Thursday night’s swinging round and it’s that time of the month again for Wordplay’s so-hip-it-hurts spoken word line-up at the new Dan O’Connell venue in Carlton. This week, organiser Geoff Lemon tells it:
Coming all the way from Chicago, Nikki Patin has the whole bag of tricks. Having won slam upon slam, and featured in HBO’s Def Poetry Jam TV series, hers is spoken word with hip-hop flow and the smoothest soul-singing interludes. She has power and style and grace in equal measures. At Babble yesterday she blew the crowd away. Come and see her repeat the dose.
A relative newcomer, Alex was a huge hit when he featured last year. We exist only to give the crowd what they demand. Alex’s incredible moustache is still in place, and he and I may even be dusting off our duet piece for your edification.
There’s nothing this woman can’t do. The daughter of a mermaid and a lighthouse keeper, she’s constantly torn between sea and shore. But on occasions when she comes onto land, we sometimes catch her for a few quick minutes. Award-winning, soul-stirring, beautiful.
The tiny muscle-bound gentlemen we all know and love, the only Wordplay feature to have literally made someone laugh until they threw up, and the man who single-handedly destroyed political correctness. Bring a Samurai.
That’s Wordplay at the Dan O’Connell, back bar.
Thursday April 9th, 8:00 pm for an 8:30 start.
Corner of Canning and Princes Streets, Carlton (between Lygon and Nicholson).
Entry by donation