Louisville Magazine

DEC 2018

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bearnos.com 20 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 12.18 SPACES Homey Green Room Zanzabar's new den for bands. By Michelle Eigenheer Photo by Mickie Winters THE BIT "I love coming to Zanzabar because they always feed us really, really good food," Kam Franklin will say later during her band's performance at Zanzabar. She's the frontwoman of the Houston-based eight-member soul group the Suffers. "Every time I go to Louisvilleā€¦I meet people who remind me of people I know, and it feels like home to me." Before the show on this mid-November night, though, she's at the dining table in Zanzabar's new green room, fixing her golden afro. The old green room was in the warehouse across the street that housed the pinball machines that couldn't fit into Z-Bar's arcade space. The Suffers used this before, back in 2016 before they ever played Forecastle or Waterfront Wednesday. They got hooked on the pinball and video games there. But Zanzabar has since expanded its venue and will open the laundromat-bar Bar of Soap in the old green room, meaning the new green room now occupies the house next door. One pinball machine stands in front of the main entrance. House rule No. 8, posted on the refrigerator, warns that the game should be left off until a little love can get it back up and running. Rule No. 7: "Don't shoot off guns or fireworks in here." The space is a throwback to college years, like getting ready for a night out in a

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