Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sets by a couple of visiting spoken-word artists with award-winning track records highlight tomorrow's Eargasm Open Mic series.
The three-year-old series, which recently moved to The Hill House Kaufman Center, features Breeze "I Life This" The Poet and Roscoe Burnems, both based in Virginia.
Breeze holds a host of titles from 2012 and 2013, including the King of South Slam Champion (both years) and 2013 Skinny Bully Grand Slam Champion. He was also a finalist at the 2013 LEAF Slam.
Burnems has been part of several top slam teams, including third-place finishes at Southern Fried Regional Slam, in 2009 and 2014. In 2014, he was one-fifth of The DC Beltway Slam Team when it won the National Poetry Slam Championship.
Eargasm, organized by longtime local spoken-word force Leslie "Ezra" Smith, also typically boasts a talented audience, making for good open-mic sets as well.
And they sell gourmet cupcakes, by Tishla Jones of Deliciously Devine.
The Hill House is at 1825 Centre Ave. The cover is just $5.
Open-mic signup starts at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m.
For more information, call 412-613-0448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org