Monday Feb 7th! CASEY ROCHETEAU words us! Music Man NATHAN K on tour from Michigan! ELIZABETH SOUSA arts us & The return of “ARE YOU LISTENING?” Challenge?

Your Guest Feature CASEY ROCHETEAU began performing poetry at Hampshire College, where she ran the Hampshire Slam Collective for three years during which she was a member of the first Hampshire/Five College teams at CUPSI. She has continued to perform throughout Northeast, releasing the album Pump Your Concrete on the Whitehaus Family Record in 2008. She has attached four books onto the legs of carrier pigeons: Roguish Young Things (2006), Keelhaul (2007), and List of American Rituals (2008), 11:11 (2009) . Recently, she’s gathered up the stuttering syllables of American cities and formed a new album entitled Chiaroscurro. She’s a historian from the future of the 1980’s. More recently, she’s written a book called Wild Child, filled with sex and heartbreak. Her next book, The Dozen is cooking in the maelstrom of the Age of Insecurity. To hear her work, please visit www.myspace.com/caseyrocheteau or
http://whitehausfamilyrecord.com/blastzone/store/artists/casey-rocheteau/

MUSICAL GUESTNATHAN K, is a traveling indie folk loop pedal one man band on tour from Michigan, the Mitten State! Find out more and tune into some tunes right here at http://www.myspace.com/nathankmusic w/ good reviews and road heart!

Newspapers & Prayers” earns a spot next to some of the most earnest and heartfelt modern folk records in recent memory, including The Mountain Goats’ “The Sunset Tree,” Iron & Wine’s “Our Endless Numbered Days” and Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago. – Eastern Echo
Nathan K. is passionate, he can be very personal, and his folk-heavy debut full-length feels pure.” – Deep Cutz
Guthrie-tinged folk jams; a golden, jangly folk style. Earthy, soothing sounds, tinged with ruminations on metaphysics alongside matters of the heart. His songs, and any self-references, are rapt with modesty and reverence.” – Current Magazine

VISUAL ARTISTELIZABETH SOUSA just discovered the Gerund recently and was impressed enough to lend her visual arts talents with us this Monday. This Millbury Native and current Wu-Town Resident, studied Studio Arts at Framingham State College and is super excited to be joining the fray. Visual Arts Auction will follow the end of the show, as always, one lucky gerunder with means will be able to walk away with an original piece of art work!

BONUS RUCKUS – the return of the “ARE YOU LISTENING?” Game Show Challenge! This game’s pretty simple! Listen to the dag-nab-it show! Pay attention, sign up, buzz in and be the first to answer three questions about the Dirty Gerund Show’s evening of awesome correctly to get a super swak-tastic prize! We’ll be taking notes throughout the night, and throwing a curve ball here and there. What better way to show your support than by listening to the amazing work that’s sure to hit our stage Monday Night! “What’d you say?” DIRTY GERUND! “What?” DIRTY GE…. ugh. never mind!

Dirty Gerund House Band BEERS FOR BEARDS is officially tired of shoveling snow and orders for more cowbell! Come groove to Taylor, Chuck and Larry spin melodic trash talk beats all over them pretty words! BAR MEN YOSH & CHICKEN promise to not throw too much Habenero Mash on your chili! NICHOLAS EARL DAVIS is going to bleed less on stage this week! (I’ve heard that before). Suffer for your HE-ART!!! As always in 2011, this series is now sponsored in part by our good friends at the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council! That means Public Sanctioned ART! That’s some sharp cheddah indeed!

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