Seattle Office of Film + Music


WATCH NEW STAR ANNA VIDEO SHOT BY KONTENT PARTNERS

Kontent Partners
Seattle based creative production house, Kontent Partners, recently collaborated with Rachel Flotard/Local 638 Records, Pearl Jam and their distribution network Monkey Wrench, to produce the music video for “Alone in This Together,” the title track off the new album by Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs.

Directed by Craig Brooks and Lindsay Daniels, the video was shot over a single day in an abandoned, turn of the century home in Seward Park. The video supports the band’s performance at the Pearl Jam 20 Destination Weekend on September 3/4, and the September 8 kick off of their West Coast tour.

“Shooting in Seattle not only helped logistically, but retained the soul and authenticity of the Northwest-rooted band,” said Brooks.

Kontent Partners assembled over 18 of some of the best Seattle film crew to execute an incredibly ambitious production schedule.

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HOOTENANNY FOR A HEALTHY GULF

STG Presents
The Gulf of Mexico is a mess right now. Environmentally, economically, emotionally, the area has been ravaged by the BP Oil Spill. To show their support of the Gulf region and aid in its recovery, musicians Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Star Anna, Ty Bailie, Justin Davis, Tim DiJulio, Chris and Rick Friel, Mark Pickerel, Jeff Rouse, Kim Virant, Kristen Ward, Gary Westlake and friends will unite for an extraordinary evening of music on September 2. A special appearance will be made by Edgar Hansen and Matt Bradley from the crab vessel, The Northwestern. They will talk about their experience viewing the disaster and the current condition the Gulf. Hootenanny For A Healthy Gulf will include a silent auction, raffle and audience sing-a-long. These, along with the proceeds from ticket sales, will support the efforts of Gulf Restoration Network, the only non-profit exclusively focused on the health of the Gulf of Mexico. For more information about how to order tickets, follow the link.

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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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CHECK OUT ‘THE ROUND’ AT THE ZOO
July 15, 2010, 12:09 pm
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Woodland Park Zoo
The Round is having a picnic at the Zoo! Join the meerkats, penguins and Fremont Abbey Arts Center in celebrating its 62nd evening of local music, art and poetry. The Round is a unique multi-arts event held in Seattle every month since 2005. Six singer-songwriters share the stage with slam poets and live painters as well as an improv backing band. The selected artists are invited to share their craft in a setting focused on collaboration and community where the audience sits in rapt attention. This special outdoor picnic evening will feature Star Anna, Damien Jurado, Mark Pickerel, Carrie Akre, Gabe Archer (of The Pale Pacific), Paul Rucker and special guests including an improv band. Poets featured include Matt Gano, Elaina Ellis & a Youth Speaks slam team member. Plus three painters Nathan Dean, Glenn Case, and youth painter from Urban Artworks. This event will be held on July 18. For more information, follow the link.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR NO DEPRESSION FESTIVAL, ZOO TUNES, AND CONCERTS IN MARYMOOR PARK

Sound on the Sound
Three of the major Seattle summer music line-ups have been released. No Depression, the local Americaa and roots music authority, will be holding their festival August 21 at Marymoor Park. Featuring Seattle bands The Cave Singers and Sera Cahoone amongst others this event is an all day festival of music. Zoo Tunes is the annual music series held at Woodland Park Zoo. This is a ten part series running from June 27 to August 29 and will feature local musicians Star Anna and Damien Jurado. Marymoor Park in Redmond is a large outdoor venue that will host 11 shows over the course of the summer beginning June 19 and going til September 19. For full line-ups and more information follow the link.

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NO DEPRESSION RECAP

Seattle Timesnodepression
The No Depression Festival made its case as one of the best festivals of the summer this past Saturday at Marymoor Park, and this is only its first year. The daylong rootsy Americana fest provided the perfect soundtrack for a beautiful day in Redmond. Highlights included the psychedelic alt.country of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, the Seattle Roots Music All-Stars (featuring Kristen Ward, Star Anna, Mark Pickerel, 1/3 of The Maldives, Serah Cahoone, members of North Twin and a few others), Justin Townes Earle and many more.