The Subjunctives, Cosgrove, Ol’ Doris @ The Kraken (FINAL SHOW)
Published February 24, 2023
Saturday, March 4th
If you’ve been following local news lately, you’re probably aware that the Kraken will be closing its doors. For the past 12 years, this U District watering hole has been a sort of unofficial clubhouse for the Seattle underground music scene, hosting hundreds of local and touring bands and serving cheap beer and tasty bar food to their faithful regulars. This likely won’t be the end of the Kraken in spirit, though, as the bar has a GoFundMe in place to help find a new location. So instead of mourning, we can celebrate and revel in one final night at this particular address for the Seattle punk rock institution.
It’s fitting that the last evening of music at this iteration of the Kraken will be 100% local. Headliners Cosgrove play catchy, melodic skate punk reminiscent of Fat Wreck Chords staples like NOFX and Lagwagon while The Subjunctives, Some Rules, and Ol’ Doris fully embrace the poppiness in their pop punk sound. Fun fact: The Subjunctives actually wrote a theme song for The Kraken, appropriately titled “At the Kraken,” where they name it “Seattle’s number one pirate-themed punk rock dive bar.” Make sure you get there in time to catch The Disorderlies, as their sing-along friendly three-chord anthems will certainly set a positive vibe for this momentous final night at an iconic Northwest venue.
📸: Courtesy Cosgrove