Monday May 27th! Award Winning CLIFF NOTEZ from Boston! Plus! Iron Poet Qualifier!

FEATURED ARTIST: Boston, Massachusetts native, CLIFF NOTEZ is a musician, filmmaker, photographer, writer, and producer who has worked with Harvard University, MIT, Blavity, Allston Pudding, HubWeek, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston University, RAW Art Works, and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. He is the founder and co-owner of the media collective and production company HipStory in Boston and currently a professor at Berklee College of Music helping to design the first Hip-Hop BA program. In 2018, Cliff Notez won a Boston Music Award for “Best New Artist.” Cliff received his M.A. in Digital Media in 2016 from Northeastern University and his B.A. in Music & Psychology from Wheaton College. Cliff created his first band, The ValidDictorians in 2011, with which he self-produced and recorded 5 records to date, allowing him to tour the east coast and establish himself as a notable Boston emcee and musician. In 2017, he debuted his first narrative short film, Vitiligo which was accepted to 12 film festivals, a finalist, and winner of best short, including the March on Washington Film Festival, where he was honored alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates. Most recently, he released his first solo album, ‘When the Sidewalk Ends’ [available on Spotify & Apple Music] which explores themes of racism, oppression, black mental health, and identity.

BONUS RUCKUS: Iron Poet Qualifier – we’re gonna need two competitors to compete for a chance to dethrone the champ next month! Reach out to us if interested, or come to the show prepared to create three poetic concoctions in our long running game! ZEN CROSBY @radcouch will be our guest visual artist! More snacks, more live house band, open mic and (hopefully) outdoor patio fun on this holiday Monday!

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