Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE ASKS WHICH LOCAL ACTS MADE AN IMPRESSION ON NON-SEATTLE JOURNALISTS AT SXSW

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
With about 37 Seattle acts having played at SXSW last week, Laura Dannen of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine wanted to find out which acts got coverage from national publications. Christopher Weingarten of Rolling Stone tweeted about Shabazz Palaces, saying “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!” The Dutchess and the Duke and The Moondoggies sat for short interviews with AOL Music blog Spinner.com. Paste magazine announced that Visqueen played the “Best Single-Song Performance by a Band I Really Wanted to See a Whole Set by But Missed It” for the song “Fight For Love,” saying, “It was tight and fierce and totally generous in the way most Visqueen songs are.” The New York Times ArtsBeat culture blog four-word review called Ben Gibbard’s solo set “Alone, narrative bleakness underscored.” To read more on Seattle bands at SXSW, follow the above link.



CHICAGO READER LOVES THEESATISFACTION AT SXSW
March 22, 2010, 1:54 pm
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Chicago Reader
Jessica Hopper of The Chicago Reader called THEESatisfaction “Seattle’s best-kept secret” after watching their Thursday afternoon performance at SXSW. “Queer, Afrocentric, feminist, skilled, and both funny and fun, Thee Satisfaction have a two-MC/one-DJ setup,” says Hopper. “The crowd of 35 was collectively knocked out. I will be shocked if I see a show with as much wow power before I leave Austin—or anytime soon.”



LOCAL BANDS GET SHOUT-OUT ON ROLLING STONE
March 19, 2010, 11:46 am
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Rolling Stone
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.



SEATTLE ARTISTS HEAD TO AUSTIN MUSIC FESTIVAL SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
March 15, 2010, 2:28 pm
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Seattle Times
More than two dozen acts from the Seattle area are headed to “the spring break for the music world,” South by Southwest, this year. It’s a party on the surface, with all-night concerts, and beer and barbecue sauce flying through the air. But SXSW is also a networking thing, the concept being that if a whole bunch of musicians, media members, and industry people jump in a blender, great opportunities will arise. For two decades, common wisdom has considered SXSW a rite of passage for up-and-coming bands. The festival bills itself as a place to discover tomorrow’s stars today. For instance, Seattle rapper Grynch will play on the Billboard stage this year because his single, “My Volvo,” grabbed the attention of the folks at Billboard Magazine after they heard it on KEXP. Beyond giving bands an opportunity to be “discovered,” the festival is good for networking on a micro-level, artist to artist, and for getting “face time with press, both planned or better yet, unplanned.” Like Geologic of Blue Scholars who just wants to network with other artists at the music conference to plan tours and collaborations. To read more about SXSW 2010 and which Seattle artists are making their way down there, follow the above link.



SXSW ’10 FILM FEATURES SEATTLE SIDEWALK ACTIVIST
March 10, 2010, 1:01 pm
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indieWIRE
The feature length film, A Different Path, screening at SXSW ’10 features a local Seattle man and his challenges navigating NW Seattle without a car. Originally conceived as a short film project, director Monteith McCollum decided to continue his project after his experience in Seattle. Check out the above link for a full interview with the director and be sure to stop by The Seattle Party at SXSW this year!



WATCH THEESATISFACTION’S “BAD MARCH” VIDEO
March 9, 2010, 1:15 pm
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SeattleTimes
Seattle’s THEESatisfaction is headed out on the “Black Weirdo” tour. “Bad March” is an acappella THEESatisfaction song/video about “marching forward, marching toward…” The group’s tour fundraising webpage says THEESatisfaction hopes to spread “queer expression, black consciousness, and gender harmony within & outside United States. Be sure to check out THEESatisfaction at the Seattle Party at SXSW, Saturday March 20, 3:50 on the Inside Stage at Beauty Bar.
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CHECK OUT THE NEW GRAND HALLWAY VIDEO FOR “BLESSED BE, HONEY BEE”
March 9, 2010, 12:58 pm
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The Stranger
Be sure to check out Grand Hallway at the Seattle Party at SXSW, Saturday March 20, 1:30 on the Inside Stage at Beauty Bar.
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