Archive for January, 2010

VISQUEEN NEEDS EXTRAS FOR THEIR MUSIC VIDEO

January 27, 2010

Myspace

Visqueen are shooting a music video for their new album, Message to Garcia, and they need excited extras!  The shoot is Saturday January 30th at 4PM on Capitol Hill. Food and drinks will be provided. If you can commit to being there from 4pm to around 9pm, please email hellovisqueen@gmail.com by noon on Saturday for directions and up-to-date information on the shoot.

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PITCHFORK REVIEWS BOAT’S “SETTING THE PACES”

January 27, 2010

Pitchfork

Pitchfork gives BOAT’s latest album, Setting the Paces, an excellent review saying, “Guitars are brighter than before, shout-a-long choruses meaty enough to bite. The handclaps sound great, too.” To read David Bevan’s full review, click the above link.

INDIE BANDS: MAKE MONEY ON ITUNES

January 27, 2010

Business Insider

AC/DC cover band AC/db made over $32,000 from music sales in November. How is that possible? Under the old business model of music sales on physical media, it wouldn’t be. AC/db, on the other hand, just had to do around $45,000 in sales at the iTunes store. After Apple took its 30 cents on the dollar, that left $32,000, of which the band’s distributor, TuneCore, took nothing at all. The company charges an up front fee to process recordings and upload them to music stores like iTunes — which won’t deal with individual artists. The band retains all rights to its music and keeps all the revenue past what the stores keep. With this system, anyone can record just about anything and offer it to the masses on a whim. And if they happen to catch a viral wave, they can end up making a decent living.

BANDS NEEDED FOR NOISE FOR THE NEEDY 2010

January 27, 2010

Noise for the Needy

Noise for the Needy is an annual music festival that brings musicians, promoters, artists, and volunteers together to support those in need. Noise for the Needy has showcased well over one hundred bands, and raised over $150,000 for local charities. Headed into its 19th year, the festival will be held in Seattle in June 2010 and will offer 21+ and all ages shows. The event brings in music from a variety of genres to venues all over the city and features local, regional and national acts. For more information or to apply to play the festival, click the above link.

HEART, BRANDI CARLILE, GOSSIP JOIN LILITH FAIR LINEUP

January 22, 2010

LiveDaily

The 2010 Lilith Fair tour marks the event’s return after at 11-year Hiatus. In addition to expanding the tour’s talent roster, organizers have roughly doubled the number of cities where the tour will touch down.  The tour boasts an impressive and still-growing lineup including Northwest natives Heart, Brandi Carlile and Gossip.  “We are thrilled that Lilith 2010 is in our future,” reads a statement from Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson. “To be a part of all that depth and power will be beyond exciting! This is stunning intent for women of the new decade.”

SUB POP AND HARDLY ART GIVE AWAY 25 SONGS FOR FREE

January 21, 2010

Sub Pop

Sub Pop and Hardly Art have released a free online sampler of 25 songs. While there aren’t many new songs on Cybersex Sampler 2.0, it does provide a place for you to download all of these tracks in one place and for free.

WESTSIDE SYMPHONETTE IS LOOKING FOR MORE MUSICIANS

January 20, 2010

West Seattle Blog

A new season of West Seattle’s community orchestra, Westside Sympohnette, is starting and they’re inviting more musicians to join them. Symphonette Director Toni Reineke says that they need musicians who can play the bassoon, trumpet, French horn, viola, or the string bass. They have three orchestras: a beginning string ensemble, an intermediate full orchestra, and an advanced full orchestra. Musicians of any age are welcome, but they must be able to read music. The group rehearses at Chief Sealth/Boren, 5900 Delridge SW, juniors and strings 5:30-6:30, senior orchestra 6:45-8:15. Registration fee is $60 for this spring session. Scholarships are available for those in need. For more information contact Toni Reineke, tonireineke@comcast.net.

BEN GIBBARD PERFORMS “405” AND “I AM A KALEIDOSCOPE” FOR ONE SHOT SEATTLE

January 20, 2010

One Shot Seattle

Check out this video from One Shot Seattle of Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard playing “405” and “I Am a Kaleidoscope” at The Crocodile. One Shot Seattle is a Seattle spin on La Blogothèque and features spontaneous live musical performances with one camera and in one take filmed in various, unique locations in or around Seattle.

SEATTLE’S SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE TO PLAY COACHELLA 2010

January 20, 2010

Coachella

Recently reunited Seattle band, Sunny Day Real Estate, will be playing at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday April 18. The lineup, which was released this morning, also features some other Northwest native acts including Gossip and Hockey. The festival will take place April 16 – 18 in Indio, California. Follow the above link for more information.

CMJ SUGGESTS WAYS MUSICIANS AND FANS CAN HELP HAITI

January 20, 2010

CMJ

CMJ has posted a list of organizations that are raising funds for relief efforts to support the thousands of people in Haiti affected by the 7.0 earthquake that struck last week. They have also has written copy that bands and artists can copy and paste on their band websites and social network pages. Click the above link for their suggestions.