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Our friend Travis over at Ear Candy is a busy guy. As if covering Seattle music from Wenatchee isn't hard enough, he's hosting a show

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Ear Candy Celebrates B-Day, Plans New Site

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Our friend Travis over at Ear Candy is a busy guy. As if covering Seattle music from Wenatchee isn't hard enough, he's hosting a show over at High Dive tomorrow night, and he's fixin' to parlay his popular P-I reader blog into a full-blown site for local music, and eventually the arts. (Details after the jump). The Fucking Eagles have had to bow out but Travis secured The Live to fill out the bill. Best of luck to you, Travis. And happy birthday.

From Ear Candy's Press Release:

What is Ear Candy Beat?

Ear Candy Beat is a way to help keep arts journalism alive in Seattle by not only reporting on the music and arts community but by also hopefully becoming a small part of that community. I hope to do this through encouraging discussion about what's happening locally and nationally in the arts scene so there will be an emphasis on interacting with site users through forums, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools. I want Ear Candy Beat to be an active member of the scene, not just a stale, static Web site and hopefully this can be done in part by building an online community of people passionate about the Seattle arts and music scene.

If you're curious, Ear Candy Beat will have a strong association with Ear Candy the P-I blog as long as that blog exists, but unlike its blog namesake, Ear Candy Beat will also focus on coverage of the local film scene and eventually branch out into coverage of the local theater and art scene. I just have to find knowledgeable theater and art writers (any suggestions?).

How did Ear Candy Beat happen?

Well, as you know the print P-I is gone and The Seattle Times has more or less depleted its arts coverage. As a journalist who is passionate about local music and arts this saddened me and I wanted to do something about it, so I decided to combine forces with several like-minded friends (all of whom have journalism degrees) and create a Web site dedicated to coverage of local art, music, film and theater.

I do want to make it clear that I'm not attempting to compete with any other Web sites or publications out there. Actually, it's quite the opposite. I want writers for other sites and publications to join the Ear Candy Beat community, set up a profile and join in the conversation. We all know the Seattle arts and music scene is amazing, so why not share your knowledge and experience with the masses and celebrate the community with those who are a part of it? I want Ear Candy Beat to be an informative community resource where dialogue can be had and information shared about what's happening with the arts and music in Seattle.

 
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