ERIN RAE FINDS HER VOICE IN COLUMBIA CITY’S OPEN MIC SCENE
Like guerrilla outposts packed with tallboy Rainier cans and old guitar cases, the venues invite people out of their apartments to fill small rooms and play at open mics across Seattle. In Fremont, Mo’ Jam hosts weekly improvised group jams. In Capitol Hill, Capitol Cider hosts regular open mics in its basement. In Ballard, Conor Byrne has long kept its open mic going. In Wallingford, the Seamonster is an oasis for jams. And in Columbia City, the community has turned the open mic into an art form.