Seattle’s Newest Music Venue? Welcome to Métier

Greg Roth, Todd Herriott, and Dave Richter at Métier

Greg Roth & Co-owners -Todd Herriott, and Dave “The Rocket” Richter at Métier

If you are a musician in Seattle, it seems like there are never enough cool places to play. When a new venue does go online, word gets around the community. Well, Seattle may have another room in town, where artists can practice their craft, sell their swag, and gain new fans. Welcome to Métier – Seattle’s newest burgeoning music establishment. 

Kinda of, sort of…well, yes. – Métier is really a multi-purpose facility, geared (pun intended), around a sport and activity I am most passionate about: cycling. God help me, I do love it so!

Métier is a hip cafe with amazingly healthy and clean food, some of the best coffee in town (and that is saying a lot living in Seattle!), and also serves beer, wine, and other adult beverages. Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, it is a training center for the best cyclists in the region and beyond. Former BMC trainer and Métier co-owner, Todd Herriott is a brilliant professional cycling trainer. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the man knows his stuff. He has helped me improve as a cyclist in short order. His partner is David “The Rocket” Richter. David has won pretty much every title in the Pacific Northwest and still loves to race and ride. Métier offers physio evaluations to analyze power, output strength, etc. Métier says: “Stab The Beast” and “Godspeed The Rider!”

They have a club that rides every weekend (which I am a proud member of). Métier has a beautiful retail shop with some very high-end, hand-crafted cycling couture that would be the envy of any shop around. (Asos, POC, Shimano, FizekOakley to name a few cool brands).

Oh yes, they have bikes too. Not the kind you find in department stores mind you. We are talking about pieces of art – highly functional, high performance, freedom machines with impeccable industrial design. Great bicycles are the epitome of when gritty high performance machines meet the beautiful aesthetic. Métier carries Specialized, BMC, Colnago, Cavallo, Pinarello and more! 

You want to catch the latest stage of a grand tour or watch a footy match, while eating a tasty waffle? Metier is your jam then! You need your bike fixed? Well they do THAT too. They have a full on bike shop and fitting room on-site. It is a one-stop shop for all that is cool, hip, and cycling. 

But what about the music? Ok, I am getting to that. Métier’s beautiful and wood designed space make for a wonderful visual backdrop and acoustically exquisite space for any type of live music. The space can be cleared out to fit about 200 people for an intimate show. 

In fact, we along with our friends at Seattle Secret Shows are throwing a little party this Saturday night, March 25, featuring The Gods Themselves. All proceeds from the event will go to Fred Hutch Obliteride for cancer research. You can read all about it here and purchase your tickets to the event here.

I could tell you a lot more about this space but I figured that you can check out the below videos to meet Todd and Dave and get a tour of the place. Welcome to Métier! As Dave would say: “We hope to see you here all the time!” especially this Saturday night! 

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.