A Pirate Rave @ Kremwerk

Pirates get a discount ‍☠️

📸: Kremwerk

Do you wish the whimsy and terror of the Seafair pirates was year-round? This pirate rave at the Kremwerk Complex may sate your desire for triangle hats, frightening swords, and silly striped shirts.

Seattle heavy-hitters will guide the night, focusing on high energy techno, jungle, house, and trance beats. The night’s “rave captains,” per Kremwerk, include DJs Arel and Bimbo Hypnosis from HOUSEPARTYSEA, a DJ night self-described as “Black Owned – For The Community – For the Music.”

Excellent selectors and Kremwerk regulars JENNGREEN and nohup will bring the heat, and the event will feature a live performance from IVVY, consistent with the Kremwerk Complex’s trend towards bringing more live acts to the space. Speaking of the Complex, boot up to ride the high seas all night long since all three rooms of the Kremwerk complex are open for this party: the titular basement vortex Kremwerk, breezy Timbre Room, and one of Seattle’s newest dance floors, Cherry.

Attire is key for this event: Pirates receive discounted tickets all night long, so I’ll be consulting my friends who went to pirate camp as kids (surprisingly, more than one) for fashion tips. Perhaps we avoid the Johnny Depp of it all and embrace Keira Knightley’s pirate moments, make a science fiction twist a la Treasure Planet, or take inspiration from Taika Waititi’s Our Flag Means Death. I can’t guarantee an abstract approach will get you the discounted tickets but consider being a Pittsburgh Pirate or the FBI anti-piracy notice.

Your only responsibility for the event is to maintain your land legs and avoid making staff swab the deck.


Miranda Hardy

Miranda is a Seattle-based writer, musician, and gal about town. You can find her at the library, your local bar’s karaoke night, and staring longingly at the Ballard Locks. Don’t ask her about AI, pop music, or why she loves Seattle because you’ll never get your ear back.