Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room is an iconic music monument in the Pacific Northwest. Originally Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café when it opened in 1992, the venue operated for ten extremely successful years until Moe, the owner, decided to pursue new ventures. The surrounding community couldn’t stand to lose such a critical piece of Seattle’s music scene, so in 2003 Moe’s reopened as Neumos (“New-Moe’s”). Today, Neumos prides itself on being an active member in the Seattle community, filling its calendar with indie rock, punk, hip-hop, metal and country shows, benefit concerts, and community and political fundraisers. Collectively, Moe’s and Neumos have hosted countless performers, including Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Stephen Malkmus, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Radiohead, No Doubt and many more. Neumos also hosts the Pike Street Fish Fry Restaurant and Moe Bar.
Fun Fact: Experience Music Project purchased many of the original architectural features of Moe’s, which can be seen at the museum today.