Matson on Music
Lynn Shelton's MTV show about Seattle music "$5 Cover" to premier at SIFF Cinema March 1
Posted by Andrew Matson
Cropped screen grab from siff.net
A year ago, nobody knew who THEESatisfaction was. Now the local gay-positive psychedelic space-rap/jazz group will be on the big screen at SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall, dramatizing a past spent working at Costco and performing songs about having a sexy girlfriend ("Sexy Girlfriend").
What local director Lynn Shelton's done with "$5 Cover," her upcoming webisodic series about Seattle music made for MTV.com, is elevate barely-known starving artists to hero status, augmenting reality like a telescope to a star. My bet: Shelton's use of the Moondoggies' heartbreaking reverie "Old Hound" will shame other local country-ish music into general meaninglessness, and make its singer Kevin Murphy a more popular saint.
Shelton and (probably all of) the artists in "$5 Cover" will be at McCaw to catch the premier March 1. Details here.
Dec 31 - 6:30 AM Premiere: 'Seattle Party' by Chastity Belt
Dec 31 - 6:00 AM 'Stop Biting' night at Lo-Fi now an album, mini doc
Dec 29 - 11:52 AM Were you there? 'The Rolling Stones' and Shabazz/THEESat
Dec 28 - 6:00 AM Top 40 of 2012, Seattle and beyond
Dec 27 - 6:00 AM Shabazz / THEESat: a history of high-concept Seattle shows