Seattle Office of Film + Music

April 18, 2011, 11:42 am
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Seattle Band Map
EMP is now displaying the Seattle Band Map within their Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition that opened last week. The Seattle Band Map is a project that showcases the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant music scene by visually documenting the thousands of bands who have performed and recorded throughout the decades. The Seattle Band Map is a creative collaboration between KEXP’s Rachel Ratner, local musician Keith Whiteman and web developer Golf Sinteppadon. They took the project online after running out of physical space on the paper map and the resulting website, which is still growing thanks to ongoing input by Seattle musicians and fans, has turned into a collaborative piece of informational art. By tapping into the knowledge of the crowd, the project has become a sort of oral history of rock ‘n’ roll for Seattle that is quickly spreading beyond Seattle’s city limits. For more information on the Seattle Band Map or the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses please visit the links above.

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March 29, 2011, 9:47 am
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Seattle PI
EMP has announced that the April 16 launch of the highly-anticipated Taking Punk to the Masses tour will also be accompanied by two exclusive opening-day panels. “Nirvana: from Nowhere to Nevermind” will chronicle behind-the-scenes road stories from Nirvana’s early 90s world tours, as seen through the eyes of the people that kept it rolling— the band’s sound engineer Craig Montgomery and drum tech Barrett Jones, with even more guests still to be announced. Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses curator Jacob McMurray will moderate this panel and will also lead the discussion in “The Metropolis: Birthplace of Grunge?” which explores the salad days of Seattle punk rock while also pondering the role of the long-gone punk rock venue The Metropolis, as the cradle of the Grunge movement. Jason Finn (Love Battery, The Presidents of the USA), famed grunge photographer Charles Peterson, Alice in Chains manager Susan Silver, Tom Price (Gas Huffer, U-Men) and Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows) are all slated to serve on the panel. Hit up the above link for the full scoop on the panels.

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