Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room most often referred to simply as Neumos, is a mid sized music venue in Seattle Washington. The venue was originally opened as Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café in 1992 and re-launched in 2003 as Neumos (pronounced “new moe’s”).

The venue has many great amenities, and melds several business concepts within the venue walls. Neumos plays host to its restaurant, Pike Street Fish Fry, it’s neighborhood bar aptly named MOE BAR, and it’s private and public space, often rented out for birthday parties, wedding receptions and holiday parties, The VIP Room.

The Concert Hall side of the business has always been our priority, and the lifeline to all other things that surround it. We pride ourselves on our always relevant and carefully curated music calendar, light production and state of the art sound system. The Concert Hall has 3 full service bars, and a second floor with a nicely seated mezzanine and balcony over looking the showroom. The showroom is draped in lush red theatre curtain, is fitted with an ample size stage, merch area, and superior unobstructed sight lines. We play host to several musical genres, by national and local artists alike including but not excluded to Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Punk Rock, DJ’s , Metal, Singer/Song Writers, Country and much more.

Being that the musical talent is really what makes Neumos what it is, let us say no more, and present you a list of some of our friends and family, who have graced our stage……

The Shins, Ween, The Raconteurs, Muse, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, Bloc Party, The Streets, Kasabian, Jenny Lewis, The Kills, Connor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Iron And Wine, Band Of Horses, Spiritualized, Neurosis, Damian Marley, MGMT, Yeahsayer, Bob Mould, Justice, Diplo, Lykke Li, Metric, Stars, Super Furry Animals, Mountain Goats, Vampire Weekend, The Raveonettes, Jens Lekman, Cut Copy, The Avette Brothers, Tim And Eric, M83, Swerve Driver, El P, Dizzy Rascal, The Black Angels, The Dodos, Les Savy Fav, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Cave Singers, MSTRKRFT, Living Legends, Rilo Kiley, Mission Of Burma, Patton Oswald, Silver Jews, Polvo, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Crystal Castles, Eagles OF Death Metal, The Notwist, Ingrid Michaelson, The Breeders, Ben Gibbard, and The Long Winters…….Fill In The Blanks if we missed you.

We pride ourselves on artist and customer satisfaction alike. We are involved in local community organization, annually hosting benefit concerts for organizations like the Vera Project, KEXP, Amnesty International as well as spearheading and making the space available to political and community fundraisers.

MOES ABOUT: Moe’s Mo Roc’n Café was created in 1992 from the desire to break with convention and build the best sounding room and customer experience in a venue designed around the artist. The venue quickly became know for its outrageous hospitality, spacious greenrooms and artist-centric staff. Primarily because of this prominence Moes became one of the top places for bands to launch their U.S. tours. By the time Neil Young launched his collaboration with Pearl Jam with the debut performance of their Mirror Ball album in June of 1996 at Moes, many other platinum selling bands had used Neumos as a launching pad including Bush, Oasis, Better than Ezra, Goo Goo Dolls and Garbage. The Presidents of the United States of America and the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow called Moes their home base and gave many an enduring performance in the venue. Some memorable shows included a 40 person turn out for No Doubt’s first pass through town, a free Radiohead show that caused near riots when the room hit capacity, and one of several Flaming Lips shows that threatened to knock the power in the block out when the tens of thousands of lights were instantaneously lit up on the Turn it On tour. Many famous actors, directors, athletes and others made their way into Moes during those years but none of their entourage was as nervous as the secret service detail that accompanied president Bill Clinton when he made an appearance after a fundraiser at the Paramount to see Jacob Dillon’s Wallflowers perform. Day in and day out, though, the heart of Moes was the local music scene. It was a place where musicians met, worked, shared ideas and launched careers. When Moes went out at the height of its success many people were surprised and saddened but because Moes left the community wanting for more, Neumos was received with open arms when it rose from the Moes ashes. Because of its unique stature as part of Seattle’s music community the Experience Music Project purchased many of the architectural features of the club which one can still see today.

To learn more about NEUMOS, and its affiliated businesses, please, continue to browse through our site.

Edited by dildon on 15 Mar 2010, 19:01

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

You're viewing version 1. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.