Seattle Office of Film + Music

March 13, 2013, 2:22 pm
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ImagePlay your own music, make new fans, and GET PAID.  This is a “busker” style gig – with a “stage” space designated, but no sound reinforcement. The musician will perform at various locations inside a highly trafficked public building.  Open to string, reed, and key players.  Percussion instrumentalists will not be considered. For more information on the gig and how to apply send an email with a link to your music and/or performance to

September 8, 2011, 9:14 am
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Seattle’s adored Fleet Foxes, natives of Seattle and prized for being scrupulously raw and tender in their lyrics and melodies, played a show at the Paramount Theater earlier this week.  One tech-savvy audience member caught a respectable recording with their iPhone. The MP3 highlights frontman Robin Pecknold as he shares a new solo acoustic tune named “August Night”.  Stereogum, a national MP3 and music news blog, has brought the recording online, and it is now available to download for free off of their homepage.

July 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Momentum has continued to build for local band The Head and the Heart, who re-released their debut album on Sub Pop Records in April. The band was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, a leading source of weekly news regarding record sales as well as trends and innovations in the music industry. As part of a larger feature about 15 standout artists from the independent music world, Billboard talked to members of The Head and the Heart and others entrenched in Seattle’s music community about how and why the band had such success even before landing a deal with Sub Pop. The article is a reminder of the power word-of-mouth recommendations among music fans and the virtues of a tireless work ethic.

June 6, 2011, 11:32 am
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Noise for the Needy
From June 7-12 you can support Real Change with one simple act: going to see a concert. This year’s Noise for the Needy (NFTN) music festival is spotlighting the newspaper aimed at empowering homeless individuals. Since 2004, NFTN has helped raise more than $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. Past beneficiaries include Teen Feed, New Beginnings, Urban Rest Stop, and Parent Trust of Washington. A variety of venues all over the city will host 21 shows over six days. Highlights include a dance party at Belltown’s Underground Events Center with Soft Metals, Ononos, and eight other bands, as well as an all-ages show at the Vera Project with Ramona Falls and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. For those wanting a more interactive experience, The Crescent Lounge will host Karaoke for the Needy donate a portion of the bar sales to NFTN.

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December 9, 2010, 1:05 pm
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Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Witness youth performing breakdance, hip hop dance, improve/Theater of the Oppressed, songwriting, Rock School Showcase, FEEST organic food +knowledge, hip hop emcee/music showcase and more! Each quarter ALL ACCESS classes end with a showcase, where youth have an opportunity to demonstrate their hard work on stage in the Youngstown theatre, with their families and the community in attendance. Teaching artists are encouraged to support youth in creating a “culminating project/performance” to exhibit at the showcase. These showcases have been a highlight of all the heart poured into the program, where families and community members are able to glimpse and appreciate (and hopefully support) the brimming talent and potential of neighborhood youth. It’s all happening on Thursday, December 9 from 6-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. More information is available at the link above.

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June 11, 2010, 11:17 am
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Georgetown Music Festival
Organizers for the free 5th Annual Georgetown Music Festival, which will take place June 25 and 26, revealed the festival’s schedule today and as always it features loads of local talent. Below is the entirely Northwest-based lineup (Seattle acts are bolded):

Skeletons with Flesh on Them / Dark Time Sunshine / Black Whales / Brothers From Another / Candysounds / Concours D’Elegance / Fatal Lucciano / Finn Riggins / Hotels / Pink Snowflakes / Productionists / Tea Cozies / The Pica Beats / The Way We Were in 1989 / This is Air Canada / Webelos / Suntonio Bandanaz / Thunder Buffalo / Lady Friend / SilOHS / SOTA / Gran Rapids / Victor Shade

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April 10, 2009, 12:04 pm
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Out to represent Seattle and the Central District, Spaceman and Brainstorm (of the popular group DymeDef) have released a new video, “illness” showcasing their skill, roots and the beauty of the Seattle City Limits. Video directed by Jack the Ripper.

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