September 22nd, 2010
Of all the shows scheduled for the upcoming City Arts Fest (Oct. 20-23), the one depicted on this poster might be the most unforeseen of the bunch. And no, I ain’t talkin’ about the fake boxer bodies attached to Fresh Espresso‘s heads. I’m simply referring to the fact that the Paramount will be hosting this mostly-local, all hip-hop show, with the Blue Scholars as the headliner. Word on the street is that this is the first of it’s kind at the renowned theatre, so big “ups” to the crews on the bill for gettin’ up on that marquee.
As for the rest of the festival, it’s a varied mix of music, theatre, cinema, and Fireside Chats taking place throughout Seattle in late October. Other than watching “the Hitmaker” and “the Razor” do their electro-rap alongside Brother Ali, Macklemore, and Mash Hall, several other intriguing shows should be mentioned. There’s Belle & Sebastian at Benaroya Hall (Oct. 20), 13th Floor Elevator Roky Erickson at Neumos (Oct. 20) Cat Power at the Fifth Avenue Theatre (Oct. 21), the Vaselines, Dum Dum Girls and Young Evils at Neumos (Oct. 22), Sera Cahoone at the Crocodile (Oct. 23), Big Boi at the Showbox SODO (Oct. 23) and multiple screenings of the timeless Deutsch sci-fi flick “Metropolis”, scored live by the Alloy Orchestra at SIFF (Oct. 21/22/23). Apparently they found some new footage in a vault and reworked the film. Hey, at least it’s not a prequel or a “reimagining”.
See the full schedule here. Pony up for a $60 wristband and you’ll get admission to all shows.