Monday! 9/28 – Providence’s JARED PAUL pre-cd release bash! Plus! IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS!
FEATURED ARTIST: JARED PAUL is writer, performance artist, and community organizer from Providence, RI. He is a two time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and an eight time coach of the Providence National Youth Slam Team, which placed second in the nation at Brave New Voices 2007. Having toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, playing alongside acclaimed poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Sage Francis, Our Lady Peace, Paul Hawken, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, and Atmosphere, Jared is widely recognized as one of the premiere performance poets in the world. His work appears in poetry collections and alternative teaching guides such as Write Bloody’s Learn Then Burn 2 and We Will Be Shelter, and UnCommon Core on Red Beard Press, as well as in the Providence Journal, Socialist Worker, The Agenda, and more. In January 2014 Jared was part of the largest protest related class action settlement in U.S. history, Schiller v. City of New York, whereby after a decade of fighting, plaintiffs and the New York Civil Liberties Union defeated the NYPD and set precedent in Federal Court against the constitutionality of “Group” Probable Cause. Jared is pre-releasing his highly anticipated debut rap album “GET MY GHOST” this Monday night and will be performing tracks off the record as he prepares for a national tour!
BONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIP “MAPLE vs. ROLLOCK” – Just getting this in before the month ends! Current Champion RAINY MAPLE SUGAR CANDY will be defending her crown for the second time, vs plucky upstart TYLER ROLLOCK. Each competitor will need to prepare 3 concoctions. Original Haiku, Original Short Poem, and Incorporation round! All based on one diabolical secret ingredient provided by chairman YOSH SHARTIN. 3 random judges will score poems based off taste, presentation and use of said secret ingredient. The pan grease if gonna fly!
ASHLEY TUCKER returns for a fifth time (pictured) to do the visual arts! We’re getting used to the inside, but hoping for at least another warmer opportunity to go back out! EMILEE‘s been killing the snack game lately, kicking that fall flavor like a field goal! HOUSE BAND RUCKUS will get a break during the featured hip-hop sets, but will still be there for you!!! We hope you all hang in there with us as we transition back inside (working out sound, seating, space issues). Let’s get cozy as the temp get’s lower! NICK & I have been booking fall features like demons! YOSH & MIKEY get no kicks from champagne! It’s decorative gourd season mother-huggers! That ish is gonna look so f’n festive!