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 Megan Griffiths

The director discusses bringing Seattle—and its music scene—to life in 'Lucky Them.'

06/12/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Concert Guide 2014

From Auburn to ZooTunes: a rundown of this year's open-air concerts

06/12/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy News

Parlor Live Brings a New Comedy Venue to Downtown Seattle

The Bellevue mainstay opens up a second home in the city to attract top standup talent.

06/11/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2014

From the thrills of 'Gravity' to Wes Anderson's artful quirk: A rundown of this year's open-air cinema.

06/10/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Kairos's Self-Titled EP

Lena Simon layers lush dream pop sounds on her debut solo record.

06/05/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy Chatter

Lily Tomlin Discusses Character Creation and Women in Comedy

We catch up with the comedic legend before her shows at 5th Avenue Theater.

06/04/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: June 2014

Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So many choices...

06/03/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theatre

Playing in the Sandbox One-Act Play Festival

SOAP Fest may be young, but it is setting the stage for emerging local theater.

06/03/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jekeva Phillips

Film Fest

SIFF 2014 Picks: June 2–8

Quincy Jones, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler's rom-com spoof, and other highlights from SIFF 2014's final week.

06/02/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Rainmakers

Lively's Killer Live Music App

Dean Graziano and Lively take concert capturing out of our (smartphone-filled) hands.

06/02/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2014

NAAM picks a perfect ’fro, Eugene Mirman searches for weird laughs, and Fremont Fair gets musical.

06/01/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

Falling Quickly for 'Once'

The theatrical adaptation maintains the Academy Award winning film's heart while adding captivating live music and a dash of humor.

05/29/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kaori Nakamura

The PNB principal dancer looks back on her career as she prepares for her final full role in 'Giselle.'

05/29/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2014 Picks: May 28–June 1

Richard Linklater's decade-spanning coming of age epic 'Boyhood' highlights SIFF's third week.

05/28/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Music Fest Recap

Outkast Shines, Seattle Gets a Stage, and Other Sasquatch! Festival 2014 Thoughts

A recap of the highs and lows of the Memorial Day weekend festivities at the Gorge, including a photo slide show.

05/27/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Music Fest

Sasquatch! Festival 2014 Scheduling Guide

We offer up tips and picks of the must-see acts for those heading to the Gorge this Memorial Day weekend.

05/21/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2014 Picks: May 20–26

Music movies including 'Lucky Them' and 'Razing the Bar' highlight the film festival's second week.

05/20/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

'The Book of Mormon' Makes Its Triumphant Return

Tickets for the Tony-winning mega-hit musical comedy go on sale Monday, May 19 at 10am.

05/15/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Whim W'Him's Olivier Wevers

The dance company's founding artist director discusses the intimate new show '#unprotected' and dancer superstitions.

05/14/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2014 Picks: May 15–19

André 3000 becomes Jimi Hendrix, Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor visit, and more start of SIFF selections.

05/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld