Seattle Office of Film + Music


LOCAL FILMMAKERS TO DEBUT A JINI DELLACIO DOCUMENTARY
February 25, 2011, 3:46 pm
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Cargo Collective
Get behind the lens of Jini Dellaccio in a new documentary about the music photographer’s life and work. Seattle’s own John Jeffcoat is the director of photography for the film and director/producer Karen Whitehead of Five Star Films is excited to be working with a Seattle based crew. The film features Seattle music history, as well as a recent photoshoot Jini did with Seattle band The Moondoggies (see video below!). Now in her 90’s, Jini is a woman whose artistic independence, imagination and passion took her from humble beginnings to producing some of the most transformative images ever created in rock ‘n’ roll. The film explores Jini’s extraordinary journey, her courage as an artist, often defying convention and navigating traditional male dominated worlds at a time when very few women were doing so. The film weaves behind the scenes stories of her stunning photography with Jini’s own reflections on her work. Musicians, artists and critics also share their insights into Jini’s influence as an artist who took rock ‘n roll photography to a new level of excellence. The film team is using Kickstarter to raise funds to complete the project and you have the opportunity to help share this incredible story. At Northwest Film Forum on March 12th Jini Dellaccio will be the guest of honor for a special trailer screening event, and follow the link above for more info on the documentary.
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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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“$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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ONE DAY’S WAGES RELEASES BENEFIT ALBUM FEATURING LOCAL MUSIC
June 30, 2010, 12:11 pm
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One Day’s Wages
One Day’s Wages, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that describes itself as “an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty,” has announced the release of 21-song compilation, Songs for a Cause, Vol. 1, featuring 21 local and national musicians. The album boasts many impressive Seattle names such as Rocky Votolato, David Bazan, Throw Me the Statue and The Moondoggies. Even more impressive, “100% of the album sales (minus credit card costs) go directly to projects to fight global poverty.” The album can be downloaded at the above address for a donation.

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CHECK OUT PANDORA’S INTERVIEW WITH THE MOONDOGGIES
June 15, 2010, 1:15 pm
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NEW SONG AND VIDEO FROM THE MOONDOGGIES
May 21, 2010, 12:41 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Here is a sneak peek at the from The Moondoggies’ upcoming album Tideland. Check out the band performing a new song, “It’s a Shame, It’s a Pity”.

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CHECK OUT THE “AMPLIFIED DOC” ON THE MOONDOGGIES
April 8, 2010, 11:49 am
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Seattle PI
In conjunction with $5 Cover: Seattle, John Jeffcoat made 12 short documentaries each focusing on one the bands featured in the film series called the Amplified Docs. Check out this one on The Moondoggies below.

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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.



THE SEATTLE TIMES ON “$5 COVER: SEATTLE”
February 2, 2010, 11:11 am
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The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times spoke with Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton and MTV executive David Gale at Sundance about the new web-series featuring 12 local bands, “$5 Cover: Seattle.” They say of the series, “[It] is a sprawling project melding film and music and delivered via the Internet.” The project profiles area bands like The Moondoggies and The Maldives in short scripted vignettes about the local musicians with many of the stories based on real incidents in their lives. Although the films are not documentaries, Shelton “wanted them to have that air of authenticity.” “$5 Cover: Seattle” is the second of this series, the first of which, “$5 Cover: Memphis,” premiered last summer. This season will begin streaming on MTV.com this spring. To read the full article, follow the above link.



SEATTLE HIP-HOP IN NYC

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There’s no shortage of local talent headed to New York this week to perform at CMJ, the longtime proving ground for breakout bands. The Maldives, the Whore Moans, Black Whales, the Moondoggies, and the Dutchess and the Duke are just a few of the local rock outfits scheduled to play. Seattle rap gets overlooked time and time again at CMJ, but with Seattle’s hip-hop scene having one of its best runs in recent memory, it’s not being ignored this year. Seattle has four hip-hop acts on the CMJ bill, which runs from October 20 – 24. Jonathan Cunningham recently caught up with all four of the rap acts that are playing their first CJ showcase and picked their brain on how they plan to standout. Click the above link to read the interviews with D. Black, Grynch, Champagne Champagne, and THEESatisfaction.