Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE FEATURES MUSIC EVENTS

The Stranger
The Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) is a two day event focused on bringing together the best of the interactive industry. The event brings opportunity for professional networking and a chance to hear keynote speakers from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more. A digital music panel, “Transforming the Digital Frontier,” will feature local music professionals taking an introspective look at the colliding worlds of the interactive and music industries. They’ve also planned some smashing after-parties for registered attendees. First, the much anticipated Battle of the Geek Bands will kick off the opening Party tonight at Showbox SODO, followed by a special performance by the Presidents of the United States of America. Wednesday night, Shabazz Palaces headlines another after-party at Showbox at the Market, and Thursday the event is capped off with a performance by Mudhoney, again at SODO. It’s going to be a great event for anyone in the interactive industry in Seattle. For more information, check out SIC‘s website.

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VIDEO FROM EMP’S NEVERMIND 20TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT SHOW

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Last night, music fans gathered at EMP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the affair, which saw performances by local bands like The Presidents of the United States of America, The Fastbacks, Ravenna Woods, The Long Winters, and many more paying homage to the album that help put Seattle on the map as a City of Music. The event was also a fundraiser for local luminary Susie Tennant, who is battling ovarian cancer. Above is a video of last night’s concert, which was recorded via livestream.

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PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAYING BUMBERSHOOT 2011
May 12, 2011, 11:44 am
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Bumbershoot on Facebook
Each day at noon, Bumbershoot has been announcing one artist a day via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. This will continue throughout May until the full schedule is announced on June 1. Today the music and arts festival revealed renowned legends of quirk-rock The Presidents of the United States of America. The band has been confirmed for this year’s lineup, joining the ranks of Seattle acts Minus the Bear and The Lonely Forest. You can watch the classic music video for “Peaches” from the hometown heroes below, and check the link above to see all the acts playing the festival revealed thus far.
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SEATTLE: GROUND ZERO FOR COOL KIDS’ MUSIC?

MSN
Four local bands are producing and performing smart, fun and completely listenable albums that pop-culture-savvy parents will be glad to share with their kids, including one by the front man of the Presidents. This one of the reasons why the Seattle kids’ music scene is so interesting these days. Today’s parents, who grew up listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, the Presidents of the United States of America and other local wonders, might just be the unwitting witnesses to another Seattle music renaissance, this one in children’s music.