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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Feature

Seattle Summer Arts Guide 2016

Make the most of the season with these tasty cultural pairings.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/23/2016

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: David Bazan's 'Blanco'

The Seattle singer-songwriter expertly explored emotional electronic realms on his May LP.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/23/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Lisa Prank

Seattle's pop punk princess pours out her emotions on 'Adult Teen.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/21/2016

Explainer

The End of the Mariners' Nintendo Era

After 26 years Nintendo of America is selling the Mariners. Under CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi the Japanese video game company oversaw some big ups (‘95 Never Forget) and some much bigger downs (basically all of the ‘00s). Let’s look back.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/21/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 20–26

Chuck Klosterman speculates what the future will think we're getting wrong, Burke Museum explores the North Cascades, and Dan Levy records his standup special for free.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/20/2016

The Sporting Life

Waiting for Messi

The meaningless magic of Lionel Messi's Copa América performance.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/15/2016

Ticket Alerts

Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Comes to KeyArena

The hip-hop superstar bring his mega stage show to town in October.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/14/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 13–19

Celebrate Prince, watch 'Space Jam' stand trial, and experience 'Pure Consciousness' with Vox Mod.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/13/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Dempsey Sends USMNT to Seattle

Plus, 'Hamilton' at the Tony Awards, Wimps, Key and Peele, and Wye Oak.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/13/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Emmett Montgomery

The weird and awesome Seattle comedian readies to record his first standup album.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/09/2016

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Final Week (June 8–12)

Finish off SIFF 2016 with Mike Birbiglia, a comedic women's rec league basketball team, Buster Keaton, and a historic charlatan.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/08/2016

Ticket Alerts

The Head and the Heart and Band of Horses Plan Paramount Dates

Two standouts from the Seattle folk rock boom return.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/08/2016

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Concert Guide 2016

Because you can see music indoors the other three seasons.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/07/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 6–12

David Bazan shows off 'Blanco,' NW New Works Festival gives area arts a working platform, and Bren Ahearn stitches subversively.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/06/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Remembering Muhammad Ali

Plus, Bo Burnham, Julien Baker covering Death Cab, 'The Ringer,' and more.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/06/2016

Festival Recap

Women Ruled Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016

How Sasquatch! set itself apart with a dominating cavalcade of female voices.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/01/2016

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
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