Emerald City Blue
Redmond Fall City Road & 196th Avenue NE
The Skeleton is Redmond’s most venerable and famous rock-club. Although it’s grungy and run-down, with bits of endless fliers, staples, and tacks in the walls and on the beams (everywhere, really), every up-and-coming band wants to play there, and even the famous ones love the kitsch of “a set at the Skeleton.”
The place is always booked, with a bell-curve of acts that goes from obscure starting around 21:00 to peak at known or even famous by 00:00 and then sliding back down into beginner’s territory by morning. Along with the locals, the Skeleton attracts a lot of slummers from Bellevue and Renton looking for a night out on the wild side in the Barrens.