Don't miss an exciting evening after hours at the Library! Dance to the new music being added to PlayBack, The Seattle Public Library's online local music collection. The Library will host a free launch party from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, 206-386-4636.

Emceed by Adra Boo (formerly of Fly Moon Royalty), there will be live music by PlayBack artists Falon Sierra, Shower Scum and Future Shock. There will also be drag and burlesque performances by artists from Legendary Children and grooves spun by KEXP's DJ Riz.

The event is for all ages. A cash bar for ages 21 and up will be available and an ID is required. Doors open at 8 p.m. and early arrival is encouraged.


In 2016, The Seattle Public Library launched an online Seattle music collection called PlayBack that enabled Seattleites to download free local music. In the last two years, 150 local artists have been added. Artists new to the collection in this round include Hibou, The True Loves, Holy Pistola and Amy Denio.

Anyone can stream the albums for free, and Library cardholders can download and keep any music in the PlayBack collection.

PlayBack is open to all Seattle-area musicians who record or perform in the city of Seattle and have had an album produced within the last five years. PlayBack is intended to be an ever-expanding collection of Seattle's musical culture, and a total of 100 new albums will be available each year through the Library's catalog.

The jury for the third submission period included:

Tim Lennon, executive director of the Vera Project and music commissioner for the city of Seattle
Jonathan Zwickel, senior editor at City Arts
Liz Riley Tollefson, founder of and contributor to Three Imaginary Girls
Sharlese Metcalf, producer and host for local music show Audioasis on KEXP
Abby Bass, adult services librarian at the Library
Kathleen Morley, selection services librarian at the Library
Cameron McCraken, library associate at the Library

Funding for PlayBack has been made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.