Though Sunday will be the last night of business for the Seaside, it seems that Spokane isn’t losing anything after all. Bill Powers, longtime booker for the Blvd and owner of the Seaside, will become the general manager just a few blocks away at Aclub. That space, owned by the operator of Irv’s and Andy’s, has hosted a few shows over the last ten months since it opened — and good ones at that. But now Powers is on the payroll, and he’ll be moving over all of the shows that he had scheduled at the Seaside to Aclub and will book more regular shows there. Phew.
It’s always a bummer to see a venue go — but I think the Aclub is a really cool space.
Powers says he doesn’t have a ton of huge shows planned for Aclub right now (yes, it’s Aclub — not A-Club or THE A Club), but he’s personally excited about the Velella Velella show (with Champion Birdwatchers and Dirty Mittens, on Thurs, Nov. 11) and the Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers show (with Silver Treason, on Sun, Nov. 14). You can check out the full schedule of Aclub shows at www.aclubspokane.com.
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