Get a first-hand look at Pearl Jam’s journey from 1990 to the present and into the future through more than 200 artifacts directly from Pearl Jam band members and their Seattle warehouse, including instruments, stage props, original art, and a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.
The exhibition opens Saturday, August 11 and is included with your MoPOP general admission.
This is a smart idea for music artists who awaken with a creative idea and wish to capture it after a good night’s rest. Imagine walking out of your room, padding down the hall to record the song that echoes inside of you. Note the scenic view the artist can get lost in right outside their window. How’s that for ambiance and inspiration?
I wonder what the cost of a Sound Suite session might be? Thinking I need to take some voice lessons first 🙂
W Hotels gets added to my list of Seattle comforts.
Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder is a delightful instrumental album . It grabs your attention immediately with the fast paced opening track, “Pop Raladrao”.
Spellbinder’s cohesive experimental latin jazz forms a symbiotic relationship with the listener. Your musical tastebuds will acquire abundant sensory pleasure. Then be prepared to be transported to an expansive audio gallery.
I enjoy the democratic balance each musician contributes as they take their logical turn weaving a well-constructed audio tapestry.
The band echoes the Miles Davis Electric period at times (“Bridge The Gap”). I hear strong references to Stuff (“I Don’t Believe You”) a New York City-based jazz-funk band active in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
But make no mistake about how Spellbinder has branded its own unique sound. We had the good fortune six years ago to witness Spellbinder live at a club, ToST in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. I was impressed that night with how tight and rhythmic the band played. The maturity that Spellbinder evidences since is well-established throughout the eleven tracks.
We hear a lot about The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as “The” museum for music in the United States. Last week was the 2014 Induction Ceremony at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.
However my favorite American music museum is the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington. I have been a member since 2009. We have visited EMP twice in our travels.
It’s unfortunate that our 2014 vacation plans don’t include Seattle this year. I would loved to have attended the EMP Pop Conference.
I attended the Pop Conference in New York City the past two years. The EMP Pop Conference moved back to the Seattle EMP Museum this year.
GO! MUSIC AND MOBILITY
2014 POP CONFERENCE
APRIL 24–27, 2014
We turn to music to put the world in motion. From communication by talking drum to sounds streamed off mobile phones, music has accompanied the movement of people, alleviated work, and pulsated leisure. This year’s EMP Pop Conference, back in Seattle after three years roaming, offers more than 100 presentations exploring the subject of music and mobility.
I find the schedule for the EMP Pop Conference 2014 more esoteric than ever. The session that interests me the most is:
Reflections on Mobile Music Studies Roundtable
The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies(2014) is a two-volume publication featuring almost fifty scholars that consolidates a new research subfield. This roundtable includes the Handbook’s editors and additional contributors, with presentations analyzing the field itself and examples such as mobile music marketing in Brazil, iPod/iPhone DJing, online radio in the US versus Japan, and the automotive aesthetics of “G-Funk” recordings.
Seattle is our second favorite city after New York City. I have been there twelve times. I started visiting Seattle when I worked for Microsoft in 1992. My wife and I adore the city especially the topography and the Four Seasons Hotel. The arts scene there is vibrant and embracing.
Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival will be hosting a gangbuster Bumbershoot 2013. Take a look at the lineup below and then navigate to the Bumbershoot Website to increase your knowledge about this way cool event.
Bumbershoot takes place at the Seattle Center which is complete with a Monorail system, the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project. I find this spot reminiscent of the New York Worlds Fair site.
Adding Bumbershoot 2013 as a strong possible to the wish list in the music of our heart.
The Experience Music Project (EMP) Pop Conference in 2013 will be a five city live streaming event. The five easy pieces for Pop Conference 2013 will take place in Seattle (Central site), New York (the site of the 2012 Pop Conference that we attended), Los Angeles, New Orleans and Cleveland. Please refer to the EMP Pop Conference page for more specifics, as the event is just unfolding.
Five different gatherings, in the East, West, South, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest, will take place on the same weekend, with a goal of live streaming the content for those unable to travel and preserving it for posterity. At each location, there will be one panel at a given time, rather than concurrent sessions, to foster regional community.
Local organizers, all veteran conference participants, will steer the program for each Pop Conference city: Oliver Wang of Cal-State Long Beach in Los Angeles (working with the USC Dornsife Center for Feminist Research, directed by Karen Tongson); Tavia Nyong’o of NYU in New York (working with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music); Joel Dinerstein of Tulane in New Orleans (working with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South); Lauren Onkey of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland; and Jasen Emmons of EMP Museum in Seattle.
My aim as an EMP/SFM Member(since 2009) is to increase my Pop Conference involvement in 2013 from the attendee level in 2012. I’m glad the NYU event is open-ended. I have contacted Tavia Nyong’o of NYU to learn more about where I can hopefully take part.
I have a better idea now why Robert Christgau calls the Pop Conference, “the best thing that’s ever happened to serious consideration of pop music.” I attended the session where he spoke last year (Refer to my blog post about Pop Conference 2012 here)
I look forward to the EMP Pop Conference 2013. I plan to update readers about this event moving forward. When I’m informed you will be informed, so stay tuned 🙂