Easy Street Records auctioning ‘legendary stage’ to benefit Mode Music Studios’ move

(May 2014 WSB video of Camper Van Beethoven at Easy Street Records)
Just last night, we brought you the story of Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) and nonprofit Mode Music and Performing Arts enlisting community help to move, with their building (and other businesses) right in the path of the Delridge light-rail station’s location. Music being near and dear to the heart of Easy Street Records proprietor Matt Vaughan, he has just announced a unique donation to the Mode campaign – he’s auctioning off his shop’s iconic stage – seen above in video of one of the many shows we’ve covered there – to make room for a new one, after so many unforgettable concerts. From his social-media announcement:

There have been so many iconic moments on our stage, guessing about 2,000 performances. Have a favorite? Discover an artist? Meet a new friend?

Time has come, we need a larger stage and better flow for our cafe patrons and staff. Originally our lil stage was designed for singer/songwriters, DJs, acoustic sets. We eventually added extensions to the stage for larger acts. The list is too long to mention, but yes…this is the same stage @brandicarlile has performed on multiple times, @pearljam and their various side projects, just about every local musician in the PNW. U see @theheadandtheheart last year? @duffmckagan a month or so back, The Sonics & Friends on #RSD15, @ayronjonesmusic @mudhoney_ @symlmusic @sandriderseattle @cavesingers #DamienJurado @shabazzpalaces @brittanydavismusic … @billybraggofficial @reignwolf @foyvance. Not sure who the first on the stage was, we built it in ‘98. Our earlier instores were on the floor (no stage), back where the poster racks are now and then later where the kitchen is now. Who was the first performance on this stage ? @easystreetguy guess is either @theejohndoe #rocketfromthecrypt #blackrebelmotorcycleclub @peteyorn or #Luna

Our very 1st proper instore was #CrittersBuggin @loosegrooverecords @skerik Were u there?

Interested in acquiring this legendary stage? Proceeds will go to Mode Music Studios New Home.

Bidding has begun and closes Thursday at 6 pm – email info@easystreetonline.com, subject line “Stage” – Matt adds, “Dimensions 8’ x 10’ x 1’, we will include the extension pieces as well. Stage must be removed by 9 pm on Thursday, new stage being installed!” Here’s another look in a WSB file photo:

6 Replies to "Easy Street Records auctioning 'legendary stage' to benefit Mode Music Studios' move"

  • Justme April 16, 2024 (1:45 pm)

    Critters Buggin! Now there’s a name from the past. Loved their music too but saw them in Pioneer Square instead. Anxious to hear who purchases the stage.

  • Justducky April 16, 2024 (3:59 pm)

    Based on the people in the photo, that was taken before a Thunderpussy show. 

    • WSB April 16, 2024 (4:01 pm)

      Yes, the bottom photo was! I haven’t had time to look further through our archives, I just asked my partner which shows he recalls shooting from the loft …

  • Anonymouse April 16, 2024 (4:33 pm)

    Aw! My kid along with my husband all saw Caspar Babypants at Easy Street some years ago and it was a packed house! There were people out on the sidewalk enjoying the show as well. It was pretty intense and many of the kids were dancing like crazy. Can’t wait to see the new stage and best of luck to Mode Music Studios!

  • G April 17, 2024 (12:11 am)

    Can’t think of a better cause… Eddie, David, Duff, casper you listening?!?!   This is like the crocodile selling their stage.Our son takes lessons at Mode, they are an amazing nonprofit that this community can’t afford to lose with such a rich music history.Often on open mics you can hear the kids play next door at the Skylark.

  • K April 17, 2024 (8:26 am)

    It would be great if someone could buy it, and then donate it to Mode Music for performances.  

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