My friend Rebecca can get some quirky/awesome ideas when she's booking shows for Costello's.
For the show on February 17th there are 5 bands, with a $7 cover and $5 Steam Whistles, 5-7-5, not unlike the working syllable scheme in a Haiku! Too bad the Japanese didn't make Haiku's end with 2 syllables, just think how cheap drinks would be! Also 5, 7, 5 adds up to 17....like February 17th.... It all comes together in an eerie way, and none of it is a stretch. I've never seen Jim Carrey's movie The Number 23, but I imagine the reoccurring numbers felt a little like this. Oh and there's a Haiku contest, with incredible prizes (not sure what they are, but it always feels pretty incredible to win something).
Above is the poster I did for the show. The other day I had talked about doing a take on the one of the pieces from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, and having the Haiku/Japanese connection was the perfect excuse to make it happen. Miesha Louie (of Meisha and the Spanks), Nathan Johnson, Mark Mills, Elder Abuse, and Backlash are all set to play, so come give them a listen!