11th February 2014 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

Guest Poet: Tourettes

Tourettes – My Mother Says I’m Talented from Eddy Fifield on Vimeo.

I make rap music for the broken-hearted and poetry for illiterates. My main influences are books, films, sandwiches and love songs. Everything in my life revolves around words. This passion has lead me around the world, seen me win poetry slams and MC battles, release four critically acclaimed albums, play support for people I once idolized and have writing published in everything from Vice magazine to New Zealand Literary journal, Landfall. My work is a celebration of the absurd beauty of 21st century capitalism. Poems and rap songs, odes to idealism, gallows humor, working class pride and the cancer of convenience. I’m currently working on my first novel and numerous other harebrained schemes to get the voices out of my head and into yours.”

“Great album of involving songs, this is my early pick of the year”
Kerry Buchanan – Real Groove

“Tourettes is one of New Zealands’ most exciting musical entities.”
Scott Nicolson- Under the Radar

“Who Said You Can’t Dance To Misery? is posturing and powerful but without the faux bravado of most hip-hop”
Scott Kara- NZ Herald

Website – http://www.filthyandbeautiful.net/
Bandcamp – http://tourettesone.bandcamp.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tourettes/109438153900
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Tourettesone

Guest Musician: Fever Swing, Gypsy Jazz/Latin Band

Open Mic, all welcome to read/perform
Koha entry
MC: Rachael
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