Photo courtesy of the artist L-R: Kiera Coonan, Jonny Holupchinski, and Jillian Schroeder
The Velveteens | Hexagon Bar | Saturday, December 6
It's a bitterly cold Monday night for November, but the Velveteens' practice space is warm and full of life. A handful and a half of punks are milling around, doing the things punks do in their spare time. Tonight, that appears to be an intersection of board games and petting cats. In the midst of the semi-domestic milieu, a curse-filled cross-stitch pattern hangs over the stovetop on the way to the basement.
Downstairs, piles of half-functional equipment crowd the corners of the room and Christmas lights dangle around homespun sound baffling made from styrofoam coffee cups. Without all of the spilled beer and the press of bodies, it's easy to forget there were a couple of rowdy shows hosted here just a couple of days ago. The kids have a nickname for the place that sort of rhymes with "Shrimp Triscut," but for bassist Jillian Schroeder, casually flipping her laundry, it's just called "home."More »