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2017 Viva Vera Fall Fund Drive begins!

The Viva Vera Fall Fund Drive Has Begun!

The annual Fall Fund Drive raises important money needed to keep the lights on and the music playing for another year at the Vera Project. From today until December 31st we will collect donations to fund all of the programs and events you love here at Vera.

A huge thank you to Barsuk Records for being the very first donor to Fall Fund Drive 2017 and getting us started with a $1,500 donation! Barsuk Records is a beloved independent record label here in Seattle since 1998, and they have always been staunch supporters of the Seattle DIY music scene.

Because of Barsuk Records we have already raised $1,500 out of our $15,000 goal, and YOU can help us get the rest of the way before December 31st

Simply  visit to support The Vera Project. Every donations counts. Any amount counts. Donate today to support all-ages music and DIY art in Seattle.

Thank you for all of the ways you support the Vera Project. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Vera Workshop #3: In The Studio

The Vera Project Presents
Vera Workshop #3: In The Studio

Learn what it takes to succesfully record an EP or an album from the experts who do it for a living! From DIY recording to professional studios, from recording to mastering, this workshop will teach you what it takes to create a great release for your band or project.

12:10 – 12:20PM
Opening & Ice Breaker

12:20 – 12:50PM 
Keynote: Critical Listening
This opening portion of the event features an industry professional playing 5-8 recognizable songs and relaying their recording information. In this session attendees may hear something that sounds like their own music. 

1:00PM – 1:30PM 
Conversation One: What is a Recording Studio?
Who do you encounter in the studio? What is a studio? Role of the producer – why would you need this? Role of the engineer. What are my options in Seattle?

1:45PM – 2:30PM
Conversation Two: Pre-Production Panel
What do I need to do before I start recording? Artists, a studio owner, and an engineer discuss balancing budget vs comfort vs quality, how much time preparation takes, what exactly a producer is, and why recording is so different from artist to artist and studio to studio. Also features some discussion of DIY vs Professional and everything in between. 

2:45PM – 3:45PM 
Break Out One: DIY vs Professional – I’ve never been in a studio! Help!

2:45PM – 3:45PM 
Break Out Two: Recording A-Z (step by step guide) —– Recording to Mastering

3:50PM – 4:15PM 
Wrap-Up: A Brief Look at How to Leverage your Recordings

This workshop features the wise words and expertise of…
Ernie Ashwood (The Complex Dialect)
Maria-Elena Juarez (Acapulco Lips)
Paul Morgan (WisCon)
Ian Kurtis Crist (Health Problems / Bat / Bosnia)
Eric Lilavois (London Bridge Studio)
Jeffery M. McNulty (The Vera Project / The Killroom Studio)
Lilian Davis (The Vera Project / London Bridge Studio)
Ben Jenkins (The Killroom Studio / Killroom Records)


A Drink for Vera – Fall Edition


Please join us for a drink (or many!) in support of Vera’s all-ages music & arts programming! All proceeds from select drink specials will go directly to Vera. Thank you to our sponsors, Tito’s Vodka, Montucky Cold Snacks, and The Stranger!

SEPTEMBER 20 at Screwdriver
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SEPTEMBER 27 at Central Saloon
featuring performances by Vacationeer & more!
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