Seattle Office of Film + Music

Seattle Shows Off What It’s Made of at SXSW

Come March every year, Austin, Texas is ablaze with beats, lyrics, and melodies. The normally musically-oriented city raises the volume several notches for the annual SXSW music (and film/interactive) festival. For one week, the city is cloaked in the sounds of native and non-native musicians. This year, THEESatisfaction will take to the high-profile stages of the festival and flaunt some Seattle-made sounds. SXSW is not only a venue for emerging artists to showcase their music, it is also known to provide some much-deserved recognition for newbies. In recent years, Seattle-originating Fleet Foxes and Shabazz Palaces built quite a stir around themselves, leading to some international buzz and helping launch their careers to a new level.

Free Family Concert Tomorrow Featuring THEESatisfaction
February 17, 2012, 1:14 pm
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Town Hall Seattle
Stop by Town Hall Seattle Tomorrow at 11:00 for a family friendly concert by local duo THEESatisfaction. The Admission is free for kids under 12, $5 for adults with children and $25 for unaccompanied adults. THEESatisfaction is a growing Seattle group with two EPs, and has been seen on the mainstage at the Capitol Hill Block Party. The “jazzy, sci-fi-loving, neo-bohemian female duo” will play an awesome one-hour set tomorrow, so be sure not to miss it!


Interested in what your favorite artist will be listening to and watching over holiday break? Top artists from the year share their top picks from the year. Among the artists who divulged their favorites are THEESatisfaction, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. While Ishamel takes a slightly random approach and touches on everything from his favorite day of the year to his favorite view, Robin and THEESatisfaction stick to music and movies. Robin’s top-ten playlist on Spotify includes Kurt Vile, Portishead, and The Walkmen. The ladies of THEESatisfaction’s movie archive is robust with flicks like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, The Nutty Professor, and Mary Poppins.

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Capitol Hill Block Party
This morning, the powers-that-be over at the Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) released a partial lineup of bands playing this year’s hotly anticipated festival. Among the headliners, local folk rockers The Cave Singers will appear on the mainstage alongside nationally recognized acts like TV on the Radio, Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and Explosions in the Sky. The rest of the lineup is stacked sky high with local favorites, ranging from the indie punk sounds of Telekinesis to the playful rhymes of THEESatisfaction to the pop sounds of local stalwarts The Posies. Kudos to the organizers for giving quality local talent a weekend to strut their stuff in front of thousands of concertgoers. CHBP takes place July 22-24 along East Pike Street between Broadway and 12th Ave, with an additional stage set up on 11th Ave between Pike and East Union Street. Check out the link above to view the lineup announced so far. The full list of performers will be released on June 1.

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December 21, 2010, 3:13 pm
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The Seattle Times
Watch as THEESatisfaction record their new track “Queen Supreme” as part of the “4 the Love of Music” mixtape. The compliation CD features new recordings from Seattle hip-hop’s best and brightest—including Sir-Mix-a-lot , Champagne Champagne, Macklemore, Mash Hall, Shabazz Palaces and more. Proceeds for “4 the Love of Music” will benefit the Rainer Vista Boys and Girls Club, which also hosted the contributing artists in its new recording studio. For more information, check out the link.

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$5 Cover: Seattle
MTV’s “$5 Cover: Seattle,” is now available to stream for free at! 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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This week KEXP launched a new 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound.” They picked ten of Seattle’s hottest local acts and are doing short radio stories on them. These ten talented performers will be profiled in the coming weeks: Blue Scholars, D Black, Vitamin D, Jake One, Fresh Espresso, RA Scion, THEESatisfaction, Macklemore, Dyme Def, and Shabazz Palaces. In these episodes, producer Michele Myers sits down with each artist and asks them to tell stories, talk philosophy or just rap. Then in the editing room, they illuminate the most memorable points with their music. The first episode is on the duo Blue Scholars, made up of MC Geologic and DJ/Multi-instrumentalist Sabzi. They talk about how their music is based on storytelling, what the “Seattle Sound” is for hip-hop and also give props to local producer Vitamin D and his former band The Ghetto Children, the people who laid the foundation for today’s new hip-hop scene. The intro to each episode is a rundown of Sea-town’s hip-hop history, told by the “Mayor of Seattle Hip-Hop,” Jonathan Moore. To listen to the first episode, follow the link.

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