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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Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: February 2016

This month's offerings run the gamut from Code Noir slavers to children's toys.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 02/03/2016

Theater Review

'Constellations' Tells a Simple Love Story in a Complex Way

The one-act drama at Seattle Rep mixes romance and string theory.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 02/02/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week February 1–7

Watch a timely comedy classic, reflect on the history of slavery through art, and jam with Kris Orlowski.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 02/01/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Celebrity Puns

Plus, Abe Vigoda, 'Great Detective Pikachu,' and Tancred.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 02/01/2016

Met Picks

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

Seattle Symphony rocks Led Zeppelin, Fabrice Monteiro snaps socially impactful photos, and Bill Evans keeps dancing at 75.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/28/2016

Ticket Alerts

KeyArena Hosts Modest Mouse with Brand New and At the Drive-In Reunites

Don't sleep on these two must-see summer rock shows.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/27/2016

Ticket Alerts

Billy Joel Comes to Safeco Field in May

The Piano Man hits the diamond.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/27/2016

The Sporting Life

Seattleites Who Should Probably Be Pro Wrestlers

WWE Raw is laying the smackdown at KeyArena in February. Which locals belong in the ring?

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/27/2016

Ticket Alerts

Brian Wilson Brings 'Pet Sounds' to the Paramount

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' iconic album by hearing it performed in its entirety.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/26/2016

Ticket Alert

Watershed Festival Expands to 2 Weekends with Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, and Eric Church

The Gorge's country music extravaganza also features Jason Aldean and Kacey Musgraves.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/26/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week January 25–31

Laugh it up with classic Kubrick, witness the work of an architecture legend, and start riots with Sunil Yapa and Mommy Long Legs.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/25/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Macklemore Confronts His White Privilege

Plus, new trailer Dude York, a terrific trailer for 'Suicide Squad,' and sports tweets.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/25/2016

Never Tell Us the Odds

Handicapping 2016's Seattle Grammy Nominees

Will this be Death Cab for Cutie's year?

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/22/2016

Theater Review

Seattle Rep's 'Disgraced' Has a Humanity Problem

None of the characters seem vaguely realistic in this unbearable and forced Pulitzer winning contemplation on American Islam.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/19/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week January 18–24

Awaken your inner folk fan with Langhorne Slim, mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with Lindy West, and spend a family weekend with Children's Film Festival Seattle and Math Moves!.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/18/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: New Tacocat and Kris Orlowski Tunes

Plus, rapid fire impressions and the best music video in ages.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/18/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Seattle Opera's Aidan Lang

The company's general director discusses the farce of 'The Marraige of Figaro' and fighting against operatic stereotypes.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/13/2016

Festival Season

Sasquatch! Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

Headliners include the Cure, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, A$AP Rocky, and Disclosure.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/12/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: January 11–17

Get a musical sugar rush from Tangerine, laugh at Andy Kindler's loathing, and heat things up with Marilyn Monroe.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/11/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Seahawks' Miracle in Minnesota

And a fond farewell to David Bowie.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 01/11/2016
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