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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Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Rori “CauthonLuck” Bryant-Raible

The local professional video game player looks to continue his team's unexpected 'Heroes of the Storm' success at PAX.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/31/2016

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Friday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/30/2016

Met Picks

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

The Monkees find new life, Seattle Symphony kicks off the new season with Joyce DiDonato, and Gad Elmaleh tries his hand at English standup comedy.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/30/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 29–September 5

Diana Nyad testifies to the power of perseverance, Ever So Android releases another batch of dark electronic rock tunes, and the Fair gets underway in Puyallup.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/29/2016

Sound Off

Enough with Football Fan Victimhood

A plea to stop being petty about every perceived slight.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/23/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Suicide Squeeze's David Dickenson

The founder of the Seattle indie record label discusses its 20th anniversary.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/23/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 22–28

Vibrations Festival reverberates in Volunteer Park, LeMay America's Car Museum hosts a drive-in movie, and the Living End shreds at Neumos.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/22/2016

Ticket Alerts

Jerry Seinfeld Comes to the Paramount Theatre

The comedy icon performs standup in Seattle this November.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/22/2016

Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/22/2016

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Lisa Prank's 'Adult Teen'

Belatedly catching up with June's pop punk hit of the summer.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/19/2016

FIlm

Cinerama Screens Classics for Its 70mm Film Festival

See '2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Apocalypse Now,' and more in glorious 70mm.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/18/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Chris Staples

The Seattle singer-songwriter discusses his new Barsuk album 'Golden Age' and playing a release show on a steamship.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/16/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 15–21

Disconnect at the Arts in Nature Festival, munch away at the Seattle Street Food Festival, and watch 'Toy Story' on the MOHAI lawn.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/15/2016

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: August 11–14

Guns N' Roses welcomes Seattleites to the jungle, gamers descend on KeyArena for The International, and Vera Project brings all-ages rock to the Waterfront.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 08/11/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Eric Neuville

The Seattle Opera singer discusses how 'The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory' is kind of like a Pixar movie.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/10/2016

Music News

Paul Allen Launches the Upstream Music Fest to Be a Seattle SXSW

The new music festival and industry summit comes to Pioneer Square in May 2017.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/10/2016

The Sporting Life

The Glory of Griffey

A reflection on Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame number retirement weekend.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/10/2016

Visual Art

Seattle Art Fair 2016 Highlights

A quick look at some of our favorite pieces from the second edition of the art extravaganza.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/09/2016

Ticket Alerts

The Music of 'Game of Thrones' Heads to KeyArena

Take a sonic journey through Westeros with 'GoT' composer Ramin Djawadi.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/08/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 8–14

Take in dance at Olympic Sculpture Park, Tacocat during lunch hour, and South Lake Union Block Party without spending a cent.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/08/2016
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