POETRY (& Music) FEATURE: COWBOY MATTHEW HOPEWELL is a Worcester Area Music & Poetry Veteran returning home after a relocating to Salem. The Dirty Gerund is proud to welcome him to our stage as we celebrate the recent release of his second Low-Z Records Studion Production called “Welcome to the Future.” He “weds blues, rock, psychedelia and surrealism into a disorienting cocktail, utterly unpredictable and hopped up on Frank Zappa and an “Ancient Astronauts” marathon. And on his most recent album, “Welcome to the Future” from the locally based LoZ records, Hopewell puts all the complicated and self-contradictory pieces of his artistic perspective together in one place. And it works. The surrealism might make your head hurt at a few points, but it works nonetheless. ” Victor Infante, Worcester T& G. Whether he’s strumming guitar, hosting the little “a” reading, or regaling us with his surreal poetry, Cowboy is an artist & Dirty Gerund friend not to be missed!
BONUS RUCKUS: The THANKS(?) GIVING Haik-lue Guess Quiz Challenge! Your undaunted co-hosts will write all sorts of hai-klues’s describing holiday elements we may (or may not) be super thankful for. Stuffing? Yay! Black Friday Shopping? Boooo!!!! We’ll read our hai-klues, you buzz in and guess just what it is you think we’re talking about and win a beverage on us! We can all thank our lucky stars for that! TWO WEEK BONUS RUCKUS ALERT: Wanted to give all of you in DG land a heads up on this. December 1st, we will offer a one round, one poem, Multiple Voice “Duet” Performance Challenge. We got two mics! Let’s use ‘em. Write a poem with someone else, sign up and win $50! We wish to encourage more collaborative work to our stage, so grab a partner and get editing!
Congrats to RAINY MAPLE on her win last week in the “Sock Puppetry in Motion” Challenge! COWBOY‘s bringing his own band to the party Monday, but we’ll still have the BASTARDS available and grinning wide for you on the open mic! We fully expect to have a visual artist this Monday, so bring them auction dollars! Next instalment of the SEVEN HILLS POETRY SLAM is happening on Sunday Night December 6th. Snacks, open mic, YOSH & MIKEY making your burger & beverage dreams come true! Don’t act like you’re gonna work hard for your shortened Holiday Week. Get down & get at us!