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Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Includes Local Talent

107.7 The End
The lineup for Sasquatch has just been announced, and on it are a few extremely local and incredibly cool bands and artists. Seattle is again proving itself as a powerful music capital, landing artists on the lineup next to big acts such as Jack White and Tenacious D. Notably, the list includes names such as The Head and The Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, and Fly Moon Royalty. It should make for a great festival again this year. Here’s the awesome lineup announcement video for your viewing pleasure:



EMP HOSTS ALL-AGES AFTER HOURS HIP-HOP SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT
June 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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EMP
Curated by EMP’s Youth Advisory Board, After Hours brings together premiere musical talents from around the Seattle area to perform in front of an all-ages crowd; it’s a program designed by teens for teens. This year marks the first hip-hop lineup for the quarterly event. Attendees can expect energetic sets by notable local hip-hop artists like Sol and Grynch, plus newcomers Kung Foo Grip and DJ Nphared. EMP’s main gallery space will also be open during the performances, allowing people to browse the recently-opened exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. Adding to the evening’s event will be youth-made music videos by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), dance showcases from the UW Hip-Hop Student Association B-Boys, and much more.

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SEATTLE TOP TEN HIP-HOP VIDEOS

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly posted the article above to highlight Seattle’s Top 10 Hip-Hop Videos of 2010. The list includes everything from Sol’s “Dear Friends” and Dyme Def’s “Do Something” to “ExtraHellaDope” by State of the Artist and “Soothsayer” by Victor Shade. Topping the list is the video for Grynch’s “My Volvo,” directed by Stephan Gray. Gray says the video almost never happened; “’We were planning on shooting a different song for most of the pre-production, and then after two months of planning I get a late-night call from Grynch and he goes, ‘Yo, we’ve gotta do My Volvo,’ said Gray.” To check out the full listing and to watch some of the videos, follow the link.

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SEATTLE WEEKLY’S “BEST OF SEATTLE”
August 4, 2010, 11:31 am
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Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly has announced its 25th Anniversary edition of the “Best of Seattle” list. The listing features categories such as Arts and Entertainment, Food and Drink, People and Places and others. Everything from Grynch’s “My Volvo” video (Best Video from an MC This Year) to The Physics (Best Free EP to Light Up Your Summer) to Columbia City Theater (Best New Venue for Free Shows) to Sunset Tavern (Best Place to Stand at a Club Show) are recognized. Check out the full list of the “Best of Seattle” after the link.

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CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘GOT YA NUMBER’ FT. WIZDOM & GRYNCH
May 24, 2010, 11:32 am
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SEATTLE ARTISTS HEAD TO AUSTIN MUSIC FESTIVAL SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
March 15, 2010, 2:28 pm
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Seattle Times
More than two dozen acts from the Seattle area are headed to “the spring break for the music world,” South by Southwest, this year. It’s a party on the surface, with all-night concerts, and beer and barbecue sauce flying through the air. But SXSW is also a networking thing, the concept being that if a whole bunch of musicians, media members, and industry people jump in a blender, great opportunities will arise. For two decades, common wisdom has considered SXSW a rite of passage for up-and-coming bands. The festival bills itself as a place to discover tomorrow’s stars today. For instance, Seattle rapper Grynch will play on the Billboard stage this year because his single, “My Volvo,” grabbed the attention of the folks at Billboard Magazine after they heard it on KEXP. Beyond giving bands an opportunity to be “discovered,” the festival is good for networking on a micro-level, artist to artist, and for getting “face time with press, both planned or better yet, unplanned.” Like Geologic of Blue Scholars who just wants to network with other artists at the music conference to plan tours and collaborations. To read more about SXSW 2010 and which Seattle artists are making their way down there, follow the above link.



SEATTLE HIP-HOP IN NYC

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There’s no shortage of local talent headed to New York this week to perform at CMJ, the longtime proving ground for breakout bands. The Maldives, the Whore Moans, Black Whales, the Moondoggies, and the Dutchess and the Duke are just a few of the local rock outfits scheduled to play. Seattle rap gets overlooked time and time again at CMJ, but with Seattle’s hip-hop scene having one of its best runs in recent memory, it’s not being ignored this year. Seattle has four hip-hop acts on the CMJ bill, which runs from October 20 – 24. Jonathan Cunningham recently caught up with all four of the rap acts that are playing their first CJ showcase and picked their brain on how they plan to standout. Click the above link to read the interviews with D. Black, Grynch, Champagne Champagne, and THEESatisfaction.