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Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Includes Local Talent

107.7 The End
The lineup for Sasquatch has just been announced, and on it are a few extremely local and incredibly cool bands and artists. Seattle is again proving itself as a powerful music capital, landing artists on the lineup next to big acts such as Jack White and Tenacious D. Notably, the list includes names such as The Head and The Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, and Fly Moon Royalty. It should make for a great festival again this year. Here’s the awesome lineup announcement video for your viewing pleasure:



THE CITY OF MUSIC RETURNS TO SXSW WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL SXSEATTLE PARTY

SxSeattle
The Seattle Party is back and bigger than ever for the 2011 SXSW Music Conference! On Friday, March 18, the SxSeattle committee presents an official all-day party packed with 16 amazing Seattle acts: MC Tilson, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fences, The Young Evils, Wild Orchid Children, The Globes, Black Whales, Campfire OK, MC Larry Mizell, Jr., Redwood Plan, Tea Cozies, Super Secret Surprise, Ravenna Woods, The Physics, Grieves w/Budo, D. Black, State of the Artist, Fatal Lucciauno and Sol. To learn more about SxSeattle or to RSVP, visit the above link. You can also become a fan of SxSeattle on Facebook or take the party to Twitter @SxSeattle.

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SEATTLE WEEKLY’S “BEST OF SEATTLE”
August 4, 2010, 11:31 am
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Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly has announced its 25th Anniversary edition of the “Best of Seattle” list. The listing features categories such as Arts and Entertainment, Food and Drink, People and Places and others. Everything from Grynch’s “My Volvo” video (Best Video from an MC This Year) to The Physics (Best Free EP to Light Up Your Summer) to Columbia City Theater (Best New Venue for Free Shows) to Sunset Tavern (Best Place to Stand at a Club Show) are recognized. Check out the full list of the “Best of Seattle” after the link.

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LISTEN TO THE NEW PHYSICS EP FREE ONLINE
May 10, 2010, 12:44 pm
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The Physics
Seattle hip-hop trio, The Physics, has released a new three song EP called “Three Piece” which is available for your free listening pleasure online. Recently featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, this trio has deep roots to Seattle and says that they are similar to “the 206 as it is on a clear summer day: laid back, refreshing, and most importantly, at its best”. Check them out and stream the EP at the above link.

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SEATTLE HIP HOP GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
October 28, 2009, 12:43 pm
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The StrangerChampagne Champagne
More proof that Seattle’s hiphop scene is in its moment, the CMJ’s hiphop chart holds three works that were produced by locals artists: The Blue Scholar’s Oof, which is at number 3; D.Black’s Ali’yah, which is at 4; and the Physics’ High Society, which is at 16. Last week, CMJ’s music festival had no less than four acts from the Seattle area: THEESatisfaction, D. Black, Grynch, and Champagne Champagne.



LOCAL HIP-HOP CHERISHED BY CHARLES MUDEDE

The Stranger
champagne champagneWhat the bulk of the great albums of this year have in common is each is organized by a ruling concept. This does not mean they are concept albums, in the sense of Dr. Octagon’s Dr. Octagonecologyst, Handsome Boy Modeling School’s So, How’s Your Girl, and other works designed by Dan the Automator. No, the rappers of the current moment are not playing roles that can be easily discarded on the next concept album. We get strange truths from the concepts made by these rappers/producers—the black Han Solo, Shabazz, the Dro Bots, the Cigar Rock Star. For them, the new world around us, a world that has gone through considerable changes, demands this unified and systematic approach to rap and beats.