From press release:
Seattle City Arts Festival
October 20-22, 2011
20+ clubs, halls, and venues, throughout the city
Ticketing information: Discounted all access wristbands & individual tickets available at www.cityartsfest.com/schedule
FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED!!!
City Arts Magazine is pleased to announce new additions to the 2011 Heineken City Arts Fest line up — to be held October 20-22, 2011 in over 20 iconic clubs, halls, and venues, throughout the city. All access festival wristbands — and staggered performance schedules — allow festival attendees to see multiple bands and headliners in the same night. You can purchase wristbands as well as individual tickets at the following link www.cityartsfest.com/schedule.
Heineken City Arts Fest boasts an impressive array of music performances, interdisciplinary art showcases, exhibitions and events and features over 150 + critically acclaimed artists from both local and national stages.
New additions and updates to the music programming include: Shabazz Palaces with Metal Chocolates and DJ Riz Rollins at The Triple Door; Yacht as direct support for Robyn at The Paramount; Other notable artists additions include: The Hold Steady with Grand Archives at The Neptune Theatre; Rebecca Gates supporting Ryan Adams at Benaroya Hall; Mad Rad with Katie Kate, Helluvastate and Slow Dance at Neumos; Gill Landry (of Old Crow Medicine Show) along with Shelby Earl and Gabriel Mintz, as support for the Felice Brothers at The Crocodile; Noah Gunderson supporting Shelby Lynne at The Triple Door; as well as a host of up and coming local acts: Rose Window, Whalebones, Stag and Capsula at the Comet; Exohxo and Elk and Boar with Hoard and The Harem at Rendevous; and Nazca Lines added to The Cops, Birthday Suits, and Strong Killings show at the Comet.
The heart of the Heineken City Arts Fest is found in Culture Club programming, held at FRED Wildlife Refuge. The multi-purpose venue located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, will act as a hub where pass holders can pick up all access wristbands, rub shoulders with performers, attend Culture Club events that feature visual art exhibitions, music, literary, humanities and performance events.
Culture Club highlights include a series of visual art events curated by the likes of: Free Sheep Foundation (Stranger Genius Award winner DK Pan and nko) presenting Dan Hawkins, Charles Krafft, Robb Kunz, Steven Miller, Sam Mickens, Kelly O, Alexandra Roxo, No Touching Ground and a debut of a ‘zine “Headless Hunter” featuring C. Davida Ingram, Amanda Manitach, Pol Rosenthal and Don Wallingford; Michael Van Horn presenting Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata; Serrah Russell and Amanda Manitach presenting Susie Lee, Justine Ashbee, Gretchen Bennett, Zack Bent, Saskia Delores, Francesca Lohmann, Jess Marie, Jennifer Zwick, Rodrigo Valenzuela; A “Pop Up Market” featuring local goods and creations from LxWxH, Marquand Books, Cairo Collective, Iron Curtain Press, and Iacoli and McAllister; Pie Life storytelling & bakeoff event, featuring stories by Shauna James Ahern (Gluten Free Girl), Sara Dickerman, David Schmader, Tilson, with audience pie contest, and country dancing with The Tall Boys; A special Visual Art Happy Hour and Event by Sierra Stinson and Klara Glosova featuring creative drinks and/or visual art by Greg Lundgren, Gala Bent, Jim Demetre, Lindsey Apodaca, Joey Veltkamp, and Susan Robb.
Culture Club also includes a collaborative music event: The Factory: “Northwest Hip Hop Redesigned”. The event features 50+ DJs and MCs that acts as a spotlight on Seattle’s rapidly growing and nationally recognized hip hop scene. Performers include MC’s and DJ’s from the likes of Mad Rad, The Physics, P Smoov, DJ Swervewon, SOTA, Amos Miller, Helluvastate, DJ 100 Proof, OC Notes, Fresh Espresso, Neema, Canary Sing, and many more.
