Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Show And Tell BBQ/Twin Peaks Encore Outdoor Cinema this Friday!

It's finally summertime & Show And Tell wants to get outside and enjoy the warm weather while we still have it!

Come join your Show And Tell pals for a BBQ at Casa de Verse (aka Josh Roberts' home) in Ballard/Phinney Ridge on the last Friday in July. We'll have dogs & burgers (and special "punch"), but bring a favorite side, some beer/booze, and any special items you'd like to throw on the grill!

We'll also have open decks for those who'd like to mix!

At dusk, we will convert the backyard into an outdoor cinema and present an encore presentation of the amazing Twin Peaks sets from this month, courtesy of Googly & Citizen Mori!!

Join us for the Show And Tell BBQ & Outdoor Cinema!!

241 NW 50th St. (Ballard/Phinney Ridge)

E-mail Verse by 12noon Friday to RSVP!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Arturia Buy-1-Get-1 Free Sale!!

Don't have your virtual MiniMoog or Jupiter 8 yet? Arturia is offering a buy-1-get-1-free sale this week!

Go to the Arturia website for more info!

(disclaimer: I was not paid a dime for this - I'm just geeking out over the anticipated hours and hours of audio nirvana I'm about to experience with the Jupiter 8V very soon...)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Show And Tell w/Cyanwave & JT Hooker - Wednesday, July 31


Show And Tell continues its biweekly residency at the Living Room highlighting Northwest live electronic music producers. Our next showcase features new works from three multi-talented (and very busy) producers: Cyanwave & JT Hooker.



Cyanwave is the collaborative and symbiotic relationship between Justin Byrnes, Keith Kelley and their machines. Well rooted in all aspects of audio creation and manipulation their sound evolves from mutual interests and inspirations into a mind expanding web of sound design and programming. Motivated by improvisational jams and conceptually based experiments Cyanwave cultivates a sonic hybrid of post warehouse rhythms and space-dub synthesis. Together Byrnes and Kelley have pushed their musical and technical boundaries to explore complex and abstract digital expressions of their own moments in time and space. These ideas radiate from the studio through their live performances with constant reaction and reinterpretation by each member. Continually branching out on new ideas, Cyanwave weave a hypnotic journey of inward reflections from distant vantage points for each listener to explore and get lost inside of.

Cyanwave will be performing at Show And Tell a special chilled out reprise of their Photosynthesis set!

More about Cyanwave at:

JT HOOKER (aka JT O’Neill)


JT Hooker's early musical inspirations came from 80s Pennsylvania garage punk and 90s German Digital Hardcore. Hooker got heavily involved with college radio, creating the University of Pittsburgh's outdoor remote broadcasting events, interviewed a range of musicians while studying at the University of Sheffield (England), and held down the 9-11PM Saturday slot at New York University.

Shortly after moving to Seattle from NYC in Dec'06, JT learned to ride motorcycle and lived on the Pacific Coast from Vancouver > Tijuana for 8 months. Upon his return, JT built an audio/visual mobile station which led to the start of "12hr notice" events- mostly guerrilla-style street parties, announced the day-of. At the now-defunct The Hole (12th + Pike), JT curated the Open Wide film/installation/photography event and helped throw The Hole's last late-night parties. JT has done live, customized video projections and DJs eclectic tunes with Seattle parties/events such as Hard Times (Re-bar + The War Room), Three Dollar Bill Cinema, ETG, Sacrilicious/Convert/Yes @ Chapel, Rough Trade/Vibrator/Fringe/Underwear @ The Eagle, BEDLAM halloween trapeze @ The Emerald City Aerial Dome, and various events at the empty lot of 500 Pine

More about JT Hooker can be found at

Hosted by Show And Tell resident Verse

Enjoy delicious, hand-crafted cocktails and beer served fresh by the Living Room bar staff (many items $5 and under!)!

No cover!!

More about Show And Tell at:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Show and Tell Line-up! Twin Peaks edition July 14!


Thanks to everyone who came down to the Living Room last night! Gunnar Lockwood and YaNoMas played fierce and richly textured sets - glad they were able to be part of the night.

Show And Tell has exciting events in store this summer, including a late July showcase with live sets from Cyanwave (Justin Byrnes and Keith Kelley) and JT O'Neill on Wednesday, July 28. But we begin July with our next installment on Wednesday, July 14. In conjunction with the earlier Opening Night festivities of the It Is Happening Again art installment at the Living Room, Show And Tell is pleased to bring you a presentation of a selection of Twin Peaks episodes with live and (mostly) improvised live sets from Citizen Mori, The Googly, and Verse (me)! Inspired by the exhibit itself and our friends who produce Monster Planet each month at Can Can, we will project Twin Peaks on a large screen, cut the sound, and provide our own soundtrack as owls lurk overhead and observe the proceedings. Sounds deliciously sinister, no?!

Join us on Wednesday, July 14 at Living Room!! As always, there's no cover and there are many, many great drink specials to be had all night!

Read more about the It Is Happening Again exhibit with Joey Veltkamp:


"Owls have many different meanings throughout cultures. They are seen as portents of death, carriers of souls between worlds, evidence of sorcery, observers, and alien surveillance drones...."

For IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN, Joey Veltkamp has created a paper mache parliament of 30 owls, each of a slightly different feather (silver, pink, spotted, barn). Opposite this wall of owls, a deer trophy of Brobdingnagian proportions, also made of paper mache, will be mounted. These sculptures directly reference Twin Peaks and speak indirectly to the hipster taxidermy motifs on Capitol Hill, the passé trend of deer art (now supplanted by the latest “it” animal – owls) and the artist’s own sentimental attachment to anything related to deer.

Join us for the reception (and The Living Room's inaugural art opening) on July 14th. Pour yourself a coffee, dust off your Julee Cruise album and “Let’s rock.”


Joey Veltkamp (Helena, Montana) is an artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. His art is focused on personal relationships and community. He runs an art blog that focuses primarily on local art with the occasional artist interviews. He curates the art for a dinner series called The New Guard that celebrates one chef, one artist and one musician. In participation with City Arts, he hosts a monthly art walk after party where one artist receives a $500 unrestricted grant. He was a 2010 Neddy nominee in painting, was Seattle University’s inaugural visual artist-in-residence and is a member of SOIL artist run gallery.

SHOW DATES: July 14 - August 31, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010, 6-9pm

Show And Tell - Twin Peaks edition - begins at 9pm

Living Room
1355 E. Olive Way