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SIFF 2013 Preview: Face the Music

Hello, Imaginaries! This year’s Face the Music program at the Seattle International Film Festival contains some music documentaries I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT!!! You can buy passes to SIFF now, and inividual tickets go on sale this week on Thursday, 5/2. And so, let us (stage) dive in: First up: a few special events put […]

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Wilderness Decades: Lesser Known Dylan

It is more than a little daunting to write about the music of Bob Dylan. He has been recording music for fifty years now, and so many beautiful things have been said about his songs for decades. Taking this as a cautionary guideline, I have always preferred Dylan’s post-1960s output to his earlier, universally-lauded material […]

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'Tis the season for celebrated mythology: The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll

Christopher Knowles is the author of the recently published book The Secret History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, which ties the rock-era music scene back to mystery cults formed “since the Stone Age.” Christmastime is a festive season when we party hard, glory vicariously in exciting fables, and when some of us even shove our mystified […]

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Audio Oasis: An Imaginary Treatise on Sound

You know Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Dan Deacon and other great indie innovators are getting textural and contextual inspiration from somewhere other than what’s reviewed in Rolling Stone or Pitchfork, but where? In The Blink Of An Ear, written by Seth Kim-Cohen, subtitled Toward A Non-Cochlear Sound, might put you on their same journey outside […]

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I'm Not There Soundtrack

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It's been quite a couple of weeks for I'm Not There. First, Cate Blanchett earned a nomination for best supporting actress for her rendition of a young Dylan. And then later that day we learned of the untimely death of one the film’s amazingly talented stars, Heath Ledger.  I’d love to write about the whole […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Don't Look Back at Northwest Film Forum

SIFF may have ended yesterday (and film-sters all over Seattle are finally getting the chance to see other people outside the confines of a dark theater), but the great movies are still available for the viewing! Tonight the NWFF is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Don't Look Back with a showing! Here's what the critics […]

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