The sixth installment of Bouldering Poets will be held at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30. There will be three features, two poets of varying styles and an indie pop electronic group. The evening will end with an open mic. $5 at the door.
Robert Lashley has been called “The Sweetest Scary Ass Brother You Will Ever Know.” A semi finalist for the PEN/Rosenthal fellowship, Robert often performs at Northwest spoken word venues and has helped Bellingham, where he lives, develop one of the nation’s finest open mic scenes. He does not, however, drink the blood of fratboys and rappers from Mercer Island (No matter what anybody in Tacoma tells you.). He has had poems published in such journals as Feminete, No Regrets and Your Hands, Your Mouth. He is not, however, a fire breathing dragon. His poetry was also featured in “Many Trails To The Summit”, an anthology of Northwest form and lyric poetry. His full length book, “Songs My City Taught Me,” was published by Radical Lunchbox Press in 2009. And I repeat: Not a Dragon, and doesnt drink anybody’s blood.
Time & Temp is an indie dance pop electronic outfit based out of Boulder, CO. The group originally formed as a duo consisting of Matty Schelling (Generalized Other, Silverback Teeth) on drums and Derek Warwick (Forsurezees, Aple Daht) on guitar and microKorg. Since the duo’s inception in 2010, the band has grown to 4 members, featuring Jeff Vescuso from The Wild Gnomes on bass and Andrew McNew from The Afronauts on trombone and bass trumpet. This eclectic group of musicians has a sound heavily influenced by Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Phoenix, and M83. Additionally, though you can expect the wompy synth sounds of electro, thumping hip hop breakbeats, and fusion influenced horn melodies.
HR Hegnauer is a writer, freelance book designer, and website designer who specializes in working with small presses and individual artists. She is the author of Sir (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). HR is a member of the feminist publishing collaborative Belladonna*, and is part of the poets’ theater group GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual. She received her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University where she was the first recipient of the Kari Edwards Memorial Scholarship.