Friday, November 13, 2009

Big Brothers Big Sisters & Radio City!

If you haven't bought your tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular yet, perhaps you might consider this: during the ticket purchase process online, there is an option to add an extra $5, $10, etc to your order - this money goes straight to STG, and we are in turn using that money to purchase tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular for young people associated with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Puget Sound.

It's the holiday season, and we thought we'd make it easy to give a little something to back to our community. Hope it's something you'll consider! Tickets are on sale here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pixies Live Recordings - It's True!

This just in via Pollstar:

An outfit called Abbey Road Live has been recording every Pixies show on the band’s U.S. fall tour since the band hit the road Nov. 8. Although recordings of future shows will be sold at the end of every night’s performance beginning Nov. 23, fans wanting to purchase recordings of previous shows on the tour can do so at Web site

Seriously! This is pretty awesome. Read the full article here.

If you are going to the Pixies show tonight or tomorrow, check back in and let us know what you thought!

Thanks to our fabulous concerts intern Heather for the tip!

Community Involvement from Gregory Maqoma

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theater IS FANTASTIC!

Spending time with Gregory and his musicians
this week has been such an honor. Gregory is an incredible artist and I am so inspired by what he brings as a teacher as well.

Master classes & musician jams have brought new ideas of movement and culture to Seattle participants.

Gregory Maqoma Master Class from STG Presents on Vimeo.

Our talk at Hidmo last night with Donald Byrd, Dumi Maraire, Gregory Maqoma and Vivian Phillips could not have been more engaging---Contemporary African and African American art today was the topic, and it blew me away to hear the diverse perspectives from these artists from across continents. The conversation was followed by musician jam and dancing!

The musicians accompanying Gregory are soooo talented and eclectic— sitar, cello, violin and percussion—what a cool sound all together. They really play from the soul.

Hidmo was a perfect spot to host such an eclectic group of artists and audience members....good food, good company, good music and good conversation. Thank you Hidmo, Donald, Dumi, Vivian and Gregory/Vuyani Dance Theater for bringing your great hearts to the table!

- Liz Young, STG Education & Community Partnerships Manager

Rain Machine on KEXP Today!

Rain Machine, aka Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio, is opening for the Pixies tonight at STG's Paramount Theatre - but you can tune in to KEXP at noon today to hear him perform live on the air and chat with Cheryl Waters!

Listen live at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hear Them Crooked Vultures FULL Album Now!

Them Crooked Vultures are currently streaming their entire debut album on their YouTube Channel - listen to the whole thing here! The team of Joshua Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones is a good one indeed.

A few tickets remain for their show at STG's Paramount Theatre on November 21st - get your tickets now!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gregory Maqoma on KEXP Tonight!

Listen up: South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma along with musicians Bongani Kunene (cello), Isaac Molelekoa (violin), Mandienkosi Nhlapo (percussion) and Poorvi Bhana (sitar) will play LIVE tonight at 8pm on KEXP's The Best Ambiance with Jon Kertzer. Hope you can catch the show!

~Amanda Bedell
Seattle Theatre Group
Public Relations Manager