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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Crocodile Reopens This Thursday

Posted by on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Update: Line Out's previous sneak peak inside the then-under-construction Crocodile can be read here.

Seattle, WA, March 17, 2009 — The Crocodile, Seattle’s much-loved live music venue, will re-open to the public on March 19, 2009, with the first of two consecutive nights featuring all local bands.

Both shows are 21+ with identification, and free of charge.

Thursday, March 19, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with
HYPATIA LAKE
THE KINDNESS KIND
THE QUIET ONES

8:30 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No cover

Friday, March 20, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with
AKIMBO
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH
PATROL

8:00 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No Cover

(Full press release after the jump.)

photo by Kelly O

THE CROCODILE ANNOUNCES OPENING WEEK SHOWS; VIA TRIBUNALI WILL FIRE UP HAND-BUILT PIZZA OVEN

Seattle, WA, March 17, 2009 — The Crocodile, Seattle’s much-loved live music venue, will re-open to the public on March 19, 2009, with the first of two consecutive nights featuring all local bands.

Both shows are 21+ with identification, and free of charge.

“We need to break in the room, and see how it sounds,” said managing owner Marcus Charles. “What a better way to do it than with some great local bands in an open house setting?”

The completely remodeled space includes both the showroom, as well as a full service Via Tribunali dining room in the space formerly occupied by the Crocodile’s back bar.

“The Croc has a great history in Seattle, and we were able to maintain much of its original character, including the stained glass windows,” explained Francesco Angiuli, Director of Operations.

In addition to significant changes to the club’s layout and design, the Crocodile has expanded and improved its legendary sound system, and completely updated the lighting rig.

“Bands are truly going to love playing this room,” said Crocodile Booking Agent Eli Anderson. Anderson was employed at the Crocodile Café until its abrupt closure in December 2007, and has witnessed the venue’s many changes.

“It’s exciting to be able to offer a room that fans and artists will both really dig,” he said. “ And, we’ll be able to feed them delicious pizza out of our own kitchen.”

The Crocodile’s many new features include backstage dressing rooms, a dedicated load-in door behind the stage, and a mezzanine bar.

Since its opening in 1991, the iconic venue has played host to everyone from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, the Beastie Boys, and R.E.M. to virtually every upstart band in the region.

“Everyone likes to talk about the big name bands,” Charles said, adding that all sorts of wild rumors regarding opening night have made the rounds. “But, the Crocodile has always been about local bands and community, not the superstars that the room has been lucky to host.”

Charles purchased the club in late summer, 2008, along with an investment group that includes music community stalwarts Susan Silver, Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Eric Howk, and Peggy Curtis, among others. The months of refurbishment and renovation that have followed have resulted in a larger, more visible stage, exposed skylights, and brand new plumbing throughout the building.

The two preview shows are first come, first served and will not have any advance ticketing.


Thursday, March 19, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with HYPATIA LAKE, THE KINDNESS KIND, THE QUIET ONES
8:30 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No cover

Friday, March 20, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with AKIMBO, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, PATROL
8:00 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No Cover

 

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2 clicks to get here King Hipster? come on Grandy you can do better you fucking hack
Posted by say no to ticketmaster and 20 dollar tickets on March 17, 2009 at 3:33 PM · Report this
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YAY!
Posted by Eli on March 17, 2009 at 3:33 PM · Report this
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@ 1- trolls suck. go home.
Posted by 1isalonelynumber on March 17, 2009 at 3:51 PM · Report this
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I'm so excited for this!! The Croc should have a strict "No Grandy" policy.
Posted by Grandy's Dad on March 17, 2009 at 3:56 PM · Report this
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@4- Don't worry, he doesn't leave the Pine/Boren threshold.
Posted by new music editor, please! on March 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM · Report this
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NEUMOS! CHOPSUEY!
Posted by new music editor seconded on March 17, 2009 at 4:40 PM · Report this
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KING COBRA!!!!
Posted by boobcat on March 17, 2009 at 5:48 PM · Report this
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No comment on Eric Grandy, but just pasting a press release is pretty lame.
Posted by Seattle music news? on March 17, 2009 at 8:00 PM · Report this
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I'm so psyched to see the Quiet Ones get some love. Such a great band.
Posted by Strath on March 17, 2009 at 9:17 PM · Report this
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The kindness kind is going to rock the house. Love you guys.
Posted by Chris on March 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM · Report this
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The Fri show will be epic!
Posted by Lee on March 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM · Report this
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We are creaming our collective jeans at the realization that we'll be the first band to ever take stage at the new Crocodile! We love the Crocodile and Eli! Hope that everyone comes to both these shows.
Posted by The Quiet Ones on March 18, 2009 at 1:50 AM · Report this
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it's sort of funny that the croc already has the best booking in town. neumos and chop suey look like they're sleeping a little.
Posted by Doug on March 18, 2009 at 8:30 AM · Report this
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Im completely surprised that for the first two opening nights this is the best shows the Crocodile could come up with. NO body is ever going to remember this as an epic night. I am sure their were lots of local bands that could have made a bigger impact on the Seattle scene and the Crocodile. I hope this is not an indication of what the local booking is going to look like in the future.
Posted by my2cents on March 18, 2009 at 1:01 PM · Report this
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@14

