Earlier this month, Jeff Rosenstock performed a wrestling-themed show with Seattle-based promotion Defy Wrestling at the Vera Project’s all-ages venue and arts space. The Seattle venue has now announced a $10 pay-per-view stream from the show to benefit “the development and preservation of craft spaces for all ages in Seattle and across the country.” After a series of wrestling matches, Rosenstock performed live in the ring with the band Death Rosenstock before being swept away by Defy star Ethan HD (who wrestled earlier in the event against the star of AEW Ortiz). Watch it all on Vimeo and find a preview below.
Project Vera also announced the return of community-run venue Black Lodge, which was previously forced to close at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The space, currently under construction, has previously hosted performances by Rosenstock, Sheer Mag, Hop Along, the Sidekicks and GLOSS Check out a preview video featuring twin peaks star Kyle MacLachlan (as Agent Cooper) below.
In April last year, Rosenstock published ska dreaman all-ska revamp of his 2020 album no dream. Check out Jeff Rosenstock’s work on sustainable merch in “What Does It Take for a Band to Make Sustainable Merch?” in the field.