Dino’s Tomato Pie is kind of like a Denny at E Olive Way time machine. Its next stop is a small start in reversing the neighborhood’s trend of restaurant concepts and developments pushing out the last vestiges of the Capitol Hill music scene.
“One, I like the idea of anti-gentrification, where small music venues are closing, we can actually add something,” Brandon Pettit tells CHS about a project he hopes will eventually create a new music and events venue at Dino’s.
Two, Pettit has a Dino’s-sized underground level to work with below the bustling pizza joint. Continue reading
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning British guitarist Michael Partington on Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Albéniz, Giuliani, Johanson, Piazzolla, da Milano, and new music composed for him by Stephen Goss. “Lyricism, intensity and clear technical command” – Classical Guitar Magazine
Seattle Classic Guitar Society presents Michael Partington
(Images: Joshua Lewis for CHS)
Calling all champion Easter egg hunters and pop music enthusiasts — Katy Perry has launched a worldwide hunt for disco balls teasing her new single “Chained to the Rhythm.”
CHS decided to play along and found a disco ball in Cal Anderson Park chained to a bench by the reflecting pool Wednesday morning.
People walked by the disco ball looking at it, and a few stopped to plug in their headphones and listen to the snippet of the single scheduled to be released in full on Friday. Continue reading
Seattle Classic Guitar Society presents Martha Masters
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award winning classical guitarist Martha Masters in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Bach, Dyens, Ponce, and more. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye Information Desk.
The stage at Neumos — the true center of Pike/Pine’s sometimes raucous nightlife scene — is starting 2017 with two months of quiet.
The partners behind the nightlife complex at the southwest corner of Pike and 10th tell CHS that when Neumos and its sibling lounge reopen after a two-month overhaul, the club will be reborn with “a full systems and facility upgrade” including everything from bathrooms, bars, and the heating and cooling, to the all-critical sound system. You can also expect a new life for the old Moe Bar. Continue reading
Your various government entities seem to have a lot of questions for you in the new year. Sound Transit wants to know how its pilot to allow busking in Capitol Hill Station is going. As occasional users — why leave the Hill, right? — CHS can’t really identify any downside to having the performers be part of the station.
But Sound Transit also wants to hear from all you buskers. Here’s the survey:
What kind of busker are you, anyhow? Sound Transit will ask.
The survey will be part of Sound Transit’s evaluation of the pilot and decision on what to do next with the program when the test phase ends in February. CHS reported here on the pilot’s September launch and the program’s goals of helping to “retain existing users, as well as attract new users, and is consistent with promoting transit-related activities.”
Do you have a favorite Capitol Hill Station busker? The survey doesn’t ask but you can let us know.
David Bowie, the artist whose work embodies the best spirits of Capitol Hill, would have turned 70 Sunday. You can mark the day with a night of Bowie music at Barboza:
David Bowie Birthday Bash
The Stranger has a list of Bowie birthday-related events across the city.
In the meantime, here are some of the ways Capitol Hill remembered Bowie after his January 2016 death. CHS stopped by Pony and the Crescent Lounge as patrons paid their respects and sang their favorite songs.
Join First Covenant Church this Friday for an evening of singing around Capitol Hill…spreading joy and peace! Meet at the Summit (420 E Pike) for warming up and singing through a few classic carols at 7pm. We will then walk around the Hill and sing outside local bars and stores. Hopefully some more neighbors will join us along the way!
No singing experience necessary. Invite your friends! Anyone is welcome!
Find the Facebook event page here.