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CENTRAL DISTRICT FORUM IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

July 19, 2010

Central District Forum
The CD Forum is a non-profit organization that presents and produces African-American cultural programs that encourage thought and debate for the greater Seattle area. While drawing attention to what makes African-American culture unique, they also seek to highlight its integral place within American culture as a whole. Their internships offer experience in the non-profit sector and allow interns to be a vital member of a small, high-intensity organization that strives for excellence. They are seeking people who are confident and have a strong desire to be part of a hard-working team. The weekly time commitment expected is 8-10 hours per week. A commitment for the entire season is strongly desired. They are looking for several interns, including an Administrative Intern, a Social Media Intern, a Program Intern, a Marketing Intern, and a Development Intern. For descriptions and to apply follow the link.

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UNRELEASED SOUNDGARDEN TRACK DUE ON ‘GUITAR HERO’

June 22, 2010

Rolling Stone

The reunited Soundgarden, who haven’t released an album of new music since 1996’s Down on the Upside, will debut an unreleased track titled “Black Rain” on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision recently revealed. While whether “Black Rain” is an unearthed track or a new recording by the Seattle grunge rockers is unclear, the song marks the first new music Soundgarden fans have received from the band since “Bleed Together” was included on the 1997 greatest hits comp A-Sides. There’s no indication as to whether “Black Rain” will be released independent of Warriors of Rock. The game is due in September. Since announcing their reunion on New Year’s Day, Soundgarden have been largely quiet, staging only one secret show full hits and rarities in Seattle in April, the group’s first gig since 1997. However, things should pick up later this summer when Soundgarden headline their first “official” reunion gig on the closing night of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on August 8.

SEATTLE DESIGN COMMISSION IS SEEKING IDEAS FOR HOLDING PATTERS

April 30, 2010

City of Seattle

Have you noticed how many lots have been left empty or partially developed due to the stalled economy? These vacant project sites are all around Seattle. Unattractive and unbecoming of our city, we pass by them every day: empty holes, barren plains of gravel, voids in the city fabric. How can we convert these eyesores to opportunities? The Seattle Design Commission wants your ideas for Holding Patterns, interim uses for stalled project sites. They are seeking concepts to transform the following types of stalled project sites around the city: holes in the ground, surface lots and ongoing construction above or below street level. The Design Commission is welcoming any and all ideas. Artists, designers, non-profits, businesses, developers, students, astronauts, everyone is invited to contribute ideas. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Email submissions to valerie.Kinast@seattle.gov no later than Monday, May 24. Submission guidelines can be found at the above link.

SONIC BOOM IS SPIN’S #5 BEST INDIE RECORD STORE IN AMERICA

April 22, 2010

SPIN

In honor of Record Store Day, SPIN has compiled a list of America’s 15 Best Indie Record Stores. Seattle’s Sonic Boom is up there at number five. SPIN says, “In a town with a music scene as established as Seattle’s, Sonic Boom is a welcoming hub for all the ‘types’ floating around. Its Ballard flagship and smaller Capitol Hill location have employed half the music-industry folks in the city at one point or another, and its consistently great in-store performances often turn into impromptu family reunions. But this place isn’t coasting on its rep; the selection is wide, well-organized, and surrounded with the kind of seriously pleasant atmosphere that could only be created and maintained by people who know that a great record store is about a lot more than just the music.” Check out the full list at the above link.

BANG YOUR DRUMS: JANET WEISS OF SLEATER-KINNEY GIVES TOP 10 DRUMMING TIPS

April 15, 2010

Self-Titled Magazine

Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, and the Jicks is interviewed by Self-titles Daily on her top 10 best tips for being an awesome drummer. “Drums are the coolest instrument, and the one to which people respond in a physical way. Don’t be afraid to let folks know what you’re about, where you came from, what drives you. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to improvise, to explore, It can be scary playing such a loud apparatus, but when it all comes together, it’s totally worth it.” For even more advice follow the link.

INTERN AT THE VERA PROJECT

April 15, 2010

The Vera Project

The Vera Project is seeking a Communications Intern to facilitate their marketing and communications. This position supports Communication Committee initiatives which include message platform definition and Vera 10 year anniversary PR planning. This position also organizes ongoing communications on Vera’s website, blog, facebook, etc. Priority for Vera internships goes to young people 14 to 24 years of age. Interested individuals should send a resume, letter of interest and optional writing sample to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org by 9:00 am Monday April 26.

LISTEN TO VISQUEEN LIVE AT SXSW TONIGHT ON NPR

March 17, 2010

NPR

Starting at 6:00 pm PST tonight, listen online to Visqueen live at NPR Music’s showcase. The local power-pop band opens the showcase at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas tonight as part of SXSW. Visqueen will share the stage with other great bands such as The Walkmen, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Broken Bells (The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse) and Spoon. Visqueen has enjoyed great success from their recent album Message to Garcia, “a towering collection of punchy, careening power-pop.” Click the above link to listen to the show tonight!

EMUSIC LISTS THE 22 ESSENTIAL SUB POP ALBUMS

March 17, 2010

eMusic

Online music store eMusic has written an editorial on the 22 most essential Sub Pop albums. EMusic subscribers can finally, as of very recently, get the likes of the artists on this list and the rest of the Sub Pop class. Douglas Wolk writes, “For the past 20 years, Sub Pop has been digging up strange, impudent, wonderful pop music from across the country and sometimes elsewhere. Here are 22 of the best, most influential and – in a few cases – most underrated Sub Pop albums; some are by stars, some are by near-unknowns, but they’re all worth checking out.” Click the above link to view the entire list.

GREAT WAVES WIN SOUND OFF! 2010

March 8, 2010

The Stranger

After another electrifying Sound Off! competition, Great Waves, the five-piece band from Sammamish, became the Sound Off! 2010 champs Saturday night. Hooves and Beak, a self-taught harpist from Seattle, placed second; Candysound, a duo from Bellingham, was third; and SEACATS from Kelso came in fourth. Not only will Great Waves get a bunch of music gear and industry consultation, but they will be playing at this year’s Bumbershoot and will even have a track available for download for Rock Band. To read more about the Sound Off! 2010 Finals follow the above link.

HOLLOW EARTH RADIO’S 3RD ANNUAL MAGMA FESTIVAL APPROACHES

February 22, 2010

Seattle Subsonic

Hollow Earth Radio (HER) is curating its popular 3rd Annual Magma Festival next month, and will feature the online radio station’s signature hyper-eclecticism of local earthed and unearthed acts. The festival is spread out over the four weekends of March and across several different locations including The Vera Project, Fremont Abbey, Healthy Times Fun Club, 20/20 Cycle and others. Click the link  for the lineup.