Additional Heineken City Arts Fest showcases include: Genre Bender: An artist match-making collaborative event at the new Can Can featuring new collaborations by Mark Haim, Casey Curran, Amy O’Neal, Wes Hurley, Karen Finneyfrock, Joanna Lepore, Mike Pham, Gretchen Bennett, Rainbow Fletcher, Sean Johnson, Evan Flory Barnes, Jennifer Law; Ecstasy of Influence at Town Hall featuring poets Heather McHugh, Kary Wayson, Kate Lebo and Erika Wilder with spunky bluegrass trio The Half Brothers, live painting by Chrom-A-Matic, hosted by Jennifer Borges Foster; So You Think It’s Dance? Show (+ Tell) at the Velocity Dance Center featuring Jessica Jobaris, The Cherdonna & Lou Show, Douglas Ridings, Reel Grrl Maile Martinez. Local critics Brendan Kiley (The Stranger), Sandi Kurtz (Seattle Weekly) and Leah Baltus (City Arts) join boylesque star Waxie Moon join in for a post showing panel; “Color Me Obsessed” Replacements Documentary at NW Film Forum, followed by a Replacements Cover Night at the Comet.
Heineken City Arts Fest will also play host to a series of participatory and humanities events, including Celebrity Karaoke hosted by Eric Frederickson and Betsey Brock also at Culture Club; Selling Without Selling Out – a community conversation and happy hour hosted by Washington Film Works; Free and All-Ages “Thriller” Dance Class with Waxie Moon, Inga Ingenue and Lou Henry Hoover at Velocity Dance Center; SIFF Film Sing-Alongs (Purple Rain, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grease) at the new Uptown Cinema location; Also City? Arts? Festival?: A Creative Conversation by Arts Leadership Lab at Culture Club.
As previously announced, the Heineken City Arts Fest music programming line up features headline performances from Ryan Adams at Benaroya Hall; Robyn at The Paramount; Built to Spill at The Moore Theatre; and Crystal Castles and Ozomatli with shows at Showbox So Do. Other notable shows include The Long Winters at Showbox Market; Blackalicious and Freestyle Fellowship at Showbox So Do; Mudhoney and The Fasbacks at Showbox Market; The Felice Brothers at The Crocodile; and “evening with performances” from Man Man, The Helio Sequence, and Seattle School of Rock at Seattle Laser Dome.
Heineken City Arts Fest performing arts programming is also led by four outstanding Seattle premieres: New York’s Steve Cuiffo (as Lenny Bruce reincarnate) at the soon-to-be opened new Can Can; Montreal’s haunting and charming projection artist and storyteller Daniel Barrow at FRED; Portland’s Erin Leddy (Hand2Mouth Theatre) with her award winning “My Mind Is Like an Open Meadow” at Theatre Off Jackson; Seattle artist and recent Stranger Genius award winner Jose Bold (of “Awesome”) with a world premiere “Seateeth” at Theatre Off Jackson.
