Save Seattle Music History!!!
The Seattle music scene has been dealt a blow. The blacksmith shop above the iconic rehearsal space that so many Seattle bands first practiced in, is for sale. The basement of Black Dog Forge is definitely the most important 30x30 foot space in the history of Seattle music. Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Presidents of The United States of America, Green Apple Quick Step, Brad, and many other bands have practiced there. It's currently occupied by, The Briefs. Music fans from all over the world make the voyage to Seattle to walk down the same stairs Eddie Vedder describes in the movie, Pearl Jam 20. Downtown Seattle is nothing like it used to be. Condo after condo is going up and small business owners who've meant so much to this city are being pushed out. Mary and Louie at the blacksmith shop are the two finest examples of what Seattle used to be. They've been there since 1989. If only one building and business can be saved, it needs to be this one. And it's absolutely possible. If every fan of the Seattle music scene donates only one dollar, we can make a huge dent in our goal. The hope is that this campaign will get the attention of a local investor who would be willing to let them stay in the building. All money raised will go directly to Mary and Louie. If they have to relocate, they have 28 years and 20 tons of equipment and tools to move. The money from this campaign will help them do that.+ Read More
Article in The Seattle Times.
KING 5 ran a great story today.
We were contacted by KIRO news and the Seattle PI newspaper today. Both came down and did a story in the basement. Here's the print story from KIRO. They'll be running a story on the 5:00 news tonight as well. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated.