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Why Ben Gibbard wants to save The Showbox

KUOW PHOTO/Megan Farmer
Seattle musician Ben Gibbard from the band Death Cab For Cutie

This week, people who want to save Seattle's Showbox theater came to City Hall.

They don't want a developer to turn the 80 year old downtown concert venue into a high rise apartment building.

One of those testifiers was a man who's played the Showbox dozens of times, Ben Gibbard of the platinum-selling band Death Cab For Cutie.

Gibbard lives on Capitol Hill and his latest single Gold Rush just happens to be about the swinging of the wrecking ball.

Gibbard joined Bill Radke for a conversation about the Showbox, nostalgia and changing places.

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