an Iraq war veteran, has garnered accolades for his dark and lovely acoustic performances and incisive songwriting. A couple of years ago, a chance encounter with filmmaker Megan Griffiths during the filming of a KEXP documentary led to Morrison and Koepping composing the score for Griffith’s debut feature, The Off Hours.  Hannah Levin sat down with both Koepping and Morrison to discuss their work on The Off Hours. 



ICELANDIC MUSICIANS JOIN FORCES WITH SEATTLEITES FOR REYKJAVIK CALLING

SACRAMENTO BEE
It is more than the comparable dimly lit landscapes, overcast skies and scarf-appropriate weather during the majority of the year that ties Seattle and Iceland together. Reykjavik, Iceland’s lush capital, will come to Seattle at the end of the month to merge with talented local musicians. What will be produced is far more than a concert; the foreign forces will leap over language barriers and bridge the two cultures through an explosive night this Friday, October 28 at Neumos. Top Icelandic musicians will join popular locals such as David Bazan, Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway, and Shelby Earl. Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul and Iceland’s Trade Commissioner for North America enthusiastically said, “Last year was an amazing opportunity to experience what happens when two cities so steeped in music collide.” Reykjavik Calling is a collaboration between KEXP, City of Reykjavik, Icelandair, and Iceland Naturally.

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SEATTLE RECORD STORES UPCOMING IN-STORE PERFORMANCES

Easy Street Records
Sonic Boom Records
Silver Platters Records
Just in time for the onset of the summer, Seattle record stores are gearing up for the latest season of in-store live music performances, featuring local and global talent. All shows are all-ages and free of charge to the public unless otherwise specified. Silver Platters in Queen Anne will be hosting an in-store with William Fitzsimmons on Wednesday, May 11. Hometown blues-rock duo My Goodness will be playing at the West Seattle Easy Street on May 13 with a $5 cover. The Apache Relay is performing on May 14 at the Queen Anne Silver Platters. The Sonic Boom in Ballard will host Seattle’s Virgin Islands on May 14 and the Globes on May 18. Del tha Funkee Homosapien will be rocking the house at the Capitol Hill Sonic Boom on May 21, as will local band Grand Hallway on June 12. Catch Portland’s Viva Voce on June 22 at the Queen Anne Easy Street and Seattle’s most explosive hip-hop unit Shabazz Palaces on June 28! Mark your calendars and check out the links above for in-store performance times and details.

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WATCH NEW INSTALLMENT OF DOE BAY SESSIONS WITH GRAND HALLWAY
September 30, 2010, 10:49 am
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Sound on the Sound
Local music blog Sound on the Sound has made a series of short films featuring local bands who played at the ever popular Doe Bay Festival. This newest piece features Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway. He does a solo acoustic version of a new song from their forthcoming album and a Tom Waits cover, all against the backdrop of the Puget Sound. Enjoy!

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DON’T MISS THE KEXP CONCERTS AT THE MURAL SERIES STARTING TOMORROW
August 5, 2010, 11:41 am
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KEXP
KEXP and The Seattle Center are proud to present Concerts At The Mural, a summertime series of free outdoor music series curated by KEXP, on every Friday, August 6th – August 27th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (doors at 5), on the lawn of Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre. Included in this series is the annual KEXP Barbeque, Saturday, August 14th, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Seattle Center. Brought together by a shared commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. All Mural Concert Series and KEXP BBQ events are free to the public and all ages. The fun kicks off tomorrow with Toronto’s Elliot Brood, local singer/songwriter Gabriel Mintz and the uber-chamber pop collective Grand Hallway. For the full line up and other details, follow the link.

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CELEBRATE COLUMBIA CITY THEATER’S REOPENING WEEKEND WITH FREE CONCERTS
June 24, 2010, 12:58 pm
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Columbia City Theater
The Columbia City Theater was built in 1917 and is the oldest vaudeville theater in the state of Washington. Throughout its storied history it has played host to legends including Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. A major fixture in the Seattle music scene from jazz to rock, punk, and raving the theater has undergone a major renovation and will reopen on Friday, June 25. Join them in celebration all weekend for free concerts. Friday night features Mash Hall, Cloud Nice, and DJ Suspence. Saturday night belongs to Grand Hallway, Drew Grow, and The Pastors Wives.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY ANNOUNCES LINEUP
April 30, 2010, 11:16 am
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Seattle Weekly
Noise for the Needy, a five-day non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits, has announced its official lineup. The lineup is a who’s who of Seattle’s indie rock bands including Visqueen, The Maldives, Final Spins, Friday Mile, Tiny Vipers and Grand Hallway; with some national indie acts like The Album Leaf and John Vanderslice; and handful of Portlanders including Horse Feathers and Portland Cello Project. The shows will benefit Teen Feed this year, which is an organization that serves over 11,000 meals each year to over 600 homeless youth in the Seattle area. The festival is scheduled for June 10-13 at various venues in the Seattle area. Check out the full lineup at the above link.

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