Seattle Office of Film + Music


RAWSTOCK MEDIA AND SIFF PRESENT “EVERY DAY IS A JOURNEY”
May 2, 2011, 1:03 pm
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SIFF Cinema
RAWSTOCK Media
Every Day is a Journey is a synergistic narrative film series with no predetermined arc, told in six chapters, written and directed by six distinct Seattle-area filmmakers, premiering for the first time ever in its entirety on Wednesday, May 18 at SIFF cinema. Conceived by Seattle’s “RAWSTOCK Mafia” (Justin Freet, William Russell, Dylan Noebels and Jason Reid), the composite film tells the story of small time grifters and yoga enthusiasts, quickly accelerating into an operatic crime drama involving numerous kidnappings and unexpected pathos. The RAWSTOCK roster of directors includes Christian Palmer, director of William Never Married and producer of the Sundance hit The Oregonian, and Jason Reid, director of the Webby Award-winning documentary Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team and Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai. Visit the links above to learn more about the Every Day is a Journey, the upcoming screening, as well as Seattle’s RAWSTOCK Media. You can watch the graphic and edgy trailer for the film series below.
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2011 SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP

Seattle Weekly
The Sasquatch Music Festival has finally unveiled the long awaited list of bands to play the festival this Memorial Day weekend. Showcasing Seattle’s hottest up and coming bands, as well as veritably established artists, the festival will be a feast of local flavor. This year’s lineup includes: Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, Wheedle’s Groove, Mad Rad, The Young Evils and The Globes. The variety of style and stature of the bands playing the festival is what makes it distinctly Pacific Northwestern and a satisfying experience for ears of all ages and musical palettes. And is there a better place to see your favorite hometown bands exposed to direct sunlight for the first time in months than at the Gorge in George? Click the linkage above for more pertinent details on the festival and to see the entire band listing.

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MAD RAD FEATURED ON NPR AND LIVE IN-STUDIO @ KEXP
January 26, 2011, 3:27 pm
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National Public Radio
Seattle rap quartet Mad Rad are locally known for their mischievous hijinx and rapscallion antics on-stage so seeing them featured on progressive, do-gooder NPR tickles the funny bone ever so slightly. But in all seriousness the boys of Mad Rad deserve the time in the liberal limelight, especially considering their newest album release Youth Die Young is so madly radical. Check out their live on-air performance at KEXP below and click the link above to teleport to the wonderful world of NPR and listen to a few Mad Rad tracks.

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FREE THINGS FROM STATE OF THE ARTIST, CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE AND MAD RAD
October 12, 2010, 11:36 am
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Seattle Weekly
Seattle favorite State of the Artist has a new track out featuring another local fave, Champagne Champagne. And guess what? You can check out the song for free by clicking here. It’s called “What You Asked For,” and it’s off the hit album Seattlecalifragilisticextrahelladopeness. Parker Reddington says of the track, “It is really about what it takes to put out and create what is expected of you as an artist, the toll it takes on your personal life and also how it makes you feel to do that, and be successful at it.” Another bit of stellar news: State of the Artist and playing a free show at Chop Suey this Thursday at 8 pm with Mad Rad. That’s right. Tons of State of the Artist and other fabulous local acts all for free.

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SPIN MAGAZINE PROFILES 10 BEST BANDS OF CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
July 27, 2010, 11:55 am
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Spin Magazine
Spin Magazine, the influential music glossy, attended Capitol Hill Block Party over the weekend and took a whole gallery of pictures. The magazine called it “the hard-partying heart of the city’s music scene” and also recognized Block Party as “an important incubator of local talent, a national-caliber festival proud of its hometown roots.” Listing a roster of Top 10 Best Bands, they designate categories such as “Best Mosh Pit: Black Breath” and said Mad Rad is the “Best-kept Seattle Secret.” In their words, “culled from a weekend of superlatives, here’s our best of the best.” Check it all out after the link.

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ANDREW MATSON WRAPS UP THE YEAR IN LOCAL HIP-HOP
December 1, 2009, 11:51 am
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Seattle Times
Seattle Times blogger, Andrew Matson, recaps the year in local hip-hop. He highlights THEE Satisfaction, Champagne Champagne, They Live!, Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso and Macklemore as Seattle Hip-hop’s new crop of rappers and says, “everyone involved in the new rap guard seems to be living for the moment, making grand statements without need for validation.” For the full profile, follow the above link.



AROUND THE BLOCK PARTY: CHA CHA, COMET & CHOP SUEY

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As if the regular two-day lineup wasn’t enough, the Cha Cha, the Comet Tavern, and Chop Suey will all be hosting shows during and after the proper festival this weekend. Chop Suey’s Mad Rad/Macklemore show on Saturday is only 3 bucks with a Block Party wristband. The Cha Cha’s Saturday night schedule features Moonrats, Champagne Champagne, and Constant Lovers all back to back. Friday features Loving Thunder and Born Anchors. For a complete list, check out the Seattle Subsonic blog.