Soul Food Books is an eastside bookstore and coffee shop with a heavy neopagan and alternative spirituality atmosphere - in short, it's not really the kind of place you expect to see in Redmond. On top of that, they're also a really good venue for a few bands I like quite a bit, and for that matter, me - currently as someone honing her skills at their open mics, and there's been a little discussion about me possibly playing there in a solo show in the future.
So I'm more than a little alarmed to hear that they're having a benefit auction and concert(s) as part of an all-day event Saturday that will kickoff for a campaign to "keep the doors of SoulFood open." I'm not at all sure what the deal is, really; their page is not at all clear. But regardless, I guess times have been harder on them than I realised.
I really like Soul Food Books as a venue, and I'm rather fond of Cliff, and for that matter, I'd like to play a show there sometime. But for that to happen, it actually has to be there. So if you're in the area tomorrow, maybe go check it out, and if you already know the place and like it, maybe that DONATE button is a good idea.
And if you know more about what's going on than I do, hit reply, because all I know is what's suddenly up on their website. Anybody know?