Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLEITE CHOSEN FOR ROLLING STONE’S STREET TO STAGE CONTEST
June 27, 2011, 9:27 am
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Think American Idol, but replace the earnest pop star wannabes with multi-talented buskers. That is the premise of Rolling Stone‘s Street to Stage contest, which puts eight street musicians from across the country against one another for a chance to perform at the Rolling Stone Rock Room in Austin, TX during what the magazine calls “one of the biggest music festivals in the nation” (we think they mean SXSW). Among the eight talented performers chosen, Carly Calbero is representing for the Emerald City. Those who frequent Pike Place Market or any summer festival has probably heard Carly’s guitar skills and powerful voice wow passersby. She’s also competing against six other local street performers in Battle of the Buskers. Visit the Rolling Stone website to read about Carly, see some of her live performances, submit your own photos or videos of her, and (of course) vote.

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CALLING FROM 1994: KURT COBAIN INTERVIEW
November 5, 2010, 12:12 pm
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Rolling Stone just came out with a book called The ‘90s: The Inside Stories from the Decade that Rocked, and you can find excerpts from the book on the website. Included in the book is an interview with Kurt Cobain shortly following a Nirvana show in Chicago, “the shittiest show on the tour.” Interviewer David Fricke speaks to the rocker about drugs, music and suicide in a disturbingly poignant interview, which took place a mere 3 months before Cobain’s own suicide. To read the piece, follow the link above. You can also read Rolling Stone’s take on EMP’s forthcoming Nirvana exhibition here.

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LOCAL BANDS GET SHOUT-OUT ON ROLLING STONE
March 19, 2010, 11:46 am
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SXSW is in full swing in Austin, and our local musicians are holding it down! There is lots of great press about all the bands, including this tweet from Rolling Stone about Shabazz Palaces. “SHABAZZ PALACES: Ex-Digable Planet does impossibly funky, dubby avant-rap with shakers, kalimbas, ideas without boundaries. Truly a unique and wonderful mix that deserves to be one of sxsw 2010’s breakout stars. Get Googling!” Congratulations to all the bands who are doing such a great job! For a full list of reviews including more on Seattle bands, follow the above link. For those at SXSW, be sure to check out The Seattle Party, Saturday March 20 at the Beauty Bar.