Assistant Editor (Arts)

Seth Sommerfeld runs the arts department at Seattle Met, crafting the magazine's On the Town section, editing the Culture Fiend blog, and contributing to reader service features such as “The Ultimate Seahawks Guide” and the front-of-the-book department, Mudroom.

Seth has written about music and culture for Rolling Stone, Spin, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Charleston Post and Courier, Syracuse Post-Standard, and Billings Gazette. He also extensively covered the NBA Draft for years for Fox Sports and NBADraft.net, and was published as part of Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology.

Originally from Billings, Montana, Seth first lived in Washington while earning an undergraduate degree in journalism and broadcasting at Gonzaga University. He followed up those studies at Syracuse University, where he earned a master’s degree in arts journalism.

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Slideshow

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016 Photo Recap

Views from the Memorial Day weekend action at the Gorge.

  • By Amber Zbitnoff and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/31/2016

The Rant

Your Outdoor Movie Etiquette Guide

Tips for how to make the most of the summer cinema season.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/31/2016

Slideshow

Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Sasquatch! Festival 2016

Get up close with portraits of this year's performers.

  • By Amber Zbitnoff and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/31/2016

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: May 31–June 5

Cherdonna Shinatra gets outlandish at Velocity, Chastity Belt returns from Europe, and comedy meets food meets hip-hop at Lovecitylove.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/31/2016

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2016

Intiman Theatre highlights black women playwrights, Dennis Coleman says goodbye, and Bren Ahearn threads some subversive stitches.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/30/2016

The Sporting Life

Praise for the Messi-ah

Copa América brings some of North and South America’s best national teams to town in June. That includes Argentina and perhaps the greatest living athlete: Lionel Messi. Here’s what makes him transcendent.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/27/2016

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2016

Make the most of the cinematic season.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/26/2016

Summer Music Fest

The Must-See Acts of Sasquatch! Festival 2016

Make the most of Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/25/2016

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Week One (May 23–30)

Werner Herzog examines technology, David Byrne accompanies color guards, and a lost Orson Welles masterpiece returns to the big screen.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/24/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: May 23–30

Words from Lindy West and Sherman Alexie, the tradition of Northwest Folklife Festival, and a non-Sasquatch indie rock alternative.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/23/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Franklin Gutierrez's Moonshot

Plus, a bloody good 'SNL' finale, some Brand New music, and a Spotify failure.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/23/2016

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Opening Weekend (May 19–22)

Start the festival out right with street cats, disgraced politicians, Cuban ballerinas, and more.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/19/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sue Bird

The Seattle Storm stalwart begins a new WNBA season surround by an influx of exciting young talent.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/18/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week May 16–22

Celebrate a new season with the Storm, prepare for SIFF's cinematic overload, and drink up during Seattle Beer Week.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/16/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Saying Goodbye to THEESatisfaction

Plus, new songs from The Lonely Island and Vats, the comedy duo of Ken Jennings and Weird Al, and B.J. Novak's epic talk show story.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/16/2016

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Tacocat's 'Lost Time'

Tacocat expertly mixes the fun and frustration of the current Seattle climate on its April LP.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/12/2016

Ticket Alerts

Blast Off into a Cinematic Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson

America's favorite astrophysicist heads to the Paramount to explain what Hollywood gets right and wrong about space.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/10/2016

The Sporting Life

See Pro Wrestling's Best as NXT Debuts in Seattle

The WWE's (far superior) minor league stable body slams its way to the Paramount.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/09/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week May 9–15

Catch new music from Damien Jurado, the Thermals, and Karl Blau, Rory Scovel's comedy, and film from the trans community.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/09/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Robinson Canó and Jordan Morris Are Red Hot

Plus, Radiohead, Star Wars emojis, and adult breakfast cereal.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 05/09/2016
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