Seattle Office of Film + Music


New Venue: The Barboza set to open in April
April 3, 2012, 3:45 pm
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CAPITOL HILL BLOG
Earlier this year, Capitol Hill’s largest music venue, Neumos, announced its plans to create a new stage to feature smaller acts and more intimate performances.  A new venue dubbed The Barboza is set to open in the lower level of the Pike/Pine hotspot April 18th and will include a new performance area and full-service bar.  With the first two shows sold out and a steady list of upcoming performances, The Barboza looks like a promising new addition to the Seattle nightlife scene.



VIDEO FROM EMP’S NEVERMIND 20TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT SHOW

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Last night, music fans gathered at EMP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the affair, which saw performances by local bands like The Presidents of the United States of America, The Fastbacks, Ravenna Woods, The Long Winters, and many more paying homage to the album that help put Seattle on the map as a City of Music. The event was also a fundraiser for local luminary Susie Tennant, who is battling ovarian cancer. Above is a video of last night’s concert, which was recorded via livestream.

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TOYOTA’S FREE YR RADIO SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL MUSIC AT BUMBERSHOOT
August 30, 2011, 1:25 pm
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Toyota Free Yr Radio
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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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOUND OFF! 2012

EMP
Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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CITY ARTS FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS ON SALE TODAY
August 5, 2011, 9:35 am
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City Arts Festival
Last week, City Arts Festival released the lineup for its second annual celebration of music, dance, theater, literature and the Seattle art community. Wristbands for the event, which takes place October 20-22, are on sale today. Headliners include Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Ozomatli, and Crystal Castles. A slew of local artists make up the rest of the impressive lineup, including Mudhoney, Fastbacks, The Long Winters, Fences, Campfire OK, USF, Allen Stone, Yuni in Taxco, Seapony, Grand Hallway, Fly Moon Royalty, and many more. Also expect dance workshops, poetry readings, film screenings, a tribute to The Replacements, visual art exhibits, comedy, and some other unconventional performances taking place at 20 different venues around Seattle.

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TICKETMASTER PARTNERS WITH WALMART TO SELL TICKETS
August 4, 2011, 2:19 pm
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Billboard
A new business deal will allow Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country. To herald the new partnership, Walmart customers will be able to purchase 4-pack ticket bundles for concerts by artists like Journey, Maroon 5, Train, Rascal Flatts, and more until August 15. Business analysis sees the move as Ticketmaster’s attempt to tap into Walmart’s broad customer base and utilize the potential for exclusive content deals and packages. Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard said, “Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers.”

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP
August 2, 2011, 12:20 pm
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Decibel Festival
Seattle’s own Decibel Festival, which takes place at the end of September, has grown over the last several years to become one of the biggest electronic music events in the world. With performances, workshops, multimedia art, and parties galore, it’s a prime opportunity for music industry folk and fans alike to mix and mingle. The Decibel folks have even partnered with Bumbershoot this year to curate an electronic stage. Decibel celebrates its 8th anniversary with headlining appearances by Moby, Amon Tobin (who is bringing his visually stunning ISAM multimedia installation), plus various showcases rife with local talent. Shows will take place at seven different venues around the city, including an outdoor event at Volunteer Park. Seattle artists and DJs performing at Decibel are:

Jon McMillion 214 Kid Hops Grym Demo John Glist DJAO Truckasaurus Introcut Ctr_Alt_Dlt CyanWave Beat Connection Eddie Hanssen Suntzu Sound Ill Cosby Sean Majors Flat Black Brian Lyons

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