Summer Summer SummerTime! DG helps ya unwind w/ Guest Feature COLE RODRIGUEZ from BOSTON! Plus Iron Poet Qualifier! PLUS PLUS MORE!

This week, we’re psyched to welcome COLE RODRIGUEZ to our stage! She is a mother, sister, friend, writer, teacher, activist, and lover of rhyme. She has been teaching students of all ages for over 14 years. Covering a vast range of subjects, her use of interactive methodology governs most of the classrooms she leads. As a performance poet, she has captured audience’s attention as a slam winner at Cambridge’s Lizard Lounge and Manhattan’s Nuyorican Café. She has appeared at Harvard University and Critical Breakdown, Boston’s only all-ages hip hop event. She has featured for Soulkore and BloodSkinLand Productions, Berklee College of Music, The Providence Black Repertory Company, and Rhode Island’s annual Sound Session event. As a member of the Lizard Lounge Slam Team for the last three years, she has traveled nationally to share work across the country and represented at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Passionate about working with young people, Cole performs regularly at community events and conducts workshops for schools in the Greater Boston area. She is currently at work on her first book. She loves to dance salsa, is an avid Celtics fan and is a beast in the kitchen. Catch a preview by watching her perform HERE!

BONUS RUCKUS – IRON POET QUALIFIER “GIBBS vs. LABENSKI” – Dirty Gerund favorites Bobby Gibbs and Mareh Labenski are going toe to toe for a shot at the title! A secret ingredient will be presented at the beginning of the evening. Our poets will write original haiku, poems and incorporate into something they’ve done before. Three judges will score our competitors on taste, presentation and use of the ingredient. Top scoring poet will challenge our champion next month! Hot damn! The battle of Bowdoin Street! (forgive the inside joke).

BONUS BONUS RUCKUS – Many thanks to SOUND IN STONE for being our special musical guest last week while Shane & Crew took a well deserved night off! SHANE HALL & TICKLEBOMB ORCHESTRA will be back at it this Monday Night! ALSO – our pal Greg McKillup has connected us with DOCTOR DINOSAUR, a touring folk-punk band on tour from Tucson Arizona, who’ll be playin g a special set after the DG show! Check out there tunes HERE! So… get your dancin’ shoes & late to work tuesday excuses ready, we’re gonna keep the party going later than normal this Monday. Summer’s HERE! and the tie is right for Dancin’ in the streets, or the parking lot, you know what i mean!!

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