Seattle Office of Film + Music


TAKE NOTE OF GREENNOTE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
July 21, 2010, 10:54 am
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Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Want to listen to some tunes, grab some rays and save the planet all at once? Check out this weekend’s inaugural GreenNote Festival, taking place at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre. GreenNote is an all-acoustic event inspired by Live Earth that boasts organic food and booths on sustainable practices like composting and growing your own garden. All forks, cups and plates are recyclable, and all proceeds from a benefit concert with headlining singer-songwriter Amos Lee go to area environmental groups. As local acts Ian Moore, Rocky Votolato and Star Anna warm up the crowd with rollicking Americana, you can sprawl across the lawn and revel in your dedication to the planet. For more information about the festival, click the link.

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INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDERS OF ONE DAY’S WAGES ABOUT NEW BENEFIT ALBUM
July 6, 2010, 11:09 am
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Puget Sound Business Journal
Last week, Seattle-based nonprofit One Day’s Wages (ODW) released a 21-track benefit album, which is giving 100% of its proceeds to aid in the fight against global poverty. With help from local and national musicians such as Rocky Votolato, David Bazan and Throw Me the Statue, ODW set out to demonstrate the importance of music in issues of social justice; “it is really exciting to give people the opportunity to let them know that their platforms, their voices, do matter.” To read a full interview with ODW founder, Eugene Cho, about the album and ODW’s mission, click on the link above.

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ONE DAY’S WAGES RELEASES BENEFIT ALBUM FEATURING LOCAL MUSIC
June 30, 2010, 12:11 pm
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One Day’s Wages
One Day’s Wages, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that describes itself as “an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty,” has announced the release of 21-song compilation, Songs for a Cause, Vol. 1, featuring 21 local and national musicians. The album boasts many impressive Seattle names such as Rocky Votolato, David Bazan, Throw Me the Statue and The Moondoggies. Even more impressive, “100% of the album sales (minus credit card costs) go directly to projects to fight global poverty.” The album can be downloaded at the above address for a donation.

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ROCKY VOTOLATO’S RED RIVER IS NPR’S SONG OF THE DAY
May 21, 2010, 12:40 pm
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NPR
NPR says “In ‘Red River,’ the muddy bass and lean drums aren’t flashy, but they make a sturdy soapbox for Votolato and his guitar. Smoky vocals place a sedate mask on his words, making them easy to swallow… Though Votolato doesn’t come off as particularly religious, he’s clearly reaching for something greater than himself here. It might be spiritual or it might be physical, but whatever it is, he seems at peace in the knowledge that it’s where we’re all headed.”

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ROCKY VOTOLATO PLEDGES 10% OF TRUE DEVOTION ROYALTIES TO ONE DAY’S WAGES
May 13, 2010, 12:19 pm
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One Day’s Wages is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that enacts grassroots fundraising to alleviate extreme global poverty. Rocky Votolato recently announced that he will be donating 10% of the royalties from his most recent record, True Devotion, directly to One Day’s Wages. Check out this video of Votolato explaining why he picked One Day’s Wages and then performing his Shel Silverstein-inspired song, “Silver Trees.”

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CATCH ART ZONE TOMORROW NIGHT WITH ZIA MOHAJERJASBI AND ROCKY VOTOLATO
April 1, 2010, 11:20 am
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Seattle Channel
Be sure to check out this week’s Art Zone episode with a feature on local filmmaker Zia Mohajerjasbi and some new songs from Rocky Votolato. You can catch this episode on Friday, April 2 at 8:00 pm on Channel 21 and on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm on KCTS 9. Get a sneak peek of the profile on Mohajerjasbi by following the above link.



LISTEN TO ROCKY VOTOLATO’S NEW ALBUM “TRUE DEVOTION”
February 17, 2010, 1:17 pm
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Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine has a full album stream of Rocky Votolato’s new album True Devotion which is due to be released on February 23rd.