Monday Jan 5th! ERIK ANDRADE from New Bedford! Plus! IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIP! “Gibbs vs. Maple Sugar Candy”
The last couple weeks have been AMAZING, packed houses, full open mics, great features! We’re not slowing down in 2015! We’re just getting louder!
POETRY FEATURE: ERIK ANDRADE is a Cape Verdean and Irish American artist from Providence, Rhode Island now living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A renaissance man, Erik is a published poet, spoken word performance poet, event & conference planner, web developer, fashion designer, online radio host and personality, radio disc jockey, videographer & editor, graphic designer, motivational & keynote speaker, social entrepreneur, non-profit program manager, community organizer, social justice & civil rights activist, community service project planner, feature film associate producer, poetry script writer, voice actor, creative advisor, small business owner, and the founding member of La Soul Renaissance.
BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS “GIBBS vs. MAPLE SUGAR CANDY” – First title defence for our new (and old school) Champio, ROBERT BLACKWELL GIBBS. It won’t be an easy one, as one of the Gerund’s freshest new voices, stakes her claim in Iron Poet Legend, RAINY MAPLE SUGAR CANDY has her eyes on that trophy! 3 rounds, 3 original concoctions, three judges scoring 1 through 10 on 3 criteria and of course, one diabolical secret ingredient from Chairman YOSH SHARTIN.
Thanks to RAINY for filling in on drums this week! Think the BASTARDS house band will all be reunited on Monday, expect tunes and dancing! Looks like we have an snack lined up as well from new friend CORIN, so Ms. EMILEE get’s a well deserved week off from the brilliance! Please arrive by 8:30 to guarantee an open mic slot. We try our best to get everyone on the mic, while trying to stay mindful of the time! Also, don’t MISS SEVEN HILLS SLAM this SUNDAY with the amazing JANAE JOHNSON from BOSTON! you’re now linked to the info!