Seattle Office of Film + Music


NPR AND KEXP PARTNER TO STREAM SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
May 24, 2011, 10:08 am
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Seattle Weekly
This year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival sold out in a week. For those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to snag a ticket, NPR and KEXP will be streaming a selection of performances live over Memorial Day Weekend. Both media outlets have vast experience broadcasting live performances, but KEXP executive director Tom Mara admits this will be a considerably huge undertaking. “This is the most ambitious live broadcast project we’ve taken on,” said Mara to Seattle Weekly. Starting Friday, you can visit NPR’s Live from Sasquatch page, use NPR Music’s iPhone app, or visit the live music archive at KEXP’s website to listen to sets by mainstage performers like Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighers, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and many more.

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THE SEATTLE TIMES HIGHLIGHTS 10 YEARS OF SASQUATCH!

The Seattle Times
For many, the Sasquatch! Music Festival ranks among the must-see events to check out over Memorial Day Weekend. This year marks a historic turn for the locally-bred music festival for a couple reasons. For one, it’s the first year that the festival has expanded to four days. Additionally, Sasquatch! is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary this year. That’s big news for an event that’s grown from a one-day festival to a nationally recognized and lauded festival attracting top-notch talent from around the world. Written by distinguished local writer Charles R. Cross (founder of The Rocket and author of the Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven), the article profiles the festival and its founder Adam Zacks, who grew up in Olympia. It chronicles Zacks’ career from college concert promoter to running the Roseland Theater in Portland. From there he took a job working for House of Blues in Seattle, where he organized the first Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2002. He now works for STG Presents and continues to put on Sasquatch!, growing the festival more and more each year. Nabbing awesome headlining bands is one thing, but it’s the smaller acts at Sasquatch! that often thrive most at the festival. Says Zacks himself, “[Sasquatch! has] been a catalyst for music discovery, that has helped to foster this notion that it’s cool to go see 15 bands you’ve never heard of before. By the end of the weekend, you have a new favorite band.” Click the link above to read the full article.

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LOCAL PRODUCTION COMPANY GETS ANIMATED WITH OFFICIAL SASQUATCH! PROMO VIDEO
February 10, 2011, 12:24 pm
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World Famous Inc.
Relive the excitement of the Sasquatch! 2011 lineup announcements with this amazing animated yarn created by Seattle-based production outfit, World Famous. The promo video contains a slew of Pacific Northwestern anecdotes—there’s even some “double rainbow” action, to boot. Have a look for yourself below and follow the above link to learn more about World Famous.

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LOCAL PRODUCTION COMPANY GETS ANIMATED WITH OFF…, posted with vodpod

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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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