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Legendary Music Spaces: OK Hotel – DARK EDITION
Venue name: The Bayou – Seattle, Washington, USA (1987-2001)
Poster size: A2 (420 x 594 mm / 16.5 x 23.4 in)
Poster series: Legendary Music Spaces – DARK EDITION
Venue info: The OK Hotel was a bar and music venue located under the viaduct in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district.
It opened with a Mother Love Bone concert in 1988, and quickly became the epicenter of the local music scene.
On April 17, 1991, Nirvana played a concert here and debuted a new song called ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, before heading to LA to record their break through album; Nevermind.
It was also here in November of 1997, josh homme premiered his new band, Queens of the Stone Age.
The OK Hotel was a prominent location in the Cameron Crowe movie ‘Singles’ from1992.
OK Hotel came to an end with the Nisqually earthquake in 2001, which damaged numerous buildings in the historic district.