Seattle’s Rachel Flotard and Ben Hooker have been rocking together as Visqueen for a decade—but sometimes rock stars have children, touring gets tough, and the tough have to call it quits. So it’s bittersweet that we’re offering a chance to win two tickets to Visqueen’s final performance at the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, November 26, at 8.
Visqueen’s current crew—Flotard, Hooker, bassist Cristina Bautista, and (with luck) Barb Hunter on electric cello—will cover hits from the band’s entire catalog: their energetic punk-pop debut King Me (2003), 2004’s cymbal-clashing, guitar-shredding Sunset on Dateland, and 2009’s love letter to Flotard’s late father, Message to Garcia. And in honor of the occasion, one of Visqueen’s favorite bands, local punk trio Broadcast Oblivion (Drew Church, Dave Hernandez of the Shins, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils), will reunite for the evening to open.
To enter to win tickets, email SeattleMetTix@gmail.com with “Visqueen” as the subject, and a reason why you want to see the show, by Monday, November 7, at 10am. The winner will be notified by email shortly after the deadline.
Visqueen’s Thanksgiving Fare-Thee-Well Performance is at the Neptune Theatre on Nov 26.