Music line-up includes Ryan Adams** Robyn** Built to Spill** Crystal Castles** Ozomatli** Blackalicious** Freestyle Fellowship** The Hold Steady** The Long Winters** Shabazz Palaces** Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine** Mudhoney** Shelby Lynne** The Fastbacks** Thao and The Get Down Stay Down** The Felice Brothers** Grand Archives** Fences** The Boxer Rebellion** Pogo** Allen Stone** Male Bonding** Mad Rad** Seattle Laser Dome performances with Man Man, The Helio Sequence & School of Rock** Campfire OK** USF** William Elliot Whitmore** Cobirds Unite** Rebecca Gates** Grand Hallway** Theoretics** The Cops** Disco Doom** Seapony** Picoso** Black Whales** Pickwick** Shelby Earl** Noah Gunderson** Thee Emergency** Daydream Vacation** Lemolo** That 1 Guy** Sons of Warren Oates** Joseph Giant** Smokey Brights** Crypts** Lovesick Empire** Unnatural Helpers** Virgin Islands** Hi Life Soundsystem** Birthday Suits** Strong Killings** Tea Cozies** Midday Veil** Witch Gardens** Dyno Jamz** F***ing Eagles** Gabriel Mintz** Whalebones** Nazca Lines** Exohxo** Katie Kate** Don’t Talk to the Cops** Blue Cannon** Helluvastate** Cataldo** Yuni in Taxco** Fly Moon Royalty** Blue Sky Black Death** Bryan John Appleby** Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts** Big Spider’s Back** Nightmare Fortress** Kris Orlowski** Elk and Boar** Viper Creek** Capsula** Stag** Rose Window** All Star Tribute to the Replacements** Factory: NW Hip-Hop redesigned featuring live collaborations from 50+ DJs and MCs including Parker Joe, OC Notes, Khingz, Mat Wisner, Thaddeus David, B-Flat, DJ100proof, Hyphen8d, DJ Swervewon, Crispy, BenadriLL (Lakehouse), Mr. Hill, Neema, Havi Blaze, Stay Low, Luck One, Notion, Evergreen One, Sonny Bonoho, Hollis, Katie Kate, Malice Sweet, Mario Sweet, BangBang (SidePony), Ginja Please (Side Pony), Amos Miller, Dice, Jay Battle, Terry Radjaw, Darwin, Rik Rude, 10-4 Roger, Shaprece, Leach, Bean One, Regina Aletto (Sap’n), and more TBA) ** Horde and the Harem** and more TBA.
Performing arts line-up includes four solo Seattle premieres: NYC’s Steve Cuiffo is Lenny Bruce** Montreal projection artist Daniel Barrow performs Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry** Portland’s Erin Leddy of Hand2Mouth Theatre performs My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow** Seattle’s Jose Bold (John Osebold of “Awesome”) performs Seateeth**
Also – Genre Bender w/ Karen Finneyfrock, Rainbow Fletcher, Evan Flory Barnes, Joanna Lepore, Mark Haim, Wes Hurley, Amy O’Neal, Mike Pham and more** Ecstasy of Influence w/ Heather McHugh, Kary Wayson, Kate Lebo and Erika Wilder, Jennifer Borges Foster, with music by The Half Brothers (of “Awesome”) & live painting by Chrom-A-Matic** “Thriller Dance Class” with Waxie Moon, Inga Ingenue and Lou Henry Hoover** So You Think It’s Dance? Show (+ Tell) with Jessica Jobaris, The Cherdonna & Lou Show, Douglas Ridings, and Malie Martinez** Pie Life storytelling and bakeoff event with Kate Lebo, KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel, Shauna James Ahern, Sara Dickerman, David Schmader, Tilson**Culture Club visual art exhibitions and events curated by: Free Sheep Foundation** Amanda Manitach and Serrah Russell** Klara Glosova and Sierra Stinson** Michael Van Horn** “Pop Up Market” featuring local creations from LxWxH, Marquand Books, Cairo Collective, Iron Curtain Press, and Iacoli and McAllister **Celebrity Karaoke** Red Light Nights** City? Arts? Festival?: A Creative Conversation by Arts Leadership Lab of Seattle** Washington Film Works Event and Happy Hour** Sol Hashemi** Jason Hirata** Justine Ashbee** Gretchen Bennett** Zack Bent** Saskia Delores** Francesca Lohmann** Jess Marie** Jennifer Zwick** Rodrigo Valenzuela** and more TBA.
Participating venues include Benaroya Hall** The Paramount Theatre** The Moore Theatre** Showbox Market** Showbox Sodo** Neumos** The Neptune** The Crocodile** Triple Door** SIFF Cinema** The Comet** Chop Suey** Northwest Film Forum** Velocity Dance Center** Theatre Off Jackson** FRED** The Can Can** Rendezvous** Seattle Laser Dome** Town Hall