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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Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 26–31

Strictly Seattle showcases the city's best choreographers, Wooden O brings Shakespeare to Seattle Center, and Movies at the Mural opens with 'The Princess Bride.'

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/26/2016

Summer Festivals

Capitol Hill Block Party 2016 Photo Recap

From astronauts to Odesza: a chronological look back at the annual urban music festival.

  • By Amber Zbitnoff and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/25/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Comic-Con, Griffey, FLOTUS, and Colbert

New trailers, emotional introductions, car singing, the return of a character, and more.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/25/2016

Reintroduction To The Jungle

Guns N’ Roses Rocks With Slash and Duff For The First Time Since The ‘90s

What other pop culture relics from that era could aid the band on its reunion tour?

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/22/2016

Summer Music Fest

Capitol Hill Block Party 2016 Picks

Plan out your schedule for the 20th anniversary edition of the urban summer music fest.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/21/2016

The Sporting Life

Watch Ken Griffey Jr. Go Into the Hall of Fame This Sunday

The Kid takes his rightful place in baseball's hallowed halls.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/20/2016

Ticket Alerts

Temple of the Dog (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam Supergroup) Announces Its First Tour Ever

The band finally hits the road (and plays the Paramount) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its lone album.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/20/2016

Rant

Is It Ethical to Enjoy the Rio Olympics?

Wrestling with the morality of a troubled edition of the Summer Games.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/20/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Car Seat Headrest

The Seattle band behind one of the most acclaimed indie rock records of 2016 gets set for Capitol Hill Block Party.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/19/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 18–24

Noir City takes over the Egyptian, Tracy Rocca's paintings soak up the sun, and 'Daisy' dramatizes one of America's most famous political ads.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/18/2016

Video Games

10 Seattle Spots Where You Can Avoid Pokémon Go

Gotta ditch 'em all.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/13/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 11–17

A Frames reunites, Wye Oak moves forward by looking back, and Alice Gosti's latest marathon dance performance comes to Waterfront Park.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/11/2016

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2016

Punch Gallery goes down swinging (and crashing), Lisa Harris Gallery shows all it has to offer, and Davidson highlights turn of the century Japanese woodblock prints.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/06/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 5–10

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival takes over Volunteer Park, the Physics play with a full band, and Arj Baker seeks stoned laughter.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/05/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Platform Gallery's Stephen Lyons

Platform's owner and director discusses closing the physical space and plans to continue as a digital art gallery.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/30/2016

Seattle Sound

Seattle Met Mixtape: Volume 7

Download a free compilation of our favorite new local music releases including David Bazan, Tacocat, and Kris Orlowski.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/30/2016

Concerts

Ranking Adele's Most Epically Sad Lyrics

Before the Queen of Bummer Pop plays KeyArena, we take a look at her bleakest lyrics—from depressing to very depressing.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/30/2016

Met Picks

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

Wooden O invades our parks with Shakespeare, Seattle Symphony plays more John Luther Adams, and Brand New and Modest Mouse team up.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/29/2016

Museums

'Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds' Boldly Goes for Fan Service Over Depth

EMP Museum's celebration of 50 years of Star Trek should satisfy Trekkies, but can't fully engage.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/29/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 27–July 3

KEXP Rocks the Dock, NAAM examines African American beauty through photography, and standout local songwriters convene at Chop Suey.

  • By Kyle Kuhn and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 06/27/2016
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