commented on RIP Mose Allison, One-of-a-Kind Jazz Pianist/Songwriter
First saw Mose about 30 years ago at ChicagoFest on Navy Pier ...truly magical, I was hooked immediately. Last time was 5 years ago @ Jazz Alley, great show. Incredibly—even at age 84—he still remembered all of his wonderfully-oblique lyrics ...and he did do the classic Your Molecular Structure. R.I.P.!
commented on The U-District's Cafe Racer Is Raising Money to Keep Its Doors Open
Not just "casual musicians" inhabit Café Racer ...much of the best improvised, experimental music in Seattle happens there on a regular basis. Racer Sessions—every Sunday night from 8-10—is a weekly curated set of jams that anyone is encouraged to sit in on ...and many of the best local players from experimental jazz to psychedelic synth mashups to alt-rock play their hearts out at Racer many nights of every week.
commented on Cubs Bars in Seattle?
The Noble Fir in Ballard ...very chill place on one of the coolest streets in Seattle. Co-owner Ellen is from Chicago & a huge Cubs' fan. About 20 rotating taps of stellar microbrews, plus cider & wine & small food plates. From their Events page:
"CUBBIES PLAYOFF GAMES ~ Join us for this October for Cubs playoffs live! GO CUBBIES! THIS IS THE YEAR!"