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A blog for Seattle music lovers of all stripes, from hip-hop and indie rock to jazz and world music.

Topic: Macefield Festival

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October 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Macefield fest brings The Sonics, The Posies, THEESatisfaction and others to Ballard

A bastion of live-music tradition in a gentrifying city, Seattle’s tight-knit Ballard neighborhood is like a big house with different artists making different work in different rooms.

Fitting, then, that this weekend’s Macefield Music Festival honors the late Edith Macefield, a local musician and folk hero for refusing high-rise developers’ millions to stay put in her 100-year-old cottage. (Think the house in the 2009 Pixar film “Up.”)

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Comments | Topics: Macefield Festival, Posies, The Sonics

October 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

In its first year, Macefield goes hard on hip-hop

Tacoma's ILLFIGHTYOU, who played the Macefield festival Saturday, Oct. 5 in Ballard. (Photo courtesy ILLFIGHTYOU)

Tacoma’s ILLFIGHTYOU, who played the Macefield festival Saturday, Oct. 5 in Ballard. (Photo courtesy ILLFIGHTYOU)

Last night the first Macefield Music Festival — once known as the Seattle Weekly’s Reverb Fest – brought some of Seattle’s brightest talents in beats and raps to Ballard’s Sunset Tavern. While the Weekly’s Reverb often had plenty of local indie/guitar-based offerings, it often fell way short of a well-rounded bill in this department, and Macefield’s organizers should be commended for booking three of the city’s best producers — Kid Smpl, Vox Mod and Keyboard Kid — and three heavy-hitting, fast-rising rap acts — Key Nyata, Jarv Dee and ILLFIGHTYOU – all at the same venue.

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