KEXP is celebrating Independent Venue Week, a tribute to small, non-corporate-ran music venues around the country. As we raise a glass to these clubs, we're also taking a moment to pour one out for the venues that have closed down and are gone forever. We've teamed up with Ghosts of Seattle Past, an interactive art installation and anthology curated by author/editor Jaimee Garbacik, to remember these long-gone clubs. In the final installment of this collaboration, Christopher Porter tells us about the Sit & Spin, a laundry/music venue in Belltown.
This film was made in a collaboration between Ghosts of Seattle Past and Northwest Film Forum.
Ghosts of Seattle Past is an exhibit as well an anthology of essays, art, comix, photography, interviews, and maps commemorating places in Seattle lost to rapid development. The anthology, a Washington State Book Award finalist for 2018’s nonfiction book of the year, is out now via Chin Music Press, available direct and at Elliott Bay Book Company.
In celebration of Independent Venue Week, KEXP shares Cari Simson's memories of old practice space The Chophouse , originally published by Ghosts of Seattle Past.
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In celebration of Independent Venue Week, KEXP shares memories from artist/musician Eric Carnell of the original Funhouse location, courtesy of Ghosts of Seattle Past.