Seattle Office of Film + Music


SUB POP RECORDS: GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SINCE 1988!
December 6, 2012, 2:36 pm
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Sub Pop Records may have started small, but the label has always made a big impression. Sub Pop, which began as a fanzine and evolved into a record label in the late 1980s, is considered the epicenter of the Grunge Movement. At the end of 1989, Seattle’s music scene started to explode. Megan Jasper, vice president at Sub Pop, says being in the middle of everything felt absolutely surreal; they didn’t have perspective. “We just knew that people had given this thing a name and that it was affecting people’s lives in some interesting ways, in some great ways, and in some sad ways.”



JOHN JEFFCOAT DISCUSSES ORIGINS OF “OUTSOURCED”
September 1, 2010, 11:48 am
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Seattle filmmaker and writer John Jeffcoat co-wrote and directed 2006’s Outsourced, which is now serving as inspiration for a new NBC series debuting this fall. The director says he had no idea what he was going to do with his life until he took a trip to Nepal in his junior year of college. This traveling experience ultimately shifted his perspective and focus, leading to the development of Outsourced. KUOW’s Dave Beck speaks with Jeffcoat at the link above about his travels, filmmaking and inspiration.

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EVERETT HITTING ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
August 6, 2010, 11:05 am
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Beginning this week, the streets of Everett will become just a bit more melodious. With the installation of a new art project, downtown visitors can sit down at a decorated piano and plunk away. There are no signs encouraging engagement with the pianos, but part of the fun of the installation is watching people harness their courage and creativity to bang out a piece or two. The instruments, which have been painted by various local artists, resemble the Puget Sound or the mouth of a leopard or a blooming garden. Tuned, repaired and decorated, the pianos sit on Everett’s downtown streets, waiting to be played. Click the link above to hear the full KUOW story.

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LISTEN TO LOCAL MUSIC EXPERTS TALK SUMMER MUSIC ON KUOW
July 23, 2010, 11:34 am
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With our live music scene, especially the festivals, getting better and better, the quality of local bands skyrocketing, the recent inception of the City of Music Commission and the success of local record labels and other music businesses, Seattle is poised to make a major comeback as one of the premier music cities in the nation. Local music authorities Josh Powell, program director at the Vera Project, Larry Mizell Jr, writer for The Stranger host of KEXP “StreetSounds” and Music Commissioner and Liz Riley, cofounder and editor of Three Imaginary Girls, talk with KUOW’s Steve Scher about Summer Music, the state of Seattle’s music scene and BBQing. Give it a listen after the link.

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KUOW PROFILES HIP-HOP IN WASHINGTON’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
November 30, 2009, 1:16 pm
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During Thanksgiving, families all over gather in their houses to share a meal. At the Duwamish Longhouse south of Seattle, tribal members gathered last week to celebrate a different form of Thanksgiving. Traditional Native storytellers came to hear Indian youth tell tales in their own language. Language that embraced new forms from rap and hip–hop to spoken word poetry. The forms varied. But as the storytellers discovered, the stories came from the same place — a deep sense of community. Generation gaps are universal across time and cultures. And like families of all nations, the Native American community fears it’s losing touch with its young members. To read the full profile, follow the above link.



KUOW’S SUMMER OF MUSIC
July 17, 2009, 11:53 am
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There’s something special about summer in Seattle. It’s not just the sun and the green, green grass. Summer is also the time of fresh cords and cool licks. From Bumbershoot to the Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle’s summer music scene is hot indeed. KUOW’s Weekday invited their regular panel of music geeks to tell them about their favorite music of the summer. Click the above link to listen.