If you’ve ever wanted to see the musical talents of Paul Allen, Seattle’s oldest bar is providing the perfect opportunity.
The J&M Cafe, which has hosted the likes of Smokey Robinson, Louis Armstrong and Jimi Hendrix, just announced that Allen’s band, The Underthinkers, will perform on the first Monday of every month beginning with a March 3 show at the 124-year-old Pioneer Square bar.
J&M general manager Michael Petrone told us that there’s no guarantee Allen will be playing every time since the Microsoft co-founder certainly has a busy schedule.
“We’re hoping he’s here for the first one,” Petrone said.
Petrone said he rarely requires patrons to pay cover, so you’ll likely get to watch The Underthinkers for free. The band’s most recent public appearance came at a post-Super Bowl party in New York City to celebrate Seattle’s big 43-8 win over Denver.
Allen, who owns the Seahawks, was apparently tearing it up with “big licks,” according to Seattle head coach Pete Carroll:
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) February 3, 2014
The Underthinkers released their first album, “Everywhere at Once, this past August. Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Joe Walsh of the Eagles and frequent Clapton collaborator Doyle Bramhall II all contributed their talents to the album, of which Allen wrote or co-wrote every track.
Here’s a sampling of the band’s music: