This week, the crow learned where to score good vegan food up north.
What did you learn?
What are you up to tonight?
I’m with my friend shopping, and I’m going to go to the show upstairs [The Highline on Broadway]. I’m one of the promoters here.
Do you have any good shows coming up?
On July 7, I have this show at Barboza, which is below Neumos. There are six bands on the bill and only $8, or $10 at the door.
Spoken like a true promoter! Are you a Seattle native?
No, I’m from Miami, Florida. I live on the North End now.
Do you hang out on the Hill very often?
I do, as much as I can.
Other than promoting shows, what line of work are you in?
I was selling cars for a while, but I really love booking shows. I love helping musicians.
What was the hardest part about being a car salesmen?
Convincing people that I wasn’t an asshole or dishonest. It was hard because I was young, too.
Are you a musician yourself?
I was in a punk band for a long time, but now I’m solo.
What are some of your influences?
A.F.I., Incubus, Misfits, Glenn Danzig. I’m also a huge fan of Davey Havok because he’s straight edge and vegan and doesn’t consume any animal products. I really look up to that.
Are you straight edge?
I was for seven years, then something happened to me and I broke edge, but I want to go back to it. I’ve been vegetarian for ten years. In Seattle they support that a lot—there are a lot of vegan and vegetarian restaurants.