Tag: MTV B-Side
Last night MTV threw a little bash in Seattle for the cast and crew of its upcoming series $5 Cover: Seattle. I was a pretty tangential part of the project–I made two short docs about the Seattle arts & music scene that will be a very small part of the series. Congrats to Lynn Shelton and the whole team. I was impressed with the show and especially the music involved. The after-party had some fun performances by Seattle breaking bands like Thee Satisfaction and Champagne Champagne.
For me, the find of the night was Thee Emergency front-woman and new actress Zana Geddes. She has a star quality that leaps off the screen. The series drops in June, you’ll have to wait till then to see what I’m talking about. Meanwhile, I wish I could get her into a film role while she’s still undiscovered.
Now can someone explain the Seattle band “Thee” thing? I’ve been pretending to get it but really. What’s the deal?
A few months ago I made a couple of cool little videos for a MTV.com as part of their upcoming series, $5 Cover: Seattle, directed by Lynn Shelton. They were looking for filmmakers to do some fun, documentary-style videos on some topic around the Seattle music scene.
My videos were about Verellen Amps – a shop in Seattle that builds custom tube amplifier that’s run by and for musicians. It has a sweet guitar performance by Dave Knudsen of Minus the Bear. That one’s called “Tube Addiction.” The other one is “Seattle’s Vortex,” about a rehearsal space crammed into an industrial park in Seattle’s North End that serves as an practice space/second home/band incubator for a lot of talented emerging bands like Three Chord Killer, Underdose, The Mercury Rising, and Achilles Fall.