Tuesday, February 24, 2009

King Cobra closing?



The hot rumor on the street is that Seattle's rock club King Cobra will be closing after this upcoming weekend. If it's true, it is a shame--really. It's a cool club with a good layout and a lot of potential. I DJed there a few nights and had a blast, and all the shows I saw there were great. But on the flipside, parking sucks in that area, most punk and rock shows happen off of Capitol Hill, Stranger music editor Eric Grandy question the club's survivability repeatedly (originally I said cursed it and Grandy rightly pointed out it wasn't near that bad), and there were a couple incidents with shows and bookers that didn't seem to go down quite right. The poor economy and running a struggling club took its toll on the owners, many months ago they began trying to sell it, but couldn't seem to find anyone interested. Hopefully more details will come out soon with the official word...

1 comment:

josh said...

that's too bad. it was definitely an improvement over the previous tenant. Although I only went a couple times it seemed to have potential: the weird fancy/shabby aspect was allure enough.