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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Met Picks

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

Beyoncé rules over her court at CenturyLink Field, Comedy Bang! Bang! brings its colorful cast of characters, and the Seattle Storm tips off a youth revolution.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/29/2016

Unnecessary chicness

Breaking Down the Xs and Os of Russell Wilson's New Fashion Line

Fresh threads or wack ensembles?

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/29/2016

Here In My Car

How to Survive Car Camping at Sasquatch! Festival

A handy tip sheet to atypical lodging at the Gorge.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/29/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Erik Blood

Seattle's premiere producer returns with a new solo record, 'Lost in Slow Motion.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/27/2016

FIlm

Fremont Outdoor Cinema Loses Its Home

The family behind Seattle's oldest summer outdoor movie series tries to figure out a way to keep the neighborhood tradition alive.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/26/2016

Summer Festivals

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Death Cab for Cutie Headline Bumbershoot 2016

Festival passes for the loaded lineup (Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, KYGO, Billy Idol, and more) go on sale this Friday.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/26/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week April 25–May 1

A new album from Erik Blood, a new play from Yussef El Guindi, and a new book from comedian Jen Kirkman.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/25/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Remembering Prince

Plus, Garbage, a country song about Waffle Houses, and Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping about Puerto Rico's problems.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/25/2016

FIlm

Woody Allen's Amazon Studios Film 'Café Society' Opens SIFF 2016

The movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Carell makes its American premiere on May 19.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/21/2016

R.I.P.

EMP Hosts Free 'Purple Rain' Screenings to Honor Prince

Mourn the Purple One by watching his most famous film role.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/21/2016

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jo Koy

The Tacoma native returns home to tape his new standup special at the Moore Theatre.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/20/2016

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with R. Hamilton Wright

The playwright (and actor) discusses once again bringing fiction's most famed detective to the Seattle Rep stage with 'Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/19/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week April 18–24

Celebrate Shakespeare, groove with Fly Moon Royalty, and pay tribute to one of the greatest female film directors.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/18/2016

The Sporting Life

Who Makes the Playoffs First: the Mariners or a Seattle NBA or NHL Team?

Pondering an unfortunately very legitimate question.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/13/2016

Seattle Sound

KEXP Opens Its New Home with a Day of Free Live Music

The Seattle Center celebration includes Bob Mould, Hey Marseilles, Deep Sea Diver, Strand of Oaks, Sera Cahoone, David Bazan, and more.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/12/2016

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week April 11–17

Check out the Pacific Northwest's best new music videos on the big screen, explore space at Pivot, and honor the memory of Noah Davis at the Frye.

  • By Scott Johnson and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/11/2016

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Erik Blood's Gorgeous New Music Video

Plus, Conan in Korea, comically bad golf, Star Wars 'Rogue One,' and the Julie Ruin.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/11/2016

Points of Reference

Dan Auerbach and the Internal Inspiration of the Arcs

The frontman for the Black Keys discusses how Captain Beefheart, a poorly produced gospel record, and the prior works of his bandmates influenced his new band.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/07/2016

The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 7–10

The Mariners get things underway at Safeco, Edvard Munch soaks in the sea at TAM, and Seth MacFarlane sings standards with the Seattle Symphony.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/07/2016

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: April 2016

From social-minded Seattle street art to glass pillows, there's plenty of variety on the docket this month.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 04/06/2016
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