The old Corner Pocket at the corner of Alaska & California is no more. Rumors swirled after its closure at the end of 2016 that it had become less of a pool players’ venue, and more of a drug buyers’ venue, but. . . I digress. The exciting news is, westsideseattle.com has just broken the news that Easy Street Records is taking over the space, and that it will become a dedicated music venue!
As the Westside story (haha not to be confused) elaborates, Easy Street has served has served as an ad hoc music venue for years, packing in a few guests you may have heard of (y’know, just, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to name a few). But alas, a record store & adjoining café can only hold so many folks, and this new venue should bring a lot more live music to the West Side, and make it accessible to more people.
This is great news for West Seattle, which is in dire need of such a place. Although we are not far from the handful of venues downtown, and we’re even closer to the Showbox Sodo just across the bridge, there’s nothing like being able to go see intimate, live music right in your neighborhood. Go Easy Street!!!