Chop Suey's end is nigh. A fixture in the local music and performance scene, the Capitol Hill venue shuts down operations (at least for now) on January 20. The building was put on the market by its current owners in August, and there have subsequently been rumblings of potential buyers from L.A., but nothing seems imminent. The loss of Chop Suey certainly creates a hole in the Capitol Hill arts scene that won't be easily filled.
But it just wouldn't be right for a place that has housed so much noise to go out with a whimper, and Chop Suey has no intention of doing so. The venue says goodbye with one final local music hurrah on Sunday, January 18 in the form of an impromptu mini-festival entitled Another One Bites the Dust!. The lineup includes a collection of Seattle's finest rabblerousers: Tacocat, Kithkin, Chastity Belt, Wimps, Pony Time, Childbirth, Universe People, Deep Creep, Sashay, and more. If that wasn't enticing enough, it's a screaming deal at only $5 ($10 at door).
Tickets for Another One Bites the Dust! are on sale now at StrangerTickets.com. Considering the circumstances and the lineup, this one of the rare Chop Suey shows where it'd be wise to pick up tickets in advance. Like now.
Another One Bites the Dust!
Jan 18 at 4, Chop Suey, $5–$10