Seattle Office of Film + Music


“$5 COVER: SEATTLE” SEATTLE IS NOW STREAMING ONLINE

$5 Cover: Seattle
MTV’s “$5 Cover: Seattle,” is now available to stream for free at fivedollarcover.com! Directed by renowned local filmmaker Lynn Shelton, the 12-part docudrama series takes place over one weekend using the artists’ real-life stories to paint a vivid portrait of Seattle’s intertwining film, music, and nightlife communities. Shot in over 20 locations and nightlife hotspots throughout the city, the production employed a local film crew of 30, as well as 60 Seattle-based cast members, including featured bands The Moondoggies, The Maldives, Champagne Champagne, THEESatisfaction, Whiskey Tango and more. If you’re as excited about this project as we are, you’ve probably already clicked over to watch. If not, what are you waiting for?!

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MISSED DOE BAY? CHECK OUT SOUND ON THE SOUND’S SESSIONS

Sound on the Sound
Evidently, Doe Bay was incredible this year. The Head and the Heart, The Maldives and tons of other local acts brought their A game to the beautiful event. If you missed the weekend festival (or just want to re-live it in all its glory), Sound on the Sound has been creating ten Doe Bay Take Away Sessions for your viewing pleasure. So far, they are available for Fences, The Head and the Heart, Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives and The Maldives. Follow the link above to check them out, and keep an eye out for the upcoming sessions.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY BREAKDOWN

Seattle Weekly
Who says music can’t help people? After tallying all the numbers from last month’s Noise for the Needy Festival, the non-profit announced that it raised $24,781 over four nights. That money will go to Teen Feed, a Seattle-based organization that serves more than 11,000 meals each year to more 600 homeless youth in the area. According a press release, those proceeds will feed 2,500 more kids this year. Plus, all the added publicity from Teen Feed inspired 40 more people to volunteer with the organization. Maybe this year’s high-quality, highly local lineup had something to do with the event’s success: headliners included The Album Leaf, Visqueen, John Vanderslice, Portland Cello Project, Horse Feathers, Tiny Vipers, The Maldives and Whalebones.

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THE MALDIVES PERFORM FREE SHOW AT COLUMBIA CITY THEATER
July 1, 2010, 1:45 pm
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Columbia City Theater
Help continue the celebration of the grand reopening of the historic Columbia City Theater, which hosted such acts as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jimi Hendrix. From neighborhood movie theater, to jazz club, to home of the DIY punk movement, the theater has been a staple in the Seattle arts scene. The newly renovated theater reopened on June 25 and is marking the event with a full line-up of concerts, which you can peruse by following the link. Be sure to check out the Sound on Sound FREE presentation of The Maldives on July 2.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY ANNOUNCES LINEUP
April 30, 2010, 11:16 am
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Seattle Weekly
Noise for the Needy, a five-day non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits, has announced its official lineup. The lineup is a who’s who of Seattle’s indie rock bands including Visqueen, The Maldives, Final Spins, Friday Mile, Tiny Vipers and Grand Hallway; with some national indie acts like The Album Leaf and John Vanderslice; and handful of Portlanders including Horse Feathers and Portland Cello Project. The shows will benefit Teen Feed this year, which is an organization that serves over 11,000 meals each year to over 600 homeless youth in the Seattle area. The festival is scheduled for June 10-13 at various venues in the Seattle area. Check out the full lineup at the above link.

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RESTAURANTS AND ROCKERS TEAM UP FOR 3RD ANNUAL SEATTLE SOUNDBITE
March 31, 2010, 12:15 pm
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Seattle Soundbite
The Seattle Chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association and Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company present the third annual Seattle Soundbite featuring “street-style” bites from 12 local restaurants and the jams of the three winning bands from the first online public vote. The evening’s menu also has a special headlining performance by Seattle country-rock musicians, The Maldives (whose members work at Fuel Coffee, Conor Byrne and Tango), with Shawn Stewart of 103.7 The Mountain as MC and DJ Darek Mazzone of KEXP keeping the party going between sets. This event will be Thursday, April 8, at the Showbox SoDo with doors at 6:00 pm. Proceeds benefit The Vera Project, ProStart and the WRA Seattle Chapter. This Seattle City of Music event is unique in that only Seattle musical groups with at least one member working in the foodservice industry were eligible to audition. The winning acts slated to perform include (restaurant affiliation noted in parentheses): Amsterdam (The Melting Pot); Velcro Mindset (Glendale Country Club); and Sam Russell and the Harborrats (TASTE Restaurant at SAM). For more information, follow the above link.



FOLLOW THE MALDIVES TOUR VLOG
March 18, 2010, 12:50 pm
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The Maldives
Seattle band The Maldives are chronicling their adventures on tour with a series of video blogs. First stop, SXSW! For everyone in Austin, be sure to check them out at The Seattle Party Saturday March 20 at the Beauty Bar on the Inside Stage at 2:30pm.