your two cents bore me.
Posted by deal with it. on March 18, 2009 at 1:58 PM · Report this
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@14. I want to hear these "local bands that could have made a bigger impact on the Seattle scene and the Crocodile." Seriously. I like music.
Posted by Eli on March 18, 2009 at 2:22 PM · Report this
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My influence won't be recognized till long after I'm dead.
Posted by Totten on March 18, 2009 at 3:34 PM · Report this
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@14, I don't guess it registered that Thurs and Fri are test runs. Why would the bring in a big name band without giving the house a run first. Complainer.
Posted by lisa_lou on March 18, 2009 at 3:38 PM · Report this
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It was a blustery fall afternoon at Hogwarts and Hermione Granger sat in the Gryffindor common with only a crackling fire to keep her company. Upon hearing footsteps coming from the boys' tower she quickly glanced up from her copy of Zublin's Advanced Potions, hoping to find Harry or Ron.

"’Afternoon Hermione!" Neville Longbottom said, nearly tripping on the last few steps of the spiral staircase.

"Oh, hello Neville" Hermione snapped. "You haven't seen Harry or Ron up there have you? I've been looking for them all day!"

"Yeah, they've been huddled up in Ron's bed with the curtains drawn for hours!" Neville said, dumbfounded "I tried to peak in once to see what they were doing, but they shouted something about not wrecking their secret light sensitive spells. I didn't want to be a bother, so I came back down here."

"Light sensitive spells?" Hermione said to herself, "Those boys could never master such advanced magic. Something fishy is going on here!"

She quickly pulled out her charms textbook and began to rapidly search the index. The combination of heat from the fireplace and intensity of study soon created a seductive glow around Hermione's young face. Soon, the perspiration spread through her underarms, neck and chest, highlighting key areas of her uniform.

"You're looking... hot" Neville murmured from the oversized armchair next to Hermione.

"Yeah, I probably shouldn't be sitting so close to this fire" She said.

Hermione stuffed her papers into her bag and walked over to the couch across from Neville.

"Oh no" He replied, moving to the empty seat next to Hermione. "I didn't mean temperature"

"Um, thanks" She gushed, "I've been using a new lotion. I think it really brings out the summers mist in my skin, don't you?"

"I don't know," He said, looking into her eyes "I've never tasted a summers mist before"

Neville quickly leaned in and kissed her on the lips. Hermione did not protest, and had soon undone the top three buttons of her blouse.

Neville slowly pulled out his wand and said “Displayus mammarium!"

The remainder of Hermione's shirt suddenly split open, exposing her young chest to the fall air. Neville smiled with delight and quickly pressed his face against her bare skin. Hermione felt waves of ecstasy as Neville slowly and carefully licked both of her protruding nipples.

“I feel like a Hungarian Horntail” Neville whispered into Hermione’s ear “And I need to find a cave to...”

“Hermione! Neville!” Ron interrupted from the top of the stairs. “What are you two doing? Oh bugger, we’ll have to get new furniture!”

“You would say that, you old faggot!” Hermione laughed.

She writhed with pleasure on an old persian rug while Neville carefully pulled down her white cotton panties. Ron stared, open mouthed.

“I… but… how did you know?” Ron sputtered

“Let’s just say it’s clear to all of us that you two are doing more than talking during those 45 minute ‘bathroom breaks’ at lunch” Neville said, wiping Hermione’s residue from the side of his mouth.

“Bloody hell, does this mean Harry and I are a couple?” Ron said, slinking into an empty chair near the fire.

“One thing’s for sure” Hermione replied, “You’re a couple of huffle puffs!”
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Posted by fuck you on March 18, 2009 at 9:29 PM · Report this
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@14 what? as others said, it's a test run, come on, they're even calling it "soundcheck" and they didn't even release details until a few days ago. its on a thursday after all. you expect an "epic" performance on an untested setup on a thursday??

but i don't know what you're complaining about, as far as the ones i recognize, these are solid, well-reviewed bands that reliably put on quality performances...
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.... ohhh! by "other local bands" do you mean YOUR band that didn't get asked! aw, don't hate ;) i'm sure it will be cooler than you think!
Posted by psyched for thurs! on March 19, 2009 at 11:57 AM · Report this
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It was great. Hypatia Lake was awesome and rocked my socks off. Too bad about running out of drinks though. That is a major no-no at any party. But still, I LOVE what they did with the space and I'm looking forward to going back to the Croc! Yay!
Posted by tulujones on March 20, 2009 at 11:25 AM · Report this
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2nd night. enjoyed Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and got a cool "Crocodile Returns" poster.
Posted by frankl on March 21, 2009 at 4:44 AM · Report this
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Alls I know is the sound on stage was awesome when I played , Brothers have never been so huge (sonically). and Akimbo blew the roof off of that place. BEST SHOW EVER, sorry 14
Posted by skippy on March 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM · Report this

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