Sunday, January 27, 2008

Vera's 7th Birthday Party!

It was a blast! There was one major mistake though: the camera wasn't fully charged! We only got a few moments of Bow+ Arrow and that was it. Major apologies to everyone. Then again, if you weren't there, you'd be pretty jealous of how much fun it was. And you'd be drooling over the photos with our cakes. If I remember correctly, there was a banana sour cream cake, a cheesecake with blackberry topping and pink frosted orange vegan cake! So delicious. But oh yes, music, bands and art is why you are here:
Bow+Arrow played in the gallery and it was their first show as being a 3 piece again and my goodness, it was powerful. Definitely one of the most energetic bands in seattle that never fails to put a smile on your face. The drummer also put in a few quotes of wisdom about having true and sincere friends that are always with you. So fitting.
Next up was Choklate in the showroom. Unfortunately, she couldn't play with her full band but her voice (with recorded instruments) was BEAUTIFUL. Her set was something that Vera doesn't get to experience on a regular basis, but the audience loved her.
Just as she finished, the pinata was started. the area for the hitter grew with every swing. Some people are just nuts with the broom stick! aside from the rope breaking numerous times, the pinata finally broke and all hell broke loose for candy. What a second, all hell broke loose for pleasureboaters! oh! so awesome. most everyone on the floor was dancing!
Next up was Team Gina! Let me tell you, if you had one girl duo to see before you were never allowed to see a musical act again in your life, this would be it. they performed on the cat walk and mesmerized the audience with their stories/music.
Then came the cake eating! and candles were blown out! somewhere in there people won scavenger hunts and won super awesome prizes like getting free passes to any vera show and getting a pass to drink milkshakes with any staff member of choice! Originally, the winners were to be announced on stage, but we forgot to tell the winners that and they seemed to have wandered. So here is a list (please comment to be added!):

I forgot to mention one of the greatest parts! Dj Eli spinned! and he even beatboxed for Choklate. I was in the other room when i heard it and just brushed it off as an audio recording but then realized it wasn't. This kid is amazing. I think he should be picked up by someone and do major beats for all dem kids. youknowwhattaimean.

if anything was forgotten, sorry, it was just too awesome of a night to remember all the details. If someone took photos, please add them to the Vera flickr pool. Polaroids of the seacreature cut out count too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mahjongg Poster! Leap Day!

This is a new poster for Vera's show on leap day: February 29. The show goes something like this:
February 29 | 7:30 PM
Mahjongg (K Recs)
Calvin Johnson (also, K Recs)
So Many Dynamos (indie rock from St. Louis! Also, their name is a palindrome!)
$8/$7 card

The greatness of this show is only rivaled by the awesomeness of this poster by first time Vera poster designer Clara Sims. You should definitely take a closer look at this one and note all of the cool things on it.

Hey! How about a game?! This will be like on the back of a cereal box. Can you find:
1. A Moose?
2. a Cloudy Question Mark?
3. Boots!?
4. An Exploding Bouquet of Flowers?
5. Something that looks kind of like an Eyebrow?

Tell us where all five are in the comments!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Massive Monkees on Ch. 11!

Big News, People! Our beloved Massive Monkees are having their monthly show this Saturday, the 19th. However, this show is going to be particularly awesome, because Channel 11 is doing a special profile on the show! It's true, they will be video taping this show for television. On top of the usual breakdance battling, our own breakdance instructors Jeromeskee and Anna Banana will be doing their very own rad routines. So If you want to see your lovely mugs on TV then come on by The Vera Project this Saturday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone! Friday

I know there is another great all-ages show going on this Friday over at the Fusion Cafe with some Vera favorites This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, but we also have a great one that night.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is definitely a friend to all-ages music, as he frequently plays at like-minded venues including the Department of Safety in Anacortes tomorrow night.

Owen Ashworth, who is the one-man Casiotone comes to Seattle in support of a few excellent splits released in 2007 one with Foot Foot, and another with The Donkeys.

His theatrical electronic pop can be compared to groups like The Postal Service and Russian Futurists, as well as a number of groups from Portland who have followed in his footsteps. While, he doesn't exactly get the dance floor shaking quite like some other Portland artists would, he certainly puts on an interesting and enthralling performance. Tickets are moving quickly for this one, so be here, and be here early!