Seattle Office of Film + Music


FEBRUARY IS “SEATTLE WOMEN WHO ROCK MONTH”
February 20, 2013, 12:54 pm
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At the beginning of this month, Mayor McGinn proclaimed February “Seattle Women Who Rock Month,” recognizing the work of the female musicians who were such a large part of the Seattle grunge music scene. The Mayor’s proclamation recognized that these women have been overshadowed by male-dominated bands and music retrospectives, in addition to their role in making Seattle’s music a part of a cultural phenomenon.

The proclamation came on the heels of the release of “These Streets,” a theatrical play and history project centered around women in the grunge era. These Streets runs at ACT Theatre through March 10, and tickets can be found here.

A blog post from KEXP takes a look at the Seattle women who contributed to Seattle’s music scene in the 1980’s and 1990’s including Goodness, The Gits, Fastbacks, 7 Year Bitch, and Bikini Kill.

KEXP also has posted a big collection of videos from women who rock, check them out!

Happy Women Who Rock Month, Seattle!



Concerts at the Mural Start this Weekend at Seattle Center
August 2, 2012, 12:03 pm
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KEXP 90.3FM and the Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural, a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer’s sultriest weekends. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four free admission all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene. Concerts at the Mural are a Seattle music tradition, with local artists from across all genres performing at this year’s series, including Fresh Espresso (8/24), Absolute Monarchs (8/17), Brad (8/10), Fly Moon Royalty (8/3), and many, many more. Come early to get your seats, enjoy the beer/wine garden and visit our sponsor booths.



NFFTY Benefit Concert TOMORROW
March 2, 2012, 3:57 pm
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A concert hosted by KEXP to benefit National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY will go down tomorrow night, March 3rd. The concert will be killer, featuring Pollens, Katie Kate and Posse. The tickets are $8 day of show, and every one of those dollars goes towards NFFTY. It’s a great cause, so go rock out at the Sunset Tavern tomorrow night!



NPR POINTS TO SEVERAL SEATTLE BANDS FOR BEST OF 2011
December 19, 2011, 10:35 am
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NPR music experts recently published their top five “Must-Hear” artists of 2011. Local Seattle band Pickwick made the list. NPR says that the band’s “insidious, slinky jams worm their way into your brain and plant their unshakeable melodies and groove.”  Other honorable mentions include popular local groups like Fleet Foxes and Shabazz Palaces, among the likes of international sensations such as Bon Iver, Wilco and Raphael Saadiq.

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TOYOTA’S FREE YR RADIO SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL MUSIC AT BUMBERSHOOT
August 30, 2011, 1:25 pm
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Many local bands playing Bumbershoot are getting some extra attention thanks to Toyota’s Free Yr Radio, which is partnering with KEXP and The Vera Project to host a special stage near the International Fountain at Seattle Center. The performances scheduled include three bands who won’t be playing anywhere else during Bumbershoot. To bolster its mission to keep independent radio thriving, Free Yr Radio will also be donating funds to KEXP and The Vera Project. Below is the full lineup for the Free Yr Radio stage.

Saturday, September 3
Seapony (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) — 11:45 a.m.
Grand Hallway – 1:05 p.m.
Pickwick – 2:35 p.m.
Yuni in Taxco – 4:20 p.m.
Campfire OK – 6:05 p.m.
Scribes – 7:50 p.m.

Sunday, September 4
Massy Ferguson – 11:45 a.m.
Kaylee Cole – 1:05 p.m.
Allen Stone – 2:35 p.m.
SOL – 4:20 p.m.
The Lonely Forest – 6:05 p.m.
The Pharmacy (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) – 7:50 p.m.

Monday, September 5
Lemolo – 11:45 a.m.
Lake – 1:05 p.m.
Ravenna Woods – 2:35 p.m.
Motopony – 4:20 p.m.
Quadron – 6:05 p.m.
TBD (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) – 7:50 p.m.

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NPR MUSIC EXPLORES METAL BANDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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Longtime music writer and KEXP DJ Hannah Levine helped NPR Music compile an extensive list of bands from the Pacific Northwest that favor heavier, doom-laden sounds. The result is a compelling audio mix of songs that highlights a burgeoning music scene. Bands like Absolute Monarchs, Lesbian, Black Breath, He Whose Ox is Gored, Red Fang and more are at the forefront of a heavy metal revival. There are also nods to founding fathers of the moevement (like the Melvins and Sleep) as well as recent notable acts (such as These Arms Are Snakes, Akimbo, and Triumph of Lethargy). It’s a thoughtful primer to the darker side of rock in the Northwest.

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KEXP SEEKING SOFTWARE ENGINEER
August 5, 2011, 11:57 am
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If you are a music lover and software geek, this position is perfect for you. KEXP is looking for someone to fill the software engineer shoes at the station. Any tech-savvy individuals who are literate website builders and maintainers should apply. Help keep our beloved KEXP a vibrant, thriving radio station—on both the air and the internet!

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KEXP’S CONCERTS AT THE MURAL START TOMORROW
August 4, 2011, 11:01 am
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Summer has arrived just in time for KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural outdoor music series, taking place at the Mural Amphitheatre in Seattle Center. See free performances by local artists each Friday throughout the month of August. Tomorrow you can catch performances by The Maldives, Hey Marseille and Black Whales. Saturday is also the 9th annual KEXP BBQ, which will be hosted by some of KEXP’s favorite DJs and feature performances by Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, School of Rock, Virgin Island, and Mad Rad. If you’re feeling extra lucky, consider entering to win VIP passes through Seattle Center which guarantees prime seating plus food and drink vouchers.

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WATCH BLUE SCHOLARS PERFORM LIVE ON KEXP
July 19, 2011, 9:55 am
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The Seattle hip-hop scene will never be the same because of groups like Blue Scholars.  In their latest release, they fuse lyrics that touch on topics from socioeconomic class struggle to community empowerment with high quality beats. Watch the duo perform a hit from their new album Cinemetropolis, live in the KEXP studios.

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KEXP DOCUMENTARIES SPOTLIGHT SEATTLE GRUNGE
June 17, 2011, 3:07 pm
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KEXP is know for being an authority on local up-and-coming music. But the non-profit radio station’s DJs are also experts on the historical aspects of the music scene in Seattle and the Greater Northwest. Lately, the station has aired several KEXP documentary segments on the grunge movement. The most recent piece focused on the deeply talented but ill-fated band Tad. Led by frontman Tad Doyle, the group had a heavier sound than many others in the grunge scene, but that didn’t stop Tad from gaining the ardent support of a promising new label called Sub Pop Records. Although Tad was championed by fellow scene pioneers like Soundgarden and Nirvana, due to a number of factors they never broke big like their musical counterparts. Listen to the full story here, and click the link above to hear segments on Melvins, Screaming Trees, Alice In Chains, and more.

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