Don’t Miss Mondays: $5 Cover at SIFF
$5 Cover: Seattle Trailer from MTV New Media on Vimeo.
Thirteen bands. One weekend. Local director Lynn Shelton’s $5 Cover: Seattle certainly has the glossy look and feel of an MTV show, as hot young things rock out and make out around town. For this series—set to “air” on MTV.com in June—Shelton ( Humpday ) scripted short documentary-style webisodes based on the true stories of 13 up-and-coming local bands, covering the highs and lows of roots rockers the Maldives and the Moondoggies, electronic hip-hop group Champagne Champagne, Harvey Danger singer-songwriter Sean Nelson, and bands that start with “Thee” (electro-rappers THEESatisfaction and the soul-infused Thee Emergency), among others. The national spotlight’s back on Seattle’s thriving music scene, and this time, there’s significantly less flannel being worn.
$5 Cover: Seattle premiered at Sundance in January, and tonight it makes it local debut at SIFF Cinema at 7. It’s a cast-and-crew screening, so Shelton is expected to be in house, along with members of the the Lights, Tea Cozies, Weekend, God, Whiskey Tango, Sean Nelson, the Spits, the Corespondents, the Maldives, the Moondoggies, Champagne Champagne, Sean Nelson, THEESatisfaction, and Thee Emergency. Tickets are only being sold at the door, so call ahead to find out if any seats are left. $15.