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.

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kaylee Cole

In our new Q&A series, we chat with local artists and performers about their craft. Up next: a Seattle songwriter who loves to hug.

03/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Music We Love

Seattle Sound: Deep Sea Diver's 'History Speaks'

In our new monthly feature, we highlight a local album that belongs in heavy rotation.

03/02/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Night at the Museum

Easy Street’s Founder Reviews Theaster Gates’s Record Store as Exhibit

His appraisal? "For everything? About $200."

02/24/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Damien Jurado

In our new Q&A series, we chat with local artists and performers about their craft. Up next: Seattle’s "folk-boom godfather."

02/15/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld