History Café: Seattle Rock History, featuring Jacob McMurray and Kathy Fennessy
Seattle rocks! This month's History Café looks at rock music in Seattle with the EMP Museum's Senior Curator Jacob McMurray and Kathy Fennessy, who was the music director for KCMU (now KEXP) in the late 80s and early 90s.
Jacob McMurray is the senior curator at the EMP Museum, where he has organized over a dozen exhibitions, including Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Paper Scissors ROCK: 25 Years of Northwest Punk Poster Design and Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound. At various times in the past and present, he has been (or is) a curator, graphic designer, publisher, author, musician and occasionally other things.
Kathy Fennessy is a music and film writer for Amazon, The Stranger, Siffblog, and Video Librarian. She has also written for indieWIRE and The Seattle Weekly. Fennessy was the former Music Director of KCMU (now KEXP) from 1988-1991.
Join us on the third Thursday of the month at Roy Street Coffee on Capitol Hill for lively a discussion about history. Each History Café features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee -- or glass of wine -- and enjoy learning about the past! Seating at History Café is available on a first-come, first-served basis. RVSP is not required.
Parking: Roy Street Coffee & Tea has a parking garage that offers limited free parking to café customers. If that lot is full, metered and unmetered street parking can be found nearby, or we recommend parking in lots at any of the following locations: NE corner of Broadway and Mercer ($8 evenings), Mercer between Harvard and Broadway ($6-9 evenings), Thomas between Harvard and Broadway ($6 evenings).