Seattle Music Venues: Neumo's
A reincarnation of the early-'90s Seattle music venue Moe's Mo' Rockin' Cafe, Neumo's returned to the city in fall 2003, picking up where it had left off the previous decade. Original Moe's founder Jerry Everard teamed up with another local venue owner to take back Moe's original space, which had been used as a disco, several clubs, and even a video arcade, since it closed its doors in 1997.
Today, Neumo's hosts bands like uber-hipsters The Teenagers and punk legends Neurosis and Converge. Despite a few unlikely appearances (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) on its calendar, Neumo's has stayed true to its underground rock roots: Moe's did, after all, play host to the Flaming Lips and Radiohead in its early days.
The venue, located in Seattle's Capitol Hill area, has gotten nothing but glowing reviews from Seattle's local press. In addition to praise for its layout (one writer claims you can get an unobstructed view of the stage no matter where you stand), the venue also scored props for its gig selection.
Local writer Geoff Carter summed it up:
Its bookings are among Seattle's most righteous and run the gamut from old-school punk to new-school power-pop with stops nearly everywhere in-between.