The owner of one of the few remaining great venues in Seattle, The Comet Tavern, abruptly closed the venue recently and in the process SHAT all over everyone who has ever loved this place! On top of that, this guy financially screwed over the one and only Mamma Casserole! If you know anything about this place or have been in a band that has played here, you know how much of this place was made possible by Michelle “Mamma Casserole” Smith.Q. How did the owner screw her over financially?
A. "Her checks began bouncing, she says, and when she was offered money from the till, there was nothing there, either. “He essentially owes me $8000 in back wages,” Smith says."
- Seattle Weekly article by Gwendolyn ElliottUpdate on Wednesday, October 16, 2013:A quick THANK YOU to all supporters thus far! As the anonymous creator of this fundraiser, I wanted to add some further information I came across yesterday on The Comet Tavern Facebook page:
"All $$$ will go to supporting the Seattle music scene and Comet employees who have no source of income and no ability to collect unemployment."
Ok everyone, that's all I got for now, thanks again for your support!
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*This was created 100% voluntarily by someone who wants nothing more than to see Mamma Casserole get something back in return for her many years of hard work that helped create one of the best venues in Seattle! My only hope is that we collect something that goes back into making what was once an awesome venue/scene/collective thrive again! More info on the closing: Seattle Weekly The Stranger Capitol Hill Blog
The Seattle Times music blogThe Comet Tavern FacebookHOW AWESOME WAS THIS PLACE??!!
Minus the Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9At2EGcAxMQ
Helms Alee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qz1kWcLSSY
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFuBKgaokI
Diminished Men: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYNj7GLt34
This Blinding Light: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0VsOofhXHo
Dog Shredder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxpcQexaFFE
...... and sooo many more amazing bands!