Seattle Office of Film + Music

Free Concert Tonight at Showbox at the Market
March 9, 2012, 3:13 pm
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For all those out there who have yet to solidify their weekend plans, perhaps tonight should be your night of spontaneity. The Showbox at the Market will host a free show. The somewhat mysterious concert will feature John Roderick, Hey Marseilles, and a “surprise special guest.” The event is a fundraising event for Mayor McGinn’s re-election and asks for a “suggested donation.”

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:


The Seattle Times
Sonic Evolution is a new and ambitious undertaking by the Seattle Symphony. The 6-year-long project features composers from around the world creating new symphonic music based on the work of legendary Seattle artists, with the results performed by the Seattle Symphony. Those being honored include Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, among many others. By presenting the project, the Seattle Symphony hopes to bring popular music of major historic significance to symphonic audiences, and attract a new audience to the concert hall. Up-and-coming Seattle artists will be given the chance to work alongside the Symphony, performing their new work during the series as well. The first pieces commissioned for this season will debut TONIGHT, October 18th with a guest performance by Hey Marseilles.

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January 24, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Seattle Times
Newly designated French conductor Ludovic Morlot has some big ideas brewing for the 2011-2012 Seattle Symphony itinerary and there seems to be something for every Seattleite on the menu. Get excited for innovative new programs created by Morlot such as “Sonic Evolution,” that will team local Seattle band Hey Marseilles with songwriter legends Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Kobain as inspiration and musical alluding. Alongside your symphony classics like Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Brahms you will see the likes of James Bond themes, sci-fi film scores, holiday tunes and American classics in the “Seattle Pops Series.” International collaborations will be a big highlight in the “Visiting Orchestra Series” as the Seattle strings and brass are joined by visiting orchestras from across the globe; Korea, Russia and Hungary to name a few participating countries. The season finale is of extra-terrestrial proportions and will include HD images from NASA space explorations and music from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bold and exciting picks Morlot. Scope the link above to learn more about the upcoming Seattle Symphony season.

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October 29, 2010, 12:05 pm
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Columbia City Theater
Looking to catch some live music in your finest, spookiest Halloween get-up this weekend? Head over to Columbia City Theater tonight, tomorrow and Sunday for a chance to show off your digs and receive discounted tickets. A costume earns you a discount for any of the weekend’s shows, which are featuring Seattle bands like Mash Hall and Butts (Friday), Hey Marseilles and Fences (Saturday) as well as Baby Gramps and Bad Things (Sunday). Shows are at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 7 pm on Sunday. So put the finishing touches on your Lady Gaga garb, grab a costumed friend and head over to Columbia City Theater.

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October 21, 2010, 11:04 am
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Sound on the Sound
Hey Marseilles is gaining considerable attention these days for their catchy tunes and contagious gleefulness. Their Doe Bay Session, complete with an accordion, trumpet and full strings captures the group’s feel-good vibe amongst the Festival’s beautiful setting. Check them out on October 30 at Columbia City Theater with Fences.

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HEY MARSEILLES AT DOE BAY, posted with vodpod

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October 18, 2010, 10:20 am
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Locals Hey Marseilles played NPR’s venerable Tiny Desk Concert yesterday to rave reviews. Writes NPR, “Thanks to KEXP in Seattle, the seven-piece chamber-pop band Hey Marseilles has been floating around on our radar screen for a couple years now — most notably for its marvelous single “Rio,” which opens the group’s Tiny Desk Concert debut. Driven by hand-claps, strings and propulsive percussion, the song is a sweet, appropriately transporting tribute to the power of travel.” Check out the performance at the link above.

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