One early Autumn morning, American’s perception of its place in the world was irrevocably altered by four hijacked airplanes; while the devastation and emotional toll was immediate, they have had a profound and lasting impact on the psychology of the nation. Speakeasy’s headquarters were located across the nation, but we had thousands of customers on […]
At nearly 11 AM on February 28th, Seattle experienced a 6.8 earthquake, the most intense earthquake since 1965. While the region has earthquakes of much lower magnitudes nearly every day and the epicenter was further south near Olympia, this one had a massive impact on the city’s infrastructure.
Founded by former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, JAMPAC was focused on fighting several anti-music and anti-performance laws being introduced or enforced in Washington State. One of its primary causes was to repeal the Teen Dance Ordinance, which it ultimately had a hand in achieving in 2002.
The Speakeasy Cafe had become a popular destination in the area, particularly for all-age fans of independent jazz. The atmosphere on the weekend nights was electric, and folks could enjoy free music while drinking coffee, surfing the ‘net, sipping on a beer or enjoying any of the cafe’s delicious food.