Music-Related Organizations, Coteries, Forums and Other Creative Co-Conspirators

Here is a Compendium of music organizations and other groups with which I have been aligned (or that I have at least heard of) over the years, from Maryland to Seattle and Beyond...


Seattle Music Lairs (outside of this one)

Seattle Folklore Society (SFS)
Seattle Insider Homepage
NW Music Directory
Seattle Song Circle
KEXP-FM (formerly KCMU-FM) Online
One Reel: Producers of Bumbershoot, Family Fourth, Summer Nights on the Piers... Puget Sound Live Music
Bumbershoot Arts Festival: Its Own Site
Seattle Music Fest (Alki Beach)
Seattle Peace Concerts
Fremont Fair/Solstice Parade
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
EMP Live: The Experience Music Project Online
RPM Seattle: Seattle Music, Audio and Entertainment Resources: New LairLinks page!
NW Tekno: The WebLair for the Northwest Electronic Music Community
Northwest Festival Directory
KBCS-FM: A Tradition of Jazz, Folk and World Music Radio
World Rhythm Festival/Days of Percussion
Songwriters of the Northwest Guild
Sil2K: Seattle improvised music organization: "The Revolution will be Improvised"
Skandia Folkdance Society: Home Lair of the Seattle-Area Midsommarfest
Emerald City Guitars: Seattle's Premier Used and Vintage Guitar Shop. NEW LISTING!
Seattle Community Network Homepage: How the hell did I neglect to list this page for so long?!!
Victory Music (Tacoma, WA)
Seattle Banjo Club
Northwest Folklife Festival, Inc.
Seattle Music and Nightlife: Seattle Bars and Clubs New Listing!
Giant Radio Website Same site, different URL...
Giant Radio Musicians Classified
The Anunnaki Project
Northwest Music Network: Your Online Guide and Directory To All Things Musical In the Great Northwest!
Irish Heritage Club (Seattle, WA) Music Directory
Seattle's Best Music Website
The Giant Page of Seattle Music Links to Other Phat Websites
Speakeasy Seattle Area Entertainment Links
Andy Savage's Seattle Sounds: New Listing!

Music Lairs Beyond the Pale (outside Seattle)

WOMAD: World of Music, Arts and Dance (UK) The Street Performers' Network
Busker Central: Nearly Exhaustive Busker Resource. New Listing!
Bread and Roses (Oakland, CA)
People's Music Network of Songs for Freedom and Struggle (PMN)
Alternative PMN Website Band listings from throughout the world, listed by Region. Indie Music news. Exceptional LairLinks page. A Hot music site Indeed!
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
VH1: Music Behind Bars Series
Folk Alliance: National and International Folk Music Network
Olympia Festival of Experimental Musics: New Listing!
MusicFest NW (Portland, OR)
New Lair (we think) for Soul City Cafe: a project by Jewel to help little-known artists become better-known.
Warrior Girl Music: Gilli Moon's MusicLair, affiliated with SongsAlive! Expo
Buzz Songs Co-op/3000 Records Label
Mountain Stage: That funky little folkie radio show Back East
Music Business Solutions/Music Biz Insight
Downhill Battle: Music Business Activism. New Listing! And no, you don't HAVE to download Firefox... DIY Resources for Music, Books and Filmmaking
Harvest Moon Benefit Festivals: Spreading the Harvest to hungry people everywhere... The official website of Weirdsville
SongsAlive!: Representing songwriters and their music worldwide
Spokane Folklore Society
Freedom Song Network: San Francisco-based Network of Music Lairs
New Music West: Annual West Coast Music Event Website
Portland Folklore Society (Portland, OR)
World Folk Music Association
USA Songwriting Competition: Useful especially for the Links Page, even if you're not the songwriting-competition type
World Music and CRASHarts: Boston-area based World Music presentation organizations
Local 1000 (American Federation of Musicians)
Ceolas: Irish/Celtic Music Organization All About Festivals and Events
FestivalFinder: Music Festivals of North America
U.S. Library of Congress American Folklife Center
The Singer/Songwriter Directory
Americans for the Arts Website
Girl Player: For the female musician
Afromix Website
NetBeat World Music Site
Afropulse Website
CitySearch Web Directory
City BarGuides Web Directory
Music Scotland Web Directory
Indie Pop Radio Online
iMusic: ARTISTDirect Music Chat Rooms & Message Boards
Winamp mp3 Website Puget Sound Live Music

Music Publications, Relevant or Otherwise

Dirty Linen Online
Folk Roots/fRoots Magazine
Indiegrrl Online
fRoots Festival List 2001
Sing Out! The Folk Music Magazine
GlobalRhythm: "The Music, The Culture, The Movement"
Global Village Idiot Magazine
Mondomix World Music Magazine: In French and English
Signum Webzine: "That's Retrotainment"
The Big Gig Guide: UK-Based "Consolidated guide to live performances by contemporary folk and acoustic musicians"
Living Traditions Magazine
Onstage Magazine Online: Reputable music news magazine
Score! Music Magazine Online Online
Minty Magazine Online: Focus on Seattle electronic music/DJ club scene
Irish Music Web Site
Tablet Newspaper: Seattle Local Music Publication
Irish Music Magazine
The Celebrity Cafe: Fun online entertainment Q/A magazine
RootsWorld Online
Discorder Magazine (Produced by Student Writers of University of British Columbia)
The Music Magazine: India's First and Finest Music Ezine
Performing Songwriter Magazine Online
Alternate Music Press Website
Underground Music Monthly
Fiddler Magazine
Lycos Music Online: What the heck, I see the ads often enough...
The Musician's Atlas 2002: The Online Edition
Rambles: A Cultural Arts Review Magazine
Musician's Friend Online
Cosmic Debris Music Industry Magazine
West Coast Music Review
The Music Box: Irish Music Online Magazine's Access Online
Musician's Guide Website
The Green Man Review
News of the Weird: The Website The Sound of Seattle



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