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.